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 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, June 4, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


All events take place in the Hynes Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

C2: Vascular Surgery in the VA: Issues for VA Surgeons, and What Can We All Learn?, Room 311
Moderators: Alan Dardik MD PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT and VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CT
Jessie M. Jean-Claude MD, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
5:00 pm
Vascular surgery practice in the VA
Thomas G. Lynch MD, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC
5:08 pm
Leadership and the academic pathway at the VA
Peter K. Henke MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
5:16 pm
Creating and maintaining a robust vascular center
Panagiotis Kougias MD, Baylor University, Houston, TX
5:24 pm
How does the VA enable coding and payment for vascular procedures?
Robert M. Zwolak MD PhD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
5:32 pm
The value of the VA in running multicenter clinical trials
Julie Ann Freischlag MD, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
5:40 pm
How do we fund research at the VA?
Melina R. Kibbe MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
5:48 pm
Collaborative opportunities for VA research
Ralph G. DePalma MD FACS, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC
5:56 pm
Moving your career to the VA
Vivienne J. Halpern MD FACS, Carl T. Hayden Phoenix Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
6:04 pm
Panel Discussion
C3: SVS Young Surgeons Committee/VESS Session: Preparing Young Surgeons for the Future, Room 310  
Moderators: Rabih A. Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Grace J. Wang, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland OH
5:00 pm
Evolving Employment Models 
K. Craig Kent, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
5:10 pm
Managing Turf Battles
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr, MD, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
5:20 pm
Advancement Opportunities: Promotions
Joseph L. Mills, MD, Arizona Health Sciences Center, Phoenix, AZ 

5:30 pm
Advancement Opportunities: Switching Jobs 
Michael J. Singh, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
5:40 pm
Contract Negotiations: How to Prepare and Recognize You Are Negotiating
O. William Brown, MD, JD, William Beaumont Hospital, Bingham Farms, MI
5:50 pm
Contract Negotiations: Academic Practice
C. Keith Ozaki, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
6:00 pm
Contract Negotiations: Private Practice
Russell H. Samson MD, Mote Vascular Foundation and Sarasota Vascular Specialists, Sarasota, FL
6:10 pm
Panel Discussion
C4: Roles and Controversies Surrounding Technology, Policy, and Clinical Practice in Vascular Surgery, Room 309 
Moderators: Philip P. Goodney, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Wei Zhou MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
5:00 pm
Comparative Effectiveness in Vascular Practice
Marc L. Schermerhorn MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
5:18 pm
CMS Coverage Decisions: How does CMS decide?
Louis Jacques MD, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
5:36 pm
IDEs versus IRB
Rodney A. White MD, Harbor UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
5:54 pm
Cost Effective Approach to CLI Treatments
Spence M. Taylor MD, Greenville Health Systems, Greenville, SC
BEST Trial: Design and Measures
Alik Farber MD, Boston University Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Matthew T. Menard MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


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