|Viet Nam will host for the first time a congress of the Asian Australian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology from March 25 to 28 in central Da Nang City.— Photo benhhoc
HCM CITY (VNS)— Viet Nam will host for the first time a congress of the Asian Australian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology from March 25 to 28 in central Da Nang City.
Around 300 Vietnamese delegates and 200 from other countries and territories in Asia and Australia, the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland will compare notes on difficult interventional neuroradiology cases at the biennial event.
Acute ischemic stroke, venous thrombosis stroke, endovascular treatment aneurysms, intracranial stenosis, flow diverter, carotid artery stenting, traumatic vascular diseases, spine and spinal vascular intervention, brain arteriovenous malformations, and multimodality treatment will be some of the topics discussed.
The Vietnam Society of Interventional Radiology is a young organisation, established only in 2010, Prof Pham Minh Thong, president of the Viet Nam Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, said.
"In a short period, the society has achieved strong development with success in many fields, particularly therapeutic neurointervention," he said.
There are more than 1,500 cases of interventional neurora-diology in the country every year, including 500 cases of intracranial aneurysms, 500-600 cases of carotid cavernous fistula, and 350-400 cases of arteriovenous malformations, he said.
The scientific congress is a good opportunity for doctors in various fields to share experiences and best practices with their international peers, he added.
The conference will be organised by the society in coordination with the HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. — VNS