NCVH Program Takes Aim at PAD and CLI with Focus on Multidisciplinary Approach

Healthcare professionals treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) will hear the latest development on screening and treatment options during the four-day NCVH conference, taking place June 1 - 4, 2011 in New Orleans.
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Jan. 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Implementing a multidisciplinary approach when treating patients exhibiting signs of peripheral artery disease (PAD) or critical limb ischemia (CLI) can go a long way towards educating patients and saving lives. New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), taking place June 1 – 4, 2011, will offer a four-day comprehensive educational program focused on limb salvage and amputation prevention techniques.
Entering its 12th year, NCVH is the longest running “head-to-toe” multidisciplinary meeting to focus on peripheral interventions and limb preservation. Conference Chairman, Craig M. Walker, M.D, has set his sights on raising NCVH’s profile as the nation’s leading peripheral meeting.

“We want to create a medical educational program that will promote better understanding, diagnosis and treatment of PAD and venous disease,” said Dr. Walker. “We want to establish PAD as a marker of high risk for cardiovascular death and disability.”

Course directors have developed educational offers for the different team members involved in cardiovascular interventions. Cardiologists, primary care physicians, cath lab technologists, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists and wound care specialists have sessions dedicated to their particular specialty that echo the meeting’s goals of improving patient education and limb salvage.

Regardless of the specialty, past attendees returning to NCVH cite the program’s live case presentations as a top-notch learning experience. The 2010 program included 25 cases broadcast from six leading peripheral institutions. “With one live case site, we showed one way of doing a procedure,” said Dr. Walker. “Now, with more sites, it is easier to show diversified thought.”

A new addition to the NCVH program will be a one-day Fellow Course focusing on peripheral interventions. The course will take place on Tuesday, May 31 at Tulane University.

Highlights of the meeting’s program, which will be released in mid-March, will include:
• 7th Annual International Critical Limb Ischemia Summit
• Masters & Legends session, including the presentation of the NCVH Achievement Award
• Live case demonstrations in complex interventional techniques broadcast from around the world, including Germany, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana
• Hospital Administrators Forum
• Venous Forum
• Below-the-Knee (BTK) Intervention Simulations
• Exhibit Hall with more than 85 exhibitors
• Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for physicians, CPME credits for podiatrists, CNE credits for nurses, AAFP prescribed credits for family practice physicians, ASRT credits for cath lab technologists, PT credits for physical therapists and CEU credits for allied health professionals.
Abstract submissions are currently being accepted. For more information on the submission process, please visit
Registration discounts will be offered on a monthly basis. To register, please visit or call (337) 993-7920.   
About NCVH: New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is attended by more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, allied professionals and industry professionals from around the world. The meeting takes a multidisciplinary approach to limb salvage and amputation prevention techniques, offering comprehensive educational programs for each specialty. Live limb-salvage case demonstrations are an integral part of the meeting. NCVH is presented by the South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The meeting will be held June 1 – 4, 2011, at the Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit

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New Cardiovascular Horizons focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to limb salvage and amputation prevention. Courses are designed for physicians, podiatrists, nurses and allied health professionals. NCVH takes place June 1 – 4, 2011 in New Orleans.
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