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2016 Program

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DAY 1 Thursday 04.14.2016

 

DAY 1 Thursday 04.14.2016

6:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

 

Session 1 - Anatomic and Pathophysiologic Functions

Moderators: Peter Pappas and Thom Rooke

7:30 a.m.

Important Aspects of Venous Return

Peter Pappas

7:40 a.m.

Chronic Venous Dysfunction

Joseph Raffetto

7:50 a.m.

The Venous Consultation

Peter Pappas and Thom Rooke

8:00 a.m.

Definition of Venous Symptoms - EVF Perspective

Nicos Labropoulos

8:10 a.m.

Swelling and Venous Disease

Tom Maldonado

8:20 a.m.

What Are the Key Outcomes After Venous Intervention?

Mark Meissner

8:30 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 

8:40 a.m.

Live Imaging: Defining All of the Structures From the Skin to the Bone

Nicos Labropoulos

     

9:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 
     
 

Session 2 - Diagnostic Tools

Moderators: Joseph Caprini and Melvin Rosenblatt

10:00 a.m.

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Superficial Veins in the Lower Extremity

Ignacio Escotto Sanchez

10:10 a.m.

How I Use Axial Imaging

Neil Khilnani

10:20 a.m.

What Is the Optimal Way to Perform Venography?

Melvin Rosenblatt

10:30 a.m.

The Importance of IVUS in a Venous Practice - Insights From the VIDIO Trial

Paul Gagne

10:40 a.m.

VS Ultrasound Protocol - Evaluation for Pelvic Congestion

Nicos Labropoulos

10:50 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 

11:00 a.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

     

noon

Lunch With the Exhibitors

 
     
 

Debate Session 1: Impact of Swelling in Patients With CVD

Moderator: Tom Maldonado

1:30 p.m.

It Has a Significant Impact in Quality of Life

Alun Davies

1:45 p.m.

It's Role in Most Patients is Overstated

Thom Rooke

     
 

Session 3 - Clinical Aspects on the Treatment of Superficial Veins

Moderators: Ignacio Escotto Sanchez and Apostolos Tassiopoulos

2:00 p.m.

Long-Term Data on Thermal Ablation

Marc Passman

2:10 p.m.

Challenges You May Encounter During Thermal Ablation

Ignacio Escotto Sanchez

2:20 p.m.

Treating Reflux of the Small Saphenous Vein and Its Thigh Extension

Kathleen Gibson

2:30 p.m.

Vein Diameter Is Not the Key for Stratifying Interventional Strategies for Superficial Venous Disease

Alun Davies

2:40 p.m.

Dealing With Complex Patterns of Reflux

Ellen Dillavou

2:50 p.m.

Should Below Knee GSV Reflux Be Treated at the Same Time or Staged?

Peter Pappas

3:00 p.m.

Evaluation and Treatment of Recurrent and Nonsaphenous Veins

Paul Pittaluga

3:10 p.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 

3:20 p.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

Nicos Labropoulos and Antonios Gasparis

     

3:50 p.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

 
     
 

Session 4 - Why I Choose to Be a Venous Specialist

Moderators: Nicos Labropoulos and Thom Rooke

4:30 p.m.

The Challenge

Steve Elias 

4:35 p.m.

The Advantages

Melvin Rosenblatt

4:40 p.m.

The Education

Peter Pappas

4:45 p.m.

The Progress

Mark Meissner

4:50 p.m.

The Science

Joseph Raffetto

4:55 p.m.

Discussion

 
     

 

Session 5 - Clinical Scenarios

Moderator: Apostolos Tassiopoulos

5:05 p.m.

Clinical Case 1 - Venous Obstruction

Gerard O'Sullivan

5:15 p.m.

Clinical Case 2 - Complex Superficial Vein Disease

Ellen Dillavou

5:25 p.m.  Clinical Case 3 - Removal of Large Thrombus Burden   Victor Tapson 

5:35 p.m.

Adjourn

 

5:35 p.m.

VS Welcome Reception

 

DAY 2 Friday 04.15.2016

DAY 2 Friday 04.15.2016

6:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 
 

Session 6 - Current Trends in the Management of VTE

Moderators: Peter Pappas and Victor Tapson

7:30 a.m.

Use of D-dimer and Ultrasound for DVT Evaluation

Mark Meissner

7:40 a.m.

Management of Calf Vein Thrombosis After Venous Procedures

Neil Khilnani

7:50 a.m.

Critical Review of Recent Data on PE Treatment

Victor Tapson

8:00 a.m.

Where Are We With Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis for Lower Limb DVT

Gerard O'Sullivan

8:10 a.m.

Advantages and Issues With Oral Anticoagulants

Joseph Caprini

8:20 a.m.

Perioperative Management of Patients on Anticoagulants

Victor Tapson

8:30 a.m.

What Advice Do You Give People About DVT Risk and Flying?

Ellen Dillavou

8:35 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 

8:45 a.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

     
 

Session 7 - VS Compression Club

Moderators: Kathleen Gibson and Joseph Raffetto 

9:00 a.m.

How Does Compression Work?

Joseph Raffetto

9:05 a.m.

The Use of Elastic Compression for DVT and PTS

Harold Welch

9:10 a.m.

Options for Inelastic Compression and When to Use Them

Joseph Caprini

9:15 a.m.

Who Should Get a Lymphedema Pump?

Tom Maldonado

9:20 a.m.

Live Demonstration: How to Manage a Difficult Patient

Joseph Caprini

9:30 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 
     

9:40 a.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 
     
 

Session 8 - Non-Tumescent Technology

Moderators: Paul Pittaluga and Melvin Rosenblatt

10:10 a.m.

Proprietary Foam - Is It Better Than Homemade?

Lowell Kabnick

10:20 a.m.

Cyanocrylate Adhesive for Saphenous Ablation

Kathleen Gibson

10:30 a.m.

Mechanochemical vs. Radiofrequency Ablation - The Mid-Term Results of a Randomized Trial

Alun Davies

10:40 a.m.

NTNT: What is the Next Trial Needed?

Steve Elias

10:50 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 

11:00 a.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

     

11:25 a.m.

Keynote Address

Introduction: Nicos Labropoulos

11:30 a.m.

A Different Way to Look at Varicose Veins

Thom Rooke

     

noon

Lunch With the Exhibitors

 
     

1:30 p.m.

Session 9 - Clinical Scenarios

 
 

Clinical Case 4 - Persistent Venous Ulcer

Melvin Rosenblatt

 

Clinical Case 5 - Upper Extremity DVT

Tom Maldonado

     
 

Session 10 - Superficial Vein Problems in Patients With…

Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Marc Passman

2:00 p.m.

Deep Venous Obstruction

Luis Leon

2:05 p.m.

Abnormal Lymphovenous Network

Nicos Labropoulos

2:10 p.m.

Malformations

Mahmood Razavi

2:15 p.m.

Unusual Veins

Ignacio Escotto Sanchez

2:20 p.m.

Lymphedema

Thom Rooke

2:25 p.m.

Previous Procedures

Paul Pittaluga

2:30 p.m.

Anticoagulants

Lowell Kabnick

2:40 p.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

3:20 p.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 
     

3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 
     

4:00 p.m.

Workshops - Pick Either A or B

 
     

Workshop A

Ultrasound  - 50 minutes

 Nicos Labropoulos 
 

Compression and Wound Care - 50 minutes

 Joseph Caprini, Peter Pappas, Joseph Raffetto and Apostolos Tassiopoulos 
 

OR

 

Workshop B

Non-Tumescent Techniques - 50 minutes

Alun Davis, Steve Elias, Antonios Gasparis, Kathleen Gibson, Lowell Kabnick and Harold Welch 
 

Deep Venous Interventions - 50 minutes

 Paul Gagne, Neil Khilnani, Luis Leon, Tom Maldonado, Mark Meissner and Gerard O'Sullivan 
     

6:00 p.m.

 Adjourn  
     

DAY 3 Saturday 04.16.2016

DAY 3 Saturday 04.16.2016

6:15 a.m.

5K RUN

 

6:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 
 

Session 11 - Best Papers in Literature on…

Moderators: Nicos Labropoulos and Joseph Raffetto

7:30 a.m.

Chronic Venous Disease

Joseph Raffetto

7:40 a.m.

Venous Thromboembolism

Mark Meissner 

7:50 a.m.

Wound Care and Lymphatic Disease

William Marston

8:00 a.m.

Update on Key Venous Trials

Alun Davies

     
 

Session 12 - Hot Topics

Moderator: Neil Khilnani

8:15 a.m.

Getting Reimbursed for Your Work

Harold Welch

8:25 a.m.

The Line Between Ethical and Fringe Vein Treatment

Steve Elias

8:35 a.m.

Credentialing Physicians on the Use of New Technologies

Marc Passman

     

8:45 a.m.

Session 13 - VS Question Time

Moderator: Steve Elias

   

Panelists: Alun Davies, Ellen Dillavou, Kathleen Gibson, William Marston,Mark Meissner, and Gerard O'Sullivan

     

9:40 a.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 
     
 

Session 14 - Deep Venous Interventions

Moderators: Gerard O'Sullivan and Mahmood Razavi

10:00 a.m.

Stents: Everything You Need to Know

Mahmood Razavi

10:10 a.m.

Venous Obstruction: Dealing With Stenosis

Paul Gagne

10:20 a.m.

Venous Obstruction: Dealing With Occlusion

Gerard O'Sullivan

10:30 a.m.

Why Do Interventions for Pelvic Insufficiency Fail to Improve Symptoms?

Mark Meissner

10:40 a.m.

Management of IVC Thrombosis

Luis Leon

10:50 a.m.

Review of Current Filters and What is Coming Next

Apostolos Tassiopoulos

11:00 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 
     
 

Session 15 - Venous Video Session

Moderators: William Marston and Harold Welch

11:10 a.m.

IVUS for Iliac Vein Compression

Paul Gagne

11:15 a.m.

Nonthermal Ablation

Kathleen Gibson

11:20 a.m.

Sclerotherapy for Ulcer Bed

William Marston

11:25 a.m.

Treatment for Pathologic Perforators

Steve Elias

11:30 a.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 
     
 

Session 16 - Clinical Scenarios

 

11:40 a.m.

Clinical Case 6 - Interesting Clinical Course of a Pulmonary Embolism

Gerard O'Sullivan 

11:50 a.m.

Clinical Case 7 - Nonsaphenous Veins With Pelvic Source

Neil Khilnani

     

noon

Lunch With the Exhibitors

 
12:15 p.m. Challenges in Reimbursement for Novel Technologies in the Venous World - Mercury Room, Third Floor  Peter Pappas and Harold Welch
 

Debate Session 2: Saphenous and Tributary Reflux

Moderator: Alun Davies

1:30 p.m.

Refluxing Saphenous Vein Should Be Treated Always

Harold Welch

1:45 p.m.

Many Cases Do Not Require Saphenous Treatment

Paul Pittaluga

     
 

Session 17 - VS Wound Care Club in Collaboration with AVF

Moderators: William Marston and Lowell Kabnick

2:00 p.m.

Methods for Compression

Joseph Caprini

2:10 p.m.

Management of Bioburden and Bed Preparation: Role of Cultures and Antibiotics

William Marston

2:20 p.m.

Adjunctive Therapies That Will Accelerate Healing

Joseph Raffetto

2:30 p.m.

Diagnosis and Management of Nonvenous Ulcers

William Marston 

2:40 p.m.

EVRA – The RCT to Look at Healing Rates of Venous Ulcers After Superficial Vein Ablation: An Update

Alun Davies

2:50 p.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 
     
 

Session 18 - Show and Tell: Everything You Need to Know to Treat Small Veins

Moderator: Steve Elias

3:00 p.m.

The Foundation, Practice and Economics

Steve Elias

3:10 p.m.

The Fine

Panelists: Kathleen Gibson, Lowell Kabnick, Neil Khilnani and Paul Pittaluga

 

The Simple

 
 

The Bulging

 
 

The Complex

 
     

3:40 p.m.

MCQ and Discussion

 
     

3:50 p.m.

Final Remarks

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

     

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