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Meet the Experts Series

Introducing our Meet the Experts video series; originally a webinar series with expert faculty and attendees interacting in small groups that encouraged shared learning and an intimate feel. These three one-hour videos focus on topics that are relevant and timely to vascular surgeons in practice. 

Who Should View?

Vascular surgeons in vascular practice.

Meet the Experts Price Per Video

SVS member: $0
Non-member: $35
Resident/Trainees: $0

Access the Videos

Continuing Medical Education credit will be available for each video and will be awarded after completing the individual activity evaluations.


The Society for Vascular Surgery® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation of Credit (per video)

The Society for Vascular Surgery® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Video One

Hemodialysis Access Aneurysms: Indications for and Approaches to Repair

Maintenance and salvage of dialysis access can be challenging despite the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative’s (NKF KDOQI) evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Managing dialysis access aneurysms is left to the surgeon to decide. There is a huge gap in the management of these cases among vascular surgeons, and this video will help surgeons know what to do when in these cases.


Carlos Bechara, MD (Moderator)
Leila Mureebe, MD
Erik Peden, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding on how to manage patients with dialysis access aneurysms
  • Know when and what to do for these cases
  • Identify areas of need for future research to advance patient care 

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Video Two

Advanced Techniques for IVC Filter Removal

With the increased volume of inferior filters placed there is increasing attention on inferior vena cava filter retrieval. Retrieval can be complicated by filters with additional dwell time or filters that are difficult to remove because of anatomic or device-related issues. To address these difficult-to-remove filters, advanced filter retrieval techniques may be required.    


Marc Passman, MD (Moderator)
John Rectenwald, MD
Yana Etkin, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify optimal filter retrieval timing
  • Understand standard techniques for filter retrieval
  • Know when and how to safely utilize advanced techniques for inferior vena cava filter removal

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Video Three

Type II Endoleak Prevention and Management

Vascular surgeons are often faced with Type II endoleaks in patients having undergone endovascular aneurysm repair, and the optimal treatment and prevention of this common problem is uncertain. Different vascular surgeons manage Type II endoleaks differently. Furthermore, some of these common endoleaks might be prevented by embolization or other measures at the time of initial aneurysm repair, but indications to prophylactically treat lumbar vessels or the inferior mesenteric artery are uncertain.  


Benjamin Jackson, MD (Moderator)
Wei Zhou, MD
Sunita Srivastava, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify indications for treatment of type II endoleaks.
  • Understand technical approaches to treatment of type II endoleaks.
  • Describe approaches to prevention of type II endoleaks.
  • Identify indications for conversion to open aneurysm repair (graft explant) for recalcitrant type II endoleak.

Faculty disclosures will be shared before the webinar begins.

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These videos are supported in part through an unrestricted educational grant provided by Gore.


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