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 Saturday, June 18, 2011

All sessions and events occur in McCormick Place, Lakeside Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

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​6:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration
Room: Level 2 Lobby ​
6:30 am – 8:00 am​
BREAKFAST SESSIONS
Room: 450a

B7: Issues in Coding and Reimbursement
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the new changes in LE endovascular coding.
  2. Summarize fundamentals of common endovascular and vascular procedures such as dialysis access, venous interventions and aortic stent graft.
  3. Present complex coding questions or dilemmas that can be addressed by panel.
Moderators: Sean P. Roddy, MD, The Vascular Group PLLC, Albany, NY
Sunita D. Srivastava, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
 
6:30am                
LE Arterial Intervention                 
Sean P. Roddy, MD, The Vascular Group PLLC, Albany, NY

6:45am               
Venous Interventions
P. Allen Hartsell, MD, Peripheral Vascular Associates, San Antonio, TX

7:00am                
AV Access Interventions
Matthew J. Sideman, MD, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX 

7:15am               
EVAR/TEVAR
Sunita D. Srivastava, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  
7:45am                
Case and Panel Discussions

6:30 am - 8:00 am
B8: Current Issues in the Treatment of Mesenteric Ischemia
Room: 450b
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Explain technical aspects of open mesenteric reconstructions.
  2. Discuss technical aspects of difficult endovascular revascularizations.
  3. Discuss outcome analysis of open and endovascular revascularizations.
  4. Describe technical aspects and outcomes on the use of retrograde SMA stenting via laparotomy.
  5. Delineate diagnostic evaluation and benefits of laparoscopic versus open ganglionectomy for MALS.
Moderators: Kenneth Cherry, MD, University of Virginia Department of Surgery, Charlottesville, VA
Gustavo Oderich, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

6:30 am  
Does Single-Vessel Mesenteric Ischemia Exist or Not?
Ellen V. Rouwet, MD, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

6:40 am
Q & A

6:45 am
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: Elements of Diagnosis, and is Either Laparoscopic or Open Surgery Superior?
Peter F. Lawrence, MD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
 
6:55 am
Q & A

7:00 am
Indications and  Outcomes of Retrograde Mesenteric Stenting via Laparotomy
Mark C. Wyers, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
 
7:10 am
Q & A

7:15 am
A Technical Note on How I Do a Difficult SMA Recanalization
Gustavo S. Oderich, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

7:20 am 
Endovascular Treatment of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
Timur Sarac, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
 
7:30 am
A Technical Note on How I Do Antegrade Mesenteric Bypass
Kenneth J. Cherry Jr., MD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
  
7:35 am
Role of Open Mesenteric Revascularization in the Endovascular Era
Bruce Gewertz, MD, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

7:45 am
Q & A
  
6:30 am - 8:00 am
B9: Carotid Stenting 2011: Where Do We Go From Here?
Room: 354a
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify indications for carotid angioplasty and stenting.
  2. Utilize techniques to optimize outcome for carotid angioplasty and stenting.
  3. List the criteria used to select patients with carotid stenosis who will benefit from intervention.
  4. Describe the advantages of carotid endarterectomy and angioplasty and stenting and select the appropriate treatment.
Moderators: Peter A. Schneider, MD, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Honolulu, HI
Peter L. Faries, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

6:30 am    
Introduction

6:35 am
Making Sense of CREST: What is Your Interpretation of the Data?
Panel

6:45 am
10 Technical Tips for Making CAS Safer 
Rabih A. Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

6:55 am
What are the Post-CAS MRI Findings and Do We Need to Worry? 
Jason T. Lee, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

7:05 am
CAS Training for Surgeons: How Should We Go Forward? 
Michael B. Jr., Silva, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 

7:15 am
How Do I Decide on Choice of Protection During CAS? 
Daniel G. Clair, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 

Debate: 68-Year-Old Man with Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis Should Get a Stent!   

7:25 am  For the motion:
Darren B. Schneider, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

7:35 am  Against the motion:
Wesley S. Moore, MD, Gonda Vascular Center, Los Angeles, CA
    
7:45 am
Panel Discussion
8:00 am – 9:15 am​
S6: SVS Plenary Session VI
Room: 354b

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Moderators: Robert Y. Rhee, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Edward Y. Woo, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

8:00 am
SS28. Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Timing of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Giulio Illuminati1, Jean-Baptiste Ricco2
1University La Sapienza, Roma, Italy; 2University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France

8:14 am
Video Presentation
VS6. Open Repair of a Large Symptomatic Internal Carotid Aneurysm Extending to the Styloid Process Utilizing a Saphenous Vein Interposition Graft
Patrick J. O'Hara, Benjamin G. Wood
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Basic Research State of the Art Presentation

8:24 am
SS29. Considerations in Carotid Stent Design
Elliott L. Chaikof, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

8:38 am
SS30. The Superiority of Carotid Artery Stenting Over Endarterectomy in Patients with Ongoing Oral Anticoagulant Therapy
Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Raffaella Mauro, Antonio Freyrie, Mauro Gargiulo, Sara Gallinucci, Claudio Rapezzi, Andrea Stella
Vascular Surgery, Unisversity of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

8:52 am
SS31. Diabetes is Not a Predictor of Adverse Outcome After Carotid Revascularization with Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting (CAS)
Paola De Rango1, Enrico Cieri1, Gianbattista Parlani1, Fabio Verzini1, Gioele Simonte1, Giacomo Isernia1, Piergiorgio Cao2
1Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy; 2Vascular Surgery, Hospital S. Camillo-Forlanini, Rome, Italy
9:00 am – 2:00 pm​ Exhibit Hall Open
Room: Exhibit Hall D2 ​
9:15 am – 9:45 am​ Coffee Break
Room: Exhibit Hall D2 ​
9:45 am – 11:00 am​
S7: SVS Plenary Session VII
Room: 354b
 
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.

Moderators:  Peter Gloviczki, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Joseph Ricotta, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

9:45 am
SS32. Implementation and Early Results of a Hospital Wide Program to Reduce the Incidence of Venous Thromboembolic Events
Nicholas Morrissey, Benjamin Bradley, Robert Green, Sikander Khan, Hope Copperstone, Lisa Mainieri, James McKinsey
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Weill/Medical College of Cornell University, The New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

9:59 am
SS33. Impact of Graduated Compressive Stockings on the Prevention of Post Thrombotic Syndrome: Results of a Randomized Trial
Arjun Jayaraj, Cynthia Natiello, Stephen Nicholls, Mark Meissner
Vascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

10:13 am
Video Presentation
VS7. Resection of Vena Cava for Invasion by Renal Cell Carcinoma
R Clement Darling, Benjamin B. Chang, Sean P. Roddy, Manish Mehta, Philip S. Paty, Kathleen J. Ozsvath, Paul B. Kreienberg, Yaron Sternbach, John B. Taggert, Dhiraj M. Shah
Vascular Surgery, Albany Medical Center / Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Clinical Research Review

10:23 am
SS34. Anticoagulation for Calf Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Randall R. De Martino1, Jessica B. Wallaert2, Ana P. Rossi3, Alicia J. Zbehlik4, Daniel B. Walsh1
1Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 3The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH; 4Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

10:37 am
SS35. A Prospective Analysis of Endovascular Treatments of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Manish Mehta, Sean P. Roddy, R Clement Darling, Benjamin B. Chang, Kathleen J. Ozsvath, Yaron Sternbach, John B. Taggert, Philip S. Paty, John Byrne, Paul B. Kreienberg, Dhiraj M. Shah
The Institute for Vascular Health and Disease, Albany Medical College/Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
11:00 am – Noon​
F2: Poster Runoff: Championship Round
Room: 354b
     
Moderators: Peter F. Lawrence, MD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Judges: Robert M. Zwolak, MD, SVS President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Richard P. Cambria, MD, SVS President-Elect, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA​
Noon – 12:30 pm​ Guest Speaker: Joe Theismann, Find the AAAnswers Spokesperson
Room: 354b
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm​ Distinguished Fellows Luncheon
Room: 450a ​
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm SVS Vascular Surgery Trainees Section Luncheon
Room: 265 ​
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm​ Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Room: Exhibit Hall D2 ​
1:30 pm – 2:35 pm​
R2: Rapid Paced Paper Session II
Room: 354b
    
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Moderators: Robert M. Zwolak, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Peter Gloviczki, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

1:30 pm
RR19. A Longitudinal Comparison of Endovascular and Open Surgical Management of Popliteal Artery Aneurysms in the US Medicare Population
Todd R. Vogel, Paul L. O’Donnell, Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy, Alan M. Graham
Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

1:33 pm
RR20. Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis is Superior to Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for the Treatment of Acute Limb Ischemia
Maria E. Litzendorf, Jean E. Starr, Bhagwan Satiani, Katherine E. Notter
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1:36 pm
RR21. Early (30 day) Vein Remodeling is Predictive of Mid-Term Graft Patency Following Lower Extremity Bypass
Warren J. Gasper1, Christopher Owens1, Ji Min Kim1, Mark A. Creager2, Marie Gerhard-Herman2, Timothy Love2, Michael Belkin2, Michael S. Conte1
1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA

1:39 pm
RR22. Comprehensive Evaluation of Arterial Lesion Characteristics and Their Impact on Long-Term Patency After Endovascular Intervention: The Creation of a Novel Lesion Severity Score for Arterial Lesions
Andrew J. Meltzer1, In-Kyong Kim1, Sikandar Z. Khan1, Natalia Egorova2, Ashley Graham1, James F. McKinsey1
1Vascular Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; 2Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

1:42 pm
RR23. Natural Course of Spontaneous Isolated Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection: Follow-Up Observation After Conservative Treatment
Yang Jin Park1, Kwang-Bo Park2, Young-Nam Roh1, Young Soo Do2, Dong-Ik Kim1, Duk-Kyung Kim3, Young-Wook Kim1
1Vascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 2Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 3Cardiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1:45 pm
Discussions: RR19, RR20, RR21, RR22, RR23

1:55 pm
RR24. Assessment of Anaerobic Threshold in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as an Independent Predictor of Outcome in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
Junaid A. Khan, Fayyaz A. Mazari, Nehmiah Samuel, George Smith, Risha Gohil, Ian Chetter, Peter McCollum
Academic Vascular Surgery, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

1:58 pm
RR25. Mechano-Chemical Endovenous Ablation in Great and Small Saphenous Vein Incompetence Using ClariVein TM; Initial Results of an Innovative Tumescentless Technique
Doeke Boersma1, Ramon van Eekeren2, Debora Werson1, Michel Reijnen2, Rob van de Mortel1, Jean Paul de Vries1
1St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; 2Alysis Zorggroep Rijnstate, Arnhem, Netherlands

2:01 pm
RR26. The Impact of Ablation of Incompetent Veins on Ulcer Healing
Peter F. Lawrence1, Micheal Harlander-Locke2, Ali Alktaifi1, Steven Farley1, David Rigberg1, Juan Carlos Jimenez1, Brian G. DeRubertis1, Hugh Gelabert1
1Vascular Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; 2University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

2:04 pm
RR27. Failure to Adopt National Quality Forum Safe Practices Predicts Worse Outcomes After Common Vascular Procedures
Benjamin S. Brooke, Ying Wei Lum, Timothy M. Pawlik, Peter J. Pronovost, Bruce A. Perler, James H. Black
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

2:07 pm
Discussions: RR24, RR25, RR26, RR27

2:15 pm
RR28. Ethnic Disparities in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Presentation and Outcome
Nicholas J. Morrissey, Reid A. Ravin, Muhammad Asad Khan, Ben Bradley, Sikandar Z. Khan, James F. McKinsey
Columbia University, New York, NY

2:18 pm
RR29. Proximal Neck Thrombus and Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Clinical Outcome and Morphology Changes Over Time
Frederico M. Bastos Gonçalves2, Khamin Chinsakchai1, Jasper W. van Keulen1, Don Poldermans2, Frans L. Moll1, Hence J M. Verhagen2, Joost A. van Herwaarden1
1University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2:21 pm
RR30. Do Endografts with Suprarenal Fixation Perform Better Than Those with Infrarenal Fixation in the Treatment of Patients with Short (<1.5 cm) Proximal Aortic Necks?
Eric Hager, Jae S. Cho, Michel S. Makaroun, Sun Cheol Park, Rabih Chaer, Luke Marone, Georges Alkhoury, Robert Rhee
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

2:24 pm
RR31. Endograft Composition Plays a Material Role in Post-Implantation Syndrome
Michiel T. Voûte1, Frederico M. Bastos Gonçalves2, Casper G. Klein Nulent1, Jan-Peter van Kuijk3, Sanne E. Hoeks1, Koen M. van de Luijtgaarden1, Niels J. Ravensbergen1, Hence J. Verhagen1, Don Poldermans1
1Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 2Hospital de Santa Marta, CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal; 3St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

2:27 pm
Discussions: RR28, RR29, RR30, RR31
2:35 pm – 3:30 pm​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C9: Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Session
Room: 354b
    
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the methodology, results, and conclusions of the research presented in vascular health.
  2. Gain knowledge of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Moderators: Robert M. Zwolak, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Peter Gloviczki, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN​

2:35 pm
LB1. Pivotal Results of the Medtronic Vascular Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft System: The VALOR II Trial
Ronald M. Fairman 1, Rodney White 2, J. Michael Tuchek 3, Anthony Lee 4, Karthikeshwer Kasirajan 5, Joseph Bavaria 1
1 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 2 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 3 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL; 4 Christine E. Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute, Boca Raton, Florida;  5 Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

2:42 pm
LB2. Left Subclavian Artery Coverage During TEVAR Does Not Mandate Revascularization
Thomas Maldonado 1, David Dexter 1, Caron Rockman 1, Frank Veith   Mark Adelman 1, Neal Cayne 1, Frank Arko 2, Hernan Bertoni 3, Sharif Ellozy 4, William Jordan 5, Ronald Fairman6, Joseph Bavaria6, Charles Schwartz 1, Edward Woo6
1 Department of Surgery NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY; 2 Department of Surgery University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX; 3 Departments of Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; 4 Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; 5 Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; 6 Department of Surgery , University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

2:49 pm
LB3. Abdominal Debranching With Aortic Stent Grafts for Complex Aortic Aneurysms: Preliminary Results of The North American Complex Abdominal Aortic Debranching (NACAAD) Registry
Gustavo S. Oderich 1, Peter Gloviczki 1, Mark Farber 2, William Quinones-Baldrich 3, Roy Greenberg 4, Carlos Timaran 5, James Black 6, Sharif Ellozy 7, Edward Woo 8, Michael Singh 9, Mark Fillinger 10, Jason Lee 11, Juan Carlos Jimenez 3, Purandath Lall 12, Audra Duncan 1, Manju Kalra 1, Patrick Clagett 5, for the NACAAD investigators.
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 2 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; 3 Univerisity of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 4 The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 5 University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX; 6 Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; 7 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; 8 University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; 9 University of Rochester Medical Center; 10 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 11 Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA; 12 State University of New York Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

3:03 pm
LB5. A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) In the P27kip1 Gene Is Associated with Primary Patency of Lower Extremity Vein Bypass Grafts (LEVB)
Michael S. Conte 1, Christopher D. Owens 1, Michael Belkin 2, Mark A. Creager 3, Karen Edwards 4, Warren J. Gasper 1, Allen D. Hamdan 5, Richard D. Kenagy 6, Ji Min Kim 1, Renee C. LeBoeuf 7, Joseph D. Raffetto 8, Michael Sobel 9, Alexander W. Clowes6
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2 Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 3 Division of Vascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 4 Institute of Public Health Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 5 Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 6 Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 7 Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 8 Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA; 9 Division of Vascular Surgery, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

3:10 pm
LB6. Differential Outcomes of Carotid Stenting and Endarterectomy Performed Exclusively by Vascular Surgeons: Results from the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial (CREST)
Carlos H. Timaran 1, Vito A. Mantese 2, Mahmoud Malas 3, O. William Brown 4, Brajesh K. Lal 5, Wesley S. Moore 6, Jenifer H. Voeks 7,Thomas G. Brott 8 for the CREST Investigators
1Dallas VA Medical Center/Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; 2St John’s Mercy Medical Center, St Louis, MO; 3Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; 4Wayne State Univ School of Medicine, Detroit, MI; 5Univ of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; 6Univ of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 7Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 8Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

3:17 pm
LB7. Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins: Comparative Study between Two Different Techniques
Elena Iborra, Ramon Vila, Eudald Barjau, Marc A. Cairols
Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, CAT (Spain)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm C10:  Clinical Debates -Joint Session with European Society for Vascular Surgery and Society for Vascular Surgery
Room: 354b

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the role of the FDA in regulating medical devices pertaining to vascular surgery.
  2. Describe the concept of off-label use, and any regulatory or legal implications this may have.
  3. Compare the differences between the regulatory system in the US and Europe with respect to early approval of devices and off-label use.
  4. Explain the benefits and difficulties with setting up clinical trials to assess off-label use devices.
  5. Outline the KDOQI and Fistula First National Initiatives for hemodialysis access.
  6. Outline the proposed algorithms for autogenous and prosthetic access.
  7. Determine the initial access configuration in the era of the national initiatives.
  8. Compare differences in the initial access between the U.S. and Europe

Moderators: Enrico Ascher, MD, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Gustav Fraedrich, MD, University Hospital of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Roy K. Greenberg, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Vncent Riambau, MD, PhD Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

Debate I: Regulatory Issues Regarding Device Modifications

3:30 pm
Introduction
Dorothy B. Abel, BSBME, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

It is Appropriate for Clinicians to Modify Devices to Treat Patients with Complex Asymptomatic Aneurysms Outside of a Clinical Trial

3:35 pm
Pro:  Mark A. Farber, MD, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

3:40 pm
Con: Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

3:45 pm
Rebuttals

3:49 pm
European Opinion
Vincent Riambau, MD, PhD, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

3:59 pm
Panel Discussion

Debate II: Angio Access - The Optimal Initial Procedure
4:15 pm    
Current US Guidelines for Permanent Hemodialyis Access: KDOQI, FFBI, and SVS
Thomas S. Huber, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville FL
     
4:20 pm
Excellent Long-Term Outcomes for Autogenous Access Justify an All Autogenous Access Approach
Matthias K. Widmer, MD, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland

4:25 pm
Poor Autogenous Access Maturation Rates Justify Liberal Use of Prosthetic Grafts for Access
Samuel E. Wilson, MD, University of California Irvine Healthcare, Orange, CA

4:30 pm
Rebuttals

4:34 pm
Panel Discussion
5:00 pm​​ 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting Adjourns​
 

 

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