42nd Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium

Date & Location
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 AM - Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00 PM, InterContinental Hotel, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple Specialties, Nursing


Welcome to our 42nd Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium.This two and a half day course provides category 1 continuing medical education (CME) credits, maintenance of certification (MOC) credits, and a hard cover textbook authored by the participating faculty. We have brought together 50 national experts in their respective fields of vascular care who have contributed an up-to-date written chapter that accompanies their corresponding 15-minute presentation.

As has been the tradition, we have selected speakers based on recent peer-reviewed publications, national societal presentations, and/or recognized leaders in their discipline. The program provides a comprehensive analysis of the current management of vascular disease it relates to treatment of extracranial cerebrovascular and supra-aortic trunk disease, new approaches to lower extremity arterial and venous problems,recent cutting-edge developments in open and endovascular approaches to treat aortic and visceral arterial disease, as well as novel techniques for hemodialysis access, complex venous problems, upper extremity disorders. Concluding each session, a 30-minute panel discussion will occur allowing the audience ample time to ask more in-depth questions of the experts.

A long-standing tradition of our program has been the inclusion of several short case presentations given by the Northwestern faculty during the continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings. We recognize the educational value of this interactive experience and invite the audience to participate along with our panelists.In addition to the CME and MOC credits, registration for the meeting includes a daily continental breakfast,lunch, refreshments, and the hardcover textbook. We look forward to having you join us in Chicago during this festive time of year.

  1. Discuss and report current treatment recommendations for extra-cranial carotid and supra-aortic trunk arterial occlusive disease
  2. Describe the expected outcomes of lower extremity revascularization for arterial occlusive disease following open surgical and endovascular techniques
  3. Identify the impact of contralateral carotid occlusion on CEA and CAS
  4. Identify current methods of surgical management on carotid body tumors
  5. Critique current coding and documentation methods and the importance of physician involvement
  6. Discuss and report on essentials of starting a vein practice with laser v. radiofrequency ablation
  7. Discuss the latest developments in treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm disease
  8. Evaluate new developments in the management of complex venous disease
  9. Summarize the latest in treatment of upper extremity vascular disease and hemodialysis access
  10. Judge how the course contents may be applied to individual clinical practices by interacting on the case-based, expert and expert panel discussions


Online registration is now CLOSED.  You may still register for this activity onsite using a check only.  Credit cards will not be accepted onsite.  Please plan accordingly. 

Cancellations must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Medical Education. The paid registration fee,minus a $50 administrative charge, will be refunded. No refunds will be granted after November 22, 2017.

The registration fee includes: 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, refreshment breaks, and a course textbook. Please note: Credit card payments cannot be accepted by phone, postal mail or for on-site registrations. If you plan to register on-site, please bring a check made payable to “Northwestern University”.


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.