17th Annual VIA Symposium

Staying Up-to-Date with the Latest Treatment Modalities

October 21, 2023


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Letter From The Chairman

Welcome to the 17th Annual VIA Symposium!

The VIA Foundation is proud to bring you another outstanding lineup of pertinent, interesting, and cutting-edge topics that directly affect your patient care. We will have nationally, and internationally renowned experts gather in Buffalo to give presentations in their fields. The symposium will carry CME for all presentations unless specified.

This is a one-of-a-kind Symposium organized for the benefit of the primary care community, including Podiatrists, OB/GYNs, and all primary care providers to provide insight into the new minimally invasive treatments available to help care for their patients.

The goal of the Symposium is to assist primary care providers in identifying available minimally invasive treatment options so that timely high-quality care is delivered to patients. These modalities need to be safe, efficacious, accepted by patients, have good outcomes, and be cost-effective.

A good grasp of the newer treatment modalities for vascular disease and certain other Minimally Invasive Procedures helps make clinical decisions more effective when making patient referrals, ultimately preventing unnecessary admissions to the already burdened hospital system.

Continuing this theme, we are dedicating the first session to advances in Vascular Interventional Radiology and catheter-based treatments presented by authorities from around the country.

We have expanded our second session (neurovascular session) with excellent presentations by Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, who is an international authority on the subject of his talks. Unfortunately, we are not allowed CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits for Dr. Siddiqui’s presentations for technical reasons by the accrediting body. However, these talks would prove to be invaluable to primary care providers.

The third session is dedicated to amputation prevention and covers topics on wound care and vascular disease treatments.

We have expanded and dedicated the fourth session to catheter-based cardiac therapies delivered by Dr. Iyer and Dr. Stahl. They have arranged outstanding presentations on TAVR, PFO, and CAD.

All in all, it is a very exciting lineup of some of the latest cutting-edge outpatient treatments with thought leaders to help provide better care for our patients under the current fragmented healthcare system.

I hope to see you on Saturday, October 21, at Buffalo Marriott Niagara located at 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221. I request that once registered, please make every effort to attend. It takes a tremendous effort and cost from the VIA Foundation team to put this kind of Symposium together and keep it at no cost to our attendees as a community service.

Best regards,

Azher Iqbal, MD Round

Azher Iqbal, MD
Chairman, VIA Symposium


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Medical Society of the State of New York and VIA Foundation.

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Podiatric Accreditation – Category B continued education
Per NYS Education Department State Board for Podiatry, podiatrists attending this event may claim Category B continuing education credits.

“Sponsors whose courses are approved by the CPME (Council on Podiatric Medical Education), AMA, AOA, or which have ACCME approval automatically qualify for approval in New York State.”


The educational material presented at this conference is geared towards medical providers in primary care, family medicine, gynecology, podiatry, and wound care medicine.


Buffalo Marriott Niagara

1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, NY 14221


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