Course Information
3rd 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 25, 2018 to August 27, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

This 3-day course represents a joint effort of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and the Society for Vascular Surgery. 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, and (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 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 course is supported by a textbook in vascular surgery. The chapters have been written by the course faculty. The 9th edition of the textbook, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, edited by Wesley S. Moore, MD, Peter F. Lawrence, MD, and Gustavo S. Oderich, MD, is currently in publication. We anticipate this new addition to be available at the time of the course and will be included as a part of course registration.

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. The special application to attend the course was due on July 18, 2018. We are not accepting any further applications. You must wait until June 2019 for the next invitation and application to be sent out to Program Directors.

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

Course Fees

  • $999

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, July 27, 2018 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 and Endovascular 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
John E. Skandalakis Chair in Surgery
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
Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology
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

Karen Woo, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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
Medical Director, Eastern Region
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Inova Alexandria Hospital
Alexandria, Virginia

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

R. Clement Darling III, MD
President, Society for Vascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Albany Medical College
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery,
Albany Medical Center Hospital
Director, The Institute for Vascular
Health and Disease, Albany Medical Center Hospital
President, The Vascular Group
Albany, New York

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

Steven Dean, DO, RPVI, FSVM
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

Charles J. Fox, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Colorado
Chief of Vascular Surgery, Denver Health
Denver, Colorado

Julie Freischlag, MD
Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Chief Executive Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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

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
Alan H. Markowitz MD Master Clinician for Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
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

Joann M. Lohr, MD, FACS, RVT, CWSP
Lohr Surgical Specialists, Ltd
Cincinnati, Ohio

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, FACS
Reid Endowed Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Andrea Obi, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section of Vascular Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gustavo S. Oderich, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director of Aortic Center
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

Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, FACS
Colonel USAF MC
Shumacker Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
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 25th, 2018

7:00 Registration/Breakfast
7:30 Welcome and Introduction
Wesley S. Moore, MD and Cynthia K. Shortell, MD, Course Chairs
R. Clement Darling III, MD, President, Society for Vascular Surgery
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
7:40 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology of the Vessel Wall
Steven Dean, DO, RPVI, FSVM
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, FACS
11:15 Non-Infectious Complications in Vascular Surgery
Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD
12:00 Q&A
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
Panelists: Drs. Chandra, Darling, Dawson, Dean, Gomes, Jimenez, and Rasmussen
12:15 Lunch Break
Moderator: Peter F. Lawrence, MD
1:30 Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Arterial and Graft Occlusions
Brian G. DeRubertis, MD (on behalf of 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
Karen Woo, 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
Charles J. Fox, MD, FACS
5:20 Surgical and Endovascular Management of Renal Vascular Hypertension
Benjamin Pearce, MD
6:00 Adjourn

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

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, FACS
9:15 Stent/Angioplasty for Carotid Artery Disease: Indications, Technique, and Results
Peter A. Schneider, MD
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
Joann M. Lohr, MD, FACS, RVT, CWSP
11:55 AM Q&A
Moderator: Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
Panelists: Drs. Criado, Gloviczki, Lohr, Moore, Shortell, and Schneider
12:15 Lunch Break
Moderator:Cynthia 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
Andrea Obi, MD (on behalf of 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, RPVI, FSVM
5:35 Management of the Incompetent Axial (Great, Saphenous and Small Saphenous) and Perforator Veins
David A. Rigberg, MD
6:00 Adjourn

Monday, August 27th, 2018

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 Open 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: Currently Approved and Investigational Devices
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
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 D. 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, anti-coagulant, and statin 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.

This activity provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program.

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

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 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
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Beverly Hilton at a special rate of $260 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 25, 2018 is subject to availability.

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