SESSION 1 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 1: HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS (PART 1)
Moderators:TBD
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7:55 AM - 8:00 AM Introduction
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD / Jacob Cynamon, MD  
PART 1A: INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS (8-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderator(s): Larry A. Scher, MD / Thomas M. Vesely, MD  
8:00 AM - 8:08 AM Central Venous Access: Avoiding Complications In The Dialysis Population
  Presenter(s):Jacob Cynamon, MD  
8:09 AM - 8:17 AM Balloon Access Maturation Using Duplex Ultrasound
  Presenter(s):Enrico Ascher, MD  
8:18 AM - 8:26 AM Angioplasty vs. Stent Graft
  Presenter(s):Bart L. Dolmatch, MD  
8:27 AM - 8:35 AM AV Fistula Thrombectomy
  Presenter(s):Sanford D. Altman, MD  
8:36 AM - 8:44 AM Thrombectomy Devices For AV Graft Thrombosis
  Presenter(s):Claudio J. Schonholz, MD  
8:45 AM - 8:53 AM Use Of The Amplatzer II Device
  Presenter(s):Steven Powell, MD  
8:54 AM - 9:02 AM Salvaging The Unsalvageable Fistula
  Presenter(s):Allen J. Wiesenfeld, MD  
9:03 AM - 9:11 AM Management Of Cephalic Arch Stenosis
  Presenter(s):Gregg A. Miller, MD  
9:12 AM - 9:20 AM Central Venous Stenosis: Percutaneous Management
  Presenter(s):Bart L. Dolmatch, MD  
9:21 AM - 9:29 AM Central Venous Stenosis: Surgical Management
  Presenter(s):Karl A. Illig, MD  
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM Panel Discussion
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
PART 1B: CLINICAL PRACTICE ISSUES (8-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderator(s): Eric K. Peden, MD / Joseph N. Shams, MD  
10:15 AM - 10:23 AM Vascular Access Planning For The Pre-Dialysis Patient
  Presenter(s):Theodore F. Saad, MD  
10:24 AM - 10:32 AM Fistula First Clarifies Its Message: What Are Realistic Goals?
  Presenter(s):Clifford M. Sales, MD, MBA  
10:33 AM - 10:41 AM Fistula Cannulation: Science And Practice
  Presenter(s):Sandra M. Donnelly, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C)   
10:42 AM - 10:50 AM Vascular Access Surveillance
  Presenter(s):Thomas M. Vesely, MD  
10:51 AM - 10:59 AM Update Of Hemodialysis Access Coding
  Presenter(s):Sean P. Roddy, MD  
11:00 AM - 11:08 AM Prevention Of Vascular Access Infection
  Presenter(s):Brian LaMendola, RN, MBA  
11:09 AM - 11:17 AM Is Anticoagulation Ever Appropriate For Recurrent Access Thrombosis?
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD  
11:18 AM - 11:26 AM Steal Syndrome Associated With BAM: Incidence And Management
  Presenter(s):Gregg A. Miller, MD  
11:27 AM - 11:35 AM Hemodialysis Catheters Through Occluded Veins
  Presenter(s):Steven Powell, MD  
11:36 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 1
 
SESSION 2 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 2: HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS - PART 2 (8-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderators:TBD
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PART 2A: POLITICAL ISSUES IN HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS (8-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderator(s): Theodore F. Saad, MD / Bart L. Dolmatch, MD  
12:45 PM - 12:53 PM Impact Of Health Care Reform On Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Curtis W. Bakal, MD, MPH  
12:54 PM - 1:02 PM Hemodialysis Access: The Canadian Perspective
  Presenter(s):Sandra M. Donnelly, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C)   
1:03 PM - 1:11 PM Physician-Industry Relations In The Era Of AdvaMed
  Presenter(s):Russell H. Samson, MD, RVT, FACS  
1:12 PM - 1:20 PM Credentialing Vascular Access Procedures
  Presenter(s):Earl Schuman, MD  
1:21 PM - 1:35 PM Panel Discussion
PART 2B: NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTS IN HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS (7-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderator(s): Larry A. Scher, MD / Thomas M. Vesely, MD  
1:36 PM - 1:43 PM Revision Of Hemodialysis Access Using The Gore Hybrid Graft
  Presenter(s):John R. Ross, Sr., MD  
1:44 PM - 1:51 PM Heparin Bonded vs. Standard Grafts For Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Ilya Goldin, MD  
1:52 PM - 1:59 PM Drug Coated Balloon Angioplasty In Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Konstantinos Katsanos, MD, MSc, PhD, EBIR  
2:00 PM - 2:07 PM Endoscopic Surgery For AV Fistula Creation
  Presenter(s):Debra A. King, PA, PhD  
2:08 PM - 2:15 PM Recombinant Human Elastase For Improved Vascular Access
  Presenter(s):David Leeser, MD  
2:16 PM - 2:23 PM HeRO Device
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD  
2:24 PM - 2:31 PM New Advances In Combating Dialysis Graft Infections
  Presenter(s):A. Frederick Schild, MD  
2:32 PM - 2:39 PM Improved AV Fistula Maturation With Sirolimus
  Presenter(s):Sriram S. Iyer, MD  
2:40 PM - 2:55 PM Panel Discussion
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
PART 2C: UPDATE ON SURGICAL PROCEDURES IN HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS (8-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderator(s): Marc H. Glickman, MD / Mitchell L. Henry, MD  
3:16 PM - 3:24 PM Treatment Of AV Fistula Aneurysms Without Temporary Catheters
  Presenter(s):Surendra Shenoy, MD, PhD  
3:25 PM - 3:33 PM Surgical Repair Of Aneurysmal Fistulas
  Presenter(s):Gary A. Gelbfish, MD  
3:34 PM - 3:42 PM Vascular Access In The Elderly: Algorithms For Successful Management
  Presenter(s):Marc H. Glickman, MD  
3:43 PM - 3:51 PM Hemodialysis Access In The Patient With Lupus
  Presenter(s):Mitchell L. Henry, MD  
3:52 PM - 4:00 PM Lower Extremity Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Eric K. Peden, MD  
4:01 PM - 4:09 PM Use Of The Brachial Vein For Autogenous Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Harry Schanzer, MD  
4:10 PM - 4:18 PM When Is Banding Appropriate To Treat Steal Syndrome?
  Presenter(s):Matthew J. Dougherty, MD  
4:19 PM - 4:27 PM Proximal Radial Artery Fistula
  Presenter(s):William Jennings, MD  
4:28 PM - 4:36 PM When Should Functioning AV Fistulas Be Ligated After Renal Transplantation
  Presenter(s):Stuart M. Greenstein, MD  
4:37 PM - 4:55 PM Panel Discussion
PART 2D: HOW I DO IT: VIDEO SESSION (8-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderator(s): Larry A. Scher, MD / Clifford M. Sales, MD, MBA  
4:56 PM - 5:04 PM Slot Technique To Prevent Juxtaanastomotic Stenosis
  Presenter(s):Surendra Shenoy, MD, PhD  
5:05 PM - 5:13 PM Technique For Forearm AV Graft Placement
  Presenter(s):Mitchell L. Henry, MD  
5:14 PM - 5:22 PM Lipectomy For AV Fistula Superficialization
  Presenter(s):William Jennings, MD  
5:23 PM - 5:31 PM Minimal Incision Basilic Vein Transposition
  Presenter(s):Earl Schuman, MD  
5:31 PM - 5:31 PM Hemodialysis Access Program Adjourns
END OF SESSION 2
 
SESSION 3 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 3: NEW HORIZONS IN CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL EVENTS WITH AORTIC REPAIR (PART 1 - STROKE)
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8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Roy K. Greenberg, MD  
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Case Presentations
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Patterns Of Strokes Following Aortic Open And Endovascular Repair: Common Appearances After Open vs. Endo
  Presenter(s):Peter R. Taylor, MA, MChir, FRCS, ARCM  
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Concomitant Cerebral Aneurysms: Treatment Guidelines
  Presenter(s):Peter A. Rasmussen, MD  
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM The Gold Standard For Cerebral Perfusion: How To Avoid Stroke
  Presenter(s):Bruce W. Lytle, MD  
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Risk Factors Associated With Stroke For Open Repair: Circ Arrest Time, Age, Carotid Disease, Arch Atheroma
  Presenter(s):Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD  
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM Risk Factors Associated With Stroke For Endo Repair: Arch Atheroma, Carotid Disease, Deployment Mechanism, Wire Traversal, Ballooning
  Presenter(s):Jean Bismuth, MD  
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM The TAVI Example: Stroke Risk And Solutions
  Presenter(s):E. Murat Tuzcu, MD  
11:20 AM - 11:35 AM Options And Adjuncts For Cerebral Protection: Do They Work Or Just More Effort?
  Presenter(s):Duke E. Cameron, MD  
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM Case Discussions And Outcomes
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 3
 
SESSION 4 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 4: NEW HORIZONS IN CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL EVENTS WITH AORTIC REPAIR (PART 2 - PARAPLEGIA)
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1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Case Presentations (4)
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Anatomy Of Spinal Blood Flow And Collateral Circulation
  Presenter(s):Michael J. Jacobs, MD  
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Results And Risk Factors For SCI Following Open Surgery
  Presenter(s):Charles W. Acher, MD  
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Results And Risk Factors For SCI Following Endo Surgery
  Presenter(s):Matthew J. Eagleton, MD  
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Case Reviews And Outcomes (2)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Results And Risk Factors For SCI Following Hybrid Arch DTA Repair
  Presenter(s):Eric E. Roselli, MD  
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Strategies For Reduced SCI During Open Surgery
  Presenter(s):Joseph S. Coselli, MD  
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Strategies For Reduced SCI During Endo Surgery
  Presenter(s):Roy K. Greenberg, MD  
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Case Reviews And Outcomes (2)
4:45 PM - 4:45 PM Adjourn. Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 4
 
SESSION 5 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 5: ENDOVENOUS MANAGEMENT OF VARICOSE VEINS - PART 1 (7-MINUTE TALKS)
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8:00 AM - 8:07 AM Welcome – Endovascular Venous Surgery At A Glance
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT  
8:08 AM - 8:15 AM Anatomy And Nomenclature Of The Venous System
  Presenter(s):John Mauriello, MD  
8:16 AM - 8:23 AM Detecting Superficial Venous Disease With Duplex Ultrasound
  Presenter(s):Joseph Zygmunt, RVT, RPhS  
8:24 AM - 8:31 AM Detecting Pathological Non Saphenous Veins Of The Lower Extremities By Duplex Ultrasound
  Presenter(s):Diana L. Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS  
8:32 AM - 8:39 AM Detecting Iliac, IVC, Ovarian Vessels By Duplex Ultrasound: Tips, Tricks And Significance
  Presenter(s):Nicos Labropoulos, BSc (Med), PhD, DIC, RVT  
8:40 AM - 8:47 AM Endothermal Ablation Of The GSV
  Presenter(s):Antonios P. Gasparis, MD  
8:48 AM - 8:55 AM Endothermal Ablation Of The SSV
  Presenter(s):Glenn Jacobowitz, MD  
8:56 AM - 9:03 AM Can Saphenous And Sural Nerve Paresthesia Be Prevented?
  Presenter(s):John Mauriello, MD  
9:04 AM - 9:11 AM Pathophysiology Of Varicose Veins - Descending And Ascending Theory: Implications Of Treatment
  Presenter(s):Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, FRCS, FHEA  
9:12 AM - 9:19 AM Iliac Vein Obstruction With Concomitant Femoral Vein Reflux: Stent The Iliac Vein, Observe The Femoral Vein
  Presenter(s):Seshadri Raju, MD  
9:20 AM - 9:27 AM For C6 Disease: Concomitant Saphenous And Perforator Ablation? Before Or After The Ulcer Heals?
  Presenter(s):William A. Marston, MD  
9:28 AM - 9:39 AM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
9:40 AM - 9:47 AM Natural History And Progression Of DVT: How To Prevent And Treat Post Thrombotic Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
9:48 AM - 9:55 AM Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis For DVT: Midterm Outcomes With ISOL-8 Study
  Presenter(s):Hiranya A. Rajasinghe, MD  
9:56 AM - 10:03 AM DVT Intervention: What Tools Are Available? Which Ones Work Best?
  Presenter(s):Alan M. Dietzek, MD, FACS, RPVI  
10:04 AM - 10:11 AM What Is The Skinny On Caval Interruption? Overuse?
  Presenter(s):Robert B. McLafferty, MD  
10:12 AM - 10:17 AM Debate (5 Minutes): Thrombophilia: Hypercoagulable Testing Is Needed In Most Cases
  Presenter(s):Timothy K. Liem, MD  
10:18 AM - 10:23 AM Debate (5 Minutes): Thrombophilia: Hypercoagulable Testing Is Not Needed
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
10:24 AM - 10:31 AM Thrombus Extension At The SFJ (EHHIT 2) After Endothermal Ablation: Should We Worry?
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh  
10:32 AM - 10:39 AM How To Treat Ascending GSV Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  Presenter(s):Thomas W. Wakefield, MD  
10:40 AM - 10:47 AM Graduated Compression Hose Post Ablation: Do They Make A Difference?
  Presenter(s):Todd Berland, MD  
10:48 AM - 10:55 AM A Technically Perfect Phlebectomy Is Better Than Sclerotherapy For Bulging Varicose Veins
  Presenter(s):Edward G. Mackay, MD  
10:56 AM - 11:03 AM Issues On Ulcer Healing
  Presenter(s):Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD  
11:04 AM - 11:11 AM Unna’s Boot Any Progress?
  Presenter(s):David L. Gillespie, MD  
11:12 AM - 11:19 AM Terminal Interruption Of The Reflux Source: For Venous Ulcers
  Presenter(s):Ronald G. Bush, MD  
11:20 AM - 11:27 AM Other Pelvic Venous Syndromes And Treatment
  Presenter(s):Melvin Rosenblatt, MD  
11:28 AM - 11:35 AM Is It Important To Have A Standalone Venous Fellowship?
  Presenter(s):Michael C. Dalsing, MD  
11:36 AM - 12:00 PM Ask The Panel
  Panelist(s): Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT / Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC / Michael C. Dalsing, MD / Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, FRCS, FHEA / Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh / Nicos Labropoulos, BSc (Med), PhD, DIC, RVT / Robert B. McLafferty, MD / Mark H. Meissner, MD / Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD / Seshadri Raju, MD  
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break - Americas Hall I, 3rd Floor
Visit Exhibis and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 5
 
SESSION 6 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 6: ENDOVENOUS MANAGEMENT OF VARICOSE VEINS - PART 2 (7-MINUTE TALKS)
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12:30 PM - 12:37 PM Review Of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Endovenous Thermal Ablation, Stripping, And Foam Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  Presenter(s):Bo G. Eklof, MD, PhD  
12:38 PM - 12:45 PM Should We Divide C2 Classification? How?
  Presenter(s):Eberhard Rabe, MD  
12:46 PM - 12:53 PM How To Use CEAP And VCSS In Clinical Practice
  Presenter(s):Sherif Sultan, MD, FRCS, EBQS-VASC  
12:54 PM - 1:01 PM Quality Of Life Tools Should Not Be Used As A Method To Ration Intervention
  Presenter(s):Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, FRCS, FHEA  
1:02 PM - 1:09 PM Who Benefits Most From Varicose Veins Endovenous Treatment?
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
1:10 PM - 1:17 PM Review Of SVS And AVF Consensus On The Treatment Of Superficial Venous Disease
  Presenter(s):Peter Gloviczki, MD  
1:18 PM - 1:25 AM Endovenous Saphenous Ablation Corrects The Hemodynamic Abnormality In C3-C6 Disease
  Presenter(s):William A. Marston, MD  
1:26 PM - 1:33 PM Updates On Venous Recurrence And Its Management
  Presenter(s):Paul Pittaluga, MD  
1:34 PM - 1:41 PM Long Wavelength Lasers Allow Usage Of Less Power And Energy During EVLT
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh  
1:42 PM - 1:49 PM Endovenous Thermal Ablation: Technical Pearls For Complex Anatomy
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT  
1:50 PM - 1:57 PM What’s New From The Bench: Venous Research
  Presenter(s):Joseph D. Raffetto, MD  
1:58 PM - 2:05 PM Which Imaging Techniques Can Help Doctors Better Understand The Pathological Relationships Between The Superficial And Deep Systems?
  Presenter(s):Barry Stein, MD, FSIR, FACR  
2:06 PM - 2:13 PM Chronic CerebroSpinal Venous Insufficiency: Is This a Real Syndrome?
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
2:14 PM - 2:21 PM 3-Year Update With Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation
  Presenter(s):Alan M. Dietzek, MD, FACS, RPVI  
2:22 PM - 2:29 PM Histological Findings After Endovenous Radiofrequency Therapy In Varicose Veins
  Presenter(s):Karin Brachmann, MD  
2:30 PM - 2:37 PM Which One: Sclerotherapy, Phlebectomy, Or Trivex For Bulging Varicose Veins?
  Presenter(s):Marc A. Passman, MD  
2:38 PM - 2:43 PM Debate (5 Minutes): We Should Treat Calf Vein DVT With Standard Anticoagulation
  Presenter(s):Joann Lohr, MD  
2:44 PM - 2:49 PM Debate (5 Minutes): We Should Not Treat Calf Vein DVT With Standard Anticoagulation
  Presenter(s):Clifford M. Sales, MD, MBA  
2:50 PM - 3:02 PM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
3:03 PM - 3:10 PM The Importance Of The American Venous Forum Registry
  Presenter(s):Peter J. Pappas, MD  
3:11 PM - 3:18 PM No Single Modality Of Venous Treatment Fits All
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Adelman, MD  
3:19 PM - 3:26 PM Lymphatic Complications After VV Surgery: Risk Factors And How To Avoid It
  Presenter(s):Paul Pittaluga, MD  
3:27 PM - 3:34 PM Should Adjuvant Procedures Be Performed At The Same Time As Endothermal Ablation? Evidenced Based
  Presenter(s):Peter J. Pappas, MD  
3:35 PM - 3:42 PM Modern Day Stripping Is As Good As Endothermal Ablation
  Presenter(s):Cees H.A. Wittens, MD, PhD  
3:43 PM - 3:50 PM Ultrasound Shows Superficial Axial Reflux With Either DVT Or Deep Venous Insufficiency: What Do You Do Next?
  Presenter(s):Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, MD  
3:51 PM - 3:58 PM What Is The Skinny On Perforator Interruption? Overuse?
  Presenter(s):Steve Elias, MD  
3:59 PM - 4:06 PM Data On 300 Patients Treated With GSV Pharmacomechanical Ablation
  Presenter(s):Jean-Paul de Vries, MD, PhD  
4:07 PM - 4:14 PM Saphenous Vein Ablation With Glue
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT  
4:15 PM - 4:22 PM Comparison Of Laser, Ohmic Thermolysis, And Sclerotherapy For Spider Telangiectasia
  Presenter(s):Ronald G. Bush, MD  
4:23 PM - 4:30 PM Air vs. Physiological Gas For Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
  Presenter(s):Edward G. Mackay, MD  
4:31 PM - 5:00 PM Ask The Panel
  Panelist(s): Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT / Bo G. Eklof, MD, PhD / Steve Elias, MD / Peter Gloviczki, MD / Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh / William A. Marston, MD / Mark H. Meissner, MD / Peter J. Pappas, MD / Clifford M. Sales, MD, MBA / Cees H.A. Wittens, MD, PhD  
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adjourn. Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 6
 
SESSION 7 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 7: WOUNDS - PART 1
Moderators:TBD
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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD  
PART 1A: NEW CONCEPTS IN WOUND CARE
Moderator(s): Giacomo Clerici, MD  
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM Negative Pressure Wound Therapy As Postoperative Dressing In Below Knee Amputation Stump Closure Of Patients With Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  Presenter(s):Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD  
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Discussion
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Artificial Skin In Leg Ulcers: The Swiss Experience
  Presenter(s):Severin Laeuchli, MD  
9:40 AM - 9:50 AM Discussion
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Coblation: A New Better Way Of Debridement?
  Presenter(s):Marco Romanelli, MD, PhD  
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Discussion
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM Theranostics: What We All Waited For
  Presenter(s):R. Gary Sibbald, MD  
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Discussion
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Autologous Platelet Gel In The Management Of Diabetic And Other Recalcitrant Ulceration
  Presenter(s):Michael B. Bruce, MBBS, FRACS / Kate Maguire, RN  
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM Discussion
PART 1B: REIMBURSEMENT IN WOUND CARE
Moderator(s): Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN  
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Implications Of CMS Regulations For Wound Documentation
  Presenter(s):Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN  
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Discussion
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM What’s In The Future From CMS?
  Presenter(s):Courtney H. Lyder, ND, RN  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 7
 
SESSION 8 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 8: WOUNDS - PART 2
Moderators:TBD
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PART 2A: EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE IN WOUND CARE
Moderator(s): Dieter O. Mayer, MD  
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM State-Of-The-Art Lecture: How To Conduct A Randomized Controlled Trial In Wound Care (Part 1)
  Presenter(s):Hester Vermeulen, PhD  
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM State-Of-The-Art Lecture: How To Conduct A Randomized Controlled Trial In Wound Care (Part 2)
  Presenter(s):Dirk T. Ubbink, MD  
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM Discussion
PART 2B: SPECIAL TOPICS OF INTEREST FOR THE VASCULAR SURGEON INVOLVED IN WOUND HEALING
Moderator(s): Harold Brem, MD  
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM Surgical Offloading
  Presenter(s):Thomas Boeni, MD  
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM Total Contact Cast: Is It Really The Gold Standard?
  Presenter(s):Giacomo Clerici, MD  
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM Discussion
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM Essential Biomechanics Of The Charcot Foot
  Presenter(s):Steven R. Kravitz, DPM  
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Discussion
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM Tissue Perfusion Measurements In Diabetics: Which Method Is Best For Your Decision To Revascularize Or Not?
  Presenter(s):Werner Lang, MD  
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Discussion
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM The “Ilegx” Philosophy – Or How To Prevent Amputation
  Presenter(s):Michael E. Edmonds, MD  
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Discussion
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM Silversulfadiazine In Recalcitrant Wounds: Old Wine In New Skins?
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD  
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM Discussion
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
PART 2C: VASCULAR INTERVENTIONS IN WOUND CARE
Moderator(s): Joseph L. Mills, MD  
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM Midterm Results Of Peripheral VORTEC Procedures
  Presenter(s):Gabriel Szendro, MD  
4:00 PM - 4:10 PM Discussion
4:10 PM - 4:20 PM Challenges Of Endovascular Revascularization In Diabetic Foot Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Daniel G. Clair, MD  
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Discussion
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM Selecting Patients For Revascularization: Should We Be Lesionologists Or Physiologists?
  Presenter(s):Joseph L. Mills, MD  
4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Discussion
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM The Infected Groin: Successful Treatment With Bovine Pericardium Patch Plasty And Vac-On-Vessel
  Presenter(s):Sebastian E. Debus, MD, PhD  
5:00 PM - 5:10 PM Discussion
5:10 PM - 5:20 PM The Effectiveness Of Revascularization Of The Ulcerated Foot In Patients With Diabetes And Peripheral Arterial Disease
  Presenter(s):Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD  
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Discussion
5:30 PM - 5:40 PM Closing Remarks
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD  
5:40 PM - 5:40 PM WOUNDS Program Adjourns
END OF SESSION 8
 
SESSION 9 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 9: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACUTE STROKE MANAGEMENT - PART 1
Moderators:TBD
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7:55 AM - 8:00 AM Welcome And Introduction
  Presenter(s):Allan L. Brook, MD  
PART 1A: THE BASICS OF STROKE
Moderator(s): Allan L. Brook, MD / Joshua A. Hirsch, MD  
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Collateral Circulation In Acute Ischemic Stroke: Clinical, Imaging, And Therapeutic Correlates
  Presenter(s):David S. Liebeskind, MD  
8:16 AM - 8:31 AM Brain Attacks Is Different From Heart Attack! Why This Matters And Its Implications
  Presenter(s):Robert W. Tarr, MD  
8:32 AM - 8:42 AM Stroke Mimics And Why We Can’t Miss Early Opportunities To Triage And Treat
  Presenter(s):Daniel Labovitz, MD  
8:43 AM - 8:53 AM Door To Revascularization Time: Optimization And Where Will We Be In 5 Years And Why
  Presenter(s):Don Frei, MD  
8:54 AM - 9:14 AM Discussion
PART 1B: STATE-OF-THE-ART IMAGING
Moderator(s): Lawrence Wechsler, MD / Joshua A. Hirsch, MD  
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM Does Clot Composition And Size Really Matter?
  Presenter(s):Todd S. Miller, MD  
9:26 AM - 9:36 AM The Acute Stroke-Imaging Protocol Made Easy And My Own Pearls
  Presenter(s):Meng Law, MD  
9:37 AM - 9:47 AM Summarization Of The Latest Trials And Learning Points
  Presenter(s):Lawrence Wechsler, MD  
9:48 AM - 9:58 AM The Malignant Profile And Its Implications
  Presenter(s):David S. Liebeskind, MD  
9:59 AM - 10:14 AM Discussion
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
PART 1C: TRIAGE ISSUES AND DEBATES
Moderator(s): Dorothea Altschul, MD / Philip M. Meyers, MD  
10:31 AM - 10:36 AM State-Of-The-Art Triage Via The Clinical Exam And Why It Still Is Best
  Presenter(s):Steven H. Rudolph, MD  
10:37 AM - 10:42 AM State-Of-The-Art Triage Via CT: Quick And Easy
  Presenter(s):Raul G. Nogueira, MD  
10:43 AM - 10:48 AM State-Of-The-Art Triage Via MR: Sophisticated And Quick!
  Presenter(s):Lawrence Wechsler, MD  
10:49 AM - 11:00 AM Legal Issues And The Consent Process When Treating Stroke Patients
  Presenter(s):Michael I. Weintraub, MD  
11:01 AM - 11:10 AM Discussion
PART 1D: ACUTE STROKE MANAGEMENT
Moderator(s): Ajay K. Wakhloo, MD, PhD / Joshua A. Hirsch, MD  
11:11 AM - 11:20 AM IV TPA Recent Updated Guidelines: Does 3, 4, Or 6 Hours Really Have A Basis In The Literature Or In Pathophysiology?
  Presenter(s):Osama O. Zaidat, MD  
11:21 AM - 11:30 AM IA Thrombolytics And Antiplatelet Nuances: When To Best Utilize And Why
  Presenter(s):Philip M. Meyers, MD  
11:31 AM - 11:40 AM MERCI Retrieval: Summary Of The Clotted Data And Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Raul G. Nogueira, MD  
11:41 AM - 11:50 AM Penumbra Thrombectomy: Sucking The Relevant Safety And Efficacy Out Of The Literature: Do The Outcomes Justify?
  Presenter(s):Aquilla S. Turk, DO  
11:51 AM - 12:00 PM Angioplasty And Stenting In The Acute Stroke Setting: Facts And Fiction: My Opinion!
  Presenter(s):David Fiorella, MD  
12:01 PM - 12:10 PM Is Stenting Or Temporary Stenting The Holy Grail In Revascularization?
  Presenter(s):Ajay K. Wakhloo, MD, PhD  
12:11 PM - 12:29 PM Discussion
END OF SESSION 9
 
SESSION 10 SCHEDULE
Wednesday
SESSION 10: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACUTE STROKE MANAGEMENT - PART 2
Moderators:TBD
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PART 2A: WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE TRIALS: THE PATIENT SELECTION, THE OPERATORS, OR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING THE INTRICACIES OF THE LESION PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND TIMING OF THE THERAPY? (LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE)
Moderator(s): Allan L. Brook, MD / Aquilla S. Turk, DO  
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM CREST: Latest Summary From The PI And Future Implications
  Presenter(s):Thomas G. Brott, MD  
12:41 PM - 12:48 PM DEBATE: Carotid Stenting: Cases That Absolutely Warrant Stenting
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Wholey, MD  
12:49 PM - 12:56 PM DEBATE: Carotid Endarterectomy: Why Surgery Is The Standard Of Care
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
12:57 PM - 1:15 PM Discussion
1:16 PM - 1:25 PM SAMMPRIS: Summary From The PI And Future Implications
  Presenter(s):Colin P. Derdeyn, MD  
1:26 PM - 1:35 PM Intracranial Stenting: Ideal Cases Clinically, Technically, And Why
  Presenter(s):Colin P. Derdeyn, MD  
1:36 PM - 1:45 PM Discussion
PART 2B: THE OTHER SIDE OF STROKE: SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE MANAGEMENT
Moderator(s): Dorothea Altschul, MD / Joshua A. Hirsch, MD  
1:46 PM - 1:55 PM Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Natural History And Summary Of Latest Aneurysm Trials
  Presenter(s):Aman Patel, MD  
1:56 PM - 2:05 PM Resuscitation Of Poor Grade Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  Presenter(s):Kiwon Lee, MD, FACP, FAHA  
2:06 PM - 2:15 PM Latest Devices For Aneurysm Therapy And What Percentage Of Patients Will They Have An Impact On
  Presenter(s):Peter K. Nelson, MD  
2:16 PM - 2:25 PM Surgical Clipping Of Aneurysms Is Still A Necessary Evil: Case Selection From An Experienced Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon
  Presenter(s):Eugene S. Flamm, MD  
2:26 PM - 2:35 PM Endovascular Cases That Make Me Nervous: Location, Geometry, And Strategies
  Presenter(s):David Fiorella, MD  
2:36 PM - 2:45 PM Unruptured Aneurysms: Why Do We Treat And How I Consent The Patient
  Presenter(s):Philip M. Meyers, MD  
2:46 PM - 2:55 PM Large Aneurysm Strategies: Combined Approaches
  Presenter(s):Aaron S. Dumont, MD  
2:56 PM - 3:05 PM Sinus Thrombosis: Management Strategies And When To Treat Interventionally
  Presenter(s):Italo Linfante, MD, FAHA  
3:06 PM - 3:15 PM Carotid And Vertebral Blowout: Best Management
  Presenter(s):Gregg H. Zoarski, MD  
3:16 PM - 3:30 PM Discussion
3:31 PM - 3:45 PM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
PART 2C: APPROACHES AND STRATEGIES TO DIFFICULT CASES
Moderator(s): Allan L. Brook, MD / Aquilla S. Turk, DO  
3:46 PM - 5:00 PM Discussion, Questions & Answers: Panel And Audience Participation
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adjourn
END OF SESSION 10
 
SESSION 11 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 11: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION (TAVI) AND ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF OTHER CARDIAC AND ASCENDING AORTIC AND ARCH LESIONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM A (SESSIONS 11-13) LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
6:30 AM - 6:35 AM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
6:35 AM - 6:40 AM Embolic Protection With The EMBRELLA Device To Cover The Origin Of The Innominate And Left Common Carotid During TAVI And TEVAR
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD  
6:41 AM - 6:51 AM Status Of TAVI: A Cardiologist’s View And Insights From The PARTNER A&B Trials
  Presenter(s):Martin B. Leon, MD  
6:52 AM - 6:57 AM Status Of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: 2-Year Experience With The MitraClip For Mitral Insufficiency: The EVEREST II Trial
  Presenter(s):Ted Feldman, MD  
6:58 AM - 7:03 AM There Will Always Be A Need For Open Repair Of Ascending Aorta And Arch Lesions
  Presenter(s):Joseph S. Coselli, MD  
7:04 AM - 7:09 AM Transcardiac And Other Access Routes To The Ascending Aorta: Tips For Dealing With Difficult Access From Below
  Presenter(s):Tilo Koelbel, MD, PhD  
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM What Percentage Of Type A Aortic Dissections Could Be Treated Endovascularly
  Presenter(s):Stephan Haulon, MD  
7:16 AM - 7:21 AM Early Clinical Experience With Endovascular Treatment Of Type A Aortic Dissections By A Specially Designed Industry-Made Endograft
  Presenter(s):Matt M. Thompson, MD  
7:22 AM - 7:27 AM New Concepts In The Endovascular Treatment Of Type A Aortic Dissection
  Presenter(s):Nicola Mangialardi, MD  
7:28 AM - 7:33 AM Stent-Grafts In The Ascending Aorta: Do’s And Don’ts In View Of Open Repair Results And Findings
  Presenter(s):Burkhart Zipfel, MD  
7:34 AM - 7:41 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 11
 
SESSION 12 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 12: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MANAGEMENT OF AORTIC ARCH LESIONS AND AORTIC DISSECTIONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM A (SESSIONS 11-13) LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
7:41 AM - 7:46 AM New Device For Branched Graft Reconstructions For Arch Aneurysms
  Presenter(s):Krassi Ivancev, MD, PhD  
7:47 AM - 7:52 AM Endovascular Treatment Of Aortic Arch Aneurysms: Early Clinical Experience With A Branched Arch Stent-Graft
  Presenter(s):Roy K. Greenberg, MD  
7:53 AM - 7:58 AM The Only Way To Chronic Treat Type B Aortic Dissections Is By Sealing The Primary Entry Tear And All Other Re-Entry Sites By Endovascular Methods
  Presenter(s):Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD  
7:59 AM - 8:04 AM Closing The Primary Entry Tear With An Endograft Is Only The First Step In Treating Chronic Type B Aortic Dissections Effectively
  Presenter(s):Pedro Puech, MD  
8:05 AM - 8:10 AM DEBATE: Chimney And Sandwich Techniques Are A Good Solution For Treating Arch Aneurysms
  Presenter(s):Armando C. Lobato, MD, PhD  
8:11 AM - 8:16 AM DEBATE: Respiratory And circulatory Motion Effects Make The Arch Unsuitable For Chimney And Sandwich Grafts For Revascularizing Arch Branches
  Presenter(s):Frank R. Arko, MD  
8:17 AM - 8:22 AM What Is The Incidence And Significance Of Aortic Remodeling, Complete And Partial After TEVAR For Acute Type B Aortic Dissection: Is Partial False Lumen Thrombosis Good Or Bad
  Presenter(s):Mark Conrad, MD  
8:23 AM - 8:28 AM Optimal Treatment For Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection: Do Newer Thoracic Endograft Systems Help
  Presenter(s):Giovanni Torsello, MD  
8:29 AM - 8:34 AM Early Experience And Use Of Single Branched Aortic Endograft To Treat Aortic Dissections
  Presenter(s):Zhong Gao Wang, MD  
8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Lessons Learned In 18 Years Of Treating Type B Aortic Dissections In Japan
  Presenter(s):Toru Kuratani, MD, PhD  
8:41 AM - 8:47 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 12
 
SESSION 13 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 13: PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGEMENT OF AORTIC DISSECTIONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderators:Weiguo Fu, MD / Michael D. Dake, MD  
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PROGRAM A (SESSIONS 11-13) LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
8:48 AM - 8:53 AM Techniques For Open Surgical Options For Complicated Type B Aortic Dissections Have Stood The Test Of Time: What Percentage Of Patients Will Require Open Surgery In The Future
  Presenter(s):Hazim J. Safi, MD  
8:54 AM - 8:59 AM A Novel Branch Stent Graft To Treat Aortic Arch Aneurysms And Dissections: Early And Mid-Term Results
  Presenter(s):Zaiping Jing, MD  
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Endovascular Treatment Of Complicated Type B Aortic Dissections: Factors Determining How Much Aortic Coverage We Need And With What Sort Of Stent-Graft (Open Or Covered)
  Presenter(s):Matt M. Thompson, MD  
9:06 AM - 9:11 AM Quantitative Differences In False Lumen Evolution With And Without A Petticoat (Open Stent) Below A Standard Covered Stent For Type B Aortic Dissections
  Presenter(s):Germano Melissano, MD  
9:12 AM - 9:17 AM Disease-Specific Devices For Treating Type B Aortic Dissections: What Are The Results Of The STABLE Trial With A Proximal Covered And A Distal Bare Stent Showing Us
  Presenter(s):Joseph V. Lombardi, MD / Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
9:18 AM - 9:23 AM What Is The Need For Open Repair Of Thoracic Aneurysms In The Endovascular Era: As Primary Procedures And After TEVAR Failures
  Presenter(s):Michael J. Jacobs, MD  
9:24 AM - 9:29 AM TEVAR For Acute Type B Dissections Is Not A Single Step Procedure: Permanent Surveillance And Reinterventions May Be Required
  Presenter(s):Götz M. Richter, MD, PhD  
9:30 AM - 9:35 AM The Natural History Of Type B Aortic Dissection: Which Patients Should We Treat: What We Know And What We Don’t Know
  Presenter(s):Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
9:36 AM - 9:41 AM Hybrid Procedures Still Have A Major Role For Complex And Difficult Aneurysms Of The Aortic Arch And Thoracic Aorta
  Presenter(s):Roberto Chiesa, MD  
9:42 AM - 9:47 AM What Are The Latest Results With TEVAR For Aneurysms Involving The Aortic Arch, Zones 0-3: Are The New Devices Helping
  Presenter(s):Dittmar Boeckler, MD  
9:48 AM - 9:55 AM Panel Discussion
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Break - Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 13
 
SESSION 14 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 14: LOWER EXTREMITY HOT TOPICS 1 (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM B (SESSIONS 14-16) LOCATION: TRIANON BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
6:35 AM - 6:40 AM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
6:40 AM - 6:45 AM Optimizing POBA With Focal Force Balloons: What Are They And Do They Work With Heavily Calcified Arteries
  Presenter(s):Craig M. Walker, MD  
6:46 AM - 6:51 AM Tips And Tricks For Antegrade Puncture Of The CFA: How To Get The Wire Easily Into The SFA
  Presenter(s):Ali Amin, MD, RVT, FACS, FACC  
6:52 AM - 6:57 AM When And How To Use Embolic Protection Devices In The Lower Extremity
  Presenter(s):Peter A. Schneider, MD  
6:58 AM - 7:03 AM PTA (POBA) vs. Stenting For SFA/Popliteal Disease: Are Late Outcomes Equivalent
  Presenter(s):Kenneth Rosenfield, MD  
7:04 AM - 7:09 AM Endovascular vs. Open Surgical Treatments: A Common Sense Approach To The TASC System
  Presenter(s):Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD  
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM Role Of Bare Metal Stents For Below Knee Lesions Causing CLI: When Do They Help And When Not: Results Of The Belgian BTK Trial: What Is The Need For Reintervention At 1 Year
  Presenter(s):Frank E.G. Vermassen, MD, PhD  
7:16 AM - 7:21 AM Advantages And Limitations Of Drug Eluting Balloons (DEBs): Do They Improve On The Results Of PTA With Uncoated Balloons For The Treatment Of Primary Lesions And After Atherectomy
  Presenter(s):Gunnar Tepe, MD  
7:22 AM - 7:27 AM What Is The Effectiveness Of The Angioslide Embolic Debris Capture Device And When Should It Be Used
  Presenter(s):Thomas Zeller, MD  
7:28 AM - 7:33 AM Supera Veritas Stent: Why Is It A Better Solution For Extensive Femoropopliteal Disease
  Presenter(s):Peter C.J. Goverde, MD  
7:34 AM - 7:40 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 14
 
SESSION 15 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 15: LOWER EXTREMITY HOT TOPICS III (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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7:40 AM - 7:45 AM Tips And Tricks For Endovascular Treatment Of Chronically Occluded Prosthetic Bypasses Associated With CLI
  Presenter(s):Craig M. Walker, MD  
7:46 AM - 7:51 AM Endovascular Stenting Of CFA Lesions Is Possible And Can Be Associated With Good Midterm Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Nicolas A. Diehm, MD / Iris Baumgartner, MD  
7:52 AM - 7:57 AM DEBATE: Balloon PTA Is Usually Best In The Tibials: There Is Really A Need For Other Devices
  Presenter(s):Peter A. Schneider, MD  
7:58 AM - 8:03 AM DEBATE: Drug Eluting Stents (DESs) Used In Below Knee Arteries Improve Limb Salvage Outcomes Over POBA: Summary Of The Evidence
  Presenter(s):Thomas Zeller, MD  
8:04 AM - 8:09 AM Effectiveness Of Paclitaxil Coated DEBs For Treating In Stent Restenosis (The PACUBA Trial)
  Presenter(s):Johannes Lammer, MD  
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM 2-Year Results Of The Zilver PTX Trial: The Benefits Are Worthwhile
  Presenter(s):Michael D. Dake, MD  
8:16 AM - 8:21 AM Can Popliteal Stents Work: Tips, Tricks And Precautions
  Presenter(s):Gary M. Ansel, MD  
8:22 AM - 8:27 AM Top Ten Tips And New Technology For Performing Endovascular Treatments To The Foot: What Percentage Of Patients With CLI Will Need Open Surgery At Some Point In Their Ccourse: An Enthusiastic Inerventionalist's Perspective
  Presenter(s):Marco G. Manzi, MD  
8:28 AM - 8:33 AM Another View And Update On The Role Of DESs And DEBSs In Treating Below-Knee Disease: How Durable Are These Treatments
  Presenter(s):Andrej Schmidt, MD, PhD  
8:34 AM - 8:39 AM 2-Year Results With A Device To Remove The Atherosclerotic Core Of Long SFA Occlusions And Line It With A Distally Sented PTFE Graft Inserted Through The Groin
  Presenter(s):Patrice F. Bergeron, MD / Dieter Raithel, MD, PhD / Patrick Peeters, MD  
8:40 AM - 8:46 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 15
 
SESSION 16 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 16: LOWER EXTREMITY HOT TOPICS III (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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8:46 AM - 8:51 AM DEBATE: In Lower Extremity PTAs Intraluminal Is Better Than Subintimal
  Presenter(s):Marc Bosiers, MD  
8:52 AM - 8:57 AM DEBATE: Nonsentse, In Lower Extremity PTAs, Subintimal Is Better
  Presenter(s):George H. Meier III, MD  
8:58 AM - 9:03 AM Should PTAs Of The SFA Alwys Be Stented: Based On Prospective Follow-up Of 850 Patients
  Presenter(s):Robert Y. Rhee, MD  
9:04 AM - 9:09 AM Another View On Embolization During Lower Extremity Interventions: When Is Embolic Protection Needed And How Should It Be Done
  Presenter(s):Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD  
9:10 AM - 9:15 AM Tips And Tricks For Reentry Into The Lumen From The Subintimal Space
  Presenter(s):Peter A. Schneider, MD  
9:16 AM - 9:21 AM Another Single Center Experience Wth The Value Of DEBs For Femoropopliteal Lesions
  Presenter(s):Plinio Rossi, MD  
9:22 AM - 9:27 AM Does Debulking Before Using DEBs Help Wtih Primary Atherosclerotic Lesions; With In-Stent Restenosis: Ho Should It Be Done?
  Presenter(s):Andrej Schmidt, MD, PhD / Dierk Scheinert, MD  
9:28 AM - 9:33 AM Some Negative Aspects Of Tibial Angioplasty Based On U.S. Medicare Data In Patients With CLI: Complications Reshospitalizations And Amputations Are Frequent After The Procedures
  Presenter(s):Alan M. Graham, MD / Todd R. Vogel, MD  
9:34 AM - 9:39 AM Value Of Atherectomy Devices And Lasers For Lower Extremity Occlusive Lesions: Which Ones Make A Difference And When Should They Be Used
  Presenter(s):Thomas Zeller, MD  
9:40 AM - 9:45 AM Long-Term Results Of Ultrasound Enhanced Thrombolysis For Acute Arterial Occlusions: Results Of The Dutch Multicenter Study
  Presenter(s):Jean-Paul de Vries, MD, PhD  
9:46 AM - 9:51 AM Panel Discussion
9:46 AM - 9:51 AM Panel Discussion
9:51 AM - 10:10 AM Break - Visit Exhibit and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 16
 
SESSION 17 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 17: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN LOWER EXTREMITY SFA AND CRURAL ARTERY TREATMENT AND CLI TREATMENT (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSION - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Flaws And Limitations In The TASC II Classification System: We Now Need Something Better: Will We Ever Get It
  Presenter(s):Jean-Baptiste Ricco, MD, PhD  
10:16 AM - 10:21 AM What Are The Most Exciting New Developments In The Treatment Of Lower Extremity Ischemia: Will More Or Fewer LE Bypasses Be Required Than In The 25-30% Of CLI Patients Estimated Last Year
  Presenter(s):Joseph L. Mills, MD  
10:22 AM - 10:27 AM DEBATE: Endovascular First Is Not Appropriate For All CLI Patients: Evidence For A Selective Approach To Revascularization
  Presenter(s):Michael S. Conte, MD  
10:28 AM - 10:33 AM DEBATE: Endovascular First Is Best In All CLI Patients
  Presenter(s):Iris Baumgartner, MD  
10:34 AM - 10:39 AM Latest Information On Autologous Bone Marrow Cell: Administration For CLI: Does It Work: Is There Proof: Which Patients Should Have It
  Presenter(s):John (Jeb) W. Hallett, MD  
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM 12 Commandments For BTK Interventions For CLI
  Presenter(s):Ali Amin, MD, RVT, FACS, FACC  
10:46 AM - 10:51 AM Perfusion Imaging Is Mandatory To Demonstrate Efficacy Of PTA And Other Tibial Artery Interventions: Angiography Alone Can Be Misleading
  Presenter(s):Werner Lang, MD  
10:52 AM - 10:57 AM Results Of DESTINY RCT Comparing DESs (XCIENCE V) vs. Bare Metal Stents (BMS) In Below-Knee Lesions: DESs Give Better Patency Despite Increased Cost
  Presenter(s):Giovanni Torsello, MD / Marc Bosiers, MD  
10:58 AM - 11:06 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Mark A. Adelman, MD / Plinio Rossi, MD  
11:06 AM - 11:11 AM Advances In Distal Puncture And Retrograde Crossing Of Occlusive Lesions: Puncture Of Tibial And Peroneal Arteries In Proximal Two-Thirds Of Leg And Use Of Collateral Branches
  Presenter(s):Andrej Schmidt, MD, PhD  
11:12 AM - 11:17 AM DEBATE: Current Status Of Bare Metal And Drug Eluting Stents In SFA, Popliteal And Crural Artery Lesions: DESs Are Best
  Presenter(s):Johannes Lammer, MD  
11:18 AM - 11:23 AM DEBATE: DESs In The SFA Is More Of The Same And A Waste Of Money
  Presenter(s):Patrick Peeters, MD  
11:24 AM - 11:29 AM Should Stents Be Used Routinely After SFA Subintimal Angioplasty
  Presenter(s):George H. Meier III, MD  
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM 1 ½-Year Results Of Drug Eluting Balloons In The Treatment Of SFA Lesions: The Italian Multicenter Trial
  Presenter(s):Giancarlo Biamino, MD, PhD  
11:36 AM - 11:41 AM Clinical And Cost Effectiveness Of Below-Knee DESs
  Presenter(s):Konstantinos Katsanos, MD, MSc, PhD, EBIR  
11:42 AM - 11:47 AM What To Watch Out For With DESs And DEBs: There May Be Real Disadvantages (Web-Based)
  Presenter(s):Renu Virmani, MD  
11:48 AM - 11:53 AM Below The Elbow PTA In Critical Hand Ischemia In Dialysis And Other Patients: A New Horizon
  Presenter(s):Roberto Ferraresi, MD  
11:54 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM - 12:54 PM Lunch Break – Americas Hall I, 3rd Floor
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 17
 
SESSION 18 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 18: LUNCHEON PROGRAM: MANAGEMENT OF PROXIMAL VENOUS OBSTRUCTION. (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE E-MAIL ADMIN@VEITHSYMPOSIUM.ORG TO PRE-REGISTER COMPLIMENTARY.)
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SPECIAL LUNCHEON SESSION - LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM A, CONCOURSE LEVEL
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Kenneth Ouriel, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC  
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM Is There A Role For Thrombolysis And/Or Mechanical Thrombectomy In Acute Proximal Deep Venous Thrombosis
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM The Use Of Venous Stenting For Subacute And Chronic Proximal Venous Obstruction
  Presenter(s):Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FACR, FAHA, FSIR  
12:25 PM - 12:35 PM Open Surgical Procedures Are Best For Obstruction Of The Iliofemoral Veins And Inferior Vena Cava
  Presenter(s):Peter Gloviczki, MD  
12:35 PM - 12:55 PM Discussion And Closing Remarks
12:50 PM - 12:54 PM Adjourn - Transition to Plenary Sessions. VEITHsymposium continues in the Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor; AIMsymposium continues in the Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor.
END OF SESSION 18
 
SESSION 19 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 19: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TEVAR AND EVAR (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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12:54 PM - 12:59 PM How To Use 3D Imaging To Decrease Complications Of TAVI With The Edwards Sapien Balloon Expandable Aortic Valve
  Presenter(s):Erno Remsey-Semmelweis, MD, PhD  
PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 19 - 23) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM DEBATE: New Evidence That Early TEVAR For Uncomplicated Acute Type B Aortic Dissection Is Superior To Medical Treatment And Delayed Selective TEVAR
  Presenter(s):Rodney A. White, MD  
1:06 PM - 1:11 PM DEBATE: TEVAR For Acute Type B Dissection May Not Be The Best Option In Most Patients
  Presenter(s):Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD, FRCS  
1:12 PM - 1:17 PM How To Decrease Spinal Cord Ischemia (SCI) And Stroke After TEVAR: How To Perform CSF Drainage Optimally
  Presenter(s):Vincent Riambau, MD, PhD  
1:18 PM - 1:23 PM DEBATE: With Coverage Of Left Subclavian Orifice During TEVAR, Revascularization Is Mandatory: The SVS Guidelines Say So
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Farber, MD  
1:24 PM - 1:29 PM DEBATE: With Coverage Of Left Subclavian Orifice During TEVAR, Revascularization Is Not Mandatory And May Be harmful Based On New Multicenter Data
  Presenter(s):Thomas S. Maldonado, MD  
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Sutureless Clampless Telescoping Method For Aortic And Arterial Anastomoses Using An Endograft Connector (Video)
  Presenter(s):Mario Lachat, MD  
1:36 PM - 1:41 PM DEBATE: Open Repair Should Be The Treatment Of Choice For Elective AAAs
  Presenter(s):Wilhelm Sandmann, MD  
1:42 PM - 1:47 PM DEBATE: EVAR Should Be The Treatment Of Choice For AAA In All Anatomically Suitable Patients Requiring Repair
  Presenter(s):Christopher K. Zarins, MD  
1:48 PM - 1:53 PM EVAR Is Better Than Open Repair Long-Term Despite EVAR I And Other Trials
  Presenter(s):Juan C. Parodi, MD  
1:54 PM - 1:59 PM Population Based Studies Show That EVAR Is Better Than Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD  
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Twin Track Approach To Avoid Late AAA Sac Rupture After EVAR
  Presenter(s):Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD  
2:06 PM - 2:11 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 19
 
SESSION 20 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 20: CRITICAL EVALUATION OF CAROTID ARTERY STENTING (CAS) IN NOVEMBER 2011: WHERE IS IT AND WHERE IS IT GOING (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 19 - 23) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
2:11 PM - 2:16 PM Tips And Tricks For Performing CAS Under Difficult Circumstances: Limitations Of Current Platforms And How Will They Be Improved
  Presenter(s):Bernhard Reimers, MD  
2:17 PM - 2:22 PM Tips And Tricks To Make CAS Safer: Why Do Most Strokes Occur After Embolic Protection Devices Are Out: How Can CAS Stroke Rates Best Be Decreased
  Presenter(s):Emmanuel M. Houdart, MD  
2:23 PM - 2:28 PM Beyond Technique And Embolic Protection How Can We Prevent Strokes With CAS: Where Do We Stand With Mesh Or Membrane Covered Stents
  Presenter(s):Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm), FRCP, FRCR, PhD  
2:29 PM - 2:34 PM Safety Of CAS WITHOUT Embolic Protection Devices: Why Do We Ignore The Evidence
  Presenter(s):Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD  
2:35 PM - 2:40 PM DEBATE: CAS Is The Treatment Of Choice For Most Symptomatic And Asymptomatic High-Grade Stenosis: A CAS Enthusiast Interprets CREST
  Presenter(s):William A. Gray, MD  
2:41 PM - 2:46 PM DEBATE: CEA Is Best For Most Symptomatic And Some Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Patients: A CEA Enthusiast Interprets CREST
  Presenter(s):Wesley S. Moore, MD  
2:47 PM - 2:52 PM DEBATE: Best Medical Treatment Is Best For Most Asymptomatic Cases: A Best Medical Treatment Enthusiast Interprets CREST And Other Data
  Presenter(s):Peter R.F. Bell, MD, FRCS, DSC, KBE  
2:53 PM - 2:58 PM The ICSS Trial: Why Were The Results Of ICSS So Different From CREST, Or Were They: Why Is ICSS Ignored In The U.S.
  Presenter(s):Jonathan D. Beard, MD  
2:59 PM - 3:04 PM It Is Not Possible To Justify CAS For Patients With Atherosclerotic Carotid Disease
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
3:05 PM - 3:11 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Peter R.F. Bell, MD, FRCS, DSC, KBE / Giorgio M. Biasi, MD  
3:11 PM - 3:16 PM DEBATE: Current Medical Intervention Alone Is Superior To CEA And CAS For Asymptomatic Carotid Arterial Disease
  Presenter(s):Anne L. Abbott, MD, PhD, FRACP  
3:17 PM - 3:22 PM DEBATE: We Can Now Select Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Patients Who Require CEA Or CAS With Confidence
  Presenter(s):Andrew N. Nicolaides, MS, FRCS  
3:23 PM - 3:28 PM Do Statins And Medical Therapy Reduce Carotid Plaque Size, Embolic Potential And The Risk Of Stroke
  Presenter(s):Christos D. Liapis, MD  
3:29 PM - 3:34 PM Details Of CREST Data With Regard To Patients’ Symptomatic Status And Quality Of Life: Does A Minor MI Have More Serious Implications For Longevity Than A Minor Stroke – As Some Have Claimed
  Presenter(s):Thomas G. Brott, MD  
3:35 PM - 3:40 PM The AHA/ACC/ASA/SVS/Etc. Guidelines Are Misguided: CAS Is Not Yet An “Alternative” To CEA For Most Symptomatic Patients
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
3:41 PM - 3:46 PM Carotid Stenosis Is A Rare Cause Of Stroke With Cardiac Surgery: Rarely Is CEA Or CAS Needed Before Or With Cardiac Surgery: When Is That
  Presenter(s):A. Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS  
3:47 PM - 4:00 PM Panel Discussion/Break
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 20
 
SESSION 21 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 21: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN LOWER EXTREMITY STENT-GRAFTS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 19 - 23) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM Building A New Higher Neo-Aortic Bifurcation With Balloon Expandable Covered Stents (Atrium) Is A Better Way To Treat Severe Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  Presenter(s):Peter C.J. Goverde, MD  
4:06 PM - 4:11 PM Can 5 mm Diameter Stent-Grafts Be Used For SFA Occlusive Disease: Is Oversizing Stent-Grafts Good Or Bad: What Are The Modes Of Failure
  Presenter(s):Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR  
4:12 PM - 4:17 PM Are Stent-Grafts Better Than Bare Metal Stents In The SFA: The VIASTAR Results
  Presenter(s):Johannes Lammer, MD  
4:18 PM - 4:23 PM Are Long Stent-Grafts In The SFA Better Than Multiple Overlapping Shorter Devices: Current Status Of Heparin Bonded Stent-Grafts: Restenosis Does Not Correlate With Lesion Length
  Presenter(s):Thomas Zeller, MD  
4:24 PM - 4:29 PM What Is The Best Current Treatment For In Stent Restenosis
  Presenter(s):Marc Bosiers, MD  
4:30 PM - 4:35 PM Open Femoropopliteal PTFE Bypasses Are Superior To Endoluminal Stent-Graft Bypasses For 5-25 cm SFA Occlusions
  Presenter(s):Mauri J.A. Lepantalo, MD  
4:36 PM - 4:41 PM Lessons Learned In The Treatment Of Popliteal Aneurysms With Stent-Grafts: What Percentage Of Patients Can Be Treated: When Is Stent-Graft Treatment Contraindicated: What Are Recent Graft Improvements
  Presenter(s):Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD  
4:42 PM - 4:47 PM Long-Term Comparison Of Endo And Open Popliteal Aneurysm Repair: What Is The Current Role For Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Martin R. Back, MD / Dennis F. Bandyk, MD  
4:48 PM - 4:53 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 21
 
SESSION 22 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 22: NEW OR UPDATED CONCEPTS IN VASCULAR DISEASE OR ITS TREATMENT: CONTROVERSY OVER THE INTERVENTIONAL TREATMENT OF CCSVI IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 19 - 23) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
4:53 PM - 4:58 PM How To Identify Vulnerable Plaques And What To Do About Them
  Presenter(s):Gregg W. Stone, MD  
4:59 PM - 5:04 PM Modern Methods For Accurately Predicting Cardiac Risk In Vascular Surgery Patients
  Presenter(s):Jack L. Cronenwett, MD  
THE CCSVI CONTROVERSY IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM Basics For Endovascular Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis (MS): How Can Duplex Identify Large Vein Stenosis: An Enthusiast’s View
  Presenter(s):Paolo Zamboni, MD  
5:11 PM - 5:16 PM Does Interventional Treatment Help MS Patients: A Skeptic’s View
  Presenter(s):Jean-Baptiste Ricco, MD, PhD  
5:17 PM - 5:22 PM Interventional Treatment Of CCSVI For MS: An Interventionalist’s Doubts And Hopes
  Presenter(s):Claudio Rabbia, MD, PhD  
5:23 PM - 5:28 PM Is Endovascular Treatment Going To Work For MS Patients: Status Of The PREMISE Randomized Controlled Trial: A Neuro-Interventionalist’s View
  Presenter(s):L. Nelson Hopkins, MD  
5:29 PM - 5:34 PM Extracranial Venous Obstruction In MS: Where Is It, What Can Be Done About It, How Do We Know It Works: Importance Of Pressure Gradients And Collaterals: An Interventionalist’s View
  Presenter(s):Michael D. Dake, MD  
5:35 PM - 5:40 PM Treatment Of Venous Obstruction Helps MS Patients: A Vascular Surgeon’s View
  Presenter(s):Manish Mehta, MD, MPH  
5:41 PM - 5:46 PM Interventional Treatment Of CCSVI For MS: Are Its Benefits Due To A Placebo Effect Or Are They Real: A Skeptical Neuro-Interventionalist's View (Web-Based)
  Presenter(s):Kieran Murphy, MD  
5:47 PM - 5:52 PM Submassive Pulmonary Emboli, An Unrecognized And Often Fatal Condition: Incidence, Diagnosis And Treatment With Ultrasonic Thrombolysis
  Presenter(s):Tod C. Engelhardt, MD  
5:53 PM - 5:58 PM Angiovac Endovascular Clot Removal System For Treatment Of Massive Pulmonary Emboli And Removal Of Large Clot Burdens
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Kwolek, MD  
5:59 PM - 6:09 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 22
 
SESSION 23 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 23: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF COMPLICATIONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 19 - 23) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
6:09 PM - 6:14 PM Crossover Balloon Occlusion To Facilitate Percutaneous EVAR, TEVAR, TAVI And To Control Iliac Artery Ruptures And Femoral Artery Injuries
  Presenter(s):Mathew R. Williams, MD / Martin B. Leon, MD  
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM How Can Rhythm Disturbances Detected By An Implantable EKG Monitor (The REVEAL System) Help In Vascular Patient Management
  Presenter(s):Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
6:21 PM - 6:26 PM Tips And Tricks To Protect Interventionalists, Surgeons And Others From Radiation Exposure
  Presenter(s):Lindsay Machan, MD  
6:27 PM - 6:32 PM Antiplatelet Treatment Resistance In Vascular Disease Treatment: How Common Is It: How To Detect It: What Should Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Ali Amin, MD, RVT, FACS, FACC  
6:33 PM - 6:38 PM DEBATE: Should We Test For Clopidogrel Resistance In Vascular Patients: No, It’s Not Worth The Time Or Money
  Presenter(s):Erich Minar, MD  
6:39 PM - 6:44 PM DEBATE: Yes! Look At The Coronary Data
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
6:45 PM - 6:50 PM Panel Discussion
6:50 PM - 6:50 PM THURSDAY PROGRAM ENDS
END OF SESSION 23
 
SESSION 24 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 24: NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM C (SESSIONS 24 - 27) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
6:40 AM - 6:45 AM Femoral Artery Exposure Complications Can Be Reduced By Using An Ultrasonic Coagulation Device (Focus From Ethicon) Rather Than Bovie Cautery
  Presenter(s):Patrick E. Muck, MD, FACS  
6:46 AM - 6:51 AM A New Flow Reversal Device For CAS Via A Cervical Approach Which Requires A Common Carotid Exposure
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Kwolek, MD  
6:52 AM - 6:57 AM Radiofrequency Renal Artery Neurolysis For Treatment Of Refractory Hypertension: Technique And Results
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Wholey, MD  
6:58 AM - 7:03 AM Advantages Of A Robotic Guidance System For Catheter Steerage In The Performance Of Fenestrated And Branched Endografting (The Hansen System)
  Presenter(s):Nicholas J.W. Cheshire, MD  
7:04 AM - 7:09 AM Acute Interventions For Stroke: Will Temporary And Permanent Stents Make A Difference: The Temporary Bypass And Clot Removal Concept
  Presenter(s):L. Nelson Hopkins, MD  
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM Development Of Bioresorbable Scaffold Platforms For The Peripheral Vasculature: Can The Excellent Coronary Results Of The ABSORB TRIAL With Everolimus Polylactide Be Duplicated In Peripheral Arteries
  Presenter(s):Lewis B. Schwartz, MD  
7:16 AM - 7:21 AM Bioabsorbable Polymers And Biodegradable Stents In Peripheral Arteries: Where Are We Going
  Presenter(s):Ron Waksman, MD  
7:22 AM - 7:27 AM Long-Term (5-Year) Results Of The INSTEAD Trial Support The Advantages Of Early Endograft Treatment Of Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissections
  Presenter(s):Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
7:28 AM - 7:35 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 24
 
SESSION 25 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 25: THORACOABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS (TAAAS) AND TECHNIQUES TO REVASCULARIZE RENAL AND VISCERAL ARTERIES: CHIMNEYS, SNORKELS, SANDWICH GRAFTS AND THE MULTILAYER STENT (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM C (SESSIONS 24 - 27) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
7:35 AM - 7:40 AM Simplified Open Surgical Technique For Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms
  Presenter(s):Americo Dinis da Gama, MD, PhD  
7:41 AM - 7:46 AM The Dark Side Of Chimney Grafts: Pitfalls And Precautions: Anatomical And Technical Issues
  Presenter(s):W. Anthony Lee, MD  
7:47 AM - 7:52 AM In Vitro Measurement Of Chimney/Snorkel/Sandwich “Gutters” And Which Chimneys Will Leak And Which Will Not
  Presenter(s):Jan D. Blankensteijn, MD  
7:53 AM - 7:58 AM What Exactly Is The Sandwich Technique In Diagrams And How To Make It Work For Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Exclusion
  Presenter(s):Armando C. Lobato, MD, PhD  
7:59 AM - 8:04 AM Chimney And Sandwich Grafts Can Work For Pararenal And TAAA Repair Including Ruptured TAAAs
  Presenter(s):Ralf R. Kolvenbach, MD  
8:05 AM - 8:10 AM Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair With 2 Bifurcation Endografts And Other Off-The-Shelf Devices: Technique, Early Results And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD  
8:11 AM - 8:16 AM DEBATE: Chimney Grafts Are A Good Solution For Pararenal And Thoracoabdominal AAA Repair
  Presenter(s):Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
8:17 AM - 8:22 AM DEBATE: All These New Techniques Are Smoke And Mirrors, Durable TAAA Repair Will Require Branched Endografts
  Presenter(s):Krassi Ivancev, MD, PhD  
8:23 AM - 8:28 AM Off-The-Shelf Fenestrated Stent Graft For Treatment Of Juxtarenal And Pararenal AAAs: In What Percentage Of Patients Will They Work
  Presenter(s):Timothy A. Resch, MD, PhD  
8:29 AM - 8:34 AM Progress With Off-The-Shelf Branched Endografts For TAAA Repair: In What Percentage Of Patients Will They Be Feasible
  Presenter(s):Timothy A.M. Chuter, DM  
8:35 AM - 8:40 AM How To Perform TAAA Branched Endograft Repair Entirely From Below With C-Shaped Branches When Access From Above Is Impossible
  Presenter(s):Marcelo Ferreira, MD  
8:41 AM - 8:46 AM The Multilayer Uncovered Stent (MARS) In The Treatment Of TAAAs: Results Of A Multicenter Study From France And North Africa
  Presenter(s):Claude D. Vaislic, MD  
8:47 AM - 8:52 AM Does Multilayer Stent Treatment Of TAAAs Result In Decreased Intrasac Pressure And Sac Shrinkage
  Presenter(s):Thomas Larzon, MD  
8:53 AM - 8:58 AM With Acute Or Ruptured TAAAs Multilayered Uncovered Stents Are An Effective Treatment
  Presenter(s):Sherif Sultan, MD, FRCS, EBQS-VASC  
8:59 AM - 9:04 AM DEBATE: Experience With And Commentary On Multilayer (Uncovered) Stent Treatment Of TAAAs: Will They Make Branched Grafts Unnecessary And How Do They Work
  Presenter(s):Edward B. Diethrich, MD  
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM DEBATE: The Multilayer Stent Treatment Of TAAAs Is Too Good To Be True: There Will Always Be A Need For Branched Endografts
  Presenter(s):Stephan Haulon, MD  
9:11 AM - 9:21 AM Panel Discussion/Break
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 25
 
SESSION 26 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 26: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF LOWER EXTREMITY (LE) ISCHEMIA AND CLI (5-MINUTE TALKS) (OTHER RELATED TALKS/TOPICS ARE IN SESSIONS 14-17 AND 28)
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PROGRAM C (SESSIONS 24 - 27) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
9:21 AM - 9:26 AM The Double Balloon Rendezvous Technique For Treating Difficult To Cross Iliac Or Femoral Total Occlusions
  Presenter(s):Max Amor, MD  
9:27 AM - 9:32 AM Why Is Primary Bypass Better For Some Patients With CLI And Extensive Gangrene Or Ulceration: What Percentage Of CLI Patients Will Need Open Procedures On Their Arteries As A Primary Procedure
  Presenter(s):Richard F. Neville, MD  
9:33 AM - 9:38 AM Repetitive Bypasses Are Justified After Multiple (2-5) Previous Failed Bypasses
  Presenter(s):Evan C. Lipsitz, MD / Frank J. Veith, MD  
9:39 AM - 9:44 AM How Can One Predict CLI Patients With >50% Chance Of Death Or Amputation At 1 Year: These Patients Should Get Endo Treatment, Not A Bypass
  Presenter(s):Andres Schanzer, MD  
9:45 AM - 9:50 AM How To Tell Which Infrainguinal Bypass Will Fail Early From A NSQIP Population Based Study
  Presenter(s):Glenn M. LaMuraglia, MD  
9:51 AM - 9:56 AM Pedal Bypass With Deep Venous Arterialization: It Works When Arteries Seem Unreconstructable
  Presenter(s):Pramook Mutirangura, FRCS (Edinburgh)  
9:57 AM - 10:02 AM Decreased Incidence And Seasonal Variation Of Buerger’s Disease
  Presenter(s):Kamphol Laohapensang, MD  
10:03 AM - 10:08 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Giancarlo Biamino, MD, PhD / Michael S. Conte, MD  
10:09 AM - 10:14 AM Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Heparin Bonded (Propaten) And Standard PTFE Grafts For Lower Extremity Bypasses: 2-Year Results Are Better Than 1-Year Results
  Presenter(s):Jes S. Lindholt, MD  
10:15 AM - 10:20 AM Advantages Of Heparin Bonded PTFE Grafts For All Lower Extremity Bypasses Including Those To Tibial Arteries: What Precautions Must Be Taken
  Presenter(s):Edward Y. Woo, MD  
10:21 AM - 10:26 AM Restenosis After Tibial PTA: Incidence And Effect On Clinical Outcomes: How Can It Be Prevented And Treated
  Presenter(s):Rabih A. Chaer, MD  
10:27 AM - 10:32 AM Endovascular Below-Knee Interventions Have A High Morbidity And Reintervention Rate: What Should Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Mark G. Davies, MD  
10:33 AM - 10:38 AM When And In What Percentage Of Patients Should Open Surgery Be The First Option: Based On A Survey Of Endovascular Surgeons
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD  
10:39 AM - 10:44 AM Use Of A Hybrid Vascular Graft (PTFE With Distal Stent) For CFA To Above Knee Popliteal Artery Revascularization: Technique, Advantages And Early Results
  Presenter(s):Syed M. Hussain, MD  
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 26
 
SESSION 27 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 27: ADVANCES IN MEDICAL TREATMENTS, TREATMENT OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS AND COMPLICATIONS: (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM C (SESSIONS 24 - 27) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
10:50 AM - 10:55 AM Value Of An Implantable Sensor In The Pulmonary Artery And Remote Sensing In Heart Failure: Results Of The CardioMEMS CHAMPION Trial
  Presenter(s):Ross Milner, MD  
10:56 AM - 11:01 AM 4-Year Results Of The RHEOS Trial For Control Of Intractable Hypertension By Carotid Sinus Baroreceptor Simulation: It Works
  Presenter(s):Jürg Schmidli, MD  
11:02 AM - 11:07 AM Update On Radiofrequency Renal Artery Denervation For Resistant Hypertension: Risks And Benefits: Effect On Diabetes And Mortality: Is It Durable
  Presenter(s):Dierk Scheinert, MD  
11:08 AM - 11:13 AM Video On Technique For Radiofrequency Renal Denervation
  Presenter(s):Dierk Scheinert, MD  
11:14 AM - 11:19 AM Endovascular Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction By Internal Pudendal Stenting: A New Horizon For Vascular Specialists: The ZEN Trial
  Presenter(s):Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD  
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM What Drugs May Slow Or Stop AAA Growth
  Presenter(s):John A. Curci, MD / Robert W. Thompson, MD  
11:26 AM - 11:31 AM Mechanism Of Aneurysm Formation With Aortic Dissections: It Is All About The False Lumen Diastolic Pressure: An Hypothesis
  Presenter(s):Juan C. Parodi, MD / Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD  
11:32 AM - 11:37 AM What Is The Best Medical Treatment For Vascular Disease Patients And What Must It Show To Be The Primary Treatment For Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Patients
  Presenter(s):Michael R. Jaff, DO  
11:38 AM - 11:43 AM Novel Concepts To Raise HDL: The Next Frontier In Lipid Management: The Role Of Anacetrapib And Cholesterol Efflux Capacity (CEC) On HDL Levels And Function
  Presenter(s):Ron Waksman, MD  
11:44 AM - 11:49 AM Endograft Treatment Of Mycotic Aneurysms: When Is It Effective And When Not: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Endograft Infection
  Presenter(s):Peter R. Taylor, MA, MChir, FRCS, ARCM  
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break – Americas Hall I, 3rd Floor
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 27
 
SESSION 28 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 28: NEW LATE BREAKING CONCEPTS, UPDATES AND MISCELLANEOUS HOT TOPICS RELATED TO LOWER EXTREMITY AND AORTIC DISEASE (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM D (SESSIONS 28 - 30) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
6:45 AM - 6:50 AM For SFA TASC B And TASC C Lesions, PTA And Stenting Is Superior To Bypass Surgery
  Presenter(s):Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS  
6:51 AM - 6:56 AM Are Tibial Endovascular Treatments As Effective As Tibial And Pedal Bypasses
  Presenter(s):Manju Kalra, MBBS  
6:57 AM - 7:02 AM Should Small Veins (2-3 mm In Diameter) Be Used As Infrainguinal Bypasses
  Presenter(s):Hisham Rashid, MSc, FRCS, FRCS(Gen)  
7:03 AM - 7:08 AM Cool Excimer Laser Is Better Than PTA For Tibial Artery Lesions: Based On 4-Year Results
  Presenter(s):Sherif Sultan, MD, FRCS, EBQS-VASC  
7:09 AM - 7:14 AM Role Of Sequential Bypasses And Other Complex Open Arterial Reconstructions In The Endovascular Era
  Presenter(s):Manfred Deutsch, MD  
7:15 AM - 7:20 AM Advantages Of The Hansen Remotely Steerable Catheter And Sheath System In Endovascular Procedures
  Presenter(s):Alan B. Lumsden, MD, FACS  
7:21 AM - 7:26 AM Crossing Chronic Total Occlusions With The Wildcat Catheter: How Does It Work
  Presenter(s):John P. Pigott, MD  
7:27 AM - 7:32 AM For Iliac Lesions Which Stent (Balloon-Expandable Or Self-Expanding) Is Best For TASC A And B Lesions; For C And D Lesions (The BRAVISSIMO Trial)
  Presenter(s):Patrick Peeters, MD  
7:33 AM - 7:38 AM Routine Use Of Re-entry Devices For Treating Iliac Total Occlusions
  Presenter(s):Jean M. Panneton, MD  
7:39 AM - 7:44 AM How Should We Evaluate The Hemodynamic Benefits Of Endovascular Lower Extremity Treatments: Patency And Angiography Are Not Sufficient
  Presenter(s):David H. Deaton, MD  
7:45 AM - 7:50 AM 3-Year Results From The VIBRANT Trial Comparing Viabahn Stent-Graft With Bare Metal Stent: Are There Patency Differences
  Presenter(s):Mark W. Mewissen, MD  
7:51 AM - 7:59 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Mark A. Adelman, MD / Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD  
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Technique For Treating Renal Artery Aneurysm And AVF With Detachable Hydrocoils (AZUR)
  Presenter(s):Frank R. Arko, MD  
8:06 AM - 8:11 AM Limitations Of Self-Expanding Stent-Grafts And When Should Balloon-Expandable Stent-Grafts Be Used Preferentially
  Presenter(s):Ross Milner, MD  
8:12 AM - 8:17 AM Value Of Endostapling To Prevent Device Migration In EVAR: Laboratory And Clinical Results In The U.S. And In Europe, And Update On The Improved Aptus Endograft
  Presenter(s):David H. Deaton, MD  
8:18 AM - 8:23 AM For Short AAA Necks, Endografts With Infrarenal Fixation Are As Good As Those With Suprarenal Fixation Based On New Data
  Presenter(s):Robert Y. Rhee, MD  
8:24 AM - 8:29 AM What Percentage Of Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms Can Be Treated By A Standard Off-The-Shelf Device And What Percentage Cannot
  Presenter(s):Piotr M. Kasprzak, MD  
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Mechanisms Of Endograft Collapse After TEVAR
  Presenter(s):Germano Melissano, MD  
8:36 AM - 8:41 AM Beware Of The Ascending Aorta In Total Arch Debranching: Pitfalls And Necessary Precautions
  Presenter(s):Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD, FRCS  
8:42 AM - 8:47 AM “Coral Reef” Calcified Aortic Lesions Must Be Treated By Open Surgery
  Presenter(s):Wilhelm Sandmann, MD  
8:48 AM - 8:53 AM Treatment Of Type II Endoleaks By Accessing The AAA Sac Via The Distal Endograft Seal Zone: How To Do It And Why It Is Better
  Presenter(s):Gioacchino Coppi, MD  
8:54 AM - 8:59 AM A New Better Technique To Evaluate And Treat Type II Endoleaks By Embolization (Onyx) Via A Laser-Assisted Transarterial Transgraft Puncture Into The AAA Sac
  Presenter(s):Mark W. Mewissen, MD  
9:00 AM - 9:08 AM Panel Discussion
9:08 AM - 9:25 AM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 28
 
SESSION 29 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 29: NEW LATE BREAKING CONCEPTS, UPDATES AND MISCELLANEOUS HOT TOPICS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM D (SESSIONS 28 - 30) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
9:25 AM - 9:30 AM New Developments In The Treatment Of Carotid Body Tumors From Ecuador Where They Are Common: What Is The Etiology And Best Treatment Tricks
  Presenter(s):Oscar L. Ojeda, MD  
9:31 AM - 9:36 AM Onyx - A Good Treatment For Hopeless AVMs In Difficult Sites
  Presenter(s):Furuzan Numan, MD  
9:37 AM - 9:42 AM Current Methods For Treating Puncture Related Pseudoaneurysms May Be Inappropriate And Harmful: How Should We Do It
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
9:43 AM - 9:48 AM Visceral Aneurysms Associated With Celiac And SMA Stenosis: What Are The Pitfalls And How Should They Be Treated
  Presenter(s):James F. McKinsey, MD  
9:49 AM - 9:54 AM Infraclavicular Approach For First Rib Resection For Venous TOS: Technique, Advantages, Limitations
  Presenter(s):Darren B. Schneider, MD  
9:55 AM - 10:00 AM Midterm Results Of Heparin Bonded PTFE Graft (Propaten) For Lower Extremity Bypasses Show It Is A Good Alternative To Saphenous Vein When It Is Unavailable Or Of Poor Quality
  Presenter(s):Walter Dorigo, MD  
10:01 AM - 10:06 AM DEBATE: Endovascular Treatment Of Para-anastomotic Aneurysms After Open AAA Repair: Fenestrated Grafts Are Rarely Required: How Can They Be Fixed
  Presenter(s):Dieter Raithel, MD, PhD / Ziheng Wu, MD, PhD  
10:07 AM - 10:12 AM DEBATE: Endovascular Treatment Of Para-anastomotic Aneurysms After Open AAA Repair: Fenestrated Grafts Are Usually Required
  Presenter(s):Matthew J. Eagleton, MD  
10:13 AM - 10:21 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 29
 
SESSION 30 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 30: MORE LATE BREAKING NEW CONCEPTS, UPDATES AND HOT TOPICS (5-MINUTES TALKS)
Moderators:Larry H. Hollier, MD / Weiguo Fu, MD  
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PROGRAM D (SESSIONS 28 - 30) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
10:21 AM - 10:26 AM New Endograft Designs For Dealing With Aortic Arch Aneurysms: Technical Advances From China
  Presenter(s):Wei Guo, MD  
10:27 AM - 10:32 AM Occludable Endograft Branches For Spinal Cord Protection With TEVAR And Extensive Aortic Coverage
  Presenter(s):Krassi Ivancev, MD, PhD  
10:33 AM - 10:38 AM Role And Importance Of The Vascular Surgeon In Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  Presenter(s):Marc R.H. van Sambeek, MD, PhD  
10:39 AM - 10:44 AM Strategies For Improving The Seal Of Parallel Grafts (Chimneys, Snorkels, Periscopes And Sandwich Grafts)
  Presenter(s):David J. Minion, MD  
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM Endovascular Approach To Complex AAA When Patient Has Simultaneous CLI
  Presenter(s):Jacques Busquet, MD  
10:51 AM - 10:56 AM Spontaneous Aortic Remodeling After Acute Type B Dissection: How Often Does It Occur And Why
  Presenter(s):Michael D. Dake, MD  
10:57 AM - 11:02 AM Tips And Tricks For Explanting Thoracic Endografts
  Presenter(s):Edward Y. Woo, MD  
11:03 AM - 11:08 AM How To Get An Investigator Sponsored IDE For Physician Modified (Fenestrated) Endografts: Experience To Date With Elective, Urgent And Ruptured Juxtarenal AAAs
  Presenter(s):Benjamin W. Starnes, MD  
11:09 AM - 11:14 AM What Does The Future Look Like With Closure Devices: New Tricks And New Devices
  Presenter(s):W. Anthony Lee, MD  
11:15 AM - 11:20 AM Outcomes With HIT And Propaten Grafts: Can They Be Used Safely
  Presenter(s):Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD  
11:21 AM - 11:26 AM Experience In 50 Patients With Long TASC D Lesions Of The SFA Treated With Heparin Bonded Viabahn Grafts
  Presenter(s):Michel M.P. Reijnen, MD, PhD  
11:27 AM - 11:32 AM Impact Of Surgeon Volumes On Vascular Surgery Outcomes: The Composite Vascular Surgery Numbers Are More Important Than Operation Specific Numbers
  Presenter(s):Carlos H. Timaran, MD  
11:33 AM - 11:38 AM Bovine Pericardial Patch And Other Adjuncts Can Effectively Treat Infected Arterial Reconstructions Involving The Femoral Artery Without Interrupting Blood Flow: Long-Term Results
  Presenter(s):Sebastian E. Debus, MD, PhD  
11:39 AM - 11:44 AM When Do Angiosomes Matter In CLI And What to Do About It
  Presenter(s):Joseph L. Mills, MD  
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM Clinical Parameters To Predict Which Patients Should Be Screened For The Presence Of High-Grade Carotid Stenosis: At The Least They Can Receive Statins And Optimal Medical Treatment
  Presenter(s):Thomas S. Riles, MD  
11:51 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break – Americas Hall I, 3rd Floor
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 30
 
SESSION 31 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 31: MORE ON THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL ANEURYSMS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT (5-MINUTE TALKS - OTHER RELATED TOPICS ARE IN SESSIONS 25, 28, 30 AND 37)
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PROGRAM E (SESSIONS 31 - 32) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM What Improvements Are Occurring With Thoracic Endografts And How Are They Helping In Patient Treatment
  Presenter(s):Ronald M. Fairman, MD  
1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Results Of The North American Complex Abdominal Aortic Debranching Registry (NACAADR): How Good/Bad Are The Results Of Visceral/Renal Debranching Nationwide
  Presenter(s):Gustavo S. Oderich, MD  
1:12 PM - 1:17 PM Tips And Tricks For Performing Abdominal Debranching Safely And Effectively With Low Morbidity And Mortality
  Presenter(s):William J. Quinones-Baldrich, MD  
1:18 PM - 1:23 PM What Improvements Have Occurred With AAA EVAR Devices And How Are They Helping In Patient Treatment
  Presenter(s):Michel S. Makaroun, MD  
1:24 PM - 1:29 PM Non-Surgical Treatment Of Intraabdominal Hypertension In Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS): What Are The Techniques And When Is It Safe And When Not
  Presenter(s):Martin Bjorck, MD, PhD  
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Late Type I Endoleaks After EVAR: How Dangerous/Safe Is Conservative Treatment: When Can They Be Treated By Coils And Glue
  Presenter(s):James May, MD, MS, FRACS, FACS  
1:36 PM - 1:41 PM How Can You Predict Which EVAR Patient Will Get A Persistent And Problematic Type II Endoleak? What Should Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Glenn M. LaMuraglia, MD  
1:42 PM - 1:47 PM DEBATE: Use Of Non-Onyx Glue In The Treatment Of Persistent Type II Endoleaks: Technical Tips And Results: You Don’t Need Onyx
  Presenter(s):Neal S. Cayne, MD  
1:48 PM - 1:53 PM DEBATE: Onyx (“Glue”) In The Treatment Of Persistent Type II Endoleaks: Technical Tips And Onyx Is Best
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Kwolek, MD  
1:54 PM - 1:59 PM Treatment Of Type I Endoleaks After EVAR With Fibrin Glue Embolization
  Presenter(s):Zaiping Jing, MD  
2:00 PM - 2:06 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 31
 
SESSION 32 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 32: PROGRESS IN VASCULAR IMAGING AND GUIDANCE (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM E (SESSIONS 31 - 32) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
2:06 PM - 2:11 PM A New Method For Imaging Vascular Lesions In Real Time 3D To Facilitate Precise And Accurate Atherectomy And Other Treatments
  Presenter(s):John P. Pigott, MD / John B. Simpson, MD, PhD  
2:12 PM - 2:17 PM Advances In IVUS For Endovascular Interventions
  Presenter(s):Donald B. Reid, MD  
2:18 PM - 2:23 PM Latest Developments In Use Of Duplex To Replace Contrast Fluoroscopy For Vascular Interventions: When Is It A Better Way
  Presenter(s):Enrico Ascher, MD  
2:24 PM - 2:29 PM Why IVUS Is Essential For Treatment Of Aortic Dissections
  Presenter(s):Rodney A. White, MD  
2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Progress In Imaging For Aortic Dissections: Use Of Dynamic MRI And Image Fusion In Endovascular Treatments
  Presenter(s):Alan B. Lumsden, MD, FACS  
2:36 PM - 2:41 PM Dyna CT: Can It Replace Completion Angio And Follow-up CTA After EVAR
  Presenter(s):Timothy A. Resch, MD, PhD  
2:42 PM - 2:47 PM MR Imaging: Recent Advances And Future Prospects
  Presenter(s):John Blebea, MD / Judy Blebea, MD  
2:48 PM - 2:53 PM Simple Axial CT Does Not Allow Optimal Graft Sizing For EVAR: What Sort Of Imaging Is Needed And Why
  Presenter(s):Niten Singh, MD  
2:54 PM - 2:59 PM Novel MR And CT Techniques For Renal Insufficiency Patients In The Era Of NSF
  Presenter(s):Barry Stein, MD, FSIR, FACR  
3:00 PM - 3:06 PM Panel Discussion
3:06 PM - 3:20 PM Break – Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 32
 
SESSION 33 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 33: LATE BREAKING CONCEPTS OR DATA RELATED TO THORACIC OR ABDOMINAL AORTIC DISEASE (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM F (SESSIONS 33 - 34) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM There Is A Subgroup Of Patients With Large AAAs That Should Not Be Repaired Because Their Comorbidities Make Prophylactic Repair Have No Value: How Is This Subgroup Defined
  Presenter(s):K. Craig Kent, MD  
1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Clinical Experience With A Balloon Expandable Endograft (SETA) For EVAR: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Hernan G. Bertoni, MD  
1:12 PM - 1:17 PM Dacron Fatigue Tears After EVAR With TALENT Endografts: Treatment Requires A Stock Of TALENT Cuffs And AUI Components
  Presenter(s):Claude Mialhe, MD  
1:18 PM - 1:23 PM Non-Invasive Evaluation Of The Hemodynamic (Functional) Significance Of Coronary Artery Stenoses: Is This Stent Really Necessary
  Presenter(s):Christopher K. Zarins, MD  
1:24 PM - 1:29 PM When Can Intraoperative Type 1A Endoleaks During EVAR Be Safely Ignored
  Presenter(s):Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD  
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM The “Rupture Device Kit” And Other Tricks For Treating Ruptured AAAs
  Presenter(s):Ricardo Aun, MD  
1:36 PM - 1:41 PM Radiofrequency Renal Denervation (Ardian) Is A New Way To Control Intractable Hypertension With Acute Type B Aortic Dissections
  Presenter(s):Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Current Global Results With EVAR Are Still Better Than Those Of The Past: The ENGAGE Registry
  Presenter(s):Vincent Riambau, MD, PhD  
1:48 PM - 1:53 AM Durability Of Fenestrated And Branched Aortic Endografts
  Presenter(s):Stephan Haulon, MD / Roy K. Greenberg, MD  
1:54 PM - 1:59 PM Wisdom And Top Tips For Inventors And Developers Of Medical Devices (Web-Based)
  Presenter(s):Julio C. Palmaz, MD  
2:00 PM - 2:07 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 33
 
SESSION 34 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 34: NEW CONCEPTS AND LATE BREAKING INFORMATION (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM F (SESSIONS 33 - 34) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
2:08 PM - 2:13 PM Future Trends In Clinical Trials In Vascular Surgery: Tips And Tricks For How Vascular Surgeons Can Get Involved And Get Supported
  Presenter(s):Kenneth Ouriel, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC  
2:14 PM - 2:19 PM Non-Standard Femoral Access Techniques When Confronted With Stenotic Or Calcified Femoral Arteries Or Morbidly Obese Patients
  Presenter(s):Thomas O. McNamara, MD  
2:20 PM - 2:25 PM New Findings From The RESILIENT Trial: The Advantages Of Stents In The SFA Are Durable
  Presenter(s):Barry T. Katzen, MD  
2:26 PM - 2:31 PM New Directions For Improving Lower Extremity Bypass Results
  Presenter(s):Afshin Assadian, MD  
2:32 PM - 2:37 PM Is Atherectomy A Useful And Cost Effective Tool In Lower Extremity Vascular Disease Treatment
  Presenter(s):Robert A. Morgan, MD  
2:38 PM - 2:43 PM How To Deal With Para-anastomotic Aneurysms After Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Arno von Ristow, MD  
2:44 PM - 2:49 PM Scalloped TEVAR Endograft Devices For Thoracic Aneurysms Involving The Celiac Axis
  Presenter(s):Peter R. Taylor, MA, MChir, FRCS, ARCM  
2:50 PM - 2:55 PM Retrograde Type A Aortic Dissection After TEVAR: Pathogenesis And How To Prevent
  Presenter(s):Weiguo Fu, MD  
2:56 PM - 3:01 PM Long-Term (9-Year) Comparison Of EVAR And Open Repair From A Single Center Shows That EVAR Is Better
  Presenter(s):William D. Jordan, Jr., MD  
3:02 PM - 3:20 PM Panel Discussion/Break
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 34
 
SESSION 35 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 35: PROGRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF VENOUS DISEASE - PART IA (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM G (SESSIONS 35 - 36) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
3:20 PM - 3:25 PM Submassive Pulmonary Emboli: An Underrecognized And Undertreated Entity Which Can Be Fatal
  Presenter(s):Victor F. Tapson, MD  
3:26 PM - 3:31 PM Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Anticoagulation With Ultrasound Accelerated Thrombolysis (EKOS) In Patients With Pulmonary Emboli And Right Ventricular Dysfunction
  Presenter(s):Iris Baumgartner, MD  
3:32 PM - 3:37 PM Rotarex Endovascular Clot Removal System Is Effective Treatment For Massive Pulmonary Emboli
  Presenter(s):Marcelo Ferreira, MD  
3:38 PM - 3:43 PM Use Of The ANGIOJET And Lysis To Treat Pulmonary Emboli Pharmacomechanically
  Presenter(s):Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi, MD  
3:44 PM - 3:49 PM Role Of IVC Filters In Preventing Pulmonary Embolism: Are They As Good As We Think
  Presenter(s):Jörn O. Balzer, MD, PhD  
3:50 PM - 3:55 PM Venous Aneurysms And Phlebectasia: Silent Killers: How Should They Be Detected And Treated
  Presenter(s):J. Leonel Villavicencio, MD  
3:56 PM - 4:01 PM New Developments From The American Venous Forum And In The Surgical And Endovascular Treatment Of Venous Disease From Around The World
  Presenter(s):Bo G. Eklof, MD, PhD  
4:02 PM - 4:07 PM Guidelines For Strategies For Early Thrombus Removal For Acute DVT
  Presenter(s):Thomas W. Wakefield, MD  
4:08 PM - 4:13 PM The New Antithrombotic Drugs: Is The Hype Justified: Do Vascular Surgeons Need To Use Them And How
  Presenter(s):Russell H. Samson, MD, RVT, FACS  
4:14 PM - 4:19 PM Which Patients With Venous Insufficiency Including Varicose Veins Should Be Treated: Evidence Based Recommendations From The U.K.
  Presenter(s):Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, FRCS, FHEA  
4:20 PM - 4:25 PM Approaches To Catheter Associated DVT: Rates Of Progression, Pulmonary Emboli Potential, Best Treatment And Recurrence Rates
  Presenter(s):Gregory L. Moneta, MD  
4:26 PM - 4:35 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 35
 
SESSION 36 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 36: PROGRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF VENOUS DISEASE - PART IB (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM G (SESSIONS 35 - 36) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
4:35 PM - 4:40 PM DEBATE: Iliac Vein Stenting Always Works Well For Iliac Vein DVT
  Presenter(s):Seshadri Raju, MD  
4:41 PM - 4:46 PM DEBATE: Iliac Vein Stenting Does Not Always Work Well For Iliac Vein DVT
  Presenter(s):Ramesh K. Tripathi, MD, FRCS, FRACS  
4:47 PM - 4:52 PM New Developments In The Diagnosis And Treatment Of May-Thurner Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Brian G. DeRubertis, MD  
4:53 PM - 4:58 PM Highlights Of The SVS/AVF Document On The Treatment Of Lower Extremity Varicose Veins
  Presenter(s):Peter Gloviczki, MD  
4:59 PM - 5:04 PM How Long Should Patients With DVT Be Given Anticoagulation
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM IVUS vs. Contrast Venography In The Assessment Of Iliac Vein Disease
  Presenter(s):Anil P. Hingorani, MD  
5:11 PM - 5:16 PM Tips And Tricks For Major IVC Resection For Excision Of Large Tumors
  Presenter(s):William J. Quinones-Baldrich, MD  
5:17 PM - 5:22 PM Reasons Not To Put IVC Filters In Trauma Patients And Other High Risk Patients
  Presenter(s):David L. Gillespie, MD  
5:23 PM - 5:28 PM IVUS Guided IVC Placement: Tips For Doing It Accurately And Safely
  Presenter(s):Dennis F. Bandyk, MD  
5:29 PM - 5:34 PM New Developments In The Aggressive Catheter Based Treatment Of Submassive Pulmonary Emboli: When And How Should They Be Treated Interventionally
  Presenter(s):Peter H. Lin, MD  
5:35 PM - 5:50 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 36
 
SESSION 37 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 37: PROGRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF VENOUS DISEASE - PART IIA (5-MNIUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM H (SESSIONS 37 - 38) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
3:20 PM - 3:25 PM Central Venous Occlusion Recanalization With Radiofrequency Wires: Technique, Precautions And Results
  Presenter(s):Marcelo S. Guimaraes, MD / Renan Uflacker, MD  
3:26 PM - 3:31 PM A Dedicated Compression Navigator Improves Compliance With Compressive Devices And Improves Outcomes With Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  Presenter(s):Joann Lohr, MD  
3:32 PM - 3:37 PM How Can We Reduce The Incidence Of Venous Ulcers By 50% In 10 Years
  Presenter(s):Monika L. Gloviczki, MD, PhD  
3:38 PM - 3:43 PM Do Pharmacomechanical Techniques For Clot Removal Injure Valve Function: What Is The Best Way To Remove Clot In DVT: Maximal Clot Removal Is Best
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
3:44 PM - 3:49 PM Rapid Thrombolysis Techniques For More Safely Treating DVT: Use Of ANGIOJET And tPA In High Risk Patients
  Presenter(s):Mark J. Garcia, MD  
3:50 PM - 3:55 PM Endovascular Treatment Of Hepatocaval Venous Occlusive Disease: Experience In >80 Cases
  Presenter(s):Zhong Gao Wang, MD  
3:56 PM - 4:01 PM Current Optimal Treatment Of Paget-Schroetter Syndrome
  Presenter(s):George H. Meier III, MD  
4:02 PM - 4:07 PM Progress In Development Of A Bioprosthetic Valve For Treatment Of Deep Venous Insufficiency
  Presenter(s):Dusan Pavcnik, MD, PhD  
4:08 PM - 4:13 PM Venous Embyology Is The Key To Understanding CCSVI In Multiple Sclerosis
  Presenter(s):Byung-Boong Lee, MD  
4:14 PM - 4:19 PM Treatment Of Chronic Venous Insufficiency With Stents: When Does It Work
  Presenter(s):Anil P. Hingorani, MD  
4:20 PM - 4:35 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 37
 
SESSION 38 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 38: PROGRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF VENOUS DISEASE - PART IIB (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM H (SESSIONS 37 - 38) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
4:35 PM - 4:40 PM Chemical Ablation Of Varicose Veins In A Bloodless Field: How To Do It And Is It Worth The Extra Effort
  Presenter(s):Magdiel Trinidad Vasquez, MD  
4:41 PM - 4:46 PM IVUS For Diagnosis And Treatment Of Innominate And Superior Vena Cava Obstructive Disease
  Presenter(s):David L. Gillespie, MD  
4:47 PM - 4:52 PM New Technique To Heal Venous Ulcers By Ultrasound Guided Injection Of Sclerosant Into Terminal Source Of Reflux
  Presenter(s):Ronald G. Bush, MD  
4:53 PM - 4:58 PM What Is Wrong With The Old Concept Of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Byung-Boong Lee, MD  
4:59 PM - 5:04 PM World Guidelines For Managing Venous Ulcers: What Is The State-Of-The-Art
  Presenter(s):Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD  
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM New Techniques To Image Venous Pathology With Catheter-Directed MR Venography And CT Venography And Their Use In The Workup Of Complex Varicosities And Compressive And Congestive Syndromes
  Presenter(s):Barry Stein, MD, FSIR, FACR  
5:11 PM - 5:16 PM Idiopathic IVC Aneurysms And Their Significance And Management
  Presenter(s):Erik E. Debing, MD  
5:17 PM - 5:22 PM Update On The Status Of The Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter: Retrieval Is Unnecessary: Initial Clinical Experience”
  Presenter(s):David Rosenthal, MD  
5:23 PM - 5:28 PM Diagnosis And Management Of Pelvic/Iliac Venous Disease In The Setting Of Superficial Reflux: When To Suspect It, How To Evaluate It And What To Do About It
  Presenter(s):Cynthia K. Shortell, MD  
5:29 PM - 5:34 PM Minimally Invasive Treatment For Venous Ulceration: What Is The Best Evidence-Based Approach
  Presenter(s):Ruth L. Bush, MD, MPH  
5:35 PM - 5:40 PM Stenting Iliocaval Venous Lesions On The Basis Of Clinical Suspicion And IVUS Only
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT  
5:40 PM - 5:50 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 38
 
SESSION 39 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 39: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ABDOMINAL ANEURYSMS AND THEIR TREATMENT: LAPAROSCOPY (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
6:40 AM - 6:45 AM Health Care Rationing: Should Patients >80 With A Ruptured AAA Be Offered Open Repair Or EVAR: Is It Clinically And Cost Effective: Based On An Analysis Of 250 Patients
  Presenter(s):Florian Dick, MD  
6:46 AM - 6:51 AM Do Newer Devices Facilitate EVAR For Ruptured AAAs: What Percent Can Be Done Endovascularly
  Presenter(s):Carlo Setacci, MD  
6:52 AM - 6:57 AM Predictors Of AAA Sac Enlargement After EVAR: Expanding Indications Lead To Sac Growth And Failure In A Greater Percentage Of Patients: A Note Of Caution
  Presenter(s):Andres Schanzer, MD  
6:58 AM - 7:03 AM Overall Results With EVAR Show There Is No Cause For Alarm With The Procedure
  Presenter(s):Richard P. Cambria, MD  
7:04 AM - 7:09 AM Simplified Endowedge Technique Without Axillary/Brachial Access For Short AAA Necks Using The C3 Redeployable Excluder System
  Presenter(s):David J. Minion, MD  
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance To Detect Important EVAR Limb Stenosis Or Kinking And Permit Prophylactic Intervention To Prevent Occlusion
  Presenter(s):Keith D. Calligaro, MD  
7:16 AM - 7:21 AM A New Concept In The Pathogenesis Of Endotension And Its Implications For Management
  Presenter(s):Timur P. Sarac, MD  
7:22 AM - 7:27 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Brian R. Hopkinson, ChM, FRCS / Gregorio A. Sicard, MD  
7:28 AM - 7:33 AM Comparison Of Laparoscopic And Open AAA Repair In A Case Matched Trial: Advantages And Limitations Of Laparoscopic Repair
  Presenter(s):Jean-Baptiste Ricco, MD, PhD  
7:34 AM - 7:39 AM New From The U.K. EVAR Trial: Preop Quantitation Of Calcium Neck Thrombus And Angulation And Iliac Tortuosity Allows Prediction Of Adverse Outcomes From EVAR
  Presenter(s):Thomas R. Wyss, MD / Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD  
7:40 AM - 7:45 AM DEBATE: We Still Need Randomized Controlled (RC) Trials Of EVAR vs. Open Repair (OR) With Ruptured AAAs: What Will The Dutch And French RC Trials Tell Us
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
7:46 AM - 7:51 AM DEBATE: We Don’t Need Randomized Controlled Trials: EVAR Is Better Than OR For Both Early And Late Survival Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD  
7:52 AM - 7:57 AM Is Open Repair Of AAAs Making A Comeback: Should It Be
  Presenter(s):Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD, FRCS  
7:58 AM - 8:03 AM DEBATE: Long-Term Survival Results After EVAR Justify Preferential Use Of EVAR In Good Risk Young Patients With Good Anatomy
  Presenter(s):Jan D. Blankensteijn, MD  
8:04 AM - 8:09 AM DEBATE: Not So - EVAR Is Not Yet Justified In Good Risk Young Patients: There Is No Late Survival Advantage
  Presenter(s):Peter L. Harris, MD, FRCS  
8:10 AM - 8:16 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 39
 
SESSION 40 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 40: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TREATMENT OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA AND ITS BRANCHES
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
8:16 AM - 8:21 AM DEBATE: All Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease Can And Should Be Treated Endovascularly: Including Juxtarenal Occlusions
  Presenter(s):Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
8:22 AM - 8:27 AM DEBATE: Not So – The Best Treatment Of Juxtarenal Aortic Occlusion Is And Will Be By Open Surgery
  Presenter(s):Roberto Chiesa, MD  
8:28 AM - 8:33 AM The Number Of Aortofemoral Bypasses And Leg Bypasses Is Increasing In Austria And Germany Despite The Use Of Endovascular Treatments By Many Interventional Specialists
  Presenter(s):Afshin Assadian, MD / Hans-Henning Eckstein, MD, PhD  
8:34 AM - 8:39 AM Current Treatment Of Aortic Coarctation: Is There A Place For Endovascular Treatment
  Presenter(s):James C. Stanley, MD  
8:40 AM - 8:45 AM Endovascular vs. Open Surgical Treatment For Mesenteric Ischemia: A Consensus View
  Presenter(s):Timothy M. Sullivan, MD  
8:46 AM - 8:51 AM Endovascular Treatment Of Long (>3 cm) SMA Occlusions Is Feasible And Safe: Tips And Tricks For Making It Work
  Presenter(s):Giancarlo Mansueto, MD  
8:52 AM - 8:57 AM Has Endovascular Treatment Improved Outcomes Of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia: Tips And Tricks For Doing It Right
  Presenter(s):Manju Kalra, MBBS  
8:58 AM - 9:03 AM Late Outcomes Of Celiac And SMA PTA And Stenting: Should PTA And Stenting Be The First Line Of Therapy
  Presenter(s):Ali F. AbuRahma, MD  
9:04 AM - 9:09 AM Midterm Results After Treatment Of Visceral And Peripheral Aneurysms With A Multilayer Uncovered Stent (Cardiatis)
  Presenter(s):Claudio Rabbia, MD, PhD  
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): John J. Ricotta, MD / James C. Stanley, MD  
9:20 AM - 9:25 AM Future Of Renal Artery Stenting In View Of The ASTRAL And CORAL Trials
  Presenter(s):Thomas A. Sos, MD  
9:26 AM - 9:31 AM Use Of Balloon Expandable Covered Stents: A Better Treatment For Renal In Stent Restenosis
  Presenter(s):Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, FAHA  
9:32 AM - 9:37 AM Tips And Tricks To Make Renal Chimney Grafts Work With Juxtarenal AAAs And Other Hostile Necks: Will They Take The Place Of Most Fenestrated Grafts
  Presenter(s):Daniele Gasparini, MD  
9:38 AM - 9:43 AM Tips And Tricks For Hypogastric Revascularization With Branched Grafts With EVAR: The Bi-branched Graft: A Special Cook Device For Use When The Common Iliacs Are Short And Aneurysmal
  Presenter(s):Stephen W.K. Cheng, MBBS  
9:44 AM - 9:49 AM The Sandwich Technique For Hypogastric Revascularization Using Off-The-Shelf Devices: Diagram Of Technique, Advantages And 3-Year Results
  Presenter(s):Armando C. Lobato, MD, PhD  
9:50 AM - 9:55 AM Branched Grafts For Hypogastric Revascularization: Are They Durable: When Are They Feasible And When Not
  Presenter(s):Ian Loftus, MD  
9:56 AM - 10:01 AM Failure Of Hypogastric Revascularization With EVAR: Is It A Cause Of Concern
  Presenter(s):Piergiorgio Cao, MD, FRCS  
10:02 AM - 10:07 AM Do Statins Lead To Decrease AAA Growth And Rupture Potential
  Presenter(s):Janet T. Powell, MD, PhD  
10:08 AM - 10:21 AM Panel Discussion/Break
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 40
 
SESSION 41 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 41: THE FUTURE: ISSUES REGARDING HEALTH CARE, THE GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS AND PRACTICE PATTERNS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
10:21 AM - 10:26 AM What Is Happening With The Effort Of Government And Universities To Separate Industry And Medical Doctors
  Presenter(s):Barry T. Katzen, MD  
10:27 AM - 10:32 AM What U.S. Vascular Surgeons Can Do To Survive Under Obamacare
  Presenter(s):Russell H. Samson, MD, RVT, FACS  
10:33 AM - 10:38 AM What Will Happen To Reimbursement For Vascular Procedures: What Does The Economic Future Look Like
  Presenter(s):Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD  
10:39 AM - 10:44 AM The Thoracic Aneurysm Repair Hospital Volume Is Associated With Decreased Mortality For Open Repair But Not For TEVAR
  Presenter(s):Richard P. Cambria, MD / Virendra I. Patel, MD  
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM What Is The Future Place Of Robotic Vascular Surgery
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
10:51 AM - 10:56 AM Case Specific Simulator Rehearsal Prior To CAS Will Be Best For The Future
  Presenter(s):Karl A. Illig, MD  
10:57 AM - 11:02 AM Have Drug Eluting Stents Changed Lower Extremity Practice In Europe And How Will They Do So In The U.S.
  Presenter(s):Dierk Scheinert, MD  
11:03 AM - 11:08 AM How Have Drug Eluting Balloons Changed Lower Extremity Practice In Europe And How Will They Do So In The U.S.
  Presenter(s):Gunnar Tepe, MD  
11:09 AM - 11:14 AM Computerized System For Simplified Recordkeeping, Op Notes, Billing, Coding And Endovascular Inventory Control
  Presenter(s):Sam S. Ahn, MD, FACS, MBA  
11:15 AM - 11:20 AM How To Beat The Cardiologists At Their Own Game And Maintain A Vascular Surgery Practice: Advice To Vascular Surgeons From Behind The Iron Curtain
  Presenter(s):William A. Gray, MD  
11:21 AM - 11:26 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 41
 
SESSION 42 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 42: A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY (6-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
11:26 AM - 11:32 AM MEDEVAC Development And Innovative Ground Combat Medical Support To Marines From 2003 To 2011
  Presenter(s):Stephen F. McCartney, MD, FACS  
11:33 AM - 11:39 AM Front Line Military Experience In Afghanistan And Iraq
  Presenter(s):Robert Craig, DO  
11:40 AM - 11:46 AM Endovascular Technology For Aortic Control Can Help In The Treatment Of Torso Hemorrhage From Combat Wounds
  Presenter(s):Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, FACS  
11:47 AM - 11:53 AM Pearls From The Long-Term Follow-up Of Cases From The Vietnam Vascular Injury Registry
  Presenter(s):Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC  
11:54 AM - 12:00 PM Vascular Trauma In The Terrorism Era: New Challenges To The Vascular Surgeon
  Presenter(s):Eitan Heldenberg, MD  
END OF SESSION 42
 
SESSION 43 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 43: LUNCHEON SESSION: NEW OR IMPROVED ENDOVASCULAR DEVICES (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM Latest Generation AAA Stent-Grafts Are Being Heralded As Important Advances: Are We Too Quick To Embrace Unproven Technology
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
12:06 PM - 12:11 PM The Cordis INCRAFT AAA Endograft: A Lower Profile Device: Advantages And Disadvantages
  Presenter(s):Jan S. Brunkwall, MD, PhD  
12:12 PM - 12:17 PM Experience With The TriVascular OVATION AAA Endograft: Results Of The Pivotal U.S. And Out Of U.S. Trials With A Unique Lower Profile Device
  Presenter(s):Francisco Valdes, MD / Michael D. Dake, MD  
12:18 PM - 12:23 PM Advantages And Benefits Of The New C3 Gore Excluder AAA Graft - Does The Ability To Reposition Make A Difference: The European And U.S. Experience
  Presenter(s):Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD / Mark F. Fillinger, MD  
12:24 PM - 12:29 PM Clinical Experience With The Endologix (VENTANA) Off-The-Shelf Fenestrated Device For Juxtarenal AAAs: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Daniel G. Clair, MD  
12:30 PM - 12:35 PM World And U.S. Experience With The Nellix Device For EVAR: A New Concept With Polymer Filled Bags Obliterating The AAA Sac And Maintaining Flow With Stents: Advantages, Limitations And Midterm Results
  Presenter(s):Clifford J. Buckley, MD / Andrew Holden, MBChB / Carlos E. Donayre, MD  
12:36 PM - 12:41 PM ANACONDA Fenestrated Endograft For Juxtarenal AAAs: Principles And Clinical Experience
  Presenter(s):Peter M. Bungay, MBChB  
12:42 PM - 12:47 PM U.S. Pivotal Trial Results With The ANACONDA Device For EVAR: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Kwolek, MD  
12:48 PM - 12:53 PM U.S. Pivotal Trial And Other Experience With The AORFIX Device: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Mark F. Fillinger, MD  
12:54 PM - 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 43
 
SESSION 44 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 44: ISSUES RELATED TO MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION, TRAINING, AND SIMULATION (FAST PACED 4-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
1:00 PM - 1:04 PM Latest Developments In Maintenance Of Certification (MOC) By The Vascular Surgery Board Of The ABS: What Will The Requirements Be
  Presenter(s):Samuel R. Money, MD, MBA  
1:05 PM - 1:09 PM How Is The 0 + 5 Vascular Surgery Training Program Coming Along
  Presenter(s):Karl A. Illig, MD  
1:10 PM - 1:14 PM Use Of Laparoscopic Skills In Vascular Surgery: Should All Vascular Trainees (Residents/Fellows) Learn Them
  Presenter(s):Joseph S. Giglia, MD  
1:15 PM - 1:19 PM DEBATE: Simulation Will Be An Essential Part Of Future Vascular Surgery Training
  Presenter(s):Isabelle van Herzeele, MD, PhD  
1:20 PM - 1:24 PM DEBATE: Simulation Is A Waste Of Time: All Training Should Be Patient Based
  Presenter(s):Marc Bosiers, MD  
1:25 PM - 1:29 PM Simulators To Teach Open Aortic Surgery: The Pontresina System Works In The U.S.
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD  
1:30 PM - 1:34 PM Pulsatile Simulators For Training In Different Open Vascular Operation: The Latest Pontresina System
  Presenter(s):Hans-Henning Eckstein, MD, PhD  
1:35 PM - 1:39 PM Role Of Simulators In Vascular Surgical Training: Can They Work To Train For Treating Type II Endoleaks
  Presenter(s):Alan B. Lumsden, MD, FACS  
1:40 PM - 1:44 PM Virtual Reality Simulation Training In A Fully Equipped Hybrid Operating Room
  Presenter(s):Lars Lonn, MD, PhD / Torben V. Schroeder, MD, DMSc  
1:45 PM - 1:49 PM Upcoming Challenges With Atherectomy, Lasers And Drug Eluting Balloons
  Presenter(s):Nicholas J.W. Cheshire, MD  
1:50 PM - 1:55 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 44
 
SESSION 45 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 45: FDA, ETHICS, HEALTH CARE REFORM AND COSTS, GUIDELINES, STANDARDS, HISTORY, MALPRACTICE ISSUES (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 39 - 45) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
1:55 PM - 2:00 PM The FDA Is Changing To Encourage Technological Progress, Not Stifle It: The Innovation Pathway And Improvements To The Innovation Ecosystem
  Presenter(s):Dorothy B. Abel, BSBME / Megan Monahan / Jeffrey Shuren, MD, PhD / Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein, MD  
2:01 PM - 2:06 PM What Is The FDA Doing To Support Valid Trials Of Devices To Treat Lower Extremity Ischemia
  Presenter(s):Kenneth J. Cavanaugh, Jr., PhD  
2:07 PM - 2:12 PM German Guidelines For The Treatment Of Extracranial Carotid Stenosis And Where Do We Stand With SPACE II
  Presenter(s):Hans-Henning Eckstein, MD, PhD  
2:13 PM - 2:18 PM Why Do Some Centers Not Participate In Randomized Controlled Trials: The Unethical Reasons Are A Dark Side Of Current Medicine: What Is The Solution
  Presenter(s):Emmanuel M. Houdart, MD  
2:19 PM - 2:24 PM Some Thoughts On How We Should Reform The Health Care System
  Presenter(s):Thomas J. Fogarty, MD  
2:25 PM - 2:30 PM Why Are U.S. Health Care Costs So Out Of Control And What Should Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Wesley S. Moore, MD / Frank J. Veith, MD  
2:31 PM - 2:36 PM Impact Of Socioeconomic Factors On Revascularization And Aortic Therapy: Poor Folks Have Worse Disease And Cost More
  Presenter(s):Michael C. Stoner, MD  
2:37 PM - 2:42 PM New Developments In Malpractice Litigation: Are Practice Guidelines Helpful Or Harmful: Is Working For A Hospital Good Or Bad: When Does A Plaintiff’s Attorney Sue
  Presenter(s):O. William Brown, MD, JD  
2:43 PM - 2:48 PM Current Status Of VESAP And How It Can Help Vascular Surgeons And Other Specialists
  Presenter(s):Douglas L. Wooster, MD  
2:49 PM - 3:10 PM Panel Discussion/Break
Visit Exhibits and Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 45
 
SESSION 46 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 46: MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS RELATED TO VASCULAR DISEASE NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICAL TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF COMPLICATIONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM I (SESSIONS 46 - 47) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
3:10 PM - 3:15 PM DEBATE: With LDL Cholesterol, The Lower The Better And That Should Be The Aim Of Statin Therapy So Patients Live Longer And Better
  Presenter(s):Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
3:16 PM - 3:21 PM DEBATE: With LDL Cholesterol, Lowering It Aggressively Just Means More Money For The Doctor And The Pharmaceutical Industry
  Presenter(s):Erich Minar, MD  
3:22 PM - 3:27 PM Statins Are Not So Magical In Diabetics With Vascular Inflammation
  Presenter(s):Firas F. Mussa, MD  
3:28 PM - 3:33 PM A Single Systolic Blood Pressure Measurement Is Strongly Predictive Of Carotid Stenosis, PAD And AAA Disease: Based On A Study In 3.5 Million Patients: What Does It Mean For Blood Pressure Treatment And Screening
  Presenter(s):Caron B. Rockman, MD  
3:34 PM - 3:39 PM Effects Of Supervised Exercise And Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) On Progression Of AAA Disease: Results Of The STOP EXERCISE And TEDY Trials
  Presenter(s):Ronald L. Dalman, MD  
3:40 PM - 3:45 PM Effect Of The Presence Of A Small AAA On Death And MI Rates: What Should We Do About It: Give More Statins
  Presenter(s):Henrik Sillesen, MD, DMSc  
3:46 PM - 3:51 PM Tips And Tricks For Managing Vascular Injuries In Infants And Children
  Presenter(s):J. Leonel Villavicencio, MD  
3:52 PM - 3:57 PM Depression And Smoking In Vascular Disease Patients: It Is Important And What Can Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Jan M.M. Heyligers, MD, PhD / Patrick W.H. Vriens, MD, PhD  
3:58 PM - 4:03 PM The Role Of Statin Therapy And Angiotensin Blockade (ACE/ARB) In Patients With 50-79% Carotid Stenosis: They Decrease Risk And Cut Costs
  Presenter(s):Michael C. Stoner, MD  
4:04 PM - 4:14 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Peter R.F. Bell, MD, FRCS, DSC, KBE / R. Clement Darling III, MD  
4:14 PM - 4:19 PM Beta Blockers Before Open AAA Repair And Other Vascular Procedures: They Still Save Lives Despite The POISE Trial Findings
  Presenter(s):Bruce A. Perler, MD, MBA  
4:20 PM - 4:25 PM Latest Advances In Statin Treatment And Other Medical Treatments For Patients Undergoing Open And Endovascular Procedures: Optimal Timing And Dosage Of Statins And Beta Blockers Preoperatively
  Presenter(s):Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
4:26 PM - 4:31 PM DEBATE: Statins Don’t Do Much Good And May Be Harmful
  Presenter(s):Sherif Sultan, MD, FRCS, EBQS-VASC  
4:32 PM - 4:37 PM DEBATE: That’s Nonsense, Statins Do So Many Good Things For Vascular Patients That They Are Indicated In Everyone With Vascular Risk Factors And Perhaps In Some Without
  Presenter(s):Bruce A. Perler, MD, MBA  
4:38 PM - 4:43 PM Ultrasound Guidance Can Decrease The Incidence Of Complication With All Closure Devices
  Presenter(s):Fabrizio Fanelli, MD  
4:44 PM - 4:49 PM Long-Term Results Of VAC On Vessel (VoV) Treatment Of Prosthetic Arterial Graft Infections Show It Is A Good Technique
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD  
4:50 PM - 4:55 PM Modern Management Of Primary And Secondary Aorto-Esophageal And Aorto-Bronchial Fistulas: Survival Is Possible With Combined Endo (TEVAR) And Open Procedures
  Presenter(s):Roberto Chiesa, MD  
4:56 PM - 5:03 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 46
 
SESSION 47 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 47: UPDATES, NEW TECHNIQUES, NEW CONCEPTS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM I (SESSIONS 46 - 47) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM EAST, 3RD FLOOR
5:04 PM - 5:09 PM Treatment Of Large Pelvic A-V Malformations With Embolization And Sclerotherapy: Technique, Precautions And Results
  Presenter(s):Young Wook Kim, MD  
5:10 PM - 5:15 PM Techniques For Simplified, Safe Endovascular Management Of Iatrogenic Subclavian Artery Injuries Including Placement Of A Large Dialysis Catheter
  Presenter(s):Neal S. Cayne, MD  
5:16 PM - 5:21 PM In Patients With CLI, When Adequate Autologous Vein Is Not Available And There Are No Good Endovascular Options, A PTFE Bypass To A Tibial Or Perineal Artery Can Yield Acceptable Patency And Limb Salvage Results
  Presenter(s):Nicholas J. Gargiulo III, MD / Frank J. Veith, MD  
5:22 PM - 5:27 PM Early TIPS Procedure With A VIATOR Stent-Graft Is Effective Treatment For Portal Hypertension With Symptomatic Ascites
  Presenter(s):Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FACR, FAHA, FSIR  
5:28 PM - 5:33 PM The Altura Endograft: A Simple New Ultra Low Profile AAA Endograft
  Presenter(s):Albrecht H. Kramer, MD  
5:34 PM - 5:39 PM Percentage Of Traumatic Aortic Transections With Aortic Diameters <22 mm: What Is New In TEVAR For Traumatic Aortic Injuries
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Farber, MD  
5:40 PM - 5:45 PM Cost And Outcome Analyses Of Endo vs. Open Repair For Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injuries: Which Ones Should Not Be Treated Invasively
  Presenter(s):Ali Azizzadeh, MD / Hazim J. Safi, MD  
5:46 PM - 5:51 PM What Is Controlled Reperfusion In Patients With Acute Limb Ischemia: Technique And How It Helps
  Presenter(s):Florian Dick, MD  
5:52 PM - 5:57 PM Contemporary Techniques And Results With Endovascular Treatment Of Acute Limb Ischemia
  Presenter(s):Vikram S. Kashyap, MD  
5:58 PM - 6:03 PM Embolic Protection In Lower Extremity Interventions . . . Necessary, Or An Expensive Waste Time?
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Wholey, MD  
6:04 PM - 6:15 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 47
 
SESSION 48 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 48: UPDATES, NEW TECHNOLOGY, NEW CONCEPTS, NEW HORIZONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PROGRAM J (SESSIONS 48 - 49) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
3:10 PM - 3:15 PM Early Clinical Experience With The Low Profile AAA Stent-Graft (INCRAFT) From Cordis
  Presenter(s):Enrico M. Marone, MD / Dierk Scheinert, MD  
3:16 PM - 3:21 PM Revitalization Of Brachytherapy With Rh188 To Prevent Intimal Hyperplasia And Restenosis
  Presenter(s):Klaus D. Mathias, MD  
3:22 PM - 3:27 PM Highly Selective Algorithm For Surgical Treatment Of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Jason T. Lee, MD  
3:28 PM - 3:33 PM Flow Reversal Techniques Are The Best Protection Against Strokes During CAS: What About Strokes Before Or After Protection Is In
  Presenter(s):Claudio J. Schonholz, MD  
3:34 PM - 3:39 PM Late Results At 11 Years With The Gore Excluder AAA Device For EVAR: Is It Durable
  Presenter(s):Arno von Ristow, MD  
3:40 PM - 3:45 PM How Well Do Stem Cells Work For CLI: What Is The Best Source For These Cells
  Presenter(s):Alan Dardik, MD, PhD  
3:46 PM - 3:51 PM Intraoperative Ultrasound To Detect Endoleaks Before Sheath Removal To Facilitate Treatment
  Presenter(s):Ramon L. Varcoe, MD  
3:52 PM - 3:57 PM Optimal And Safe Treatment Of Carotid Aneurysms: It Is Not So Easy
  Presenter(s):Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD  
3:58 PM - 4:03 PM Checklist For Optimal Diabetic Foot Care
  Presenter(s):Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD  
4:04 PM - 4:10 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Dhiraj M. Shah, MD / Herbert Dardik, MD  
4:10 PM - 4:15 PM Randomized Controlled Prospective Trial Comparing Percutaneous EVAR With Standard EVAR Through Open Femoral Exposures Using Powerlink Grafts: The PEVAR Trial
  Presenter(s):Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, FACC  
4:16 PM - 4:21 PM How To Deal With Complex Suboptimal Aortic Necks And Still Perform EVAR Using Standard Off-The-Shelf Current Grafts
  Presenter(s):Luis A. Sanchez, MD  
4:22 PM - 2:27 PM Tips And Tricks For Open Conversion After Failed EVAR: How To Make It Safer And Easier
  Presenter(s):Christos D. Liapis, MD  
4:28 PM - 4:33 PM Renal Insufficiency Does Not Preclude Successful Endovascular Treatment For CLI: How To Do It Safely
  Presenter(s):Iris Baumgartner, MD  
4:34 PM - 4:39 PM Preliminary Results Of The ADSORB Trial Comparing TEVAR For Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissections With Medical Treatment
  Presenter(s):Jan S. Brunkwall, MD, PhD  
4:40 PM - 4:45 PM Exercise And Best Medical Treatment Is Better Than Invasive Treatments For Most Patients With Intermittent Claudication
  Presenter(s):Henrik Sillesen, MD, DMSc  
4:46 PM - 4:51 PM The Level Of The Upper Attachment Zone Of Branched And Fenestrated Grafts For Pararenal And TAAAs Correlates With Morbidity And Mortality: A New Classification System Based On This
  Presenter(s):Krassi Ivancev, MD, PhD  
4:52 PM - 4:57 PM Axillary Technique For TEVAR When Access From Below Is Impossible
  Presenter(s):Sam S. Ahn, MD, FACS, MBA  
4:58 PM - 5:03 PM Silver Impregnated Dacron Graft Lowers Graft Infection Rates In High Risk Patients: A Multicenter Experience
  Presenter(s):Max Zegelman, MD, PhD  
5:04 PM - 5:10 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 48
 
SESSION 49 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 49: NEW CONCEPTS, UPDATES AND NEW TECHNIQUES (5-MINUTE TALKS)
Moderators:Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD  
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PROGRAM J (SESSIONS 48 - 49) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM WEST, 3RD FLOOR
5:10 PM - 5:15 PM Progress In Techniques For In Situ Fenestration To Treat Aortic Arch Lesions Endovascularly: Can Cerebral Perfusion Systems Be Avoided
  Presenter(s):Furuzan Numan, MD  
5:16 PM - 5:21 PM Endovascular Repair Of Arch Lesions With In Situ Fenestration: Techniques For Maintaining Cerebral Perfusion And Clinical Experience
  Presenter(s):Bjõrn Sonesson, MD, PhD  
5:22 PM - 5:27 PM In Situ Fenestration In The Aortic Arch Is Associated With More Problems Than Success
  Presenter(s):Ralf R. Kolvenbach, MD  
5:28 PM - 5:33 PM In Situ Laser Fenestration To Facilitate Revascularization Of Aortic Arch Branches
  Presenter(s):Jean M. Panneton, MD  
5:34 PM - 5:39 PM Endovascular Treatment Of Aberrant Subclavian Pathologies
  Presenter(s):Venkatesh G. Ramaiah, MD  
5:40 PM - 5:45 PM Results Of A Multicenter Japanese Trial With The NAJLETA Fenestrated Endograft For Aortic Arch Aneurysms
  Presenter(s):Yoshihiko Yokoi, MD / Hiroshi Shigematsu, MD, PhD  
5:46 PM - 5:51 PM DEBATE: Open Stents Are Best For The Treatment Of Aortic Coarctation And Recoarctation: Reasons Why And Late Results
  Presenter(s):Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
5:52 PM - 5:57 PM DEBATE: Balloon Expandable Covered Stents (Advanta V12 From Atrium) Are Best For Treating Coarctation And Recoarctation And Why
  Presenter(s):Elchanan Bruckheimer, MBBS  
5:58 PM - 6:03 PM Endovascular Options With Current Off-The-Shelf Technology Using ASD And PDA Devices For Some Ascending Aortic Lesions: Techniques And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Grayson H. Wheatley, MD  
6:04 PM - 6:09 PM Up To 6 Years Follow-up Of >100 Chimney Grafts In Various Positions: Are They Durable And How To Make Them Work Safely: Precautions And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Thomas Larzon, MD  
6:10 PM - 6:15 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 49
 
SESSION 50 SCHEDULE
Sunday
SESSION 50: NEW DEVELOPMENTS, CONCEPTS, UPDATES AND TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING CAROTID PLAQUES (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 50 - 54) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
6:40 AM - 6:45 AM Strategies For Radiation Dose Reduction In The EVAR Patient Perioperatively And Postoperatively
  Presenter(s):Sailen G. Naidu, MD  
6:46 AM - 6:51 AM The First Description Of The Surgeon-Made Fenestrated Graft For EVAR: What Is New With These Devices
  Presenter(s):Krassi Ivancev, MD, PhD / Mark A. Farber, MD  
6:52 AM - 6:57 AM Update On New Techniques For Physician-Modified Fenestrated And Branched Stent-Grafts For Urgent Situations
  Presenter(s):Gustavo S. Oderich, MD  
6:58 AM - 7:03 AM How Can The Outback Catheter Help In The Performance Of EVAR
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Farber, MD  
7:04 AM - 7:09 AM Intrasac Pressure Measurements After EVAR: Can They Vary Within The Sac: What Is Their Value
  Presenter(s):Scott L. Stevens, MD  
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM A Simplified Less Invasive Technique For Ilio-Femoral Aneurysm Repair Using Endografts With Minimal Dissection
  Presenter(s):Zoran Rancic, MD, PhD  
7:16 AM - 7:21 AM CAS Under Ultrasound Guidance Is A Safer, Better Way
  Presenter(s):Ramon L. Varcoe, MD  
7:22 AM - 7:27 AM Mechanisms To Explain The Currently Higher Stroke Rates With CAS Than CEA In Symptomatic Patients: Options And Improvements To Improve CAS Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Kosmas I. Paraskevas, MD / Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, MD / Frank J. Veith, MD  
7:28 AM - 7:34 AM Panel Discussion
TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATING CAROTID PLAQUES
Moderator(s): Nicholas J.W. Cheshire, MD / Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm), FRCP, FRCR, PhD  
7:34 AM - 7:39 AM DEBATE: New Techniques To Assess Carotid Plaques At High Risk For CAS; And If Asymptomatic At High Risk For Causing A Stroke
  Presenter(s):Giorgio M. Biasi, MD  
7:40 AM - 7:45 AM DEBATE: Plaque Composition On Ultrasound Examination Is A Poor Predictor Of Cerebral Embolization During CAS
  Presenter(s):Carlos H. Timaran, MD  
7:46 AM - 7:51 AM How To Assess High Risk Carotid Plaques With High Embolic Potential By Contrast Enhanced Duplex So They Can Be Treated Safely: How Should That Be Done
  Presenter(s):Laura Capoccia, MD, PhD  
7:52 AM - 7:57 AM Advances In PET Studies To Predict Asymptomatic Carotid Plaque Vulnerability: Will It Have Clinical Value
  Presenter(s):Clark J. Zeebregts, MD, PhD  
7:58 AM - 8:04 AM How Can We Tell Which Asymptomatic Carotid Plaque Will Cause Strokes And What Should Be Done About It: CAS, CEA, More Statins: Imaging Of Atherosclerosis Gives The Best Assessment Of The Plaque; Of The Patient
  Presenter(s):Henrik Sillesen, MD, DMSc  
8:04 AM - 8:17 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 50
 
SESSION 51 SCHEDULE
Sunday
SESSION 51: MORE ABOUT THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL ANEURYSMS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 50 - 54) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
8:17 AM - 8:22 AM Late Results >5 Years Of TEVAR For Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms: Are The Repairs Durable
  Presenter(s):Ronald M. Fairman, MD  
8:23 AM - 8:28 AM How Are The New TEVAR Devices Helping In The Treatment Of Aortic Lesions Requiring Placement In Or Near The Arch
  Presenter(s):William D. Jordan, Jr., MD  
8:29 AM - 8:34 AM False Lumen Embolization To Reduce Pressure And Induce False Lumen Thrombosis With Aortic Dissections: What Embolic Agent Is Best
  Presenter(s):Manish Mehta, MD, MPH  
8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Unusual Inflow Sources And Device Introduction Sites During Aortic Arch Debranching
  Presenter(s):Giovanni P. Deriu, MD  
8:41 AM - 8:46 AM Tips And Tricks For Management Of Collapsed Thoracic Endografts
  Presenter(s):Peter L. Faries, MD, FACS  
8:47 AM - 8:52 AM Circulating Markers Of AAAs And Their Significance
  Presenter(s):Ronald L. Dalman, MD  
8:53 AM - 8:58 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD / Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD, FRCS  
8:58 AM - 9:03 AM Is EVAR A Good Treatment For Inflammatory AAAs
  Presenter(s):Giovanni Pratesi, MD / Carlo Pratesi, MD  
9:04 AM - 9:09 AM New Insights From The PIVOTAL Trial: The Economics Of Treating Small AAAs With EVAR
  Presenter(s):Kenneth Ouriel, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC  
9:10 AM - 9:15 AM DEBATE: Preoperative AAA Diameter Influences The Outcome Of EVAR: This Supports Performing EVAR On Smaller <5 cm AAAs In Younger, Fitter Patients
  Presenter(s):James F. McKinsey, MD  
9:16 AM - 9:21 AM DEBATE: Nonsense – The Size Threshold For Elective EVAR Should Not Be Lowered
  Presenter(s):Michel S. Makaroun, MD  
9:22 AM - 9:27 AM Endovascular Management Of SECONDARY Aortoduodenal Fistulas: Is Laparotomy Eventually Always Required Or Only Sometimes Required
  Presenter(s):Christos D. Liapis, MD  
9:28 AM - 9:33 AM DEBATE: Open Repair Is Best For Treatment Of PRIMARY Aortoduodenal Fistulas
  Presenter(s):Gregg S. Landis, MD  
9:34 AM - 9:39 AM DEBATE: Some PRIMARY Aortoduodenal Fistulas Should Be Treated By EVAR And In Some Patients It May Be The Definitive Treatment
  Presenter(s):Patrick E. Muck, MD, FACS  
9:40 AM - 9:55 AM Panel Discussion/Break
Coffee Available in Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor

END OF SESSION 51
 
SESSION 52 SCHEDULE
Sunday
SESSION 52: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DISEASES OF SUPRA-AORTIC TRUNKS, CAROTIDS AND VERTEBRALS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 50 - 54) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
9:55 AM - 10:00 AM Endovascular Treatment Strategies For Vertebrobasilar Disease
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Wholey, MD  
10:01 AM - 10:06 AM Transradial Approach For Subclavian And Innominate Stenosis: How Can They Allow Safe Stent
  Presenter(s):Craig M. Walker, MD  
10:07 AM - 10:12 AM Surgical And Endovascular Treatment Of Vertebral Artery Aneurysms
  Presenter(s):Mark D. Morasch, MD, FACS, RPVI / Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD  
10:13 AM - 10:18 AM Management Of Severe Cerebral Ischemia In Takayasu’s Disease: When Are Open Or Endovascular Methods Best
  Presenter(s):Xiaoyun Luo, MD  
10:19 AM - 10:24 AM Mini-Incision CEA: How To Do It And Precautions
  Presenter(s):Timothy M. Sullivan, MD  
10:25 AM - 10:30 AM How To Avoid Restenosis After CEA
  Presenter(s):Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD  
10:31 AM - 10:36 AM Radiation Associated Carotid Stenosis Does Not Mean A Hostile Neck: When Intervention Is Indicated CEA Is The Procedure Of Choice
  Presenter(s):Wesley S. Moore, MD  
10:37 AM - 10:42 AM Rapid CEA (RACE) For Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis: What Is It And Is It Working
  Presenter(s):A. Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS  
10:43 AM - 10:49 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): A. Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS / Giancarlo Biamino, MD, PhD  
10:49 AM - 10:54 AM Statins Improve The Short-Term And Long-Term Outcomes Of CAS And CEA
  Presenter(s):Piergiorgio Cao, MD, FRCS  
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM When Is CEA Contraindicated After Intravenous Thrombolysis For An Acute Stroke Or Hemorrhagic Transformation Of An Embolic Stroke; And When Is It Not
  Presenter(s):Michel A. Bartoli, MD  
11:01 AM - 11:06 AM Indiscriminate Stenting Of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: Is It Ill-Advised, Malpractice, Or Criminal
  Presenter(s):J. David Spence, MD  
11:07 AM - 11:12 AM The Most Important Steps To Make CAS Work Safely On A Widespread Basis In Symptomatic Patients Needing Treatment
  Presenter(s):Klaus D. Mathias, MD  
11:13 AM - 11:18 AM Meta-analysis Of CEA vs. CAS In Over 3400 Symptomatic Patients From RCTs
  Presenter(s):Gustav Fraedrich, MD  
11:19 AM - 11:24 AM DEBATE: Closed Cell Stents Decrease Cerebral Embolization
  Presenter(s):Koen Deloose, MD / Marc Bosiers, MD  
11:25 AM - 11:30 AM DEBATE: Closed Cell Stents Have No Effect On Cerebral Embolization
  Presenter(s):Carlos H. Timaran, MD  
11:31 AM - 11:37 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 52
 
SESSION 53 SCHEDULE
Sunday
SESSION 53: NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND CONTROVERSIES RELATED TO CAS AND CEA (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 50 - 54) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
11:37 AM - 11:42 AM Changes In Aortic Arch Anatomy With Aging: Implications For Endovascular Intervention – Especially CAS
  Presenter(s):Brian G. DeRubertis, MD  
11:43 AM - 11:48 AM Perioperative Or Intraoperative Carotid Stenting: A Bailout For CEAs Which Go Badly
  Presenter(s):Germano Melissano, MD  
11:49 AM - 11:54 AM European Views On CAS vs. CEA
  Presenter(s):Marc R.H. van Sambeek, MD, PhD  
11:55 AM - 12:00 PM The Truth About Memory Loss After Invasive Carotid Procedures – CAS And CEA: How Much Does Technique Modification Help
  Presenter(s):Wei Zhou, MD  
12:01 PM - 12:06 PM Effect Of Age On Results Of CAS And Cost Analysis Of CEA vs. CAS In CREST
  Presenter(s):W. Charles Sternbergh III, MD  
12:07 PM - 12:12 PM Health Related Quality Of Life For CEA And CAS In CREST After 1 Or More Years
  Presenter(s):Fred A. Weaver, MD  
12:13 PM - 12:18 PM DEBATE: Why We Don’t Need A Trial Comparing CAS/CEA vs. Best Medical Treatment In Asymptomatic Patients (Web-Based)
  Presenter(s):Alison Halliday, MS, FRCS  
12:19 PM - 12:24 PM DEBATE: Why We Do Need A Trial Comparing CAS/CEA vs. Best Medical Treatment: Will We Have One: What Is CREST II And Where Does It Stand
  Presenter(s):Thomas G. Brott, MD  
12:25 PM - 12:30 PM Prevalence And Clinical Significance Of Stent Fractures After CAS
  Presenter(s):Mark K. Eskandari, MD  
12:31 PM - 12:36 PM When Should CAS Be Aborted
  Presenter(s):Peter A. Schneider, MD  
12:37 PM - 12:42 PM Late Results With CAS By A Cervical Approach With Flow Reversal: Technical Aspects
  Presenter(s):David W. Chang, MD  
12:43 PM - 12:48 PM Late Results With CAS By A Cervical Approach With Flow Reversal: Indications
  Presenter(s):Enrique Criado, MD, FACS  
12:49 PM - 12:54 PM How Does Diabetes Impact On The Outcomes Of CAS And CEA
  Presenter(s):Piergiorgio Cao, MD, FRCS  
12:55 PM - 1:15 PM Panel Discussion
Lunch Available (In The Grand Ballroom)

END OF SESSION 53
 
SESSION 54 SCHEDULE
Sunday
SESSION 54: NEW HORIZONS, CONCEPTS, UPDATES, LATE BREAKING DEVELOPMENTS, HORIZONS (5-MINUTE TALKS)
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PLENARY SESSIONS (SESSIONS 50 - 54) - LOCATION: GRAND BALLROOM, 3RD FLOOR
1:15 PM - 1:20 PM Technique For Treating Inferior Vena Cava Involvement With Renal Cell Cancer: Tips And Tricks (Video)
  Presenter(s):R. Clement Darling III, MD  
1:21 PM - 1:26 PM DEBATE: The Lifeline Database Yields A Scoring System To Predict Which Patients Have A Likelihood Of Having An AAA: These Patients Should Be Screened: What Is The Scoring System
  Presenter(s):K. Craig Kent, MD  
1:27 PM - 1:32 PM DEBATE: This Lifeline System Scoring Should Not Be Used To Pick Patients For Screening: What Should Be Used
  Presenter(s):Frank A. Lederle, MD  
1:33 PM - 1:38 PM Latest Information On The Relationship Between Diabetes And Vascular Disease
  Presenter(s):Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH  
1:39 PM - 1:44 PM Clampless, Bloodless Vascular Surgery With The LeGoo Procedure
  Presenter(s):Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, FRCS, FHEA  
1:45 PM - 1:50 PM Status Of Trials Comparing CEA And CAS To Best Medical Treatment: We Do Need More Trials
  Presenter(s):Hans-Henning Eckstein, MD, PhD  
1:51 PM - 1:56 PM A “Smart” Steerable Catheter To Facilitate Endovascular Interventions
  Presenter(s):Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD  
1:57 PM - 2:02 PM With Infected EVARs A Semi-Conservative Approach Can Work: What Are The Essential Elements Of This Approach
  Presenter(s):Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
2:03 PM - 2:10 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Enrico Ascher, MD / Frank J. Veith, MD  
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM A Clever New Method To Cannulate The Contralateral Limb Of A Bifurcated Endograft In Less Than 8 Seconds Every Time
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
2:16 PM - 2:21 PM Optimal And Simplified Technique For Subclavian-To-Carotid Transposition
  Presenter(s):Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD / Mark D. Morasch, MD, FACS, RPVI  
2:22 PM - 2:27 PM New Concepts In The Treatment Of Arterial Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Without Thromboembolic Complications
  Presenter(s):Enrique Criado, MD, FACS  
2:28 PM - 2:33 PM Duplex Guided Treatment Of Acutely Ischemic Limbs
  Presenter(s):Anil P. Hingorani, MD / Enrico Ascher, MD / Natalie A. Marks, MD, RVT  
2:34 PM - 2:39 PM ASD Closure Device To Treat A Saccular AAA Close To The SMA
  Presenter(s):Ross Milner, MD  
2:40 PM - 2:45 PM What Is The Effect Of Statins In CLI Patients: How Do Statins Affect Mortality, Morbidity And Bypass And Endovascular Treatment Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Darren B. Schneider, MD  
2:46 PM - 2:55 PM Panel Discussion
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Raffle Drawing – You Must Be Present To Win
3:05 PM - 3:05 PM Symposium Ends. Save The Date For 2012: November 14-18, 2012 at the Hilton New York
END OF SESSION 54