Date | October 21-22, 2023
Time | 7:50 a.m. Start
Cost | $250 (Physicians) / $100 (All Others) / Free for Vandalia Health employees and residents/fellows/medical students
Location | Greenbrier Resort - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Program overview

The world-renowned faculty of this conference will present an update on vascular/endovascular topics. This program is designed for general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional vascular radiologists, cardiologists, neurologists, internists, family practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals interested in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with vascular disease as well as the management of common vascular disorders. No prerequisites are required. The latest concepts, methodologies and techniques in the surgical and percutaneous management of patients with vascular disease will be explored through presentations and panel discussions.

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Review the basics of vascular surgery and the primary care physician and providers
  • Discuss current trends in the treatment of vascular/endovascular disease
  • Examine aortic and peripheral vascular disease and surgery
  • Discuss the current status of secondary interventions following vascular surgery
  • Discuss current women's health interventions in vascular surgery
  • Discuss avoiding and treating complications after renal ablation
  • Review and discuss adversity and success in vascular surgery
  • Examine endovascular and open treatment of acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Review and debate current carotid guidelines and the use of carotid stenting in the future
  • Discuss and debate complex vascular cases
  • Examine current vascular/endovascular surgery interventions and evidence-based practice

A panel discussion on challenging cases will end the session on Sunday. Nationally and internationally-known speakers will serve as faculty.

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DAY 1 | Saturday, October 21

7:50 - 8:00 a.m. | Welcome / Introductions / Opening Remarks

Ali F. AbuRahma, MD - Program Director | Glen Crotty, MD - President, CEO, CAMC Health System

Moderators: Gilbert Upchurch, MD | Mohammed Eslami, MD | Shadi AbuHalimah, MD

8:10 - 8:20 a.m. | Women's health interventions: UFE, pelvic congestion

Presented by Amy Deipolyi, MD

8:20 - 8:30 a.m. | Perioperative Cardiac Management of the vascular patient

Presented by Sarah Rinehart, MD

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. | Low dose Rivaroxaban and aspirin among patients with peripheral artery disease

Presented by Matthew Beasley, DO

8:40 - 8:50 a.m. | Catheter directed mechanical thrombectomy using Inari device for intermediate acute pulmonary embolism. Clinical outcomes from a single center experience

Presented by Zachary AbuRahma, DO

8:50 - 9:00 a.m. | Is renal denervation the future of hypertension treatment?

Presented by John Campbell, MD

Moderators: Ali AbuRahma, MD | Frank Veith, MD | Bruce Perler, MD

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. | Eversion carotid endarterectomy is the gold standard and cheaper and better than TCAR

Presented by Ralph Darling, MD

9:10 - 9:20 a.m. | Hybrid CEA with proximal intervention

Presented by Darrin Clouse, MD

9:20 - 9:30 a.m. | Shaking limb syndrome and carotid webs: Unusual indications for carotid intervention

Presented by Bruce Perler, MD

9:30 - 9:40 a.m. | Vascular surgeons and Paclitaxel - where do we stand?

Presented by Thomas Forbes, MD

9:40 - 9:50 a.m. | PTFE bypasses to tibial and peroneal arteries are worthwhile limb salvage procedure when other options are not feasible: an 18 year experience

Presented by Frank Veith, MD

9:50 - 10:00 a.m. | Peri-procedural duplex scan may be superior and cheaper as compared to IVUS for most lower extremity arterial cases

Presented by Enrico Ascher, MD

10:00 - 10:10 a.m. | Results of lateral femoral bypass for prosthetic arterial graft infections in the groin

Presented by Keith Calligaro, MD

10:10 - 10:20 a.m. | Vascular compression disorders in high performance athletes

Presented by Jason Lee, MD

10:20 - 10:40 a.m. | COFFEE BREAK

Moderators: Clement Darling, MD | Thomas Forbes, MD | Frank Arko, MD

10:40 - 10:50 a.m. | The great registry: What have we learned about the treatment of abdominal/thoracic aortic aneurysms now that the data is rolling out?

Presented by Gilbert Upchurch, MD

10:50 - 11:00 a.m. | Short aortic neck therapy, what are the options and what role should endoanchors have

Presented by Frank Arko, MD

11:00 - 11:10 a.m. | Technical tips for supraceliac aortic balloon control with ruptured AAAs: it's not simple

Presented by Frank Veith, MD

11:10 - 11:20 a.m. | Regionalization of aortic emergencies is cost effective and safer

Presented by Ralph Darling, MD

11:20 - 11:30 a.m. | Hybrid TAAA repair: How has the North American Complex Aortic Debranching (NACAAD) registry changed what we do?

Presented by Gilbert Upchurch, MD

11:30 - 11:40 a.m. | Tips and tricks with post market approval experience of thoracic branch endoprosthesis

Presented by Jason Lee, MD

11:40 - 11:50 a.m. | Minimizing spinal cord ischemia after Thoracic/Abdominal aortic intervention

Presented by Albert Robinson, MD

11:50 - 12:00 p.m. | The aortic arch and beyond, where are we from an endovascular solution. Getting closer to a solution or still far away?

Presented by Frank Arko, MD

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | LUNCH

Moderators: Enrico Ascher, MD | Jason Lee, MD | Rabih Chaer, MD

1:00 - 1:10 p.m. | Deep venous reflux: is there a surgical solution on the horizon?

Presented by David Dexter, MD

1:10 - 1:20 p.m. | Low complication rates studied in a large U.S.-based series of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy procedure for varicose veins

Presented by Natalie Marks, MD

1:20 - 1:30 p.m. | Catheter directed interventions for pulmonary embolism

Presented by Rabih Chaer, MD

1:30 - 1:40 p.m. | Infraclavicular approach and adjunctive strategies for the management of venous thoracic outlet syndrome

Presented by Keith Calligaro, MD

1:40 - 1:50 p.m. | Despite what the New York Times and others say, industry-physician partnerships are justified, and beneficial to patients

Presented by Bruce Perler, MD

1:50 - 2:00 p.m. | The role of statins in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms 

Presented by Thomas Forbes, MD

2:00 - 2:10 p.m. | Managing large popliteal aneurysms with a new hybrid approach to minimize blood loss and continued sac expansion/rupture

Presented by Enrico Ascher, MD

2:10 - 2:20 p.m. | Management of visceral aneurysms and current guidelines

Presented by Rabih Chaer, MD

2:20 - 2:30 p.m. | Contemporary role of open mesenteric reconstruction

Presented by Darrin Clouse, MD

2:30 - 2:40 p.m. | Contemporary management of upper extremity pseudoaneurysms

Presented by Patrick Stone, MD

2:40 - 3:40 p.m. | Panel Discussion - All guest faculty

3:40 p.m. | Conference Evaluation and Day 1 Adjournment

DAY 2 | Sunday, October 22

Moderators: Keith Calligaro, MD | Darrin Clouse, MD | Zachary AbuRahma, DO | John Campbell, MD

8:00 a.m. | Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. | Case Reviews / Panel Discussion

10:30 a.m. | Evaluation / Conference Adjournment


In support of improving patient care, CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category I credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This offering has been approved for 10 contact hours (JA0026-26-23-569)

Conference Faculty

The CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine controls the content and production of this CE activity and attempts to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education established by the ACCME, faculty, abstract reviewers, paper presenters/authors, planning committee members, staff and any others involved in planning the educational content must disclose any relationship they or their co-authors have with ineligible companies which may be related to their content. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 24 months that create a conflict of interest. All presenters, planning committee and faculty have declared no financial interest with an ineligible company for this conference.

You may cancel your registration up to 10 business days before the program and we will refund your full registration. If you need to cancel less than 10 business days prior to the program you may 1) send a substitute from your organization or 2) transfer your registration fee to another program of your choice that is scheduled within 12 months of your original event. Please note, if you don't cancel and don't attend you are still responsible for payment.

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