Southern Association for Vascular surgery
Spring 2023 Newsletter

Vascular Specialist

2007 Annual Meeting Postgraduate Course

SAVS 2007 Annual Meeting

SAVS Postgraduate Course
TEVAR-Thoracic Endovascular Aorta Repair

Course Directors: Scott L. Stevens, MD, Mark Farber, MD

The SAVS presents a 3.75-hour CME accredited Postgraduate Course, TEVAR, addresses Thoracic Endovascular Aorta Repair. This half-day program taps the expertise of SAVS membership. Each brief TEVAR presentation will be followed by discussion open to all registrants.

TEVAR topics will include pre-op imaging, graft sizing and case strategy. Trouble shooting for TEVAR cases including difficult access, hostile anatomy and acute complications will be delineated. TEVAR outcomes including world data, US trials and multi-center experiences will be discussed. Also, fenestrated grafts, branched grafts and vessel relocation techniques will also be reviewed.

The design of this course enlists the expertise of the participants in a "think-tank" environment where TEVAR skills including tips and tricks, as well as lessons learned can be shared.

12:30 p.m. Thoracic Aorta Pathology: Challenges and Solutions
Thomas C. Naslund, M.D.
12:50 p.m. Vascular Access and Puncture Site Control
Alan B. Lumsden, M.D.
1:10 p.m. Outcomes - Worldwide Data, US Trials and Multi-Center Experience
John F. Eidt, M.D.
1:30 p.m. TEVAR - Step By Step Procedure
W. Anthony Lee, M.D.
1:50 p.m. Penetrating Ulcers and Aortic Dissections
Peter H. Lin, M.D.
2:10 p.m. Break
2:20 p.m. Endovascular - The New Benchmark For Thoracic Aorta Trauma
Scott L. Stevens, M.D.
2:40 p.m. Imaging - Surveillance, Leaks and Late Complications
Ross Millner, M.D.
3:10 p.m. Trouble Shooting: Acute Complications
Timothy M. Sullivan, M.D.
3:30 p.m. Branched Grafts, Fenestrated Grafts and Vessel Relocation
Mark A. Farber, M.D.
3:50 p.m. How To Handle Proximal Lesions
Ed Garrett, M.D.
4:10 p.m. Lessons Learned With TEVAR
Christopher J. Kwolek, M.D.