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‘Ask the Experts’ Expanded to 7 Sessions at VAM

Members: Bring Experts Your Own Cases

“Ask the Experts” is back for 2019, with additional presentations scheduled and audience participation not only added but encouraged.

The seven topics for 2019 are “Complications of IVC Filters: Managing Complex IVC Filter Problems;” “Infected Aortic Grafts: Treatment Options for Challenging Cases;” “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome;” “Spine Exposure;” “Complex Open Aortic Surgery: Tips and Tricks for Exposure;” “Endovascular and Hybrid Interventions for Mesenteric Occlusive Disease;” and “Techniques for Open Tibial, Pedal, Plantar Exposure and Bypass.”

“We selected these topics based on member feedback and suggestions. Members want and need up-to-date information on these subjects from the experts in the fields,” said Vikram Kashyap, MD, chair of the SVS Postgraduate Education Committee, which oversees the sessions.

Members enthusiastically participated in these smallgroup sessions in 2018. This year, organizers want attendees to bring their own cases to show the experts. “Every surgeon and vascular care professional has cases with complications, cases where they’d wanted help,” he said.

Attendees can participate by loading their case images and information on a thumb drive, which can be plugged in for discussion at the sessions.

For session dates and times, visit the SVS VAM19 Interactive Planner, at