Jose “Pepe” Alvarez Jr M.D. Memorial Lecture on Vascular Disease: Advancements in the Management of Aortic Dissection

May 17, 2022

Acute aortic dissection is the most common emergency affecting the human aorta, with high mortality and morbidity without appropriate and time-sensitive treatment. Based on data from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD), patients with acute type B dissection composed approximately 33% of all dissection patients enrolled in the registry across a 17-year period. Management of acute type B dissection has evolved over time and now includes medical, surgical and endovascular therapies performed by several specialties, including vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional radiology and cardiology.

Please join Dr. Joseph Lombardi as he explores the new classification of type B aortic dissection and novel management strategies to improve patient outcomes. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Podiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists, Nurses, and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the new classification of type B aortic dissection and novel strategies in the management of aortic dissection.
  • Determine the most appropriate treatment plan for patients with aortic dissection based on patient characteristics. 
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
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Event starts: 
05/17/2022 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/17/2022 - 7:30pm EDT
United States

Joseph V. Lombardi, M.D.
Head, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Residency
Cooper University Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Cooper Medical School
Rowan University
Camden, New Jersey 

Joseph V. Lombardi, M.D., faculty for this educational event, is a consultant for Shockwave, Cook Medical, Medtronic and Endologix and has indicated that the presentation or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*: 
Barry T. Katzen, M.D. – Consultant for Phillips, Gore and Boston Scientific. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-498028, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
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