Course Information
Fifth Annual UCLA/SVS Symposium: A Comprehensive Review and Update of What's New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
A Live Virtual Conference

Virtual Learning
August 15, 2020 to August 30, 2020


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Course Description

With the advent of COVID-19, we have had to revise plans for our symposium. Rather than cancel or postpone, our new plan will be a virtual format with live streaming presentations. In addition to the virtual symposium, registrants will also be provided a virtual course “syllabus” that will provide them with on-demand access to recordings of the live sessions for three weeks following presentation.

This 3 day course represents a joint effort of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and 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 pillarsof 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, 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 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).

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

The Fifth Annual UCLA/SVS Symposium will be held over the course of three consecutive weekends beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020 through Sunday, August 30, 2020.

The enrollment fee covers your particpation for the entire virtual event:

  • Saturday, August 15 - Sunday, August 16
  • Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23
  • Saturday, August 29 - Sunday, August 30

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Fifth Annual UCLA / SVS 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

  • $250 (General Enrollment)
  • $0 (Vascular Residents & Fellows)*
    *Note: Complimentary registration for vascular residents/fellows is restricted to approved Vascular Surgery Fellowship Programs in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico from scholarships provided by The Joash Foundation. Program Directors will receive a special invitation and instructions via email on the registration process.

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, July 29, 2020 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 cancelled, 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, MBA
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

Donald Baril, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Brian G. DeRubertis, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine
Department of Radiological Sciences

Peter F. Lawrence, MD
Wiley F. Barker Chair in Vascular Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director, Gonda Vascular Center

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

William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director, UCLA Aortic Center

David A. Rigberg, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center

Karen Woo, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Guest Faculty

Ali Azizzadeh, MD, FACS
Professor & Director, Division of Vascular Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery for Programmatic Development
Associate Director, Heart Institute for Vascular Therapeutics
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Los Angeles, California

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

David L. Dawson, MD
Clinical Professor
Texas A&M University, College of Medicine
Vascular Surgeon
Baylor Scott & White Health
Temple, Texas

Steven Dean, DO, RPVI, FSVM
Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

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

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCS (Edin), DFSVS
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, FACS
Joe M. and Ruth Roberts Emeritus
Professor of Surgery
Chair Emeritus, Division of Vascular and
Endovascular Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Jerry Goldstone, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (hon)
Adjunct Faculty
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 Cardio-vascular Surgery
Co-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
Chief, Division of Vascular 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 Surgery
Houston, Texas

Michel S. Makaroun, MD
The Marshall W. Webster MD Chair in Vascular Surgery
Co-Director, UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Professor of Surgery and Clinical Translational Science
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

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
William D. Jordan, Jr., Professor of Vascular Surgery
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
UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, Texas

Peter A. Schneider, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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 15, 2020

7:30  Welcome and Introduction
 Wesley S. Moore, MD and Cynthia K. Shortell, MD, Course Chairs
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  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
9:55  The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
 Ankur Chandra, MD, RPVI
10:35  Exposure of Blood Vessels and Related Structures
 Col. Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, USAFMC
11:15  Non-Infectious Complications in Vascular Surgery
 Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD, MBA
12:00   Q&A
 Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
 Panelists: Drs. Chandra, Dawson, Dean, Gomes, Jimenez, and Rasmussen
12:15   Adjourn

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Moderator: Peter F. Lawrence, MD
7:30  Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Arterial and Graft Occlusions
 Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, FACS
8:00  Primary Aortic and Vascular Graft Infections: Etiology, Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
 Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCS (Edin), DFSVS
9:00  Management of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
 Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
9:30  Hemodialysis and Angio Access
 Karen Woo, MD, MS
10:00  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:30  Introduction to Endovascular Surgery: Arterial Access, Guidewires, Sheaths, Angioplasty Catheters, Stents, and  3D Imaging
 Alan B. Lumsden, MD
11:00  Surgical and Endovascular Management of Vascular Trauma
 Charles J. Fox, MD, FACS
11:30  Surgical and Endovascular Management of Renal Vascular Hypertension
 Benjamin J. Pearce, MD, FACS
12:00  Q&A
 Moderator: Peter F. Lawrence, MD
 Panelists: Drs. Fox, Freischlag, Gelabert, Kashyap, Lumsden, Pearce, and Woo
12:30  Adjourn

Saturday, August 22, 2020

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
 William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
9:15  Stent / Angioplasty for Carotid Artery Disease: Indications, Technique, and Results
 Peter A. Schneider, MD
9:45  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:15  Congenital Vascular Malformations - Diagnosis and Management
 Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
10:55  Surgical Management of Chronic Venous Obstruction
 Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
11:25  Catheter-Based Intervention for Chronic Venous Obstruction
 Donald Baril, MD
11:55  Q&A
 Moderator: Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
 Panelists: Drs. Baril, Gloviczki, Jordan, Moore, Shortell, and Schneider
12:15   Adjourn

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Moderator: Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
7:30  Atherosclerosis: Pathology and Pathogenesis
 Jessica B. O’Connell, MD
8:00  Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
 Gregory J. Landry, MD
8:50  Risk Factor Modification: Tobacco, Statins, Beta Blockers, ACE Inhibitors, and Antiplatelet Agents
 Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
9:30  Pediatric Vascular Surgery
 James C. Stanley, MD
9:50  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:20  Hematologic Problems Including Bleeding, Clotting, Venous Thromboembolic Disease and Newer Anticoagulant   Drugs
 Thomas W. Wakefield, MD
11:00  Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Technique and Results
 Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC
11:30  Lower Extremity Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Management
 Steven Dean, DO, RPVI, FSVM
11:50  Management of the Incompetent Axial (Great Saphenous and Small Saphenous) and Perforator Veins (Thermal and Chemical Ablation)
 David A. Rigberg, MD
12:10  Q&A
 Moderator: Cynthia K. Shortell, MD
 Panelists: Drs. Comerota, Dean, Landry, O'Connell, Rigberg, Stanley, and Wakefield
12:30  Adjourn

Saturday, August 29, 2020

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
9:50  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:20  Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta and Iliac Arteries - Etiology, Diagnosis, and Surgical Repair
 Jerry Goldstone, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (hon)
11:00  Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Comparative Techniques and Results of Currently Available Devices
 Ali Azizzadeh, MD, FACS
11:40  Surgical Management of Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease
 Michael Belkin, MD
12:20  Q&A
 Moderator: David A. Rigberg, MD
 Panelists: Drs. Azizzadeh, Belkin, Goldstone, Makaroun, Oderich, Quiñones-Baldrich, and Safi
12:40   Adjourn

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
7:30  Angioplasty and Stenting for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results
 William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
8:00  Catheter-Based Intervention for Infra-Inguinal Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results
 Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD, FACS
8:30  Diagnosis, Surgical and Endovascular Management of Intestinal Ischemia
 Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
9:00  Visceral Artery Aneurysms
 James C. Stanley, MD
9:30  Aneurysms of the Peripheral Arteries Including a Comparison of Open and Endovascular Techniques for Repair
 Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM
10:00  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:30  Surgical and Endovascular Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
 Frank J. Veith, MD
11:00  Management of Aortic Dissection/Transection
 William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
11:30  Surgical Management of Infra-Inguinal Arterial Occlusive Disease
 Frank J. Veith, MD
12:00  Management of Upper Extremity Arterial and Venous Occlusive Disease
 Brian G. DeRubertis, MD, FACS
12:30  Q&A
 Moderator: Wesley S. Moore, MD
 Panelists: Drs. DeRubertis, Gewertz, Jordan, Mills, Quiñones-Baldrich, Stanley, Veith, and Weaver
1:00 Closing Comments and Course Adjourns
Wesley S. Moore, MD and Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

Objectives

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

  • Describe the 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
  • Outline the management of varicose veins and deep venous occlusive disease
  • Identify the 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
  • Manage vascular disease including treatment of hypertension, risk factor modification, the use of anti-platelet, anti-coagulant, and statin therapy
  • Interpret 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.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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.