VASA 2021 Spring Virtual Conference: Agenda

Friday, May 21, 2021

7:50 am - 8:50 am
Breakfast Symposium
Presented by Gore

8:50 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Role of the FDA in New Device Development
  • FDA Regulatory Pathways for Device Approval
  • Engineering Considerations with Medical-Devices
  • Challenges in Clinical Studies of Dialysis Access Devices
  • FDA Approval Isn’t Enough: Understanding Real World Device Performance Requires Quality Post-Market Evidence
10:15 am- 10:30 am
Industry Break #1

10:30 am - 11:45 am
From Hemodynamics to Intervention
  • Linkages Between Shear Stress and AVF Stenosis
  • AVF Angle Determines Outcome
  • Of SLOTs, RADARS and More…
  • How Does This Really Work? Laminate and Venostent
  • Group Discussion
11:45 am- 12:00 pm
Industry Break #2

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Access Creation 2021
  • My Algorithm for Choosing the Right Access at the Right Time
  • Ultrasound Mapping and Complimentary Venography: How I Use It for Access Planning
  • AVF Slot, Snuff Box, Radiocephalic Fistula Creation
  • How I Alter the Tunneling Techniques for Different Access Placements
  • Questions and Discussion
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Lunch Symposium
Presented by Bard

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Modulating Vascular Biology to Develop New Therapies
  • Its All About the Adventitia
  • Adventures with Nitric Oxide
  • Molecular Targets for AVF Maturation Failure: Seperating Myth from Reality
  • What is the Real Target for AVF Failure: Neointimal Hyperplasia or Negative (Inward) Remodeling
  • Questions and Discussion
3:30 pm- 3:45 pm
Industry Break #3

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Peritoneal Dialysis and Central Venous Catheters
  • Laproscopic Treatment of PD Malfunctions
  • How and Why I Choose a Particular PD Catheter
  • Placement of CVC: How to Avoid Complications
  • Choosing the Right CVC for a Particular Patient
  • Questions and Discussion
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Complex, Atypical, and Sometimes Desperate Access Options: The Final Chapter
  • Placing a CVC with the Surfacer Device
  • Salvaging Peripheral Venous Real Estate
  • Redefining Catheter Dependence with the HERO Device
  • Femoral Vein Transposition for Fistula Creation
  • Transradial Artery Access for Fistula Interventions
  • Discussion
6:25 pm

Saturday, May 22, 2021

7:50 am - 8:50 am
Breakfast Symposium
Presented by Getinge

9:00 am - 10:25 am
What Will Vascular Access Care Look Like in 2025?
  • NO Rechargeable Fillers for Dialysis Catheters
  • Bioengineered Vessels for Dialysis Vascular Access
  • Modeling AVFs to Create Data Analytics for AVF Success
  • Graftworx: Measuring Flow 24/7, Role in Home Hemodialysis Delivery
  • A New Bioengineered Graft
  • Panel Discussion
10:25 am - 10:40 am
Industry Break #4

10:40 am - 11:55 am
Important Issues in the Creation and Maintenance of Dialysis Access
  • Current Etiology, Prevention and Treatment of Aneurysms in AVFs
  • Treating the Diseased Cephalic Arch: How to Safely Travel and Treat the "Burma Road" of Dialysis Access
  • Brachial Vein Transposition Fistula Creation
  • Choices Among Early Cannulation Grafts: How I Decide
  • Questions and Discussion
11:55 am - 12:10 pm
Industry Break #5

12:10 pm - 1:35 pm
Process Innovation in Vascular Access
  • Dialysis Access Collaborative Consortium
  • PRO’s for Vascular Access
  • Real World Evidence: From Evidence-based Practice to Practice-based Evidence
  • Through the Lens of a Patient:
    The Problem: Disparities in Dialysis Access Care
    The Solution: Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Discussion
1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
Lunch Symposium
Presented by Medtronic

2:35 pm - 3:50 pm
Recent Developments in Hemodialysis Access Creation and Management
  • Endovascular Fistula Creation: Where It Fits Into the Access Armamentareum
  • Additional Procedures to Support Endovascular Fistulas
  • Bioengineered Human Acellular Vessels: Similarities and Differences from Traditional Access Conduits
  • Drug-Coated Balloons: Finding the Value in Today's Practice
  • Questions and Discussion
3:50 pm - 4:05 pm
Industry Break #6

4:05 pm - 5:20 pm
Important Issues in Dialysis Access 2021
  • Endovascular Approach to the Slow to Mature Fistula
  • The Management of Steal Syndromes
  • Central Vein Recanalization: Planning for Success
  • Catastrophic Bleeding Complications: Essential Patient Education
  • Discussion
5:20 pm - 6:35 pm
Clinical: Stent Grafts
  • The Sutureless Anastomosis
  • Stent Grafts Use in Grafts and Fistulas: Are We Willing to Follow the Literature?
  • Central Vein Recanalization: Planning for Success
  • Stent Grafts Utility in the Treatment of Central Vein Occlusive Disease
  • Discussion
6:35 pm