Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
2005 Annual Symposium

Program Highlights

  • Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Wesley S. Moore, MD, FACS
         "How Has Technology Influenced My Clinical Practice?"
  • Presidential Address: Peter F. Lawrence, MD, FACS
  • Post Graduate Course I: Medical Legal Issues
  • Post Graduate Course II: Carotid Angioplasty
  • Final Program
  • Gore Fellows Program

    Program Evaluations

  • Onsite
  • Electronic Post-Meeting Survey

    Awards

  • Peter B. Samuels Essay Award Competition ... Winner

    #24. A Biological Basis for Anatomic Variation in Descending Thoracic Aneurysms
    Indranil Sinha, B.A.
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI

  • Allastair Karmody Poster Award Competition ... Winner

    P46. Adventitial Angiogenesis and Vein Graft Hyperplasia: Role of an Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein, Survivin
    Grace J. Wang, M.D.
    Brigham and Womens' Hospital
    Boston, MA



    WESLEY S. MOORE, MD, FACS - Distinguished Guest Lecturer
    Dr. Moore is Professor of Surgery at UCLA Medical Center and is engaged in the active clinical and research practice of vascular surgery. He established the vascular surgery program at UCLA in 1980, and remained as Chief of the program until 1998. At that time he stepped down as director and turned the program over to one of his former fellows, Dr. Julie A. Freischlag. His major interests continue to be the management of patients with cerebrovascular disease; innovative approaches to the management of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, including endovascular repair; and the general field of endovascular surgery. Dr. Moore is a distinguished academic and leader in the field of vascular surgery; he has published hundreds of articles related to vascular disease and surgery and has authored numerous books including Vascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review.

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    PETER F. LAWRENCE, MD - SCVS 2005 President
    Dr. Lawrence graduated from Dartmouth College and was awarded his M.D. degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. His surgical residency and vascular fellowship were done at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. In 1978 he joined the faculty at the University of Utah where he served as Chief of Surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery, and President of the Medical Staff. He moved to UC, Irvine in 1998 to become the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice President for Specialty Services, and Professor of Surgery. In October 2003 he moved to UCLA to become the Bergman Chief of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Gonda Vascular Center.

    He has published over 100 articles, editorials, and book chapters. His research interests are related to aneurysms, limb salvage, venous disease, and wound healing. He has received National Institute of Health and Department of Defense funding for his research. In addition to his subspecialty of Vascular Surgery, Dr. Lawrence has written two textbooks of surgery, "Essentials of General Surgery" and "Essentials of Surgical Specialties", which are used at more than 70 percent of medical schools in their student education program. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Perspectives in Vascular Surgery, and Contemporary Surgery, as well as being a selective reviewer for seven other journals.

    Dr. Lawrence has actively participated in numerous regional and national professional organizations such as the Association for Surgical Education (President 1984-1985), Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society (President 1989-1990), Western Vascular Society (President 1999-2000), Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (President-Elect), Society for Vascular Surgery, National board of Medical Examiners, and the American Surgical Association. He has also served the American Board of Surgery by writing the qualifying and certifying exam for surgeons.

    His goals at UCLA are to enhance the multidisciplinary approach to vascular disease at the Gonda Vascular Center, develop a vascular disease management program at Santa Monica Hospital UCLA, and develop technology to manage vascular and circulatory problems using minimally invasive approaches.

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    POSTGRADUATE COURSE I: Medical Legal Issues
    Chairman: O. William Brown, MD
  • Basic Legal Concepts For the Vascular Surgeon - O. William Brown, MD
  • Do Doctors Do Enough To Police Themselves? - Jeffrey R. Rubin, MD
  • How Do Plaintiff Attorneys Decide Which Suits To File? - David Mishael, Esq.
  • Dos and Don'ts For the Medical Malpractice Defendant - Oscar J. Cabanas, Esq.

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    POSTGRADUATE COURSE II: Carotid Angioplasty
    Chairman: O. William Brown, MD
  • Cerebral Angiography - Alan B. Lumsden, MD
  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting: How I Do It - Kim J. Hodgson, MD
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Of Complications Following Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting - Keith D. Calligaro, MD
  • How To Get Trained On the Newly Approved Protection Device - James Neupert, Vice President of Marketing, Guidant Corporation
  • Present Status Of Medicare Payment For Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting - Kathleen Brooks, MD

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    PETER B. SAMUELS ESSAY AWARD COMPETITION
  • Open to students, residents and fellows in a university, affiliated hospital, or in a surgical or vascular surgical residency in the United States or Canada.
  • Submissions must be original papers on a subject related to vascular surgery that have not been previously published or presented.
  • Abstracts may be based on either experimental or clinical observations or it may be analytical, based on analysis and review of previous published data on the anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry or genetics of the vascular system and its disease.
  • Finalists for this award will be notified and must submit seven (7) copies of the manuscript to the Society's office by January 14, 2005.
  • $1000 cash prize plus round-trip coach airfare reimbursement and three nights hotel accommodations.

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    ALLASTAIR KARMODY POSTER AWARD COMPETITION
  • ALL abstracts accepted for Poster Presentation will be considered.
  • Submissions must be original papers on a subject related to vascular surgery that have not been previously published or presented.
  • Abstracts may be based on either experimental or clinical observations or it may be analytical, based on analysis and review of previous published data on the anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry or genetics of the vascular system and its disease.
  • Posters will be grouped by topic, with a moderator facilitating each group.
  • During a moderated Poster Session, authors will recap the highlights of their poster orally (timed, three-minute presentation), respond to questions and finally be judged by the participating audience judges.
  • Winners of each topic group will compete for a second round, resulting in the final awards: 1st Place - $1000, 2nd Place-- $500, 3rd Place-- $500.

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