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 2016 Annual Conference Agenda

Here is a preview of the 2016 Faculty.
Thank you to our sponsors.

7:00-8:00am  Registration/Breakfast Buffet – Sponsored by Cook Medical

8:00-8:15am  Opening Remarks/Announcements

Carotid 3.0
– Steve Knight RVT

New Developments in the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysm and the Role of TCD
– Colleen Douville RVT

Management of Ruptured Splenic Artery Aneurysm – An index case
– James Roberts MD

9:45-10:15am  Coffee and Tea Break/Visit Exhibitors

Duplex Ultrasound and Common Iliac Vein Compression
Brian Ferris MD /Sarah Coello RVT

Wound Care and the Vascular lab
– Terence Quigley MD

11:15 -11:45am
PE in Trauma Patients – What we know, what we don’t know and what we think we know
Riyad Karmy-Jones MD

11:45 – 1:30pm  Buffet Lunch
Note: these presentations are not eligible for
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Medtronic  –  Venaseal Presentation by Andrew Jones MD
Boston Scientific
Cook Medical

Hemodialysis Access: The Challenges that Follow
– Michael Zammit MD

Peripheral Arterial – Assessment of Tibial Arteries
–  Gregory Moneta MD

2:00-2:30pm  Critical Limb Ischemia – Targeting Angiosomes
–  Desarom Teso MD /Jill Sommerset RVT

Vascular Trauma
– Ryiad Karmy-Jones MD

3:00-3:45pm  Cookie Break / Visit Exhibitors

Help! I am leaking and I can’t seal!
-Beejay Feliciano MD/ Michelle Sentman RVT

Fenestrated Endograft
– Gregory Landry MD

Case Presentations
-Panel of Experts

5:30pm  Closing Remarks
Wine Social immediately to follow
            – Sponsored by Medtronic, Gore and Boston Scientific

Sunday, September 18, 2016

7:00-8:00am  Registration/Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Consensus Medical

Opening Remarks

TAVR Fundamental and Vascular Access Considerations
– Nathaniel Boyer MD

Connective Tissue Disorders
– Desarom Teso MD

Portal Duplex in the Vascular Lab –  Have no fear!
–  Brian Schnoor RVT

9:45-10:30am  Smoothie Bar Break – Sponsored by Medstreaming
Exhibitor podium time / Prize drawing

The Aging Synthetic Graft
– Holly Brown RVT

Compartment Syndrome
– Bethany Cookro RVT

11:30-12:00pm  Adjourn  – Closing Remarks / AME Award

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Northwest Vascular Technologists. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity meets the criteria for up to 8.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


NOTE: WSMA offers ABIM MOC points for this activity for learners choosing to participate in the MOC program. Learners are NOT required to participate in any MOC activities in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.



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