General Session


6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Registration (Tahoma Lobby)
7:35 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees (Tahoma 1-2 & Tahoma 3)
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Welcome Reception and Visit Exhibits (Tahoma 4-5)

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

All scientific sessions will take place in Tahoma Room 1-2, unless otherwise noted below.

6:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.   Registration (Tahoma Lobby)
7:00 a.m.   Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits (Tahoma 4-5)
7:00 a.m.   Resident Competition: Suturing (Tahoma 4-5)
7:55 a.m.   Welcoming Remarks   Dr. Singh
    Session I: Aortic – Modern Management   Moderators: Drs. Schanzer and Starnes
8:00 a.m.   The Preference for Open vs Endovascular Repair of AAA (PROVE-AAA) Trial: Focusing on the Patient’s Preference for the Type of Repair   Dr. Goodney
8:10 a.m.   Can Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT’s) for AAAs be Misleading?   Dr. Forbes
8:20 a.m.   Iliac Branch Grafts (IBD): What is the Best Way to Utilize this Device?   Dr. D. Schneider
8:30 a.m.   Symptomatic AAAs: How Do These Patients Do in the Long-term?   Dr. Chandra
    Debate: Rematch About Proximal Seal    
8:40 a.m.   Now that Endoanchors Are Approved to Treat Short Necks, We Have a Durable Solution to the Problem   Dr. Deaton
8:45 a.m.   Not So Fast! FEVAR is Still the Answer to the Issue with Short Necks and Liberalizing the Use of Current Infrarenal Grafts for This Issue Will Lead to More Problems   Dr. Starnes
8:50 a.m.   Re-Intervention After FEVAR: Are We Seeing the Same Problems and How Do We Intervene?   Dr. Schanzer
9:00 a.m.   Re-Interventions After TEVAR: How Often Does It Occur and What Are Procedures Most Commonly Utilized to Treat These Issues   Dr. Fairman
9:10 a.m.   Recent Outcomes of the Conformable Stent Grafts for Acute Complicated and Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissection?   Dr. Fu
9:20 a.m.   The Thoracic Branch Endografts: What is the Role and Expectations of This Graft?   Dr. Conrad
9:30 a.m.   Update on Automated Software to Simplify FEVAR: Have We Finally Found the “Easy” Button for Planning?   Dr. Starnes
9:40 a.m.   Fenestrated Endografts for Arch Pathologies: Experience from China   Dr. H. Zhang
9:50 a.m.   Panel Discussion and Audience Questions   Drs. Chandra, Conrad, Deaton, Fairman, Forbes, Fu, Goodney, Schanzer, D. Schneider, Singh and H. Zhang
10:00 a.m.   Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits (Tahoma 4-5)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Nursing (Tahoma 3)   Moderators: Ms. Allen and Dr. Quiroga
    Session II: Lower Extremity   Moderators: Drs. Abularrage and Singh
10:30 a.m.   Overview of Emerging Endovascular Treatments for Femoropopliteal Disease: Percutaneous Bypass, Tacks and Adventitial Drug Delivery   Dr. Armstrong
10:40 a.m.   Which Stent is Best for Various Femoropopliteal Pathology?   Dr. DeRubertis
10:50 a.m.   Why is the Tack Device a Better Option Than Stents for Infrageniculate Arteries?   Dr. Rundback
11:00 a.m.   Do the Current Results of Drug Coated Balloons and Drug-Eluting Stents Warrant the Use of These Modalities as the Primary Modality of Therapy in the SFA?   Dr. P. Schneider
11:10 a.m.   Laser Atherectomy for Lower Extremity Occlusive Disease: Has This Technology Improved and Are the Results Showing ?   Dr. Laird
11:20 a.m.   Treating In-Stent Restenosis with the Brachytherapy: Does It Actually Work?   Dr. Menard
11:30 a.m.   Is Infrainguinal Bypass a Dying Procedure? What Do Contemporary Outcomes Tell Us?   Dr. Robinson
11:40 a.m.   Outcomes of Patients with CLI in a Large Urban Safety Net Hospital: What Are the Results in This Setting?   Dr. Rowe
11:50 a.m.   BEST- CLI Trial Update   Dr. Farber
12:00 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Audience Questions    
12:15 p.m.   Lunch and Visit Exhibits (Tahoma 4-5)
12:15 p.m.   Resident Competition: EVAR Planning (Tahoma 4-5)
    Session III: Venous   Moderators: Drs. Meissner and Shortell
1:15 p.m.   How Do the ATTRACT and CAVENT Trials Change the Role of Thrombolytic Therapy in the Treatment of Acute DVT?   Dr. Rigberg
    Debate: Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERT)    
1:25 p.m.   Early Intervention Should Be the Standard Every Hospital Strives For!   Dr. Muck
1:35 p.m.   Not So Fast! Early Intervention is a House of Cards   Dr. Meissner
1:45 p.m.   Non-Thermal Options for Saphenous Ablation: What is Their Role in the Venous Armamentarium and When Should I Consider Them?   Dr. Garland
1:55 p.m.   History is Flawed: A New Paradigm for Understanding Abdominal and Pelvic Venous Disorders   Dr. Meissner
2:05 p.m.   Iliac Venous Obstruction: What Have We Learned About Stent Failure?   Dr. Marston
2:15 p.m.   The Failing Venous Stent: Underlying Causes and How to Identify and Treat Them   Dr. Jayaraj
2:25 p.m.   Contemporary Evaluation and Management of Venous Malformations   Dr. Shortell
2:35 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Audience Questions   Drs. Garland, Jayaraj, Marston, Muck and Rollo
2:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.   Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care (Tahoma 3)   Moderator: Dr. Fiorito
    Session IV: Physician Practice   Moderators: Drs. Matteson and Roddy
2:45 p.m.   The Value of a Vascular Surgeon at Your Hospital: Is Our Specialty Underappreciated?   Dr. Weaver
2:55 p.m.   Narcotic Prescribing and Monitoring in Vascular Surgery Patients: How Can We Stop the Abuse?   Dr. Brooke
3:05 p.m.   Plavix and Dual Antiplatelet Medication at the Time of Surgery: Should These Medications be Held?   Dr. Stone
3:15 p.m.   How Do We Use a Frailty Index to Optimize Results for Our Patients?   Dr. Abularrage
3:25 p.m.   Optimizing Physician Documentation Will Improve Revenue, Profiling and Quality Metrics   Dr. Aiello
3:35 p.m.   How to Save Your Neck and Back and Prolong Your Career: Vascular Surgeon Ergonomics   Dr. Davis
3:45 p.m.   Vascular Coding Update   Dr. Roddy
3:55 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Audience Questions   Drs. Abularrage, Aiello, Brooke, Davis, Stone and Weaver
4:05 p.m.   Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits (Tahoma 4-5)
4:05 p.m.   Resident Competition: “The $10,000 Pyramid” (Tahoma 4-5)
4:35 p.m. - 6:05 p.m.   Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Ultrasound (Tahoma 3)   Moderators: Dr. Shalhub and Ms. Zaccardi
    Session V: Technique   Moderators: Drs. Arthurs and Schanzer
4:35 p.m.   Iliac Branch Grafts: Tips and Techniques   Dr. Dawson
4:45 p.m.   Transcervical Carotid Stenting (TCAR): How I Do It   Dr. Rollo
4:55 p.m.   Advances in Vascular Imaging: What is Coming Next?   Dr. Jazaeri
5:05 p.m.   Femoral Vein Transposition for Dialysis Access: How I Do It   Dr. Farber
5:15 p.m.   Endovascular Mesenteric Arterial Reconstruction: Tips and Techniques   Dr. Zhang
5:25 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Audience Questions   Drs. Dawson, Farber, Jazaeri, Rollo and Zhang
    Session VI: Case Presentation Series  

Moderators: Drs. Arthurs and Sweet

Panel: Drs. Menard, Rigberg, Rundback and D. Schneider

5:35 p.m.   Case 1   Dr. Gilbertson
5:45 p.m.   Case 2   Dr. Nathan
5:55 p.m.   Case 3   Dr. Nevidomskyte
6:05 p.m.   Case 4   TBD
6:15 p.m.   Case 5   TBD
6:25 p.m.   Closing Keynote Lecture   Dr. P. Schneider
6:35 p.m.   Adjourn    
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Closing Dinner and Resident Competition Award Presentation (Crystal Ballroom in the Washington Athletic Club)