2015 Physician Operators Forum

Presentations


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Rich Nee, General Manager, Lifeline Vascular Access, Vernon Hills, IL
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS – VALUES AND OUTCOMES TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE
Stephen Beeson, MD, Founder and CEO, Practicing Excellence, Poway, CA
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TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY
Nanotechnology: What Is It and Why Does the Clinician of 2015 Need to Know About It?
James M. Tour, PhD, T.T. & W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, Houston, TX
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Nanotechnology: Medical Devices
Alessandro Grattoni, PhD, Chairman & Assistant Professor, The Department of Nanomedicine, Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX
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SURGICAL OPTIONS TO CONSIDER
Chronic Thrombi in (Pseudo)Aneurysms
John R. Ross, MD, General Surgeon, Dialysis Access Institute, Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, SC
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AVF Creation in the Patient with Known Central Venous Obstruction
William C. Jennings, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
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The Hybrid Graft: Applications and Outcomes
John R. Ross, MD, General Surgeon, Dialysis Access Institute, Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, SC
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The Deep AVF: What are the Options?
William C. Jennings, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
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PAD
PAD and CKD/ESRD
Pranav Garimella, MD, MPH, Nephrologist and Instructor in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
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BEYOND CLINICAL CARE
Coding Review and Update
Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD, FASN, Vice President, Provider Development, Lifeline Vascular Access, Houston, TX
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Public Policy Update
Chester A. Amedia, Jr., MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Boardman, OH
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Palliative Care of the Kidney Patient: Role of the Interventionalist
Jennifer Scherer, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
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Disruptive Behavior in the Access Center
Alan H. Rosenstein, MD, MBA, Disruptive Behavior Specialist, Medical Consultant in Health Care Management, and Internist, San Francisco, CA
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THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Pain Management
Aris Q. Urbanes, MD, Vice President, Provider Relations, Lifeline Vascular Access, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
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Cannulation and Access Survival: Beyond Pain
William D. Paulson, MD, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Regents University, Chief of Nephrology, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA
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Measuring the Patient Experience
Terry Litchfield, MPH, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Lifeline Vascular Access, Vernon Hills, IL
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PERSPECTIVES
The Controversy of Surveillance – Are We Asking the Right Questions?
Rob Quinn, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Asst. Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
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The Controversy of Surveillance – Why is There Still Controversy?
William D. Paulson, MD, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Regents University, Chief of Nephrology, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA
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Catheter-Related Mortality – Is There Study-Bias?
Rob Quinn, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Asst. Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
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Catheter-Related Mortality – Is it Real?
Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH, FASN, Associate Professor in Medicine-Nephrology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015

HIGH-FLOW AVFS
Mechanisms and Clinical Implications of High-flow AVF
Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH, FASN, Associate Professor in Medicine-Nephrology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
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Indications and Options for Endovascular Therapy
Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD, FASN, Vice President, Provider Development, Lifeline Vascular Access, Houston, TX
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Indications and Options for Surgical Therapy
Surendra Shenoy, MD, Professor, Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
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GOVERNMENT MANDATES
Meaningful Use
Michael Wall, Meaningful Use Systems Analyst, Lifeline Vascular Access,Vernon Hills, IL
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PQRS
Terry Litchfield, MPH, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Lifeline Vascular Access, Vernon Hills, IL
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ICD-10
Aris Q. Urbanes, MD, Vice President, Provider Relations, Lifeline Vascular Access, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
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KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENT
Approach to the Transplant Patient with an AV Access
Surendra Shenoy, MD, Professor, Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
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Endovascular Considerations in the Care of the Transplant Patient with an AV Access
George M. Nassar, MD, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Associates, Houston, TX
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PD in the Transplant Patient: Technical and Clinical Considerations
Rajeev Narayan, MD, San Antonio Kidney Disease Access Center, San Antonio, TX
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INTERESTING CASES
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