Updates on interventional advances on topics pertinent to primary care, OB/GYN and podiatric practice including treatment of peripheral arterial disease, chronic DVT, uterine fibroids, compression fractures, pelvic pain, varicocele, pulmonary AVM and update on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies.
This conference is designed for primary care and OB/GYN physicians, podiatrists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VIA Foundation. The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This Live activity, 11th Annual VIA Symposium, with a beginning date of 05/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
From the Chairman
VIA Foundation is very excited to enter the second decade of its mission to bring information on newest treatment paradigms to the WNY medical community. This year marks timing change for our annual VIA symposium. We listened to our symposium attendees who indicated that there were simply too many educational events in the fall. After deliberation and planning, we changed our symposium to spring.
We have an excellent lineup of speakers this year. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Desmond Bell, a nationally recognized physician, who brings awareness and passion for amputation prevention through team work for early diagnosis and intervention of PAD. He is the founder of Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL), a nonprofit national organization dedicated to recognition and treatment of PAD for limb salvage.
With evolution of healthcare delivery models, the emphasis has shifted on cost savings while maintaining quality of care. We have invited Dr. Thomas Foels, the chief medical officer of Independent Health to share his thoughts on movement to value based payments; Q&A session will follow.
I am confident that you will enjoy this endeavor from VIA Foundation and find the topics and ideas presented pertinent and motivating.
Azher Iqbal, MD