Vascular Disease Foundation - Fighting Vascular Disease... Improving Vascular Health.

Professionals : Annual Meeting

Current Issues in Vascular Disease
September 14-15, 2011

Ritz Carlton-Tyson's Corner, McLean, VA

Thanks to those that attended the VDF Annual Meeting! It was an important time for Coalition members to discuss activities and plans relating to arterial venous disease. Keynote speakers Matt Logelin, who shared his story of losing his wife when a blood clot went to her lung right after the birth of their daughter, Drs. Frieden and Wigand and Thom Rooke were very well received!

Download and view the meeting presentations:

Wednesday, September 14

Chronic Venous Disease Study Results - Sara Vasquez, PharmD

Critical Limb Ischemia - Plan of Action - Vickie Driver, DPM

Sneak Peak of VDF's New Initiatives - Robert B. McLafferty, MD


Thursday, September 15

Smoking Cessation and the Public Health Issue - Thomas Frieden, MD

The Insider Shares Nicotine Delivery Systems: Addictions and Additives - Jeffrey Wigand, MD

The Next Stages of Health Care Reform and Opportunities for Vascular Diseases - Randolph Fennigner, JD and Joseph LaMountain

Everything I know about Vascular Disease, I learned from a Children's Book - Thom Rooke, MD

Research Award Presentations:

P.A.D. Coalition Research Awards

Epidemiology/Preventative Medicine: Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD
Mutations and Arterial Calcifications (New England Journal of Medicine. 2011;364:432-42.)

Vascular Medicine: Michael C. Langham, PhD
Evaluation of Cuff-Induced Ischemia in the Lower Extremity by Magnetic Resonance Oximetry. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, February 9, 2010; 55: 598 – 606)

Venous Disease Coalition Research Awards

Basic Science: Tobias Fuchs, PhD
Extracellular DNA traps promote thrombosis. (Proc Nat Acad Sci. 2010;107(36):15880-5.

The Research Related to Implementation of Quality Improvement, or Public Awareness of the Impact of Venous Disease: James Douketis, MD
Risk of recurrence after venous thromboembolism in men and women: patient level meta-analysis. (British Medical Journal 2011;342:d813.) and Patient-level meta-analysis: effect of measurement timing, threshold, and patient age on ability of D-dimer testing to assess recurrence risk after unprovoked venous thromboembolism. (Annals of Internal Medicine. 2010;153(8):523-531.)

SAVE the DATE! The 2012 VDF Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 22-23
at the Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner, just outside of Washington D.C.

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