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31st Annual UCLA Symposium: A Comprehensive Review and Update of What's New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Beverly Hills, California
September 09, 2013 to September 12, 2013

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Course Description

This four-day course provides an in-depth review of the specialty of vascular surgery. This will be the 31st year of offering an in-depth review for those preparing to take the vascular board examinations as well as providing the basic didactic education for the vascular residents in training. The course recognizes four major pillars of vascular surgery practice, which include (1) conventional open operations, (2) catheter-based intervention (endovascular surgery), (3) the medical aspects of patient management, (4) diagnostic imaging and noninvasive testing. An internationally recognized faculty will present a comprehensive survey of generally accepted views, including basic science, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of the broad spectrum of vascular disorders. In addition, each speaker has been asked to take a portion of their allotted time in order to review the important new developments, as related to their topic that have taken place within the last year. This year, we will be adding sections of interactive Q&A following each morning and afternoon session with questions relevant to the topics that have been presented. The questions will be in board format in order to give the participants a preparatory exercise.

In recognition of the increasingly important role of endovascular intervention in the vascular surgeon’s practice, we continue to add topics that provide an update on endovascular surgery together with interactive case presentations involving those techniques.

This course addresses the needs of practicing vascular surgeons who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge of new topics in this rapidly expanding field. In addition, vascular surgery residents will find this course a comprehensive overview of the subject that is designed to supplement their training and to provide a foundation of basic science necessary for their complete understanding of the subject. It conforms to the clinical and basic science curriculum as outlined by the vascular surgery program directors (APDVS).

The course is supported by a textbook in vascular surgery. The chapters have been written by the course faculty. Participants attending this course will receive the new 8th edition of the textbook, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, edited by Wesley S. Moore, MD.


Registration Information

Enrollment

Online

Vascular fellows should not register online, invitations will be sent to your program directors in July.

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
A Comprehensive Review and Update of What's New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at 310-794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover. Call 310-794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $995.00
Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 10, 2012 and will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.



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Faculty

Course Chair

Wesley S. Moore, MD
Professor and Chief, Emeritus
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Co-Chair

Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

UCLA Faculty

Brian G. DeRubertis, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Steven Farley, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Peter F. Lawrence, MD
Wiley Barker Chair
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Jessica B. O'Connell, MD
Acting Director, Surgical & Perioperative Careline
Co-Chief Vascular Surgery Service
Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Director UCLA Aortic Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

David A. Rigberg, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center

Guest Faculty

Jeffrey L. Ballard, MD, FACS
Staff Vascular Surgeon
St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, California

Michael Belkin, MD
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD
Frankel Professor of Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Center
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ruth L. Bush, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Surgery
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College of Medicine, Round Rock Campus
Temple, Texas

Ankur Chandra, MD, RPVI
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Vascular Diagnostic Lab
Clinical Director, Center for Medical
Technology and Innovation (CMTI)
Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, New York

Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
Director Jobst Vascular Institute
Toledo, Ohio
Adjunct Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ralph G. DePalma, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Uniformed University of the Health Sciences
Special Operations Officer
VA Office of Research and Development
Washington, DC

Matthew J. Eagleton, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Vascular Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine-CWRU
Cleveland, Ohio

Ronald M. Fairman, MD
The Clyde F. Barker - William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Department of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

D. Preston Flanigan, MD
Medical Director
St. Joseph Hospital Vascular Institute
Orange, CA

Julie Freischlag, MD
The William Stewart Halsted Professor
Director, Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
Surgeon-in-Chief
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
H and S Nichols Endowed Chair in Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Vice-President, Interventional Services
Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
Professor of Surgery
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, New York

Peter Gloviczki, MD
Joe M. and Ruth Roberts Professor of Surgery
Chair Emeritus, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Gonda Vascular Center
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Jerry Goldstone, MD, FACS, FRCSEd
Professor of Surgery and Chief Emeritus
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Kimberley J. Hansen, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Glenn C. Hunter, MD
Professor, Clinical Surgery
University of Arizona
Vascular Surgeon
SAVAHCS
Tucson, Arizona

Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Co-Director, Harrington-McLaughlin Heart and Vascular Institute
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Gregory J. Landry, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Vascular Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Timothy K. Liem, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Michel S. Makaroun, MD
Co-Director, UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Professor and Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Co-Director, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Charles M. Peterson, MD, MBA
Chief Scientist/TATRC
(Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center/MRMC)
Fort Detrick, Maryland

Seshadri Raju, MD, FACS
The Rane Center for Venous and Lymphatic Disease
Jackson, Mississippi

Hazim J. Safi, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas

Peter A. Schneider, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Therapy
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Honolulu, Hawaii

Michael B. Silva, Jr., MD, FACS
The Fred J. and Dorothy E. Wolma
Professor of Vascular Surgery and Professor of Radiology
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Director, Texas Vascular Center
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Gale L. Tang, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington

Frank J. Veith, MD
Professor of Surgery
New York University Medical School
New York, New York
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
The William J. von Liebig Chair in Vascular Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

Thomas W. Wakefield, MD
Stanley Professor of Surgery
Head, Section of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM
Professor and Chief
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Rodney White, MD
Chief, Vascular Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California
Professor of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Samuel Eric Wilson, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of California Irvine, School of Medicine
UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California

Gerald B. Zelenock, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
University of Toledo Medical Center
Toledo, Ohio

Wei Zhou, MD
Professor of Surgery, Stanford University & Chief of Vascular Surgery
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California

R. Eugene Zierler, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Director, D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory
University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington



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Program Agenda

Monday, September 9, 2013

Morning
7:00 Registration/Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction
Wesley S. Moore, MD
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore MD
8:10 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology of the Vessel Wall
Gale L. Tang, MD, FACS
8:45 Principles of Imaging in Vascular Disease
Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
9:25 Coffee Break
9:45 Hemodynamics for the Vascular Surgeon
R. Eugene Zierler, MD
10:15 The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Ankur Chandra, MD, RPVI
10:55 Exposure of Blood Vessels and Related Structures
Jeffrey L. Ballard, MD, FACS
11:35 pm Interactive Q & A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon
Moderator: Peter F. Lawrence, MD
1:30 Drugs Commonly Used in Vascular Disease Patients: Dosage and Pharmacology
Jessica B. O’Connell, MD
2:00 Primary (Arterial) Vascular Infection: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management
Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
2:30 Vascular Graft Infection: Etiology, Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
Julie Freischlag, MD
3:10 Coffee Break
3:30 Surgical and Endovascular Management of Vascular Trauma
David A. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
4:10 Hemodialysis and Angio Access
Samuel Eric Wilson, MD
4:40 Management of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
5:10 Interactive Case Presentations
Moderators: Brian G. DeRubertis, MD and Wei Zhou, MD
6:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Morning
7:00 Breakfast
Moderator: Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
7:30 Introduction to Endovascular Surgery: Arterial Access, Guidewires, Sheaths, Angioplasty Catheters, and Stents
Michael B. Silva, Jr., MD, FACS
8:10 Cerebrovascular Disease I: Surgery of the Carotid Artery
Wesley S. Moore, MD
9:00 Cerebrovascular Disease II: Surgery of the Aortic Arch Trunks and the Vertebral Basilar System
Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD
9:45 Coffee Break
10:05 Vascular Malformations
Peter Gloviczki, MD
10:35 Angioplasty and Stenting for Cerebrovascular Disease: Technique and Results
Peter A. Schneider, MD
11:15 Surgical Management of Chronic Venous Obstruction
Peter Gloviczki, MD
11:45 pm Interactive Q&A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon
Medical Aspects of Vascular Disease
Co-Moderators: Wesley S. Moore, MD and Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
1:30 Atherosclerosis: Pathology, Pathogenesis, and Medical Management
Ralph G. DePalma, MD, FACS
2:05 Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
Gregory J. Landry, MD
2:55 Risk Factor Management: Tobacco, Statins, Beta Blockers and ACE Inhibitors
Peter F. Lawrence, MD
3:25 Coffee Break
3:45 Antiplatelet Therapy
Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
4:15 Influence of Diabetes Mellitus and Its Complications on Vascular Disorders
Charles M. Peterson, MD, MBA
4:55 Interactive Q & A with the Panel
Moderator: Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
Panelists: Drs. DePalma, Landry, Lawrence, and Peterson
5:30 Interactive Case Presentation
Moderators: Brian G. DeRubertis, MD and Wei Zhou, MD
6:30 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Morning
7:00 Breakfast
Moderator: David A. Rigberg, MD
7:30 Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aneurysms: Currently Available Devices and Results
Michel S. Makaroun, MD
8:00 Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Comparative Techniques and Results of Currently Available Devices
Ronald M. Fairman, MD
8:30 Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Surgical Management
Hazim J. Safi, MD
9:00 The Hybrid Approach to Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
9:30 Coffee Break
9:50 Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta and Iliac Arteries
Jerry Goldstone, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(hon)
10:30 Fenestrated and Branched Endograft Repair of Aortic Arch and Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Matthew J. Eagleton, MD
11:00 Panel Discussion –Q&A
Moderator: David A. Rigberg, MD
Panelists: Drs. Eagleton, Fairman, Goldstone, Makaroun, Quiñones, and Safi
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon
Moderator: Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
1:30 Hematologic Problems in Vascular Surgery: Bleeding and Thrombosis
Timothy K. Liem, MD
2:00 Non-Infectious Complications in Vascular Surgery
Glenn C. Hunter, MD
2:30 Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Arterial and Graft Occlusions: Technique and Results
Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, FACS
2:55 Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Technique and Results
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
3:25 Coffee Break
3:40 Management of the Incompetent Saphenous Vein - Endovenous Ablation and Sclerotherapy
David A. Rigberg, MD
4:10 Chronic Venous Obstruction - Catheter-Based Intervention
Seshadri Raju, MD, FACS
4:40 Surgical Management of Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease
Michael Belkin, MD
5:10 Angioplasty and Stenting for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results
Ruth L. Bush, MD, MPH
5:40 Panel Discussion – Q&A
Moderator: Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
Panelists: Drs. Belkin, Bush, Comerota, Hunter, Kashyap, Liem, Raju, and Rigberg
6:30 Adjourn

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Morning
7:00 Breakfast
Moderator: Jessica B. O’Connell, MD
7:30 Surgical Management of Renovascular Hypertension
Kimberly J. Hansen, MD, FACS
8:15 Diagnosis, Surgical and Endovascular Management of Intestinal Ischemia
Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
8:55 Visceral Artery Aneurysms
Gerald B. Zelenock, MD
9:35 Coffee Break
9:55 Infrainguinal Arterial Occlusive Disease: Surgical Management
Frank Veith, MD
10:35 Venous Thromboembolic Disease
Thomas W. Wakefield, MD
11:15 Interactive Q&A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon
Moderator: William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
1:00 Surgical and Endovascular Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Frank J. Veith, MD
1:40 Endovascular Management of Thoracic Aortic Dissection/Transection
Rodney A. White, MD
2:20 Catheter-Based Intervention for Infra-Inguinal Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results
Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD
2:50 Coffee Break
3:10 Aneurysms of the Peripheral Arteries, Including a Comparison of Open and Endovascular Techniques for Repair
Fred A. Weaver, MD
3:50 Management of the Non-Reconstructable Ischemic Extremity
Steven Farley, MD
4:20 Lower Extremity Amputation for End Stage Vascular Disease
Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
4:50 Course Adjourns



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Objectives
This four-day course provides an in-depth review of the specialty of vascular surgery. The course recognizes five major pillars of vascular surgery practice. At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to confidently discuss:
  1. Conventional open operations
  2. Catheter-based intervention (endovascular surgery)
  3. The medical aspects of patient management
  4. Diagnostic imaging and noninvasive testing


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Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



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Miscellaneous

Symposium Location

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-274-7777
Fax: 310-285-1313
www.beverlyhilton.com

The Beverly Hilton Hotel combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Perfectly located at the gateway of the entertainment capital of the world, the Forbes Four-Star Beverly Hilton Hotel invites guests to experience the grandeur of this world-famous city. Discover the golden age of Hollywood depicted through photography, memorabilia and modern interior design at this stunning Beverly Hills hotel. Sample signature cocktails and cuisine at the celebrated Lobby Bar or enjoy a combination of Pacific Rim and Indo-Chinese flavors poolside at Trader Vic’s Lounge. Relax and refresh in the largest heated hotel swimming pool in Beverly Hills and enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the Aqua Star Spa. Energize your day in the fully equipped Precor© fitness center.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at a special rate of $199 single or double occupancy per night plus 15.5% tax and $0.45 CA tourism Assessment Fee. Please call the hotel directly at 310-274-7777 or 1-800-HILTONS and request the group rate for the UCLA Annual Vascular Surgery Conference. Confirmation of reservations made after August 9, 2013 is subject to availability.

Transportation to Hotel from LAX

Shuttle bus service is available via Super Shuttle for approximately $16 per person one way. Reservation is required. Contact them at 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle.com. Follow signs to Super Shuttle outside the baggage claim area. Taxicabs are also available.

Conference Parking

Valet day and overnight parking is $15
Self day and overnight parking is $10



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