Integrated Vascular Residency Conferences and Simulation

Conferences and Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Simulator Biweekly Vascular Conferences are scheduled Monday 5 - 6 p.m. and Wednesday 7 - 8 a.m. Topics include:

  • Angiography/advanced imaging
  • Indications
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity & Mortality
  • Grand Rounds
  • Mock oral sessions
  • Cardiology/Vascular Medicine Conference
  • Vascular Lab
  • Vascular Surgery In-Training Exam (VSITE) review (post-in service)

Other Integrated Vascular Residency Educational Conferences include:

  • Cleveland Vascular Society: Annual Meeting, Residents/Fellows Competition
  • Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society: Annual Meeting

Simulation Opportunities and Lab Experiences

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Simulation: We have a Simbionix ANGIO Mentor simulator with complete Procedure Rehearsal Studio available in the control room of our integrated operating room suite. This is used for practice of simple and complex endovascular cases as well as completing clinical trials. Currently, we have partnered with an endograft company to study outcomes of complex endovascular aneurysm repair when completed with preoperative planning and simulation. Examples include:

  • Simbionix Endovascular Simulator with ANGIO Mentor simulator
  • Goldstone Vascular Wet Lab-Open Vascular Simulation Lab: complete with vascular anastomosis on cadaveric tissue
  • Animal lab simulation of basic surgical techniques