Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Harvard Medical School present an in-depth examination of a spectrum of topics related to the management of patients with vascular disease.

Controversies in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2015

Date: 04/30/2015 - 05/02/2015
Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel
Contact: Lauren Sterling,
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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 40 nationally recognized authorities leading to a better understanding of contemporary standards of effective and cost-efficient care as well as future trends in vascular surgery.


Learning Objectives

Care of vascular diseases is undergoing rapid change, with much new knowledge and shifts in therapies toward less invasive treatments. The proper role of such new treatments, and their use in place of more traditional open surgical interventions, remains highly controversial. This course is aimed at addressing such controversies and clarifying the clinical circumstances most appropriate for different treatments and interventions.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the indications for intervention in carotid artery disease
  • Determine the appropriate interventions for carotid endarterectomy
  • Determine the advantages and disadvantages of carotid stenting
  • Evaluate the best available options for treating lower extremity ischemia
  • Utilize endovascular therapies for peripheral artery occlusive disease as appropriate
  • Manage acute arterial ischemia according to current Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines
  • Apply the current guidelines for aortic aneurysm management
  • Determine the optimal management for patients with endoleak after EVAR
  • Manage venous disease using recent evidence and recommendations

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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