The AAFITN 2023 (Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology) event took place today, marking a significant milestone as it returned to Hong Kong after a hiatus of 21 years. The conference, which brings together experts and professionals in the field of neurointervention, was eagerly anticipated by attendees from across Asia and Australasia.
With five years having passed since the last meeting in 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was highly anticipated and attracted a diverse range of participants. The conference featured a wide array of topics presented by esteemed speakers, encompassing the history of neurointervention as well as showcasing interesting cases from different countries. The presentations and discussions provided valuable insights and fostered collaboration among the attendees, enabling the exchange of knowledge and advancements in the field.
In addition to the intellectually stimulating program, the event also offered a delightful culinary experience. Attendees were treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch and dinner at the luxurious Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel. The meals provided a perfect opportunity for networking and socializing, allowing participants to build connections and strengthen professional relationships.
Moreover, traditional Chinese lion dance and Sichuan face-changing opera incorporate cultural elements into the event, recognizing the significance of promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation among the diverse group of participants.
In the coming two days, we will anticipate more insightful presentations, engaging discussions, and further networking opportunities to expand our knowledge and professional connections.
Day 2 of the AAFITN 2023 conference was filled with exciting highlights and valuable insights for attendees. There were sponsored sessions by MicroVention, Balt, and Medtronic. These sessions provided a platform for these companies to showcase their latest advancements in the field of interventional neuroradiology.
One of the key workshops of the day focused on relevant devices, with a special emphasis on the Woven EndoBridge (WEB). This workshop provided an in-depth understanding of the device's design, deployment techniques, and clinical outcomes. Participants had the opportunity to interact with experts in the field and gain hands-on experience with the device.
Another notable feature of Day 2 was the variable cases on the treatment of arteriovenous fistulas. These cases presented a wide range of challenging scenarios, allowing attendees to witness different treatment approaches and techniques. Leading experts in the field shared their expertise and discussed the nuances of each case, fostering informative discussions and knowledge exchange among the participants.
As the attendees wrap up an eventful Day 2 of the AAFITN 2023 conference, there is an air of anticipation for the upcoming and final day of the event. The last day promises to be equally engaging, with a lineup of thought-provoking sessions and interactive discussions.
The last day of the AAFITN 2023 marked the culmination of a successful and enlightening event. The conference continued its tradition of bringing together experts from different countries to share their experiences in tackling challenging neurointervention cases. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from the best in the field, gaining valuable insights and knowledge that would shape their future practice.
The day concluded with a grand closing ceremony, where esteemed speakers took the stage to reflect on the event and express their The president of the HKSITN delivered a heartfelt speech, expressing our honor and pride in hosting the AAFITN 2023 Congress in Hong Kong. The president highlighted the city's commitment to advancing the field of neurointervention and the invaluable connections and collaborations that had been forged during the event. Congress presidents of the upcoming AAFITN 2025 Bangkok and WFTIN 2024 New York Congresses shared their excitement and anticipation for the future of interventional neuroradiology, emphasizing the progressive nature of the field and the importance of continued collaboration and knowledge exchange.
After the group picture taking at the end of closing ceremony, participants departed with a renewed sense of inspiration and a commitment to applying the shared knowledge to improve patient care. The Congress has not only fostered professional growth but also strengthened the bonds among neurointerventionalists, paving the way for further collaboration in the field.