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Meet the Experts Webinar Series

Apr. 22, 2021
April 22, May 20, June 10, July 15
Virtual Webinar
Registration: 
Mar 4 to Jul 15

About 

Introducing our new 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. 

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.

Session One
Hemodialysis Access Aneurysms: Indications for and Approaches to Repair
April 22

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.

Faculty
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

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.

Faculty
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

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.    

Faculty
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 2 Endoleak Prevention and Management
July 15

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.  

Faculty
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.

Questions 

Contact education@vascularsociety.org or (312) 334-230