Thank you for making this edition a success!

We would like to warmly thank each one of you, speakers, sponsors and delegates,
for your participation, trust and support.
We are proud to have been able to organize this edition in face-to-face in this covid period.

This year the congress it’s:
over 200 registrations
60 speakers
15 recorded presentations
11 sponsors
1 industry workshop

Stéphan Haulon & Tara Mastracci

Stéphan Haulon, Timothy Resch, Eric Verhoeven


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Relive this edition of Critical Issues in Paris.
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Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting has, for almost a quarter century, delivered an annual benchmark of the latest technology and controversies for aortic interventionalists around the world.  This year’s programme is no different.  At a time of unprecedented change and global uncertainty, Critical Issues will bring together the experts in the field to debate, discuss and display the latest and greatest trends.

A unique addition to the programme this year is the ‘Coolest Case’ sessions – where we will learn from some of the most experienced aortic interventionalists about their near-misses, proudest moments, and most creative saves.  These sessions will be clinical vignettes of difficult cases from some of the world’s busiest aortic centres.  If we learn from shared experience, these sessions alone will improve global outcomes!

The new technology on the programme also spans the entire length of the aorta – from proximal devices to new methods to treat infrarenal endoleaks.  We’re building on the experience this forum has heard from in the past to learn new and more innovative techniques to treat our patients.  And the open discussion at the end of each session will be sure to hold these new technologies up to a crucible of scrutiny, so they can evolve and become better before we incorporate them into our daily practice.

Most importantly, however, is the unprecedented access that our colleagues around the world will have to join us for discussion and debate, even if the pandemic makes it hard for them to travel.  We look forward to seeing you in Paris!  – please participate and share your experience with the world!

Program Directors

Stephan Haulon & Tara Mastracci

Critical Issues Steering Committee

Stéphan Haulon, Timothy Resch, Eric Verhoeven

Criticial Issues 2021 is compliant with the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice

CI – Critical Issues is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology for 10 CME credits