SESSION 47 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 47: NEW TECHNIQUES, TECHNOLOGY AND CONCEPTS
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6:45 AM - 6:50 AM Implantable Microtechnology To Remotely Monitor Bypass Function
  Presenter(s):Richard F. Neville, MD  
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6:51 AM - 6:56 AM MR Based 3D Imaging In Peripheral Vascular Interventions: A Way To Reduce Radiation Exposure
  Presenter(s):Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD  
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6:57 AM - 7:02 AM Innovative Approaches To Cell Therapy For CLI And Bold MRI To Measure Calf Perfusion To Monitor Its Effects
  Presenter(s):Bijan Modarai, PhD, FRCS  
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7:03 AM - 7:08 AM Percussion Crossing Device (The Piculet Hammer) To Facilitate Crossing Heavily Calcified CTOs
  Presenter(s):Max Amor, MD  
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7:09 AM - 7:14 AM Shockwave Lithoplasty: A Balloon That Transmits Shockwaves To Crack Heavily Calcified Lesions And Then Dilate Them (PTA)
  Presenter(s):Andrew Holden, MBChB / Marianne Brodmann, MD  
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7:15 AM - 7:20 AM Variable Curve Directable Guide Sheath From Aptus To Facilitate Other Challenging Endovascular Procedures
  Presenter(s):Joshua D. Adams, MD / Claudio J. Schonholz, MD  
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7:21 AM - 7:26 AM What Has Anatomy And Pathology Taught Us About Renal Denervation: Where Are The Nerves That Need To Be Destroyed And What Damage Can Radiofrequency Do To The Renal Artery
  Presenter(s):Renu Virmani, MD  
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7:27 AM - 7:32 AM Human Tissue Engineered Arterial Grafts Are Finally Working As Lower Extremity Bypasses And Dialysis Access: Why And Prospects For The Future
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD  
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7:33 AM - 7:38 AM What Is New In Better Balloon Angioplasty Catheters: Can They Inflate In A Curved Configuration
  Presenter(s):Timothy A.M. Chuter, DM  
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7:39 AM - 7:44 AM Value Of 3D Printing To Create A Vascular Phantom To Facilitate And Improve Complex AAA Repairs
  Presenter(s):Benjamin W. Starnes, MD  
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7:45 AM - 7:50 AM How To Non-Invasively Measure Blood Flow And Lesion Significance In Coronary Arteries With CTA: Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Is Valuable There: Will It Be In Other Arterial Beds And How Will It Work
  Presenter(s):Christopher K. Zarins, MD  
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7:51 AM - 7:58 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 47
 
SESSION 48 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 48: ADVANCES IN BRANCHED AND FENESTRATED EVAR (F/BEVAR) AND PARALLEL GRAFTS FOR LESIONS NEAR TO OR IN THE VISCERAL AORTA
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7:58 AM - 8:03 AM How Durable Are F/B Endografts For Various Aortic Lesions Including TAAAs
  Presenter(s):Tara M. Mastracci, MD  
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8:04 AM - 8:09 AM How Durable Are Parallel Grafts (Chimney And Periscope Grafts) For Various Aortic Lesions Including TAAAs
  Presenter(s):Mario L. Lachat, MD  
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8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Parallel Grafts (Chimneys, Etc.) Do Work As Proven By The PERICLES Registry: Midterm Results With A Variety Of Devices
  Presenter(s):Konstantinos P. Donas, MD / Jason T. Lee, MD  
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8:16 AM - 8:21 AM Parallel Grafts Are Valuable Even If F/BEVAR Is Available
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
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8:22 AM - 8:27 AM Status Of Sandwich Grafts For Aneurysms Involving The Visceral Segment: What Are The Midterm Results – Single Center And Multicenter
  Presenter(s):Armando C. Lobato, MD, PhD  
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8:28 AM - 8:33 AM Sandwich (Parallel) Grafts Work For TAAAs: How Much Oversizing Of The Main Endograft And Overlap Of The Branch Grafts Are Required
  Presenter(s):Ralf R. Kolvenbach, MD  
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8:34 AM - 8:39 AM Failure Modes Of Chimney And Other Parallel Grafts And How They May Be Overcome
  Presenter(s):Claude Mialhe, MD  
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8:40 AM - 8:45 AM Inner Branched Endografts: A Better Solution For F/BEVAR Than Other Configurations For Treating Visceral Aortic Segment Lesions
  Presenter(s):Marcelo Ferreira, MD  
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8:46 AM - 8:51 AM Role Of Off-The-Shelf Fenestrated And Branched Grafts For Treating AAAs Involving The Visceral Segment Of The Aorta (Cook P-Branch And T-Branch) Devices: What Percent Of Patients Are Suitable
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Farber, MD  
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8:52 AM - 8:57 AM Patient Specific And Off-The-Shelf Devices Will Not Suffice For Many Patients With AAAs Involving The Visceral Aortic Segment: What Is The Solution
  Presenter(s):David J. Minion, MD  
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8:58 AM - 9:05 AM Panel Discussion
9:05 AM - 9:20 AM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 48
 
SESSION 49 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 49: MORE TOPICS RELATED TO F/BEVAR AND PARALLEL GRAFTS FOR TREATMENT OF AAAs AND TAAAs
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MORE ON THORACOABDOMINAL ANEURYSMS (TAAAS)
9:20 AM - 9:25 AM For Which TAAA Patient Is No Repair The Best Option: Better Than A B/FEVAR
  Presenter(s):Gustavo S. Oderich, MD, FACS  
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9:26 AM - 9:31 AM For Which TAAA Patient Is An Open Repair The Right Option: In What Type Of Institution
  Presenter(s):Richard P. Cambria, MD  
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9:32 AM - 9:37 AM For Which TAAA Patient Is A F/BEVAR The Best Option: In What Type Of Institution
  Presenter(s):Stephan Haulon, MD  
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9:38 AM - 9:43 AM In Which TAAA Patient Is A Parallel Graft Procedure With All Chimney And Periscope Grafts Or A Partially Hybrid Procedure The Best Treatment: What Are The Disadvantages Or Limitations
  Presenter(s):Mario L. Lachat, MD  
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9:44 AM - 9:49 AM In Which TAAA Patient Is A Sandwich Graft The Best Option: Advantages, Disadvantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Armando C. Lobato, MD, PhD  
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9:50 AM - 9:55 AM How To Detect And Best Manage Complications Of F/BEVAR: They Are Part Of The Game
  Presenter(s):Luis A. Sanchez, MD  
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9:56 AM - 10:01 AM Update On The French Countrywide Comparison Of Open Repair vs. F/BEVAR For The Treatment Of AAAs Involving The Visceral Aortic Segment: New 4-Year Results
  Presenter(s):Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD, FRCS  
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10:02 AM - 10:10 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Evan C. Lipsitz, MD / ShenMing Wang, MD, PhD  
10:11 AM - 10:16 AM Staged Hybrid Repair Of Extensive TAAA Especially Those Associated With Aortic Dissections: Another Option With Advantages
  Presenter(s):Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., MD  
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10:17 AM - 10:22 AM A New Manifold Branched Endograft Device For Treating TAAAs And Other Complex Aortic Lesions: Concept, Advantages, Initial Clinical Experience Under A PSIDE
  Presenter(s):Patrick W. Kelly, MD  
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10:23 AM - 10:28 AM Tips And Tricks To Facilitate Upper Extremity Access For F/BEVAR And Parallel Graft Insertion And How To Avoid Complications
  Presenter(s):Carlos H. Timaran, MD  
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10:29 AM - 10:34 AM How Physicians Can Modify Gore C3 Devices To Facilitate F/BEVAR In Urgent TAAAs And Pararenal AAAs: Midterm Clinical Results
  Presenter(s):Wayne W. Zhang, MD  
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10:35 AM - 10:40 AM Can Parallel Graft EVAR Work In A Community Hospital Setting: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Jeffrey Y. Wang, MD  
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10:41 AM - 10:46 AM Advances In Fenestrated And Branched Endografts To Simplify Their Use And Improve Results Including Methods To Minimize Lower Extremity Ischemia With Prolonged Sheath Insertion
  Presenter(s):Gustavo S. Oderich, MD, FACS  
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10:47 AM - 10:52 AM Midterm Results Following Hybrid (Octopus) Repair Of Complex TAAAs With And Without CT Disorders: It Is Still An Option In Experienced Centers
  Presenter(s):Sebastian E. Debus, MD, PhD  
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10:53 AM - 11:00 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 49
 
SESSION 50 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 50: IN TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY: TOPICS RELATED TO MILITARY TRAUMA AND VASCULAR SURGERY (7 And 10-MINUTE TALKS)
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11:00 AM - 11:07 AM Long-Term Results Of Vascular Injuries And Repairs After The Lebanon-Israel War
  Presenter(s):Samy S. Nitecki, MD  
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11:08 AM - 11:15 AM Implementation Of A Vascular Trauma Course For Military And Civilian Surgeons In Germany: Important For Dealing With Combat And Terror Situations
  Presenter(s):Michael Engelhardt, MD / Afshin Assadian, MD  
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11:16 AM - 11:23 AM Novel Off-The-Shelf Conduits For Use With Military Vascular Injuries: The Humacyte Graft
  Presenter(s):Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, FACS  
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11:24 AM - 11:34 AM Medical Lessons From War: Turning Past Data Into Future Decisions And Guidelines
  Presenter(s):Eric Elster, MD  
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11:35 AM - 11:50 AM A Serious And Possible Limiting Problem With Visual Impairment From Protracted Space Flights: Increased Intracranial Pressure As A Possible Cause And What Can Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Lee M. Morin, MD, PhD  
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11:50 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 50
 
SESSION 51 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 51: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RUPTURED AAAs (RAAAs): IT’S STILL CONTROVERSIAL
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THE RAAA CONTROVERSY
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Level 1 Evidence (IMPROVE Trial, Etc.) Shows That EVAR Has No Survival Advantage Over Open Repair For RAAAs: The Outcome Of Treatment Depends On Bad Neck Anatomy More Than Treatment Method
  Presenter(s):Janet T. Powell, MD, PhD / Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD  
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1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Open Repair Is As Good As EVAR For RAAAs: The AJAX Trial Proves It
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM The IMPROVE And Other RCTs Reach A Misleading Main Conclusion – EVAR Has A Lower Mortality Than Open Repair For RAAAs If It Can Be Done
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD / Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
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1:18 PM - 1:23 PM The Main Conclusions Of IMPROVE AJAX And ECAR - RCTs Comparing EVAR And Open Repair For RAAAs Are Incorrect: The Proof: 100% Of RAAAs Can Be Treated By EVAR Or Chimney EVAR With Low Early Mortality And Turn Down Rates
  Presenter(s):Thomas Larzon, MD, PhD / Dieter O. Mayer, MD / Mario L. Lachat, MD / Johnny Steuer, MD, PhD  
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1:24 PM - 1:29 PM With RAAAs, Patients With Hostile Neck Anatomy Do Not Have Worse Outcomes Than Those With Favorable Anatomy: Our Data Differs From Those In The IMPROVE Trial
  Presenter(s):Marc R.H.M. van Sambeek, MD, PhD  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM DEBATE: Midterm Re-Interventions And Survival Is No Better After EVAR For RAAAs Than After Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM DEBATE: Midterm And Late Survival And Quality Of Life After EVAR For RAAAs Are Better Than After Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD / Zoran Rancic, MD, PhD / Mario L. Lachat, MD  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Improving Nationwide Care For RAAAs: Lessons From The US And The UK: The Proportion Of Patients Reaching The Hospital But Not Treated Invasively (The Turn Down Rate) Is Shocking!
  Presenter(s):Matt M. Thompson, MD  
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1:48 PM - 1:53 PM Late Breaking (1-Year) Results From The IMPROVE Trial Shows That An EVAR Strategy May Be Better In Some Ways Than Open Repair For RAAAs
  Presenter(s):Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD / Janet T. Powell, MD, PhD  
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1:54 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 51
 
SESSION 52 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 52: MORE TOPICS RELATED TO RAAAs AND TAAAs
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RAAA RELATED TOPICS
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Asthma And The Drugs Used In Its Treatment Increases The Rupture Risk Of AAAs
  Presenter(s):Jes S. Lindholt, MD  
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2:06 PM - 2:11 PM What Are The Risk Factors For AAA Expansion And Rupture: Do Statins Help
  Presenter(s):Janet T. Powell, MD, PhD  
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2:12 PM - 2:17 PM Which Patients With RAAAs Benefit The Most From EVAR: Tips And Tricks For Doing It Well
  Presenter(s):Manish Mehta, MD, MPH  
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2:18 PM - 2:23 PM Acute Renal Failure Is More Common After Open Repair For RAAAs Than After EVAR
  Presenter(s):Jonathan R. Boyle, MD, FRCS  
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2:24 PM - 2:29 PM Nellix Endografts Can Be Used Effectively To Treat RAAAs: Tips, Tricks, Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Michel M.P. Reijnen, MD, PhD  
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2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Emergency EVAR Should Be The New And Best Standard Of Care For RAAAs: Why
  Presenter(s):Hans-Henning Eckstein, MD, PhD  
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2:36 PM - 2:41 PM Open Repair Of RAAAs Is A Bad Option And Here Is Why
  Presenter(s):Sherif Sultan, MD, FRCS, EBQS-VASC  
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TAAA RELATED TOPICS
2:42 PM - 2:47 PM A New Preloaded Wire System To Simplify TAAA Branched Endograft Repairs
  Presenter(s):Timothy A. Resch, MD, PhD  
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2:48 PM - 2:53 PM What Is The Role Of Open Surgery For TAAAs And Thoracic Aneurysms In 2015 And Beyond
  Presenter(s):Michael J. Jacobs, MD  
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2:54 PM - 3:00 PM Panel Discussion
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 52
 
SESSION 53 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 53: VASCULAR ROBOTICS AND GUIDANCE SYSTEMS
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3:10 PM - 3:15 PM Progress In The Hansen Magellan Robot Technology For Catheter/Sheath Guidance: Results And How It Improves Procedural Success And Safety To The Patient And Operator
  Presenter(s):Nicholas J.W. Cheshire, MD  
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3:16 PM - 3:21 PM The Magellan Robot System Is Valuable For FEVAR, Carotid And Embolization Procedures
  Presenter(s):Miss Celia Riga, BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS / Colin D. Bicknell, MD, FRCS  
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3:22 PM - 3:27 PM Benefits From The Magellan Robotic Navigation With 3D Imaging: It Really Helps With Complex Endovascular Procedures
  Presenter(s):Alan B. Lumsden, MD, FACS  
3:28 PM - 3:33 PM Lessons Learned From The Magellan Robot Catheter/Sheath Guidance System: Advantages And Limitation: When Is It Valuable And When Is It Essential
  Presenter(s):Barry T. Katzen, MD  
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3:34 PM - 3:39 PM What The ROVER Registry Tells Us About The Magellan Robot System And How It Has Facilitated Endo Procedures That Have Failed Standard Manual Attempts
  Presenter(s):Jean Bismuth, MD  
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3:40 PM - 3:45 PM How The Magellan Robotic System Helps In A Vascular Practice: And How It Improves Results And Efficiency
  Presenter(s):Joseph J. Ricotta II, MD, MS  
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3:46 PM - 3:51 PM The Magellan Robotic System Has Distinct Advantages In Performing Difficult Embolization Procedures: What Are They
  Presenter(s):Patrick E. Muck, MD, FACS  
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3:52 PM - 3:57 PM Robotic Aortic Surgery May Be A Failed Experiment But Robotically Directed Catheters Have A Bright Future In Vascular Surgery: Why
  Presenter(s):Hans M.E. Coveliers, MD, MBA  
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3:58 PM - 4:03 PM Duplex Guidance For Endovascular Interventions In Patients With Renal Insufficiency: Tips And Tricks To Make It Work
  Presenter(s):Natalie A. Marks, MD, RPVI, RVT / Enrico Ascher, MD / Anil P. Hingorani, MD  
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4:04 PM - 4:10 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 53
 
SESSION 54 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 54: MORE CONTROVERSIES, UPDATES AND NEW CONCEPTS – FENESTRATION IN TBADs; EVAS FOR EVAR; PRE-EVAR EMBOLIZATION; TRAINING TRAUMA SURGEONS, ETC.
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FENESTRATION IN TBAD
4:10 PM - 4:15 PM A New Concept For Treating TBAD After TEVAR By Extensive Fenestration To Equalize True And False Lumen Pressures: And A special New Instrument To Do It Endovascularly: Theory, Technique, Results
  Presenter(s):Juan C. Parodi, MD / Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD  
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4:16 PM - 4:21 PM Role Of Fenestration For TBAD In The TEVAR Era: Management Of TBAD Patients Is Not Simple: Fenestration Is An Important Option For Some Patients: When And How To Do It
  Presenter(s):David M. Williams, MD  
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4:22 PM - 4:27 PM Cheese Wire Technique To Eliminate An Aortic Dissection Flap In Chronic TBAD Patient: When Needed; Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Ronald L. Dalman, MD  
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4:28 PM - 4:33 PM An Endovascular Flap Cutting Device To Fenestrate Chronic TBADs: When Is It Needed
  Presenter(s):Jean-Marc Alsac, MD, PhD  
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4:34 PM - 4:39 PM Possible Long-Term Disadvantages Of A Suprarenal Bare Stent With AAA EVAR Endografts
  Presenter(s):Claude Mialhe, MD  
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4:40 PM - 4:45 PM DEBATE: EVAS (Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing) With The Nellix Device Is A Game Changer For Endo AAA Repair
  Presenter(s):Matt M. Thompson, MD  
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4:46 PM - 4:51 PM DEBATE: EVAS With The Nellix Device Is Not A Game Changer For Endo AAA Repair
  Presenter(s):Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
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4:52 PM - 4:58 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Michel Makaroun, MD / John B. Chang, MD   
4:59 PM - 5:04 PM Clinical Significance In Macrophage Types And Changes In Macrophage Types With Vascular Disease
  Presenter(s):John P. Fletcher, MD  
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5:05 PM - 5:10 PM New Approach To Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: Transthoracic Ligament Release And Mesenteric Revascularization: When Should It Be Done (Diagnosis), Technique And Results
  Presenter(s):Enrique Criado, MD, FACS  
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VALUE OF PRE-EVAR BRANCH EMBOLIZATION
5:11 PM - 5:16 PM DEBATE: AAA Branch (Lumbar And IMA) Before EVAR Is Seldom Worth The Effort And Has Downsides
  Presenter(s):Richard G. McWilliams, FRCR, EBIR  
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5:17 PM - 5:22 PM DEBATE: Branch Coil Embolization During EVAR Is Worthwhile And Decreases Type 2 Endoleaks: When Should It Be Done
  Presenter(s):Dominique Fabre, MD  
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5:23 PM - 5:28 PM AAA Branch Embolization Before EVAR: Does It Have Value And When Should It Be Done
  Presenter(s):Franco Grego, MD  
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TRAINING TRAUMA SURGEONS
5:29 PM - 5:34 PM DEBATE: Why Trauma Surgeons Should Be Trained In Vascular And Endovascular Techniques
  Presenter(s):Charles J. Fox, MD, FACS  
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5:35 PM - 5:40 PM DEBATE: Nonsense: We Don’t Train Trauma Surgeons To Do Procedures For Head Trauma And Should Not Train Them To Do Vascular And Endovascular Procedures
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Adelman, MD  
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5:41 PM - 5:46 PM I Have Changed My Mind: Chimney Grafts And Other Parallel Grafts Have A Role In The Era Of Fenestrated And Branched Endografts: What Is This Role
  Presenter(s):Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
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5:47 PM - 5:55 PM Panel Discussion

End of Program G

END OF SESSION 54
 
SESSION 55 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 55: NEW OR IMPROVED DEVICES FOR EVAR AND JUXTARENAL AAA REPAIR (4 1/2-MINUTE TALKS
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6:45 AM - 6:50 AM Aorfix Endograft With The New IntelliFlex Delivery System For EVAR: Technique And Advantages
  Presenter(s):Andrew Holden, MBChB  
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6:50 AM - 6:55 AM Aorfix Endograft For EVAR: Interim Results Of The ARCHYTAS Post Market Registry Experience With On-Label And Off-Label Use Of The Graft With Unfavorable Anatomy
  Presenter(s):Vicente Riambau, MD, PhD  
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6:55 AM - 7:00 AM Aorfix Endograft For EVAR: 3-Year Results Of PYTHAGORAS Pivotal PMA Trial In Standard And Angulated Neck AAAs
  Presenter(s):Mark F. Fillinger, MD  
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7:00 AM - 7:05 AM Gore C3 Excluder Endograft With C3 Delivery System Which Allows Graft Repositioning: Advantages And Experience In >200 AAA Patients
  Presenter(s):Athanasios Katsargyris, MD / Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD  
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7:05 AM - 7:10 AM Gore Excluder Endograft For EVAR: 10-Year Experience Demonstrates Endograft Durability
  Presenter(s):Giovanni Pratesi, MD  
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7:10 AM - 7:15 AM Gore Conformable CEXC Excluder Endograft For EVAR: The Angle Of The Proximal Graft Body Can Be Actively Changed To Conform To AAA Neck Angulation: How Does It Work And Early Results
  Presenter(s):Marc R.H.M. van Sambeek, MD, PhD / Dittmar Boeckler, MD / Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD  
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7:15 AM - 7:20 AM Cordis Incraft Endograft For EVAR 4-Year Experience: Advantages And European Trial Results
  Presenter(s):Giovanni Torsello, MD  
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7:20 AM - 7:31 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): ShenMing Wang, MD, PhD / James F. McKinsey, MD  
7:31 AM - 7:36 AM Fenestrated Anaconda Endograft (Vascutek) For Juxtarenal AAA Repairs And Type 1A Endoleaks: Advantages And European Multicenter Results To Date
  Presenter(s):Donald B. Reid, MD / Clark J. Zeebregts, MD, PhD / Afshin Assadian, MD  
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7:36 AM - 7:41 AM Anaconda ONE-LOK Endograft (Vascutek) For EVAR: Technical Advantages And 1 Year US Results
  Presenter(s):Christopher J. Kwolek, MD  
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7:41 AM - 7:46 AM Newly Modified Medtronic Endurant (EVO) Endograft: Initial Clinical Experience And Advantages
  Presenter(s):Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., MD  
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7:46 AM - 7:51 AM Ovation Endograft From TriVascular For EVAR: Advantages And Tips And Tricks For Use
  Presenter(s):David J. Minion, MD  
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7:51 AM - 7:56 AM Ovation Endograft From TriVascular: The Real World European Experience And Advantages
  Presenter(s):Patrick Peeters, MD  
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7:56 AM - 8:01 AM Ovation Prime Endograft From TriVascular: Midterm Results And Advantages
  Presenter(s):Carlo Setacci, MD / Francesco Setacci, MD  
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8:01 AM - 8:12 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 55
 
SESSION 56 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 56: MORE NEW OR IMPROVED DEVICES FOR EVAR
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8:12 AM - 8:17 AM Aorfix Endograft Can Be Effective In Badly Angled AAA Necks: Tips And Tricks To Make It Work And When It Will Not
  Presenter(s):Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS  
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8:18 AM - 8:23 AM Treovance Endograft (Bolton Medical) For EVAR: Experience To Date And Advantages
  Presenter(s):Matthew J. Eagleton, MD  
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8:24 AM - 8:29 AM New Cook Zenith Alpha Endograft System For EVAR: Why It Is Better
  Presenter(s):Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD  
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8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Nellix Endograft System From Endologix For Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS): Clinical Experience To Date: Type 1A Endoleaks Can Occur And Can Cause Rupture But They Can Be Detected And Fixed: How To Do So
  Presenter(s):Dittmar Boeckler, MD  
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8:36 AM - 8:41 AM Nellix Endograft System For EVAS: Key Points From The Global Registry And How To Prevent, Diagnose And Treat Type IA Endoleaks
  Presenter(s):Andrew Holden, MBChB / Jean-Paul de Vries, MD, PhD  
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8:42 AM - 8:47 AM Nellix Endograft System For EVAS: What Are The Anatomic Restrictions: Can Chimney Grafts Be Used With It: How To Detect And Fix Gutter Endoleaks
  Presenter(s):Ian Loftus, MD  
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8:48 AM - 8:53 AM In Vitro Model Shows That Sac And Gutter Sealing Is Achieved With Chimney Graft And The Nellix Device If Certain Conditions Are Fulfilled
  Presenter(s):Jan D. Blankensteijn, MD  
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8:54 AM - 8:59 AM How The Nellix Device Can Be Used To Treat AAAs With Iliac Aneurysms: Tips And Tricks
  Presenter(s):Dainis K. Krievins, MD  
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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Gore Excluder Iliac Branched Endograft Device For Hypogastric Revascularization: The Initial European Experience: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Michel M.P. Reijnen, MD, PhD  
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9:06 AM - 9:11 AM 1-Year US Results Of Gore Iliac Branched Endograft: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Darren B. Schneider, MD  
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9:12 AM - 9:17 AM Cook Iliac Branched Device For Hypogastric Revascularization: Advantages And Long-Term Durability: Failure Rates And Contraindications
  Presenter(s):Fabio Verzini, MD, PhD  
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9:18 AM - 9:25 AM Panel Discussion
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM Break - Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 56
 
SESSION 57 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 57: NEW OR IMPROVED DEVICES FOR TEVAR OR BRANCHED EVAR FOR TAAAs
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9:40 AM - 9:45 AM The Bolton Ascending Aortic Endovascular Endograft Device: Technical Aspects, Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Carlos E. Donayre, MD / Rodney A. White, MD  
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9:46 AM - 9:51 AM Bolton Relay Endograft System For TEVAR: Technical Description, Unique Advantages And Clinical Experience To Date
  Presenter(s):Vicente Riambau, MD, PhD  
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9:52 AM - 9:57 AM Bolton Aortic Arch Endograft Device: Technical Description, Advantages And Clinical Results
  Presenter(s):W. Anthony Lee, MD  
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9:58 AM - 10:03 AM Proximal Scalloped Endografts (Bolton) For TEVAR To Maintain Left Subclavian Flow: Advantages, Limitations And Midterm Results
  Presenter(s):Michael P. Jenkins, MBBS, BSc, MS, FRCS, FEBVS  
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10:04 AM - 10:09 AM Advantages Of The Bolton Relay TEVAR Device With A Proximal Scallop: Can It Serve As An Off-The-Shelf Device
  Presenter(s):Jean-Marc Alsac, MD, PhD  
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10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Gore Conformable TAG (CTAG) Device For TEVAR: 2-Year Multicenter Trial Results
  Presenter(s):William D. Jordan, Jr., MD  
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10:16 AM - 10:21 AM Value Of Hybrid Repairs Of Aortic Arch Lesions With And Without The Gore Hybrid Graft: Its Advantages
  Presenter(s):Grayson H. Wheatley, MD  
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10:22 AM - 10:27 AM Cook Zenith Low Profile Alpha Endograft System For TEVAR: Advantages And Clinical Results
  Presenter(s):Germano Melissano, MD  
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10:28 AM - 10:33 AM Cook Zenith Alpha Endograft Device For TEVAR: Advantages And Clinical Experience
  Presenter(s):Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD, FRCS  
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10:34 AM - 10:39 AM Cook T-Branch Off-The-Shelf Branched Endograft System For TAAAs: Extending Its Applicability
  Presenter(s):Marcelo Ferreira, MD  
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10:40 AM - 10:49 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 57
 
SESSION 58 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 58: NEW THORACIC AORTIC AND TAAA DEVICES
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10:50 AM - 10:55 AM Are New Endograft Devices For TEVAR Solving The Problems That Occurred With The Older Systems: What Does The Future Hold
  Presenter(s):Clifford J. Buckley, MD  
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10:56 AM - 11:01 AM The Value And Limitations Of The New Lower Profile Devices For TEVAR
  Presenter(s):Giovanni Torsello, MD  
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11:02 AM - 11:07 AM A New Simplified Endovascular Graft For TAAAs: It Needs Only A Single Measurement: Neck Diameter For Planning And Graft Selection
  Presenter(s):Juan C. Parodi, MD  
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11:08 AM - 11:13 AM Update On The Zenith TX2-LP Endograft System For Treatment Of Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injuries: Advantages, Limitations And Results
  Presenter(s):Benjamin W. Starnes, MD  
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11:14 AM - 11:19 AM For Treating Ischemic Complications Of TBADs, The Petticoat Concept Using A Proximal Bolton Relay Or E-Vita (Jotec) TEVAR And Distal Jotec E-XL Bare Stent Is Valuable But 50% Of Patients Also Require Aortic Branch Stents: Clinical Results
  Presenter(s):Burkhart Zipfel, MD, PhD  
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LEFT SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY REVASCULARIZATION
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM Laser In Situ Fenestration Is The Best Way To Preserve LSA Flow When Its Origin Must Be Covered: Techniques, Limitations And Midterm Results
  Presenter(s):Jean M. Panneton, MD  
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BRANCHED TEVAR
11:26 AM - 11:31 AM The Medtronic Branched TEVAR Endograft – The Valiant Mona LSA System: Technique, Advantages And Results
  Presenter(s):Frank R. Arko, MD / Eric E. Roselli, MD  
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11:32 AM - 11:37 AM Gore Branched Endograft For Treating Arch Lesions: Technique, Early Results With The LSA And Future Potential For Treating Other Arch Branches
  Presenter(s):Michael D. Dake, MD  
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11:38 AM - 11:43 AM Will The Benefits Of LSA Branched TEVAR Devices Justify The Costs
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM  
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11:44 AM - 11:49 AM New Developments In In Situ Fenestration: How Can It Be Made To Work In Complex Aortic And Arch Endografting
  Presenter(s):Bj๕rn Sonesson, MD, PhD  
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11:50 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 58
 
SESSION 59 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 59: NEW DEVICES FOR TREATMENT OF LOWER EXTREMITY DISEASE
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PROSTHETIC ARTERIAL GRAFTS
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM 1-Year Results Of The FINAST RCT Comparing The Fusion Bioline Heparin Coated Prosthetic Graft vs. A Standard PTFE Graft For Femoropopliteal Bypasses: The Fusion Graft Had Better Patency And Less Suture Line Bleeding
  Presenter(s):Alan B. Lumsden, MD, FACS  
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1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Update On The Advantages Of Spiral Flow Prosthetic Grafts In Decreasing Intimal Hyperplasia After Bypasses
  Presenter(s):Sebastian E. Debus, MD, PhD / Christian A. Behrendt, MD / Hosam F. El Sayed, MD  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM Are Propaten-Bonded PTFE Arterial Fempop Grafts Cost Effective: How Well Does Their Improved Patency Persist
  Presenter(s):Jes S. Lindholt, MD  
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1:18 PM - 1:23 PM Interesting Uses For The Gore Hybrid PTFE Graft Which Combines A Covered Self-Expanding Stent At One End With A Standard Vascular Graft At The Other End: Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Edward Y. Woo, MD  
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ENDOVASCULAR INNOVATIONS
1:24 PM - 1:29 PM Present Status Of Drug Eluting Devices In Tibial Artery Endovascular Treatments
  Presenter(s):Mark G. Davies, MD  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM The Value Of DEBs In Infrapopliteal Arteries Is Promising: Why The In.Pact Deep Trial Failed To Show A Benefit And What Is Being Done To Make DEBs Work Better In Leg Arteries
  Presenter(s):Andrej Schmidt, MD  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM A New Concept For Local Drug Delivery To Arteries Using The Bullfrog Catheter Technology From Mercator
  Presenter(s):Andrej Schmidt, MD / Dierk Scheinert, MD  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Update On The Chocolate PTA Balloon: Mode Of Action, Advantages And Clinical Results
  Presenter(s):Jihad A. Mustapha, MD  
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1:48 PM - 1:53 PM Value Of Bioabsorbable Antibiotic Impregnated Beads In Treating Vascular Graft Infections
  Presenter(s):Rabih A. Chaer, MD  
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1:54 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 59
 
SESSION 60 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 60: NEW STENT AND STENT-GRAFT DEVICES AND CONCEPTS
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BIODEGRADABLE STENTS
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM The ABSORB III Trial Results: The Pivotal US Approval Randomized Trial Of Bioabsorbable Scaffolds vs. Metallic Drug-Eluting Stents In Coronary Artery Disease
  Presenter(s):Gregg W. Stone, MD  
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2:06 PM - 2:11 PM How Well Do Biodegradable Stents Work In The Coronary Arteries: Where Are They Going In Other Arteries – Especially Smaller Ones
  Presenter(s):Ron Waksman, MD  
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2:12 PM - 2:17 PM 1-Year Experience With Drug Eluting (Everolimus) Bioabsorbable Stents (ABSORB BVS From Abbott) In The BTK Arteries Including The Tibials
  Presenter(s):Ramon L. Varcoe, MD  
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2:18 PM - 2:23 PM The ESPRIT Bioabsorbable DES In The SFA: 2-Year Results Are Promising
  Presenter(s):Johannes Lammer, MD  
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2:24 PM - 2:29 PM Rethinking Stent Designs And Techniques For Use In The SFA: What Does The Future Hold
  Presenter(s):Brian G. DeRubertis, MD  
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2:30 PM - 2:42 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Giancarlo Biamino, MD, PhD / Firas F. Mussa, MD  
2:43 PM - 2:48 PM New Nitinol Stents (Like SMART CONTROL From Cordis) In The SFA: Are They Better Than The Old Ones For Patency And Effectiveness – Especially For More Complex Lesions
  Presenter(s):Daniel G. Clair, MD  
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2:49 PM - 2:54 PM Pulsar Nitinol Stent In Combination With Other Adjunctive Techniques (DEBs, Scoring Balloons, Debulking Devices): 12-Month Results Of The BIOFLEX Registry Are Promising
  Presenter(s):Michael K.W. Lichtenberg, MD  
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2:55 PM - 3:00 PM >1 Year Experience With The Unique Two Component Gore Tigris Stent In The SFA And Popliteal Artery: What Are Its Unique Advantages And Limitations
  Presenter(s):Andrej Schmidt, MD  
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3:01 PM - 3:06 PM Self-Expanding Thin Strut Nitinol Stents (Pulsar) Plus DEBs: 2-Year Results From The DEBAS Trial Are Promising
  Presenter(s):B. Patrice Mwipatayi, FRACS  
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3:07 PM - 3:12 PM A Long Self-Expanding Bare Metal Stent (EverFlex From Covidien) Can Be Effective In Treating Complex Fempop Lesions: 3-Year Results From The DURABILITY II Trial
  Presenter(s):Jon S. Matsumura, MD / Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD  
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3:13 PM - 3:18 PM Silent Infection Of Endografts: How Can It Be Detected And What Is Its Significance
  Presenter(s):Werner Lang, MD  
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3:19 PM - 3:26 PM Panel Discussion
3:26 PM - 3:40 PM Break - Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 60
 
SESSION 61 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 61: PREVENTING AND TREATING MIGRATION AND ENDOLEAKS: UPDATE ON HELI-FX ENDOANCHORS
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3:40 PM - 3:45 PM How Effective Is Embolization (With Coils And Onyx) For Otherwise Untreatable Proximal Type 1 Endoleaks After EVAR: Techniques, Midterm Outcomes, Pitfalls And Patient Selection
  Presenter(s):Robert A. Morgan, MD  
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3:46 PM - 3:51 PM When Do Aptus EndoAnchors Work In EVAR And When Don’t They: Update On ANCHOR Registry: Do EndoAnchors Prevent Type 1A Endoleaks
  Presenter(s):William D. Jordan, Jr., MD  
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3:52 PM - 3:57 PM Can EndoAnchors Fix Early And Late Type 1A Endoleaks: Do They Prevent Migration
  Presenter(s):Jean-Paul de Vries, MD, PhD  
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3:58 PM - 4:03 PM Treatment Of Endograft Migration With Type 1A Endoleak With Chimney Grafts: Technical Tips And Results
  Presenter(s):Ignacio Escotto, MD  
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4:04 PM - 4:09 PM EndoAnchors Can Increase EVAR Durability: Comparison Of Matched Patients With And Without EndoAnchors
  Presenter(s):Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD  
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4:10 PM - 4:15 PM Do EndoAnchors Stop Or Delay AAA Neck Dilatation After EVAR
  Presenter(s):Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, MD  
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WITH TEVAR
4:16 PM - 4:21 PM Tips And Tricks For EndoAnchor Use During TEVAR: When Are They Indicated
  Presenter(s):Grayson H. Wheatley, MD  
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4:22 PM - 4:27 PM Technique Of EndoAnchor Placement During TEVAR: Indications And Results
  Presenter(s):Jean M. Panneton, MD  
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4:28 PM - 4:33 PM Use Of EndoAnchors To Seal Gutter Endoleaks After Parallel Grafts With TEVAR And EVAR: Technical Consideration And How To Place Them
  Presenter(s):Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, FACC  
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4:34 PM - 4:39 PM Value Of EndoAnchors In Complex TEVARs And F/B EVARs: Indications And Technical Tips
  Presenter(s):Piotr M. Kasprzak, MD  
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4:40 PM - 4:47 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 61
 
SESSION 62 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 62: NEW DEVICES AND CONCEPTS FOR EMBOLIZATION, THROMBECTOMY AND THROMBOLYSIS
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4:48 PM - 4:53 PM POD Coils From Penumbra: A New Better Coil Embolization Device Which Fixes Coils To Vessel Wall And Permits Tighter Packing: Technical Aspects And Clinical Experience
  Presenter(s):Frank R. Arko, MD  
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4:54 PM - 4:59 PM Clinical Experience With PODCOIL Embolization In The ACE Multicenter Study
  Presenter(s):Claudio J. Schonholz, MD  
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CATHETER THROMBECTOMY AND THROMBOLYSIS (SEE ALSO SESSION 29)
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM Indigo Catheter Thrombectomy System From Penumbra: A Novel Endovascular Way To Remove Clot From Medium-Sized And Small Arteries: What Makes It Different And Better And Multicenter Clinical Results From The PRISM Trial
  Presenter(s):James F. Benenati, MD  
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5:06 PM - 5:11 PM Advantages Of The Indigo Thrombectomy Device For Treating ALI: How Does It Work And Why Does It Get Fresh And Old Clot Out More Effectively Than Other Systems
  Presenter(s):Patrick E. Muck, MD, FACS  
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5:12 PM - 5:17 PM The Indigo Thrombectomy System Reduces The Need For Thrombolytics And Decreases The Risk And Cost Of Treatment For ALI
  Presenter(s):Frank R. Arko, MD  
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5:18 PM - 5:23 PM When Thrombosis Complicates Retrograde Access For Complex Lower Extremity Interventions, Intra-Thrombus Bolus ReoPro And Catheter Aspiration Can Be Helpful: Technical Tips And Tricks
  Presenter(s):Thomas O. McNamara, MD  
5:24 PM - 5:29 PM How To Decrease Bleeding Associated With Catheter Directed Thrombolysis And Improve Clot Lysis And Safety With A Microbubble Technique: Technical Aspects And Results
  Presenter(s):Kak Khee Yeung, MD, PhD  
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5:30 PM - 5:35 PM There Is No Advantage To Giving Heparin With Intra-arterial Thrombolysis: How To Prevent Clot Formation On Catheters And Sheaths
  Presenter(s):Martin Bjorck, MD, PhD  
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5:36 PM - 5:44 PM Panel Discussion

End of Program H

END OF SESSION 62
 
SESSION 63 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 63: VENOUS CLINICAL EXAMINATION AND HEMODYNAMICS
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7:30 AM - 7:31 AM Introduction To Veins At VEITH
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS  
7:31 AM - 7:36 AM Establishing The Treatment Plan With CEAP & VCSS
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS  
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7:37 AM - 7:42 AM Outcome Assessment Of CVD
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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7:43 AM - 7:48 AM Identifying Reflux Pathways With Duplex Ultrasound Mapping
  Presenter(s):Neil M. Khilnani, MD  
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7:49 AM - 7:54 AM Symptoms Of Chronic Venous Disease: Definition And Significance
  Presenter(s):Raghu Kolluri, MD  
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7:55 AM - 8:00 AM Veins: Beginning Or End Of Circulation: Differences In Physiology And Pathology
  Presenter(s):Seshadri Raju, MD  
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8:01 AM - 8:06 AM Air Plethysmography For Beginners
  Presenter(s):Andrew N. Nicolaides, MS, FRCS  
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8:07 AM - 8:12 AM Hemodynamic Approach On Superficial Venous Reflux (ASVAL): Does It Work
  Presenter(s):Sylvain Chastanet, MD  
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8:13 AM - 8:18 AM Hemodynamic Approach On Superficial Venous Reflux (CHIVA): Does It Work
  Presenter(s):Paolo Zamboni, MD  
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8:19 AM - 8:24 AM A New Look At Venous Hemodynamics: Measuring Reflux And Venous Outflow Obstruction
  Presenter(s):Andrew N. Nicolaides, MS, FRCS  
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8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 63
 
SESSION 64 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 64: VENOUS IMAGING TECHNIQUES
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8:31 AM - 8:36 AM Duplex Mapping: Tweaking The Buttons For Image Optimization
  Presenter(s):Jan M. Sloves, RVT  
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8:37 AM - 8:42 AM How To Recognize Variants On The Venous Duplex Exam
  Presenter(s):Neil M. Khilnani, MD  
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8:43 AM - 8:48 AM Reflux Exam In The Standing Position: Why Is This Still Controversial
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
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8:49 AM - 8:54 AM The Argument Against Routine Duplex Ultrasound After Truncal Ablation: An Evidence-Based Cost-Benefit Analysis
  Presenter(s):Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD  
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8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Vein Diameter Is Not The Key For Stratifying Interventional Strategies For Superficial Venous Disease
  Presenter(s):Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, DSc, FRCS, FHEA, FEBVS, FACPh  
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9:01 AM - 9:06 AM The Use Of Wound Planimetry To Guide Decisions About Superficial And Perforator Ablations
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD  
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9:07 AM - 9:12 AM C1 Disease And Truncal Incompetence: To Ablate Or Not To Ablate
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS  
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9:13 AM - 9:18 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 64
 
SESSION 65 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 65: SUPERFICIAL VEIN TREATMENT STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES
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9:19 AM - 9:24 AM Staged Phlebectomy: Why
  Presenter(s):Jean Luc Gerard, MD  
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9:25 AM - 9:30 AM Concomitant Treatment Of Truncal Reflux And Varicosed Tributaries Is The Gold Standard
  Presenter(s):Alun H. Davies, MA, DM, DSc, FRCS, FHEA, FEBVS, FACPh  
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9:31 AM - 9:36 AM Lessons Learned: RF Ablation
  Presenter(s):Mark S. Whiteley, MS, FRCS  
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9:37 AM - 9:42 AM Lessons Learned: Laser Ablation
  Presenter(s):Jean Luc Gerard, MD  
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9:43 AM - 9:48 AM Lessons Learned: MOCA Ablation
  Presenter(s):Steve Elias, MD  
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9:49 AM - 9:54 AM Step By Step: Cyanoacrylate Embolic Adhesive
  Presenter(s):Ian J. Franklin, Mr, MS, FRCS (Gen Surg)  
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9:55 AM - 10:00 AM Step By Step: Proprietary Foam
  Presenter(s):Kathleen D. Gibson, MD  
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10:01 AM - 10:06 AM Step By Step: Phlebectomy
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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10:07 AM - 10:12 AM Cyanocrylate Adhesive: More Than One Product Available: Is There A Difference
  Presenter(s):Ian J. Franklin, Mr, MS, FRCS (Gen Surg)  
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10:13 AM - 10:18 AM A Strategy For Treatment Of Complex And Extensive Venous Burden
  Presenter(s):Barrie A. Price, Mr, MD, MS, FRCS  
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10:19 AM - 10:24 AM Superficial Reflux With Obstructed Deep Veins: When And When Not To Treat
  Presenter(s):Manj S. Gohel, MD, RCS, FEBVS  
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10:25 AM - 10:30 AM Incidence, Causes, And Treatment Of Recurrent Varicose Veins Following Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  Presenter(s):Edward G. Mackay, MD  
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10:31 AM - 10:36 AM Will The 1920nm Laser Be The Best
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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10:37 AM - 10:42 AM Concomitant Truncal Venous Incompetence And Lymphedema: To Ablate Or Not To Ablate
  Presenter(s):Paul Pittaluga, MD  
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10:43 AM - 10:48 AM Reflux Extending To The Ankle: When And How To Treat
  Presenter(s):Steve Elias, MD  
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10:49 AM - 10:54 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 65
 
SESSION 66 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 66: VENOUS SOCIETAL AND GOVERNANCE
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10:55 AM - 11:00 AM 25 Years Of IAC-VL And Still No Link To Reimbursement: Should I Continue Spending Money To Re-Accredit
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
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11:01 AM - 11:06 AM IAC Vein Center: Importance And Update
  Presenter(s):Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS  
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11:07 AM - 11:12 AM How To Deal With LCDs
  Presenter(s):Harold J. Welch, MD  
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11:13 AM - 11:18 AM Medicare Policy, Payments And Pitfalls
  Presenter(s):Harold J. Welch, MD  
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11:19 AM - 11:24 AM How Should Reflux Testing Be Performed According To IAC-VL
  Presenter(s):Ellen D. Dillavou, MD  
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11:25 AM - 11:30 AM Outpatient Interventions: Are Controls Needed
  Presenter(s):Paul J. Gagne, MD, FSIR, FACR  
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11:31 AM - 11:36 AM Update On The SVS-PSO VQI Venous Registry
  Presenter(s):Jose I. Almeida, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS  
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11:37 AM - 11:42 AM What Is The Future Of Venous Reimbursement
  Presenter(s):Glenn Jacobowitz, MD  
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11:43 AM - 11:48 AM Non-Thermal Devices Are Available For Truncal Ablation: How To Implement In Practice Without Dedicated CPT Codes
  Presenter(s):Steve Elias, MD  
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11:49 AM - 11:54 AM A National Coverage Determination Policy Is Needed
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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11:55 AM - 12:00 PM Economic Forecast And Recommendations For Venous Intervention
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD  
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12:00 PM - 12:59 PM Lunch Break – 2nd Floor Promenade
Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)

END OF SESSION 66
 
SESSION 67 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 67: EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE
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1:00 PM - 1:05 PM C6 Disease: Is Superficial Surgery A Cost Benefit
  Presenter(s):Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD  
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1:06 PM - 1:11 PM C6 Disease: When To Ablate A Refluxing Saphenous Vein
  Presenter(s):Brajesh K. Lal, MD  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM C5 Or C6 With Arterial Claudication: Which Comes First
  Presenter(s):Marc A. Passman, MD  
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1:18 PM - 1:23 PM C6: Treat Central Venous Occlusion First
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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1:24 PM - 1:29 PM Perforator Ablation For C3 Or C4
  Presenter(s):John Blebea, MD, MBA  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Is Accessory Saphenous Vein Ablation Experimental
  Presenter(s):Elna M. Masuda, MD  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM Is C2 Disease Progressive
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Why Graduated Compression Is An Insurance Requirement
  Presenter(s):Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD  
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1:48 PM - 1:53 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 67
 
SESSION 68 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 68: MORE USEFUL SUPERFICAL VEIN INFORMATION
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1:54 PM - 1:59 PM Is The Saphenous Vein Sacred
  Presenter(s):Paul Pittaluga, MD  
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2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Sclerotherapy Pearls
  Presenter(s):Neil M. Khilnani, MD  
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2:06 PM - 2:11 PM Should You Use Foam For Telangiectasia Or Reticular Veins: Where Is The Evidence
  Presenter(s):Ellen D. Dillavou, MD  
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2:12 PM - 2:17 PM Neurological Complications Of Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  Presenter(s):Edward G. Mackay, MD  
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2:18 PM - 2:23 PM Why Not Use Homemade Foam For The GSV
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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2:24 PM - 2:29 PM Laser Or Ohmic Devices For Telangiectasia: When And Why
  Presenter(s):Ian J. Franklin, Mr, MS, FRCS (Gen Surg)  
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2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis: To Treat Or Not To Treat
  Presenter(s):Dawn M. Coleman, MD  
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2:36 PM - 2:41 PM SVT In The Pregnant Patient
  Presenter(s):Joann Lohr, MD  
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2:42 PM - 2:47 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 68
 
SESSION 69 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 69: SUPERFICIAL VENOUS ABLATION, COMPRESSION AND RESEARCH
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2:48 PM - 2:53 PM How To Properly Design And Interpret Clinical Trials
  Presenter(s):Thomas W. Wakefield, MD  
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2:54 PM - 2:59 PM Thermal Ablation On Anticoagulated Patients: Is It Safe And Effective
  Presenter(s):Glenn Jacobowitz, MD  
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3:00 PM - 3:05 PM VeClose Randomized Clinical Trial: 12-Month Follow-Up Results - VenaSeal vs. RFT (ClosureFast)
  Presenter(s):Kathleen D. Gibson, MD  
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3:06 PM - 3:12 PM Complete Varicose Vein Surgery Improves VCSS: Advantages Of Ablation Plus Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP)
  Presenter(s):Thomas W. Wakefield, MD  
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3:13 PM - 3:18 PM Biological Differences And Similarities Between 147nm And 1920nm On The Vein Wall: Using Immunocytochemistry
  Presenter(s):Mark S. Whiteley, MS, FRCS  
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3:19 PM - 3:24 PM Varithena: Summary Phase 3 Trials
  Presenter(s):Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh  
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3:25 PM - 3:30 PM The SECURE Trial: Update On Perforator Ablation
  Presenter(s):Mark A. Adelman, MD  
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3:31 PM - 3:36 PM Endovenous Thermal Ablation RCTs: Do We Know Enough
  Presenter(s):Peter Gloviczki, MD  
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3:37 PM - 3:42 PM Can Real World Experience Contradict RCTs (e.g., ESCHAR Trial)
  Presenter(s):Alfred M. Obermayer, MD  
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3:43 PM - 3:48 PM Shocking: All Companies' Graduated Compression Measurements Are Not The Same
  Presenter(s):John Blebea, MD, MBA  
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3:49 PM - 3:54 PM What To Do When Stockings Fail To Control Swelling
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
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3:55 PM - 4:00 PM What Does Compression Add To Thermal Ablation
  Presenter(s):Todd Berland, MD  
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4:01 PM - 4:06 PM What Is Short-Stretch Compression And Why Is That Important For Vascular Surgeons
  Presenter(s):Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD  
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4:07 PM - 4:12 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 69
 
SESSION 70 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 70: VENOUS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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4:13 PM - 4:18 PM Five Things Your Office Manager Should Be Doing
  Presenter(s):Barrie A. Price, Mr, MD, MS, FRCS  
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4:19 PM - 4:24 PM Venous EMR Trials And Tribulations
  Presenter(s):Edward G. Mackay, MD  
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4:25 PM - 4:30 PM Marketing Your Vein Practice
  Presenter(s):Mark S. Whiteley, MS, FRCS  
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4:31 PM - 4:36 PM Optimizing Patient Throughput And Increasing Patient Satisfaction: Lean Six Sigma
  Presenter(s):Christopher M. Banoub, MPA  
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4:37 PM - 4:42 PM Practice Building Tips For Venous Specialists
  Presenter(s):Edward G. Mackay, MD  
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4:43 PM - 4:48 PM How To Get Vascular Surgeons Engaged In Venous Disease
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD  
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4:49 PM - 5:00 PM Panel Discussion

End of Program I

END OF SESSION 70
 
SESSION 71 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 71: THE OPENING OF A NEW ERA: STROKE TRIALS AND EVIDENCE
Moderators:TBD / TBD  
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8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Introduction
 
8:06 AM - 8:16 AM Stroke Demographics And Epidemiology
 
8:17 AM - 8:27 AM Recent Negative NEJM Trials: What Did We Learn
 
8:28 AM - 8:38 AM MR CLEAN
 
8:39 AM - 8:49 AM ESCAPE
 
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM SWIFT PRIME
 
9:01 AM - 9:11 AM Innovative Endovascular Therapy: From Trials To Practice
 
9:12 AM - 9:22 AM REVASCAT
 
9:23 AM - 9:33 AM THERAPY
 
9:34 AM - 9:44 AM Evidence Shared By Trials
 
9:45 AM - 9:55 AM Important Differences In Trials
 
9:56 AM - 10:05 AM Panel Discussion
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM Break – Visit Exhibits And Pavilions (2nd and 3rd Floors)
END OF SESSION 71
 
SESSION 72 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 72: TRIAGE STRATEGIES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED
Moderators:TBD / TBD  
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10:26 AM - 10:36 AM Prior To The ER And Transport Issues
 
10:37 AM - 10:47 AM Emergency Room Issues And Solutions
 
10:48 AM - 10:58 AM Telestroke Implementation And Problems
 
10:59 AM - 11:09 AM Data: We Should Require Documenting Time Points: AKA Cardiology
 
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM DEBATE: Cardiologists Can Do This: Why I Agree
  Presenter(s):L. Nelson Hopkins, MD  
11:21 AM - 11:31 AM DEBATE: Interventional Neuro Specialists Are Plentiful And The Appropriate Standard Of Care
 
11:32 AM - 11:42 AM Stroke Care Organization: Rural vs. City
 
11:43 AM - 11:53 AM Wake Up Strokes: Do We Have Any Data Or Not
 
11:54 AM - 12:04 PM Panel Discussion
LUNCHEON PROGRAM: NEW FRONTIERS IN BRAIN HEMORRHAGE EVACUATION
Moderator(s): TBD / TBD  
12:05 PM - 12:17 PM The Rationale For Minimally Invasive Surgery For The Evacuation Of Intracranial Hemorrhage
 
12:18 PM - 12:30 PM Minimally Invasive Access Surgery For Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Early Results And Future Directions
 
12:31 PM - 12:43 PM Minimally Invasive Surgery With Apollo: Experience To Date And Next Steps
 
12:44 PM - 12:59 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 72
 
SESSION 73 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 73: LUNCHEON PROGRAM: NEW FRONTIERS IN BRAIN HEMORRHAGE EVACUATION
Moderators:TBD
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12:05 PM - 1:00 PM Please see the bottom of Session 72 for the Multidisciplinary Acute Stroke Management at AIMsymposium Luncheon Program.
END OF SESSION 73
 
SESSION 74 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 74: PATIENT SELECTION AND STATE-OF-THE-ART IMAGING
Moderators:TBD / TBD  
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1:00 PM - 1:10 PM Basics Of Imaging For Stroke And The Latest Tools
 
1:11 PM - 1:21 PM Clinical Triage Basics
 
1:22 PM - 1:33 PM CT/CTA Is The Standard And All I Need
 
1:33 PM - 1:43 PM Perfusion Is A Necessity For Best Practice And I Can Prove It
 
1:44 PM - 1:54 PM Size Of The Core And The Physiology Of Progression: My Pearls
 
1:55 PM - 2:05 PM Collateral Imaging At Its Best
 
END OF SESSION 74
 
SESSION 75 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 75: HEMORRHAGIC STROKE
Moderators:TBD / TBD  
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2:06 PM - 2:16 PM Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage: When To Decompress
 
2:17 PM - 2:27 PM Imaging Of Parenchymal Clots: Signs That Make You Worry
 
2:28 PM - 2:38 PM Aneurysm Therapy: Is There A Science Behind Which Aneurysms Will Grow And Rupture
 
2:39 PM - 2:49 PM Small Aneurysms: Coil Or Stent – Theory And Logic Behind My Decisions
  Presenter(s):Philip M. Meyers, MD  
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Wide Neck Aneurysms: New Devices And Strategies
 
3:01 PM - 3:11 PM Flow Diversion: Next Generation Ideas
 
3:12 PM - 3:22 PM Managing Complications Of Aneurysm Therapy
 
3:23 PM - 3:33 PM AVM Treatment Options And Why
 
3:34 PM - 3:44 PM Dural Fistula: Venous Approaches
  Presenter(s):Guilherme Dabus, MD  
3:45 PM - 3:55 PM Dural Sinus Stenosis: When And Why I Treat
 
3:56 PM - 4:06 PM Direct Radial, Carotid And Venous Access
 
END OF SESSION 75
 
SESSION 76 SCHEDULE
Thursday
SESSION 76: LATEST SCIENCE, LITERATURE AND NEWEST DEVICES
Moderators:TBD / TBD  
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4:07 PM - 4:17 PM Suction Thrombectomy: Lessons Learned
 
4:18 PM - 4:28 PM Stent Retrievers Are The Standard Of Care: The Evidence
 
4:29 PM - 4:39 PM Treating Stroke After The Time Window Closes: Physiology And Practical Issues
  Presenter(s):Colin P. Derdeyn, MD  
4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Posterior Circulation Ischemia: Is There A Role For Thrombectomy
 
4:51 PM - 5:01 PM Posterior Circulation Stroke: Strategies
 
5:02 PM - 5:12 PM Economics Of Stroke Therapy
 
5:13 PM - 5:23 PM Comprehensive Stroke Centers: Is It Going To Be Required For Treatment
 
5:24 PM - 5:30 PM Panel Discussion
End of Program J

END OF SESSION 76