29th Annual UCLA Symposium



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Course Chair: Wesley S. Moore MD
September 12-15, 2011
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa

This four-day course provides an in-depth review of the specialty of vascular surgery.  The course recognizes four major pillars of vascular surgery practice, which include (1) conventional open operations, (2) catheter-based intervention (endovascular surgery), (3) the medical aspects of patient management, (4) diagnostic imaging and noninvasive testing.  An internationally recognized faculty will present a comprehensive survey of generally accepted views, including basic science, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of the broad spectrum of vascular disorders.  In addition, each speaker has been asked to take a portion of their allotted time in order to review the important new developments, as related to their topic that have taken place within the last year.  We have also requested that each speaker end their presentation with 2-3 questions appropriate to their topic.  As such, this course can be regarded as a complete didactic review of the specialty of vascular surgery, together with an update of new material.

In recognition of the increasingly important role of endovascular intervention in the vascular surgeon’s practice, we continue to add topics that provide an update on endovascular surgery together with interactive case presentations involving those techniques.

This course addresses the needs of practicing vascular surgeons who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge of new topics in this rapidly expanding field.  In addition, vascular surgery residents will find this course a comprehensive overview of the subject that is designed to supplement their training and to provide a foundation of basic science necessary for their complete understanding of the subject. It conforms to the clinical and basic science curriculum as outlined by the vascular surgery program directors (APDVS).

The course is supported by a textbook in vascular surgery.  The chapters have been written by the course faculty.  Participants attending this course will receive the 7th edition of the textbook, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, edited by Wesley S. Moore MD.


29th Annual UCLA Symposium:

A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New

in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Monday, September 12th, 2011

7:00 am Registration/Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and Introduction – Wesley S. Moore MD
Moderator: Wesley S. Moore MD
8:15 am Anatomy, Physiology, and pharmacology of the Vessel Wall – Gale Tang, MD
8:55 am Principles of Imaging in Vascular Disease – Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
9:35 am Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
9:55 am Hemodynamics for the Vascular surgeon – R. Eugene Zierler, M.D.
10:35 am The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory – J. Dennis Baker, MD
11:15 am Exposure of Blood Vessels and Related Structures – Jeffrey L. Ballard, MD
12:00 pm Lunch Break


Moderator: Peter F. Lawrence, MD

1:30 pm Vascular Grafts – Howard Greisler, MD
2:00 pm Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction – Ralph G. DePalma, MD
2:30 pm Primary (Arterial) Vascular Infection: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management – Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
3:00 pm Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
3:20 pm Vascular Trauma – David A. Gillespie, MD
3:50 pm Endovascular Management of Traumatic Vascular Injuries – Michael B. Silva, Jr., MD
4:10 pm


Hemodialysis and Angio Access – Samuel E. Wilson, MD

Panel Discussion: Moderator-Peter Lawrence, panel Drs Greisler,DePalma,Gelabert, Gillespie, Silva, and Wilson

5:40 pm Interactive Case Presentations

Moderators: Samuel S. Ahn, MD, and Brian G. DeRubertis, MD

6:40 pm Adjourn
7:10 pm Satellite Symposium
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011


7:00 am Breakfast
Moderator: Hugh A. Gelabert, MD
7:30 am Introduction to Endovascular Surgery: Arterial Access, Guidewires, Sheaths, Angioplasty Catheters, and Stents – Michael B. Silva, Jr., MD
8:20 am Cerebrovascular Disease I: Surgery of the Carotid Artery – Wesley S. Moore MD
9:10 am Cerebrovascular Disease II: Surgery of the Aortic Arch Trunks and the Vertebral Basilar System- Ramon Berguer, MD,PhD
10:00 am Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
10:20 am Vascular Malformations – Peter Gloviczki, MD
10:50 am Angioplasty and Stenting for Cerebrovascular Disease: Technique and Results – Peter Schneider, MD
11:30 am Surgical Management of Chronic venous Obstruction – Peter Gloviczki, MD
12:00 pm Lunch Break



Co-Moderators: Wesley S. Moore MD, and Anthony J. Comerota, MD
1:30 pm Atherosclerosis: Pathology, Pathogenesis, and Medical Management –

Ralph G. DePalma, MD

2:05 pm Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease – Gregory J. Landry, MD
2:55 pm Risk Factor Management: Tobacco, Statins, Beta Blockers and ACE Inhibitors – Peter F. Lawrence, MD
3:25 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm Antiplatelet Therapy – Anthony J. Comerota, MD
4:15 pm Influence of Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications on Vascular Disorders – Charles M. Peterson, MD
4:55 pm Panel Discussion – Q&A

Moderator: Anthony J. Comerota, MD

Panelists: Drs. DePalma, Landry, Lawrence, and Peterson

5:30 pm Interactive Case Presentation

Moderators: Samuel S. Ahn, MD, and Brian G. DeRubertis, MD

6:30 pm Adjourn
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Satellite Symposium
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011


7:00 am Breakfast
Moderator: David A. Rigberg, MD
7:30 am Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta and Iliac Arteries – Jerry Goldstone, MD
8:10 am Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Comparative Techniques and Results of Currently Available Devices – Ronald M. Fairman, MD
8:40 am Surgical Management of Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease – Michael Belkin, MD
9:10 am Angioplasty and Stenting for Aortoiliac Disease: Technique and Results – Ruth Bush, M.D.
9:40 am Coffee break/Visit Exhibits
10:00 am Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Surgical Management – Hazim Safi, MD
10:30 am The Hybrid Approach to Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm – William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD
11:00 am Endovascular Repair of  Thoracic Aneurysm: Currently Available Devices and Results – Michel Makaroun, MD
11:30 pm Fenestrated and Branched Endograft Repair of Aortic Arch and Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-Roy K. Greenberg, M.D.
12:00          Lunch Break


Moderator: Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD

1:30 pm Hematologic Problems in Vascular Surgery: Bleeding and Thrombosis – Timothy Liem, MD
2:00 pm Venous Thromboembolic Disease – Thomas Wakefield, MD
2:30 pm Thrombolysis for Arterial and Graft Occlusions: Technique and Results –

Vikram Kashyap, MD

2:50 pm Thrombolysis for Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Technique and Results – Anthony J. Comerota, MD
3:20 pm Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
3:40 pm Management of the Incompetent Saphenous Vein – Endovenous Ablation and Sclerotherapy – David A. Rigberg, MD
4:10 pm Chronic Venous Obstruction – Catheter-based Intervention – Seshadri Raju, MD
4:40 pM Endovascular Mechanical Thrombectomy Devices – Eliott Chaikof, MD
5:20 pm Interactive Case Presentation

Moderators: Samuel S. Ahn, MD, and Brian G. DeRubertis, MD

6:30 pm Adjourn
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Satellite Symposium
Thursday, September 15th, 2011


7:00 am

Moderator: Jessica O”Connell, M.D.
7:30 am Renovascular Hypertension – Kimberly J. Hansen, MD
8:10 am Diagnosis and Management of Intestinal Ischemia – Bruce Gewertz, MD
8:50 am Angioplasty and Stenting for Mesenteric and Renal Artery Disease: Technique and Results – Douglas Hood, MD
9:30 am Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
9:50 am Visceral Artery Aneurysms – James C. Stanley, MD
10:30 am Aneurysms of the Peripheral Arteries, Including a Comparison of Open and Endovascular Techniques – D. Preston Flanigan, MD
11:10 am Non-Infectious Complications in Vascular Surgery – Glenn C. Hunter, MD
12:00 pm Lunch Break

Moderator: William J. Quiñones-Baldrich, MD

1:00 pm Vascular Graft Infection: Etiology, Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention – Julie Freischlag, M.D.
1:40 pm Surgical and Endovascular Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Frank J. Veith, MD
2:20 pm Management of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Samuel S. Ahn, MD
2:50 pm Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
3:10 pm Infrainguinal Arterial Occlusive Disease: Surgical Management – Frank Veith, MD
3:50 pm Catheter-Based Intervention for infra-Inguinal Occlusive Disease: Technique and Results – Joe Mills, M.D.
4:20 pm The Diabetic Foot – George Andros, MD
4:50 pm Wound Healing and Limb Salvage – Peter F. Lawrence, MD
5:30 pm Course Adjourns

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