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Target Audience

Specialties - Internal Medicine


This is a one-day symposium designed for physicians, physician assistants, APRN’s, nurses, perioperative teams, and technologists focusing on the care of elderly patients with vascular disease. A review of the epidemiology of the American aging population and its characteristics will be presented with the risks and benefits of antithrombotic medication in that group of patients.

Approaches and treatment of common vascular diseases in the elderly will be discussed that enhance the elderly patients’ mobility, survival and quality of life. An overview of recent technological and medical advances in the field will be presented. Special considerations for optimizing the outcomes of the elderly and frail patients will be highlighted as well as related innovations in vascular and endovascular surgery. The event will begin at 8:00 am and adjourn at 2:30 pm est.


  1. Review the epidemiology of the aging population
  2. Raise awareness on the risks and benefits of antithrombotic therapy in the elderly
  3. Discuss the significance of peripheral arterial disease and its treatment in elderly
  4. Identify strategies to select elderly patients for vascular surgery
  5. Examine new therapies for abdominal aortic aneurysms
  6. Summarize the outcomes of aortic dissection in older patients
  7. Review the risks and benefits of treatment of carotid artery disease
  8. Discuss the treatment options of deep venous thrombosis
  9. Highlight options for improving quality of life and managing varicose veins
  10. Summarize new technologies to treat vascular disease and their applicability in the elderly population



Physicians - $150
Nurses/PAs/Allied Health Professionals - $100
Non-Yale Residents/Fellows/Students† - $50
Yale Residents/Fellows/Students† - complimentary


Physicians - $75
Nurses/PAs/Allied Health Professionals - $50
Non-Yale Residents/Fellows/Students† - $25
Yale Residents/Fellows/Students† - complimentary

*All cancellations must be received in writing, via e-mail, at least one week prior to the start of the conference to receive a refund. Any requests for refunds received after this date or by telephone will not be honored.
†A letter of verification from the department head must accompany registration. The letter should be sent separately to Yale CME at

Online registration will close the day before the program.


Accreditation Statement
The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC POINTS ~ Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.0 Medical Knowledge Only MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABS CREDITS ~ Self-assessment credit toward the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification Program will be provided.



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RegistrationFees: Visit symposium webpage for registration details.


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Meals provided with registration.