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University of Vermont Medical Center

Vascular and Cardiac Forum

April 1, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - South Burlington, VT



The vascular and cardiac forum this year will provide primary care, internal medicine, urgent care, and physical therapy providers with education about a variety of vascular and cardiac conditions. The objectives are to improve accuracy and timeliness of the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, and efficiently use expert consultation in a value-based environment.

Topics include: shared decision making for intermittent claudication; a systematic and individualized approach to chronic limb-threatening ischemia; risk assessment in the diabetic foot; guidelines on surveillance and screening - when to use the vascular lab; lymphedema - understanding treatment options for simple to complex patients; vascular wounds - developing confidence differentiating and treating venous and arterial wounds; pelvic venous disorder - what everyone needs to know; an interdisciplinary network-wide clinical pathway for hypertension; heart failure for the non-cardiologist - the landscape in 2024 and opportunities for improving the care of our patients.

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Course Co-Directors


Daniel J. Bertges, MD
Professor of Surgery and Medicine
UVM Larner College of Medicine
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Program Director for Vascular Surgery Fellowship
UVM Medical Center


Julie A. Lahiri, MD
Associate Professor
UVM Larner College of Medicine
Vascular Surgeon
UVM Medical Center


 Regular Registration
through March 15
Late Registration
after March 15
Physician, Advanced Practice Professional$95$145
Nurse, PT$75$125

Registration fees includes lunch and continental breakfast as well as the conference syllabus (which will only be available by electronic download in PDF files). You will receive a notification (via the email you used to register for this conference), about a week before the conference start date, that presentations will be available for download.


Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $50, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received in writing by March 15.  Refunds are not possible after that date.  Substitutions may be possible; please call (802) 656-2292 to inquire.


Rooms are available to reserve at the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel located at 870 Williston Road in South Burlington. Individual guest reservations may be made by calling 800-445-8667 or visiting:


JA with Commendation valid until July 31, 2028In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.75 Nursing Contact Hours.

This conference is approved for a maximum of 4.5 hours of continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

The University of Vermont's Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science is an approved sponsor of continuing education for physical therapy.  Note:  This certificate establishes attendance in postgraduate education and is not a statement of competence on the part of the participant.  Information provided should be used within the scope of practice and in accordance with the State Practice Act.

The University of Vermont designates this activity for 4.75 continuing education credits for physical therapists in the State of Vermont.

Note:  UVM approves PTs in the State of Vermont.  PT registrants from other states should be advised to request out-of-state course approval from their own states.