Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 —
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) take center stage at the upcoming 24th Annual
International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), which brings together
physicians, scientists, researchers and industry professionals working in the
multidisciplinary field of peripheral and cardiac interventional medicine. The
meeting will be held January 15-19, 2012 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with
CME accreditation (http://www.iset.org/accreditation.html)
provided by Complete Conference Management (CCM).
World-renowned experts will tackle cutting-edge issues in
EVAR and TEVAR during several dedicated sessions on January 17. Michael Dake,
M.D. of Stanford University Medical Center, who performed the first EVAR in the
United States in 1991, will speak about technology in support of the procedures
and discuss where existing devices fall short of current needs. Vascular
surgeon Frank Veith, M.D. of the Cleveland Clinic and British surgeon Roger
Greenhalgh, M.D. will debate “Should EVAR Be the First Choice for
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Therapy?” ISET Course Director Barry
Katzen, M.D., of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, will discuss the pros and cons
associated with the growing use of the transapical approach to the aorta.
Related talks will offer a thorough review of
next-generation devices not yet approved in the United States; a hard look at
devices newly released in the market, including snorkels, chimneys and
periscopes; an examination of pre-close techniques for EVAR and TEVAR; and
In addition to EVAR and TEVAR (http://www.iset.org/program.html),
ISET will cover all subjects pertaining to endovascular therapy. The five-day
meeting presents intensive one-day symposia and general and concurrent sessions,
as well as small-group case reviews.
Live case demonstrations from clinical sites in Miami, New York and Leipzig, Germany
– during which operators narrate their work with patients and take questions
from panelists assembled in the ballroom of the Fontainebleau – will complement the lectures
and give attendees the equivalent of a front-row seat in the procedure room.
Physician attendees represent specialists in the fields of interventional
radiology, interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery
and others involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
To view the complete ISET program and to register online, go
to http://www.iset.org. Phone registration
is available at 888-480-2031 (or 410-480-5224 for international callers).
About the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)
Begun in 1989 and led by acclaimed interventionist Barry Katzen, M.D., ISET is
attended annually by physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and
industry professionals from around the world. The meeting pioneered the use of
live case demonstrations as an educational tool and promotes the
multidisciplinary treatment of cardiac and vascular disease by endovascular
means. ISET 2012 will take place January 15-19 at the Fontainebleau Miami
Beach. For more information, go to http://www.iset.org.
About Complete Conference Management
Complete Conference Management (CCM) incorporates state-of-the-art technology
to provide innovative learning experiences. CCM specializes in utilizing
today’s advanced communication technology to design and deliver education in a
dynamic format. CCM’s expertise includes facilitating the live broadcast of
medical procedures from medical centers to meeting sites worldwide using the
most sophisticated transmission methods available, simultaneous translation as
well as audience response systems (ARS). Complete Conference Management is
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(ACCME(R)) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. To learn
more about CCM, go to http://www.ccmcme.com
or call 888-334-7495.