17th Annual Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 21, 2020 to May 23, 2020

This course will provide evaluation and critique of the current and future standards of care in the treatment of the vascular patient with respect to medical management, as well as endovascular and open therapies for the primary care provider, cardiologists, interventionalists, and the vascular surgeon. It continues to focus on new developments in technology, as well as surgical techniques, and will highlight the controversies as well as accepted practices.

Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care providers, cardiologists, interventionalists, vascular surgeons, and other interested healthcare professionals who provide primary care services.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, attendees should be able to:
• Explain the current standards of care for aortic and peripheral
artery disease processes
• Identify and distinguish the various aspects of a modern vascular medical and surgical practice
• Recognize implications of a new era in health care delivery
related to vascular pathology
• Delineate the optimal treatment strategies for patients with extremity arterial diseases, aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic diseases and dissection, carotid artery stenosis, and varicose veins
• Discuss in detail multiple areas of cardiovascular medicine
• Draw informed clinical decisions in cardiovascular medicine
• Forecast and discuss important issues and trends in
cardiovascular medicine
• Assess health locally and regionally by evaluating the quality of medical care and disease prevention.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/15/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
05/21/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/23/2020 - 6:30pm
Cost:
$1.00

Thursday, May 21, 2020

9:15 AM  Registration & Exhibits

10:00 AM  Opening Remarks
Efthymios “Makis” Avgerinos, MD, FACS, FEBVSMichael J. Singh, MD, FACS, RPVIMegan Laughlin, CRNPSteven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU

10:10 AM  Session I: APP and Nursing Session
Moderators: Megan Laughlin, CRNP

10:10 AM  Varicose veins: When to treat and with what?
Julie Bitner, PA-C

10:20 AM  An algorhythmic approach to wound care
Megan Laughlin, CRNP

10:30 AM  Interdisciplinary approaches to wound care
Lauren Tankesley, PA-C

10:40 AM  The nutrition approach to the vascular patient and wound healing
Emily Stasko, RD, LDN

10:50 AM  Discussion

11:05 AM  Collaborative care of the amputee
Maryanne Henderson, DO and Lisa Franz, MPT

11:30 AM  TBD
Carol Madia, PA-C

11:40 AM  Dermal fillers and Botox injections
Autumn Groscost, PA-C

11:50 AM  Discussion

12:00 PM  Lunch & Exhibits

1:00 PM  Session II: Lower Extremity Arterial Disease - Part I
Moderators: Kwame S. Amankwah, MD, MSc, FACS, FSVS, RPVIElizabeth Genovese, MD, MSPatrick Muck, MD

1:00 PM  Conservative management of claudication: Can we achieve a realistic symptom improvement?
Raghu Kolluri, MD

1:08 PM  Covered or bare metal stenting for aortoiliac disease? Evidence and current updates
Elizabeth Genovese, MD, MS

1:16 PM  Complex aortoiliac recanalization: CERAB and other techniques
Georges Al-Khoury, MD

1:24 PM  Mechanical endothrombectomy is eliminating the need for lytic agents in ALI
Patrick Muck, MD

1:32 PM  Case Presentation
Karim Salem, MD

1:38 PM  Discussion

2:00 PM  Update on drug elution mortality signal: Flawed statistics or reality?
Nathan Liang, MD

2:08 PM  Drug elution debate: I feel comfortable offering it to the majority of my CLI patients
Dipankar Mukherjee, MD

2:16 PM  Drug elution debate: I would only use it in few carefully selected CLI patients
Kwame S. Amankwah, MD, MSc, FACS, FSVS, RPVI

2:24 PM  Case Presentation
Scott Chapman, MD

2:30 PM  Discussion

2:45 PM  Update on Novel Technologies
Moderators: Efthymios “Makis” Avgerinos, MD, FACS, FEBVSAndrew E. Leake, MDMichael J. Singh, MD, FACS, RPVI
Does the data support the use of covered stents for occlusive disease?
Ryan McEnaney, MD
Management of acute aortic trauma: Future trend of care
Bryan W. Tillman, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACS
Percutaneous dialysis techniques
Theodore H. Yuo, MD, MSc

3:15 PM  Break & Exhibits

3:45 PM  Session III: Venous Disease
Moderators: Eric S. Hager, MDRaghu Kolluri, MDRobert Tahara, MD

3:45 PM  How my practice has changed since the introduction of non-thermal techniques for GSV ablation
Eric S. Hager, MD

3:53 PM  Venous ulceration: Ablate the superficial reflux early but don't neglect deep reflux or obstruction
Efthymios “Makis” Avgerinos, MD, FACS, FEBVS

4:01 PM  What you should know about the novel dedicated venous stents
Natalie D. Sridharan, MD

4:09 PM  Case Presentation
Robert Tahara, MD

4:17 PM  Discussion

4:33 PM  Venous thromboembolic disease: Choosing the right anticoagulant for the right patient
Ulka Sachdev, MD

4:41 PM  Acute DVT intervention: Current role and novel techniques
Raghu Kolluri, MD

4:49 PM  PE intervention: Current role and novel techniques
Patrick Muck, MD

4:57 PM  Team approach to PE management: Have PERTs improved outcomes?
Michael R. Jaff, DO

5:05 PM  Case Presentation
Elizabeth Andraska, MD

5:11 PM  Discussion

5:30 PM  Thursday Adjournment

7:00 PM  Dinner for U.S. and International Faculty Eddie Merlot's Pittsburgh Four Gateway Center (Corner of Liberty Ave. & Stanwix St.)444 Liberty Avenue, Suite #100 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 Phone: 412-235-7676

Friday, May 22, 2020

7:00 AM  Continental Breakfast and Registration

7:50 AM  Opening Remarks
Efthymios “Makis” Avgerinos, MD, FACS, FEBVSMichael J. Singh, MD, FACS, RPVIMegan Laughlin, CRNPSteven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU

8:00 AM  Session IV: Carotids
Moderators: Brajesh K. Lal, MBBSProfessor A. Ross NaylorTimur P. Sarac, MD

8:00 AM  Best medical treatment for CAD: Can plaques stabilize or even shrink?
Michael R. Jaff, DO

8:08 AM  Cognitive decline in asymptomatic carotid disease: Can intervention prevent the inevitable?
Brajesh K. Lal, MBBS

8:16 AM  Asymptomatic near occlusion of internal carotid artery: Do I have to intervene?
Timur P. Sarac, MD

8:24 AM  Is there a role for completion imaging after carotid endarterectomy
Michael C. Madigan, MD

8:32 AM  Discussion


8:48 AM  TCAR update: Evidence, patient selection and technical pearls
Andrew E. Leake, MD

8:56 AM  How do I choose the right patient for the right procedure: CEA vs CAS vs TCAR
Brajesh K. Lal, MBBS


9:04 AM  Urgent CEA or CAS? Timing and patient selection
Professor A. Ross Naylor

9:12 AM  Stroke intervention: Advanced techniques and standards of care
Bradley Gross, MD

9:20 AM  Case Presentation
Lindsey Haga, MD

9:26 AM  Discussion

9:45 AM  Break & Exhibits

10:15 AM  Session V: Aorta
Moderators: Cherrie Z. Abraham, MDKristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD, FACSWilliam D. Jordan, Jr., MD

10:15 AM  Aortic Arch: Selection of a healthy seal zone and anatomic limitations
Thomas G. Gleason, MD, FACS, FACC, FACCP

10:23 AM  Arch Aneurysms: Current and future treatment options
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD

10:31 AM  Penetrating aortic ulcers and intramural hematomas: When is TEVAR indicated?
Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD, FACS

10:39 AM  Endovascular TAAA repair with off the shelf devices
Cherrie Z. Abraham, MD

10:47 AM  Discussion

11:03 AM  EVAR: When is a short neck too short?
Kwame S. Amankwah, MD, MSc, FACS, FSVS, RPVI

11:11 AM  BEVAR and FEVAR: Managing unexpected branch vessel adverse events
Cherrie Z. Abraham, MD

11:19 AM  Techniques for int-iliac artery preservation during EVAR
Darren B. Schneider, MD

11:27 AM  Endograft infections: Is graft resection the only option?
Michael J. Singh, MD, FACS, RPVI

11:35 AM  Case Presentation (Thoracic)
Andrew E. Leake, MD

11:41 AM  Discussion

12:00 PM  Keynote Lecture
Professor A. Ross NaylorHonorary Professor of Vascular SurgeryDepartment of Cardiovascular SciencesUniversity of LeicesterLeicester, England, United Kingdom

12:30 PM  Lunch & Exhibits

1:30 PM  Session VI: Critical Limb Ischemia - Part II
Moderators: Dipankar Mukherjee, MDGeorge H. Meier III, MDEdith Tzeng, MD

1:30 PM  Role of new stem therapies. Wishful or realistic expectation?
Edith Tzeng, MD

1:38 PM  Integrated approach to the CLI patient
George H. Meier III, MD

1:46 PM  This is my algorithm for long SFA lesions
Rabih A. Chaer, MD, MSc

1:54 PM  Current status of atherectomy and lithotripsy is SFA lesions: Do they make a difference?
Dipankar Mukherjee, MD

2:02 PM  Discussion

2:20 PM  Ballooning, stenting or bypassing popliteal occlusions?
Raymond E. Eid, MD

2:28 PM  Update on tibial and pedal interventions
Elizabeth Genovese, MD, MS

2:36 PM  Tibial and Pedal Bypass: Is there a role for alternative conduits in the absence of single segment GSV?

George H. Meier III, MD

2:44 PM  Case Presentation
Xiaoyi Li, MD

2:50 PM, Discussion

3:00 PM  Break & Exhibits

3:30 PM  Session VII: Abdominal Aorta
Moderators:Jason T. Lee, MDWilliam D. Jordan, Jr., MDDarren B. Schneider, MD

3:30 PM  Aortic neck dilation following EVAR: Is it a concern?
Jason T. Lee, MD

3:38 PM  Intraprocedural type IA endoleaks: When is intervention needed?
Richard E. Redlinger, Jr., MD

3:46 PM  Late type IA endoleaks: What endo options are best?
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD

3:54 PM  Endograft explantation: Techniques and outcomes
Mohammad H. Eslami, MD

4:02 PM  Case Presentation
Paul S. Lajos, MD, FACS, RPVI

4:08 AM  Discussion

4:30 PM  Session VIII: Dissections
Moderators:Jason T. Lee, MDWilliam D. Jordan, Jr., MDDarren B. Schneider, MD

4:30 PM  Timing of TEVAR for uncomplicated type B dissections
Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD, FACS

4:38 PM  Strategies for false lumen thrombosis
Darren B. Schneider, MD

4:46 PM  Chronic type B dissections: When is open surgery indicated?
Timur P. Sarac, MD

4:54 PM  Management of residual type B dissections following type A repair
Ibrahim Sultan, MD, FACC

5:02 PM  Management of visceral artery dissections
Jason T. Lee, MD

5:10 PM  Discussion

5:30 PM  Friday Adjournment

7:00 PM  Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game ~ Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco GiantsPNC Park115 Federal Street (North Shore)Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Saturday, May 23, 2020

7:15 AM  Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 AM  RPVI Review Course - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU

8:10 AM  Physics I
Frank Miele, MSEE

8:30 AM  Transducers and flow direction
Amy L. Steinmetz, RDMS, RVT

8:40 AM  Cerebrovascular testing
Heather L. Gornik, MD

9:00 AM  Waveform bootcamp
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU and Heather L. Gornik, MD

9:15 AM  Venous: DVT and reflux testing
Amanda Grealish

9:30 AM  Refreshment Break

9:50 AM  Physics II
Frank Miele, MSEE

10:10 AM  PAD testing: Physiologic and duplex
Amy L. Steinmetz, RDMS, RVT

10:30 AM  PAD testing: Case studies
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU and Heather L. Gornik, MD

10:50 AM  Visceral testing
Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU

11:10 AM  Surveillance after intervention
Heather L. Gornik, MD

11:30 AM  Post-EVAR duplex
Tracey Richardson, RDMS, RVT

11:50 AM  Panel discussion and questions

12:00 PM  Conference Adjournment

Fairmont Pittsburgh Downtown
510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States

International Guest Faculty
Professor A. Ross Naylor
Honorary Professor of Vascular Surgery
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences University of Leicester 
Leicester, England, United Kingdom

U.S. Guest Faculty
Cherrie Z. Abraham, MD Associate Professor of Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Kwame S. Amankwah, MD, MSc, FACS, FSVS, RPVI
Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT

Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, MD, FACS Associate Professor
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Integrated Residency Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Elizabeth Genovese, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Heather L. Gornik, MD
Co-Director, Vascular Center
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Michael R. Jaff, DO
Vascular Surgeon 
Boston, MA

William D. Jordan, Jr., MD Professor of Surgery Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Department of Surgery Emory University School of Medicine 
Atlanta, GA

Raghu Kolluri, MD
Medical Director, Vascular Medicine
OhioHealth Vascular Institute
Columbus, OH

Brajesh K. Lal, MBBS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Baltimore, MD

Andrew E. Leake, MD
Vascular Surgeon
Vascular Surgery Associates
Richmond, VA

Jason T. Lee, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

George H. Meier III, MD
Vascular Surgeon
Harrison Medical Center
Bremerton, WA

Patrick Muck, MD Chief of Vascular Surgery
Program Director Vascular Fellowship & Integrated Residency Good Samaritan Hospital 
Cincinnati, OH

Dipankar Mukherjee, MD
Chief, Vascular Surgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Fairfax, VA

Timur P. Sarac, MD
Professor & Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery
Director of The Aortic Center
The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Wexner Medical Center
The Ross Heart Hospital
Columbus, OH

Darren B. Schneider, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Local Faculty
Georges Al-Khoury, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Elizabeth Andraska, MD
Vascular Surgery Resident
Division of Vascular Surgery

Efthymios “Makis” Avgerinos, MD, FACS, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Julie Bitner, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Division of Vascular Surgery

Rabih A. Chaer, MD, MSc
Residency and Fellowship Program Director
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Scott Chapman, MD
Vascular Surgery Fellow
Division of Vascular Surgery

Raymond E. Eid, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Mohammad H. Eslami, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Lisa Franz, MPT 
Physical Therapist Facility Director, 
UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Thomas G. Gleason, MD, FACS, FACC, FACCP
Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor and Chief
Division of Cardiac Surgery

Amanda Grealish
Peripheral Vascular Lab Technologist
Division of Vascular Surgery

Autumn Groscost, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Department of Plastic Surgery

Bradley Gross, MD Assistant Professor
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Department of Neurological Surgery

Lindsey Haga, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Eric S. Hager, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Maryanne Henderson, DO
Assistant Professor Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Paul S. Lajos, MD, FACS, RPVI
Medical Director and Chief of Vascular Surgery, UPMC Hamot
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery Erie, Pennsylvania

Megan Laughlin, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Vascular Surgery

Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU
Medical Director, UPMC Vascular Laboratories
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Xiaoyi Li, MD
Vascular Surgery Fellow
Division of Vascular Surgery

Nathan Liang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Carol Madia, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Division of Vascular Surgery

Michael C. Madigan, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Michel S. Makaroun, MD
Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor and Chair
Division of Vascular Surgery

Ryan McEnaney, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Richard E. Redlinger, Jr., MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Tracey Richardson, RDMS, RVT
Technical Coordinator, UPP Peripheral Vascular Laboratory
Division of Vascular Surgery

Ulka Sachdev, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Karim Salem, MD
Vascular Surgery Resident
Division of Vascular Surgery

Michael J. Singh, MD, FACS, RPVI
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Natalie Sridharan, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Emily Stasko, RD, LDN
Dietician, Food & Nutrition Services
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Amy L. Steinmetz, RDMS, RVT
Peripheral Vascular Lab Technologist
Division of Vascular Surgery
Ibrahim Sultan, MD, FACC Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Robert Tahara, MD
Attending Surgeon in Vascular Surgery
Bradford Regional Medical Center
Director, Allegheny Vein & Vascular
Bradford, PA

Lauren Tankesley, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Division of Vascular Surgery

Bryan W. Tillman, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Edith Tzeng, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Theodore H. Yuo, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physician (CME) — The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals — Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/15/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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RESIDENTS/FELLOWS, CONTACT MARK BYRNE (BYRNEME@UPMC.EDU OR 412-802-3031) FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

 

Registration Fees (Pre-Register / On-Site)

  • Physicians: $200 / $300
    • Physicians within the UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute should contact Mark Byrne at 412-802-3031 or via email at byrneme@upmc.edu to register.
  • Residents and Fellows: * Fee Waived / $100
    • Residents and Fellows can apply for a fee waiver by contacting Mark Byrne at 412-802-3031 or via email at byrneme@upmc.edu.
  • Nurses, PAs, and other health care professionals: $50 / $100 – THURSDAY ONLY
  • Nurses, PAs, and other health care professionals: $100 / $150

Registration fee includes:

  • Continuing education credit
  • Registration and course materials
  • Continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch
  • For additional information, contact the Conference Manager, Mark Byrne, at 412-802-3031 or via email at byrneme@upmc.edu.

Cancellations

All cancellations must be in writing, via email or fax.  Tuition for cancellations on or before May 7, 2020, will be completely refunded.  After May 7, 2020, a $35 administrative fee will be assessed.  No refunds will be made after May 20, 2020.  Cancellation requests can be made to: Mark Byrne at byrneme@upmc.edu or via fax to 412-291-1669.