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2017 Program Agenda

General Session

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 5:05 p.m. PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees
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5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception With the Exhibitors  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors  
7:00 a.m. Resident Competition: Suturing  
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Nursing
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Moderators: Ms. Allen and Dr. Quiroga
8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Dr. Singh
  Session I: Aortic – Modern Management Moderators: Drs. Schanzer and Starnes
8:10 a.m. EVAS – How Does This Impact EVAR Therapy? Dr. Lane
8:20 a.m. Outside the IFU=Failure! Can We Test Any of the Anatomic Boundaries and Expect a Durable Outcome? Dr. Schanzer
8:30 a.m. Defining a Hostile Neck: When Should We be Offering FEVAR? Dr. Eagleton
8:40 a.m. How to Determine Tolerance for Branch Vessel Coverage Dr. Chandra
  Debate: Proximal Seal: Is Longer Better?  
8:50 a.m. Absolutely! Why 40mm Should be the New Standard! Dr. Starnes
9:00 a.m. Not Necessarily! 15mm Has Worked So Why Change It? Dr. Deaton
9:10 a.m. Is TEVAR a Durable Solution for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms? Results of the Valor Registry Dr. Conrad
9:20 a.m. Branch Graft Aortic Reconstruction in Patients With Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Is This the Technique of Choice in Patients With Connective Tissue Disorders? Dr. Glebova
9:30 a.m. Survival After TEVAR: We Know It Works Well in the Short-term for All Pathologies; How About Long-term Survival? Dr. Wanhainen
9:40 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions  
9:50 a.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors  
  Session II: Lower Extremity Moderators: Drs. Menard and Singh
10:20 a.m. The SVS WIFI Classification: Does it Predict Amputation in Diabetic Patients Dr. Abularrage
10:30 a.m. The Next Generation of Stents for the Lower Extremity: What Is On the Horizon? Dr. DeRubertis
10:40 a.m. DCB’s Are Here to Stay: What Do We Know About Their Performance Thus Far? Dr. Schneider
10:50 a.m. Balloon Expandable Covered Stents for Iliac Artery Lesions: Do the Results of the ICARUS Trial Justify Its Use and Cost? Dr. Laird
11:00 a.m. How Do We Medically Optimize the Patient With CLI? Dr. Armstrong
11:10 a.m. What Are the Hindlimb Ischemia Models Telling Us About the Collateral Pathway in the Lower Extremity? Dr. Tang
11:20 a.m. How the BEST-CLI Trial Changed My Practice and My Approach to Patients With CLI at USC Dr. Rowe
11:30 a.m. Status of the BEST-CLI Trial and What We Have Learned So Far and Why We Need to Continue to Enroll Patients Dr. Farber
11:40 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions  
Noon Lunch with Exhibitors  
Noon Resident Competition: EVAR Planning  
  Session III: Venous Moderators: Drs. Meissner and Shortell
1:00 p.m. The Management of Superficial Venous Reflux: Which Option When? Dr. Gibson
1:10 p.m. Abdominal-Pelvic Venous Disease: Patterns of Reflux and Obstruction Dr. Gibson
1:20 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of the Nutcracker Syndrome Dr. Shortell
1:30 p.m. Complex Iliocaval Recanalization Dr. Marston
1:40 p.m. The Ideal Venous Stent and Early Results from the Venous Stent Trials Dr. Marston
1:50 p.m. Complex IVC Filter Retrieval Dr. DeRubertis
2:00 p.m. Perforator Interruption: When Is it Appropriate and Therapeutic Options Dr. Rigberg
2:10 p.m. How Do I Get My Vein Practice IAC Accredited and Does This Add Value? Dr. Dillavou
2:20 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions  
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Ultrasound
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Moderators: Ms. Skjonsberg, Ms. Zaccardi and Dr. Zierler
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care
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Moderator: Dr. Fiorito
  Session IV: Physician Practice Moderators: Drs. Matteson and Roddy
2:30 p.m. Trends in Use and Cost of AAA Repair: Is Increasingly Complex EVAR Sustainable? Dr. Goodney
2:40 p.m. Consequences of the Evolution of the Vascular Surgery Resident Training Paradigm Dr. Stone
2:50 p.m. Coding and Legislative Update Dr. Roddy
3:00 p.m. Collection and Use of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures in Vascular Surgery Dr. Brooke
3:10 p.m. Vascular Surgeons in Leadership Roles in the Business of Medicine Dr. Cook
3:20 p.m. Robotic-assisted Vascular Surgery: Is This Technology Useful and Feasible for Our Procedures? Dr. Recht
3:30 p.m. Optimizing the Vascular Lab: What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Currently Available Database Packages? Dr. Dawson
3:40 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions  
3:50 p.m. Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors  
3:50 p.m. Resident Competition: “The $10,000 Pyramid”  
  Session V: Technique Moderators: Drs. Arthurs and Shalhub
4:20 p.m. Distal Bypass From Start to Finish: How to Make This a Successful and Expeditious Procedure Dr. Akbari
4:30 p.m. Retroperitoneal Exposure From Start to Finish: How to Teach Trainees This Technique for Aneurysmal and Occlusive Disease of the Aorta Dr. Darling
4:40 p.m. An Approach to Middle Aortic Syndrome: How I Do It Dr. Pevec
4:50 p.m. My Approach to Treating AVMs Dr. Srivastava
5:00 p.m. Physician Modified Endograft Techniques: A Number of Grafts Can Be Modified Safely and This is How I Do It Dr. Starnes
5:10 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions  
5:20 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Session VI: Case Presentation Series Moderators: Drs. Arthurs and Sweet
5:20 p.m. Case Presentation Dr. Genut
5:45 p.m. Case Presentation Dr. Aranson
6:10 p.m. Closing Talk Dr. Schneider
6:20 p.m. Adjourn  
6:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closing Dinner and Resident Competition Award Presentation