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Program

The Venous Symposium 2017 program agenda can be found below. To receive priority updates on Venous Symposium 2018, please join the symposium's mailing list.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017 FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017

DAY 1: THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

6:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Nicos Labropoulos

Session 1 – Anatomic and Pathophysiologic Functions

Moderators: Peter Pappas and Thom Rooke

7:30 a.m.

Venous Function Applied in the Clinical Practice

Fedor Lurie

7:40 a.m.

What Do You Need to Know About the Venous Wall?

Joseph Raffetto

7:50 a.m.

Progression of Venous Disease

Peter Pappas

8:00 a.m.

Important Aspects in the Development of Venous Thrombosis

Anthony Comerota

8:10 a.m.

Swelling in Venous Disease

Tom Maldonado

8:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation 

Panelists: Anthony Comerota, Fedor Lurie, Tom Maldonado and Joseph Raffetto

8:30 a.m.

Live Consultation & Imaging

Nicos Labropoulos and Thom Rooke

9:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 

Session 2 – Imaging Case Presentations: What Is the Appropriate Work-Up?

Moderators: Kush Desai and Gerard O’Sullivan

10:00 a.m.

Venous Claudication

Luis Leon

10:10 a.m.

Bilateral Leg Swelling

Kush Desai

10.20 a.m.

Pelvic Pain

Melvin Rosenblatt

10:30 a.m.

Leg Ulcer

Joseph Raffetto

10:40 a.m.

Skin Damage

Neil Khilnani

10:50 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Neil Khilnani, Luis Leon, Joseph Raffetto and Melvin Rosenblatt

11:00 a.m.

VS Ultrasound Protocol: Detection of Venous Obstruction

Nicos Labropoulos

11:10 a.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and

Nicos Labropoulos

Noon

Lunch With the Exhibitors

 

Session 3 – VS Debate: Use of Compression to Predict Intervention Outcome

Moderator: Alun Davies

1:30 p.m.

Trial a Must in All Patients. If No Response – No Intervention

Anthony Comerota

1:45 p.m.

Nonsense! Patients Do Better With Intervention Than Stockings

Mark Meissner

Session 4 – Clinical Aspects on the Treatment of Superficial Veins

Moderators: Ignacio Escotto Sanchez and Andre Van Rij

2:00 p.m.

The Impact of Diameter on Saphenous Vein Treatment

Andre Van Rij

2:10 p.m.

Patterns of Great Saphenous Vein Reflux and Should They be Treated Differently

Paul Pittaluga

2:20 p.m.

Tricks for Overcoming Challenges During Saphenous Vein Ablation

Kathleen Gibson

2:30 p.m.

Treatment of Inter-Saphenous Vein Reflux

Ignacio Escotto Sanchez

2:40 p.m.

Timing of Treatment of Pathologic Perforator and Which Technologies are Efficient and Cost Effective

Peter Gloviczki

2:50 p.m.

When and How Below the Knee Saphenous Reflux Should be Treated?

Steve Elias

3:00 p.m.

Management of Recurrent and Non-Saphenous Veins

Ellen Dillavou

3:10 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Ellen Dillavou, Steve Elias, Ignacio Escotto Sanchez, Kathleen Gibson, Peter Gloviczki and Paul Pittaluga

3:20 p.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 

3:50 p.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

Session 5 – Vascular Medicine Session – In Collaboration With The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM)

Moderators: Mark Meissner and Thom Rooke

4:30 p.m.

Recognize These Atypical Signs of Venous Disease and You’ll Look Like a Genius

Jeffrey Olin

4:40 p.m.

Superficial Phlebitis – Not Just “Something That Happens” After Venous Procedures

Suman Rathbun

4:50 p.m.

The Biggest Cause of Venous Thrombosis Isn’t What You Think it Is

Thom Rooke

5:00 p.m.

Miss These Non-Venous Causes of Limb Swelling and You’ll Look Like a Fool

Jeffrey Olin

5:10 p.m.

Mission Impossible: Hormonal Therapy in Women With Venous Disease

Suman Rathbun

5:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Jeffrey Olin and Suman Rathbun

Session 6 – VS Question Time

Moderator: Steve Elias

5:30 p.m.

VS Question Time

Panelists: Anthony Comerota, Alun Davies, Kathleen Gibson, Thom Rooke and Melvin Rosenblatt

6:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

6:15 p.m.

VS Welcome Reception

 

Special Session – New Developments in Our Understanding of CVI and Lymphatic Disease

Moderator: Nicos Labropoulos

7:45 p.m.

Dinner Served

 

8:00 p.m.

Clinical Case of a Swollen Limb

Nicos Labropoulos

8:05 p.m.

How Does Compression Improve Patient Symptoms? 

Joseph Raffetto

8:20 p.m.

Benefits of Compression in Lymphedema Patients: Experience With Routine Use

Tom Maldonado

8:35 p.m.

New Developments in Clinical Aspects of Lymphatic Disease

Steve Dean

8:50 p.m.

Discussion

Panelists: Steve Dean, Tom Maldonado and Joseph Raffetto

9:10 p.m.

Adjourn

 

{tab DAY 2 Friday 04.07.2017}

DAY 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

6:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

Special Session - Femoral Popliteal Disease:  The Next Challenge

Moderator: Nicos Labropoulos

6:30 a.m.

Deep Vein Valve Anatomy and Function

Fedor Lurie

6:40 a.m.

Decision Algorithm for Femoral-Popliteal Interventions

Anthony Comerota

6:50 a.m.

Prosthetic Valves, Neovalves - Viable Options?

Steve Elias

7:00 a.m.

Femoral-Popliteal Disease - The Next Frontier

Antonios Gasparis

7:10 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Panelists: Anthony Comerota, Steve Elias, Antonios Gasparis and Fedor Lurie

Session 7 – Current Trends in the Management of VTE

Moderators: Luis Leon and Victor Tapson

7:30 a.m.

Refining the Use of Oral Anticoagulants

Victor Tapson

7:40 a.m.

Duration of Anticoagulation: How Do I Decide?

Suman Rathbun

7:50 a.m.

Critical Appraisal of Intervention for Sub-massive PE

Victor Tapson

8:00 a.m.

Outcomes After DVT Interventions: Why Are Clinical Trials Not Accurate?

Mark Meissner

8:10 a.m.

Update on Thrombolytic Trials

Gerard O’Sullivan

8:20 a.m.

Superficial Vein Thrombosis: Practical Recommendations

Thom Rooke

8:30 a.m.

What’s New in the 2016 ACCP Guidelines?

Anthony Comerota

8:40 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Joseph Caprini, Anthony Comerota, Mark Meissner, Gerard O’Sullivan, Suman Rathbun, Thom Rooke and Victor Tapson

8:50 a.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

Session 8 – VS Compression Club: Show & Tell, Pick & Choose

Moderator: Thom Rooke

Panelists: Joseph Caprini, Ellen Dillavou, Fedor Lurie, Nick Morrison and Joseph Raffetto

9:10 a.m.

Case 1 - Shape and Length

 

9:20 a.m.

Case 2 - Extent and Severity

 

9:30 a.m.

Case 3 - Chronicity and Recurrence

 

9:40 a.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 

Session 9 – Superficial Vein Therapies

Moderators: Nick Morrison and Joseph Raffetto

10:10 a.m.

When to Use What:  A Practical Approach

Steve Elias

10:20 a.m.

Refining your Micro-Phlebectomy Technique

Paul Pittaluga

10:30 a.m.

How to Manage Complications

Ellen Dillavou

10:40 a.m.

Compression Following Intervention: When and How Long?

Joseph Raffetto

10:50 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Joseph Caprini, Ellen Dillavou, Steve Elias and Paul Pittaluga

11:00 a.m.

Live Imaging and Treatment Plan

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

Session 10 – Keynote Address

 

11:25 a.m.

Introduction

Nicos Labropoulos

11:30 a.m.

The Role of Microvascular Function and Structure on the Development of CVD Signs and Symptoms

Keynote Speaker: Andre Van Rij

Noon

Lunch With the Exhibitors

 

Session 11 – VS Debate: Joint Venous Council – Peter vs. Peter

Moderator: Fedor Lurie

1:30 p.m.

Not a Good Idea

Peter Gloviczki

1:45 p.m.

Not a Bad Idea

Peter Pappas

Session 12 – Pelvic Venous Disease – In Collaboration With the American College of Phlebology (ACP)

Moderators: Neil Khilnani and Melvin Rosenblatt

2:00 p.m.

Modern Understanding of the Pathophysiology of Pelvic Venous Disorders 

Mark Meissner

2:10 p.m.

Update on the Development of Guidelines for Pelvic Venous Disorders 

Neil Khilnani

2:20 p.m.

Treating Symptomatic Vulvar and Lower Extremity Varicose Veins 

Melvin Rosenblatt

2:30 p.m.

Developing a Treatment Algorithm in An Evidence Vacuum: Which Vulvar Veins Should Be Treated With Ovarian and Pelvic Vein Embolization? 

Kathleen Gibson

2:40 p.m.

How I Manage Pelvic Derived Vulvar and Lower Extremity Varicose
Veins: Transperineal Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Nick Morrison

2:50 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Kathleen Gibson, Mark Meissner and Nick Morrison

Session 13 – VS Question Time

Moderator: Steve Elias

3:00 p.m.

VS Question Time

Panelists: Ellen Dillavou, Peter Gloviczki, Mark Meissner, Victor Tapson and Andre Van Rij

3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 

4:00 p.m.

Workshops - Choose Either Session A or B

 

Session A:
Hands-On Workshop


Hands-On Ultrasound


Compression and Wound Care

Workshop Faculty: 
Angela Kokkosis, Nicos Labropoulos and Nick Sikalas

 

Joseph Caprini, Fedor Lurie, Peter Pappas, Joseph Raffetto, Thom Rooke and Apostolos Tassiopoulos

 

OR

 

Session B:
Meet the Experts


Superficial Vein Pathology and Interventions

 

Deep Venous Pathology and Interventions

Workshop Faculty: 
Alun Davies, Ellen Dillavou, Steve Elias, Kathleen Gibson, Neil Khilnani and Nick Morrison

Kush Desai, Paul Gagne, Luis Leon, Mark Meissner, Gerard O'Sullivan and Marc Passman

6:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

{tab DAY 3 Saturday 04.08.2017}

DAY 3: SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017

6:15 a.m.

5K Run

 

6:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

Session 14 – Oral Presentation of Selected Poster Submissions

Moderators: Mark Meissner and Peter Pappas

7:30 a.m.

Oral Presentation 1

Roshan Bootun

7:35 a.m.

Oral Presentation 2

 Ellen Dillavou

7:40 a.m.

Oral Presentation 3

 Raudel Garcia

Session 15 – Important Topics for Your Practice

Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Lowell Kabnick

7:45 a.m.

Reimbursement Strategies for New Technologies

Harold Welch

7:55 a.m.

How to Grow Your Practice: Stop Thinking Like a Physician

Lowell Kabnick

8:05 a.m.

The Importance of Your Vascular Lab Training

Marc Passman

8:15 a.m.

Why Develop a Cosmetic Vein Practice

Nick Morrison

8:25 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Nick Morrison, Marc Passman and Harold Welch

Session 16 – Deep Vein Challenges
Moderators: Gerard O'Sullivan and Apostolos Tassiopoulos
8:30 a.m. Compression Syndromes: Pitfalls and Bailouts of Iliac and Left Renal Vein Stenting Peter Gloviczki
8:40 a.m. What is the Optimal Pharmacological Regimen After Venous Stent Placement? Sarah Onida

8:50 a.m.

Management of Challenging Venous Malformations

Robert Lookstein

Session 17 - VS Question Time

Moderator: Steve Elias

9:00 a.m.

VS Question Time

Panelists: Alun Davies, Gerard O'Sullivan, Peter Pappas and Marc Passman

9:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break With the Exhibitors

 

Session 18 – Deep Venous Interventions – In Collaboration With the American Venous Forum (AVF)

Moderators: Marc Passman and Harold Welch

10:00 a.m.

The ATTRACT Trial

Anthony Comerota

10:10 a.m.

Are We Putting in Too Many Stents or Are We Putting Them in the Wrong Patients?

Marc Passman

10:20 a.m.

How Do I Decide to Treat a Non-thrombotic Venous Lesion?

Paul Gagne

10:30 a.m.

Decision Making During Venous Stenting

Steve Elias

10:40 a.m.

How to Cross Tough Occlusions

Mark Meissner

10:50 a.m.

What are Your Options for Pharmaco-Mechanical Thrombolysis?

Antonios Gasparis

11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Anthony Comerota, Steve Elias, Paul Gagne, Antonios Gasparis, and Mark Meissner

Session 19 – VS Video Session

Moderators: Kathleen Gibson and Apostolos Tassiopoulos

11:10 a.m.

IVC Filter Retrieval

Kush Desai

11:15 a.m.

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

Ignacio Escotto Sanchez

11:20 a.m.

Pelvic Vein Embolization

Robert Lookstein

11:25 a.m.

Venous Stenting

Tom Maldonado

11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Kush Desai, Ignacio Escotto Sanchez, Tom Maldonado and Robert Lookstein

Session 20 – VS Clinical Scenarios

Moderator: Robert Lookstein

11:40 a.m.

Clinical Case: Chronic Venous Obstruction

Victoria Santaolalla and Gerard O’Sullivan

11:50 a.m.

Clinical Case: Complicated Recurrent VTE

Victor Tapson

Noon

Lunch With the Exhibitors

 

Session 21 – VS Debate: Treatment of C2 Disease

Moderator: Paul Pittaluga

1:30 p.m.

Treatment of C2 Disease is Over Rated as Most Patients Don't Need It 

Sarah Onida

1:45 p.m.

Patients With C2 Disease Should be Treated as They Have Short and Long Term Benefits 

Harold Welch 

Session 22 – Venous Ulcers

Moderators: Joseph Caprini and Marc Passman

2:00 p.m.

Compression Options

Fedor Lurie

2:10 p.m.

Local Ulcer Care

Joseph Raffetto

2:20 p.m.

Impact of Superficial Vein Treatment on Rate of Ulcer Healing

Roshan Bootun

2:30 p.m.

Outflow Disease

Luis Leon

2:40 p.m.

Chronic Femoral-Popliteal Obstruction

Paul Gagne

2:50 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

Panelists: Alun Davies, Paul Gagne, Luis Leon, Fedor Lurie and Joseph Raffetto

Session 23 – Show and Tell: How to Manage Small Vein Disease

Moderator: Steve Elias

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

3:00 p.m.

Reticular Vein

 Nick Morrison

3:10 p.m.

Small Veins With Saphenous Reflux

 

3:20 p.m.

Ankle Veins

 

3:30 p.m.

Pigmentation and Matting

 

3:40 p.m.

Discussion

 

3:50 p.m.

Final Remarks

Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

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