TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
5 – 6 p.m. Registration and Reception
6 – 9:05 p.m. Dinner and CME Presentations
6111 Landerhaven Drive
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

Featuring physicians with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, this course covers topics in vascular medicine and surgery, and endovascular treatments, including diagnostic testing, clinical guidelines, and the latest research findings and discoveries. Our experts examine the potential benefits and risks of various therapies and discuss how they might impact patient care.


  • Identify clinical signs and symptoms of venous obstruction including the CEAP classification 
  • Discuss guideline-based recommendations for the treatment of carotid stenosis
  • Describe the risks and benefits of endarterectomy
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of limb ischemia
  • Evaluate the indications for open surgery vs. endovascular therapy
  • Utilize essential leadership skills to navigate changes in the practice environment
  • Recognize evidence for thrombolysis for DVT/PE
  • Conduct rapid evaluation/management of rAAA
  • Describe medical and interventional treatments for claudication

This conference is intended to update practicing internists, family medicine physicians, primary care physicians, cardiologists, hospitalists, emergency medicine physicians, vascular surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and fellows on current topics in vascular disease.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

5 – 6 p.m. Registration and Reception

6 – 6:10 p.m. Welcome
Vikram Kashyap, MD

6:10 – 6:35 p.m.

Truths Surrounding DOACs (Direct Oral Anticoagulants)
Teresa Carman, MD

6:35 – 7 p.m.

Central Venous Obstruction: Clinical Signs, Evaluation and Treatment
Michael Brown, DO, FACS, FACOS, RPVI

7 – 7:30 p.m.

Mini Debate:

Asymptomatic Severe Carotid Disease Medical Treatment Is All That Is Needed
Cathy Sila, MD

Carotid Endarterectomy Is Safe and Durable
Vikram Kashyap, MD

7:30 – 7:55 p.m.

Critical Limb Ischemia: Open Bypass or Endovascular Treatment
Norman Kumins, MD

7:55 – 8:05 p.m. Break

8:05 – 8:35 p.m.

Keynote: Leadership in Challenging Times
Jimmy Haslam

8:35 – 9:05 p.m.

Clinical Cases (DVT, Ruptured AAA, Claudication)
Virginia Wong, MD, moderator

Jeffrey Boyko, DO
Teresa Carman, MD
Alexis Powell, MD
Kaushal Shah, MD, FACS, RPVI
Christopher Smith, MD

This program will be supported by grants from industry. A complete list of supporters will be provided in the syllabus materials distributed at the meeting. Acceptance of funding in support of this program does not constitute endorsement of any product or manufacturer.

Conference tuition includes all educational sessions, materials and dinner.
Parking is free.

Link to register online.
Link to view/download PDF from CME site.