Western New York Vascular Society Annual Symposium

Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14225.

Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14225

Published February 8, 2020

The 2020 Western New York Vascular Society Annual Symposium will be held at the Millennium Hotel on March 7th. Registration and continental breakfast will commence at 7AM and the program will conclude at 2:30 PM. At the symposium you will hear from some outstanding speakers and have an opportunity for good discussion and collaboration. The topic of this year's symposium is, "Update on Management of Vascular Patients: What Primary Care Physicians Need to Know in 2020."

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the WNY Vascular Society. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This nursing continuing professional development activity (5.25) has been submitted to the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver of continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Certification

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Agenda

  • 7:00am - 7:55am: Registration and Breakfast
  • 7:55am: Opening Remarks

Session 1: Venous Disease

  • 8:00 - 8:12: Acute DVT - when to consider surgical intervention
  • 8:12 - 8:24: Management of post-thombotic syndrome
  • 8:24 - 8:36: Phlebolymphedema ~ new appreciation of an old problem
  • 8:36 - 8:48: Case presentations
  • 8:48 - 9:00: Q&A

Session 2: Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • 9:00 - 9:12: Who should be screened for vascular disease and what tests to order
  • 9:12 - 9:24: Optimal medical management of PAD
  • 9:24 - 9:36: Bypass versus stenting ~ which is best?
  • 9:36 - 9:48: Case presentation
  • 9:48 - 10:00: Q&A
  • 10:00 - 10:15: Break

Session 3: Carotid Disease

  • 10:15 - 10:27: Cognitive function and carotid stenosis
  • 10:27 - 10:39: Timing of carotid intervention after ischemic event
  • 10:39 - 10:51: Surveillance after carotid intervention ~ what is the significance of restenosis?
  • 10:51 - 11:03: Case presentation
  • 11:03 - 11:15: Q&A
  • 11:15 - 12:15: Lunch

Session 4: Aortic Disease

  • 12:15 - 12:27: Management of aortic ectasia ~ can growth be slowed with medical management?
  • 12:27 - 12:39: Size criteria for AAA repair ~ is there benefit to intervention below 5.5cm?
  • 12:39 - 12:51: Management of blunt thoracic aortic injury
  • 12:51 - 1:03: Case presentation
  • 1:03 - 1:15: Q&A

Session 5: Hot Topics

  • 1:15 - 1:30: Drug eluting technology for PAD ~ is there a mortality risk?
  • 1:30 - 1:45: Advanced EVAR techniques ~ what is on the horizon?
  • 1:45 - 2:00: TCAR ~ will it replace carotid endarterectomy?
  • 2:00 - 2:15: Q&A
  • 2:15: Closing remarks/adjourn

Registration

Registration is free. To register online, visit the Western New York Vascular Society website. Registration can also be completed by contacting Joanne Cozzo over the phone at 716-859-4207 or via email at jcozzo@kaleidahealth.org. Alternatively, a registration form and agenda document is provided below.