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UCLA Symposum on Advances in Treatment of Aortic Pathology

Los Angeles
Nov. 7, 2020
A Virtual Conference
Registration: 
Oct 5 to Nov 6

About 

Celebrating its 7th year, this one-day CME live virtual course will present advances in endovascular technology, conservative management, risk control, and surgical alternatives available for treatment of aortic disease. The course will focus on patient selection, evaluation, imaging, and current approaches for management and care of patients with aortic pathology. Focused presentations for physicians will involve technical aspects of surgical and endovascular technology available to treat aortic conditions. Prevention, recognition, and management of potential complications of intervention will also be discussed. Parallel morning and afternoon sessions for primary care physicians, ER physicians, allied health care personnel, including nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, will be presented, concentrating on anatomy, definitions, natural history, patient and family education, and preoperative, perioperative and postoperative management of patients undergoing aortic interventions.

Schedule 

7:50 Symposium Introduction & Format
William J. Quinones-Baldrich, MD

8:00
Endovascular Treatment of Aortailiac Occlusive Disease – Limitations, Stent Graft Selection, Results
Brian DeRubertis, MD, FACS
8:15
Prevention and Management of Type II
Endoleaks after EVAR
Andy Barleben, MD
8:30
Endovascular Repair with Parallel Grafting:
Limitations When & How
Jason T. Lee, MD
8:45
Rescue of Failed EVAR
Andres Schanzer, MD, FACS
9:00
CHEVAS – A Different Approach to Complex Aortic Aneurysm Management:
Indications, Limitations and Results
John Lane, MD
9:15
Hybrid Approach to Complex Aortic Pathology
The Best of Both Worlds
Manju Kalra, MBBS
9:30
The Future of Endovascular Management of Aortic Pathology – What is in the Pipeline – Tambi, Valiant, P-Branch
Andres Schanzer, MD, FACS
9:45 – 10:00
Fast Paced Learning – 5 minutes
9:45
Access for Endovascular Aortic Procedures when the Ilio Femoral Arteries are not an Option
Endovascular and Surgical Alternatives
– Advanced Techniques – How to do it
Darren Schneider, MD
9:50
Veno Arterial Circulatory Support During Surgical Repair of Complex Aortic Pathology – 5 minutes
William Quinones-Baldrich, MD
9:55
IVUS – When, Why, How?
Rod White, MD
PARALLEL SESSION
8:00
Anatomy and Physiology of the Aorta
Hugh Gelabert, MD, FACS
8:15
Aortic Aneurysms: Etiology, Diagnosis & Management
Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD, FACS
8:30
Aortic Dissections: Etiology, Diagnosis & Management
Murray Kwon, MD
8:45
Endovascular Repair of Aortic Pathology
William Quinones-Baldrich, MD
9:00
Imaging of the Aorta: A Surgeon’s Perspective
Donald Baril, MD
9:15
Radiation Safety for Patients and Providers
Antoinette Gomes, MD
9:30
Risk Stratification before Aortic Surgery
Victor Duval, MD (PEPC director)
9:45
Assessment and Management of Patients after Aortic Surgery
Joseph Meltzer, MD
10:00 AM - Break

10:30
Practice Guidelines: Fellow/Resident talk combined
a. Aortic Dissection
Rusheet Patel, MD
b. Aortic Aneurysms – Abdominal & Thoracic
Tristen Chun, MD
10:45
Surgical Repair of Type A Dissection:
Planning for the Future
Murray Kwon, MD
11:00
Factors Associated with Increased Incidence and/or Rupture of Aortic Aneurysms
David Rigberg, MD
11:15
EVAR vs Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: What to Do in 2020
Will Jordan, MD
11:30
When is Open Surgical Repair the Better Option
Manju Kalra, MBBS
11:45
Retroperitoneal Exposure of the Perivisceral Aorta
William Quinones – Baldrich, MD
video
12:00
Surveillance of Patients Before and After Treatment for Aortic Aneurysm
David Rigberg, MD
12:15 LUNCH

1:15
Endovascular and Surgical Management of Abdominal Aortic and IVC Injury – REBOA (Remote Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of Aorta) and other Techniques
Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD, FACS
1:30
Do Large (>28mm) Aortic Neck Predicts Poor Outcomes – Results of a Meta-Analysis
John Lane, MD
1:45
Sizing and Choice of Endovascular Device for Treatment of a Ruptured Aneurysm
Andrew Barleben, MD
2:00
EVAR – TEVAR for Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm or Aortic Fistulas - Bridge Therapy or Definitive Treatment
Fred Weaver, MD
2:15
Multilayer Modulating:
Uncovered Stents for TAA. Do They Really Work?
Rod White, MD
2:30
Petticoat TEVAR for Type B Aortic Dissection
Rationale, Indications and Results
Darren Schneider, MD
PARALLEL SESSIONS
1:15
“I have an Aortic Aneurysm: Do We Need to Check for an Aneurysm Somewhere Else?”
David A Rigberg, MD
1:30
Prevention and Management of Paraplegia in Aortic Surgery including
Management of Spinal Catheter Drainage
Vadim Gudzenko, MD
1:45
Risk Factors for Aortic Pathology:
What Can Be Done?
Leigh Reardon, MD
2:00
Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections:
Patient & Family Education
Shanna Freeman, NP
2:15
Outpatient Follow-up: Identifying the Red Flags Parntip Chertboonmuang, MSN, NP
2:30
Questions and Discussion
2:45 BREAK

3:00
Penetrating Aortic Ulcers, Etiology,
Diagnosis, and Management
Murray Kwon, MD
3:15
Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Arteritis – Indications for Intervention: Open vs Endo
David Rigberg, MD
3:30
Lower Extremity Complications After Femoral Access for Endovascular Procedures
Brian DeRubertis, MD, FACS
3:45
Preventing Acute Kidney Injury During EVAR and more complex EV Procedures
Risk Factors, Causes, Prevention and Management
Andres Schanzer, MD, FACS
4:00
Management of AAA Post Type B Aortic Dissection
Rod White, MD
4:15
Long Term Results of Medically Managed Type B Aortic Dissection
When is Early Intervention Indicated
Manju Kalra, MBBS
4:30
Debate: Type B Aortic Dissection
Endo vs Medical
Andres Schanzer, MD, FACS vs Manju Kalra, MBBS
4:45
Case Presentations and Discussion
5:15
Adjourn

Course Directors 

William Quinoñes-Baldrich, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director, UCLA Aortic Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Faculty 

Andrew Barleben, MD
Vascular Surgeon,
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Diego

William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
John E. Skandalakis Chair in Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Chief
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Vascular Surgery Service, Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia

Manju Kalra, MBBS
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Rochester, Minnesota

John S. Lane, MD
Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Residency Program
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

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

Darren Schneider, MD
Chief, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
Penn Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM
Professor and Chief
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Donald Baril, MD
Associate Professor of SurgeryDivision of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Parntip Chertboonmuang, MSN, NP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Aortic Center and Structural Heart Programs

Tristen T. Chun, MD
Fellow, General Surgery
Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Brian G. DeRubertis, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Victor Duval, MD
Clinical Professor

Shanna Freeman, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Vascular Surgery

Hugh A. Gelabert, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine
Department of Radiological Sciences

Vadim Gudzenko, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesiology

Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD, MBA
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Jason T. Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

Murray Kwon, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Joseph S. Meltzer, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Rhusheet P. Patel, MD
Vascular Surgery Chief Resident,
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Leigh Reardon, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Cardiology, School of Medicine

David A. Rigberg, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center

Rod White, MD
Professor in Medicine
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Questions 

Please contact the Program Manager, Corie Goodloe, at cgoodloe@mednet.ucla.edu or the UCLA CME main office at 310.794.2620.