Vascular Annual Meeting, 2019

June 6, 2019

Vascular Annual Meeting, 2019

The 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) hosted by the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) in conjunction with the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) will be kicking off VAM on June 12th in Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, just outside of Washington, DC.  The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery with McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute at TMC will be in attendance to present, share, and discuss recent findings, results, and advancements in vascular and endovascular surgery.  Our Faculty, trainees, and staff have been selectively chosen and accepted to present on various plenary discussions, poster competitions, and discussion sessions at this year’s meeting.

UTHealth Houston CVSurgery Team at VAM2018 in Boston.

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth CVSurgery Team at VAM2018 in Boston at last year’s meeting.

Additionally, we look forward to having our research coordinator, Whitley Ausbie join the invited faculty and staff at this year’s VAM.  Ausbie is the January winner of the BEST CLI-Clinical Trial Holiday Challenge.  She was selected for this opportunity in recognition of her hard work in recruiting participants for the research study during the busy holiday season in 2018.




A list of all accepted work to be presented at VAM2019 is listed below.

Wednesday, June 12th

SVS, 8:08 AM – 8:15 AM: Guidelines for IVC Filter Placement in Trauma Patients, by Kristofer Charlton-Ouw.

VESS28, 3 PM – 3:15 PM: Imaging Characteristics of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection and Candidacy for Repair with Ascending Aortic Endografts, presented by Alexander Nissen.

Thursday, June 13th

IP255, 5 PM – 6:30 PM: Equinus Traumaticus: Common Femoral Artery Occlusion Due to Blunt Traumatic Injury Inflicted by a Falling Horse, presented by Hunter Ray.

IP141, 5 PM – 6:30 PM: Aortic Penetration by Veress Needle During Laparoscopic Abdominal Access, presented by Hunter Ray.

IP143, 5 PM – 6:30 PM: Massive Iatrogenic Posterior Tibial Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Total Ankle Reconstruction, presented by Hunter Ray.

Friday, June 14th

8:25 AM – 8:35 AM, Postoperative Complications of Lumbar Spine Exposure: Lessons Learned, presented by Kristofer Charlton-Ouw.

PC122, 3:30 PM – 5 PM: Abdominal Aortic Remodeling After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Type B (DeBakey IIIb) Aortic Dissection, presented by Hunter Ray.

PC018, 3:30 PM – 5 PM: Early TEVAR for Acute Type B Dissection is Associated with Increased Complications: Results from the GREAT Registry, presented by Gregory Magee with USC, Los Angeles.

RS20, 4:43 PM – 4:48 PM: Outcomes of Women in Childbearing Age with Aortic Dissection: Results from a Single Center Database, presented by Rana Afifi.

Saturday, June 15th

4:05 to 4:20 PM: The Pulmonary Embolism Team: The Vascular Surgeon’s Perspective, presented by Naveed Saqib.

We look forward to reconnecting with our colleagues and peers from around the nation and globe in effort to continue learning from each other.