LEARN Case Competition

The Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN) meeting is requesting case presentations to be given by residents who are interested in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and lower extremity arterial disease. Participants are asked to submit their cases related to lower extremity arterial disease to the meeting. Cases only related to lower extremity arterial disease and treatment will be considered.

Contact Information

  • Only SIR resident members are eligible to submit.
  • All cases must be submitted via this form and received on or before the deadline Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
  • All case write-ups will be reviewed by the LEARN Program Planning Committee, and a notice of acceptance/rejection will be announced via email to corresponding authors by Friday, October 15, 2021. 
  • Selected cases will be presented live during the virtual LEARN meeting on 10/29 in the session 5 at 3:30pm pm ET.
Instructions and Format
  • Case must be saved in Microsoft PowerPoint format. The presentation should be no longer than 6 minutes and the total number of slides should be 8-10 in total.
  • The title should be concise and describe the case to be reported.
  • The presenter information should only include: (a) Name(s) as full first name, middle initial and last name. Underline the name of the presenting author of the presentation.
  • The structure of the case must consist of the following components: (suggested number of slides are included)
  1. Title slide as noted above (1 slide)
  2. Initial patient presentation with brief history and exam findings to include pertinent PMHx, meds, allergies, vitals, labs, and physical exam findings (1-2 slides)
  3. Pertinent pre-procedure imaging such as non-invasive imaging (CTA/MRA/Duplex US) and vascular lab studies (ABIs, PVRs, segmental pressures) (1-2 slides)
  4. Procedural imaging such as IVUS and angiography with annotations (wire, catheter, specialty device crossing device, atherectomy, etc.), when appropriate (4-6 slides)
  5. Clinical follow-up for the patient to include symptom improvement, change in ABI, demonstration of wound healing (picture), follow-up non-invasive imaging (1-2 slides)
  6. The final slide should state a teaching point (basic or complex) that this case illustrates. 
Upload Case
To upload your case, click "choose file" and browse to upload your featured case that you would like to submit. Please submit a separate form for each case. 

The case should be submitted in Microsoft PowerPoint format and adhere to all of the above format requirements.

If the file you are trying to upload is too big, submit a blank word document in its place and email the file to mtaber@sirweb.org