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UCSF 2015 Vascular Symposium

The UCSF Vascular Symposium 2015 will be held April 16-18, 2015 in San Francisco

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Co-Chairs

Michael Conte - 90px
Michael S. Conte, M.D.
Professor and Chief,
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Co-Director, UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
Medical Director, Vascular Noninvasive Laboratory
Christopher Owens - 144px

Christopher D. Owens, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Linda M. Reilly - 144px
Linda M. Reilly, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Director, General Surgery Residency Program


The program format provides an environment encouraging interaction between participants and speakers. 

As with past symposia, see UCSF Vascular Symposium 2014, recent advances in vascular therapies are reviewed and their application in various vascular beds examined with respiect to limiting procedure morbidity and enhancing durability.  This includes:

  • Treatment of lower extremity PVD
  • Endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Innovations in dialysis access
  • Current status of interventions in cerebrovascular disease
  • Treatment of venous disease affecting the upper and lower limbs

Each session includes either a panel discussion or presentation of challenging cases to be reviewed by our invited experts with audience participation.  The Binkley Lecture, a regular part of the program, was given this past year by Dr. Julie Freischlag, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Services, Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of CA, Davis. She presented "Leading in Your Own Skin."

In summary, the  UCSF Vascular Symposium provides an outstanding opportunity for the practicing Vascular Specialist to remain current in this rapidly evolving field.

Upon completion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Delineate the options for lower extremity revascularization including both open and endovascular procedures;
  • Discuss the pros and cons of endovascular aneurysm repair for both abdominal and thoracic aneurysms and review the recent advances in device design in this evolving field;
  • Develop a treatment algorithm for various venous pathologies including upper and lower extremity DVT;
  • Incorporate current recommendations for the treatment of cerebrovascular disease based on the recent clinical trials and apply optimal techniques for these procedures;
  • Prescribe a successful regimen for the non-operative treatment of peripheral vascular disease;
  • Determine appropriate treatment for chronic wounds based upon evidence based data;
  • Incorporate a systematic approach to the creation and maintenance of arterio-venous fistulas for hemodialysis. 
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