Course Information
UCLA Symposium on Advances in Treatment of Aortic Pathology

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
November 04, 2017

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Course Description

The UCLA Symposium on Advances in Treatment of Aortic Pathology, sponsored by the UCLA Aortic Center, is a one-day self-assessment CME course that will present advances in endovascular technology, open surgical options, and provide rationale for conservative management of aortic diseases. The course will also focus on patient selection, evaluation, and imaging. Presentations for physicians will highlight the technical aspects of open surgical and endovascular therapies. Management of potential complications of the various interventions will also be discussed. Parallel morning and afternoon sessions for allied health care personnel (i.e., nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) will be presented, concentrating on anatomy, definitions, natural history, patient and family education, and preoperative, perioperative and postoperative management of patients with aortic diseases.

Target Audience

The target audience is vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, primary care physicians, emergency room physicians, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with acute and chronic aortic pathology.

Registration Information

Early enrollment is advised.

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Aortic Pathology 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 the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624

By Phone

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

Registration Fee

  • $75.00 - Physicians
  • $50.00 - Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and physician assistants
  • $0.00 - *Fellows, residents, and students are welcomed at no charge.  Please call the CME off for details: (310) 794-2620

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, October 6, 2017 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Director

William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Director of UCLA Aortic Center

Guest Faculty

Andrew Barleben, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of California, San Diego

Joanna DeLong, RN, MS, NP
Clinical Nurse Manager
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
UCSF Center for Limb Preservation
Director of Advanced Practice Nursing
UCSF Heart and Vascular Center

Stephen C. Fraser, JD
Senior Partner
Fraser Watson Croutch, LLP
Glendale, California

John S. Lane, MD
Professor and Acting Chief of Vascular Surgery
University of California, San Diego

Wesley K. Lew, MD
Vascular Surgery
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

Gustavo Oderich, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director of Endovascular Therapy
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Carlos Timaran, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Endovascular Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Gilbert Upchurch, MD
Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

UCLA Faculty

Donald Baril, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Vascular Surgery

Parntip Chertboonmuang, MSN, NP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Aortic Center and Structural Heart Programs

Brian DeRubertis, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Anahat Dhillon, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Steven Farley, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Hugh Gelabert, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Vadim Gudzenko, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Director, ACCM Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care

Juan C. Jimenez, MD, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Murray Kwon, MD, MBA
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

John Moriarty, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Radiological Sciences

Marcella C. Press, MD, PhD, FACC
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Department of Medicine/Cardiology

David A. Rigberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Division of Vascular Surgery

Michelle G. Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CCRN, CSC
Assistant Unit Director and Clinical Educator
RRUCLA Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Susan Valentine, MSN, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Cardiothoracic Surgery
RRUCLA Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Jessica Wang, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Division of Cardiology

Andrew Watson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Department of Medicine/Cardiology

Karen Woo, MD, MS, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Program Agenda

Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:00-7:50 Registration and Breakfast
7:50-8:00 Symposium Introduction
8:00-8:15 Pre-Test
Morning Session
Moderator: Juan C. Jimenez, MD, FACS
8:15-8:30 Genetic Abnormalities in Aortic Pathology
Jessica Wang, MD, PhD
8:30-8:45 Diagnosis and Management of Penetrating Aortic Ulcer and Intramural Hematoma
Brian DeRubertis, MD, FACS
8:45-9:00 Alternative Strategies for Hybrid Repair of Complex Aortic Pathology
Wesley K. Lew, MD
9:00-9:15 The Role of Polymer Technology for Treatment of Aortic Pathology: Thinking Outside the Box
John S. Lane, MD
9:15-9:30 Indication for and Surgical Repair of Aortic Arch Pathology
Murray Kwon, MD, MBA
9:30-9:45 Aortic-Trauma Management in 2017
Carlos Timaran, MD
9:45-10:00 Long-Term Management of Patients After Type-A Aortic Dissection Repair
William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
10:00-10:25 Break
Morning Parallel Session - NP, PA
Moderator: Parntip Chertboonmuang, MSN, NP
8:15-8:30 Aortic 101 - Anatomy and Physiology
Hugh Gelabert, MD, FACS
8:30-8:45 Aortic Pathology - Aneurysm
David A. Rigberg, MD
8:45-9:00 Aortic Pathology - Dissection
Murray Kwon, MD, MBA
9:00-9:15 Endovascular Repair of Aortic Pathology: The Basics
William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
9:15-9:30 Aortic Surgery for Aneurysms and Dissection
Donald Baril, MD
9:30-9:45 Assessment and Management of Patients After Open Repair Aortic Surgery
Anahat Dhillon, MD
10:00-10:25 Break
Morning Session (continued)
Moderator: William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
10:25-10:30 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
10:30-11:00 Keynote Lecture: Endovascular Aortic Repair from the Valve to the Iliacs: The Future?
Gustavo Oderich, MD
11:00-11:30 To Fix or to Observe an Aortic Aneurysm – Factors that Influence the Decision
David A. Rigberg, MD
11:30-11:45 Initial Evaluation and Early Management of Acute Aortic Dissection: A vs B Dissection
Vadim Gudzenko, MD
11:45-12:15 Why Do Aortic Aneurysms and or Dissections Occur?
Gilbert Upchurch, MD
12:15-1:15 Lunch
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Murray Kwon, MD, MBA
1:15-1:30 Chronic Type-B Aortic Dissections – Medical Management and Indications for Intervention
Andrew Watson, MD
1:30-1:45 Aortic Pathology in the Pediatric Age - Recognition and Management
Gilbert Upchurch, MD
1:45-2:00 Snorkels, Chimneys, or Fenestrated Repair of Aortic Pathology: When and Why
Carlos Timaran, MD
2:00-2:15 Peri-Arterial Sac Embolization (PASE) for Prevention and Treatment of Endoleaks
Andrew Barleben, MD, MPH
2:15-2:30 Liability Associated with Aortic Pathology
Stephen C. Fraser, JD
2:30-2:45 Aortic Occlusion With or Without Visceral Involvement: Diagnosis and Management
William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
2:45 Break
Afternoon Parallel Session - NP, PA
Moderator: Parntip Chertboonmuang, MSN, NP
1:15-1:30 Prevention and Management of Paraplegia in Aortic Surgery
Steven Farley, MD
1:30-1:45 Outpatient Follow-Up – When to Be Concerned
Parntip Chertboonmuang, MSN, NP
1:45-2:00 Management of Spinal Catheter Drainage
Michelle G. Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CCRN, CSC
2:00-2:15 Malperfusion in Aortic Pathology
Anahat Dhillon, MD
2:15-2:30 Aortic Aneurysms: Patient and Family Education
Joanna DeLong, RN, MS, NP
2:30-2:45 Aortic Dissection: Patient and Family Education
Susan Valentine, MSN, NP
2:45-3:00 Break
Afternoon Session (continued)
Moderator: William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
3:00-3:30 Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Gilbert Upchurch, MD, Carlos Timaran, MD, Gustavo Oderich, MD
3:30-3:45 Mid- and Long-Term Results of Fenestrated and Branch Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
Gustavo Oderich, MD
3:45-4:00 Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury in Patients Having Complex Aortic Repair
Juan C. Jimenez, MD, FACS
4:00-4:15 Medical Treatment and Risk Stratification of Patients with Aortic Pathology — Aneurysms, Dissections and Occlusive Disease
Marcella C. Press, MD, PhD, FACC
4:15-4:30 Aortic Imaging in Patients with Renal Insufficiency
John Moriarty, MD
4:30-4:45 Outcome of Conservative and Interventional Management of Patients with Aortic Aneurysms and or Aortic Dissection
Karen Woo, MD, MS, FACS
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks and Post-Test

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of the aorta and the various pathologies
  • Understand genetic abnormalities in aortic pathology
  • Recognize long-term complications after type A aortic dissection
  • Identify factors that influence decisions in the management of patients with aortic aneurysms
  • Differentiate the management between type A versus type B aortic dissection
  • Describe the management of penetrating aortic ulcer and intramural hematoma
  • Manage aortic trauma with currently available options
  • Understand the pathophysiology that leads to the formation of aneurysms and or aortic dissection
  • Manage patients with chronic type B aortic dissection
  • List the indications for surgical repair of the aortic arch
  • Identify the symptoms and manage aorto visceral occlusive disease
  • Select the most appropriate aortic imaging in patients with renal insufficiency
  • Understand endovascular alternatives
  • Formulate alternative strategies for hybrid repair of complex aortic pathology
  • Formulate a plan to reduce the risk of paraplegia in aortic surgery
  • Explain the potential role of polymer technology in the treatment of aortic pathology
  • Describe when and why alternative approaches to aortic pathology should be used such as snorkels, chimneys, or fenestrated repair
  • Describe periarterial sac embolization for prevention and treatment of endo-leaks
  • Explain the potential liability associated with aortic pathology
  • Recognize aortic pathology in the pediatric patient
  • Provide patient and family education regarding aortic pathology

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 7.25 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 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

Conference Location

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directions and Parking

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Boulevard, East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Boulevard, travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Attendants will be selling permits from 6:30-8:30 am. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please report to the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your permit. Parking is $12 per vehicle, per day. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is located on the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Dr. South.

Accommodations

Several hotels are located within walking distance of the course venue.

The W Hotel
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765

Hotel Palomar
10740 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-8711

UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) 522-8252