MIAMI BEACH, 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 trial updates.
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.