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Meet the Experts Webinar Series

Introducing our new Meet the Experts webinar series, with expert faculty and attendees interacting in small groups that encourage shared learning and an intimate feel. These four one-hour webinars will focus on topics that are relevant and timely to vascular surgeons in practice. 

Registration for each of these events is now closed.

Dates and Times

April 22, May 20, June 10 and July 15
7 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time

Attendance will be limited to 100 people.

Who Should Attend?

Vascular surgeons in vascular practice.

Meet the Experts Price Per Webinar

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

Continuing Medical Education credit will be available for each webinar 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 webinar)

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.

Session One

Hemodialysis Access Aneurysms: Indications for and Approaches to Repair

April 22, 2021

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 webinar 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 

Session Two

Redo Carotid Revascularization

May 20, 2021

Carotid revascularization has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in reducing the likelihood of a future stroke in carefully selected patients. However, there is a risk of restenosis during follow-up regardless of revascularization technique. This webinar will educate vascular surgeons and trainees about issues related to a “redo” of carotid revascularization. The discussion will include proper patient selection, factors affecting choice of procedure and procedural techniques, as well as potential procedural complications.


Kellie Brown, MD (Moderator)
Jeffrey Jim, MD
Audra Duncan, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the appropriate treatment options for patients with carotid restenosis.

  • Describe the procedural techniques that minimize complications during redo carotid revascularization.

Session Three

Advanced Techniques for IVC Filter Removal

June 10, 2021

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 advance techniques for inferior vena cava filter removal

Session Four

Type II Endoleak Prevention and Management

July 15, 2021

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.

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


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