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The 2018 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) programme is right around the corner, and Merit Medical is looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon on 22–25 September.

We’re thrilled to announce a number of educational events we’ll be hosting during this time at booth #49 as well as at our Merit Education Experience Centre. Featuring three hands-on sessions organized by CIRSE (Tumour Ablation/Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Vertebral Augmentation, Embolisation/Particulate Agents) and a number of product launches, attendees will have the opportunity to experience what places Merit’s people, products, programmes, and services at a high level of excellence.

Keep an eye out for the following exciting products and activities:


Product Launches

  • Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter

This versatile balloon catheter is ideal for abdominal and thoracic EVAR procedures. In addition to reliable AAA & TAA stent graft modeling and expansion, the Q50® PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter is ideal for temporary occlusion of large vessels.  .

  • Osseoflex® SB Steerable and Straight Balloons

The Osseoflex® SB family of inflatable bone tamps for vertebral augmentation or kyphoplasty includes both steerable and straight balloons. The steerable and straight 10G SB balloons are available in 2mL and 4mL balloon sizes.


Meet the Experts

The following expert presentations will be held at the Merit Education Experience Centre. Available spots are limited. Please register here or at booth #49.

Clinic to Treatment — Day Case Fibroid Embolisation

Moderator: M. Little (Reading/UK)

Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 September at 14:45–15:45


SwiftNINJA®: A Newly Developed Steerable Microcatheter for Challenging Selective Vascular Catheterisation

Moderators: F. Deprez (Namur/BE), N. Ptochis (Athens/GR)

Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 September at 16:00–17:00  | Monday, 24 September at 16:30–17:30


STAR™ Tumour Ablation System in Treatment of Metastatic Spine Disease

Moderator: G. Anselmetti (Milan/IT)

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 September at 09:30–10:30 | Monday, 24 September at 15:30–16:15


Neuro Thinks Radial

Moderators: R. Barranco (Barcelona/ES), D. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA)

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 September at 11:00–12:00 | Monday, 24 September at 12:00–12:50


Bone Biopsy: Choose Your Path

Moderator: J. D. Laredo (Paris/France)

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 September at 12:00–13:00  | 13:30–14:30 | and 16:15–17:15


Left Distal Transradial Access for HepaSphere™ Drug-Eluting Microspheres TACE

Moderator: D. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA)

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 September at 12:30–13:00 |Monday, 24 September at 09:15–09:45 – In-booth presentations


Don’t Go Left™ An Overview of the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System to enable catheter placement in patients with occluded upper central veins.

Moderator: G. Sengölge (Vienna/AT)

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 September at 14:30–15:30 | Monday, 24 September at 9.45–10.45


ThinkPAE™ . Rationale, evidence and techniques for Prostate Artery Embolisation.

Moderator: M. Sapoval (Paris/FR)

Dates & Times: Monday, 24 September at 11:00–12:00 |Tuesday, 25 September at 11:00–12:00


Why did I choose the Radial Approach? Insights from My Practice.

Moderator: D. Klass (Vancouver, BC/CA)

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 25 September at 13:00–14:30


ReSolve CirQ™: Nephrostomy comes full circle.

Moderator: W.Loan (Belfast/UK)

Monday 17:30-18:00; Tuesday 09:00 – 09:30


Products and Demonstrations Available at the Merit Booth (#49)

Attendees can visit the Merit booth to learn about physician training programmes and products for prostate artery embolisation, radial and left distal radial approach, interventional spine, dialysis, drainage, soft tissue biopsy, bone biopsy, and more.

The following demonstration models will be available:

  • Vascular Flow Model

A vascular flow model will be available for demonstration of the SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter, Merit Pursue™ Microcatheters, and the True Form™ Reshapable Guide Wire.

  • The Surfacer® Inside-Out® Demo Model

A Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Learning Centre System will be available to demonstrate catheter placement in patients with occluded upper central veins.

  • ThinkBiopsy™

We’re providing open workshop time that will offer hands-on practice with soft tissue and bone biopsy devices and models. Available every day.

To participate in the many valuable product experiences and procedural activities we’re offering, be sure to stop by booth #49 and the Merit Education Experience Centre. See you in Lisbon!

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