General Information
Needs Assessment

Vascular disease is a leading cause of disability and death in patients over age 50. Nonvascular intervention, especially in oncology patients, continues to increase in most busy practices. As such, there is a critical need for physicians who manage these patients to receive CME in this area. To address this need, the AIMsymposium will review the latest pharmacologic, radiologic, surgical and endovascular techniques and technologies as well as discuss when these treatments are needed to improve the competence and performance of participants. Updates on clinical trials and opportunities for dialogue with experts in the field will provide insight, along with the latest data on the results of the various treatment modalities.

Symposium Format

The Advanced Interventional Management Symposium (AIMsymposium) will be held Monday - Thursday, November 12 - 15, 2018. The scientific sessions, panel discussions and case presentations, presented by a nationally renowned faculty, will provide a concise overview of the most current issues and hands-on experience in new techniques in percutaneous, endovascular and surgical treatment methods. Highlights of the meeting will include hands-on workshops, didactic workshops and case presentations that optimize learning and are applicable to your practice. There will be special emphasis on radial access, prostate intervention, interventional oncology, PVD, aneurysms, embolization devices, TIPS, fibroid management, hemodialysis access, venous disease and venous interventions. Additionally, there will be a full-day program devoted to important topics related to acute stroke management.

Symposium Objectives

  1. To acquire new knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease
  2. To be able to diagnose and treat abdominal aortic aneurysms in a minimally invasive manner
  3. To be able to diagnose and treat various types of tumors with embolic agents and ablation devices using imaging
  4. To review the normal anatomy and the pathology of veins in the lower extremities
  5. To describe the various methods of maintaining vascular access in the dialysis patient
  6. Summarize recent data on the treatment advances for venous disease and explain their clinical implications
  7. Assess best practices in acute stroke management

General Sessions

General Sessions will be held in the Murray Hill Suites East and West, 2nd floor of the New York Hilton Midtown.

Target Audience

Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Nephrologists, Nuerosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Oncologists and all Health Care Practitioners involved in image guided procedures.

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Again This Year - SA-CME Credits Offered at AIMsymposium

Qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program as of October 25, 2018.

CME Certificates and Course Evaluation Form

CME Certificates will be available online at An e-mail with a unique password and instructions on how to obtain the certificate and complete a brief, optional course evaluation will be sent to all registered attendees within two weeks after the meeting. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that was used to register the attendee.

Online Access to Abstracts

Presentation slides will be used as abstracts and will be available on the program page of the AIMsymposium web site at after the meeting. Abstracts will be available on the web site for one full year.

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the course syllabus. You may also click here to view the Faculty Disclosure Statement for the 2018 meeting

ADA Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. If any participant of the AIMsymposium requires special assistance, please send written request to AIMsymposium by e-mail to, or by fax to (845) 368-2324, at least one month prior to the activity.


The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

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