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Optimal Current Treatment in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery – Harvard Medical School
April 28, 2016 - April 30, 2016$675
This course is intended to provide an in-depth examination of a spectrum of topics related to the management of patients with vascular disease. A comprehensive review of existing data, as well as new information regarding the natural history, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered vascular problems, will be presented by an outstanding faculty of over 45 nationally recognized authorities. Interactive learning formats such as panel presentations, Q&A, and didactic lectures will be incorporated into the course so that learners may increase their knowledge and competence, leading to improved performance in practice.
The target audience for the course includes vascular, general or cardiothoracic surgeons, as well as interventional radiologists or cardiologists treating vascular diseases. In addition, nurse practitioners or other allied health providers involved in the diagnosis and management of vascular disease will benefit from the broad coverage of the course. Residents and Fellows in training are welcome to attend.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate current treatments and determine the appropriate interventions for carotid artery disease and carotid endarterectomy
- Apply current guidelines for aortic aneurysm management
- Integrate contemporary evidence and recommendations into their care of patients with lower extremity venous insufficiency
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of carotid stenting
- Compare the best available options for treating lower extremity ischemia
- Employ endovascular therapies for peripheral artery occlusive disease
- Manage acute arterial ischemia according to current Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines
- Determine the optimal management for patients with endoleak after EVAR
This course is targeted to Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses in the areas of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Surgery.