14th Annual VIA Symposium
The event has been postponed to Saturday, October 10th, 2020.
Registration for this event is currently not available.
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Join us for this exciting educational event!
VIA Foundation is continuing to bring WNY medical community quality medical education with this year’s 14th annual conference!
* Registration is complimentary
Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Highway, Buffalo, NY 14221 Get Directions Here >
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The educational material presented at this conference is intended for medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, podiatrists, residents, wound care specialists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
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 University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VIA.
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Canadian Physicians:
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 6.25 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits for participation in this activity due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy Family Physicians.
This Live activity, 14th Annual VIA Symposium: Updates in healthcare: Out with the inpatient, In with the outpatient., with a beginning date of 04/04/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PODIATRIC Category B continuing 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.”
7:15 – 7:45
7:45 – 8:00
8:00 – 8:30
G. Jay Bishop, MD Update on DVT management and hypercoaguable evaluation
8:30 – 9:00
Adnaan Siddiqui, MD Strategies for headaches: Interventional venous sinus stenting for pseudotumor and embolization for chronic subdural hematoma
9:00 – 9:20
Nelson Hopkins, MD Keynote presentation
9:20 – 10:00
Nicos Labropolous, PhD, RVT How to evaluate and diagnose the swollen leg
10:00 – 10:15
Panel discussion, Q&A
10:15 – 10:30
Break & Exhibits
10:30 – 11:00
Julie Madejski, MD – Advanced Office Gynecology
11:00 – 11:30
John Lipman, MD – Uterine artery embolization for treatment of fibroids and adenomyosis
11:30 – 12:00
Ari Isaacson, MD The latest and greatest in embolization
12:00 – 12:20
Panel discussion, Q&A
12:20 – 12:50
Lunch & Exhibits
12:50 – 1:20
Mac Dryjski, MD AAA work up and management in an outpatient setting
1:20 – 1:50
Azher Iqbal, MD Peripheral arterial disease: Defining patient, physician and healthcare system’s value of treatment
Robert Tahara, MD Managing lower extremity vascular disease outside of hospital: What’s safe, what’s feasible, & what’s fantasy
Irfan Khan, MD Clinical Research as a Care Option: New Year, New Paradigms, New Opportunities
2:50 – 3:00
Panel discussion, Q&A, Closing remarks
* Registration is complimentary
Jay Bishop, MD
Nicos Labropolous, PhD, RVT
Robert Tahara, MD
Azher Iqbal, MD
Julie Madejski, MD
John Lipman, MD
Ari Isaacson, MD
Nelson Hopkins, MD
Mac Dryjski, MD AAA
Adnaan Siddiqui, MD
Irfan Khan, MD
Learning Objective(s): At the conclusion of this session, the learner should be able to:
- Describe current guidelines for DVT management and use of anticoagulant options.
- Identify patients with hypercoagulable conditions and discuss appropriate workup.
- Review evaluation and diagnostic options for patients presenting with leg swelling.
- Outline treatment modalities for management of lower extremity arterial and venous disease in an outpatient setting.
- Discuss impact of peripheral arterial disease on patient, physician and society.
- Review minimally invasive treatment approach to gynecologic conditions and discuss appropriate selection of patient for these treatments.
- Discuss role of uterine artery embolization in management of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas and adenomyosis and identify patients appropriate for this procedure.
- Evaluate and select patients appropriate for prostate artery and geniculate artery embolization and understand the role of these procedures and treatment management.
- Discuss healthcare trends and values in Western New York community.
- Outline evaluation, diagnosis and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Identify neurosurgical diagnoses for patients presenting with headache and discuss neurosurgical treatment options for these patients.
- Discuss challenges of physician entrepreneurship in current health care setting.
”Excellent speakers, very well organized and presented.” – Aurea Desouza, MD
“The cutting edge updates are always the best! Great conference as usual!” -Sylvia Vasconcellos, FNP
“Excellent patient care, practice knowledge updates! Perfect venue.” – James Mikulsky, PA