It’s VAM’s final day and it’s a full one, with educational offerings presented from 6:30 a.m. to the meeting’s final moments at 5 p.m.
Here is a rundown of what’s on offer throughout the day:
6:30 to 8 a.m. For the third day, early-risers can take advantage of Breakfast Sessions that offer both education and a delicious start to the day. Saturday’s topics are “Malpractice 101” (SDCC, 1AB), “Update on the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Guidelines for Vascular Access” (SDCC, Room 6C), and “Career optimization: Tips and tricks for young vascular surgeons” (SDCC, Room 6F).
9:30 to 10 a.m. James Stanley, MD, will present the John Homans Lecture, “Renal artery occlusive disease: Renal-angiotensin-aldosterone, inflammation and refractory arterial hypertension: A half-century’s perspective” in SDCC, Room 6AB.
12 to 1:30 p.m. Witness important Society for Vascular Surgery business, including presentation of awards, at the Annual Business Meeting, SDCC, Room 6DE. Tickets are required for this free event, which includes lunch.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pictures—even moving ones—tell a thousand words, so get thousands of words of information at the “How I Do It” Video Session, SDCC, Room, 5AB. Creators will offer six “how-to” videos on a variety of topics.
1:30 to 3 p.m. “New solutions for old problems in vascular ultrasound,” SDCC, Room 1AB. Learn how to apply invasive and non-invasive vascular ultrasound techniques to new and emerging technologies, advanced duplex techniques and protocols and the valuable information the vascular technologist can provide in the treatment of patients at this session, held in collaboration with the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Emergency vascular care in the community hospital: What is safe and reasonable?,” SDCC, Room 6C. What kinds of vascular issues can be treated in community hospitals? This postgraduate session will enable community vascular surgeons to identify surgical emergencies that are best treated at the community hospital and address the related capabilities of the institution.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Poster Runoff: Championship Round, SDCC, Room 5AB. The audience helps choose the winners as 10 finalists present their research in poster form.
3:30 to 5 p.m. “Digital transformation in delivering comprehensive vascular care,” SDCC, Room 1AB. The pandemic highlighted the need for different ways to deliver healthcare. Topics include telemedicine, the SVS Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) app, now in pilot testing, “Virtual reality simulation and guided vascular ultrasound access,” “Health informatics,” “Virtual reality for office-based procedures” and “Intraoperative 3D image guidance.”