SESSION 1 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 1: PROGRESS IN TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES AND NEW APPROACHES TO ASCENDING AORTIC DISEASE
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6:45 AM - 6:49 AM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
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6:50 AM - 6:55 AM Valve-In-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) And Mitral Valve-In-Valve Endovascular Repair: How Well Do They Work
  Presenter(s):Dietmar H. Koschyk, MD  
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6:56 AM - 7:01 AM Current Status Of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: New Technology And Techniques
  Presenter(s):Ted Feldman, MD  
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7:02 AM - 7:07 AM Current Status And Future Prospects For TAVI: A Cardiac Surgeon’s Perspective
  Presenter(s):Allan Stewart, MD  
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7:08 AM - 7:13 AM Current Status And Future Prospects For TAVI: An Interventional Cardiologist’s Perspective
  Presenter(s):Ted Feldman, MD  
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ASCENDING AORTIC ENDOGRAFTING
7:14 AM - 7:19 AM Ascending Aortic Endografting: Where Are We And What Are The Issues
  Presenter(s):Ralf R. Kolvenbach, MD  
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7:20 AM - 7:25 AM Endograft Repair Of Ascending Aortic Lesions And Type A Dissections With A Physician Sponsored IDE (PSIDE) For A Modified Valiant Device: Lessons Learned And What Are The Prospects For An Endograft-Valve Combined Device
  Presenter(s):Carlos E. Donayre, MD / Rodney A. White, MD  
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7:26 AM - 7:31 AM Ascending Aortic Endografting: Lessons Learned, Present Status And Future Potential: From A PSIDE Experience
  Presenter(s):Rodney A. White, MD / Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD  
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7:32 AM - 7:37 AM Access Routes And Off-The-Shelf Devices For Ascending Aortic Endovascular Repair
  Presenter(s):Grayson H. Wheatley, MD  
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7:38 AM - 7:43 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 1
 
SESSION 2 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 2: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TREATMENT OF AORTIC ARCH LESIONS AND DISSECTIONS
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7:44 AM - 7:49 AM Aortic Arch Hybrid Repair With Supra-Aortic Trunks Re-routing: Current Indications, Long-Term Results And Complication Management In Patients With Degenerative Aneurysms And Dissections
  Presenter(s):Yamume Tshomba, MD / Roberto Chiesa, MD / Germano Melissano, MD  
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7:50 AM - 7:55 AM Current Management Of Aortic Arch Lesions With Hybrid Procedures: What Are Key Details And Precautions
  Presenter(s):Eric E. Roselli, MD  
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7:56 AM - 8:01 AM Redo Procedures For Aortic Arch Lesions: When Open; When Endo
  Presenter(s):Michael J. Jacobs, MD  
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8:02 AM - 8:07 AM Update On Endovascular Repair Of Arch Aneurysms Using The Internally Branched Endograft (Cook): Advantages, Limitations And 3-Center Midterm Results
  Presenter(s):Stephan Haulon, MD  
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8:08 AM - 8:13 AM What Are The Best Endovascular Techniques For Managing Arch Lesions – Including Branched Endografts And In Situ Fenestration
  Presenter(s):Timothy A. Resch, MD, PhD / Bjõrn Sonesson, MD, PhD / Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
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8:14 AM - 8:19 AM Status Of Sandwich (Parallel) Grafts For Total Endovascular Arch Replacement
  Presenter(s):Armando C. Lobato, MD, PhD  
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8:20 AM - 8:25 AM Parallel Grafts (Chimney And Periscope Grafts) For Arch Lesions: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Ralf R. Kolvenbach, MD  
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8:26 AM - 8:31 AM What Is The Future For Endovascular Repair Of Aortic Arch Lesions: Advantages And Limitations Of Two Different Techniques Of Endograft Repair
  Presenter(s):Tilo Kölbel, MD, PhD  
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8:32 AM - 8:37 AM Update On Advantages Of Custom-Made Precurved Fenestrated Endograft (Naguta) For Arch Lesions: Durable Long-Term Results Are Better Than With Other Endo Techniques
  Presenter(s):Yoshihiko Yokoi, MD  
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8:38 AM - 8:43 AM Value And 3-Year Results With Branched Endograft From Bolton For Treating Complex Arch Lesions
  Presenter(s):Toru Kuratani, MD, PhD  
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8:44 AM - 8:49 AM Branched Endograft vs. Chimney Techniques For Treating Complex Arch Lesions: Which Is Best: When And Why
  Presenter(s):Qingsheng Lu, MD / Zaiping Jing, MD  
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8:50 AM - 8:58 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 2
 
SESSION 3 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 3: TYPE B AORTIC DISSECTIONS (TBADs) AND THEIR TREATMENT: THORACIC AORTIC
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8:58 AM - 9:03 AM What Do We Know About Intensive Medical Treatment For Acute TBADs: How Well Does It Work
  Presenter(s):Frank A. Lederle, MD  
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9:04 AM - 9:09 AM Natural History Of TBAD Patients Treated Medically: Predictors Of Deterioration And Which TBAD Patients Benefit Most From TEVAR (Based On 5-Year Results)
  Presenter(s):Mark Conrad, MD, MMSc  
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9:10 AM - 9:15 AM 4D Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) In TBADs: Will It Enable Prediction Of Behavior (Aneurysm Formation, Etc.), Individualization Of Treatment And Assessment Of Its Effectiveness
  Presenter(s):Rachel E. Clough, MD, PhD  
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9:16 AM - 9:21 AM With Uncomplicated Acute TBAD Patients, What Factors Point To Deterioration On Medical Treatment And The Need For TEVAR: When Should TEVAR Be Performed: Based On New Data From The IRAD Registry
  Presenter(s):Santi Trimarchi, MD, PhD / Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
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9:22 AM - 9:27 AM Optimal Management Of Malperfusion Syndrome From TBADs: What To Do When TEVAR Is Not Enough
  Presenter(s):Weiguo Fu, MD  
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9:28 AM - 9:33 AM Early Predictors Of Late Complications Including Aneurysm Formation In Patients With Acute TBADs
  Presenter(s):Jean-Marc Alsac, MD, PhD  
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9:34 AM - 9:39 AM Management Of Complications Of TBADs Before And After TEVAR: Intestinal, Spinal Cord And/Or Limb Ischemia
  Presenter(s):Xin Li, MD / Chang Shu, MD  
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9:40 AM - 9:45 AM False Lumen Occlusion Techniques With TBADs: When Are They Needed, How Are They Done, What Are The Complications: What Is The World Experience
  Presenter(s):Tilo Kölbel, MD, PhD  
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9:46 AM - 9:51 AM Strategies And Devices For Eliminating False Lumen Flows With TBADs And When Are They Needed
  Presenter(s):Eric E. Roselli, MD  
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9:52 AM - 9:58 AM Panel Discussion
9:58 AM - 10:10 AM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 3
 
SESSION 4 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 4: MORE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TEVAR, THE AORTA AND MANAGING TBAD PATIENTS
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10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Status Of Brain Embolic Protection Devices For TEVAR And TAVI: How Effective Are The Embrella, Sentinel And Triguard Neuroprotection Devices
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD  
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10:16 AM - 10:21 AM Effect Of TEVAR Timing On Freedom From Aortic Events And The Need For Reinterventions In TBADs: TEVAR Before 6 Months Is Better
  Presenter(s):Toru Kuratani, MD, PhD  
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10:22 AM - 10:27 AM A New Classification System For Aortic Dissections: DISSECT - Duration, Intimal Tear, Size Of Aorta, Segmental Extent, Complications, Thrombosis In False Lumen
  Presenter(s):Michael D. Dake, MD / Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
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10:28 AM - 10:33 AM Correlation Between False Lumen Remodeling And Patent Intercostal Arteries
  Presenter(s):Wei Guo, MD  
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10:34 AM - 10:39 AM How The Petticoat Technique (Proximal Covered Stent And Distal Bare Stent) Is Better Than Standard TEVAR For TBAD Patients: Update On The STABLE I And II Trials
  Presenter(s):Joseph V. Lombardi, MD  
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10:40 AM - 10:45 AM Long-Term Results Of Medical Treatment And TEVAR For TBAD: False Lumen Thrombosis Is Not The End Of The Story: Thus The Need For Long-Term Surveillance And Late Reinterventions
  Presenter(s):Götz M. Richter, MD, PhD  
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10:46 AM - 10:53 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Michael D. Dake, MD / Frank J. Veith, MD  
10:53 AM - 10:58 AM What Defines Chronic TBAD: When And How Should It Be Treated Conservatively; By Endo Repair; By Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Joseph E. Bavaria, MD  
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10:59 AM - 11:04 AM Fenestrated And Branched EVAR (F/B EVAR) Is The Best Treatment For Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms (TAAAs) After TBADs – Especially Chronic TBADs: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD  
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11:05 AM - 11:10 AM Current Optimal Treatment Of Patients With Chronic TBADs And Associated Complications And Aneurysms From Them
  Presenter(s):Gustavo S. Oderich, MD, FACS  
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11:11 AM - 11:16 AM Comparison Of Endovascular And Open Repair Of Degenerative And Dissecting Thoracic Aneurysmal Lesions In Patients Who Are Candidates For Both Types Of Repairs
  Presenter(s):Yamume Tshomba, MD / Germano Melissano, MD / Roberto Chiesa, MD  
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11:17 AM - 11:22 AM Secondary Interventions After TEVAR: Indications, Techniques And Results
  Presenter(s):Mark K. Eskandari, MD  
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11:23 AM - 11:28 AM Size (Diameter) And Normal Growth Rates Of The Aorta From Top To Bottom: At What Thoracic Aortic Size Is There A Real Risk Of Rupture
  Presenter(s):John A. Elefteriades, MD  
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11:29 AM - 11:34 AM The Mechanics Of TEVAR Device Conformability To Aortic And Arch Anatomy: How Do The Various Devices Compare
  Presenter(s):Ludovic Canaud, MD, PhD  
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11:35 AM - 11:40 AM True Lumen Volume/False Lumen Volume Ratio (<.8) On CT Can Predict The Need For TEVAR In Uncomplicated Acute TBAD
  Presenter(s):Jean M. Panneton, MD  
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11:41 AM - 11:46 AM Long-Term Results After TEVAR Are Not So Great: Some Notes Of Caution
  Presenter(s):Dittmar Boeckler, MD  
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11:47 AM - 11:52 AM Antegrade Delivery Of A Stent-Graft Into The Descending Aorta During Open Repair Of A Type A Aortic Dissection With Arch Involvement: A “Frozen Elephant Trunk”: How To Do It
  Presenter(s):Joseph S. Coselli, MD / Ourania Preventza, MD  
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11:52 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break – 2nd Floor Promenade
Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 4
 
SESSION 5 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 5: NEW KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CAROTID DISEASE
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1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Update On The ACT I Trial Comparing CAS And CEA In Patients With High-Grade Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis (ACS)
  Presenter(s):Jon S. Matsumura, MD  
1:06 PM - 1:11 PM CAS Is Equivalent To CEA In Many Circumstances
  Presenter(s):William A. Gray, MD  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM DEBATE: Not So: Lessons Learned From US Datasets On Outcomes After CEA And CAS Show CAS Results Are Substantially Worse Than In CREST: The Brighter The Light The Darker The Shadow
  Presenter(s):Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS  
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TWO-WAY DEBATE
1:18 PM - 1:23 PM DEBATE: Late Results Of ICSS Trial Show CAS And CEA To Be Equivalent In Patients With Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis
  Presenter(s):Jonathan D. Beard, ChM, MEd, FRCS / Martin M. Brown, MD  
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1:24 PM - 1:29 PM DEBATE: Late Results Of ICSS Do Not Show Equivalence Of CAS And CEA: CEA Still Wins For Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis
  Presenter(s):Anne L. Abbott, MD, PhD, FRACP  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Stroke And Death Rates (Early And Late) After CAS Are Higher Than The Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) Would Indicate: Therefore, We Should Be Less Aggressive With Our Use Of CAS – Especially In The Elderly And Asymptomatic Patients
  Presenter(s):J. David Spence, MD  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis (ACS) Up To 80% Is Benign: What About Those Stenoses Over 85% - Especially When Associated With A Contralateral Occlusion: Which ACS Patients Should Be Treated Invasively And How
  Presenter(s):Russell H. Samson, MD, RVT, FACS  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Long-Term Results Of The SAMMPRIS (Intracranial Stenting) Trial In Patients With Intracranial Stenoses: What Does It Tell Us About Best Medical Treatment (BMRx); Compliance And Long-Term Benefits: The Recent VISSIT Trial Confirms The Negative Effects Of Intracranial Stenting
  Presenter(s):Colin P. Derdeyn, MD  
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1:48 PM - 1:54 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Wesley S. Moore, MD / Thomas S. Riles, MD  
1:55 PM - 2:00 PM Why Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Is Essential Before, During And After CAS, CEA And TAVI
  Presenter(s):Zsolt Garami, MD  
2:01 PM - 2:06 PM Status Of Endovascular Treatment Of Total Carotid Occlusions: Advantages, Technique, Complications And How To Avoid Them
  Presenter(s):Paul H.L. Kao, MD  
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2:07 PM - 2:12 PM Diaphragm Of The Internal Carotid Artery: An Underdiagnosed Cause Of Stroke
  Presenter(s):Emmanuel M. Houdart, MD  
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2:13 PM - 2:18 PM DEBATE: Carotid Plaque Morphology Is Only Important In Symptomatic Patients
  Presenter(s):Henrik Sillesen, MD, DMSc  
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2:19 PM - 2:24 PM DEBATE: Not So: Carotid Plaque Morphology Is Helpful (With Other Criteria) In Predicting Stroke Risk In ACS Patients: What Percent Of ACS Patients Are High Risk And Justifiably Need CEA Or CAS
  Presenter(s):Andrew N. Nicolaides, MS, FRCS / Stavros Kakkos, MD, PhD  
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2:25 PM - 2:30 PM Risk Stratification Of Patients With Carotid Stenosis: How To Quantify: An Aging Brain Is More Important Than Plaque Characteristics – And Even Symptom Status
  Presenter(s):Thomas G. Brott, MD  
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2:31 PM - 2:36 PM Importance Of Preoperative And Perioperative Statin Dosage In Patients With Carotid Stenosis: Can They Change And Shrink Plaque: How Often
  Presenter(s):Andrew N. Nicolaides, MS, FRCS / Stavros Kakkos, MD, PhD  
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2:37 PM - 2:42 PM What Is New In The Effects Of Carotid Disease And Carotid Treatments (CEA And CAS) On Cognitive Function: Are There Differences Between CEA And CAS
  Presenter(s):Wei Zhou, MD  
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2:43 PM - 2:48 PM Tips And Tricks For Obtaining Distal Exposure Of The Internal Carotid Artery – To The Skull Base: Your ENT Surgeon Colleagues Can Help
  Presenter(s):Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS  
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2:49 PM - 2:55 PM Panel Discussion
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 5
 
SESSION 6 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 6: EXCITING PROGRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE STROKES
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3:05 PM - 3:10 PM Urgent CEA And CAS Are Safe And Without A Bleeding Risk After A Small-To-Moderate Sized Stroke Is Treated By Thrombolysis
  Presenter(s):Hernan Bazan, MD, FACS  
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3:11 PM - 3:16 PM Carotid Interventions (CEA/CAS) In Acute Stroke Patients: Which Procedure On Which Patient And When
  Presenter(s):R. Clement Darling III, MD  
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3:17 PM - 3:22 PM Emergency CEA For Stroke In Evolution: When Is It Indicated And How Should It Be Done
  Presenter(s):Hans-Henning Eckstein, MD, PhD  
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3:23 PM - 3:28 PM Recent Progress In Endovascular Intracranial Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Strokes: Dramatic Positive Results Of ESCAPE, SWIFT-PRIME, EXTEND – IA, REVASCAT And MR CLEAN Trials: Why Are These Trials Positive And When Should Patients Be Treated And When Not
  Presenter(s):L. Nelson Hopkins, MD  
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3:29 PM - 3:34 PM Results And Techniques Of The ADAPT-FAST Trial Of A Newer Better Thrombus Removal Method For Treating Acute Strokes
  Presenter(s):Alejandro M. Spiotta, MD  
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3:35 PM - 3:40 PM New Developments In The Treatment Of Acute Strokes: It Is A New Treatment Horizon: Tips, Tricks, And Precautions And The Importance Of Balloon Tipped Guide Catheters To Decrease Prograde Flow During Clot Removal
  Presenter(s):Klaus D. Mathias, MD  
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3:41 PM - 3:46 PM Critical Elements In Stroke Interventions And Who Should Be In The Game
  Presenter(s):Colin P. Derdeyn, MD  
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3:47 PM - 3:52 PM Comments On Acute Stroke Treatment From A Pioneer: Why Others Than Neurointerventionists Must Be Involved And How Can They Be Trained
  Presenter(s):Horst Sievert, MD  
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3:53 PM - 3:59 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 6
 
SESSION 7 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 7: MORE ABOUT TBADs, THORACIC ANEURYSMS AND TEVAR
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4:00 PM - 4:05 PM DEBATE: Stent-Grafts And Endovascular Repair Are Usually A Poor Option For Treating Aneurysm Patients With Connective Tissue Disorders
  Presenter(s):Michael J. Jacobs, MD  
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4:06 PM - 4:11 PM DEBATE: Stent-Grafts And Endovascular Repair Can Be A Reasonable Option For Treating Aneurysm Patients With Connective Tissue Disorders And Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Vicente Riambau, MD, PhD  
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4:12 PM - 4:17 PM How To Fix Endoleaks From 2° Intimal Tears At The Celiac Axis And SMA After Remote TEVAR For TBADs
  Presenter(s):Ronald M. Fairman, MD  
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4:18 PM - 4:23 PM F/B EVAR To Treat Thoracoabdominal Dissections And Post Dissection TAAAs: Indications, Contraindications And Pitfalls
  Presenter(s):Stephan Haulon, MD  
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4:24 PM - 4:29 PM Saccular vs. Fusiform Configurations In Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms (TAAs): Does It Matter
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
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4:30 PM - 4:35 PM DEBATE: For Arch And Thoracic Aortic Lesions That Are Embolizing, When Anticoagulation, When Bare Stent, When Endograft
  Presenter(s):Ramesh K. Tripathi, MD, FRCS, FRACS  
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4:36 PM - 4:41 PM DEBATE: For Aortic Lesions That Are Embolizing, Endograft Treatment Is Generally The Best And Most Durable Treatment
  Presenter(s):Michel Makaroun, MD  
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4:42 PM - 4:48 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 7
 
SESSION 8 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 8: HOW SHOULD MOST PATIENTS WITH UNCOMPLICATED ACUTE TBAD BE TREATED: CONTROVERSY EXISTS AND WILL CONTINUE: THE PROS AND CONS OF EARLY TEVAR
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FOR EARLY TEVAR
4:48 PM - 4:53 PM Most Patients With Acute/Subacute Uncomplicated TBADs Should Undergo TEVAR: The INSTEAD-XL RCT Shows Better Long-Term Survival With TEVAR Than With Medical Treatment
  Presenter(s):Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
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4:54 PM - 4:59 PM Most Patients With Acute Uncomplicated TBAD Should Receive TEVAR Treatment: I Have Said It Before – Now I Know It Is True And No More Trials Are Needed
  Presenter(s):Rodney A. White, MD  
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM Most Patients With Uncomplicated Acute TBAD Should Be Treated By TEVAR: Some Immediately And Some After A 6-12 Week Delay: How Can They Be Selected For Each Based On Data From The MOTHER Registry
  Presenter(s):Matt M. Thompson, MD  
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5:06 PM - 5:11 PM With Uncomplicated Acute TBAD There Is A High Risk Group That Should Be Treated By TEVAR: How Can They Be Selected And When Should They Be Treated
  Presenter(s):Michael D. Dake, MD  
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5:12 PM - 5:17 PM Medical Treatment Is Adequate For Most Patients With Uncomplicated TBAD Based On Current Long-Term Results
  Presenter(s):John A. Elefteriades, MD  
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5:18 PM - 5:23 PM The ADSORB Trial Tells Us What We Need To Know About Treating Uncomplicated TBADs: We Don’t Need Further Trials
  Presenter(s):Jan S. Brunkwall, MD, PhD  
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5:24 PM - 5:29 PM We Still Need More Evidence Before We Treat Most Uncomplicated Acute/Subacute TBAD Patients With TEVAR
  Presenter(s):Michel Makaroun, MD  
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5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Why Wider Use Of TEVAR For Uncomplicated TBADs Right Now May Not Be So Good
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
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5:36 PM - 5:41 PM The INTACT-AD RCT Comparing TEVAR With Medical Treatment Will Give The Final Answer About The Best Treatment For Uncomplicated Acute/Subacute TBAD Patients: We Need This International Trial And How Will It Be Structured
  Presenter(s):Firas F. Mussa, MD / Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD  
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5:42 PM - 5:50 PM Panel Discussion

End of Program A

END OF SESSION 8
 
SESSION 9 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 9: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN AAAs AND EVAR
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6:40 AM - 6:44 AM Opening Remarks
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
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6:45 AM - 6:50 AM Can Anything Besides Smoking Cessation Slow AAA Enlargement
  Presenter(s):Frank A. Lederle, MD  
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6:51 AM - 6:56 AM Redefining Adverse Neck Morphology With Newer EVAR Devices Which Perform Better In Short, Angulated And Large Diameter Necks And Those With A Thrombus Burden: What Are The Limits: From The ENGAGE Registry
  Presenter(s):Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
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6:57 AM - 7:02 AM Parallel Grafts To Revascularize Critical IMAs And Ectopic Renal Arteries When They Must Be Preserved: How To Do It
  Presenter(s):Konstantinos P. Donas, MD  
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7:03 AM - 7:08 AM How Will The Decreased Frequency And Increased Complexity Of Open AAA Repair Affect Vascular Surgery Training: What Can Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey E. Indes, MD  
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7:09 AM - 7:14 AM World’s Largest AAA Repair: All Large AAAs Do Not Rupture
  Presenter(s):Dainis K. Krievins, MD / Christopher K. Zarins, MD  
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7:15 AM - 7:20 AM EVAR For All AAA Patients: We Are Going Too Far: Some Large Aneurysms Should Not Be Fixed: Some Should Be Fixed By Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
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7:21 AM - 7:26 AM Outcomes Of EVAR For Inflammatory AAAs Are Favorable
  Presenter(s):Furuzan Numan, MD  
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7:27 AM - 7:32 AM Toward 15-Year Results Of The EVAR Trials And Individual Patient Data (IPD) Meta-Analysis With The DREAM, ACE And OVER Trials
  Presenter(s):Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD  
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7:33 AM - 7:38 AM Long-Term Results Of EVAR Are Better Than We Thought – Particularly With The Newer EVAR Devices
  Presenter(s):Timur P. Sarac, MD  
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7:39 AM - 7:46 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 9
 
SESSION 10 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 10: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AORTIC BRANCH LESIONS – ESPECIALLY OF THE AORTO-ILIAC SEGMENT - AND TRAUMATIC AORTIC INJURY
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7:46 AM - 7:51 AM Iliac Artery Endofibrosis In Hardcore Cyclists: Is Endovascular Treatment Ever Effective If They Won’t Give Up Their Sport Or Is Surgery The Only Effective Treatment: What Should The Operative Treatment Be
  Presenter(s):Kenneth J. Cherry, MD  
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7:52 AM - 7:57 AM Retrograde Open Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting For Acute Mesenteric Ischemia: Indications, Techniques And Results
  Presenter(s):Richard J. Powell, MD  
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7:58 AM - 8:03 AM Parallel Grafts For Hypogastric Artery Revascularization During EVAR: Techniques, Advantages And Disadvantages
  Presenter(s):Ronald L. Dalman, MD  
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8:04 AM - 8:09 AM What Factors Predict When Treatment Of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injuries Can Safely Be Delayed
  Presenter(s):Robert S. Crawford, MD / Donald G. Harris, MD  
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8:10 AM - 8:14 AM Panel Discussion
TREATMENT OF AORTO-ILIAC OCCLUSIVE DISEASE
Moderator(s): Barry T. Katzen, MD / Kenneth Ouriel, MD, MBA  
8:14 AM - 8:19 AM In Claudication Due To Aorto-Iliac Disease, Supervised Exercise Is As Effective As Stenting When Added To BMRx: What Can Make Exercise Work And Why It Is Good Treatment: The CLEVER RCT Results
  Presenter(s):Alan T. Hirsch, MD  
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8:20 AM - 8:25 AM With Juxtarenal Aorto-Iliac Occlusions Open Surgical Treatment Is Best And Safest: What Precautions May Be Needed
  Presenter(s):Giustino Marcucci, MD  
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8:26 AM - 8:31 AM Most Aorto-Iliac Occlusions Should Be Treated Endovascularly With Stents: But There Are Limits That Require Open Surgery
  Presenter(s):George H. Meier III, MD  
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8:32 AM - 8:37 AM All Aorto-Iliac Occlusions Can Be Treated Endovascularly By Stents – If Certain Precautions Are Taken To Prevent Renal And Visceral Embolization
  Presenter(s):Sonia Ronchey, MD, PhD / Nicola Mangialardi, MD  
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8:38 AM - 8:43 AM Complex Juxtarenal Aorto-Iliac Occlusions Can Be Treated Safely And Effectively With Covered Stents (The CERAB Technique) – However Renal Chimney Endografts May Be Required: Technique For Doing Them Without Risking Renal Or Visceral Embolization
  Presenter(s):Peter C.J. Goverde, MD / Michel M.P. Reijnen, MD, PhD  
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8:44 AM - 8:49 AM The CERAB Technique Using Covered Stents Is Better Treatment For Complex Aorto-Iliac Occlusions Than Bare Stents: Based On Flow Characteristics In An In Vitro Model
  Presenter(s):Michel M.P. Reijnen, MD, PhD / Peter C.J. Goverde, MD  
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8:50 AM - 8:55 AM Value Of Fusion Imaging To Facilitate Treatment Of Complex Aorto-Iliac Occlusions
  Presenter(s):Klaus M. Overbeck, MD, MPhil  
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8:56 AM - 9:01 AM Treatment Of TASC C And D Aorto-Iliac Occlusions With A Bifurcated Unibody Endograft (AFX – Endologix) Rather Than Kissing Stents Or Stent-Grafts: Technique And Early Results
  Presenter(s):Thomas S. Maldonado, MD / Michel M.P. Reijnen, MD, PhD  
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9:02 AM - 9:09 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 10
 
SESSION 11 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 11: VASCULAR LAPAROSCOPY, SOME ROBOTICS AND OPEN SURGERY SKILLS
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9:09 AM - 9:14 AM The Da Vinci Robot Facilitates Laparoscopic Aorto-Femoral Bypass For Occlusive Disease: Will It Displace Endovascular Techniques
  Presenter(s):Jean-Marc Alsac, MD, PhD / Salma El Batti, MD  
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9:15 AM - 9:20 AM Status Of Retroperitoneoscopic Techniques In Vascular Surgery: They Have Value But Will They Catch On
  Presenter(s):Bernard J. Segers, MD  
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9:21 AM - 9:26 AM A Propensity Score Matched Comparison Of Laparoscopic And Open Repair Of AAAs In Poor Candidates For EVAR: Is Laparoscopic Repair Better And Worth Learning
  Presenter(s):Jean-Baptiste Ricco, MD, PhD  
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9:27 AM - 9:32 AM DEBATE: Laparoscopy And Articulated Robots For Aortic Surgery Is A Failed Experiment
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
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9:33 AM - 9:38 AM DEBATE: Laparoscopic Robotic Aortic Surgery Is Not Dead But Has A Bright Future: What Will It Be And What Is The Evidence
  Presenter(s):Fabien Thaveau, MD, PhD  
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9:39 AM - 9:44 AM Open AAA Repair Is Becoming A Lost Art: Why And What Can Be Done About It: Tips And Tricks For Learning It And For Doing It Well
  Presenter(s):Edward Y. Woo, MD  
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9:45 AM - 9:51 AM Panel Discussion
9:51 AM - 10:05 AM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 11
 
SESSION 12 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 12: UPDATE ON OPTIMAL TREATMENT METHODS FOR JUXTARENAL AND PARARENAL AAAs: IT IS STILL CONTROVERSIAL AND OTHER NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TAAA TREATMENT, TEVAR AND TBAD
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ADVOCACY FOR SEVERAL METHODS OF JUXTA AND PARARENAL AAA REPAIR
10:05 AM - 10:10 AM Open Repair Is The Procedure Of Choice For Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs: By What Approach
  Presenter(s):Michael S. Conte, MD  
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10:11 AM - 10:16 AM Fenestrated And Branched Grafts With EVAR (F/B EVAR) Is The Best Approach For Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs
  Presenter(s):Timothy A.M. Chuter, DM  
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10:17 AM - 10:22 AM Endografts With Parallel Grafts (Chimneys Or Periscopes) To The Renovisceral Arteries Are The Best Treatment For Juxta- Or Pararenal AAAs: Tips And Tricks For Doing Them Right
  Presenter(s):Zoran Rancic, MD, PhD / Mario L. Lachat, MD  
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10:23 AM - 10:28 AM For Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs Sometimes Chimney EVAR Is Best And When; Sometimes Fenestrated EVAR (F/EVAR With Z-Fen Endograft) Is Best And When: The Two Techniques Are Complementary
  Presenter(s):Jason T. Lee, MD  
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10:29 AM - 10:34 AM Use Of Parallel Grafts With EVAR To Treat Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs: A Simple Safe Technique
  Presenter(s):David J. Minion, MD  
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10:35 AM - 10:40 AM For Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs And Failed Standard EVARs Chimney EVAR Is Effective Midterm: Technical Tips And Tricks For Performing With Endurant Aortic Endografts: From The PROTAGORAS Registry
  Presenter(s):Konstantinos P. Donas, MD / Giovanni Torsello, MD  
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10:41 AM - 10:46 AM Late Results Of Parallel Grafts (Chimneys) For Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs Can Be Good If Done Right: Self-Expanding vs. Balloon-Expanding Branch Stents: Which Is Best
  Presenter(s):Ralf R. Kolvenbach, MD  
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OTHER RELATED TOPICS
10:47 AM - 10:52 AM New Concepts And Improvements In Fenestrated Aortic Endografts And Improvements In Imaging For F/BEVAR With Fusion And IVUS
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Farber, MD  
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10:53 AM - 10:58 AM Perils Of The Widespread Use Of FEVAR: All Results Are Not Good
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Abularrage, MD  
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10:59 AM - 11:04 AM Tips For Decreasing The Learning Curve For Performing F/BEVAR
  Presenter(s):Andres Schanzer, MD  
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11:05 AM - 11:10 AM Value Of Ultrasound (Duplex) In Surveillance Of Renal Artery Branches After B/FEVAR For Juxta- And Pararenal AAAs
  Presenter(s):Martin R. Back, MD  
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11:11 AM - 11:19 AM Panel Discussion
TAAA TREATMENT, TEVAR AND TBAD RELATED TOPICS
Moderator(s): Mark A. Farber, MD / James F. McKinsey, MD  
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM Novel Simplified Endograft Device With Off-The-Shelf Potential For Treatment Of TAAAs: The Gore TAMBE Device: How It Works And Early Clinical Results
  Presenter(s):Pierre Galvagni Silveira, MD, PhD  
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11:26 AM - 11:31 AM Avoiding Pitfalls In Sizing The Diameter Of Endografts For TEVAR: The Timing Of Gated CT Scans Matters
  Presenter(s):Juan C. Parodi, MD  
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11:32 AM - 11:37 AM Goals Of Treatment For Complicated And Uncomplicated TBAD: Value Of IVUS And Other Tips And Tricks For Getting Good Outcomes: From A Large Single Center Experience
  Presenter(s):Ali Azizzadeh, MD / Hazim J. Safi, MD  
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11:38 AM - 11:43 AM Value Of Chimney Grafts In Aortic Arch Repairs For Dissections And For Aneurysms: Pros And Cons
  Presenter(s):Jan S. Brunkwall, MD, PhD  
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11:44 AM - 11:49 AM Open And Endovascular Treatment Of Lusorian Artery (Ectopic Right SCA) And Associated Aneurysms (Kommerell’s Diverticulum)
  Presenter(s):Michael J. Jacobs, MD  
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11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion
Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break – 2nd Floor Promenade
Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 12
 
SESSION 13 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 13: OUTPATIENT VASCULAR AND BUSINESS ISSUES
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1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Midterm Results Of Endovascular Treatment Of Common Femoral Artery Occlusive Disease Performed In An Outpatient Setting: It Works And Why
  Presenter(s):Sam S. Ahn, MD, FACS, MBA  
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1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Advantages And Limitations Of Same Day Discharge For Patients Undergoing EVAR: When Is It Safely Possible And When Not
  Presenter(s):Maciej L. Dryjski , MD, PhD / Linda Harris, MD  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM Office Based Lower Extremity Endovascular Treatment Is Safe, Effective And Cost-Saving: How To Prevent Operator Conflict Of Interest And Patient Abuse: The NY Times Is Not Always Right
  Presenter(s):Miguel F. Montero-Baker, MD  
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1:18 PM - 1:23 PM 4-French Infrainguinal Interventions In An Outpatient Setting Are Safer And Effective: What Equipment Is Needed
  Presenter(s):Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD  
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1:24 PM - 1:29 PM With Lower Extremity Revascularization Procedures Increased Cost Does Not Improve Outcomes: What Risk Factors Increase Costs And How Should This Influence Treatment
  Presenter(s):Richard J. Powell, MD  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Outpatient Vascular (Angio) Centers: Are They Leading To Unethical Vascular Practices And Harming Patients: What Can Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Stephen M. Bauer, MD  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM Importance Of An Office Based Practice To SVS Members And Vascular Surgeons: How Can The Conflict Of Interest (COI) Issue Be Dealt With Fairly
  Presenter(s):Kim J. Hodgson, MD  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Assuring Quality Care In An Office Based Setting: Tips And Tricks For Opening An Outpatient Vascular Center And Doing It Right To Avoid Unmonitored And Unnecessary Procedures – As Described In The NY Times
  Presenter(s):Krishna Jain, MD  
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1:48 PM - 1:53 PM Centers For Amputation Prevention Have Clinical And Financial Advantages And Fill A Need: How To Set One Up And What Is Needed
  Presenter(s):Richard F. Neville, MD  
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1:54 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 13
 
SESSION 14 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 14: NEW TECHNIQUES, CONCEPTS AND UPDATES
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2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Can Spiral Intermittent Limb Compression Be An Effective Treatment For CLI And Heart Failure
  Presenter(s):Magdiel Trinidad Vasquez, MD  
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2:06 PM - 2:11 PM Role Of Increased Shear Stress In Leading To Thrombosis: Mechanism And Significance For Vascular Devices And Reconstructions
  Presenter(s):David H. Deaton, MD, FACS  
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2:12 PM - 2:17 PM Telemedicine For Vascular Surgery: Is It Feasible: What Is Its Status And What Are Its Limitations And Risks
  Presenter(s):Clifford M. Sales, MD, MBA, FACS / Jonathan Levison, MD  
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2:18 PM - 2:23 PM Impact Of Delay In Treatment On Outcomes For CLI: For AAAs
  Presenter(s):Katariina M. Noronen, MD  
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2:24 PM - 2:29 PM Pneumatic Compression And Other Tricks For Brachial Access Hemostasis After Large Sheath Insertion
  Presenter(s):Rajiv Parakh, MBBS, MS, FRCS  
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2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Transradial Access For Renal, Visceral And Lower Extremity Interventions: Equipment Needed, Tips And Tricks
  Presenter(s):Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, FAHA  
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2:36 PM - 2:41 PM Horizon And Nexus Endografts: A New Concept For Branch Endografting In The Thoracic And Abdominal Aorta
  Presenter(s):Mario L. Lachat, MD  
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2:42 PM - 2:47 PM OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) To Improve Crossing Of CTOs And Treatment By OCT Directed Atherectomy: The Avinger Pantheris Device And Its Results And How They Correlate With Plaque Histology
  Presenter(s):Patrick E. Muck, MD, FACS / John B. Simpson, MD, PhD  
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2:48 PM - 2:53 PM Status Of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusive Devices To Prevent Strokes: Who Should Get Them
  Presenter(s):Aamir S. Shah, MD / Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD  
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2:54 PM - 2:59 PM Arteries And Grafts On Fire: Value And Limitations Of 18F-FDG PET CT In Diagnosing Arteritis And Graft Infections
  Presenter(s):Hisham Rashid, FRCS, FRCS(Gen)  
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3:00 PM - 3:05 PM Update On Gaining Arterial Access For EVAR And TEVAR With Challenging Aorto-Iliac Anatomy: Tips And Tricks For Conduits And Direct Aortic Or Common Iliac Sheath Placement
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD  
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3:06 PM - 3:20 PM Panel Discussion And Break
Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 14
 
SESSION 15 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 15: RENAL AND VISCERAL ARTERY ISSUES
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RENAL ARTERY ISSUES
3:20 PM - 3:25 PM Current Status Of Renal Artery Stenting In Children And Adults: When Is It The Treatment Of Choice And What Is Its Future
  Presenter(s):Thomas A. Sos, MD  
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3:26 PM - 3:31 PM IV DSA Is The Best Way To Assess Occlusive Disease Of The Aorta And Its Branches In Children: Embolization May Be Best Treatment For Segmental Renal Artery Stenosis Causing Hypertension
  Presenter(s):Kyung Cho, MD  
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3:32 PM - 3:37 PM Value Of DEBs To Treat Renal Artery Lesions, Recurrent Lesions And ISR
  Presenter(s):Fabrizio Fanelli, MD, EBIR  
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3:38 PM - 3:43 PM Open Renal Revascularization Can Salvage Failed Renal PTAs And Stents And Do So Durably: Tips And Tricks For These Operations
  Presenter(s):Thomas C. Bower, MD  
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3:44 PM - 3:49 PM Acute Renal Artery Occlusions: Causes; How To Treat And How Long After An Acute Occlusion Can Kidneys Be Salvaged With Good Function: Mechanism For Such Salvage After Long Delays
  Presenter(s):Samy S. Nitecki, MD  
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3:50 PM - 3:55 PM Renal Artery Aneurysms Rarely Rupture EVEN When >2 cm: How Fast Do They Grow: When And How Should They Be Fixed
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD  
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VISCERAL ARTERY ISSUES
3:56 PM - 4:01 PM 10-Year Natural History Study Of Splanchnic Aneurysms (Splenic, Hepatic, Gastroduodenal And Mesenteric): When Should They Be Fixed And How
  Presenter(s):Mark Conrad, MD, MMSc  
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4:02 PM - 4:07 PM Endovascular Approaches To Treatment Of Giant Visceral Aneurysms (Up To 10 cm)
  Presenter(s):Michele Rossi, MD  
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4:08 PM - 4:13 PM Best Current Treatment For Mesenteric Ischemia: When Endo, When Open, When Hybrid
  Presenter(s):Timur P. Sarac, MD  
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4:14 PM - 4:19 PM Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: How To Diagnose And When And How To Treat Open, Laparoscopic Or Endovascularly: Does Treatment Work And How Should The Celiac Axis Be Managed
  Presenter(s):Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS / Keith D. Calligaro, MD  
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4:30 PM - 4:26 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 15
 
SESSION 16 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 16: TOPICS RELATED TO OPEN SURGERY AND THE TREATMENT OF AORTIC COARCTATIONS
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OPEN SURGERY TOPICS
4:26 PM - 4:31 PM New Improved Techniques For Open TAAA Repair: Better Organ Protection And Using Hybrid (Gore) Stent Graft For Faster Branch Revascularization
  Presenter(s):Yamume Tshomba, MD / Roberto Chiesa, MD / Enrico M. Marone, MD  
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4:32 PM - 4:37 PM An Important Role For Open Surgery Exists For AAAs In 2015 And It Will In The Future
  Presenter(s):Arno von Ristow, MD  
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4:38 PM - 4:43 PM Prevention Of Incisional Hernias After Open AAA Repairs Via A Midline Laparotomy Incision By Mesh Augmented Primary Closure (The PRIMAAT Trial): Technique And Material
  Presenter(s):Isabelle van Herzeele, MD, PhD / Frederik Berrevoet, MD / Filip Muysoms, MD  
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4:44 PM - 4:49 PM The Worst Patients For EVAR Are The Best For A Mini-Laparotomy Open Repair: How Is It Done
  Presenter(s):Francesco Spinelli, MD  
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4:50 PM - 4:55 PM Newer Innovations And Technical Tips And Tricks For Anterior Spine Exposure And Large Vessel Mobilization: What Vascular Surgeons Need To Know
  Presenter(s):Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD  
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4:56 PM - 5:01 PM Open Retroperitoneal Exposure Of The Entire Abdominal Aorta And Its Branches Via A Left Retroperitoneal Approach (Video Presentation)
  Presenter(s):William J. Quinones-Baldrich, MD  
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5:02 PM - 5:07 PM Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hybrid Repair For Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms (TAAAs): Tips And Tricks For Doing It Right
  Presenter(s):Sebastian E. Debus, MD, PhD  
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5:08 PM - 5:13 PM Challenges And Results Of Open Repairs Of Residual TAAAs Distal To Prior TEVAR For TBADs
  Presenter(s):Manju Kalra, MBBS  
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5:14 PM - 5:19 PM Some CLI In Hemodialysis Patients Is Best Treated By Open Bypass Rather Than An Endovascular Procedure: Which Patients With What Anatomy
  Presenter(s):Mark G. Davies, MD  
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5:20 PM - 5:26 PM Panel Discussion
AORTIC COARCTATION TOPICS
Moderator(s): Hazim J. Safi, MD / Elchanan Bruckheimer, MBBS  
5:26 PM - 5:31 PM DEBATE: For Adult Coarctations And Their Complications When Is Endo OK And When Is Open Surgery Needed: What Are The Best And Safest Procedures
  Presenter(s):Joseph E. Bavaria, MD  
5:32 PM - 5:37 PM DEBATE: Adult Coarctations And Complications Of Previous Coarctation Repairs Are Best Treated Endovascularly But One Must Be Innovative
  Presenter(s):Jan S. Brunkwall, MD, PhD  
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5:38 PM - 5:43 PM 5-Year Results With Balloon-Expandable Stent-Grafts In The Treatment Of Adult Aortic Coarctations
  Presenter(s):Elchanan Bruckheimer, MBBS  
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5:44 PM - 5:49 PM TEVAR Treatment Of Patch Aneurysms And Other Complications Of Prior Open Repairs: Advantages, Limitations And Precautions
  Presenter(s):Dittmar Boeckler, MD  
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5:50 PM - 5:55 PM New Generation Stent-Grafts For Treating Complications Of Aortic Coarctation Repairs: The Landscape Is Changing
  Presenter(s):Colin D. Bicknell, MD, FRCS  
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5:56 PM - 6:03 PM Panel Discussion

End of Program B

END OF SESSION 16
 
SESSION 17 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 17: MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM: THE MOMENTUM FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT IS REAL – PART 1
Moderators:Michael R. Jaff, DO  
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7:00 AM - 7:05 AM Introduction To The Symposium
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD  
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7:05 AM - 7:15 AM Welcome And Introduction
  Presenter(s):Michael R. Jaff, DO  
7:15 AM - 7:25 AM The Basics Of Pulmonary Embolism: What Is The Role Of The History, Exam, Biomarkers?
  Presenter(s):Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc  
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7:25 AM - 7:35 AM The Basics Of Echocardiography For PE: What Must The Vascular Specialist Know, And Is An Emergent Echo Necessary
  Presenter(s):David M. Dudzinski, MD  
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7:35 AM - 7:50 AM What Is State-Of-The-Art Medical Therapy For PE
  Presenter(s):Geno J. Merli, MD, MACP, FHM, FSVM  
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7:50 AM - 8:00 AM Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy For PE: Does It Work Acutely
  Presenter(s):Christopher Kabrhel, MD, MPH  
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8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis For PE: What Are The Long-Term Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Rabih A. Chaer, MD  
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8:10 AM - 8:25 AM Percutaneous Pharmacomechanical Intervention For PE: Do We Really Know About The Hows And Whens
  Presenter(s):Nils Kucher, MD  
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8:25 AM - 8:35 AM Lysis For PE - What About The Nuts And Bolts: Heparin, PTT And Fibrinogen Monitoring, And How Do You Know When You Are Done
  Presenter(s):Raghu Kolluri, MD  
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8:35 AM - 8:45 AM Technical Tips For Pharmacomechanical Intervention For PE: How Do I Do It
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey Y. Wang, MD  
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Moderator(s): Michael R. Jaff, DO  
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Case Presentations/Discussion/Questions And Answers
  Panelist(s): Rabih A. Chaer, MD / Christopher Kabrhel, MD, MPH / Raghu Kolluri, MD / Nils Kucher, MD / Geno J. Merli, MD, MACP, FHM, FSVM / Jeffrey Y. Wang, MD / Ido Weinberg, MD, MSc  
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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 17
 
SESSION 18 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 18: MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM: THE MOMENTUM FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT IS REAL – PART 2
Moderators:Michael R. Jaff, DO  
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9:45 AM - 9:55 AM PE Without DVT: What Does It Mean And Does It Matter
  Presenter(s):Anil P. Hingorani, MD  
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9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Percutaneous Thrombolysis And Thromboaspiration: The Impact Of Combination Therapy
  Presenter(s):Narendra N. Khanna, MD, DM, FRCP, FACC  
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10:10 AM - 10:20 AM Vortex Strategy For Massive PE
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Kwolek, MD  
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10:20 AM - 10:30 AM ECMO And Surgical Thromboembolectomy For Massive PE: When, How And Why
  Presenter(s):Nicholas G. Smedira, MD  
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM What Is The Modern Algorithm For Management Of Massive And Submassive PE
  Presenter(s):Nils Kucher, MD  
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Vena Cava Filters In PE Treatment: Do We Need To Do This, And If So, When
  Presenter(s):Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, FAHA  
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM And Now For Something Completely Different: Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis In The Pediatric Population
  Presenter(s):Peter H. Lin, MD  
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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM The Team Approach To PE Management: The Emergence Of National PERT Centers
  Presenter(s):Kenneth Rosenfield, MD  
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Moderator(s): Michael R. Jaff, DO  
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Challenging Cases And “PERT” Decisions
  Panelist(s): Anil P. Hingorani, MD / Nils Kucher, MD / Christopher J. Kwolek, MD / Peter H. Lin, MD / Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, FAHA / Kenneth Rosenfield, MD / Nicholas G. Smedira, MD  
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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Questions And Answers
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break – 2nd Floor Promenade
Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 18
 
SESSION 19 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 19: RAPID EXPANSION OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF LARGE VEIN STENOSIS, THROMBOSIS, AND OCCLUSION
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1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Lower Extremity Venous Occlusive Disease: A Rapidly Progressing Field With Major Opportunities For Improving Clinical Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Peter Gloviczki, MD  
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1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Large Vein Occlusive Disease: A Global Health Issue In 2015 And Beyond
  Presenter(s):Manj S. Gohel, MD, RCS, FEBVS  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM Quality Of Life Surveys In Patients Undergoing Intervention For Chronic Venous Disease: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
  Presenter(s):Cees H.A. Wittens, MD, PhD  
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1:18 PM - 1:23 PM Non-Thrombotic May-Thurner Syndrome: Defining Pathology Mandating Treatment From Normal Anatomy
  Presenter(s):Brian G. DeRubertis, MD  
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1:24 PM - 1:29 PM When And How Should Pelvic Venous Compression Syndromes Be Treated
  Presenter(s):David L. Gillespie, MD  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Treating Iliofemoral DVT In Pregnancy: Anticoagulation Alone Is No Longer Acceptable In Most Patients
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM Role Of Inflammation In DVT: Its Relationship With Thrombosis
  Presenter(s):Thomas W. Wakefield, MD  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Hemodynamics Of Venous Disease: Toward A Better Understanding And Consensus
  Presenter(s):Byung-Boong Lee, MD  
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1:48 PM - 1:53 PM Third Party Payment For Venous Interventions: Current Deliberations And Gazing Into The Crystal Ball
  Presenter(s):Sean P. Roddy, MD  
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1:54 PM - 1:59 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 19
 
SESSION 20 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 20: ENDOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS AND PHARMACOLOGIC REGIMENS FOR ACUTE LOWER EXTREMITY DVT: NEW EVIDENCE FOR CLINICAL SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS
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2:00 PM - 2:05 PM ATTRACT Study Of rt-PA For Acute DVT: Almost 7 Years And Almost 700 Patients, Almost Done: What Will We Find
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
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2:06 PM - 2:11 PM Acute DVT Should Be Managed With An Aggressive Interventional Approach: Large Experience From South Asia
  Presenter(s):Narendra N. Khanna, MD, DM, FRCP, FACC  
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2:12 PM - 2:17 PM Thrombolysis For DVT: Predictors Of Success
  Presenter(s):Rabih A. Chaer, MD  
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2:18 PM - 2:22 PM BERNUTIFUL: A Beautifully Designed Trial To Evaluate Ultrasound-Assisted Thrombolysis For DVT
  Presenter(s):Nils Kucher, MD / Iris Baumgartner, MD  
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2:23 PM - 2:28 PM How Long To Anticoagulate After DVT: Duplex Imaging Guides Treatment Duration
  Presenter(s):Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA  
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2:29 PM - 2:34 PM Understanding The Genetics Of Warfarin Dosing And Implications For Safer Anticoagulant Therapy
  Presenter(s):Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD  
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2:35 PM - 2:40 PM New Oral Anticoagulants For Extending Treatment Of DVT: Do They Alter The Risk/Benefit Ratio
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
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2:41 PM - 2:50 PM Panel Discussion
2:51 PM - 3:15 PM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 20
 
SESSION 21 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 21: NEW DEVICES FOR TREATING LARGE VEIN OCCLUSIVE DISEASE
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3:16 PM - 3:21 PM The First Comparative Study Of Four Dedicated Stents For The Venous System
  Presenter(s):Rick De Graaf, MD, PhD  
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3:22 PM - 3:27 PM DEBATE: Marketed Stents Designed For Arteries Are More Than Adequate For Treating Venous Disease
  Presenter(s):Mark J. Garcia, MD  
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3:28 PM - 3:33 PM DEBATE: Arterial Stents Are Suboptimal In Veins: Newer Stents Designed For The Venous Side Are Mandatory
  Presenter(s):Seshadri Raju, MD  
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3:34 PM - 3:39 PM Cutting Balloon Angioplasty For Symptomatic Femoropopliteal Vein Stenoses
  Presenter(s):Thomas O. McNamara, MD  
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3:40 PM - 3:45 PM The Cook Zilver Vena Venous Stent: Update From The VIVO Trial
  Presenter(s):Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC  
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3:46 PM - 3:51 PM Early Experience With The Veniti VICI Venous Stent And Update On The VIRTUS Trial
  Presenter(s):William A. Marston, MD  
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3:52 PM - 3:57 PM Rapid Clearance Of Acute Thrombus From The Large Veins: The AngioVac System
  Presenter(s):David J. Dexter, MD  
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3:58 PM - 4:03 PM Ultrasound-Enhanced Thrombolysis For Older DVT: Update From The ACCESS Study
  Presenter(s):Mark J. Garcia, MD  
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4:04 PM - 4:09 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 21
 
SESSION 22 SCHEDULE
Tuesday
SESSION 22: THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
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4:10 PM - 4:15 PM Surgical Reconstruction Of The Iliocaval Segment: When And How
  Presenter(s):Peter Gloviczki, MD  
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4:16 PM - 4:21 PM Recanalization Of The Inferior Vena Cava: Technique And Results
  Presenter(s):Erin H. Murphy, MD / Seshadri Raju, MD  
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4:22 PM - 4:27 PM Advantages Of Robotic Vena Cava Surgery Over Traditional Techniques
  Presenter(s):Samuel R. Money, MD, MBA  
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4:28 PM - 4:33 PM Acute And Chronic IVC Occlusion: Why It Occurs And Options For Treatment
  Presenter(s):David L. Gillespie, MD  
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4:34 PM - 4:39 PM Massive DVT And Pulmonary Embolism: Early Institution Of ECMO And Aggressive Anticoagulant Improves Survival
  Presenter(s):Mark G. Davies, MD  
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4:40 PM - 4:45 PM Embolic Risk Of Percutaneous Thrombectomy And Thrombolysis For DVT: An IVC Filter Is Not Necessary
  Presenter(s):Peter H. Lin, MD  
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4:46 PM - 4:51 PM Newer, Safer Retrievable IVC Filter Designs Alter Risks And Rewards And Will Expand Applicability Indications
  Presenter(s):Richard G. McWilliams, FRCR, EBIR  
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4:52 PM - 5:00 PM Panel Discussion

End of Program C

END OF SESSION 22