Please Join Us in Sunriver, OR
at the Fourth Annual ASCENT Conference
June 7-9, 2018

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What is ASCENT?

Improved appreciation and understanding of peripheral arterial disease in general and critical limb ischemia more particularly has been fostered by and has driven developments in novel techniques and technology required to treat the heterogeneous anatomic and therapeutic challenges posed by this disease. The affected patient population tends to be uniquely sick, afflicted with multiple comorbidities and at risk for severe adverse outcomes. Even so, conventional approaches involving incomplete or indirect revascularization, failure to provide timely, thorough preoperative non-invasive or angiographic evaluation and primary amputation are still widely seen in practice.  Systematic application of new diagnostic and interventional techniques, new concepts in wound care and an expanded palette of wound care products have yielded significant improvements in amputation free survival and increased patient and provider satisfaction.  Despite clear progress slow rates of adoption and inconsistent utilization of endovascular approaches to limb preservation have retarded the decline in major amputation rates in many areas.  We can do better!

ASCENT was conceived and convened to provide a concentrated exposure to the most contemporary concepts in areas relevant to the evaluation and care of the patient with CLI in an informal, collegial setting.  The format was developed to combine a rigorous approach to fundamental concepts, concise updates on the most current information from the peer review literature and ongoing clinical trials as well as a practical hands-on introduction to the increasingly diverse and complex interventional toolbox required to deliver therapy effectively.

Ample and diverse case presentations of all degrees of complexity designed to foster integration and understanding of current best practices will be offered throughout the program. 


Wound Management Symposium, Atherectomy Workshop and a Symposium for Cath Lab Professionals to address the interests and needs of allied technicians and nurses assigned to the interventional suite round out the educational offerings.  In addition, industry sponsored educational forums over breakfast, lunch and dinner will highlight the utility and appropriate utilization of the various products and devices commonly employed in the treatment of CLI.


The distinguished faculty consists of experts in their respective areas of emphasis.  All are widely acclaimed for their effectiveness as teachers and most are pioneers and innovators in the study and treatment of CLI.  The informal meeting atmosphere of Sunriver and of ASCENT 2017 should encourage collegial dialogue between participants and faculty who will be accessible during the meeting.  Join us at ASCENT for great time and a meeting that will change the way you view and treat Critical Limb Ischemia!

Event Details

  • When

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
    7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Location

  • The Sunriver Lodge
    17600 Center Drive
    Sunriver, Oregon 97707

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