Paclitaxel Safety in the Periphery: A Review of Current Literature and Guidelines

Paclitaxel Safety in the Periphery: A Review of Current Literature and Guidelines

On-Demand Webcast

Peter Schneider, MD (moderator)
Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Daniel Clair, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Palmetto Health/ University of South Carolina Medical Group
Columbia, South Carolina

John Laird, MD
Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute
St. Helena Hospital
St. Helena, California

Sahil Parikh, MD
Director of Endovascular Services
Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York


Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email


This program is designed for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, clinical cardiologists, clinical radiologists, primary care physicians, wound care physicians, podiatrists, internists, nurses, technicians, hospital administration and others using paclitaxel coated/eluting technologies in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease.


After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  •  Assess approaches to informed patient consent regarding paclitaxel safety
  •  Define patients at high risk of restenosis
  •  Understand implications of big data (CMS, Medicare) and how to interpret these datasets
  •  Analyze the FDA letter from August 2019 and assess implications for daily practice
claiming crediT

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation by November 19, 2020. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: November 19, 2019
Expiration Date: November 19, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete: 0.75 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.


NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported the "Paclitaxel Safety in the Periphery: A Review of Current Literature and Guidelines" through educational grants and/or in-kind support: Medtronic


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Paclitaxel Safety in the Periphery A Review of Current Literature and Guidelines, has been approved for .75 A+ ARRT CE credits by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). The AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism (RCEEM).


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This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME.


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Clinical Reviewers

Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN, Infectious Disease Consultants/San Diego Infusion Center, San Diego, CA

Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, NACCME planners and staff include Chris Bolwell, MaryEllen Fama, Raquel Gaerlen, Jennifer Ilcyn and Colleen Waters.

Chris Bolwell is a shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline. GlaxoSmithKline is not supporting this activity, nor does any content relate to their product/service

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Clair: Consultant--BD, Boston Scientific, Elastimed, Medtronic; Advisory Board--BD, Boston Scientific, Endospan

Dr. Laird: Consultant --Abbott Vascular, Bard, Boston Scientific Corporation, Covidien, Medtronic; Research --W.L. Gore

Dr. Parikh: Consultant--Terumo; Advisory Board: Abbott, Boston Scientific, CSI, Medtronic, Philips; Research--Abbott (PI), Boston Scientific (DSMB), Concept Medical (PI), Silk Road Medical (CEC), Shockwave Medical, Surmodics, TriReme Medical; Speakers' Bureau--Abiomed

Dr. Schneider: Consultant--Cagent, CSI, CTI, Devoro, Illuminate, Intact Vascular, Intervene, Limflow, Medtronic, Profusa, Surmodics, Silk Road Medical; Advisory Board--Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Philips

Ms. Seaman: Speakers' Bureau--Next Science

Dr. Oettgen has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.


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