Vascular disease in all of its manifestations is a leading cause of death and disability affecting a large percentage of Americans over the age of 50. There is a critical need for physicians who diagnose, treat and manage patients with vascular disease to receive continuing medical education in this area. The latest pharmacologic, radiologic, surgical and endovascular techniques and technologies will be presented, along with discussions of when these treatments are justified and indicated and when they are not. Updates on clinical trials and opportunities for dialogue with experts in the field provide insight along with the latest data on the results of the various treatment modalities.
There is an enormous gap between actual practice and the current state of knowledge. This gap is filled imperfectly with material in books and published articles. These sources are also often negatively influenced by the biases of authors, reviewers and editors. VEITHsymposium attempts to fill this gap more perfectly and more currently by enlisting speakers with up-to-date information and data, and also those on both sides of controversial issues. In this way, the audience gets a current view of the state-of-the-art in vascular disease management as of the date of the meeting. All important topics are covered.
In addition, by having numerous short (5-6 minutes) talks followed by panel discussions and capturing the entire meeting on the web based library, the meeting will provide an electronic reference source to help vascular specialists in their practice decisions throughout the year. It will also provide the most up-to-date unbiased information possible to help with these decisions.
The VEITHsymposium provides Vascular Surgeons and other Vascular Specialists with a five-day conference on the most current information about new developments in clinical practice and relevant research. Beginning Tuesday, the symposium offers over 900 fast-paced presentations on what is new and important in the treatment of vascular disease. Important updates and reevaluations, as well as the latest significant advances, changing concepts in diagnosis and management, pressing controversies and new techniques, agents and diagnostic modalities will be presented. Video case presentations will also be included.
Upon completion of the VEITHsymposium, the participants will, after learning about a wide array of topics, be able to:
- Explain the practical implications of clinical trial data on new technologies and techniques for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm and thoracic aortic disease
- Summarize the impact of data on therapeutic advances for stroke and carotid disease management
- Compare the safety, efficacy, and therapeutic indications of pharmacologic agents to the management of vascular disease
- Assess data on the latest state-of-the-art for the treatment of superficial femoral and tibial artery disease and describe potential implications for clinical care
- Summarize recent data on treatment advances for venous disease and explain their clinical implications
- Provide new information about the latest developments in hemodialysis access and vascular malformations and tumors
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 48 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
VEITHsymposium provides Category 1 CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.
Please note that CME Certificates must be claimed by February 28, 2017. Instructions for claiming your certificate are available in the CME section of your course syllabus.
Presentation slides will be used as abstracts and will be available on the program page of the VEITHsymposium web site at www.veithsymposium.org after the meeting. Abstracts will be available on the website for one full year.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. If any participant of the VEITHsymposium requires special assistance, please send written request to VEITHsymposium by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to (845) 368-2324, at least one month prior to the activity.
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