2019 Scientific Program

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:35 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception and Visit Exhibits
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Resident Competition: Suturing


Friday, May 24, 2019

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. Industry Morning Session (Non-CME)
7:00 a.m. Abstract Poster Presentations
7:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Niten Singh, MD

Session I: Aortic – Modern Management

Moderators: Andres Schanzer, MD and Benjamin Starnes, MD
8:00 a.m. Fenestrated EVAR (FEVAR) is the Best Treatment for Juxtarenal Aneurysms but There are Limitations Tom Forbes, MD
8:10 a.m. Where Are We Headed with FEVAR? Are We Better at Adopting This Technology Now? Andres Schanzer, MD
8:20 a.m. We Had to Learn How to Plan for EVAR and Planning for FEVAR is Not That Hard: Tips for Success Benjamin Starnes, MD
8:30 a.m. Large Diameter Aneurysms Do Not Do As Well, And It Is All About The Seal Venita Chandra, MD
8:40 a.m. EVAR Technology: Engineering And Historical Perspectives. Have We Made Significant Progress? David Deaton, MD
8:45 a.m. Iliac Branch Device: Should We Now Be Adopting This Modality For All Anatomically Eligible Patients? Darren Schneider, MD
8:50 a.m. Endoanchors In Your Practice: When Should This Technology Be Utilized? Jeffrey Jim, MD
9:00 a.m. Recognizing Genetically Triggered Aortopathy In Your Practice And The Implications It May Have Sherene Shalhub, MD
9:10 a.m. Utilizing TEVAR to Convert TAAA to a More Manageable Situation: How I Do It. Mark Conrad, MD
9:20 a.m. What Are The Characteristics of TAAA Patients That Make Endovascular Options More Formidable? Matthew Sweet, MD
9:30 a.m. Risk Scores for Ruptured AAA: Are They Practical? Matt Mell, MD
9:40 a.m. Implications Of The European NICE Guidelines On Aortic Practice Anders Wanhainen, MD
9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions


10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Nursing Moderators:

Session II: Lower Extremity

Moderators: Chris Abularrage, MD and Niten Singh, MD
10:30 a.m. Emerging Technology: So Much Is Available, How Do You Incorporate It In Your Practice And With Cost Constraints? Ehrin Armstrong, MD
10:40 a.m. Tibial Artery Interventions: What Is On The Horizon? John Rundback, MD
10:50 a.m. What Is The Best Predictor of Wound Healing? Angiosomes, WIFI Classification, Etc. Chris Abularrage, MD
11:00 a.m. 5-year Results of Drug-coated Balloon Angioplasty Remain Favorable. Where Do We Go From here And Are We Achieving the “Leave Nothing Behind” Philosophy? John Laird, MD
11:10 a.m. Are We Reaching The End for Femoral to Above the Knee Bypass with Drug-coated Technology and Retrograde Access? Peter Schneider, MD
11:20 a.m. Current Status of Endovascular Options for Acute Limb Ischemia: Are we Reaching a Point Where it Should be the First Option? Patrick Muck, MD
11:30 a.m. Bioresorbable Stents: Is This A Technology Worth Further Investigation in the Lower Extremity? Brian DeRubertis, MD
11:40 a.m. Medical Management of PAD: What Do You Need To Know? Matthew Menard, MD
11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Visit Exhibits
12:00 p.m. Resident Competition: EVAR Planning
12:15 p.m. Industry Lunch Session (Non-CME)

Session III: Venous

Moderators: Mark Meissner, MD and Cynthia Shortell, MD
1:15 p.m. Current Status of New Venous Stents: What is On the Horizon? Bill Marston, MD
1:25 p.m. Can a DVT be Cleared in a Single Session With the Current Devices Available? Patrick Muck, MD
1:35 p.m. ECMO in the Treatment of PE: Does it Work and What do We Need to Know? Sandeep Guliani, MD
1:45 p.m. Debate: Pelvic Venous Disorders – Nutcracker Syndrome: My Technique and Why it Works Cynthia Shortell, MD
1:55 p.m. Debate: Nutcracker Syndrome: I Do it Differently and I Believe My Technique is Better! Mark Meissner, MD
2:05 p.m. Anticoagulation After Venous Interventions for May-Thurner: What is the Optimal Method? David Rigberg, MD
2:15 p.m. Imaging the Pelvic Venous System: Tips and Tricks that Make a Difference! Mark Meissner, MD
2:25 p.m. Superficial Venous Ablation: How to be Efficient With the Current Technology Available John Rollo, MD
2:35 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
2:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care Moderators:

Session IV: Physician Practice

Moderators: Ben Brooke, MD and Brian Matteson, MD
2:45 p.m. Implementing the WIfI Scoring System In Your Practice: It Will Improve Your Ability To Care For Patients With CLI William Robinson, MD
2:55 p.m. What is the Actual Cost of Treating Patients With PAD? Phil Goodney MD
3:05 p.m. Cognitive Effects After Carotid Intervention: Can Patients Actually Have Improved Function? Wei Zhou, MD
3:15 p.m. Stress Testing on Our Patients: What Does the Data Say? David Stone, MD
3:25 p.m. Update on Coding/Legislation Francesco Aiello, MD
3:35 p.m. Clinical Decision Making in Vascular Surgery When Caring for Frail and Vulnerable Adults: Is it Ethical to Not Offer Them an Operation?


Ben Brooke, MD
3:45 p.m. One or Two Stage Basilic Vein Transpositions: What Does The Data Say? Kevin Tan, MD
3:55 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
4:05 p.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
4:35 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Ultrasound



Session V: Technical Pearls and Debate

Moderators: Andres Schanzer, MD and Cynthia Shortell, MD
4:35 p.m. My Technique for CLI – Distal Bypass Vince Rowe, MD
4:45 p.m. My Technique For CLI – Multiple Tibial Vessel Revascularization Venita Chandra, MD
4:55 p.m. Popliteal Aneurysm Repair: We Need to Transition to Endovascular Repair Patrick Muck, MD
5:05 p.m. Not So Fast: Endovascular Repair Has a Long Way to Go to Replicate the Open Results! Peter Rossi, MD
5:15 p.m. How I Fix a Juxtarenal Aneurysm: Retroperitoneal Approach Clem Darling, MD
5:25 p.m. How I Fix a Juxtarenal Aneurysm: FEVAR Benjamin Starnes, MD
5:35 p.m. Resident Competition: “The $10,000 Pyramid”
6:15 p.m. Closing Talk Peter Schneider, MD
6:25 p.m. Adjourn
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closing Dinner and Resident Competition Award Presentation

Friday, May 24, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Vascular Nursing Moderators: Ms. Allen-Kline and Dr. Quiroga
10:30 a.m. Vascular Ultrasound: What to Order and Why Jodi Wise, RRT
10:45 a.m. Medically Optimizing the Vascular Patient Edie Shen, MD
11:00 a.m. Women and Vascular Disease Elina Quiroga, MD
11:15 a.m. Swollen Leg: How to Triage a Common Clinic Sarah Whitehead, MN, ARNP
11:30 a.m. Limb Preservation Mark Goetcheus, CWCN, RN
11:45 a.m. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Treatment Brenda Allen-Kline, ARNP
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, May 24, 2019

2:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care Moderator: Joseph Fiorito, DPM
2:35 p.m. Current Consensus: Efficacy of HBO and Diabetic Foot Ulcers Nilufer Norsworthy, MD
2:45 p.m. A Life in the Practice of Limb Preservation: Key Essentials to Success Charles Andersen, MD
2:55 p.m. Limb Preservation: Ways to Incorporate Clinical Research into Your Practice William Marston, MD
3:05 p.m. Toe Be or Not Toe Be: A 5-year Perspective on Efficacy of Toe Amputations vs. Transmetarsal Amputations Joseph Fiorito, DPM
3:15 p.m. Now or Later? How to Decide on the Urgency of Surgery in a High-Risk Limb Sara Mahmood, DPM
3:25 p.m. Keeping the Fire and the Power of an LPS Team Robert McLafferty, MD
3:35 p.m. The Benefits of Rehabilitation Medicine as Part of a Functional Limb Preservation Team Janna Friedly, MD


3:45 p.m. Functional Bracing and/or Prosthetic Options in Minor Foot Amputations Edward Strachan
3:55 p.m. Key Components to Establishing a Successful Inpatient Wound Care Team Mark Goetcheus, RN, CWCN

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The PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees offers the opportunity of focused training and certification in the use of endovascular techniques for the management of aortic dissection and rAAA. The Summit provides senior cardiovascular trainees a forum to learn advanced endovascular techniques for the management of aortic dissection and ruptured AAA (rAAA). It also allows the senior trainees the opportunity to attend PNEC, the premier endovascular meeting in the Pacific Northwest. The PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees will be held at the Conference Convention Center at Convention Place on Thursday, May 23, 2019, the day prior to PNEC.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration

Room: Tahoma Lobby

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Room: Tahoma Lobby

7:35 a.m. Introduction and Overview Drs. Singh and Tran

Modern Management of PAD and CLI

Moderators: Drs. Chandra and Malka
7:40 a.m. Endovascular Treatment versus Open Surgical Bypass: What is the “Best” Revascularization Option? Dr. Menard
7:45 a.m. Atherectomy: Laser and Mechanical Devices and Incorporating These Modalities in Practice Dr. Armstrong
7:50 a.m. Drug-Coated Balloons (DCBs): Mechanism of Action and Current Results Dr. Singh
7:55 a.m. Stent Selection for Peripheral Procedures: Drug Eluting, Standard Nitinol or Woven Nitinol? Dr. Chandra
8:00 a.m. Percutaneous Mechanical Thrombectomy Techniques and Options Dr. Muck
8:05 a.m. Panel Discussion Drs. Armstrong, Chandra, Menard, Muck and Singh
8:15 a.m. Case Reviews: What Would You Do? Moderators: Drs. Chandra and Malka

Venous and Wounds

Moderators: Drs. Marston and Recht
9:00 a.m. Setting Up a Venous Practice: What Are the Essential Requirements and What Are the Tips to Be Successful? Dr. Marston
9:05 a.m. Iliocaval Venous Stenting: How I Do It Dr. Rollo
9:10 a.m. Sclerotherapy and Treating Telangiectasias: What You Need to Know Dr. Muck
9:15 a.m. I Am the New Guy and Do Veins and Wounds…I Guess? Tips on Starting Out in Wound Care Dr. McLafferty
9:20 a.m. RFA, EVLT and Nonthermal Therapy for Superficial Venous Reflux: How to Choose? Dr. Recht
9:25 a.m. Panel Discussion Drs. Marston, McLafferty, Muck, Recht and Rollo
9:35 a.m. Case Reviews: What Would You Do? Moderator: Dr. Marston
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. Hands-On Rotation: Endovascular Simulation

Room: Tahoma 3

All Faculty
11:45 a.m. Lunch Break

Practice Management Session

Moderators: Drs. Chow and Tang
12:30 p.m. Lessons I am learning in my first year of practice Dr. Malka
12:40 p.m. Identifying Research Possibilities in Your Practice Dr. Tang
12:50 p.m. Billing and Coding in Practice: What Do I Need to Know and What Are My Resources? Dr. Aiello
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Drs. Aiello, Malka and Tang

Management of Aortic Pathologies

Moderators: Drs. Rigberg and Shalhub
1:10 p.m. Endovascular Management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection: When to Intervene Dr. Shalhub
1:15 p.m. Endovascular Management of Chronic Type B Aortic Dissections: When to Intervene Dr. Nathan
1:20 p.m. Management of Branch Vessel Occlusions and Lower Extremity Ischemia Associated With Aortic Dissection Dr. Zhang
1:25 p.m. Optimal Medical Management of Type B Dissections: What Is It and Have There Been Any Advances in This Modality? Dr. Rigberg
1:30 p.m. When and How to Incorporate Adjunctive Proximal Sealing Technology Such as Endoanchors Dr. Jim
1:35 p.m. How I Do It Step by Step: EVAR for rAAA Dr. Quiroga
1:40 p.m. How I Do It Step by Step: FEVAR Dr. Starnes
1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Drs. Jim, Nathan, Quiroga, Rigberg, Shalhub, Starnes and Zhang
2:00 p.m. Case Reviews: What Would You Do? Moderators: Drs. Jim and Malka
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. Hands-On Rotation Simulator

Room: Tahoma 3

All Faculty
4:55 p.m. Conclusion and Course Evaluation Dr. Tran
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception With the Exhibitors

Room: Tahoma 4-5