Carotid Artery Stenting to Be Explored and Debated In-Depth at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) 2012
MIAMI, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Among the featured topics at the 24th annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) will be carotid artery stenting (CAS), a procedure that has been the subject of continuing controversy. Some of the industry’s leading experts will discuss and debate the advantages and risks of CAS, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and medical therapy at ISET 2012.
As one of the industry’s foremost meetings in the multidisciplinary field of peripheral and cardiac interventional medicine, ISET brings together physicians, surgeons, scientists, researchers and other professionals specializing in endovascular therapy. ISET 2012 will be held January 15-19 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with continuing medical education (CME) accreditation provided by Complete Conference Management (CCM).
Carotid artery stenting will be covered in a number of talks on Monday, January 16, including during a session on stroke prevention and one that offers an in-depth look at the benefits of CAS.
Featured speakers include interventional cardiologist William A. Gray, M.D., director of endovascular services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, who has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials, including the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial (CREST). Gray will discuss the controversy surrounding carotid stenting in the post-CREST era and examine the effectiveness of carotid stenting in reducing the risk of stroke. He will also lead a debate on whether carotid stenting should be an alternative to CEA in standard-risk and high-risk asymptomatic patients.
Frank J. Veith, M.D., professor of surgery at New York University and the Cleveland Clinic, will explore which asymptomatic carotid stenoses should be treated, and will argue in a debate that most asymptomatic patients are best treated with medical therapy.
A few of the other presenters in the Carotid Artery Stenting In-Depth session include Klaus Mathias, M.D., of the University of Muenster and Academic Teaching Hospital of Dortmund, Germany; Gary Ansel, M.D., of Riverside Methodist Hospital, Ohio; Kenneth Rosenfield, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital; and L. Nelson “Nick” Hopkins, M.D., of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery. These noted experts will review the fundamental techniques and the role of experience in carotid stenting, complex carotid stenting and complications in carotid stenting. Others will address related topics during the session.
Carotid artery stenting is just one of the many subjects to be spotlighted during ISET 2012, which will provide a deep dive into the latest developments in endovascular therapy. The five-day meeting includes intensive one-day symposia, general and concurrent sessions, small-group case reviews and live case demonstrations, which will originate at clinical sites in Miami, New York and Leipzig, Germany. The live cases complement the on-site presentations by virtually transporting attendees into the procedure room.
ISET brings together practitioners in the fields of interventional radiology, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery and others who specialize in treating cardiovascular disease. To view the full ISET 2012 program or to register online, please visit http://www.iset.org. To register by phone, call 888-480-2031 (or 410-480-5224 for international callers).
About the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)
Begun in 1989 and led by acclaimed interventionist Barry Katzen, M.D., ISET is attended annually by physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and industry professionals from around the world. The meeting pioneered the use of live case demonstrations as an educational tool and promotes the multidisciplinary treatment of cardiac and vascular disease by endovascular means. ISET 2012 will take place January 15-19 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. For more information, go to http://www.iset.org.
About Complete Conference Management
Complete Conference Management (CCM) incorporates state-of-the-art technology to provide innovative learning experiences. CCM specializes in utilizing today’s advanced communication technology to design and deliver education in a dynamic format. CCM’s expertise includes facilitating the live broadcast of medical procedures from medical centers to meeting sites worldwide using the most sophisticated transmission methods available, simultaneous translation as well as audience response systems (ARS). Complete Conference Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCMEÃ‚®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. To learn more about CCM, go to http://www.ccmcme.com or call 888-334-7495.
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