Wider VAM 2020 schedule unveiled


Beyond the always popular scientific sessions detailing research and presented from the podium, the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) also stages more than 25 other educational offerings, many to smaller audiences and with questions and answers encouraged. Details are available in the online schedule at vascular.org/VAM2020. The below lists some of the presentations.

Postgraduate Courses, all on Wednesday, June 17

  • ƒ“Modern challenges in hemodialysis access,” including complex access configurations, non- prosthetic alternatives, access in morbidly obese patients and techniques for access salvage
  • ƒ“Venous updates, controversies and debates in 2020: Where do we stand?” in collaboration with the American Venous Forum
  • ƒ“Pediatric vascular care,” including AV access in children, sports-related DVT/compressive syndromes in children, pediatric aortic injury and congenital vascular abnormalities
  • ƒ“Clinical update in the management of aortic dissections,” which will include an update on SVS Reporting Standards for aortic dissection

Ask the Experts

  • “Mentorship in vascular surgery: Insights from various environments and different stakeholders”
  • “Explanting endografts: When, why, how?” ƒ
  • “Current controversies in endovascular therapy for PAD”
  • “Mesenteric artery revascularization” ƒ
  • “Type 2 endoleak management”

Concurrent Sessions, June 17 to 20, each 90 minutes long

  • “Digital health advancements in vascular surgery” ƒ
  • “Clinical trials: Tools for planning, executing and communicating”
  • “Occupational hazards to the vascular surgeon” ƒ
  • “Wound complications and management in vascular surgery,” in collaboration with Americas Hernia Society
  • “Thoracic outlet syndrome” ƒ
  • “Government and our vascular lives”

Breakfast Sessions, from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday

  • “Spine exposure for the vascular surgeon” ƒ
  • “Management of acute deep vein thrombosis” ƒ
  • “Congratulations, we have selected you as our next leaders: Lessons learned from vascular leaders at all levels”
  • “Back to the future: Patient selection and techniques in open infrainguinal revascularization” ƒ
  • “Combating challenges to vascular surgeon wellness,” this year’s presentation on surgeon wellness presented by the SVS Wellness Task Force ƒ
  • “Publish and flourish,” a joint presentation by the editors of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and JAMA Surgery


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