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September 04 - 05, 2019
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In memory to Sajio SUMIDA, MD; D Sci; Ph D

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Dear Colleagues,

We are honored, proud and pleased to invite you to the 20th World Congress of the International Society of Cryosurgery (ISC2019) which will be held in Haifa, Israel.

The field of cryosurgery is achieving increasing interest around the world due to new scientific data and therapeutic devices and modalities. We would like to invite you to take part in this cutting edge exciting meeting in which science and technology will be integrated. You will have the opportunity to acquire new ideas and discover Haifa and Israel, who is known as the Start-Up Nation. In Israel several innovative Cryosurgical technologies have been developed and launched, which have changed the field of cryosurgery around the world.

This congress will combine valuable high level scientific presentations accompanied with great social activities.

The meeting will be held in Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, described by some as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’. There are a number of great things to do in Haifa including the Baha'i Gardens, the German Colony, sunny and sandy sea-shore as well as a number of top museums and academic institutions. The city is also known across Israel for its mixed population of Jews and Arabs who peacefully live together, which creates several amazing fusions of Arabic and Jewish cultures that are seen at and around the city.

We look forward to welcome you at the 20th World Congress of the International Society of Cryosurgery and to witness the strengthening effect of science combined with an unforgettable social gathering.

"Ice for Life"

See you in Haifa,

Prof. Yaron Har-Shai, MD

Hello from Haifa

Prof. Dr. Masashi Watanabe and Prof. Yaron Har-Shai in Haifa, Israel, February 2019

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum sponsorship

Preliminary Program


08:00 - 09:00


Nikolai N. Korpan, Masashi Watanabe


Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:10


Ofer Nativ, Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen



13:00 - 14:00


Eisuke Fukuma





Ido Braslavsky, Haruo Isoda


A Welcome Toast

16:30 - 17:30

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:20 Prof. Peretz Lavie - President of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:20 Masashi Watanabe, Japan

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:30 Yaron Har-Shai, Israel

A Black & White 16mm Film Produced By Dr. Irving S. Cooper

09:20 - 09:35 Masashi Watanabe, Japan

In Memoriam. 2nd Anniversary of Sajio Sumida’s Death

09:35 - 09:50 Nikolai N. Korpan, Austria

Cryosurgery Evolution - My Personal View

09:50 - 10:10 Shaike Schatzberger, Israel

Cryoablation: An Emergent Combinatorial Therapy

10:10 - 10:40 John G. Baust, USA

Salvage Treatment in Prostate Cancer

11:10 - 11:30 Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen, Norway

Cryotherapy for Small Renal Mass: Update 2019

11:30 - 11:45 Ofer Nativ, Israel

Safety, Feasibility and Oncologic Efficacy of Treatment for Small Renal Masses Using an Innovative Liquid Nitrogen-Based Cryogenic Device

11:45 - 11:55 Sagi Shprits, Israel

Survival in Patients with Primary Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated with Sunitinib with or without Cryoablation

11:55 - 12:05 Ding-Wei Ye, China

Panel: Cryotherapy for Kidney and Prostate Cancer: Case Presentation

12:05 - 13:00 Chairman: Amnon Zisman, Israel, Panel: David Margel, Robert Sachner (radiologist), Ofer Nativ, Truls Erik Johansen

Nonsurgical Cryoablation for Small Breast Cancer - 12 Years Result

14:00 - 14:15 Eisuke Fukuma, Japan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other Imaging Modalities before and after Breast Cryosurgery

14:15 - 14:25 Youichi Machida, Japan

ICE3 Trial- Cryoablation of Low Risk Early Stage Breast Cancer- An Initial Overview

14:25 - 14:35 Richard E. Fine, Japan

Freezing the Airways

14:35 - 14:55 Sonia Scheer, Israel

Endobronchial Cryoextraction for the Treatment of Malignant Airway Tumors

14:55 - 15:05 Wang Hongwu, China

Cryosurgery and Radioactive Iodine Seeds Implantation for the Treatment of Aggressive Thymoma

15:05 - 15:15 Feng Mu, China

Clinical Investigation of CT Guided Cryoablation Treatment for Invading Chest Wall or Pleural Tumors

15:15 - 15:25 Meng Wang, China

Cryoablation for T1NOMO Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer using Liquid Nitrogen

15:25 - 15:35 Hiroaki Nomori, Japan

3-D Design and Target Control of Cryotherapy Combined with TACE in NSCLC

15:35 - 15:45 Luo lingfei, China

Sapphire Crystal Cryoapplicators Enabling Control of Cryosurgery Based on Light-Tissue Interaction

15:45 - 15:55 Irina A. Shikunova, Russia

Percutaneous Tumor Ablation: Cryoablation Facilitates Targeting of Free Epirubicin–Ethanol–Ioversol Solution Interstitially Coinjected in a Rabbit Vx2 Tumor Model

15:55 - 16:05 Xiaofeng He, China

The Dresden Cryo Competence Center in Life Sciences - Developments and Investigations in Cryobiology and Cryomedicine

16:05 - 16:15 René Kretschmer, Germany

Cryotherapy Significance in Decreasing of Catarrhal Morbidity Among Children

16:15 - 16:25 Lyubov Palchikova, Russia


08:00 - 09:00

Computation in the Service of Cryosurgery: Simulations, Planning, and Training

09:00 - 09:30 Yoed Rabin, USA


Evgeny Solomonov, Kecheng Xu


Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:10


Juana Elida Mauro



Oleksiy I. Dronov



13:00 - 14:00


Yehuda Kollender



Christos C. Zouboulis




Gala Dinner


Pick up from the hotel at 18:40

Large Hepatocellular Carcinomas: Treatment with Transarterial Chemoembolization Alone or in Combination with Percutaneous Cryoablation

09:30 - 09:40 Jiaping Li, China

MR Fluoroscopy with Free-Hand Techinique Guided Cryoablation of 37 HCC on Hepatic Dome Using 1.0-T Open High-Field Scanner

09:40 - 09:50 Li Chengli, China

Modern Treatment of Liver Alveococcosis Using Cryodestruction

09:50 - 10:00 Dmitry A. Ionkin, Russia

Combination of Liver Resection with Methods of Local Thermal Destruction in the Treatment of Metastases of Colorectal Cancer in the Liver

10:00 - 10:10 Dmitry A. Ionkin, Russia

Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Argon-Helium Cryoablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Abutting the Diaphragm

10:10 - 10:20 Du Duanming, China

Comparative Analysis of Local Ablative Methods Efficiency in Complex Treatment of Patients with Malignant Hepatic Lesions

10:20 - 10:30 Ye.s. Kozachuk, Ukraine

Cryosurgery for Local Control of Vulvar Cancer

11:10 - 11:25 Juana Elida Mauro, Argentina

Cryosurgery for the Treatment of High Grade Intraepitelial Lesions of the Female Genital Tract

11:25 - 11:40 Juana Elida Mauro, Argentina

Cryoablation in Future: An Abscopal Effect

11:40 - 11:50 Ke-cheng Xu, China

The Abscopal Effect of Cryoablation Causing Change in Approaches to Oligometastaic Disease

11:50 - 12:00 Israel Barken, USA

Multi Discipline Approach in Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor

12:00 - 12:10 Sutedja Barlian, Indonesia

Tips and Experience of Imaging Guided Cryoablation for Tumors

12:10 - 12:20 Yueyong Xiao, China

Percutaneous Cryoablation Combined with Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

12:20 - 12:30 Lizhi Niu, China

Cryoablation in Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer with Vascular Invasion

12:30 - 12:40 S.V. Zemskov, Ukraine

Cryodestruction of Pancreatic Metastases

12:40 - 12:50 Dmitry A. Ionkin, Russia

In Situ Cryosurgery Assisted 3D Modelling Planning and Navigation By O Arm of Desmoid Tumor - Preliminary Results

14:00 - 14:10 Ortal Segal, Israel

The Efficacy of CT-Guided Cryoablation for Bone Metastasis from HCC

14:10 - 14:20 Yuan Chunwang, China

The Clinical Analysis of Argon-Helium Cryoablation for Recurrent Soft Tissue Sarcoma

14:20 - 14:30 Zhigang Zhou, China

Percutaneous Cryoablation of Mortons Neuroma: A Review of Technical Details and Initial Evaluation of the First Fifty Cases

14:30 - 14:40 Andrew Williams, United Kingdom

Cryosurgery of Keloids: Which Technique for what kind of Lesion

14:40 - 15:00 Christos C. Zouboulis, Germany

Cryotherapy in the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

15:00 - 15:10 Claes D. Enk, Israel

Treatment of Actinic Keratosis: A Comparison of Cryotherapy to Other Available Treatments

15:10 - 15:20 Baruch Kaplan, Israel

A Novel Experimental Model for Studying Efficacy and Safety of Cryosurgery in Keloids

15:20 - 15:30 Viktor A. Zouboulis, Germany

Intralesional Cryosurgery for Keloid Scars: UK Experience

15:30 - 15:40 C.P. O’Boyle, United Kingdom

Clinical Specificity in Cryobiopsy of Atypical Pigment Tumors and Skin Melanoma

15:40 - 15:50 Juozas Prusinskas, Lithuania

Intralesional Excision Combined with Intralesional Cryosurgery for the Treatment of Oversized and Therapy-Resistant Keloids of the Neck and Ears

15:50 - 16:00 Lior Har-Shai, Israel

Biocryoimmunology: Impact of Cytology

16:00 - 16:20 Nikolai N. Korpan, Austria

Prospective View of Cryosurgery

16:20 - 16:30 Masashi Watanabe, Japan


International Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Nikolai Korpan, Honorary President of the ISC, Vienna, Austria

Prof. Dr. Kecheng Xu, Honorary President of the ISC, Guangzhou, China

Prof. Dr. Masashi Watanabe, Current President of the ISC, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Dr. Haruo Isoda, Past President of the ISC, Nagoya, JapanProf. Dr. Rimants Benetis, Kaunas, Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Alexei V. Chzhao, Moscow, Russia

Prof. Dr. Ollexii I. Dronov, Kyiv, Ukraine

Dr. Gloria Graham, USA

Dr. Patrick Le Pivert, USA

Dr. Juana Elida Mauro, Buenos-Aires, Argentina

Prof. Dr. Yoed Rabin, USA

Prof. Dr. Tadashi Shimizu, Sapporo, Japan

Dr. Tze Min Wan, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Yueyong Xiao, Beijing, China

Prof. Dr. Christos C. Zouboulis, Dessau, Germany

Scientific Comittee

Prof. Yaron Har-Shai, Israel - Chairman

Prof. Yochai Adir, Israel

Prof. Reuven Bergman, Israel

Prof. Ido Braslavsky Israel

Dr. Gregory Golovchiner, Israel

Prof. Gershon Grossman, Israel

Prof. Yehuda Kolander, Israel

Prof. Ofer Nativ, Israel

Dr. Evgeny Solomonov, Israel

Prof. Amnon Zisman, Israel

Congress Venue

The  20th World Congress of International Society of Cryosurgery will be held at the Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa, Israel.

The lively “Capital of the North”, Haifa is Israel’s third largest city and by far one of its most exciting.

While a visit in the spring or summer is an excellent opportunity to go for a swim or lounge on one of its beautiful beaches, Haifa is brimming with things to do and see all year round.

Haifa’s fantastic location at the slopes of the impressive Mount Carmel (an attraction in itself) has earned the city the nickname “the San Francisco of Israel”, and living up to this reputation it is awash with stunning beaches, fascinating sights, buzzing nightlife and an edgy music scene.

The Dan Carmel Hotel is located on Mt. Carmel and overlooking the beautiful Bay of Haifa. 

The Dan Carmel's recently refurbished rooms and suites are all designed with classic and elegant tones, complete with modern accessories and luxurious comforts.

General Information

The official language of the congress is English.

All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country.

For participants from most countries, a visa for Israel is not required; Participants are requested to consult the Israeli Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Important note for tourists continuing from Israel on to Arab countries (except Egypt and Jordan): It is recommended that you request that an Israeli stamp does not appear on your passport. You must notify the clerk of your request before your documents are stamped.

The Congress Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official national currency. All the major credit cards are accepted in Israel in places displaying the emblem at the entrance.

The weather in Haifa is warm and sunny.

The congress dress code is business-casual.

Ben Gurion International Airport is served by many daily direct flights from most destinations. The International airport is 20-30 minutes from the city of Tel Aviv.


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