PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees

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 cardiovascular 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, June 14, 2018, the day prior to PNEC.
 

PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees Scholarship Includes:

  • Registration to PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees on Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Registration to PNEC on Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Two nights hotel accommodations at the Paramount Hotel Seattle
  • Economy airfare and ground transportation expense not to exceed $600 USD, reimbursed after the meeting

 

Program Goals

  • Present the cardiovascular trainees (vascular fellow, CT fellow, PGY-5 and PGY-4 integrated vascular residents) with a forum in which to learn advanced endovascular techniques for the management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), aortic dissection, traumatic aortic transection and ruptured AAA (rAAA) from world-class experts in the field.
  • Give the cardiovascular trainees the opportunity to attend PNEC, the premier endovascular meeting in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Provide cardiovascular trainees with an opportunity to have focused training in the use of endovascular techniques for the management of PAD, aortic dissection, traumatic aortic transection and rAAA using the most advanced endovascular simulators available.

 

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the indications for intervention in both acute and chronic type B aortic dissection.
  • Use thoracic endovascular grafts to manage and treat both acute and chronic type B dissection.
  • Plan and use thoracic endografts to manage blunt thoracic aortic transection.
  • Use abdominal endovascular grafts for the management of ruptured AAA.
  • Use intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to manage aortic dissection and traumatic aortic transection.
  • Understand both open and endovascular treatment options for the management of PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in the femoropopliteal segment.
  • Describe techniques for treatment of CTO lesions including the use of atherectomy, laser and reentry devices.
  • Describe current data regarding the use of drug-coated balloon (DCB).
  • Identify and describe imaging modalities used in the management of CLI.

 

The PNEC Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees is open to fellows in the following categories:

  • Senior Cardiothoracic Fellows
  • Senior Peripheral Intervention Fellows
  • Senior Vascular Fellows
  • PGY-5 Integrated Vascular Resident

 

PNEC Simulation Summit Program

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast  
7:30 a.m. Introduction and Overview  Dr. Tran
     
7:35 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Modern Management of PAD and CLI  Moderator: Dr. Singh
7:35 a.m. Endovascular Treatment versus Open Surgical Bypass – What is the “Best” Revascularization Option? Dr. Farber
7:45 a.m. Atherectomy: Laser and Mechanical Devices and Incorporating These Modalities in Practice Dr. Armstrong
7:55 a.m. Drug- Coated Balloons (DCBs): Mechanism of Action and Current Results Dr. Singh
8:05 a.m. Stent Selection for Peripheral Procedures – Drug Eluting, Standard Nitinol or Woven Nitinol? Dr. Chandra
8:15 a.m. Approach to Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia Dr. Zhang
8:25 a.m. Percutaneous Mechanical Thrombectomy Techniques and Options Dr. Muck
8:35 a.m. How to Create an Inventory for Peripheral Interventions Dr. Garland
8:45 a.m. From Crossing a Chronic Total Occlusion to Treatment: How I Do It Step by Step Dr. Arthurs
8:55 a.m. Panel Discussion  
     
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Venous Wounds  Moderator: Dr. Dillavou
9:15 a.m. Setting Up a Venous Practice – What Are the Essential Requirements and What Are the Tips to be Successful? Dr. Dillavou
9:25 a.m. Iliocaval Venous Stenting – How I Do It Dr. DeRubertis
9:35 a.m. Sclerotherapy and Treating Telangectasias – What You Need to Know Dr. Dillavou
9:45 a.m. I Am the New Guy and Do Veins and Wounds…I Guess? Tips on Starting Out in Wound Care Dr. Marston
9:55 a.m. RFA, EVLT and Nonthermal Therapy for Superficial Venous Reflux – How to Choose? Dr. Arthurs
10:05 a.m. Panel Discussion  
     
10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break  
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Hands-On Endovascular Simulation  
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hands-On Endovascular Simulation  
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break  
     
12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Practice Management Session Moderator: Dr. Nathan 
12:30 p.m. Finding the “Perfect Job” If It Exists – My Experience and Lessons I Learned Dr. Nathan
12:40 p.m. Clinical Trials and Grant Applications – Tips on Obtaining Funding for Research Dr. Menard
12:50 p.m. Billing and Coding in Practice – What Do I Need to Know and What are My Resources? Dr. Roddy
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion  
     
1:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Management of Aortic Pathologies  Moderator: Dr. Starnes
1:10 p.m. Endovascular Management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection – When to Intervene Dr. Schanzer
1:20 p.m. Endovascular Management of Chronic Type B Aortic Dissections – When to Intervene Dr. Starnes
1:30 p.m. Management of Branch Vessel Occlusions and Lower Extremity Ischemia Associated With Aortic Dissection Dr. Singh
1:40 p.m. Optimal Medical Management of Type B Dissections – What is It and Have There Been Any Advances in This Modality? Dr. Rollo
1:50 p.m. When and How to Incorporate Adjunctive Proximal Sealing Technology Such As Endoanchors Dr. Jim
2:00 p.m. How I Do It Step by Step: EVAR for rAAA Dr. Quiroga
2:10 p.m. How I Do It Step by Step: TEVAR for Traumatic Aortic Dissection Dr. Tran
2:20 p.m. How I Do It Step by Step: FEVAR Dr. Starnes
2:30 p.m. How I Do It: Cervical Debranching Techniques Dr. Gasper
2:40 p.m. Panel Discussion  
     
2:50 p.m. Refreshment Break  
3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Hands-On Simulator  
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hands-On Simulator  
5:00 p.m. Course Conclusion and Evaluation  
5:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception With the Exhibitors