Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture on Vascular Disease: Critical Limb Ischemia Prevention and Control: The Road Ahead
One year after diagnosis of critical limb ischemia (CLI), 25% of patients have died, 30% are alive with amputations, 20% have ongoing symptoms and 25% have symptoms resolved. In managing CLI, the goals are pain relief and the restoration of skin integrity and function. With an estimated yearly incidence of 500 to 1000 new cases per million, CLI poses a substantial burden on patients, healthcare providers, and resources. Dr. Michael Jaff will assess current challenges in the management of CLI, as well as discuss opportunities to prevent other major complications that could impact patient care.
In memory of Alan T. Hirsch, M.D., for his dedication and passion for vascular medicine.
Alan T. Hirsch, M.D.
Much to our sadness and regret, the 11th Annual José “Pepe” Alvarez Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture on Vascular Disease has been rescheduled to October due to the sudden death of Dr. Alan Hirsch, who was to be the guest lecturer. Dr. Hirsch was known worldwide for his efforts in the prevention and treatment of peripheral artery disease. He directed numerous clinical studies, including the landmark nationwide trial, the Claudication: Exercise vs. Endoluminal Revascularization (CLEVER) Study, which proved that a specific supervised exercise program could improve leg function and symptoms in those with PAD. Dr. Hirsch was a founder of the Society of Vascular Medicine. He died April 14 at the age of 62. Our sympathies go out to his loved ones, colleagues and patients.
Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, General Surgeons, Podiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technicians and other interested specialists.
- Assess the diverse mechanisms that underpin the development of critical limb ischemia (CLI), and associated challenges in measuring syndrome incidence and prevalence.
- Identify public health resources used to effectively prevent other major ischemic syndromes (AMI and stroke).
- Distinguish the role of physicians, health professional societies, and public health agencies in achieving "CLI prevention and control."
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Michael R. Jaff, D.O.
President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Michael Jaff, D.O. has indicated he is a consultant for Micell and Phylips-Volcano, he is a stock shareholder for Embolitech, PQ Bypass, Vascular Therapies, non-compensated consultant for Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cordis, Medtronic, and is a board member of VIVA Physicians. His discussion will include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.
Conference Directors and Planning Committee
James Benenati, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for W.L. Gore, Cook and Penumbra. He also has royalties with Penumbra.
Barry T. Katzen, M.D. has indicated that he is a consultant for Boston Scientific, Philips Medical and W.L. Gore.
Others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and other individuals involved in the planning, development, review and editing of the symposium content have indicated neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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