MGH Endovascular Arteriovenous Fistula: From Creation to Maintenance

Boston, MA US
November 3, 2019

The purpose of this conference is to introduce novel non-invasive endovascular approach to create fistulas (EndoAVF) in patients with chronic kidney disease. This conference will include extensive reviews of endoAVF systems, ultrasound demo for pre-procedure evaluation as well as post-op complication managements.  The goal of this activity is to increase AVF creation using endovascular approach and decrease AVF primary failure rate.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for nephrologists, dialysis RNs/Techs, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, ultrasound technologists, and access surgeons.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the mechanisms of two FDA-approved endoAVF creation devices.
  2. Identify candidates that are suitable for each type of endoAVF creation device.
  3. Evaluate fistula usability and manage endoAVF complications.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital - Radiology Department (Interventional Radiology Division) & Partners HealthCare System

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.75 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/03/2019 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/03/2019 - 5:00pm EST

Please click on the link below to view/download this activity's agenda:

PDF icon MGH EndoAVF_Agenda .pdf

Massachusetts General Hospital
185 Cambridge Street
Room 3110
Boston, MA 02114
United States


Please note: parking in the Nashua Street parking lot is free.  Attendees are responsible for the parking fees at other parking lots. 

Jie Cui, MD, MSc - Course Director

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Zubin Irani, MD- Course Director

Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Sanjeeva Kalva, MD

Professor, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Interventional Radiology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital

Tatsuo Kawai, MD, PhD

Professor, Harvard Medical School
Transplant Surgery Division
Massachusetts General Hospital

Nahel Elias, MD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Winfred Williams, MD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Renal Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

David Steele, MD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Renal Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Kristin Corapi, MD

Reliant Medical Group - Worcester, MA

Linda Romano, RN

Access Coordinator
Renal Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Maria Luongo, RN

Director of Nursing
Renal Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Nazha Zahiri, RT

Ultrasound Specialist
Radiology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital


Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commesurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Nurses need to attend the entire event and complete the online evaluation after the program to earn contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.75 Participation


Please login or register to take this course.


Please be aware that there is a $10 tuition fee for non-Partners affiliated participants. Please click on the following link to view instructions on how to register: PDF icon MGH EndoAVF_Tuition.pdf

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, our Course Coordinator can assist with any special needs (i.e. physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Linda Romano, RN prior to the live event at 617-643-0765.