CVC The Chicago EndoVascular Conference
July 28-30, 2011
The evaluation and management of peripheral vascular disease continues to evolve at a
rapid pace. Learning the skills required to navigate this complicated clinical landscape is a
challenge best met through a combination of case procedures, observations, self-directed
education, and didactic learning.
The Chicago EndoVascular Conference (CVC) incorporates a community-focused platform
that promotes greater depth into the examination of regional barriers in the diagnosis,
intervention, and follow-up of patients with peripheral arterial, carotid, venous, and aortic
aneurysmal diseases. Problem solving at the local level affords the opportunity to provide
responsive solutions by engaging specialists, healthcare teams, and industry in
collaborative decision-making. Topics include treatment of AAA, infrainguinal
peripheral arterial disease, limb salvage, and complex percutaneous revascularization,
among others. This inaugural program will feature live case broadcasts from local
and nationally renowned institutions as well as debates on hot topics. The meeting
also strives to truly address the performance and competence of the everyday
physician in order to realize improvements in patient outcomes.
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target auDience funDing statement
CVC is intended for physicians who specialize in interventional cardiology, CVC is funded by educational grants from various commercial organizations,
vascular surgery and interventional radiology in addition to fellows, residents, which have no control over program content. A complete list of commercial
and other healthcare professionals interested in endovascular treatment supporters will be available on-site.
options for peripheral vascular and carotid artery disease.
Learning Objectives the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the
faculty participating in a CMe/Ce activity disclose all afﬁliations or other
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Apply clinical guidelines and case studies to the selection of medical, ﬁnancial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s)
surgical, and endovascular treatment options for vascular disease in various and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presen-
patient populations tation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. Conﬂict resolution
must occur prior to the CMe/Ce activity. the ACHL also requires participating
• Analyze risk assessment and diagnostic methods in peripheral arterial,
faculty to disclose when unapproved/unlabeled uses of a product are
carotid, venous, and aortic aneurysmal diseases
discussed in a CMe/Ce activity.
• evaluate characteristics of vascular anatomy that relate to case and
access site selection, and noninvasive and invasive imaging techniques this CMe activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental
use of medications that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians
• Compare and contrast medical, surgical, and endovascular treatment
options for peripheral arterial, carotid, venous, and aortic aneurysmal should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these
products. the ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not
labeled for the use under discussion. the provider’s documentation of common
• identify complications that commonly occur following endovascular and practices that make the disclosure requirement known to faculty demonstrates
surgical revascularization and develop management strategies to address compliance with ACCMe guidelines.
• Analyze recent clinical trial data comparing various treatment modalities
in the management of vascular disease accreDitatiOn anD
• Apply evidence-based research to the selection of the most appropriate
stent for each patient
the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by
• Apply results from current clinical trials to determine patient characteristics the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical education to
that may affect patient outcomes during percutaneous interventions provide continuing medical education for physicians.
the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning has approved this live
metHOD Of participatiOn activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians
should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
this activity will consist of lectures and debates that include discussion of case
studies with collateral slides, and interactive question-and-answer sessions. to participation in the activity.
receive credit, participants are required to complete the enrollment/evaluation
the Dr. william M. scholl College of Podiatric Medicine is approved by the
form and submit onsite. A certiﬁcate will be emailed to participants within six
Council on Podiatric Medical education as a sponsor of continuing education
weeks of receipt of the form.
in podiatric medicine. this activity has been approved by scholl College for a
maximum of 15.5 CE Credits.
Please visit www.cvcpvd.com for up-to-date information about Ce credits
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cOurse DirectOr aDvisOry bOarD
Jaafer Golzar, MD Jack Chamberlin, MD Amir Motarjeme, MD
Cardiovascular Associates Midwest Vascular Institute of Illinois
MidAmerica Cardiovascular Consultants Alexian Brothers Health System Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Advocate Christ Medical Center Barrington, IL Downers Grove, IL
Oak Lawn, IL
Paul Jones, MD
Chicago Heart Vascular Consultants
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Samer Abbas, MD Mahir Elder, MD Sarah A. Johnson, MD Mark Mewissen, MD Paul Silverman, MD
Community Hospital Detroit Medical Center Alexian Brothers Medical Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Advocate Christ Medical Center
Munster, IN Detroit, MI Center Milwaukee, WI Oak Lawn, IL
Elk Grove Village, IL
Surendra Avula, MD Mark K. Eskandari, MD Bryan Kowalski, RT (R) Mark Morasch, MD Peter A. Soukas, MD
Advocate Christ Northwestern University Advocate Christ Medical Northwestern University Caritas St. Elizabeth’s
Medical Center Feinberg School of Medicine Center Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Center
Oak Lawn, IL Chicago, IL Oak Lawn, IL Chicago, IL Brighton, MA
Nishit Choksi, MD Nilesh Goswami, MD Zvonimir Krajcer, MD Jihad Mustapha, MD Patricia Thorpe, MD
William Beaumont Hospital Prairie Heart Institute at Texas Heart Institute Metro Heart and Vascular Arizona Heart Hospital
Royal Oak, MI St. John’s Hospital Houston, TX Wyoming, MI Phoenix, AZ
Daniel Clair, MD Cameron Haery, MD Walter J. McCarthy, MD Kimberly Sheldon, RN, BSN Craig Walker, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Advocate Illinois Masonic Rush University Medical Center Alexian Brothers Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute
Cleveland, OH Medical Center Chicago, IL Elk Grove Village, IL of the South
Chicago, IL Houma, LA
Candace Cymerman, RT Jondelle B. Jenkins, DPM Dan Memmini, RT (R), BA Thomas Shimshak, MD Stephanie C. Wu, DPM
Advocate Christ South Chicago Foot and Alexian Brothers Medical Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Scholl’s Center for Lower Extremity
Medical Center Ankle Center Center Milwaukee, WI Ambulatory Research (CLEAR)
Oak Lawn, IL Chicago, IL Elk Grove Village, IL at Rosalind Franklin University of
Medicine and Science
Thomas Davis, MD North Chicago, IL
St. John Hospital and
Saint Clair Shores, MI
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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration and Exhibits Open; Continental Breakfast
10:00 am–12:00 pm PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM: THE BUSINESS OF MEDICINE
Physician-Hospital Alliance: Future or Fad?
the Revival of Hospital-Physician employment: what’s Different this time?
what every Physician should Know to ensure the Best Possible outcome with a Hospital Alliance
2011 Updates and Case Reviews on Billing & Coding on Peripheral Vascular interventions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch on own
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Welcome and Introductions
CONCURRENT AORTIC DISEASE - AORTIC ANEURYSM ATHEROSCLEROTIC AORTIC AND ILIAC DISEASE
1:10 pm – 1:30 pm AAA: screening and Natural Progression Point/Counterpoint: Percutaneous treatment of Aortoiliac occlusive
Disease – is Aorto-Bifemoral grafting Needed Anymore?
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm Can we Halt the Progression of AAA? tips for the Use of Re-entry Devices in the Aorta and iliac Arteries
1:50 pm – 2:10 pm Pre-close and Pro-star – step-by-step Approach DiY: step-by-step Approach to Revascularization of
(taped case) Aortoiliac Chronic total occlusions (taped case)
2:10 pm – 2:25 pm XtReMe PVD - overview of iliac Artery stenting: self-expandable,
total Percutaneous AAA Repair (live case) Balloon-expandable, and Covered stents (15 minutes)
2:25 pm – 2:40 pm Percutaneous treatment of iliac Artery Aneurysm (15 minutes)
2:40 pm – 2:55 pm endovascular treatment of erectile Dysfunction (15 minutes)
2:55 pm – 3:05 pm Hybrid Procedures: Combined open and Questions-and-Answers session
endovascular Repair of Complex AAA
3:05 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 (cont)
CONCURRENT AORTIC DISEASE - AORTIC ANEURYSM (cont) RENAL/MESENTERIC
3:30 pm – 3:40 pm treatment of short and Angulated Necks Renal Artery intervention: Current indications
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm treatment strategies for Juxta-Renal Aneurysm Repair Role of embolic Protection During Renal Artery intervention
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Future Large Bore Closure Devices tips for optimal outcomes in Renal Artery stenting
4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Next generation technologies for eVAR Contemporary treatment of Resistant Hypertension:
the Role of Renal Denervation
4:10 pm – 4:20 pm eVAR surveillance After Repair Renal Protection for CiN – where Do we stand?
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm endograft Failure and Management Mesenteric Acute and Chronic ischemia –
Patient selection and when to treat
4:30 pm – 4:40 pm Role of eVAR for Ruptured Aneurysms Revascularization of Mesenteric Arteries – tips and tricks
4:40 pm – 4:50 pm eVAR – tips and Pitfalls tackling Aneurysms of the Mesenteric and Renal Arteries
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm Questions-and-Answers session Questions-and-Answers session
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
SESSION: SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL ARTERY
SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL ARTERY SUMMIT: CTO
8:00 am – 8:20 am Point/Counterpoint: Femoral Popliteal Bypass is still the First Choice vs Percutaneous Repair of Long sFA Cto
is Now the standard of Care for Most Patients
8:20 am – 8:30 am thrombolysis of the sFA – Drip Before You Fix
8:30 am – 8:40 am endovascular tools to stay within the true Lumen (taped case)
8:40 am – 8:50 am DiY: step-by-step Approach to stAR technique (taped case)
8:50 am – 9:00 am excimer Laser Cto Crossing techniques
9:00 am – 9:10 am DiY: step-by-step Approach to Re-entry Devices (taped case)
9:10 am – 9:20 am Now that i’m through, what Do i Do?
SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL ARTERY ATHERECTOMY SUMMIT: HOW TO MANAGE THE CALCIFIED SFA
9:20 am – 9:30 am Directional Atherectomy
9:30 am – 9:40 am orbital Atherectomy
9:40 am – 9:50 am Rotational Atherectomy
9:50 am – 10:10 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:10 am – 10:30 am Point/Counterpoint: Debulking is Necessary Before you stent vs Debulking wastes time and Money Before stenting
10:30 am –10:40 am Advances in imaging technology – iVUs, oCt and Beyond
10:40 am – 11:40 am XtReMe PVD: Complex sFA Revascularization - Live Cases
11:40 am – 11:50 am How to Manage sFA Restenosis: Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Covered stents
11:50 am – 12:00 pm Update of sFA stent Data
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Symposium
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011 (cont)
SESSION: INFRAPOPLITEAL DISEASE
BELOW THE KNEE (BTK) CTO SUMMIT
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm DiY: step-by-step Antegrade Approach to infrapopliteal Cto (taped case)
1:40 pm – 1:50 pm DiY: step-by-step Retrograde Approach to infrapopliteal Cto (taped case)
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Podiatrists – who they Are and How Are they trained?
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm screening in ofﬁce for Adequate Blood Flow?
2:10 pm – 2:55 pm XtReMe PVD - infrapopliteal Disease – Live Case
2:55 pm – 3:05 pm infrapopliteal Bioabsorable stents
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm infrapopliteal stenting – Des or self-expanding stents
3:15 pm – 3:25 pm infrapopliteal Use of Drug-Coated Balloons
3:25 pm – 3:35 pm Role of Plaque Modiﬁcation Angioplasty
3:35 pm – 3:50 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibits
3:50 pm – 4:35 pm XtReMe PVD - infrapopliteal Disease – Live Case
4:35 pm – 4:45 pm specialty team Blood Flow and wound Care
4:45 pm – 4:55 pm Developing solid Relationships Between Vascular specialist and Podiatrist
4:55 pm – 5:05 pm Drug therapy During infrainguinal Revascularization
5:05 pm – 5:15 pm Role of Atherectomy in infrapopliteal Disease
5:15 pm – 5:25 pm when to Use Distal Protection During BtK Revascularization
5:25 pm – 5:35 pm Critical Limb ischemia - importance of Blood Flow and wound Care
5:35 pm – 5:45 pm Vascular surgical Management Before and After Revascularization
5:45 pm – 5:55 pm Questions-and-Answers session
5:55 pm – 6:15 pm shock and Awe - Fellows Case submission Competition
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SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
CONCURRENT CAROTID DISEASE VENOUS DISEASE
8:00 am – 8:10 am Carotid and intercranial Anatomy – treatment of Acute and Chronic DVt
How Much Do i Really Need to Know?
8:10 am – 8:20 am Carotid stent – one Year After CRest: what Have we Learned? Mechanical Lysis of DVt
8:20 am – 8:30 am Point/Counterpoint: gaining Perspective on Pharmacological Lysis of DVt
Re-Vascularizing the Asymptomatic Patient –
8:30 am – 8:40 am Cautious surveillance vs Preventing the First event Use of Retrievable iVC Filters During Mechanical
treatment of DVt
8:40 am – 8:50 am tips and tricks for Accessing the Carotid Artery for tips for optimal iVC Filter Placement:
Carotid Artery stenting Minimizing Filter Migration and tilt
8:50 am – 9:05 am CeA vs CAs – show Me the Data! Point/Counterpoint: iVC Filters –
Retrievable vs Permanent iVC Filters
9:05 am – 9:15 am Building a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to treating
Carotid Artery Disease
9:15 am – 9:30 am Advances in Prevention of Distal embolization treatment of Cerebral Venous insufﬁciency in the
treatment of Multiple sclerosis – Could we Be on the
Brink of a Cure?
9:30 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am – 10:10 am Point/Counterpoint: Distal Protection or Proximal Protection for imaging for superﬁcial Venous insufﬁciency
the Prevention of embolic events During Carotid stenting
10:10 am – 10:20 am Medical Management of infected Venous Ulcers
10:20 am – 10:30 am CAs: Patient selection – at the end of the Day, treatments of Venous Ulcers with Case studies
who Can i Really stent?
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SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011 (cont)
10:30 am – 10:40 am Dealing with Disaster: Carotid Artery stent Complications treatment of a Patient with Cerebral Venous
insufﬁciency and Multiple sclerosis
10:40 am – 10:50 am Choosing the Right Carotid stent for your Patient: is there a Questions-and-Answers session
Difference Between open- and Closed-Cell technology?
10:50 am – 11:00 am Carotid stent – tips and Pitfalls
11:00 am – 11:30 am shock and Awe – Fellows Case submission Competition
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
CONCURRENT NURSE/TECHNOLOGIST SYMPOSIUM PODIATRY SESSION
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Management Component: Peripheral Coding, Lean Project, the Uniqueness of the Diabetic Foot
six sigma, Change Management, Leadership
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Limb salvage and Podiatric Care - Case studies
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm Charcot Reconstruction and Vascular screening
1:40 pm – 1:50 pm Clinical Component: sedation and the Difﬁcult Patient, Vascular Case studies
Closure and groin Management, Laser, Access Ultrasound,
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Anterior tibial, iVUs Pearls and Pitfalls, Carotid Baroreceptor
Can this Patient Be saved? gangrene and Podiatry?
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm trauma, Anticoagulants in Peripherals, Radiation safety Case studies: when to Amputate?
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Comments
2:30 pm Adjourn
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several medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and educational publishers have been invited to
display their products in a special exhibit area. Course participants are invited to view the exhibits during breakfast, lunch,
and break periods.
BENEFITS TO EXHIBITING AT CVC:
• support the goals of CVC by educating the attendees about your products, services, and organization, and helping
them identify new treatment options for their patients
• identify your company as a community resource to physicians seeking to incorporate new patient-focused options
into their practices
• Build new relationships and partnerships with attendees while generating high quality leads
• shake hands with your customers, prospects and competitors – show them your commitment to education and
your willingness to partner with them to develop solutions for improving patient care
if you are interested in exhibiting at CVC or in sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Jennifer Hernandez, at (773) 714-0705 ext 159 or at email@example.com.
feLLOws case cOmpetitiOn
the Chicago EndoVascular Conference encourages physicians enrolled in an accredited fellowship program to submit a
challenging or unique case for presentation during special sessions at CVC.
interested fellows should submit a CD-RoM of an angiography, brief case history, and statement describing the teaching value
in the case. if your case is accepted, you will be required to provide a PowerPoint presentation of the case in advance of the
meeting. All cases will be presented during a special session at the meeting, and session attendees will select their favorite
submission. the winner will be announced during the closing session of the program. this session will not provide CMe credits.
CASES SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
8420 w. Bryn Mawr Avenue, suite 850
Chicago, illinois 60631-3443
Ph (877) 444-8435, ext 159
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CVC will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago, located just steps from the Magniﬁcent Mile.
Rising from the point where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, Swissôtel Chicago
directly overlooks many of the city’s most famous landmarks.
this is a truly unique Chicago hotel, and can position you at the center of diverse
excitement and activities! Learn the mysterious habits of sea creatures at the
world-renowned shedd Aquarium. Browse the exhibitions at the Art institute of
Chicago and the Field Museum. Marvel at the wonders of Adler Planetarium.
explore the extensive array of shops along the Magniﬁcent Mile and state street.
Delight in alluring gardens and festivals in grant Park and Millennium Park.
For more information on visiting Chicago, please check out the following resources:
www.explorechicago.org or www.navypier.com.
323 east wacker Drive
Chicago, iL 60601
(312) 565-0565 or toll-free at (888) 73-swiss
A block of rooms has been reserved for CVC participants through Friday, June 24, 2011.
After that date, or when the block ﬁlls, reservations will be subject to availability and the
discounted room rate will no longer be valid. the discounted room rate is $209 single/
double occupancy, per night, plus tax (15.4%). All reservations must be accompanied by
a ﬁrst night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. to reserve a room at
the discounted rate, contact the reservations desk at the above number and mention
that you are participating in the CVC Conference.
For more information, please contact the Academy for Continued
Healthcare Learning toll-free at The Chicago EndoVascular Conference A
(877) 444-8435, ext 159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
the registration fee for CVC is $425 for physicians and $300 for residents,
fellows,* nurses, technologists, and allied health personnel. one-day
registration is also available for $175. this fee includes course materials and
attendance at all sessions. Full payment is required to conﬁrm registration.
industry professionals exhibiting at CVC should register directly with
their company to receive the exhibitor fee.
*Fellows tuition will be waived with a letter on department letterhead
from your program chair. Please e-mail your letter before registering to
email@example.com to receive a complimentary registration code.
THERE ARE 3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:
1 Visit www.cvcpvd.com to register online
2 Fax attached form to ACHL at (773) 714-0707
3 Mail attached form with credit card information or check
(payable to The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning) to:
CVC Program Registration
8420 w. Bryn Mawr Avenue, suite 850
Chicago, iL 60631
Please note: On-site registration will be accepted based on space available.
An additional fee of $100 will be charged for on-site registration.
Requests for refunds must be received in writing by June 24, 2011.
Cancellations received by this date will receive a full refund less
10% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after June 24, 2011.
Cancellation notiﬁcations should be faxed to CVC Cancellation
at (773) 714-0707.
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