A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

9876 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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This 3.5 day course represents a joint effort of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and Society for Vascular Surgery. This program will offer an in-depth review of our specialty for those preparing to take the vascular board examinations as well as providing the basic didactic education for the vascular residents and fellows in training. The course recognizes four major pillars of vascular surgery practice, which include (1) conventional open operations, (2) catheter based intervention (endovascular surgery), (3) the medical aspect of patient management, (4) diagnostic imaging and noninvasive testing.

A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Brochure (PDF)

An internationally recognized faculty will present a comprehensive survey of generally accepted views, including basic science, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of the broad spectrum of vascular disorders. In addition, each speaker has been asked to take a portion of their allotted time in order to review the important new developments, as related to their topic that have taken place within the last year. This year, we will continue to add sections of interactive Q&A following each morning and afternoon session with questions relevant to the topics that have been presented. The questions will be in board format in order to give the participants a preparatory exercise.

In recognition of the increasingly important role of endovascular intervention in the vascular surgeon’s practice, we continue to add topics that provide an update on endovascular surgery together with interactive case presentations involving those techniques. This course addresses the needs of practicing vascular surgeons who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge of new topics in this rapidly expanding field. In addition, vascular surgery residents will find this course a comprehensive overview of the subject that is designed to supplement their training and to provide a foundation of basic science necessary for their complete understanding of the subject. It conforms to the clinical and basic science curriculum as outlined by the vascular surgery program directors (APDVS).
Finally, we are pleased to announce that the Society for Vascular Surgery has honored the program by their willingness to offer co-branding of the program.


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Course Fee



Cancellations must be received by email to ccpd@mednet.ucla.edu by August 1, 2023, and will be subject to a $75 processing fee.  No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled, a full refund will be provided.


If you have questions about enrollment, please email ccpd@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 794-2620.


The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-274-7777
Fax: 310-285-1313
The Beverly Hilton combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Perfectly located at the gateway of the entertainment capital of the world, the Forbes Four-Star Beverly Hilton invites guests to experience the grandeur of this world-famous city. Discover the golden age of Hollywood depicted through photography, memorabilia and modern interior design at this stunning Beverly Hills hotel. Relax and refresh in the largest heated hotel swimming pool in Beverly Hills. Energize your day in the fully equipped Precor© fitness center.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Beverly Hilton at a special rate of $294 single or double occupancy per night plus 15.71% tax and $0.80 CA tourism Assessment Fee. Please call the hotel directly at 310-274-7777 or 1-800-HILTONS and request the group rate for the UCLA Annual Vascular Surgery Conference. Confirmation of reservations made after July 24, 2023 is subject to availability.

Conference Parking
Self-day and overnight parking is $20
Valet day parking is $35
Overnight valet parking is $65.


Please email ccpd@mednet.ucla.edu.


The primary objective of this course is to provide the evidence basis for the clinical practice of vascular disease management.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to affirm or modify their approach to patient management in the following areas:

  • Describe the indications, technique, and results of the spectrum of open vascular operations including such common procedures as carotid endarterectomy, repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorto-femoral bypass, and infra-inguinal bypass
  • Outline the management of varicose veins and deep venous occlusive disease
  • Identify the indications, technique, and results of the spectrum of catheter-based intervention including endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorto-iliac and femoral-popliteal-tibial occlusive disease, and carotid artery stenting
  • Manage vascular disease including treatment of hypertension, risk factor modification, the use of anti-platelet, anti-coagulant, and statin therapy
  • Interpret diagnostic studies including duplex ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography, CT angiography, and catheter-based contrast angiography



The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved for the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.


The FDA has issued a concept paper that classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is “truly independent” and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that non-promotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program’s participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manage all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. UCLA fully endorses the letter and spirit of these concepts.