Three weeks remain of VQI virtual sessions


SVS ONLINE—the virtual meeting staged by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)—may be completed, but the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) virtual sessions have three more weeks of programming still to run.

VQI sessions are held from 12 to 1 and 1 to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Tuesdays, through July 28.

Remaining sessions include:

Date/Time (CDT) Title/Topic Presenters
7/7: 12 to 1 p.m. Registry Education: PVI Daniel Bertges, MD
7/7: 1 to 2 p.m. Registry Education: TCAR/CAS/CEA Mahmoud Malas, MD
7/14: 12 to 1 p.m. Value of VISION and claims- matched data in the VQI – EVAR Sarah Deery, MD, and Philip Goodney, MD
7/14: 1 to 2 p.m. Rapid-Fire Research Session A selection of 7 abstracts based on VQI data: Moderated by Grace Wang, MD; see below
7/28: 12 to 1 p.m. Registry Education: Venous Stent Marc Passman, MD
7/28: 1 to 2 p.m. Registry Education: Hemodialysis Access Theodore Yuo, MD

Abstracts based on VQI data are:

  • “Tibial bypass in patients with intermittent claudication is associated with poor outcomes,” Scott Levin, MD, Boston Medical Center
  • “Intravenous drug use history is not associated with poorer outcomes after arteriovenous access creation,” Scott Levin, MD, Boston Medical Center
  • “Reliability of hospital-level mortality in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair,” Craig Brown, MD, University of Michigan
  • “Simultaneous modeling of revision and mortality following major amputation in patients with peripheral vascular disease,” Sarah Severance, MD, Indiana University
  • “The association of preoperative length of stay on surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass for chronic limb threatening ischemia,” Luke Stewart, MD, University of Alabama
  • “Perioperative blood transfusion in moderately anemic patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass—a single center experience,” Cali Johnson, MD, University of Southern California-Keck
  • “Transcarotid artery revascularization is a safe alternative in patients with history of neck irradiation: Results from the SVS-VQI TCAR project,” Patrick Beyer, MD, Sentara System Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

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