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2016 Annual Conference Agenda
7:00-8:00am Registration/Breakfast Buffet – Sponsored by Cook Medical
8:00-8:15am Opening Remarks/Announcements
– 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
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
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
– 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
– Gregory Landry MD
-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
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
– 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.
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.