Milwaukee Vascular Symposium

Brookfield, WI US
March 15, 2024

This educational symposium is designed to highlight a broad range of topics relating to vascular disease. It will familiarize the audience with natural history, surgical techniques, avoidance of complications and new technology.

Target Audience

  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Residents, Fellows
  • Allied Health Professionals who are involved in the care of patients with vascular, endovascular, and aortic disease

Learning Objectives

Learners who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Develop a protocol for shared decision making for patients considering a carotid artery intervention.
  • Develop criteria for appropriate use of lower extremity vascular interventions in their institution for patients with both claudication and chronic limb-threatening ischemia.
  • Describe appropriate indications for venous intervention for both acute and chronic deep venous thrombosis.
  • Create an algorithm for the contemporary management of type B aortic dissection, both complicated and uncomplicated.
  • Recognize the consequences of failed EVAR and will learn the indications for a timely intervention. 
  • Develop a protocol for appropriate long-term management (medical and surgical) of patients who survived repair of type A aortic dissection.
Additional information
PDF icon Program Brochure5.19 MB


Rebecca Burdick
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1818
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/15/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
03/15/2024 - 4:00pm CDT

The symposium will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024. PDF icon View the agenda as a PDF here.

Milwaukee Vascular Symposium - Friday, March 15, 2024




07:15 AM Registration, breakfast, exhibitor booths 
08:00 AM Welcome remarks & initiation 
SESSION I: Aortic  Chair: Momodou L. Jammeh, MD
08:05 AM Thoraflex hybrid device for combined aortic arch and descending aorta aneurysms: Current experience and future direction  Ahmed Ali, MD
08:15 AM Assessment and management of thoracic aorta pseudoaneurysm James E. Mace Jr., MD, FACS
08:25 AM Aortic arch - endovascular Nathan W. Kugler, MD, RPVI
08:35 AM Complex repair of pararenal and thoracoabdominal aneurysmsPeter J. Rossi, MD, FACS, DFSVS
08:45 AM When to intervene on that pesky type II endoleak Robert A. Hieb, MD, RVT, FSIR
08:55 AM Chest wall cryoablation for thoracoabdominal incisions Britton Donato, MD, MPH
09:05 AM Panel discussion 
09:25AM Refreshment break and exhibitions 
SESSION II: Carotid  Chair: Abby Rothstein, MD, FACS
09:40 AM Debate - CEA - shunt every time Momodou L. Jammeh, MD
09:50 AM Debate - CEA - never shunt Brian D. Lewis, MD, FACS
10:00 AM When to combine CEA and CABG - always, sometimes, never? Kellie R. Brown, MD, FACS
10:10 AM TCAR and TF-CAS - when and why? Joseph Hart, MD, MHL, FACS, DFSVS
10:20 AM Appropriate medical management for CEA James B. Gosset, MD
10:30 AM Carotid occlusion - when and how to intervene Hirad S. Hedayat, MD, FAANS
10:40 AM Combined CEA and retrograde common carotid stenting Simon R. Fraser, DO
10:50 AM Panel discussion 
11:10 AM Lunch and exhibitions 
SESSION III: Venous  Chair: Matthew J. Scheidt, MD, FSIR
12:15 PM Superficial reflux - when and how? Mona S. Li, MD
12:25 PM Central venous occlusions and dialysis access Kaila Redifer Tremblay, MD
12:35 PM ATTRACT and C-TRACT: Interpreting the data Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR
12:45 PM Thoracic outlet decompression for failing access Paul L. Linsky, MD
12:55 PM Percutaneous venous thrombectomy for DVT and PE Patrick Edward Muck, MD, RVT, FACS
01:25 PM Panel discussion 
01:50 PM Refreshment break and exhibitions 
SESSION IV: Peripheral Chair: Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR
02:05 PM BEST-CLI and BASIL results: What to do with them? Mitchell R. Dyer, MD, MSc
02:15 PM Common femoral artery occlusive disease: Is endovascular ever indicated? William Sheaffer Sorrells, MD
02:25 PM Intravascular lithotripsy for calcified infrainguinal disease Mustafa M. Haddad, MD
02:35 PM When to use DCB and DES Matthew J. Scheidt, MD, FSIR
02:45 PM Give it the laser - when is atherectomy appropriate? Mircea Cristescu, MD
02:55 PM Hold on, bypass is better than all of these things Abby Rothstein, MD
03:05 PM Panel discussion 
03:25 PM Honors and adjourn 
Brookfield Conference Center
325 S Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States

The Medical College of Wisconsin 2024 Vascular Symposium will be held on March 15, 2024, at the Brookfield Conference Center, located at 325 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53005.

Parking: Complimentary lot parking is available at the Brookfield Conference Center. Valet parking is not available.

Lodging: Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Brookfield Conference Center, located at 265 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53002. A reservation link will be available shortly. Please contact for assistance.

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ahmed Ali, MD
Kellie R. Brown, MD, FACS
Mircea M. Cristescu, MD, MBA
Britton Donato, MD, MPH
Mitchell R. Dyer, MD, MSc
Simon Fraser, DO 
James B. Gosset, MD
Mustafa M. Haddad, MD
Joseph Hart, MD, MHL, FACS, DFSVS
Robert A. Hieb, MD, RVT, FSIR
Momodou L. Jammeh, MD
Nathan W. Kugler, MD, RPVI
Brian D. Lewis, MD, FACS
Mona S. Li, MD
Paul L. Linsky, MD
James E. Mace Jr., MD, FACS
Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR
Kaila C. Redifer Tremblay, MD
Abby Rothstein, MD, FACS
Matthew J. Scheidt, MD, FSIR

ACCME Accreditation Statement: 

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement: 

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION: Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 5.75 Nursing Contact Hours are available. Successful completion of the activity will require attendance at the entire activity and completion of an evaluation form.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ offered by an ACCME-approved organization may fulfill the requirements of continuing education hours for a number of health professionals including advanced practice providers. Many societies, credentialing bodies, and state licensing boards accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure and recertification. Please contact your licensing board prior to registering for the course if you have any questions on whether this activity will qualify.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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