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Masters' Approach to Critical Limb Ischemia (MAC)
Webcast Series

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Release Date:   September 1, 2016
Expiration Date:   September 1, 2017

Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes

Description

Masters' Approach to Critical Limb Ischemia (MAC) is a webcast series that provides clinicians with a comprehensive review of epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and wound care from a multidisciplinary perspective.

This series updates health care practitioners regarding the biologic basis of vascularization, assessment and classification of wounds, and current therapeutic approaches to revascularization. Through a knowledgeable approach to treating this patient population, practitioners will be able to incorporate the latest research and clinical trial findings into their practice and, thus, enhance their ability to create management strategies and improve the care of their patients.

This webcast will review embolic protection devices, tibial revascularization, and extreme surgical options for lower extremity revascularization.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review embolic protection devices.
  2. Explain crossing tibial vessel using collaterals.
  3. Review extreme surgical options for lower extremity revascularization.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and health care professionals in vascular surgery, podiatry, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, internists, endocrinologists, and wound care specialists who are involved in the care of patients with critical limb ischemia.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of  0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Directors and Faculty

Activity Director

Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD
Director, Endovascular Services
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Activity Co-directors

Heather Gornik, MD
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Lee Kirksey, MD
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Michael Maier, DPM
Director, Lower-Extremity Wound Clinic
Department of Vascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Gary Ansel, MD
Interventional Cardiology
OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute
Columbus, OH

Robert A. Lookstein, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Christopher Smolock, MD
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship, which in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:


Gary Ansel, MD
  Bard Peripheral Vascular, Boston Scientific Corporation,
Medtronic, Inc.
Consulting, Teaching and Speaking
  Cook Medical LLC Intellectual property rights, (Royalties or patent sales) and Research
  ReFlow Medical, Inc. Consulting, Membership on advisory committee or review panels
  Cordis (Johnson & Johnson) Consulting
 
 
Heather Gornik, MD
  AstraZeneca Site PI EUCLID Trial
  Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Board Membership
  Medtronic, Inc. Received $74 reimbursement for a meal
 
 
Robert Lookstein, MD
  Boston Scientific Corporation Consulting
 
 

The following faculty have indicated that they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Lee Kirksey, MD
Michael Maier, DPM
Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD
Christopher Smolock, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:


Boston Scientific Corporation
Cook Medical, LLC
Medtronic, Inc.
Siemens Healthcare
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Spectranetics
Terumo Interventional Systems

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and the
Heart and Vascular Institute.