UCSF CME: UCSF Vascular Symposium 2018


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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MSU18003
Activity Start Date: April 19, 2018
Activity End Date: April 21, 2018
Location: Parc 55, A Hilton Hotel
San Francisco CA

Physicians $650.00
Nurses/Allied Health Professionals/Fellows $425.00
Northern California Vascular $525.00
CPMA Members $525.00

Physicians Saturday Only $175.00
N/AHP/Fellows Saturday Only $100.00
CPMA Saturday Only $150.00
CPMA/NCVasc Saturday Only $150.00

Industry $1,000.00

Included with registration
Thursday Lunch 4/19/18 12:00pm
Friday Lunch 4/20/18 12:00pm
Saturday Lunch 4/21/18 12:00pm



The landscape of vascular disease management continues to evolve with advancing technologies, data from clinical trials, and registries, all within the shifting paradigms of affordable care. How do we continue to offer the best modalities for our patients, practice evidence-based and cost-effective care, and begin to understand population-based disease management?

This year’s Vascular Symposium will address the intersection of technology and evidence, probe the algorithms of experts regarding treatment selection, and review the current existing practice guidelines in each disease area. We will again highlight a Mini-Symposium on advanced limb salvage, bringing a multi-disciplinary panel of experts with an interactive program of cases and didactics.

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Upon completion of this activity an attendee will be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

American Board of Surgery MOC Self-Assessment CME Activity
This year’s course features a post-test which is valid toward meeting the Self-Assessment CME requirements for American Board of Surgery MOC. ABS diplomates will have the opportunity to earn Self-Assessment CME after passing the comprehensive post-test. The post-test can be accessed here –

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Course Outline:


7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Michael S. Conte, MD

ABDOMINAL AORTA • Moderators: Warren Gasper, MD, and John Lane, MD
8:10 Current Guidelines for Management of AAA Warren Gasper, MD

8:30 Step By Step: How I Do EVAR for Ruptured AAA
Joseph Lombardi, MD

8:50 What Does the Data Tell Us About Outcomes of EVAR with Challenging Anatomy?
Sukgu Han, MD

9:05 The Angulated Neck: I Thought I Could Do This Case, But There is an Endoleak – Now What?
John Lane, MD

9:20 EVAR Under Local/Monitored Anesthesia: Should This Be the Standard of Care?
Ahmed Shalabi, MD

9:30 Questions

9:45 Coffee Break

THORACIC AORTA • Moderators: Linda Reilly, MD, and Ronald Fairman, MD
10:15 Current Guidelines for TAA and Aortic Dissections
Darren Schneider, MD

10:35 New Treatments for TBAD: Petticoats, Sac Embolization, and Coils – Do These Really Help or Just Increase Device Cost?
Joseph Lombardi, MD

10:50 How to Salvage the Failing TEVAR
Darren Schneider, MD

11:05 IMH/Penetrating Ulcers/Saccular Aneurysms: How to Manage and When to Intervene
Sukgu Han, MD

11:20 New Technology for Ascending Aorta and Arch Repair: What’s on the Horizon
Timothy Chuter, MD

11:30 Binkley Visiting Professorship Lecture: Ronald Fairman, MD

12:00 pm OPTIONAL WORKING LUNCH: Challenging Aortic Cases

Moderators: Michael Conte, MD and Ronald Fairman, MD
Panel: Timothy Chuter, MD,Sukgu Han,MD, Joseph Lombardi, MD,Darren Schneider, MD

CAROTID AND AV ACCESS • Moderators: Charles Eichler, MD, and Joseph Rapp, MD

1:30 Current Guidelines for Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease
John Lane, MD

1:45 Transcervical Carotid Stenting: Patient Selection, Techniques, and Results
Peter Schneider, MD

1:55 Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: with All of the New Drugs, Do We Need to Operate on These Patients?
Joseph Rapp, MD

2:10 How I Approach Patients With Both Proximal Common Carotid and Carotid Bifurcation Disease
Peter Schneider, MD

2:25 Preliminary Update on the New Vascular Access Guidelines
Charmaine Lok, MD

2:40 Current Management Options for Steal Syndrome
John Lane, MD

2:50 DCB for Fistula Salvage: Where Does It Fit in My Algorithm
Charles Eichler, MD

3:00 Fistula Failure – How to use risk scores & algorithms
Charmaine Lok, MD

3:15 Questions

3:25 Coffee Break

THE VASCULAR PRACTICE IN 2018 • Moderators: Jade Hiramoto, MD, and David Rigberg, MD

3:45 Free Standing Angio Suites: How to Balance Productivity, Reimbursement, and Conflict of Interest
David Rigberg, MD

4:10 Radiation Safety: How Can We Reduce Risk?
Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD

4:35 Branding your Vascular Practice: Principles of Effective Marketing
Russell Samson MD

5:00 pm Adjourn


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

CLAUDICATION PART I • Moderators: Marlene Grenon, MD and Ehrin Armstrong, MD

8:00 Guidelines for Treatment of Claudication
Patrick Geraghty, MD

8:20 Supervised Exercise Therapy: How to Start a Program
Marlene Grenon, MD

8:40 Medical Treatment For Claudication: What Works and What’s on The Horizon?
Ehrin Armstrong, MD

9:00 Vascular Imaging in The Claudicant: Are we Doing too Many Tests and Does this Promote Invasive Treatment?
Rajabrata Sarkar, MD

9:20 Questions

9:45 Coffee Break

CLAUDICATION PART II • Moderators: Shant Vartanian, MD and David Rigberg, MD

10:00 Endovascular Treatment of Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease: What’s in My Toolbox in 2018
Jade Hiramoto, MD

10:15 Surgical Treatment of AIOD in 2018: Who Gets It?
David Rigberg, MD

10:30 Debate: This is My Approach to Treatment of the Claudicant with Femoral-Popliteal Disease

• We Are Doing Too Much Interventions Russell Samson, MD
• We Are Undertreating People with Disability Peter Schneider, MD

11:00 Popliteal/Tibial Interventions: Is It ever Appropriate for Claudication?
Miguel Montero-Baker, MD

11:20 Re-Intervention for Claudication: Is This Effective or a Slippery Slope?
Patrick Geraghty, MD

11:40 Questions

12:00 pm OPTIONAL WORKING LUNCH: Challenging Claudication Cases
Moderator: Patrick Geraghty, MD/Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD
Panel: David Rigberg, MD /Russell Samson, MD /Peter Schneider, MD/Shant Vartanian, MD

VENOUS DISEASE • Adam Oskowitz, MD, PhD and Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD
1:15 Current Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute DVT
Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

1:30 Debate: Acute DVT: We Can Expand Our Indications to Treat More Patients with the New Thrombectomy Devices
• Pro Kanti Kolli, MD
• Con Gregory Piazza, MD

1:50 How Do We Evaluate and When Do We Treat Iliac Venous Disease?
Adam Oskowitz, MD, PhD

2:10 With All the New Drugs, This is How I Treat Acute DVT and Superficial Phlebitis
Gregory Piazza, MD

2:30 Clinical Scenarios in Venous Disease: Consults for the Panel
Moderator: Charles Eichler, MD
Panel: Kanti Kolli, MD/Adam Oskowitz, MD, PhD/Gregory Piazza, MD/Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

3:00 How to Make Technology Work for Your Vascular Practice and Benefit Your Patients
Pat Basu, MD

3:30 Coffee Break

1. Closure Devices Warren Gasper, MD
2. Retrograde Access Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
3. Varicose Vein Rx David Rigberg, MD and Shant Vartanian, MD

5:30 pm Course Reception



7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Limb Salvage Mini-Symposium Welcome and Introductions
Michael S. Conte, MD

8:10 Global Guidelines for the Treatment of Limb Threatening Ischemia
Michael S. Conte, MD

8:30 Can This Foot be Saved? Will it be Functional?
Monara Dini, DPM
Alexander Reyzelman, DPM

8:50 Wound Management in the Diabetic Foot: What Products Are Most Effective?
David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

9:10 Measurement of Perfusion: Current Limitations and Novel Technologies
Miguel Montero-Baker, MD

9:30 Understanding Angiosomes in Limb Salvage: How I Use It to Define Treatment
Shant Vartanian, MD

9:45 Antibiotics for the Treatment of Osteomyelitis
Monara Dini, DPM

10:00 Break

LIMB SALVAGE II • Joseph Rapp, MD, and George Andros, MD

10:15 Open Bypass for Limb Salvage: What are the Options When There is No Saphenous Vein
Russell Samson, MD

10:35 This is My Approach to the Rx of BTK Disease for CLI
Shant Vartanian, MD

10:55 Debate: Atherectomy
• A Key Component of My Treatment of Patients with CLI John Laird, MD
• A Waste of Time and Money Patrick Geraghty, MD

11:20 Limb Salvage Mini-Symposium Keynote Address: Global Guidelines for the
Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infection
David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

11:50 Questions

12:00 pm OPTIONAL WORKING LUNCH: Challenging Limb Salvage/Wound Healing Cases
Moderators: George Andros, MD/Alexander Reyzelman, DPM
Panel: David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD/Michael Conte, MD/John Laird, MD/Miguel Montero-Baker, MD

LIMB SALVAGE III • Michael Conte, MD, and Alexander Reyzelman, DPM
1:00 Foot Surgery and Revascularization: Optimizing the Sequence and Timing
David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

1:20 Inframalleolar Disease: When and How to Intervene – Does It Really Work?
John Laird, MD

1:40 CLI Team: Does It Improve Outcomes or Streamline Care?
Ehrin Armstrong, MD

2:00 CLI Team: the UCSF Experience
Alexander Reyzelman, DPM

2:15 Questions

2:30 pm Adjourn

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Michael S. Conte, MD
Professor of Surgery,
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Charles Eichler, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Timothy Chuter, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Monara Dini, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General/UCSF Orthopaedic Trauma Institute

Warren Gasper, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Marlene Grenon, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Jade S. Hiramoto, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD
Assistant Professor of Interventional
Radiology, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Kanti Kolli, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Adam Oskowitz, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Joseph H. Rapp, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Linda M. Reilly, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Ahmed Shalabi, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Chief of Vascular Anesthesia

Shant Vartanian, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery


George Andros, MD, FACS, FRCS
Medical Director
Amputation Prevention Center,
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Van Nuys, CA

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and
Director, Southern Arizona Limb
Salvage Alliance (SALSA),
University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado; Director,
Interventional Cardiology,
Denver VA Medical Center
Denver, CO

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, PA

Patrick Geraghty, MD
Professor of Surgery and Radiology
Washington University,
St. Louis, MO

Sukgu Han, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Warren Joseph, DPM
Podiatric and Infectious
Diseases Attending
Roxborough Memorial Hospital in
Philadelphia and Coatesville VA
Medical Center

John Laird, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Adventist Healthcare
St. Helena, CA

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

Charmaine E. Lok, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine,
University of Toronto
Medical Director
Renal Management Clinics and Hemodialysis Program
University Health Network


Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, FACS
Professor & Chief, Division of
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University;
Director, Cooper Aortic Center
Philadelphia, PA

Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular Surgery
and Endovascular Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Staff Physician, Cardiovascular
Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

David Rigberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular Surgery, UCLA,
David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Russell H. Samson MD, FACS, RVT
Clinical Professor of Surgery
(Vascular), Florida State
University Medical School
President, Mote Vascular
Foundation, Inc.; Attending Surgeon,
Sarasota Vascular Specialists
Tallahassee, FL

Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Heart and Vascular Surgical Services
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Darren B. Schneider, MD
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director of the Center for Vascular
and Endovascular Surgery at New
York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Peter Schneider, MD
Vascular Surgeon
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

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Travel & Lodging:

Parc 55, A Hilton Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco CA 94102
Hotel Phone: 415-392-8000
Rates: $299/night

Cutoff Date: March 28, 2018 or once room block is filled

For ONLINE Reservations, please visit this link

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel is sold out for the night of April 18, 2018

Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:
Hertz Convention Code Discount Link

Hertz www.hertz.com
CV Code: 03BW0137
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0137

UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
You may use the following offer code to book on your own:
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZZ26868008 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before April 16, 2018 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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