PNEC 2024 – Scientific Agenda*

*Subject to change

Friday, May 24, 2024

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast With the Exhibitors
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Sponsored Breakfast Symposium (NON-CME)
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Sponsored Breakfast Symposium (NON-CME)
7:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Niten Singh, MD
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Session I: Aortic – Modern Management Moderators: Andres Schanzer, MD and Benjamin Starnes, MD
8:00 a.m. Evaluating Complex Aortic Programs: How Can We Effectively Judge Outcomes During a Time of Innovation? Thomas Forbes, MD
8:07 a.m. Experience With TBE for Zone 0 Arch Repair: What is the Progress and What are the Challenges? Sara Zettervall, MD
8:14 a.m. Can PMEG be Mainstream and Out of the Shadows With the FDA and is a PS-IDE Necessary? Benjamin Starnes, MD
8:21 a.m. Two Decades of Experience With F/B/EVAR: Lessons Learned Jade Hiramoto, MD
8:28 a.m. Acute Kidney Injury Following F/BEVAR is not Benign and Predicts Long Term Mortality Andres Schanzer, MD
8:35 a.m. How to Build a Complex Aortic Program from Scratch Kimberly Malka, MD
8:42 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
8:52 a.m. Global Incidence Rate of AAA is Decreasing but Global Mortality from AAA is Increasing: Unravelling this Epidemiology Paradox Philip Goodney, MD
8:59 a.m. Case Planning for IBE: These are the Steps to Make it Simple Darren Schneider, MD
9:06 a.m. An RCT of Sac Prophylactic Embolization Marc Schermerhorn, MD
9:13 a.m. Aneurysm Stabilization: Is it Possible and Expectations for the Nectero Trial Jordan Stern, MD
9:20 a.m. Genetic Aortopathies: How Can We Best Manage These Patients? Sherene Shalhub, MD
9:27 a.m. Rescue Techniques for Zone 2 TEVAR: This is My Algorithm Sukgu Han, MD
9:34 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break and Visit With the Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session II: Lower Extremity Moderators: Niten Singh, MD and John Laird, MD
10:15 a.m. Scaffolds for Tibial Disease: Results of the LIFE-BTK Trial: Promising Results and What I Expect to See in the Future Brian DeRubertis, MD
10:22 a.m. Should You Always be Using IVUS to Improve Outcomes in Tibial Interventions? Misty Humphries, MD
10:29 a.m. No More “No Option” Cases: LimFlow Indications and PROMISE Trial Results Shant Vartanian, MD
10:36 a.m. Approach to Tibial Disease: The Value of IVL Elizabeth Genovese, MD
10:43 a.m. Stents for Popliteal Artery Disease: When and How I Use Them and How I Follow Up With These Patients Chris Metzger, MD
10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
11:00 a.m. Aortoiliac Disease: What the Data Says About Which Technique We Should Use Christopher Smolock, MD
11:07 a.m. BEST-CLI and BASIL 2: Are These Trials Reflective of the Patients I See? Vincent Rowe, MD
11:14 a.m. Sifting Through the Data of the BEST-CLI and BASIL 2: How Aggressive Should We be on Revascularization Given the High Mortality of These Patients? Eric Secemsky, MD
11:21 a.m. Will a Trial Like the BEST-CLI be Conducted Again? Lessons I Have Learned from Conducting This Trial Matthew Menard, MD
11:28 a.m. The Future of CLTI Treatment Given All We Have Learned from These Trials and Recent Innovations: How Can We Provide Better Care? Michael Conte, MD
11:35 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break and Visit Exhibits
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Resident Competition – EVAR Planning
11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Sponsored Lunch Symposium (NON-CME)
11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Sponsored Lunch Symposium (NON-CME)
12:45 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Session III: Venous Moderators: Mark Meissner, MD and Cynthia Shortell, MD
12:45 p.m. Journal of Vascular Surgery Venous and Lymphatic Disorders: Update and Vision from the Editor Ruth Bush, MD
12:52 p.m. Superficial Venous Reflux and Wounds: My Approach to Treating These Patients Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
12:59 p.m. Opening a Free Standing Vein Center at an Academic Center: It is Possible! Dejah Judelson, MD
1:06 p.m. With Current Thrombectomy Devices, Is There Still a Role for Thrombolysis? My Treatment Algorithm Patrick Muck, MD
1:13 p.m. Role of Routine Post-procedural Duplex Ultrasound After Thermal Ablation of the GSV. What is the Value and Does it Lead to Unnecessary Treatment and Cost? David Dawson, MD
1:20 p.m. Ovarian Vein Embolization versus Iliac Stenting for Venous Origin Chronic Pelvic Pain? Mark Meissner, MD
1:27 p.m. Surgical Treatment of Complex or Redo Left Renal Vein Compression Cynthia Shortell, MD
1:34 p.m. Patients With Combined Reflux and Obstruction: Which Do You Treat First? Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD
1:41 p.m. Management of Recurrent Pelvic Pain After Intervention Kathleen Gibson, MD
1:48 p.m. Prosthetic Venous Valves: What is Coming Down the Pipeline? William Marston, MD
1:55 p.m. Lipedema, Lymphedema and Phlebolymphedema: How to Recognize and Treat Steven Dean, DO
2:02 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care (Click HERE for Program) Moderator: Joseph Fiorito, DPM
2:10 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Session IV: Physician Practice Moderators: David Deaton, MD and Elina Quiroga, MD
2:10 p.m. Debate: Vascular Surgery Deserves to be an Independent Board to Grow the Specialty Sean Lyden, MD
2:17 p.m. Debate: Not So! We Need to be Part of the ABS to Have Broader Influence Kellie Brown, MD
2:24 p.m. Cardiac Stress Testing Prior to Surgery: Who Needs It? David Stone, MD
2:31 p.m. Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Potential Applications in Vascular Patients Benjamin Brooke, MD
2:38 p.m. Creating a Collaborative Practice with Cardiac Surgery: How to Ensure Mutual Success Evan Brownie, MD
2:45 p.m. Coding Update Sean Roddy, MD
2:52 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
3:02 p.m. Optimizing Reimbursement Outside the Hospital Francesco Aiello, MD
3:09 p.m. OBL’s and ASC’s Provide a Necessary Venue to Treat Patients. How Can We Improve the Perception in Our Community? Caitlin Hicks, MD
3:16 p.m. Care of the Vascular Patient: Collaboration or Isolation. How Does a Small Specialty Grow? Jason Lee, MD
3:23 p.m. Future of Vascular Training: Will We Continue with Fellowships in Light of the Success of the Integrated Pathway David Rigberg, MD
3:30 p.m. With Over a Decade Since Inception, How Are We Doing in Recruiting Medical Students to Vascular Surgery Integrated Residencies? What Changes Do I See in the Future Malachi Sheahan, MD
3:37 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Session V: Technical Pearls, Techniques and Tips Moderators: Zachary Arthurs, MD and Matthew Sweet, MD
4:00 p.m. TCAR Updates: IVL and Conduits? What is the Status of These Adjuncts? When Do You Call it Quits and Just Do a CEA? Jeffrey Jim, MD
4:07 p.m. Cognitive Improvements with CEA: Will This Ever be an Indication for Carotid Intervention? Wei Zhou, MD
4:14 p.m. Tandem Carotid Lesions: Do We Need to Address Both? My Approach and Results W. Darrin Clouse, MD
4:21 p.m. Timing of Carotid Interventions: This is What I Know from Our Single Center Experience of over 17,000 CEA’s R. Clement Darling, MD
4:28 p.m. Radial Access for PAD Treatment: How to Get the Most of This Approach Sharif Ellozy, MD
4:35 p.m. With So Many Percutaneous Thrombectomy Devices, How Does This Affect My Approach to Acute Limb Ischemia? Elizabeth Genovese, MD
4:42 p.m. FEVAR for Chronic Dissection and Dealing with the Septum: How I Do It F. Ezequiel Parodi, MD
4:49 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
4:59 p.m. Open Explants of Complex EVAR: How I Do It Mark Conrad, MD
5:06 p.m. My Top Tips Dealing with Penetrating Vascular Trauma: Lessons Learned Erica Mitchell, MD
5:13 p.m. Complex Open AAA’s: My Top Tips and Approach to These Challenging Cases Peter Rossi, MD
5:20 p.m. Aberrant Subclavian Artery: How to Approach These Patients Nathan Aranson, MD
5:27 p.m. Mesenteric Ischemia: Endovascular and Open Techniques and How I Make My Choice Gabriela Velazquez, MD
5:34 p.m. Panel Discussion for Talks 6-10 and Wrap Up Discussion Panelists
5:45 p.m. Resident Competition: “The $10,000 Pyramid”
6:10 p.m. Closing Remarks Niten Singh, MD
6:15 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. Closing Dinner (ticket purchase required)

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Simulation Summit For Vascular Trainees
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:35 a.m. Introduction and Overview Drs. Singh and Tran
7:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Lower Extremity and Carotid Case Review Moderator: Kirsten Dansey, MD and Nathan Aranson, MD
7:40 a.m. Case #1: John Rollo, MD
7:50 a.m. Case #2: Leigh Ann O’Bannion, MD
8:00 a.m. Case #3: Nathan Aranson, MD
8:10 a.m. Case #4: Matthew Smith, MD
8:20 a.m. Case #5: Max Wohlauer, MD
8:30 a.m. Case #6: Nathan Aranson, MD
8:40 a.m. Case #7: Kirsten Dansey, MD
8:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
9:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Venous and Wounds Case Review Moderators: Jake Hemingway, MD and William Marston, MD
9:00 a.m. Case #1: Jake Hemingway, MD
9:10 a.m. Case #2: Misty Humphries, MD
9:20 a.m. Case #3: Robert McLafferty, MD
9:30 a.m. Case #4: Leigh Ann O’Bannion, MD
9:40 a.m. Case #5: Jake Hemingway, MD
9:50 a.m. Case #6: William Marston, MD
10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
10:05 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Hands-On Rotation: Endovascular Simulation All Simulation Faculty
12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Lunch Break and Practice Management Session Moderators: Matthew Smith, MD and Gale Tang, MD
12:10 p.m. Wound Care: How to Integrate It into Your Practice Robert McLafferty, MD
12:20 p.m. Creating a Niche for Yourself in Your Group Karina Newhall, MD
12:30 p.m. Hitting Your Stride in Research and Practice and the Power of Patience Sarasi Desikan, MD
12:40 p.m. The Grind of the First Years of Practice are Worth It to Set Up Your Practice Jonathan Rollo, MD
12:50 p.m. Understanding Coding and Billing: Little Things Do Matter! Francesco Aiello, MD
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
1:10 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Aortic Case Review Moderators: Jeffrey Jim, MD and Nikhil Kansal, MD
1:10 p.m. Case #1: Kirsten Dansey, MD
1:20 p.m. Case #2: Caitlin Hicks, MD
1:30 p.m. Case #3: F. Ezequiel Parodi, MD
1:40 p.m. Case #4: Gregory Magee, MD
1:50 p.m. Case #5: Nikhil Kansal, MD
2:00 p.m. Case #6: Jake Hemingway, MD
2:10 p.m. Case #7: Nikhil Kansal, MD
2:20 p.m. Case #8: Jeffrey Jim, MD
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists
2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Hands-On Rotation Simulator All Simulation Faculty
4:45 p.m. Conclusion and Course Evaluation Nam Tran, MD
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception With the Exhibitors
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Resident Competition – Suturing

Concurrent Focus Session: Updates on Vascular Surgery for Advanced Practice Providers


Thursday, May 23, 2024

1:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Updates on Vascular Surgery for Advanced Practice Providers Moderators: Elina Quiroga, MD, MPH and Troy Decker, PA-C, MPAS
1:10 p.m. TCAR: Managing Preop, Postop & Possible Complications. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Misty Humphries, MD
1:20 p.m. Medical Optimization of PAD: Voyaging Beyond ASA & Statin Scott Stroup, MD
1:30 p.m. SVS Guidelines for Varicose Veins: Take a Stab at What’s New Since 2011 Dejah Judelson, MD
1:40 p.m. Aneurysm Where? Management of Uncommon Aneurysmal Disease Gabriela Velazquez, MD
1:50 p.m. Value Added Services from the APP: What Are You Missing? Francesco Aiello, MD
2:00 p.m. Advancing the APP’s Career: A Surgeon’s Perspective Peter Rossi, MD
2:10 p.m. Healthcare’s Halfbacks: Advanced Practitioners Lead from Midfield Troy Decker, PA-C, MPAS
2:25 p.m. Panel Discussion  
2:40 p.m. Adjourn  

Concurrent Focus Session: Business of Vascular Surgery

The Business of Vascular Surgery roundtable will bring together administrative and surgeon leaders to discuss some of the pertinent business and economic challenges that confront us on a regular basis.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Business of Vascular Surgery Moderators: John Christopher, MHA and Nam Tran, MD
Topics of discussion: Discussants:
  • Growing the Practice – Outside Institution Contracting
  • The Price of New Technology – Negotiating Capital Investments
  • Coding – Making a Tedious Process Easier
  • Worth of the Vascular Surgeon – How to Make an Institution Understand Their Value
  • Recruitment – Hiring and Retaining Vascular Surgeons
  • Measuring Faculty Productivity from Academic and Hospital Perspectives
Panelist:  Francesco Aiello, MD
Panelist:  Clement Darling, MD
Panelist:  Sean Lyden, MD
Panelist:  Sean P. Roddy, MD
Panelist:  Andres Schanzer, MD
Panelist:  Heather Shelley, MOL
Panelist:  Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
Panelist:  David Stone, MD
Panelist:  Michael Stoner, MD
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care


Friday, May 24, 2024

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Focus Session: Limb Preservation and Wound Care Moderator: Joseph Fiorito, DPM
2:00 p.m. Health Equity and Wound Care Nilufer Norsworthy, MD
2:10 p.m. Risk of Major Amputation With CTLI Robert McLafferty, MD
2:20 p.m. Predicting the Future of CTLI William Marston, MD
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:40 p.m. Pros and Cons of Chopart Amputation Stephen Heisler, DPM
2:50 p.m. Diabetic Foot Surgery: Minimally Invasive Approach David Dalstrom, MD
3:00 p.m. Wild Alaska: Foot Care at the Edge of the World Dekker McKeever, DPM
3:10 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:30 p.m. Adjourn