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The Osler course can work for you too.


  • Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills
  • Prepare candidates for written board exams
  • Provide practicing physicians with a review and update


  • Home study questions with answers and review
  • Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
  • Practice test for your written exam

Vascular Surgery Lecture Review August 11 – 13, 2017 Chicago (Now offering SA Credits!)

Price: $1,020.00
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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course Will be held at: Crowne Plaza Northbrook

The Vascular Surgery Written Review is a 3-day seminar consisting of didactic lectures (with searchable e-syllabus containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), Question and Answer time at the end of each topic, and two dedicated Question and Answer sessions.  This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your Vascular Surgery exams (Qualifying or MOC).  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, testing and treatment approaches, and clinical follow-up techniques.  As a result, it provides a good review for your Vascular Surgery written exams as well as providing a thorough review for physicians in practice.  Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with: improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches, a better grasp of perioperative critical care, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.

The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

Cerebrovascular Diseases ** Aortic Artery Aneurysm ** Atherosclerosis ** Thoracic Aorta Dissection ** Carotid Artery Occlusion ** Abdominal Aorta ** Arterial Fibro Dysplasia ** Iliac Artery Aneurysms ** Management of Strokes ** Carotid Endarterectomy ** Carotid Artery Reconstruction ** Extracranial Carotid Aneurysm ** Visceral Artery Diseases ** Carotid Body Tumors ** Mesenteric Artery Diseases ** Renal Vascular Disease **  ** Endovascular Surgery ** Vascular Trauma ** Peripheral Artery Disease **  Upper Extremity Arterial Disease ** Venous Diseases ** Lower ** Extremity Arterial Disease ** Venous Occlusion ** Venous Insufficiency ** Venous Ulcers ** Complications

Vascular Surgery Home Study Audio Review Jan. 2015

Price: $290.00
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Learn on the go – with nearly 17 hours of material recorded at our live review courses. The Osler Institute utilizes state of the art equipment to record each of our review courses. Then, based on participant feedback, compiles a set of lectures including the top ranked speakers for each of the topics covered. Each USB Drive includes the lectures in MP3 format – listen to on your phone, computer, or load onto your MP3 player.

Topics Covered: Renovascular Disorders ** Vascular Graft Infections ** Thoracic Outlet Syndrome ** Carotid Artery Occlusions ** Venous Disease ** Endovascular Therapies ** Thoracic Aorta Aneurysms ** Aortoiliac Aneurysms ** Visceral Ischemic Syndromes ** Acute limb Ischemia ** Popliteal Entrapment ** Vascular Labs ** Lymphedema ** Vascular Trauma ** Visceral Artery Aneurysms ** Lower Extremity Aneurysms ** Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusions ** Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease ** Upper Extremity Arterial Occlusions ** Chronic Limb Ischemia ** Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

Included with each review is an electronic copy of the syllabus that corresponds with the audio lectures.

Clinical Scenarios in Vascular Surgery

Price: $189.00
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Now greatly expanded to include all common open surgical and endovascular interventions for both arterial and venous diseases, Clinical Scenarios in Vascular Surgery, 2nd Edition, is ideal both for general surgery residents and surgeons in practice. You’ll explore 124 case scenarios, each presented in an easy-to-digest format, designed to be read in one sitting. After each case, there are two multiple choice questions that allow for a self-assessment of the case material. With nearly twice the number of chapters as the first edition, this updated text reflects the tremendous advancements that have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, including the new terminology, tests, and procedures that every contemporary surgeon needs to know.

Key Features

  • Study efficiently and effectively for oral board review, or use the cases for quick clinical reference or self-assessment.
  • Progress logically through each case: patient presentation, differential diagnosis, workup (including diagnostic imaging), diagnosis and treatment, surgical approach, special intraoperative considerations, postoperative management, case conclusion, take-home points, and a short list of suggested readings.
  • Test your comprehension and prepare for exams with NEW multiple-choice questions following each case.
  • Expand your knowledge of venous disease and dialysis access with greater coverage of these timely topics.
  • Clearly visualize every case thanks to a full-color design and hundreds of clear, high-quality illustrations throughout.
  • Learn to anticipate important elements of each case with tables that summarize key technical steps and potential pitfalls.
  • Benefit from the knowledge and experience of nearly 200 expert contributors who are on the cutting edge of clinical vascular surgery.
  • Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to: Complete content with enhanced navigation Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use.

Authors: Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD, Peter K. Henke MD

Vascular Surgery Syllabus (Instant Download)

Price: $75.00
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Compiled from the “Best Of” past courses based on participant feedback. This syllabus (293 pages) is an excellent study guide for the Part 1 examination.

Section 1 Renovascular Disorders ** Vascular Graft Infections **  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  ** Carotid Artery Occlusions ** Venous Disease ** Endovascular Therapies

Section 2 Thoracic Aorta Aneurysms ** Aortoiliac Aneurysms **  Visceral Ischemic Syndromes ** Acute limb Ischemia **  Popliteal Entrapment ** Vascular Labs ** Lymphedema ** Vascular Trauma

Section 3 –  Visceral Artery Aneurysms ** Lower Extremity Aneurysms **  Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusions ** Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease **  Upper Extremity Arterial Occlusions ** Chronic Limb Ischemia ** Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

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  • Lodging charges are not included in the registration fee. If not staying under the Osler room block at the course hotel there is a per day charge to cover the cost of the meeting space, food and beverage package plus associated fees and taxes; costs may vary by location. Said costs are all included in the Osler room block rate along with applicable room taxes.
  • Cancellation Policy: Subject to a $100 fee, refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 14 days before the course begins.