Current Concepts inVascular Therapies

2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference

April 26 - 28, 2018Virginia Beach, VA

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Conference Overview

About the Conference

Welcome to our 8th Annual Current Concepts in Vascular Therapies, Mid-Atlantic Conference. Over 1-½ days our faculty will share information regarding a broad variety of vascular topics including venous disease (superficial and deep), peripheral arterial disease, aortic pathologies, carotid disease, and ESRD. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms will be presented in concise 15 minute talks. We will highlight a number of topics with a debate format which will prove to be both informative and entertaining. We will allow ample time for questions to be posed for the faculty panels following each session and for interaction during the breaks and refreshment periods.

We look forward to having you join us at the wonderful Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront again this spring for another exciting meeting.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Sentara Vascular Specialists. Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This symposium, for the Current Concepts of Vascular Therapies 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference, will be submitted for ARRT A+ CE approval by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). AVIR is an approved RCEEM through the ARRT.

American Academy of Family Physicians

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Virginia Board of Medicine

Physicians may claim up to (11.5 hours) in Type 1 or Type 2 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for the renewal of an active medical license.

2018 Schedule

April 27April 28Previous Presentations
  • 7:55am
    Introduction and Welcome


C. Scott McEnroe, MD; S. Sadie Ahanchi, MD

  • 8:00am
    Introduction to Saphenous Vein Ablations: When/Why/How?
  • 8:15am
    Debate 1: Why Is Tumescent-Based Therapy The Gold Standard?
  • 8:30am
    Debate 1: Why Tumescent-Free Therapy Will Replace RF and Laser
  • 8:45am
    Save the Saphenous Vein: Why All Patients with Saphenous Reflux Don’t Need an Ablation
  • 9:00am
    Medical Management of Venous Ulcers: When Vascular Consult Isn’t Enough
  • 9:15am
    Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Heart Failure: What to Do with the Cardiogenic LE Edema
  • 9:30am
    Advanced Wound Care: What Will Improve Venous Wound Healing?
  • 9:45am
    Questions & Answers
  • 10:00am


Moderators: David J. Dexter, II, MD; Rafael D. Malgor, MD

  • 10:30am
    VTE Prevention Strategies: Is a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Correct?
  • 10:45am
    VTE Treatment Algorithm: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • 11:00am
    Debate 2: There Is No Role for Surgical Therapy for DVT
  • 11:15am
    Debate 2: There Is a Role for Surgical Therapy for DVT
  • 11:30am
    Pulmonary Embolism Literature Review: What Is New?
  • 11:45am
    Venous Claudication: Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  • 12:00pm
    Questions & Answers
  • 12:15pm
  • 1:15pm
    Keynote Address


Moderators: Samuel N. Steerman, MD; Manuela Schuksz, MD, PhD

  • 2:00pm
    Cardiovascular Biomarkers
  • 2:15pm
    Claudication: Is Vascular Rehab for Real?
  • 2:30pm
    Assessment of Lower Extremity Perfusion: What Do the Test Results Mean?
  • 2:45pm
    Medical Management of Limb Threatening Ischemia: What to Do When Surgery Isn’t an Option?
  • 3:00pm
    Debate 3: Surgery Is and Remains the Gold Standard for Limb-Threatening Ischemia
  • 3:15pm
    Debate 3: Endovascular Therapies Have Surpassed Surgical Bypass for Limb-Threatening Ischemia
  • 3:30pm
    Questions & Answers
  • 3:45pm


Moderators: Samuel N. Steerman, MD; Huiting “Tina” Chen, MD

  • 4:15pm
    Lose a Toe, Save a Limb: The Value of Complex Foot Reconstructions
  • 4:30pm
    Podiatry if I’m Not a Podiatrist: Cutting Nails to the Charcot Foot
  • 4:45pm
    Endovascular Widgets: What Are the New Toys, and Do They Work?
  • 5:00pm
    Amputation: How to Manage the Ultimate Vascular Endpoint
  • 5:15pm
    Popliteal Artery Aneurysms, Diagnosis and Repair Options
  • 5:30pm
    Questions & Answers
  • 5:45pm
  • 5:45 - 7:30pm
    Networking Reception
  • 7:55am


Moderators: Jean M. Panneton, MD; Animesh Rathore, MBBS

  • 8:00am
    Aortic Imaging Studies: Guidelines for Detection, Surveillance and Follow-Up
  • 8:15am
    Aneurysm Repair Techniques: An Overview of Indicators for and Types of Repair
  • 8:30am
    Debate 4: Complex Endovascular Repairs Will Make Open Surgery Obsolete
  • 8:45am
    Debate 4: Open Surgery Will Always Have a Role in Complex Aortic Repair
  • 9:00am
    Understanding Aortic Dissections
  • 9:15am
    Questions & Answers
  • 9:30am


Moderators: Rasesh M. Shah, MD; Todd W. Gensler, MD

  • 10:00am
    Screening Studies for Carotid Disease: Who Should Be Screened and What Do We Do with the Results?
  • 10:15am
    Carotid Debate: High-Grade Asymptomatic Disease Should NEVER Get Repaired; Medical Management Is Enough
  • 10:30am
    Carotid Debate: High-Grade Asymptomatic Disease Should Get Repaired Selectively; Medical Management Is NOT Enough
  • 10:45am
    The Debate Is Wrong: TCAR Will Revolutionize the Carotid Disease Decision Tree
  • 11:00am
    Questions & Answers


Moderators: John O. Colonna, II, MD; Siddarth K. Bhende, MD

  • 11:15am
    Dialysis Access Review: Understanding the Access Options Our Patients Face
  • 11:30am
    Periotoneal Dialysis as an Option for ERSD Patients
  • 11:45am
    Renal Transplant Surgery Update
  • 12:00pm
    Closing Remarks
2017 Conference


Moderators: Jean M. Panneton, MD; Animesh Rathore, MBBS


Moderators: C. Scott McEnroe MD; Todd W. Gensler MD


Moderators: David J. Dexter, II, MD; Samuel N. Steerman, MD


Moderators: Michael J. Marcinczyk, MD; Michael T. Chung, DPM


Moderators: Rasesh M. Shah, MD; Animesh Rathore, MBBS


Moderators: Rasesh M. Shah, MD; Deepak Talreja, MD

2016 Conference

TOPIC: Aortic Session

Moderators: Jean M. Panneton, MD; Gordon K. Stokes, MD

TOPIC: Carotid

Moderator: Rasesh M. Shah, MD; Daniel A. Cohen, MD

Topic: Peripheral

Moderators: Samuel N. Steerman, MD; Michael J. Marcinczyk, MD

Topic: Vascular Debates

Moderators: Jean M. Panneton, MD; Rasesh M. Shah, MD

TOPIC: Vascular Potpourri

Moderators: F. Noel Parent III, MD; Peter M. Moy, MD

TOPIC: Venous

Moderators: David J. Dexter II, MD; C. Scott McEnroe, MD


Registration Deadline

Registration will be closed on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. However, onsite registration will be open at 7:00am Friday and Saturday. For questions, please contact EVMS-CME Office at 757-446-6140 or

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The registration fee includes tuition for the entire educational symposium, daily continental breakfast, break refreshments, Thursday evening Welcome Reception, Friday lunch, and the Friday evening networking session.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing prior to Friday, April 13, 2018 in order to receive a refund. A $50.00 administrative service charge will be assessed on all cancellations. No refunds will be given after this date.


  • S. Sadie Ahanchi, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Michael F. Amendola, MD
    Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center
  • Tara D. Balint, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists, Rockingham Memorial Hospital
  • Mohit Bhasin, MD
    Cardiovascular Associates, LTD
  • Siddharth K. Bhende, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • John E. Brush, MD
    Sentara Cardiology Specialists
  • James P. Callahan, DPM
    Sentara Podiatry Specialists
  • Anthony J. Cavallo, DPM
    Sentara Podiatry Specialists
  • Huiting “Tina” Chen, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • John O. Colonna, MD
    Sentara Transplant Specialists
  • Philip A. Davenport, MD
    Sentara Neurology Specialists
  • Richard J. DeMasi, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • David J. Dexter, II, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Deepak N. Deshmukh, DO
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Todd W. Gensler, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Michelle A. Gideon, MSN, FNP-C
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Roger Gregory, MD
  • Michael H. Hooper, MD, MSc
    EVMS Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • Michael E. Landis, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • John Ligush, MD
    Sentara Martha Jefferson Vascular & Vein Center
  • Emily Malgor, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Rafael D. Malgor, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • C. Scott McEnroe, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Albier Y. Mousa, MD
    West Virginia University
  • Jean M. Panneton, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • F. Noel Parent, III, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Tarkten A. Pharr, MD
    Sentara Surgery Specialists
  • Animesh Rathore, MBBS
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • William P. Robinson, MD
    University of Virginia Heart & Vascular Center
  • Manuela Schuksz, MD, PhD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Rasesh M. Shah, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Samuel N. Steerman, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Gordon K. Stokes, MD
    Sentara Vascular Specialists
  • Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD
    University of Virginia Heart & Vascular Center
  • Duncan P. Yoder, MD
    Sentara Transplant Specialists
  • Gary Zeevi, MD
    Sentara Cardiology Specialists



Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
3001 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 213-3000

A block of rooms has been reserved for a special rate of $149 per night from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29.

To make reservations, please go online to and click on 8th Annual Current Concepts in Vascular Therapies or contact Hilton Central Reservations Line at 1-800-HILTONS directly to make your hotel reservation and indicate you are attending the “VASCULAR & ENDOVASCULAR THERAPIES” conference. This will ensure you will receive the preferred group rate of $149 per room (city view) or $169 per room (ocean view), per night, single or double occupancy. The tax is 14% per room per night, plus a $1.00 per room per night occupancy tax.

For more directions and detailed information about the hotel, go to

The deadline for making hotel reservations is April 4, 2018. Reservation requests received after the deadline date will be based on availability


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Diamond Support

  • Gore & Associates

Platinum Support

  • BARD
  • Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
  • Cook Medical

Gold Support

  • Abbott

Silver Support

  • Bolton Medical
  • Silk Road Medical, Inc

Breakfast Support