UCSF Vascular Symposium 2016


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Department: Surgery
Course Number: MSU16003
Activity Start Date: April 14, 2016
Activity End Date: April 16, 2016
Location: Park Central Hotel
San Francisco CA 94103

Physicians $625
California Podiatric Medicine Association $500
Northern California Vascular Society $500
Allied Health Professionals $400
Residents/Fellows $400
Industry $1,000



brochure What do you look for in an educational course? After all there are many meetings to choose from that offer comprehensive reviews, technical extravaganzas, or disease-based deep dives. So, why come to the UCSF Vascular Symposium? We hope your answer is the attainment of clinical wisdom. Because that is ours. Our goal is to provide practical information supported by scientific principles to yield a system of knowledge that, when combined with your clinical experience, will provide the necessary wisdom to practice with sapience and empathy. We aim to be provocative, maybe a little contrary to conventional wisdom at times, we hope the course will rouse us from routine. We can't do this without your questions, comments, and clinical vignettes as they are mission critical to the success of the course.

To this end, we have created over 115 lectures given by an august, international faculty with great expertise in a variety of clinical areas. The pace of the course will be concordant with the unanimity of the subject matter: longer talks permitting an in depth conversation and shorter talks crafted for nuance. This curriculum offers rich coverage of the subject matter presented in a unique and original format and reinforced by CME and MOC credits.

The California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) will join us the final day for the UCSF/CPMA limb preservation and diabetic foot care course. We have assembled an all star lineup to cover pathophysiology, disease stratification, and the diagnosis and treatment of the chronic limb threatened patient. On the lighter side, we will have a vascular surgery jeopardy with prizes for the top 3 scores, the UCSF wine reception featuring some of Northern California’s best varietals, and a reception for vascular trainees complete with mock oral board examinations. Finally, we are fortunate once again to have the Society of Vascular Surgery President, Dr. Bruce Perler, who will present the Binkley lecture.

There will not be a printed syllabus for this course.

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An attendee completing this course should be able to apply:

  • Techniques and/or strategies to reduce spinal cord injury after aortic surgery;
  • Techniques and/or strategies to reduce type 2 endoleaks following EVAR;
  • Techniques to repair acute and chronic type B aortic dissections;
  • Management options for the reversed-tapered aortic neck;
  • Management options for thoracic outlet syndrome;
  • Management options for superficial and deep venous insufficiency;
  • Utilization of antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce intimal hyperplasia and improve outcomes;
  • Management options for incompetent venous perforators;
  • Techniques to reduce iliac venous stenosis;
  • Techniques of effective off-loading of the neuropathic foot;
  • Strategies to reduce the incidence of hemodialysis initiation with a central venous catheter;
  • Management options for central venous stenosis;
  • Management options for asymptomatic carotid stenosis;
  • Surveillance strategies for following lower extremity revascularization;
  • Management options for the patient with intermittent claudication;
  • Treatment options for the lower extremity in stent restenosis;
  • Strategies for reducing intimal hyperplasia of lower extremity bypass;
  • Comprehensive assessment of the patient with limb threatening ischemia;
  • Strategies to effectively stratify risk in the patient with critical limb ischemia;
  • Contemporary wound management strategies;
  • Management options for diabetic neuropathy;
  • Assessment of the utility of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for limb salvage.

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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 20.00 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.

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Course Outline:

View/Download Schedule (.pdf)

Vascular Surgery Jeopardy (.pdf) / KEY (.docx)

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

Christopher D. Owens, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and
Endovascular Surgery
Chief of Vascular Surgery Service,
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Alexander Reyzelman, DPM
Associate Physician Diplomate
Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Monara Dini, DPM
Assistant Clinical Professor
San Francisco General
Hospital/UCSF Orthopaedic
Trauma Institute

Charles M. Eichler, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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

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

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

Kirsten L. Johansen, MD
Professor of Medicine;
Director of Dialysis,
San Francisco VA Medical Center,
Nephrology Section

Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD, FSIR
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Chief, Interventional Radiology

David H. Lovett MD
Professor, Medicine UCSF
Chief Nephrology SFVAMC
Principal Investigator, UCSF

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

Shuvo Roy, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering
and Therapeutic Sciences;
Department of Surgery,
Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine
Director, The Kidney Project, Faculty
Director, Master of Translational
Medicine (MTM) Graduate Program

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



Cherrie Z. Abraham, MD
Director, Aortic Center, Knight
Cardiovascular Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Provisional, Oregon Health & Science University
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Portland, Oregon

Niren Angle, MD, RVT, FACS
East Bay Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates
Lieutenant Colonel, USAFR, MC
Travis Air Force Base, California

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

Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD, MSc FACC
Director, Interventional Cardiology;
Co-Director, Vascular Laboratory
VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare
System; Associate Professor of
Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Denver, Colorado

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

Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine; Director,
Section of Vascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine; Co-Director,
Vanderbilt Vascular Biology Center;
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Andrew JM Boulton, MD, DSc
President, European Association
for the Study of Diabetes;
Professor of Medicine,
University of Manchester and Visiting Professor,
University of Miami, FL
Consultant Physician,
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Manchester, England

Venita Chandra, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
Stanford Healthcare
Stanford, CA

Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR
Interventional Radiologist
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, CA

Robert Harland, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery; Vice Chair,
Academic Affairs; Surgical Director,
Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Arizona,
College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Donald L. Jacobs, MD
C. Rollins Hanlon Professor & Chair
Department of Surgery
Saint Louis University
School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Ghassan S. Kassab, PhD
California Medical
Innovations Institute
San Diego, CA

Patrick W. Kelly, MD, FACS
Chair of Vascular Services
Sanford Medical Center,
University of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS
Associate Professor of Podiatric
Medicine, Surgery & Biomechanics
Medical Director, Foot and Ankle
Center, College of Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health
Sciences, Pomona, CA

John S. Lane, MD
Professor of Surgery,
Director of Endovascular Surgery,
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Charmaine E. Lok, MD, MSc.,
Professor of Medicine, University
of Toronto; Medical Director,
Renal Management Clinics and
Hemodialysis Program
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Matthew T. Menard, MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Endovascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular and
Endovascular Surgical Fellowship
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Gregory L. Moneta, MD
Professor and Chief,
Division of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University;
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Portland, Oregon

Bruce A. Perler, MD, MBA, FACS
Julius H. Jacobson, II Professor of
Surgery; Vice-Chair for Clinical
Operations and Financial Affairs,
Department of Surgery
Chief Emeritus, Division of Vascular
Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Director of the Vascular Noninvasive
Laboratory, Department of Surgery,
Johns Hopkins University,
School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Iraklis I. Pipinos, MD, PhD
Vascular Surgeon and Professor
University of Nebraska Medical
Center and Chief, Vascular Surgery
VA Nebraska and Western Iowa
Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

David Rigberg, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA;
Los Angeles, California

Niten Singh, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Director of Limb Preservation
Services; Division of Vascular
Surgery, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

William H. Tettelbach, MD, FACP, FIDSA, CWS
Medical Director of Wound & Skin
Care; Intermountain Healthcare
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

James J. Zimmerman, MD
Director of Vascular and Endovascular Interventions
Sequoia Hospital
Redwood City, CA

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Travel & Lodging:

Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotel Phone: 415-974-6400
Reservations: 888-627-8561

Hotel Rate: $299/night
Cutoff Date: 3/18/16 or until room block fills

Reserve your room online here

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before April 13, 2016 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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

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