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3 things you’ll learn at WHSI’s vascular medicine conference
June 2, 2021 at 7:00 AM
A packed vascular medicine conference, with people sitting at tables listening intently to a speaker.

Preserving your health means understanding the inner-machinations of your body and the importance of being proactive. However, if you’re unsure where to start, WHSI’s vascular medicine conference is the perfect entry point! Our multidisciplinary conference is an unrivaled event to witness the latest technological innovations in conjunction with engaging talks by highly-esteemed academics and researchers. We strive to prevent unnecessary amputations and believe vascular care shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Here’s what you’ll learn at WHSI’s wound care conference:

1. Vascular disease is silent

When attending our vascular medicine conference, you’ll learn vascular diseases are unique. A major challenge we hope to resolve by uniting researchers, companies, and care providers is addressing this unique disease to eliminate unnecessary amputations.

Over 185,000 Americans have limbs amputated annually. Half of these amputations are the direct result of ‘preventable vascular diseases.’ This makes early detection absolutely critical. They’re often detected too late.

For example, when you have a stroke or heart attack, the symptoms are clear and it’s immediately evident you need medical attention. However, vascular diseases are often silent, and people incur irreversible damage before they even know there’s a problem.

If you have an aortic aneurysm, there are no symptoms until it bursts. This is catastrophic to your health. At our wound care conferences, you’ll learn the value of being proactive, particularly when family history suggests predisposition.

With WHSI, you’ll learn everything you need to know about vascular disease, including management, screening, and treatment. Everyone, from corporations to practitioners, could undeniably benefit.

2. Vascular disease is a spectrum

At our vascular medicine conferences, you’ll learn exactly what the term ‘vascular disease’ encompasses. A major misconception we dispel is that vascular disease is a singular thing. In reality, it includes a vast array of conditions.

Patients, for example, oftentimes assume screening ‘circulation’ has a singular meaning. However, there are multiple facets to circulation. It ranges from venous disease to peripheral arterial disease which are entirely distinct ailments.

Veinous diseases are often less severe. Things like varicose veins don’t typically pose a threat to your life, so treatment is usually elective. Artery disease, on the other hand, can be limb-threatening.

At WHSI, we confront this head-on. Our mission is to eliminate unnecessary amputations, and a crucial element of elimination is education and this cross-pollination of knowledge.

3. Vascular disease is nuanced

An important aspect of our vascular disease conference is understanding the nuances of vascular complications. You’ll learn everything from how age affects susceptibility to what types of complications require immediate treatment.

By learning the granular details, you’ll learn how to monitor health and prevent severe issues. More importantly, however, you’ll learn what vascular disease could signal. Peripheral vascular disease is often symptomatic of a larger problem.

In fact, doctors agree peripheral vascular disease is oftentimes a key indicator of other comorbidities. If your arteries are impacted, then your heart is impacted. It can even be a sign of limb-threatening diseases like diabetes.

At our conferences, you’ll learn from other researchers, academics, companies, and practitioners who are titans of their respective fields and industries. The only way to prevent amputations is to get ahead of them, and we promise to get ahead together.

Contact us now to attend a conference!

If you’re interested in our wound care and vascular medicine conference, reserve your spot now! This convergence and collaboration of researchers, care providers, and companies is unrivaled. No matter who you are, there’s plenty to learn and plenty of room to grow. Contact us now to get started! Treating vascular disease shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.