Nov 7-11, 2015
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Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location - Orange County Convention Center | Room W315AB
(Note: Scientific Sessions registration is required to attend.*)
View the 2015 PVD FIT Workshop preliminary program (PDF).
Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, this go-to workshop continues to provide unparalleled educational and mentoring opportunities for the successful professional development of vascular and cardiovascular post-graduate trainees and junior faculty. Leading experts offer state-of-the-art programming on vascular disease management as well as perspectives on conducting clinical trials and academic research.
Multidisciplinary lectures cover a wide range of current topics in vascular science, such as venous disease, diseases of the aorta and major branches, carotid artery disease, lower extremity PAD, and steps to a successful career. The ongoing commitment of the PVD Council to the development of its fellows is evident in this dynamic workshop, promoting the best in patient care, science, education, and advocacy.
After participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of PAD and effective approaches to its diagnosis and management.
- Explain outcomes from the CLEVER and ERASE trials and their potential ramifications for PAD treatment.
- Recognize gender differences in the prevalence, risk factors, presentation, and outcomes of PAD and effectively manage and treat women with PAD.
- Implement evidence-based recommendations to prevent secondary cardiovascular events in patients with PAD.
- Define clinical manifestations of CLI and current approaches to risk stratification and treatment.
- Explain results from studies comparing EVAR with open repair for AAA and their implications for patient selection and management.
- Explain the risks and benefits of endovascular versus medical approaches for treatment of RAS.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of medical therapy versus interventional approaches in patients with carotid artery disease.
- Describe current best practices, controversies, new clinical evidence, and ongoing trials in the area of thrombolytic therapy for the treatment of VTE.
- Describe the potential risks and benefits of available and emerging novel and anticoagulants for the prophylaxis and treatment of VTE.
- Recognize the presentation, diagnostic modalities, and outcomes associated with acute aortic syndromes.
- Understand the pathways to an academic career in vascular disease
Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), the PVD Fellows in Training Workshop is a unique multidisciplinary educational event with topics presented by leaders in the field of peripheral arterial disease. This workshop exposes healthcare providers to the most recent PAD updates and provides guidance to a successful career.
* Scientific Sessions registration includes access to the PVD Fellows Workshop. No separate registration required.