Keynote Lectures

1. Laurent Chiche: “Carotid aneurysm”

Friday, December 16th – 10:30-10:45

Professor of Vascular Surgery, Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, Paris – France.
Judicial Expert at the Court of Appeal of Paris.
Member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS).
Member and Administrator of the French Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (SCVE).
Founder and Chairman of the “Challenges and Innovations in Vascular World” meeting.

2. Gustavo S. Oderich: “Endovascular repair for TAAA at the Mayo Clinic”

Friday, December 16th – 13:10-13:25

Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic College, Rochester, MN – USA.
Director of Endovascular Therapy of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
Associate Editor of the Annals of Vascular Surgery.
Author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials and abstracts.

3. Germano Melissano: “Spinal cord ischemia”

 Friday, December 16th – 17:07-17:22

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, “Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University, Milano – Italy.
Distinguished Visiting Professor Stanford University.
Presidential Guest Lecturer at the Western Society for Vascular Surgery.
Honorary Member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery.
Co-founder and Co-chairman of the International Congress: “Aortic Surgery – How to do it”.

4. Joseph S. Coselli: “Contemporary results of TAAA open surgery”

Friday, December 16th – 18:50-19:05

Professor and Chief of Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department
of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute.
Past President, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society, and the Texas Surgical Society.
Director, AATS Graham Foundation Board.
Antoine Marfan Award, Francis Robicsek Award, Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award.

5. William J. Quiñones-Baldrich: “Hybrid treatment of aortic arch disease”

Saturday, December 17th – 10:30-10:45

Professor of Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles – Director UCLA Aortic Center.
President Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery.
Past President, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Bay Surgical Society, Southern California Vascular
Surgical Society, Western Vascular Society.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Vascular Surgery and a Distinguished Reviewer for
the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

6. Benjamin W. Starnes: “Alea iacta est: crossing the Rubicon in vascular trauma from battlefield to bedside”

Studio portrait of Benjamin Ben Starnes.

Saturday, December 17th – 13:17-13:32

Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Washington
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Harborview Medical Center
The Alexander Whitehill Clowes, MD Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington

7. Frank J. Veith: “Despite level 1 evidence the future outlook for carotid stenting is bright”

Saturday, December 17th – 17:10-17:25

Professor of Surgery at New York University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. Former Chief of
Vascular Surgery and Chairman of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Centre.
William J. Von Liebig Chair in Vascular Surgery.
Past President of the Society for Vascular Surgery and of the American Board of Vascular Surgery.
Founder and Chairman of the “VEITHsymposium”.
Homans Lecturer, SVS, 2016.

8. Peter Gloviczki: “Open and endovascular interventions on the great veins”

Saturday, December 17th – 18:25-18:40

Joe M. and Ruth Roberts Professor of Surgery. Chair, Emeritus, Division of Vascular
and Endovascular Surgery.
Director, Emeritus, Gonda Vascular Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN – USA.
Past President, Society for Vascular Surgery, American Venous Forum, Society for Clinical Vascular
Surgery, World Federation of Vascular Societies, International Union of Angiology.
Editor-in Chief, Journal of Vascular Surgery Publications.