Sixth Annual International NSVI Vasectomy Ski Seminar
January 27-31, 2020; Frisco, Colorado

The Sixth Annual International NSVI Vasectomy Ski Seminar drew a huge crowd of 17 vasectomist participants from 5 countries, and 2 Members of the World Vasectomy Day staff. Many doubled as faculty and audience, exchanging data and ideas on a wide range of topics pertaining to the social and technical aspects of vasectomy. While these exchanges were scattered throughout each day on ski lifts, hiking trails, and Frisco's delightful Main Street, the formal didactic sessions took place on select evenings, usually following fine food and wine consumed in the  A8 condo or one of Frisco's many pubs and restaurants. This year was a very family-oriented meeting. We had 5 boys ages 12, 8, 8, 6, and 4; and 3 girls age 13, 8, and 2.5; and one miniature poodle age 3.
 
Standing back row: Jonathan Stack (World Vasectomy Day, NYC), John Curington (Tampa), Alison and Nat Sheehan (Brisbane), Robert Kulik (Warsaw, Poland), Laura Christie, Nick Demediuk (Melbourne), Kevin Christie (Frederickton, NB), Chirag Patel (Sacramento), Susanne Johnston (wine educator), Karl Shelly, assistant wine educator, Doug Stein (Tampa).
Standing front row: Eloisa Gonzalez-Gonzalez (Mexico City), the Guarin family: Liliana, Esgar, Manuela, Gabriella (Newton, IA), Michelle Shelly (Goshen, IN), Lauryn and Lucas Shelly.
Seated on sofa: Paul, Renee Johannensen (West Windsor, VT), Dedra Smith (World Vasectomy Day, Fruita, CO), Maryann Stein, Henry Demediuk, Melanie Savard-Cote (St. Eustache, QC), Paul Evans (Plymouth, UK), Quinn and Danielle Zola, Nate Zola and Carla, Ginger.
Seated on floor: Sarah and George Demediuk (Melbourne), JB Abano (Seattle), Kenji and Tim Zola (Olympia, WA), Sarah Miller (Brookline, MA).

Here are the TOPICS that were covered in depth (see Program):
Evaluation of the vasectomy candidate: age, childless men, prior surgery, hydroceles, hernias, medications
Anesthesia techniques
Vasectomy techniques
Post-vasectomy syncope
Post-vasectomy semen analysis
Complications: hematomas, infections, PVPS, and management of failure
Office-based vasectomy reversal ... and many more

1. There was a special evening of German beer and sausages at Ein Prosit, and
2. The International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge.

Now some additional photos, starting with the evening academic sessions:













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