First Annual Meeting
Frank J Veith International Society
University Club, New York City
On-Site REGISTRATION: April 12th, 2019 from 7:15am - 8:00am

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Frank J. Veith International Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

8:00 – 8:05 am Opening Remarks: Enrico Ascher, MD and Neal S. Cayne, MD
SESSION I: New Insights in the Management of Lower Extremity Arterial and Venous Diseases
Moderators: Russell H. Samson, MD, RVT and Reese A. Wain, MD
8:06 – 8:13 am Nineteen Years of Thermal Ablation: Tips, Tricks and How to Avoid Complications
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS
8:14 – 8:21 am Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis: What Have We Learned Over the Past 2 Decades
Thomas S. Maldonado, MD
8:22 – 8:29 am Frank Veith and the Endovenous Revolution
Peter Gloviczki, MD
8:30 – 8:37 am Large Case Series of Deep Vein Fistula in the Leg for Dialysis Access
Timur P. Sarac, MD
8:38 – 8:45 am Update on the Management of Dialysis Access Steal Syndrome
Larry A. Scher, MD
8:46 – 8:53 am Multiple Redo Lower Extremity Bypass Operations: Is an Aggressive Approach the Best Option?
Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, MBA
8:54 – 9:01 am Drug Coated Balloon Usage and the Meta-Analysis Noting Increased Risk of Death: Is it Real?
Sean P. Lyden, MD
9:02 – 9:09 am CO2 Angiography: An Underutilized Imaging Adjunct
Palma M. Shaw, MD
9:10 – 9:17 am Current Techniques and Results of Axillary-to-Femoral Bypasses
Russell H. Samson, MD
9:18 – 9:25 am Is It Ethical to Perform Atherectomy in the Office-Based Lab Setting?
Clifford M. Sales, MD, MBA
9:26 – 9:33 am Active Tobacco Use in Patients with Claudication: Are Outcomes Similar Following Open and Endovascular Interventions?
Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI
9:34 – 9:41 am Duplex Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Failing Stents Placed: Is It Worth the Expense?
Keith D. Calligaro, MD
9:42 – 9:49 am Improved Cardiovascular Mortality with PTFE Tibial Revascularization as Compared to Primary Amputation
Nicholas J. Gargiulo, III, MD, RPVI, RVT, RDMS
9:50 – 10:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION
10:00 – 10:15 am COFFEE BREAK
SESSION II: Current Interesting Carotid and Aortic Topics
Moderators: Carlos H. Timaran, MD and Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, MBA
10:15 – 10:22 am Carotid Intervention in Women
Caron B. Rockman, MD
10:23 – 10:30 am Emergency Carotid Surgery for Acute Stroke Beyond the New and Extended 24-Hour Window: Triple Neuro-Protection, Early and Mid-Term Outcome
Sherif A. H. Sultan, MD
10:31 – 10:38 am Predictors of Perioperative Stroke and Death for Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Stenting
Ali F. AbuRahma, MD
10:39 – 10:46 am Endovascular Is the Preferred Treatment for Extracranial Carotid Aneurysms
Peter L. Faries, MD
10:47- 10:54 am Translumbar Glue Embolization for Type 2 Endoleaks - Technique and Mid-Term Results
Neal S. Cayne , MD
10:55 – 11:02 am Management of Infected Aortic Grafts: A Continued Challenge...
Jerry Goldstone, MD
11:03 – 11:10 am Mid-Term Comparison of Fenestrated versus Parallel Grafts for the Treatment of Juxtarenal, Suprarenal and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms
James F. McKinsey, MD
11:11 - 11:18 am Use of IVUS-Guided Live Fusion Imaging for Complex Endovascular Repair of Aortic Disease
Carlos H. Timaran, MD
11:19 – 11:26 am Aortic Neck Stabilization and Aneurysm Sac Management: The New Frontier for Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
William J. Quinones-Baldrich, MD
11:27 – 11:34 am From Bed to Bench: Reverse Translational Research in Aortic Dissection
Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD
11:35 – 11:42 am Vascular Fellow Winner of the 34th Annual Fellows Abstracts Competition
11:43 – 11:48 am Introduction of the President of the Frank J Veith International Society
Peter L. Faries, MD
11:48 – 12:08 pm Presidential Address:
“The Value and Limitations of Mentors: What Do We Actually Like About FJV?”
Michael L Marin, MD
12:09 – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch & COMPLEX CASE PRESENTATIONS I
Moderators: Keith D. Calligaro, MD and Neal S. Cayne, MD
SESSION III: More Interesting Aortic and Miscellaneous Topics
Moderators: Mark A. Adelman, MD and Ali Amin, MD. RVT
1:31 – 1:38 pm The after Mess of NICE AAA Guidelines – Learning the Hard Way!
Sherif A. H. Sultan, MD
1:39 – 1:46 pm Safe Percutaneous Axillary Artery Access for Totally Percutaneous Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms
Darren B. Schneider, MD
1:47 – 1:54 pm Ruptured AAA: Saving Lives by Effective Transportation and Successful Operative Techniques
R. Clement Darling III, MD
1:55 – 2:02 pm Valiant Manifold Device for Treatment of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Thomas S. Maldonado, MD
2:03 – 2:10 pm Short and Intermediate Time Periods for Renal Salvage after Inadvertent Renal Artery Coverage during EVAR
James F. McKinsey, MD
2:11 – 2:18 pm EVAR Explants: Technical Challenges and Outcomes
Sean P. Lyden, MD
2:19 – 2:26 pm Progress in Treating Aortic Transections
Timur P. Sarac, MD
2:27 – 2:37 pm Honorary Lecture: “Maladies of the Abdominal Aorta in Children”
James C. Stanley, MD
Moderators: Manish Mehta, MD, MPH and Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI
SESSION IV: Important Issues for the Future of Vascular Surgery
Moderators: Jerry Goldstone, MD and Michael Schwartz, MD
3:17 – 3:24 pm Research on Rare Vascular Disease: The Impact of the VLFDC
Peter F. Lawrence, MD
3:25 – 3:32 pm Update on the Vascular Centers Verification Program
Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH
3:33 – 3:40 pm Future of Vascular Surgery According to the Vascular Fellows: Trends Over the Last Two Decades
Anil P. Hingorani, MD
3:41 – 3:48 pm Industry and Vascular Surgery: The Importance of Understanding the New Laws and How to Create a Symbiotic Approach
Kenneth Ouriel, MD, MBA
3:49 – 3:56 pm V-Healthy: A Grassroots Initiative That Empowers Vascular Specialists to Champion Vascular Health Education in Their Communities
Manish Mehta, MD, MPH
3:57 – 4:04 pm Vascular New Deal: Building a Vascular Center Outside Major Cities
Firas F. Mussa, MD
4:05 – 4:12 pm Clinical Guidelines in Vascular Surgery: Is Anyone Listening?
Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI
4:13 – 4:20 pm Charles Darwin and Vascular Surgery……
Vascular Surgeons as Hospital Administrators: A Necessary Evolution in Achieving Our Goals in the Health Care System
Bruce A. Perler, MD, MBA
4:21 – 4:31 pm Introduction of Frank J Veith, MD by Mahmoud B. Malas, MD
4:32 – 4:52 pm Three Crucial Conversations with Frank Veith: 1) Energy Level: An Important Determinant of Success, 2) Dealing with Adversity in Vascular Surgery and 3) Plan and Prepare for Your Next Job
Frank J. Veith, MD
4:53 – 5:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
5:11 – 5:20 pm Current and Future Plans for the FJV International Society: Members Comments and Suggestions
Enrico Ascher, MD
5:21- 6:30 pm Cocktails
6:30 pm Adjourn