Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

The Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium

symposium bookThe Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium was the innovation of the legendary vascular surgeons, Dr. John J. Bergan and Dr. James S.T. Yao. The first symposium was held in December 1976, and has been held each December thereafter.
Originally, the program was designed around specific vascular topics. Today, the program consists of a comprehensive overview of the full spectrum of vascular surgery. The symposium unites 50 national vascular care experts each year. These experts produce a chapter on their respective topic that is included in a yearly textbook, and will present their topic during the conference.
Now in its 44th year, the symposium continues its educational mission. On behalf of the division, we invite you to learn more about the program and how to register. We look forward to seeing you this December. 

Program Description

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians can should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Additionally, registration providies you with a hardcover textbook authored by participating faculty. View the program agenda. 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Healthcare professionals who detect, diagnose, manage and treat vascular diseases, including but not limited to aneurysms, stroke prevention, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease and blood flow issues.

 
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2019 Symposium Information

When: 12/12/19-12/14/19

Where: InterContinental Chicago


 2019 Educational Objectives

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2019 Program

Program Director: Dr. Mark K. Eskandari

Abdominal Aortic Diseases

Moderator: Mark K. Eskandari, MD

 

Thursday, 12/12

8:00-9:15 am

Screening for AAAs Among Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms - Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD

Data on Size Indications for AAA Repair: Men vs. Women - Peter Henke, MD

EVAR Under Local/Sedation: Advantages and Tips - Tadaki M. Tomita, MD

Re-intervention After Zenith Fenestrated Aortic Stent Graft Repair: Unique Considerations - Luis A. Sanchez

Removing Aortic Endografts: Lessons Learned and Tips for Success - Sean P. Lyden, MD

Thoacic/Thoracoabdominal Diseases

Moderator: Ashley K. Vavra, MD

 

Thursday, 12/12

10:00-11:15 am

Insights from the Pericles Registry - Salvatore T. Scali, MD

Endovascular Techniques for Thoracic Aortic Dissections Beyond Just Stent Grafting the Primary Entry Tear - Joseph V. Lombardi, MD

Strategies to Minimize Spinal Cord Injury with Endovascular TAAA Repair - Gustavo S. Oderich, MD

Techniques for Managing Small Vessel Access During EVAR/TEVAR - Andrew W. Hoel, MD

Endovascular Options for Treating Chronic Thoracic Aortic Dissections - Adam Beck, MD

Complex Renal and Venous Diseases

Moderator: Tadaki M. Tomita, MD

 

Thursday, 12/12

1:30-2:45 pm

Systemic Review of Venous Aneurysms by Anatomic Location - Thomas M. Maldonado, MD

Understanding How to Diagnose and Treat Pelvic Venous Insufficiency - Michael Go, MD

Limb-Sparing Surgery with Vascular Reconstruction for Malignant Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Oren K. Steinmetz, MD

Managing Vascular Emergencies Due to IV Drug Abuse - Elina Quiroga, MD

Contemporary Management of Extremity Arteriovenous Malformations - Robert Vogelzang, MD

Visceral and Renal Artery Disease

Moderator: Heron E. Rodriguez, MD

 

Thursday, 12/12

3:30-4:45 pm

Open Retrograde SMA Stenting: How to Make it Go Smoothly - Ross Milner, MD

Late Visceral Artery Patency After Fenestrated Aortic Stent Grafting - Matthew J. Eagleton, MD

Renal Artery Fibromuscular Dysplasia: When and How to Intervene - Scott Resnick, MD

Is Stenting for Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis Ever Indicated? - J. Gregory Modrall, MD

Splenic Artery Embolization Techniques - Daniel G. Clair, MD

Vascular Access

Moderator: Karen J. Ho, MD

 

Friday, 12/13

8:00-9:15 am

Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Creation - Eric K. Penden, MD

Impact of Implantable Cardiac Devices on Ateriovenous Fistula Graft Patency - Manuel Garcia Toca, MD

Clinical Effectiveness of Open Thrombectomy for Occluded Arteriovenous Fistulas vs. Grafts - Benjamin S. Brook, MD, PhD

One-Stage vs. Two-Stage Basilic Vein Transposition - Ashley K. Vavra, MD

Right Arterial Bypass for Permanent AV Access in Patients with Central Vein Occlusion - Robyn A. Mascata, MD

Current Issues in Vascular Surgery

Moderator: Mark K. Eskandari, MD

 

Friday, 12/13

10:00-11:45 am

Objectives of the SVS Practice Guidelines: How to Best Utilize Them - Peter F. Lawrence, MD

How to Address the Impending Shortage of Vascular Surgeons in the United States - Edward Arous, MD, MPH

AI and Machine Learning for Vascular Surgery - Eugene Langan III, MD

How to Avoid A Lawsuit: "Never Events" in Vascular Surgery - Russell Samson, MD

Industry Partnerships in Vascular Surgery: How and Why? - Bruce A. Perler, MD MBA

Key Steps to Maintain our Identity as Vascular Surgeons - Frank J. Veith, MD

Lower Extremity Venous Disease

Moderator: Ashley K. Vavra, MD

 

Friday, 12/13

1:30-2:45 pm

Stent Patency Among Patients with Advanced Chronic Venous Disease and Non-Thrombotic Iliac Vein Lesions - Enrico Ascher, MD

Are Tibial Vein Clots Important? - Anthony J. Camerota, MD

What is the Role of Follow-up Venous Duplex Ultrasound After an Acute Lower Extremity DVT - Mounir J. Haurani, MD

Treating Saphenous Vein Reflux: What are the Options - Marc C. Passman, MD

Is Compression Needed after Ablation? - Kellie R. Brown, MD

Lower Extremity Arterial Disease

Moderator: Tadaki M. Tomita, MD

 

Friday, 12/13

3:30-5:00 pm

Optimal Medical Management of Peripheral Artery Disease - Elizabeth V. Ratchford, MD

Benefits of Routine Ultrasound-Guided Arterial Access for Peripheral Interventions - Cheong Jun Lee, MD

Retrograde Popliteal Access for Occlusive Disease: Technical Tips and Outcomes - Jeffrey J. Siracuse, MD

Negative Pressure Therapy for Prevention of Incisional Complication - Paul DiMuzio, MD

Does Distal Vein Patch Use for Infragenicular Prosthetic Bypass Make a Difference?  - Neal Barshes, MD, MPH

Status of Drug-Eluting Balloon Angioplasty for SFA Lesions: Are There Unintended Long-Term Risks of Mortality? - Thomas L. Forbes, MD

Upper Extremity Diseases

Moderator: Andrew W. Hoel, MD

 

Saturday, 12/14

8:00-9:15 am

Surgical Management of Venous Outlet Syndrome - Rajabrata Sakar, MD, PhD

Recommendations for Managing Takayasu's Lesions - Byung-Boong Lee, MD

Techniques for Successful Axillary Conduits When Using Mechanical Circulatory Devices - Payam Salehi, MD

Radial Artery Access For Peripheral Interventions: Feasibility and Limitations - Heron E. Rodriguez, MD

Brachial Sheath Hematoma: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Bernadette Aulivola, MD

Cerebrovascular and Supra-Aortic Trunk Disease

Moderator: Mark K. Eskandari, MD

 

Saturday, 12/14

10:00-12:00 pm

 

Incidence and Management of Extracranial Carotid Aneurysms - Samuel R. Money, MD, MBA

Is There Good Evidence for Routine Use of Carotid Patches? - Karen J. Ho, MD

Diagnosis and Management of Internal Carotid Artery "String Sign": When to Intervene - Natalie A. Marks, MD

Techniques for Improving Outcomes of Large Carotid Body Tumor Resection - Oscar L. Ojeda, MD

Mini-Incision CEA: Results and Technique - Timothy M. Sullivan, MD

 

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Registration

The registration fee includes: 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, refreshment breaks, and a course textbook.

Physicians: $850.00                       

Residents, Fellows, Nurses: $575.00

(Residents and fellows must include a letter from their Chiefs of Service)

***Please note: credit card payments cannot be accepted for phone, postal mail, or on-site registrations. Registration fees by mail or on-site must be paid by check made payable to "Northwestern University."

To register on-line: https://northwestern.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx

To register by mail, please complete the registration form, and mail check to:

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
420 E. Superior Street, Suite 9-900
Chicago, IL 60611-3008
Phone: 312-503-8533

Cancellations must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Medical Education. Registration fee, minus a $50 administrative fee will be refunded.  


 Hotel

For hotel reservations, please contact the reservation department at the InterContinental Chicago (800-628-2112). Be sure to include your participation in the 44th Annual Vascular Symposium to receive the special group rate.  

Participants are responsible for scheduling their own hotel arrangements.


 Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM  ​Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 Faculty Disclosure

Speakers are required to disclose any significant relationships with commercial companies prior to the symposium. The course syllabus will identify any relationships.

 

 

Program agenda

Registration

Fee includes: 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, refreshment breaks, and a course textbook.

Physicians: $850.00                       

Residents, Fellows, Nurses: $575.00

(Residents and fellows must include a letter from their Chiefs of Service)

Please note: credit card payments cannot be accepted for phone, postal mail, or on-site registrations.

Registration fees by mail or on-site must be paid by check made payable to "Northwestern University."

To register on-line: https://northwestern.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx

To register by mail, please complete a registration form, and mail check to:

        Northwestern University
        Feinberg School of Medicine
        Office of Continuing Medical
        Education
        420 E. Superior Street, Suite 9-900
        Chicago, IL 60611-3008
        Phone: 312-503-8533

Written cancellations must be sent to the CME Office. Registration fee, minus a $50 administrative fee will be refunded.  

Hotel Accommodations

For hotel reservations, please contact the reservation department at the InterContinental Chicago (800-628-2112).

 Group rate available for single or double occupancy in the Grand Tower.