Enduring Symposium: Essentials of Endovascular Therapy

Enduring Symposium: Essentials of Endovascular Therapy

Self-Assessment Activity

Enduring Online Activity

Recorded at ISET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
8:00am – 12:25pm


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 info@naccme.com.

Intended Learners

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) is designed for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, clinical cardiologists, clinical radiologists, neurologists, internists, nurses and others involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

After attending the Focused Symposium: Essentials of Endovascular Therapy at the 32nd Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) participants should be able to:

  • List evidence based medicine criteria that reflect the best techniques and devices to treat cardiovascular disease.
  • Explain the benefits of medical management and advances in anticoagulation to improve patient outcomes of endovascular therapy.
  • Assess diagnosis and treatment options for acute, chronic, and superficial venous disease, as well as acute arterial ischemia.
  • Analyze the role of noninvasive testing options in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
  • Differentiate advanced techniques and treatment for pulmonary embolism.
  • Assess treatment options via review of patient case examples for aortic-illiac, femoral popliteal, and tibial peroneal diseases.

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity by viewing both webcasts posted, completing an online post-test self-assessment, and the online evaluation by April 17, 2021. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: April 17, 2020
Expiration Date: April 17, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete: 4 hours

There is no fee associated with this activity.


In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.


This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 4.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 4.0 contact hours.


NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.0 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

This enduring activity is qualified for SA-CME or SAMs credits by the ABR. This activity is a recording of the below live session at ISET that is fully qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC):

Focused Symposium: The Essentials of Endovascular Therapy

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
8:00am – 12:25pm   4.0 credits
ABR Date of Qualification: December 26, 2019

If you have participated in the live activity at ISET and have already claimed SAMs credits for this program, you are not eligible to claim SAMs credits for this enduring activity.

American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Achieving a score of 75% or more on this self-assessment will allow the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ earned during this activity to count toward self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.


This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.


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.


The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a physician-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own physician.

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The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME or HMP. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.


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Clinical Reviewers

Adam Geronemus, MD
Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
South Miami Heart Center
Miami, Florida

Alex Powell, MD
Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, Florida


Susie Seaman, NP
Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic
San Diego, California

Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, the planning committee is comprised of: James Benenati, MD, FSIR; Daniel Clair, MD; Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSIR, FVSM; Adam Geronemus, MD; William Gray, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Barry Katzen, MD, FACC, FACR, FSIR; Kenia Lynn, PA; Jihad Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Richard Neville, MD, FACS; Constantino Peña, MD, FSIR; Alex Powell, MD, FSIR; Ramon Quesada, MD; Brian Schiro, MD; and Susie Seaman, NP; and Chris Bolwell, Caitlin Eastman, MaryEllen Fama, Jennifer Ilcyn, Todd Kunkler, Joanna Tong, and Colleen Waters, NACCME.

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

Ms. Fama, Ms. Ilcyn, Mr. Kunkler, Ms. Tong, and Ms. Waters of NACCME have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

The faculty has reported the following:

Gary Ansel, MD, FACC: Consultant – Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, CR Bard, SurModics, W.L. Gore; Speakers’ Bureau – Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Surmodics, Cook Medical; Other Financial or Material Support – Cook Medical (Royalties)

James F. Benenati, MD, FSIR: Consultant – Penumbra; Major Stock Shareholder – Penumbra; Speakers’ Bureau – Sirtex, Endologix

Daniel Clair, MD: Consultant: BD-Bard, BSC, Elastimed, LimFlow, Medtronic, Venture Medical

James Froehlich, MD - Consultant – Pfizer, Merck, Janssen, Johnson and Johnson, Boehringer-Ingleheim; Grant/Research Support – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Pfizer, Janssen

 Ian DelConde, MD, FACC: Speakers' Bureau – Bristol Myers Squibb, J&J, Janssen, Lantheus, Merck

 Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSIR, FSVM: Consultant–Medtronic, Bard; Speakers’ Bureau–Boston Scientific; Other Financial or Material Support–Sirtex Proctor.

Mark Garcia, MD: Consultant – BSC, BTG/EKOS, Cook, Merit Medical, Philips/Volcano, Vascular Medcure, Walk Vascular; Grant/ Research Support – BSC, BTG/EKOS; Speakers’ Bureau – BSC, BTG/EKOS, Cook, Philips/Volcano; Major Stock Shareholder – Cagent Vascular, Intact Vascular, Vascular Medcure, Vesper Medical; Other Financial or Material Support – Study PI for ACCESS PTS; BSC: MAB; Cagent Vascular: MAB; Intact Vascular: MAB; Merit Medical: royalties; Philips/Volcano: MAB; Vascular Medcure: SAB; Vesper Medical: CMO, MAB, BOD; Walk Vascular: family member employee

Adam Geronemus, MD: Speakers' Bureau – Bard, Gore, Merit, Penumbra, Sirtex

Bruce Gray, MD has nothing to disclose.

Michael R. Jaff, DO: Consultant – Medtronic, Biotronik, Philips/Volcano, Sanofi, Silk Road Medical, Micell, Vactronix, Venarum, Non-Compensated: Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular; Major Stock Shareholder – Embolitech, Gemini, PQ Bypass, Primacea, Sano V, Vascular Therapies, EFemoral

Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT, FSVM has nothing to disclose.

D. Chris Metzger, MD, FACC, FSCAI: Speakers’ Bureau - Abbott, Endologix/ TriVascular, Boston Scientific, Bard, Gore, CSI, Medtronic; Other Financial or Material Support – VIVA Board Member, National PI/Co-PI: Confidence, SAPPHIRE WW, CANOPY

Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI: Consultant - Bard Peripheral Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Medtronic, Philips, Terumo; Grant/ Reasearch Support –  Boston Scientific, CardioFlow, PQ Bypass; Major Stock Shareholder – CardioFlow; Other Financial or Material Support - CardioFlow Board of Directors, Micromedical Solutions Chief Medical Officer

Richard Neville, MD, FACS: Consultant – Graftworx, W.L. Gore; Grant/Research Support – Medtronic, W.L. Gore; Scientific Advisory Board – Graftworx, Tissue Analytics, W.L. Gore

Parag Patel, MD, MS, FSIR: Consultant – Medtronic, Penumbra, BD Bard; Speakers’ Bureau – Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular

Alex Powell, MD, FSIR: Speakers’ Bureau – Bard, Penumbra

Akhilesh Sista, MD: Grant/Research Support – NHLBI (U34 grant, Principal Investigator), Penumbra Inc. (Administered through NYU Radiology Dept); Unpaid Scientific Advisory Board – Thrombolex, Vascular Medcure

George Vatakencherry, MD has nothing to disclose.

Libby Watch, MD: Speakers’ Bureau - BD

Bret N. Wiechmann, MD, FSIR, FAHA: Consultant – Boston Scientific Corporation, Intact Vascular, Morris Innovative, Medtronic, BD/Bard; Grant/Research Support – Intact Vascular, Medtronic; Major Stock Shareholder – PQ Bypas



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