credential credentials privilege privileges carotid stent carotid stenting training vascular surgeon vascular surgery credentialing criteria credentialling criteria hospital privileges standards qualifications carotid angioplasty filter protection stroke standard carotid endarterectomy management intervention interventionalist competence competent competency cerebral angiogram carotid angiogram carotid arteriogram cerebral arteriogram arteriography skill stent deployment guidelines guideline protocol course
Future society plans:
Website links to supplement meeting presentations.
Website member directory with public search capability for Alabama vascular members and office locations.
In-state endovascular preceptorships for members.

At our 2004 spring meeting:
Femoral-popliteal bypass graft using the superficial femoral vein as a conduit: Report of 27 cases, Ralph Pfeiffer, III MD; Retrograde Endovascular Treatment of Supra-Aortic Trunk Occlusive Disease, Robert E. Engles, Jr. MD; Endovascular AAA Repair in Patients with Challenging Anatomy: The Utility of the Hybrid Endograft, William D. Jordan, Jr. MD; Vascular Procedure Documentation: Current Optimal Coding and Reimbursement Issues, Gary M. Gross MD; Visit exhibits, Long-Term Ultrasound Results of Carotid Stenting, William D. Jordan, Jr. MD; Venous Insufficiency: Lessons Learned, John R. Kingsley MD; Credentialing Criteria for Carotid Stenting: Vascular Surgery Perspective, Gary M. Gross MD; Technical Considerations in Performance of Carotid Artery Stenting, Robert Hobson MD; Reception, Dinner.

At our 2004 fall meeting:
Case presentations: 1. Combined mechanical/pharmacologic thrombolysis for femoropopliteal venous thrombosis, 2. Endovascular repair of iliac artery aneurysm, 3. Cryo-angioplasty for femoropopliteal arterial occlusion. Major presentation: Complicated, redo, revisional open and endovascular dialysis access surgery.

Click here: Location of Spring 2005 meeting
Guest speaker: Dr. Jonathan Towne

Click here: Proposed location of Fall 2005 meeting

Click here: Directions to Capital City Club
Alternate fall 2005 location: Huntsville, Alabama.
Spring 2006: Birmingham, Alabama.
Click here: Letter from SVS on carotid stenting, April 2004.
Click here: Society recommendations on criteria for carotid stenting.
Members email comments to society president: Alabama Vascular Society
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