This course is intended to provide an in‑depth examination of a spectrum of topics related to the management of patients with vascular disease.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: Current Concepts and Techniques - 200905/07/2009
The course is designed to offer an objective review of contemporary care of patients with cerebrovascular disease, lower extremity ischemia, aortic aneurysmal and occlusive disease, venous disease and other challenging vascular conditions. The course takes place May 7-9, 2009, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. For more information, see: http://www.massgeneral.org/vascularsurgery/assets/Vascular_Surgery_2009.pdf.
Topics related to appropriate indications for intervention and the most efficient and effective methods of diagnosis and treatment will be stressed, with emphasis on the impact of recent prospective trials, cost-benefit considerations and emerging technology. A series of "Great Debates" will compare newer diagnostic techniques to accepted conventional methods of evaluation, and less invasive therapies measured against standard surgical treatment.