Annual Vascular Symposium: Emphasis Primary Care

Date & Location
Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00 AM - 6:15 PM   Hine Hall (IP), Indianapolis, IN

Cardiology, Family Practice, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, Surgery

The purpose of this symposium is to develop a platform to provide ongoing educational opportunities and the potential for consultation by experts in the field.  The overarching goal of the symposium is to improve the quality of initial and consultative care provided to patients with vascular disease, both arterial and venous, that will enhance their quality of life and in some cases, preserve life and limb. This symposium will enable us to disseminate knowledge regarding advancements in the care of patients with acute and chronic venous disease; carotid disease manifest as bruit, stroke, transient ischemia and/or amaurosis fugax; limb threatening ischemia; abdominal aortic aneurysmal disease and renal failure with a focus on dialysis access and maintenance.   

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the use of the newer anticoagulants and use them appropriately in their patients and feel comfortable with the standard method of treating pregnant patients with VTE and use this knowledge for the betterment of their pregnant patients
  2. Eliminate saphenous reflux to prevent recurrent venous ulceration in your patients and if iliofemoral venous occlusive disease is present in your patient with recurrent venous ulceration suggest iliofemoral venous stent placement based on societal practice guidelines.
  3. Describe the options available for patients with carotid artery occlusive disease to provide best prevention of recurrent stroke/TIA/amaurosis fugax
  4. Identify the options available for patients with AAA disease and understand the risk/benefits of each approach.
  5. Recognize when it is important to consider dialysis access needs in their patients with chronic renal insufficiency and what the best options are for their patients

The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.