Course Information
SECOND ANNUAL UCLA/SVS SYMPOSIUM: A Comprehensive Review and Update of What's New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills, California
August 26, 2017 to August 28, 2017


*Vascular Fellows and Residents: The special application deadline to attend the course at no cost ended on July 19, 2017. No further applications will be accepted. If you missed the deadline, please DO NOT fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee. Please wait to apply in the next application period in Summer 2018.

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Course Description

This three-day course represents a joint effort of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and Society for Vascular Surgery as they have merged their two programs. This program will offer an in-depth review of our specialty for those preparing to take the vascular board examinations as well as providing the basic didactic education for the vascular residents and fellows 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 aspect 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, speakers have 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 continue to add 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 chapters have been written by the course faculty. Participants attending this course will receive the 8th edition of the textbook, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, edited by Wesley S. Moore, MD.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that the Society for Vascular Surgery has honored the program by their willingness to offer co-branding of the program.

Registration Information

Enrollment

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited.

*Vascular Fellows and Residents: Please DO NOT fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee. A special invitation and application will be emailed to Program Directors in mid-June 2017.  You must apply with that special application from your Director to attend the course at no cost, as it will be covered by generous education grant support.

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Vascular Surgery Symposium
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 (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover Card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $999.00

Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, July 28, 2017 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.

Faculty

Course Chairs

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

Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Staff, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Course Co-Chairs

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

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

UCLA Faculty

Brian G. DeRubertis, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular 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 F. Barker Chair in Vascular Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director, Gonda Vascular Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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

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

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

Guest Faculty

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

Ankur Chandra, MD, RPVI
Co-Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital
La Jolla, California

Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
Adjunct Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Enrique Criado, MD, FACS
Chief of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
MidMichigan Health System
Midland, Michigan

David L. Dawson, MD
Professor
Division of Vascular Surgery
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI
Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, 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
Professor of Surgery in Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Julie Freischlag, MD
Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences
Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
H and S Nichols Distinguished Chair
Vice-President, Interventional Services
Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Los Angeles, California

David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
Chief, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery (USUHS) Southcoast Health System
Fall River, Massachusetts

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

Jerry Goldstone, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(hon)
Consulting Professor
Department of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California
Professor of Surgery Emeritus
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

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

Gregory J. Landry, MD
Professor of Surgery
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Alan B. Lumsden, MD
Medical Director
The Walter W. Fondren III, Distinguished Endowed Chair
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Professor and Chairman
Department of Cardiovascular Center
Houston, Texas

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, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Richard F. Neville, MD
Associate Director, INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, Vascular Services
Division of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
INOVA Health System
Falls Church, Virginia

Gustavo S. Oderich, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Benjamin J. Pearce, MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Program Director
Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

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

Col. Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, USAF MC
Harris B. Shumacker Professor of Surgery
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Attending Vascular Surgeon
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

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

James C. Stanley, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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 Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
Director, Samuel and Jean Frankel
Cardiovascular Center
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
 

Program Agenda

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Morning
7:00 Registration/Breakfast
7:30 Welcome and Introduction
Wesley S. Moore, MD and Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
7:40 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology of the Vessel Wall
Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI
8:15 Principles of Imaging in Vascular Disease
Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
8:55 Hemodynamics for the Vascular Surgeon
David L. Dawson, MD
9:25 Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
9:55 The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Ankur Chandra, MD, RPVI
10:35 Exposure of Blood Vessels and Related Structures
Col. Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, USAF MC
11:15 Non-Infectious Complications in Vascular Surgery
Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
12:00 Q & A
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
Panelists: Drs. Chandra, Dawson, Dean, Gomes, Jimenez, and Rasmussen
12:15 Lunch Break
Afternoon
Moderator: Peter F. Lawrence, MD
1:30 Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Arterial and Graft Occlusions
Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, FACS
2:00 Primary Aortic and Vascular Graft Infections: Etiology, Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
Julie Freischlag, MD
2:30 Management of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
3:00 Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
3:30 Hemodialysis and Angio Access
Richard F. Neville, MD
4:00 Introduction to Endovascular Surgery: Arterial Access, Guidewires, Sheaths, Angioplasty Catheters, Stents, and Radiation Safety
Alan B. Lumsden, MD
4:40 Surgical and Endovascular Management of Vascular Trauma
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
5:20 Surgical and Endovascular Management of Renal Vascular Hypertension
Benjamin J. Pearce, MD, FACS
6:00 Adjourn

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Morning
7:00 Breakfast
Moderator: Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
7:30 Cerebrovascular Disease I: Etiology, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Surgery of the Carotid Artery
Wesley S. Moore, MD
8:30 Cerebrovascular Disease II: Surgery of the Aortic Arch Trunks and the Vertebral Basilar System
Enrique Criado, MD
9:15 Stent/Angioplasty for Carotid Artery Disease: Indications, Technique, and Results
Peter A. Schneider, MD
9:45 Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
10:15 Congenital Vascular Malformations - Diagnosis and Management
Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
10:55 Surgical Management of Chronic Venous Obstruction
Peter Gloviczki, MD
11:25 Catheter-Based Intervention for Chronic Venous Obstruction
Seshandri Raju, MD, FACS
11:55 Q & A
Moderator: Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
Panelists: Drs. Criado, Gloviczki, Moore, Raju, Shortell, and Schneider
12:15 Lunch Break
Afternoon
Moderator: Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
1:30 Atherosclerosis: Pathology and Pathogenesis
Jessica B. O'Connell, MD
2:00 Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
Gregory J. Landry, MD
2:50 Risk Factor Modification: Tobacco, Statins, Beta Blockers, ACE Inhibitors, and Antiplatelet Agents
Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
3:25 Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
3:45 Pediatric Vascular Surgery
James C. Stanley, MD
4:05 Hematologic Problems Including, Bleeding, Clotting, Venous Thromboembolic Disease and Newer Anticoagulant Drugs
Thomas W. Wakefield, MD
4:45 Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Technique and Results
Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
5:15 Lower Extremity Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Management
Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI
5:35 Management of the Incompetent Axial (Great, Saphenous and Small Saphenous) and Perforator Veins
David A. Rigberg, MD
6:00 Adjourn

Monday, August 28, 2017

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
8:10 Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Surgical Management
Hazim J. Safi, MD
8:40 The Hybrid Approach to Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
9:10 Fenestrated and Branched Endograft Repair of Aortic Arch and Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Gustavo S. Oderich, MD
9:40 Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
10:00 Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta and Iliac Arteries - Etiology, Diagnosis, and Surgical Repair
Jerry Goldstone, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(hon)
10:40 Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Comparative Techniques and Results of Currently Available Devices
Ronald M. Fairman, MD
11:30 Surgical Management of Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease
Michael Belkin, MD
12:00 Q & A
Moderator: David A. Rigberg, MD
Panelists: Drs. Belkin, Fairman, Goldstone, Makaroun, Oderich, Quiñones-Baldrich, and Safi
12:30 Lunch Break
Afternoon
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
1:30 Angioplasty and Stenting for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
2:00 Catheter Based Intervention for Infra-Inguinal Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results
Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD
2:30 Diagnosis, Surgical and Endovascular Management of Intestinal Ischemia
Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
3:00 Visceral Artery Aneurysms
James C. Stanley, MD
3:30 Aneurysms of the Peripheral Arteries, Including a Comparison of Open and Endovascular Techniques for Repair
Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM
4:00 Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
4:30 Surgical and Endovascular Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Frank J. Veith, MD
5:00 Endovascular Management of Aortic Dissection/Transection
William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
5:30 Surgical Management of Infra-Inguinal Arterial Occlusive Disease
Frank J. Veith, MD
6:00 Management of Upper Extremity Arterial and Venous Occlusive Disease
Brian G. DeRubertis, MD, FACS
6:30 Closing Comments and Course Adjourns
Wesley S. Moore, MD and Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to provide the evidence basis for the clinical practice of vascular disease management.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to affirm or modify their approach to patient management in the following areas:

  • Indications, technique, and results of the spectrum of open vascular operations including such common procedures as carotid endarterectomy, repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorto-femoral bypass, and infra-inguinal bypass. Also, management of varicose veins and deep venous occlusive disease.
  • Indications, technique, and results of the spectrum of catheter-based intervention including endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorto-iliac and femoral-popliteal-tibial occlusive disease, and carotid artery stenting.
  • Medical management of vascular disease including treatment of hypertension, risk factor modification, the use of anti-platelet, anit-coagulant, and stain therapy.
  • Diagnostic studies including duplex ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography, CT angiography, and catheter-based contrast angiography.

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 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Miscellaneous

Symposium Location

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

The Beverly Hilton 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 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

As of July 24, 2017, the hotel block of rooms are sold out for the group rate.  No more rooms will be made available at this rate.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Beverly Hilton at a special rate of $255 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 July 26, 2017 is subject to availability.

Conference Parking

Self day and overnight parking is $17
Valet day parking is $25
Overnight valet parking is $42