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
SESSION 1 - UROLOGY – PROSTATE, BLADDER,
SESSION 2 - BREAST
SESSION 3 - THORACIC BRONCHIAL, LUNG
SESSION 4 - EXPERIMENTAL CRYOSURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, IMAGING AND NEW DEVICES
A Black & White 16mm Film Produced By Dr. Irving S. Cooper
In Memoriam. 2nd Anniversary of Sajio Sumida’s Death
Cryosurgery Evolution - My Personal View
Cryoablation: An Emergent Combinatorial Therapy
Salvage Treatment in Prostate Cancer
Cryotherapy for Small Renal Mass: Update 2019
Safety, Feasibility and Oncologic Efficacy of Treatment for Small Renal Masses Using an Innovative Liquid Nitrogen-Based Cryogenic Device
Survival Benefits of CT-Guided Thermal Ablation in Adrenal Oligometastases from Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Cryoablation for Renal Tumors: Experience from Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
Survival in Patients with Primary Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated with Sunitinib with or without Cryoablation
Prognostic Value of Hmgb1 in Locally High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Primary Cryoablation Therapy
3-D Design and Target Control of Cryotherapy Combined with TACE in NSCLC
Cryotherapy for Kidney and Prostate Cancer: Case Presentation
Ultrasonography Guided Nonsurgical Cryoablation for Small Breast Cancer
MRI Findings after Cryoablation of Primary Breast Cancer without Surgical Resection
ICE3 Trial- Cryoablation of Low Risk Early Stage Breast Cancer- An Initial Overview
Argon-Helium Cryoablation on Progress Stage Breast Cancer
Freezing the Airways
Endobronchial Cryoextraction for the Treatment of Malignant Airway Tumors
Cryosurgery and Radioactive Iodine Seeds Implantation for the Treatment of Aggressive Thymoma
Clinical Investigation of CT Guided Cryoablation Treatment for Invading Chest Wall or Pleural Tumors
Percutaneous Cryoablation of Lung tumors using Liquid Nitrogen Based Ice device- Safety and Initial Outcomes
Computation Tools in the Service of Cryosurgery Training and Education
Sapphire Crystal Cryoapplicators Enabling Control of Cryosurgery Based on Light-Tissue Interaction
Percutaneous Tumor Ablation: Cryoablation Facilitates Targeting of Free Epirubicin–Ethanol–Ioversol Solution Interstitially Coinjected in a Rabbit Vx2 Tumor Model
The Dresden Cryo Competence Center in Life Sciences - Developments and Investigations in Cryobiology and Cryomedicine
Cryotherapy Significance in Decreasing of Catarrhal Morbidity Among Children
Theoretical Studies of Cryodestruction Molecular-Cell Mechanism
A Palm-Sized Cryoprobe System with a Built-In Thermocouple and Its Potential Application for Epilepsy Treatment
Computation in the Service of Cryosurgery: Simulations, Planning, and Training
SESSION 5 - LIVER
SESSION 6 - CANCER
SESSION 7 - PANCREAS
SESSION 8 - ORTHOPEDIC ONCOLOGY - BONE TUMORS
SESSION 9 - DERMATOLOGY, ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL TUMORS
SESSION 10 - CLOSING SESSION - THE FUTURE OF CRYOSURGERY
Large Hepatocellular Carcinomas: Treatment with Transarterial Chemoembolization Alone or in Combination with Percutaneous Cryoablation
MR Fluoroscopy with Free-Hand Techinique Guided Cryoablation of 37 HCC on Hepatic Dome Using 1.0-T Open High-Field Scanner
Major Complications of CT-Guided Percutaneous Argeon-Helium Cryoablation in the Treatment of Malignant Liver Tumors: Analysis of 324 Consecutive Cases
Modern Treatment of Liver Alveococcosis Using Cryodestruction
CT-Guided Percutaneous Cryoablation for Palliative Therapy of Gastric Cancer Liver Metastases
Combination of Liver Resection with Methods of Local Thermal Destruction in the Treatment of Metastases of Colorectal Cancer in the Liver
Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Argon-Helium Cryoablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Abutting the Diaphragm
Comparative Analysis of Local Ablative Methods Efficiency in Complex Treatment of Patients with Malignant Hepatic Lesions
Cryosurgery on Liver Margin after Resection Colorectal Liver Metastases
Cryosurgery for Local Control of Vulvar Cancer
Cryosurgery for the Treatment of High Grade Intraepitelial Lesions of the Female Genital Tract
Cancer Cryosurgery: Today and Tomorrow Based on Experiences of 10,000 Cases in a Single Hospital
The Abscopal Effect of Cryoablation Causing Change in Approaches to Oligometastaic Disease
Percutaneous Cryoablation for Tumor: Experience in 800 Cases
Multi Discipline Approach in Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor
Tips and Experience of Imaging Guided Cryoablation for Tumors
Intraoperative Cryo-Assisted Sire-Specific Therapies in the Era of Tumor Containment Startegies: Consider Timing First
Cryoablation in Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer with Vascular Invasion
Cryosurgical Method in the Treatment of Diseases of the Pancreas
Cryodestruction of Pancreatic Metastases
Intraoperative Cryoablation Therapy (IOCT) Used in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Local Cryotherapy as an Alternative Treatment of Pancreatic Necrosis
In Situ Cryosurgery Assisted 3D Modelling Planning and Navigation By O Arm of Desmoid Tumor - Preliminary Results
Clinical Application of Cryoablation Assisted Surgery on Giant Cell Tumor
The Efficacy of CT-Guided Cryoablation for Bone Metastasis from HCC
Cryosurgery in Operations for Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Argon-Helium Cryotherapy Combined with Tumor Interstitial Control Cancer Method Clinical Study on the Treatment of Giant Solid Tumors
The Clinical Analysis of Argon-Helium Cryoablation for Recurrent Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Percutaneous Cryoablation of Mortons Neuroma: A Review of Technical Details and Initial Evaluation of the First Fifty Cases
Cryosurgery of Keloids: Which Technique for what kind of Lesion
Cryotherapy in the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Treatment of Actinic Keratosis: A Comparison of Cryotherapy to Other Available Treatments
A Novel Experimental Model for Studying Efficacy and Safety of Cryosurgery in Keloids
Intralesional Cryosurgery for Keloid Scars: UK Experience
Cryocarboxy Surgery: A New Armamentarium in the Treatment of Congenital Melanocytic Nevi of the Face
Clinical Specificity in Cryobiopsy of Atypical Pigment Tumors and Skin Melanoma
Cryoablation in the Treatment of Oral and Maxillofacial Tumors
Long-Term Survived Oral Mucosal Melanomas: Cryosurgery of Oral Mucosal Malignant Melanoma
Intralesional Excision Combined with Intralesional Cryosurgery for the Treatment of Oversized and Therapy-Resistant Keloids of the Neck and Ears
Factors Affecting the Use of Cryotherapy for Keloids: Abuja Study
Biocryoimmunology: Impact of Cytology
Prospective View of Cryosurgery
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
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
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.
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.
LIABILITY & INSURANCE
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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