Drs. Rowe and Weaver. (USC Photos)

Registration is open for the 24th annual Max R. Gaspar, MD, Vascular Surgery Symposium, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

The virtual conference will focus on the topic of “Current Management and Treatment Strategies for Venous Disease.” Common types of venous disease include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.

The Keck School’s Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, along with the USC Office of Continuing Medical Education, are presenting the symposium. Attendees are eligible for American Board of Surgery self-assessment credit, a maximum of six AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

For more information, and to register, see the event brochure.

“A distinguished faculty is assembled for the symposium, designed to update the attendee on innovation and new strategies. Sixteen didactic and video lectures will be given to encompass the topics.”

Sixteen speakers will be featured, including eight members of the Keck School faculty, as well as Cynthia K. Shortell, MD, this year’s Gaspar Visiting Professor who is Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center.

The event is led by Vincent L. Rowe, MD, FACS, Professor of Clinical Surgery and Program Director for Vascular Surgery Residency, and Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM, Chief & Professor of Surgery at the Keck School and Co-Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute.

The symposium is named for Max R. Gaspar, MD, who was an attending surgeon at Los Angeles County Hospital for more than 50 years, and who served as a senior vascular attending surgeon at LAC+USC Medical Center for 25 years.