UCSF CME: Vascular Symposium 2019


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Department: Surgery
Course Number: MSU19003
Activity Start Date: April 4, 2019
Activity End Date: April 5, 2019
Location: Park Central San Francisco
San Francisco CA
Fees: $500 Physicians
$250 Advanced Health Professionals/Nurses/PAs
$250 CPMA Members
$1,000 Industry


The current management of vascular disease in 2019 reflects a dynamic field of diagnostics, therapeutics, and innovative technologies. New drugs and devices, clinical trials, and multiple practice guidelines must be assimilated by vascular specialists. At the same time, we are challenged to provide more patient-focused, cost-effective care. This year’s symposium will provide an updated comprehensive review of the field, highlighting new developments and ongoing controversies. As in recent years, the second day of the meeting is a mini-symposium on PAD and advanced limb preservation. We have assembled a world class, multi-disciplinary faculty 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 16.75 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.

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Course Outline:


7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome Michael S. Conte, MD

MODERATORS: Drs. Linda M. Reilly & Darren Schneider

8:05 Evolving AAA Guidelines—SVS, ESVS, NICE: What is
the Recommended Balance of Open Repair vs EVAR?
Andres Schanzer, MD

8:20 EVAR for Ruptured AAA: This Step-by-Step Approach Will Save Lives
Sukgu M. Han, MD

8:40 DEBATE: Type I Endoleak
• We Are Wasting Time & Money Fixing These Endo - Michael S. Conte, MD
• There is Always an Endovascular Approach for this Problem - Darren B. Schneider, MD

9:10 Current State of EVAR Devices in the US: What Do We Really Need & What is Coming?
Timothy Chuter, MD

9:25 The Short Neck: What is the Role of Anchors, Chimneys, Z Fen?
Jade S. Hiramoto, MD

9:40 Q&A

10:00 Break/Visit Exhibitors

MODERATORS: Drs. Sukgu M. Han & Warren Gasper

10:30 Ongoing False Lumen Perfusion After TEVAR for TBAD: What to Do Now?
Sukgu M. Han, MD

10:45 DEBATE: Surgical Treatment for Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection
• Open Repair is Still the Best - Richard P. Cambria, MD
• Endo Approach is the Preferred Option - Darren B. Schneider, MD

11:15 Minimizing Neurologic Complications in the Rx of the Thoracic Aorta - Linda M. Reilly, MD

11:30 The Ascending Aorta/Aortic Arch is the Next Frontier for Endo Repair
Teng C. Lee, MD, FACS

11:45 Penetrating Ulcers, IMH, Saccular Aneurysms: When to Treat
Andres Schanzer, MD

12:00 pm KEYNOTE Introduction
Michael Conte
Evolving Treatment of Paravisceral and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
Keynote Speaker Richard P. Cambria, MD

12:30 Working Lunch: Challenging Aortic Cases

MODERATORS: Drs. Eichler & Schanzer
PANEL: Drs. Cambria, Han, Schneider, Gasper

1:30 Break/Visit Exhibitors

MODERATORS: Drs. James C. Iannuzzi & Joshua Beckman

2:00 What is ‘Best Medical Management’ for PAD in 2019?
Joshua Beckman, MD, MS, FACC

2:30 Coronary Intervention in Vascular Surgery Patients: When is It Indicated and Does It Really Help?
Krishan P. Soni, MD, MBA, FACC

2:45 Interventions for Massive and Submassive PE
Stephanie C. Lin, MD, FACS

3:00 Isolated Spontaneous Mesenteric Artery Dissection: Dx and RX
James C. Iannuzzi, MD, MPH

3:15 Treatment of Renal and Visceral Artery Aneurysms
Peter F. Lawrence, MD

3:30 Break/Visit Exhibitors

MODERATORS: Drs. Peter Schneider & Rajabrata Sarkar

3:45 Acute Stroke Interventions: Indications, Access, and Outcomes
Daniel Cooke, MD

4:05 Transcervical Carotid Stenting: Where Does It Fit in My Practice?
Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD

4:20 TCAR: How I Do It
Peter Schneider, MD

4:35 Nutcracker Syndrome: Who to Treat and What Works Best
Kanti Kolli, MD

4:50 Iliac Vein Interventions: Indication, Evaluation, and Treatment
Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

5:05 Current Best Treatments for Varicose Veins
Polyxene Kokinos, MD

5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception



7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

MODERATORS: Drs. Maureen Kohi & Niten Singh

8:00 Homebased vs. Supervised Exercise Program for PAD: What Works Best
Andrew Gardner, PhD

8:15 Gender Differences in PAD Outcomes: Are They Real and How Do They Influence Outcomes?
Maureen Kohi, MD

8:30 Clinical Trials in Claudication: CLEVER, ERASE, MIMIC: What Have We Learned?
Joshua Beckman, MD, MS, FACC

8:45 DEBATE: Claudication Intervention
• Improving Technology Justifies More Aggressive Treatment - Donald L. Jacobs, MD
• Aggressive Rx Accelerates the Natural History of the Disease - Niten Singh, MD

9:15 Are We Letting Market Forces, Economics, and the Rise of the OBL Influence the Treatment of Claudication?
Peter F. Lawrence, MD

9:30 Break/Visit Exhibitors

MODERATORS: Drs. Marc L. Schermerhorn & Shant Vartanian

10:00 Complex Femoral Popliteal Disease: My Approach in the Claudicant
Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD

10:20 Stenting in SFA/Popliteal Disease—DES, Covered Stents, Biomemetics: What I Use and Why
Donald L. Jacobs, MD

10:40 DCB: What is the Appropriate Role in the Management of Fem Pop Disease in 2019?
Peter Schneider, MD

11:00 BTK Interventions: Are They Ever Justified in the Treatment of Claudication?
Shant Vartanian, MD

11:20 Extensive Calcification for Fem Pop Disease: When Do I Consider Debulking?
Venita Chandra, MD

11:40 Paclitaxel: Should We Be Concerned About the Risks?
Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

12:00-12:30 pm Panel Discussion: Paclitaxel Controversy
Moderator: Michael Conte
Panel: Peter Schneider, Rajabrata Sarkar, Peter Lawrence, & Joshua Beckman

12:30-1:30 Working Lunch: PAD/CLI cases

MODERATORS: Drs. Charles Eichler & George Andros
PANEL: Drs. Donald L. Jacobs, Niten Singh, Shant Vartanian, Marc L. Schermerhorn

MODERATORS: Drs. Michael S. Conte & Vincent L. Rowe

1:30 CLTI: What’s in a Name and Why Do We Need a New Framework?
Michael S. Conte, MD

1:50 Optimal Treatment for Tibial Artery Disease: My Approach Using Endovascular and Open Therapy
Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD

2:10 Survival Predictions in CLTI: How to Use it in Clinical Decision Making
Andres Schanzer, MD

2:30 BTK Intervention: Approach, Techniques, and Outcomes
Venita Chandra, MD

2:50 BEST CLI Trial: How It has Impacted My Approach to CLI
Vincent L. Rowe, MD

3:10 Q&A

3:30 Break/Visit Exhibitors

MODERATORS: Drs. Alexander Reyzelman & Geoffrey Gurtner

3:45 Evaluation and Staging of the Diabetic Foot
Monara Dini, MD

4:00 DEBATE: Timing of Revascularization and Foot Reconstruction in the Diabetic Foot
• Vascular Perspective - Vincent L. Rowe, MD
• Podiatry Perspective - Alexander Reyzelman, DPM

4:20 Transmetatarsal Amputation: What is the Optimal Revascularization Strategy?
Warren Gasper, MD

4:35 What is the Appropriate Role for Hyperbaric Therapy for the Diabetic Foot?
Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD

4:50 Complex Foot Reconstructions: When is This Appropriate?
Joseph P. Dickinson, DPM

5:05 Challenging Cases for the Panel
Drs. Conte & Andros

5:30 pm Adjourn

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


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

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

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

Joshua Beckman, MD, MS, FACC
Director, Vascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Richard P. Cambria, MD
Steward Health Care System Chief of Vascular Surgery
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Robert R. Linton Professor of Vascular and Endovascular
Surgery (Emeritus)
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Venita Chandra, MD
Clinical Associate
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Joseph Dickinson, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Andrew W. Gardner, PhD, FAHA, FSVM
Professor and Vice Chair of
Research, Department of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD
Johnson & Johnson Professor of
Surgery and Professor, by courtesy,
of Bioengineering and of Materials
Science and Engineering
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Sukgu M. Han, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Donald L. Jacobs, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Michael W. Dunaway Professor of Surgery;
Director, Thoracic Aortic
Program, University of Colorado
School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Polyxene Kokinos, MD
Vascular Surgeon,
South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute
Good Samaritan Hospital
San Jose, CA

Peter F. Lawrence, MD
Professor and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director, Gonda (Goldschmled)
Vascular Center, David Geffen
School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Stephanie C. Lin, MD, FACS
Vascular Surgeon
Mills Peninsula Medical Center
San Mateo, CA

Vincent L. Rowe, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Pediatric Vascular Surgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Keck School of Medicine at USC
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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

Andres Schanzer, MD
Professor and Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director, University of Massachusetts Center for
Complex Aortic Disease
University of Massachusetts
Medical School
Worcester, MA

Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD
George H.A. Clowes, Jr.
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
Boston, MA

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

Niten Singh, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery
Residency and Fellowship
Director of Limb Preservation
Services, Division of Vascular
Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA

(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

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

Daniel Cooke, MD
Associate Professor of Neurointerventional Radiology

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

James C. Iannuzzi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Maureen Kohi, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Kanti Kolli, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Teng C. Lee, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

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

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiology

Peter A. Schneider MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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

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Travel & Lodging:

Park Central San Francisco
50 Third Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Hotel Phone: 415-974-6400
Reservations: 888-627-8561
Rates: $310/night

Website: www.parkcentralsf.com

Cutoff Date: March 27, 2019 or once room block is filled
72-hour cancellation policy

ONLINE Reservations


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

You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing CV Code: 03BW0138


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 ZFM5163540 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before April 3, 2019 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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