Scientific Committee

Course director

Romaric LOFFROY, Director

François-Mitterrand University Hospital,
Dijon, France

Local organization


François-Mitterand University Hospital,
Dijon, France


François-Mitterand University Hospital,
Dijon, France


François-Mitterand University Hospital,
Dijon, France

Nicolas FALVO,

François-Mitterand University Hospital,
Dijon, France


Mohammad BADRAN,

King Faisal Specialist Hospital &
Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Clare BENT,

Bournemouth, UK


La Pitié Salpétrière,
Paris, France


Ghent University Hospital,

Rafael DURAN,

Lausanne, Switzerland

Federico FONTANA,

ASST Settelaghi Circolo University Teaching Hospital Varese, Italy


Italiano Hospital,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francesco GIURAZZA,

Azienda Ospedaliera Antonio Cardarelli, Napoli, Italy


Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


North Star Vascular and Interventional Institute & University of Minnesota, USA

Anna-Maria IERARDI,

Milano Policlinic,
Milan, Italy


Henri Mondor Hospital,
Paris, France


UZ Leuven,


Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UK


Hacettepe University,
Ankara, Turkey

Claus Christian PIEPER,

University of Bonn,

Anne-Virginie SALSAC,

Compiègne Technology University, Paris, France


Georges-Pompidou European Hospital, Paris, France


Madrid Vithas Hospitals,
Madrid, Spain

Florian WOLF,

General hospital,
Vienne, Austria

Romaric Loffroy

Director François-Mitterrand University Hospital, Dijon, France
MSc, MD, PhD, FCIRSE – Head Professor, Department of Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Dr Loffroy obtained his medical degree from the University of Bourgogne/Franche-Comté, Dijon, France in 2001. He did his clinical fellowship in interventional radiology at the department of vascular and interventional radiology at the University Hospital in Dijon, France.

His clinical interests are interventional radiology, especially in embolization techniques with particular interest in gastrointestinal bleeding as well as peripheral vascular diseases. Dr Loffroy is currently doing research in improving tumor imaging quality in interventional radiology and working towards newer interventional radiology therapies for liver cancer, deep vein thrombosis and arterial diseases, as well as development of new embolic materials. Dr. Loffroy has published numerous SCI journal papers and book chapters, edited/reviewed for many academic journals, coordinated/participated in several international/national projects, served as an evaluation expert for organizations such as French Society of Radiology (SFR) and High Authority of Health (HAS). Dr Loffroy is currently the President of the French Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Imaging (SFICV), Head of the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Director of the Center of Mini-Invasive Image-Guided Therapies in Dijon.

Skills: Medicine / Angioplasty / Embolization/ Clinical Research / Interventional Radiology

Mohammad Badran

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center / KFSHRC
Department of Radiology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Consultant Radiologist, Interventional Radiologist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

I am a highly qualified, UK trained consultant general/interventional radiologist. After 8 years a consultant in the UK, this is my 12th year at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre as an Interventional. I am the Director of our Vascular Anomaly Program and was Head of Interventional Radiology for 4 years a. This is a tertiary 1500 bed hospital focused on cancer and complex diseases.

I am equipped with MBBS, FRCR, FFR FRCR/RCSI and USMLE certificates. I am a member of five national and European societies and Secretary to Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society (PAIRS). I have several publications with numerous national and international presentations. I continually update and implement new knowledge, keeping up with the latest technology.

I qualified from one of the best universities in the Middle East (University of Jordan), trained in an outstanding London radiology training programme and had two-year interventional radiology fellowship in one of the leading units in the UK.

My main focus on interest is the diagnosis and treatment of Vascular Anomalies with current cohort of 1100 patients. I regularly do complex lymphatic intervention in acquired and congenital diseases. Varicose veins is large part of my practice. I am also interested in acute and chronic DVT treatment, pelvic congestion syndrome, peripheral vascular disease and Endovascular aneurysm repair. As a group, we introduced embolization of hemorrhoids, osteoarthritis and thyroid radiofrequency ablation.

I usually perform the most demanding ultrasound/CT guided biopsies and abscess drainage with high success and low complication rate. I perfom most of emergengcy life saving often difficult, yest successful embolisation for bleeding from the GI tract or urology/oncology malignancies.

I have major contribution in treating patients with peripheral vascular/renal disease performing angiograms, fistulograms, angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, embolisation (arterial and varicocoele), renal artery stenting and occasional carotid artery stenting.

I routinely perform nephrostomies, ureteric stenting and access for PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy).

I provide regular gastrostomies, Gastointestinal and biliary stenting for beingin/malignant condtions.

Interventional Radiology

Frédéric Clarençon

Head of the Department of Interventional Radiology at Sorbonne University
Head of Interventional Neuroradiology unit at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Pr Frédéric Clarençon is the head of the Department of Interventional Radiology at Sorbonne University, and the head of Interventional Neuroradiology unit at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. He’s Professor in Radiology at Sorbonne University.

Skills: mini-invasive management of spinal and cerebral vascular malformations, endovascular management of acute ischemic strokes

Luc Defreyne

MD, PhD, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Department of Diagnostic Sciences
Professor in Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiologist at the Gent University Hospital, Belgium since 1990, specialized in oncology, bone and soft tissue IR, and embolization techniques. Since 1993, also working as an interventional neuroradiologist. PhD in 2006 on embolization of gastrointestinal bleeding. Professor since 2007 and Full Professor in IR at the Ghent University since 2018.

2007 – 2020: Professor in Interventional Radiology, Ghent University
1993 – 2020: Head of Department of Interventional radiology and Neuroradiology, Ghent University Hospital

Skills: Hepatocellular Carcinoma / Radiology / Liver Transplantation / Interventional Radiology

Rafael Duran

Rafael Duran obtained his medical degree in 2006 from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He did his radiology residency program in the University Hospital of Lausanne (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois – CHUV) and graduated with honors in 2012. After residency, he trained in Interventional Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA and did a clinical fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, followed by the fellowship in Interventional Oncology. In 2015, he returned to the CHUV as Interventional Radiologist. Since 2021, he is the head of the Vascular and Oncological Interventional Radiology unit. He is doing clinical and translational research with the focus to identify novel biomarkers of patient outcomes and to better understand biological response at the tissue and systemic levels following minimally invasive locoregional therapies. He has a basic science lab working on the immunogenic effect of cryoablation on solid tumors.

Skills: interventional oncology, intra-arterial therapies, thermal ablations

Federico Fontana

Career Highlights






Skills: Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology ; Vascular Interventional Radiology; Oncological Interventional Radiology

Francesco Giurazza

Interventional Radiologist at Cardarelli Hospital of Naples, Italy

Interventional Radiologist at Cardarelli Hospital of Naples, Italy since 2017, specialized in oncological procedures and embolization techniques.
PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2018.
Since 2023 chief of Oncological and Extravascular Interventional Radiology Unit, among the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department.

Skills: endovascular & percutaneous embolization procedures, oncological interventions.

Geert Maleux

UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium – Associate Professor, Interventional Radiology
University Hospitals Leuven

Dr. Geert Maleux graduated in 1991 as Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MD) at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. After his residency in general radiology at the University Hospitals of Leuven (1991-1996 – Prof. A. Baert), he performed a one-year fellowship in interventional radiology (CHU Rangeuil Toulouse – Prof. F. Joffre & Prof. H. Rousseau). Since 1997, he is appointed staff interventional radiologist at the University Hospitals Leuven. In 2007, Geert Maleux succesfully finished his PhD-thesis on ‘Value of new diagnostic and interventional radiological techniques to improve clinical outcome of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts’ and became associate professor in Radiology at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2008.

He is an active member of several interventional radiological societies (CIRSE, SIR and GEST) and (co-) authored more than 200 publications on different aspects in interventional radiology.

Skills: Stent-grafting of the aorta aneurysm / Oncological lever interventies / Uterine myoom-embolism

Ian McCafferty

is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist working in Birmingham
President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology

In diagnostic radiology (DR) he undertakes imaging in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. He has specialist interest in gastrointestinal, vascular and urogenital radiology with research interests in non-invasive techniques to diagnose cancer early.

In interventional radiology (IR) he specialises in a wide range of minimally invasive procedures and has specific interests in Vascular access, Tumour ablation, urological intervention, Treatment & Diagnosis of Vascular Malformations, Paediatric intervention and Vascular Embolisation.

Dr Ian McCafferty attended University College London & the Middlesex Hospital obtaining an intercalated degree in Immunology in 1986 and qualifying in Medicine in 1989. He undertook a 5yr-training program in radiology in the West Midlands Deanery scheme obtaining full Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1996. After he returned to Birmingham to take up his consultant post at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 1999. In 2001 he was appointed honorary consultant interventional radiologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

As a consultant Dr Ian McCafferty has introduced numerous new and novel techniques at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in he field of embolisation and cancer diagnosis and treatment. He is a director of the Quality and Outcomes Research Unit and has previous interventional radiology lead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Skills: Radiology / Interventional Radiology / Surgery

Bora Peynircioglu

MD, FCIRSE, Hacettepe School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkiye. Professor of Radiology

Interventional Radiologist at Hacettepe University Hospital, Ankara, since 2005, specialized in vascular and oncology IR, and embolization techniques. Clinical Fellowship at University of Michigan 2004-2005. Professor since 2014. Active fellow at CIRSE, online education committee member.

Skills: Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Arterial and Venous ınterventions, Embolization

Anne-Virginie Salsac

Researcher in fluid biomechanics
Research Director at CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research

2000: Engineering degree from ENSHMG – National School of Hydraulics and Mechanics of Grenoble (France)
2001: Master of Science, University of California, San Diego (USA)
2005: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (USA). Joint degree with École Polytechnique (France)
2007: PGCHE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education), University College London (UK)
2013: Habilitation to supervise research University of Technology of Compiègne (France)

After graduating from University of California San Diego (USA) in 2005 with a PhD in Biofluids, Anne-Virginie Salsac was recruited as Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University College London (UK). In 2007, she became Researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique). She joined the Biomechanics and Bioengineering Laboratory in Compiègne (France), where she conducts original experimental and numerical modeling of blood flows, from the microcirculation to the hemodynamics in large vessels. She focuses in particular on innovative endovascular therapeutic techniques such as bioartificial microcapsules, embolic agents and new generations of cardiovascular devices.

She is at the head of the Biological Fluid Structure Interaction research group since 2012, and is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London (England) since 2014. She was awarded various prices, including the CNRS bronze medal in 2015, Medal of the National Order of Merit in 2016 and an ERC Consolidator grant in 2018, in recognition for her pluri disciplinary work.

Current positions:
Since 2018: Director of Research at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in the Biomechanics and Bioengineering Laboratory (UMR CNRS 7338), University of Technology of Compiègne (France)
Since 2014: Visiting Professor, Institute of Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London, London (UK)

Past positions:
2007 – 2018: Researcher at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in the Biomechanics and Bioengineering Laboratory (UMR CNRS 7338), University of Technology of Compiègne (France)
2007 – 2011: Invited Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London (UK)
2006 – 2007: Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London (UK)

Skills: Biomechanical Engineering / Biomechanics / Mechanical Engineering / Microfluidic Engineering / Aneurysm / Shear Stress / Biomedical Devices / Elasticity / Asteries

Marc Sapoval

Head of Interventional Vascular and Oncology Radiology at APHP Université Paris Descartes

1997: Doctorate – Paris XI University – Paris-Sud Faculty of Medicine
1996: Diploma of Habilitation to Direct Research
1992: DEA in Medical Imaging – Paris V Universities – Paris XI
1991: Diploma of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance University – Paris-Sud Faculty of Medicine
1991: Diploma from the College of Interventional Radiology
1990: Diploma of Specialized Studies in Radiology
1986: Medical studies – Paris XI University – Kremlin Bicetre Faculty

1990 – 1997: University professor-hospital practitioner – Broussais Hospital – Cardio-Vascular Radiology Department
1986 – 1990: Internal – Paris Hospitals

Works and publications:
1997 “Peripheral arterial endoprostheses: experimental evaluation and clinical applications”. – Doctoral thesis – Paris XI University
1992 “Evaluation of an atherosclerosis model in Microporc Yucatan. Application to the study of the Omnicath atherectomy catheter” – DEA in Medical Imaging – Universities Paris V – Paris XI
1989 “Endovenous interruption of the inferior vena cava by Günther filter in the prevention of pulmonary embolism”. – Medical Thesis – Paris XI University

José Urbano Garcìa

Madrid Vithas Hospitals. Vascular & Interventional Radiology,
Ramón y Cajal University Hospital. SERVEI Past-President

Dr. José Urbano obtained his medical degree from the university of Valladolid with outstanding marks in 1989. He undertook the training program in Radiology in the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital in Madrid until 1995. Since 1996, he has been dedicated full time to vascular and interventional radiology. He obtained the PhD from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2011 and the national accreditation for university professor, ANECA, in 2017.

He worked in several university hospitals and currently is a consultant interventionalist at Ramon y Cajal tertiary academic hospital where he conducts teaching, research and clinical assistance. His clinical interests are vascular, oncology and embolisation. Focusing on embolization, the liquid embolics and the bleeding patient are his main topics. Dr Urbano has organized and directed numerous educational courses with embolics in vivo and in animal model. He has published 80 peer-reviewed papers, 18 book chapters and is the autor of 6 books. He was the President of the Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SERVEI) from 2017 to 2019.

Skills: Clinical Research/ EVAR / Angioplasty / Embolization/ liquids embolics/ Ablation/ locorregional therapies/ hepatocellular carcinoma


Academic Professor-Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels

• Working full-time as Interventional Radiologist at the Leuven Unversity Hospital, French-speaking part in Brussels, since 1991
• Specialized in thoraco-visceral, transplantation, oncology and Trauma Interventional radiology and all embolization & angioplasty techniques.
• Since 2002, also graduated as an interventional neuroradiologist
• Chief of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology section, St-Luc University Hospital, Brussels, from 2010 to 2024
• Associate Professor -Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels since 2001
• Academic Professor-Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels since 2013

Skills: Liver/kidney transplantation ; Portal Hypertension ; Hepato-biliary and spleen/pancreatic diseases ; Thoraco-abdominal vascular malformations ; IR in trauma patient ; Neurovascular disorders (cerebro-medullary & Head/neck)

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