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The State-of-the-Art in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: 2019

This postgraduate course in vascular surgery provides a focused, state of the art approach towards multiple topics of interest in vascular disease.

This postgraduate course in vascular surgery provides a focused, state-of-the art approach towards multiple topics of interest in vascular disease. As such, it will try to help provide a unique approach for the evaluation, diagnostic, management, including technical performance in'How Do I Do It,'and offer specific treatment options for a whole array of vascular problems. This will provide a current comprehensive review of the evaluation and management of this patient population in an effort to try to improve outcomes through a better understanding of pathogenesis, the diagnosis, and the natural history of the disease processes and how to select the optimal methodology for the treatment.

The learning format will include a short lectures by the faculty followed by a panel discussion where we will address some issues of the case presentation as well as specific questions relating to the presentations. This interactive session will help the course attendees improve their knowledge and competence in the practice of treating patients with vascular disease. During appropriate sessions there will be formal debates on controversial topics to help the attendees appreciate the different points of view in these complex clinical problems. In addition, at the end of each day of lectures, there will also be numerous specific case presentations to help emphasize the lectured topics using the example of real patients with the vascular disease of the prior day sessions.

The target audience for this postgraduate course is very broad. It includes any clinical practitioner treating patients with vascular disease in any capacity. This includes vascular, general, and cardiothoracic surgeons as well as interventional radiologist and cardiologists and may also be helpful for intensivists as well as emergency medicine personnel who see patients with vascular disease. Those who wish to have a greater depth of understanding and appreciation for the evaluation and treatment options for patients with vascular disease will clearly benefit from this course. The qualifications of the participants can be on the level of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, as well as trainees such as residents and fellows are also welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize optimal medical management and identify which current treatments are appropriate for carotid artery disease
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of carotid stenting and endarterectomy
  • Apply current guidelines for aortic aneurysm evaluation and management
  • Determine the optimal management for patients with endoleak after EVAR
  • Integrate contemporary evidence and recommendations into the care of patients with lower extremity venous insufficiency and guidelines for treatment of diabetic ulcers
  • Compare the best available options for treating lower extremity ischemia
  • Employ endovascular therapies for peripheral artery occlusive disease, and which are appropriate
  • Manage acute arterial ischemia and venous disease according to current Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines
  • Identify multiple issues related to vascular medicine and the medical treatment of these patients
  • Appreciate the complications of their treatment including myocardial infarction and bleeding
  • Define multiple methodologies to minimize their and the patient’s exposure to X-ray radiation

Target Audience

This course is targeted to Specialty Physicians, Nurse Practicioners, and Physician Assistants who practice in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery.

Course Director

Glenn M. LaMuraglia, MD

Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School



The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery

This activity provides 20.50 Self-Assessment Credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Canadian Accreditation

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

European Accreditation

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at:

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

IOM Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

  • Provide Patient-Centered Care
  • Employ Evidence-Based Practice

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

Tuition for The State-of-the-Art in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: 2019 is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.


Tuition includes a printed syllabus, refreshments at breaks, and lunches.

All sessions will be held at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel. Reservation can be made by calling the hotel directly:

  • 617-236-1100
  • 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)

Please specify that you are enrolled in the HMS/MGH Vascular & Endovascular Postgraduate Course to receive a conference rate.

Please note that the room block may sell out prior to the course start date. Early booking of reservations is recommended.



Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel

40 Dalton Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02115 USA


Please contact the Continuing Education Programs with any questions by phone or email, or submit this web form. Harvard Medical School:, (617) 384-8600