The Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery gears up to host the 45th Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery being held March 18th – 22nd, 2017 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. At this year’s meeting, two projects from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery have been selected to compete in the Karmody Poster competition.

Dr. Wande B. Pratt will present the UT team’s work on the Outcomes of Spontaneous Mesenteric Arterial Dissections on the afternoon of Tuesday, under the Peripheral Vascular Disease category. Dr. Vowels under the mentorship of Dr. Charlton-Ouw will present the results on Early and midterm outcomes after infrainguinal bypass at a tertiary referral center, under the Lower Extremity category on March 21st. The winner of each group becomes a finalist of the competition, and will present their work again during the Final Round on Wednesday, March 22nd.

In addition to this, 3 other projects from the UT CV surgery’s Clinical Science Program will be showcased and presented at the Annual Symposium. These include:

  • Asymptomatic Patients with Inferior Vena Cava Filter Penetration Through the Wall May Be Managed Conservatively – to be presented by Dr. Pratt as a plenary discussion at the Scientific Sessions on Wednesday, March 22nd.
  • The Impact of Arch Involvement in Acute Type B Aortic Dissection – to be presented by Dr. Hunter Ray as a plenary discussion at the Scientific Sessions on Wednesday, March 22nd.
  • TEVAR for a Patient with Intramural Hematoma After Failure of Medical Therapy– to be presented by Samuel Leonard as an interactive e-poster.
  • Antegrade Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Examination in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection – to be presented by Dr. Rana Afifi as an interactive e-poster.