The Academy.


Dear colleagues and friends,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to be part of BEC 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria!
The international congress is facilitated by the World Federation for Interventional Stroke Treatment (WIST), THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ENDOVASCULAR SPECIALISTS (ISEVS) and Bulgarian Society of Interventional Cardiology (Bulsic) with the aim to provide information and training guidance to interventionists from all fields specializing in acute stroke intervention.

DATE: September 30 – October 01, 2023 | VENUE: Hilton Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria

Our international conference will offer a full two-day program on acute stroke interventions,
carotid stenting, endovascular interventions and much more. Our e-poster sessions will also give
attendees and faculty the chance to share their most interesting cases and abstracts. The meeting
is designed for interventionists from all fields specializing in acute stroke intervention, vascular
medicine, interventional cardiology, and stroke physicians, anesthetists and anyone involved in
endovascular peripheral and stroke management, pre- and postprocedural care.

We hope to see you all in Sofia!

Best regards,
| Prof. Ivo Petrov, MD, PhD | Prof. Vassil Chervenkov, MD, PhD | Prof. Vassil Velchev, MD, PhD | Course Directors, BEC 2022
| Dr. Zoran Stankov  | Dr. Nadelin Nikolov | Presidents of Bulgarian Society of Endovascular Therapy


  • Interactive case¬based discussions
  • Chance to discuss your abstracts
  • Keynote lectures from experts
  • Presentation of the latest clinical trials
  • Simulator training opportunities
  • MedTech and ArPharm accreditation
  • Live/recorded cases
  • Showcase of the newest guidelines


  • Acute stroke & carotid stenting sessions
  • Carotid stenting
  • Carotid stenting: recorded case examples
  • Acute stroke treatment: where we currently are
  • Acute stroke treatment: management
  • Acute stroke treatment: imaging
  • Thrombectomy: the future
  • Endovascular sessions
  • Endovascular treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Below-the-knee interventions
  • Tips and tricks
  • Venous and pulmonary artery interventions
  • Endovascular interventions for type A and B aortic dissections
  • Endovascular treatment of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms


  • Share and discuss the most interesting abstract and cases in an informal setting
  • E-posters
  • Training, simulator sesssions and other complimentary activities TBC
  • Opening session
  • Planning sessions for future WIST centers
  • Training, simulator sessions and other complimentary activities TBC