Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Discipline Announces Programming for 2015 ACA

Planned by Cardiothoracic and Vascular (CTV) Surgery Discipline Program Chairs, John A. Moss, D.O., FACOS and Youssef S. Rizk, D.O., FACOS, the Cardiothoracic and Vascular (CTV) Surgery Discipline will present an exciting program at the 2015 Annual Clinical Assembly. Dr Rizk explained that he and Dr. Moss have “quality lectures planned from members of our discipline to speakers from some of the biggest CTV programs in the US. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep up with some of the latest information on new technology and be part of the first ever live cases presented at our meeting.”

The program will begin on Sunday, October 4, with CTV Surgery Discipline Poster Podium Presentations followed by an Update on ACGME and the D.O. by Lane M. Lee, D.O., FACOS. Clinical presentations on Sunday afternoon will include:

  • Cerebral Protection During Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery by Albert H. Olivencia-Yurvati, D.O, PhD., FACOS, FICS, FAHA
  • Vein Center Set-up: Pros and Cons by Gregory H. Landis, D.O.
  • Update on Preventing Cardiovascular Infections by Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH
  • Esophageal Cancer - Staging and Surgical Treatment and a Case Presentation by Jordan D. Miller, D.O.

Two surgery cases will be presented live via satellite feed on Monday morning, October 5: Percutaneous Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (PEVAR) by Howard L. Reeves, D.O., FACOS and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Community Hospital Setting by Brian W. Hummel, M.D.

Additional presenters and topics on Monday will include:

Wesley Moore, M.D.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy vs Carotid Stent/Angioplasty: Current Status
  • Direct Transcervical Carotid Stent/Angioplasty with Flow Reversal Using the Silk Road Device
David R. Lawrence, D.O., FACOS
  • Spine Exposure for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Spine Exposure for eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion and Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion
Robert Provenzano, M.D.
  • Medicine in the Next Decade
William Quinones-Baldrich, M.D.
  • Interventions for Type B Aortic Dissection: Who, When, and How
  • Hybrid Endovascular Techniques for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Tuesday, October 6 will be a full day of lectures to include:
  • Infected Bypasses: Are they Salvageable in the High Risk Patient? by Paul A. Armstrong, D.O.
  • PEVAR Update and EVAR for Rupture by Douglas A. Troutman, D.O.
  • Team Approach to Limb Salvage by John Lawlor, D.P.M.
  • Thoracic Outlet Treatments by Robert S. Brumberg, D.O., FACOS
  • Endovascular Confessions: Catastrophes Made and Avoided by Frank Criado, M.D., FACS, FSVM
  • Current and Future Roles in PTX Drug Elution and Atherectomy Debulking in Lower Extremity Revascularization by Frank Criado, M.D., FACS, FSVM
  • Managing Occlusive Disease in Symptomatic Mesenteric and Visceral Ischemia and Bare Metal Stents vs. Drug-eluting Stents vs. Drug-eluting Balloons - What Does the Data Tell Us? by Mark Wholey, M.D.
  • Is Private Practice on the Road to Extinction? by R. Clement Darling, M.D.
  • Endovascular Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism by Robert S. Brumberg, D.O., FACOS

The final day, Wednesday, October 7, will present the following morning lectures:

  • Fistula vs Graft for Arteriovenous Access by James R. Gebhart, D.O., FACOS
  • Interventional Nephrology and the Dialysis Patient and Interventional Nephrology by Gerald A. Beathard, M.D.
  • Using Dialysis Access for Arterial Interventions by Youssef S. Rizk, D.O., RVT, FACOS
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Intervention Update by Benjamin J. Makamson, D.O., RPVI