Stanford Endovascular Symposium, 2000: Endovascular Surgery Hands-On Workshop

Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1, 2000
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California

  • Live Case Demonstrations
  • Endovascular Surgery Symposium
  • Hand-on Workshops

    • Animal Labs
    • Bench Labs
    • Cadaver Labs

Sponsored by Medical Media Communications, Inc.


This course is designed to provide the practicing vascular surgeon or interventionalist with current information on endovascular techniques. The course is split between a hands-on laboratory workshop and an endovascular surgery symposium, including live case demonstrations of endovascular procedures with a special emphasis on endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. The hands-on portion of the course will assist specialists in the development of clinical and technical skills working with the latest instruments used in this growing surgical field. Participants will receive intensive practical endovascular experience in small groups conducted by Stanford and guest faculty.

Friday's hands-on training is held at Stanford University's animal, bench, and cadaver laboratory facilities. Saturday's symposium is at the Fairchild Auditorium, also on the Stanford campus.

Educational Format

This two-day meeting consists of hands-on workshops, live case demonstrations, and didactic lectures with ample time for questions and answers. To maximize the hands-on experience, attendance will be limited.

Target Audience

This course is specifically designed for vascular surgeons or interventionalists interested in furthering their endovascular surgery skills and techniques.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the newest innovations in endovascular and minimally invasive approaches to treat vascular disease.
  • Explain the implications for use of new technology and patient selection criteria.
  • Apply clinical techniques using vascular imaging, catheters and guidewires, thrombolytic therapy, stents and stent grafts, minimally invasive saphenous vein harvests, and endoscopic subfascial perforator ligation.
  • Delineate the limitations of the application of new technology and how to avoid complications.
  • Develop strategies for appropriate application of new techniques in clinical practice.
  • Describe the current state of the art of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Identify the latest treatments of cerebrovascular disease.

Sponsorship and Accreditation

The program sponsor, Medical Media Communications, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Hours

Medical Media Communications, Inc., designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 credit hours in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours spent in the educational activity.

Commercial Funding and Financial Support

This course is being funded by unrestricted educational grants from various commercial organizations. A complete list of commercial supporters will be given in the on-site course materials.


Friday, March 31, 2000 Hands-on Workshop

6:30 am - 7:15 am
Shuttle service from hotel to Stanford University's laboratory facilities

7:15 am - 8:00 am
Continental breakfast and introductory remarks

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hands-on animal, bench, and cadaver labs

Animal labs

Introducers, guide wires, catheter skills
Fluoroscopy, balloons, angioplasty, stents
Angioscopy, intravascular ultrasound
Clot management

Cadaver (fresh specimen) labs

Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest
Endoscopic subfascial perforator ligation

Bench labs

Endovascular aortic graft deployment
Catheter skills in flow models
AAA evaluation, 3D reconstructions
IVC filter insertion
Remote endarterectomy ring stripper
Endovascular in-situ bypass

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coding and Reimbursement for Endovascular Procedures
Michael Silva, MD

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hands-on animal, bench, and cadaver labs

6:00 pm

Saturday, April 1, 2000 Endovascular Surgery Symposium

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Shuttle service from hotel to Stanford University's Fairchild Auditorium and continental breakfast

Session 1: Endovascular Skills and Technologies

Moderator: Thomas Fogarty, MD
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Overview of Endovascular Surgery: Achievements and Future Directions
Thomas Fogarty, MD

How to Get Started in Endovascular Surgery
Kim Hodgson, MD

Troubleshooting, Precautions, and Avoiding Complications
Frank Criado, MD

Live Case Demonstration with Panel Discussion: Aortic Aneurysm Repair

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Break/Exhibits Open

Session 2: Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Moderator: Cornelius Olcott IV, MD
9:30 am - 11:45 am

Patient Selection and Imaging: What Devices are Available
Rodney White, MD

Technique and Avoiding Complications
Geoffrey White, MD

Evaluation of Outcome and Results
Christopher Zarins, MD

Follow-up and Postoperative Management
Bradley Hill, MD

Postoperative Duplex Surveillance
Bonnie Johnson, RDMS, RVT

Live Case Demonstration with Panel Discussion: Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Lower Extremity Revascularization

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch/Exhibits Open

Session 3: Cerebrovascular and Thoracic Aortic Disease

Moderator: Ronald Dalman, MD
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Carotid Stenting: Do We Need Protection Devices?
Alan Yeung, MD

Treatment of Aortic Arch Vessel Occlusive Disease
Don Schwarten, MD

Debate: Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting-Should We Have a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial?
Affirmative : Robert Hobson, MD
Negative : Thomas Fogarty, MD

Endoluminal Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
R. Scott Mitchell, MD

Live Case Demonstration with Panel Discussion

Session 4: Arterial Occlusive and Venous Disease

Moderator: E. John Harris, Jr., MD
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Endovascular Approaches for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
Alan Lumsden, MD

Are Stent-Grafts Better than Stents for Arterial Occlusive Disease?
Mahmood Razavi, MD

Remote Endarterectomy and Stenting for SFA Occlusion
Frans Moll, MD

Venous Disease: Update for 2000

Perforator Vein Ligation for Venous Insufficiency
E. John Harris, Jr., MD

Thrombolytic Therapy for DVT
Anthony Lee, MD

Live Case Demonstration with Panel Discussion

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Break/Exhibits Open

Session 5: Endovascular Forum: Stump the Experts

Moderator: Christopher Zarins, MD
4:00 pm - 4:55 pm

Case Presentations: What Should I Do?

Panel: Tim Chuter, MD; Frank Criado, MD; Thomas Fogarty, MD; Kim Hodgson, MD; Michael Silva, MD; and Geoffrey White, MD

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks/Adjourn

5:00 pm
Shuttle service from Stanford University to hotel

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Shuttle from hotel to Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reception and dinner at Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard

10:00 pm
Shuttles leave for hotel

Social Event

Course tuition includes a reception and dinner at the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard on Saturday, April 1, 2000. The winery is in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Silicon Valley and Stanford University, and has produced several award-winning wines in recent years. Guests are welcome to attend; the guest fee is $75 per person.

Directors & Faculty

Course Directors

Thomas Fogarty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Vascular Surgery
Stanford, California

Christopher Zarins, MD
Chidester Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Stanford University School of Medicine Faculty

Ronald Dalman, MD
Division of Vascular Surgery

E. John Harris, Jr., MD
Division of Vascular Surgery

Edmund J. Harris, Sr., MD
Division of Vascular Surgery

Bradley Hill, MD
Division of Vascular Surgery

Bonnie Johnson, RDMS, RVT
Division of Vascular Surgery

Stephen Kee, MD
Department of Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology

Anthony Lee, MD
Division of Vascular Surgery

John Thomas Mehigan
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

R. Scott Mitchell, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Cornelius Olcott IV, MD
Division of Vascular Surgery

Mahmood Razavi, MD
Department of Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology

Geoffrey Rubin, MD
Department of Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology

Alan Yeung, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Guest Faculty

Robert Allen, MD
Sanger Clinic
Charlotte, North Carolina

Ramin Beygui, MD
University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Timothy Chuter, MD
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Frank Criado, MD
Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Raul Guzman, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Massoud Haji-Aghaii, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Robert Hobson II, MD
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey

Kim Hodgson, MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois

Edward Kinney, MD
Surgical Care Associates
Louisville, Kentucky

Dainis Krievins, MD
P. Stradins Hospital
Riga, Latvia

Alan Lumsden, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Bernardo Martinez, MD
Vascular Surgery, Inc.
Toledo, Ohio

Frans Moll, MD
St. Antonius Hospital
The Netherlands

Peter Schubart, MD, PhD
O'Connor Hospital
San Jose, California

Don Schwarten, MD
Guidant Corporation
Santa Clara, California

Michael Silva, MD
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey

Roy Tawes, MD
Peninsula Vascular Surgery Associates
Burlingame, California

L. Albert Wetter, MD
Peninsula Vascular Surgery Associates
Burlingame, California

Geoffrey White, MD
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Rodney White, MD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California


The registration fee is $1,300 to attend both the Hands-on Workshop and Endovascular Surgery Symposium on March 31-April 1, 2000 ($1,450 if received after March 1, 2000). To attend the Endovascular Surgery Symposium only on April 1, 2000, the course fee is $400 ($450 after March 1, 2000) for physicians and industry personnel and $200 for residents and fellows in training. Tuition includes course materials, planned meals, and Saturday's social event at the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard. To register, call Medical Media Communications at 800-600-2525 or 312-337-0817, or fax 312-337-0818. You may register with a credit card over the phone or you can request that a registration form be faxed or mailed to you.

Download a PDF version of the brochure, which includes a Registration Form [PDF].


Cancellations will be accepted until March 1, 2000, and are subject to a 10% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after that date. Medical Media Communications, Inc., must be notified in writing of your intent to cancel prior to the cancellation deadline.

Hotel & Air Travel

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Hotel Palo Alto until February 29, 2000. After that date, reservations will be subject to availability. The room rate is $169.00 single or double occupancy, plus 10% occupancy tax.

To reserve a room, call the Sheraton Hotel Palo Alto at 650-328-2800 or 800-874-3516, or fax 650-327-7362 and mention you're with the Stanford University Hands-on Workshop. Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is 11:00 am. Reservations must be made by February 29, 2000, and a deposit of the first night's lodging is required.

Download a PDF version of the brochure, which includes a Hotel Reservation Form [PDF].

Air Travel Arrangements

Travel arrangements can be made by contacting your travel agent or by calling the MMC Travel Desk at 888-MMC-DESK (888-662-3375) weekdays 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Central Standard Time. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Stanford Endovascular Surgery Hands-on Workshop when you call. Tickets will be sent to you directly.

Due to the high demand for this course, we strongly advise you to wait until your attendance is confirmed to schedule airfare. MMC and Stanford University claim no responsibility for airfare that must be cancelled.