Saturday
SESSION XXV: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM REPAIR: OPEN, EVAR AND OTHER LESS INVASIVE TECHNIQUES (7-MINUTE TALKS)
SESSION XXV SCHEDULE
6:40 AM - 6:47 AM What Is The Real Current Durability Of Conventional Open AAA Repair? Is It Really Better Than That Of EVAR?
  Presenters(s): Richard P. Cambria, M.D.  
6:48 AM - 6:55 AM Open Surgery For AAA With New Techniques: Is This A Hibernating Or An Extinct Procedure?
  Presenters(s): Jeffrey L. Ballard, M.D., F.A.C.S.  
6:56 AM - 7:03 AM New Developments In Laparoscopic AAA Surgery: What Can It Do That EVAR Cannot And Vice Versa?
  Presenters(s): Olivier A. GoŽau-BrissonniŤre, M.D., Ph.D.  
7:04 AM - 7:11 AM New Instrumentation And Approaches To Make Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery Easier
  Presenters(s): Yves S. Alimi, M.D.  
7:12 AM - 7:19 AM A New Stapling Device To Simplify Laparoscopic And Open Aortic Surgery: Why Is It Better Than Others?
  Presenters(s): Ralf R. Kolvenbach, M.D.  
7:20 AM - 7:27 AM Steerable Arms With Multiple Degrees Of Freedom Of Motion To Facilitate Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery: Do We Really Need A Costly Robot?
  Presenters(s): Willem Wisselink, M.D.  
7:28 AM - 7:35 AM Long-Term (5-Year) Results With AAA Endografts: Are There Differences In Grafts And Results?
  Presenters(s): Jon S. Matsumura, M.D.  
7:36 AM - 7:45 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator(s): Enrico Ascher, M.D. /   / Gregorio A. Sicard, M.D.     
7:46 AM - 7:53 AM All Studies Relating Natural History And Behavior Of AAAs To CT Size Are Unreliable And Flawed Because Standard CT Measurements Are Inaccurate
  Presenters(s): George H. Meier III, M.D.  
7:54 AM - 8:01 AM In EVAR II Clinicians Scored The Patients Unfit For Open Repair And EVAR Did No Better Than Best Medical Management: However, EVAR Beats Open Repair In "High Risk" Patients
  Presenters(s): Roger M. Greenhalgh, M.D.  
8:02 AM - 8:09 AM EVAR II May Be Level I Evidence But It May Be Misleading And Should Not Keep Us From Performing EVAR On High Risk Patients
  Presenters(s): Peter R.F. Bell, M.D., F.R.C.S., D.S.C., K.B.E.  
8:10 AM - 8:17 AM EVAR On High Risk Patients Is Worthwhile In The US: Nationwide Procedural Mortality Statistics Show The Conclusions Of EVAR II Do Not Apply In The USA
  Presenters(s): Carlos H. Timaran, M.D.  
8:18 AM - 8:25 AM Is Fenestrated EVAR Appropriate For High Risk Patients? Might EVAR II Be Misleading For Canadian Patients?
  Presenters(s): Randy D. Moore, M.D.  
8:26 AM - 8:33 AM Limited Open Exposure Techniques To Treat Persistent Type I And II Endoleaks: How To Do Them
  Presenters(s): Martin R. Back, M.D.  
8:34 AM - 8:41 AM Four-Year Results With The Gore TAG Endograft For TAAs
  Presenters(s): Michel S. Makaroun, M.D.  
8:42 AM - 8:52 AM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION XXV