VISAR 2019
November 14-15, 2019
Vienna, Austria

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Dear Colleagues and Friends!

Time is flying quickly and it is a great pleasure to welcome you again to Vienna for the 13th Vienna Interdisciplinary Symposium on Aortic Repair (VISAR). International experts from different medical specialties will provide state-of-the-art educational lectures and discuss the management of complications in the treatment of aortic diseases.  Due to the excellent feedback, we will continue and expand our hands-on session during the entire course. As the medical field, not only in Europe, is going through challenging times with regards to political and economic issues, we’ve decided to dedicate some of our sessions to these interesting themes.

This year, we have also decided to implement the program “Bring your resident(s) with you“.
Each resident that accompanies you, will get a 50 % reduction on the registration fee.

VISAR 2019 will focus mainly on 4 different topics:


The Future of Aortic Disease – Political Aspects, Economic Aspects, Labor Aspects  (EU, USA, Australia, Asia), Educational Aspects


Aortic Arch – Endovascular has come of age, but is it up to challenge open surgery, and where


Guidelines – Experience – Intuition – What matters in the Operating Theater?


Thoracoabdominal aorta belongs in specialized centers – but what qualifies a specialized center?

Over the course of VISAR 2019, you’ll be informed about newest findings and knowledge related to aortic diseases, exchange with your peers and learn from international experts! Take the opportunity to actively participate in the debates & discussions and get educated by attending some of the small group hands-on sessions!

The program once again consists on a well-balanced mixture of hands-on training sessions on different topics related to aortic therapy as well as case presentations and state-of-the-art lectures on complication management. The hands-on training sessions include wet-lab training as well as workshops dedicated to perioperative patient care like spinal fluid catheter, for example. The main sessions are organized around “key-note cases” and provide multidisciplinary pro-and con debates on the highest level of experience to provide highest possible practical value for the attendees.


We are looking forward to seeing you in November in Vienna for VISAR 2019!

VISAR 2019 Organising Committee

Marek Ehrlich MD
Günther Laufer MD

Dept. Cardiac Surgery
Univ. of Vienna 

Martin Funovics MD
Christian Loewe MD

Dept. Interv. Radiology
Univ. of Vienna

Christoph Neumayer MD

Dept. Vascular Surgery
Univ. of Vienna

Jürgen Falkensammer MD
Afshin Assadian MD

Dept. Vascualr Surgery
Wilhelminenspital Vienna


VISAR 2019
Vienna Interdisciplinary
Symposium on Aortic Repair


Ritz Carlton
Schubertring 5-7
1010 Vienna, Austria


November 14-15, 2019

Scientific Programme

During the two days of VISAR you will be informed about newest findings and knowledge about aortic diseases, exchange experiences with your peers and learn from international experts.



Regular registration fees are offered to fully trained medical specialists.


Reduced resident registration fees are offered to doctors in training.


Reduced registration fees are offered to medical students and health professionals (radiotechnologists, nurses, etc.)


Vienna offers a wide range of hotel accommodation.
Hotels in walking distance:
Book your hotel HERE via

1. The Ritz-Carlton same as congress venue
2. Hotel am Schubertring, Schubertring 11 1 min walking distance
3. Grand Ferdinand, Schubertring 10-12 3 min walking distance
4. InterContinental Vienna, Johannesgasse 28 4 min walking distance
5. Hotel Imperial, Kärnter Ring 16 4 min walking distance
6. Vienna Marriott Hotel, Parkring 12A 4 min walking distance
7. Schlosshotel Roemischer Kaiser, Annagasse 16 6 min walking distance


We would like to thank our industry partners for their valuable support.


Contact Details VISAR Office

Address: Am Gestade 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 5334064-909

Contact Details Congress  Venue

Address: Ritz Carlton, Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 31188