DAY 1: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018
6:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m. Introduction Nicos Labropoulos
Session 1 The Venous Consult Moderators: Carl Fastabend and Fedor Lurie
7:30 a.m. Practical and Focused Exam of the Venous Patient Fedor Lurie
7:40 a.m. Using CEAP in the Clinical Practice Marc Passman
7:50 a.m. Evaluating the Patient With Recurrent Disease Harold Welch
8:00 a.m. Identifying Swelling of Venous Origin Tom Maldonado
8:10 a.m. Clinical Case of Venous Reflux: Focus on Diagnosis Ellen Dillavou
8:20 a.m. Factors Other than Reflux and Obstruction Influencing Venous Function Joseph Raffetto
8:30 a.m.

Discussion and Live Examination of Venous Patient

Case Presenters: Nicos Labropoulos and Antonios Gasparis

Panel: Tom Maldonado, Marc Passman, Joseph Raffetto and Harold Welch

9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 2 In Collaboration With the American Venous Forum (AVF):
Critical Issues in Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Moderators: Elna Masuda and Harold Welch
10:00 a.m. Management of Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis Elna Masuda
10:10 a.m. What is the Impact of Having a First Episode of Deep Vein Thrombosis? Mark Meissner
10:20 a.m. Facts About Iliofemoral Thrombosis Antonios Gasparis
10:30 a.m.

Anticoagulation Duration for DVT: What We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?

Anthony Comerota
10:40 a.m. Critical Issues With IVC Filters Marc Passman
10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Anthony Comerota, Antonios Gasparis, Mark Meissner and Marc Passman
11:00 a.m. Superficial Venous Therapies: Deciding How to Treat Moderator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Alun Davies, Ellen Dillavou, Peter Pappas and Paul Pittaluga
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Visit Exhibits
Session 3 Deep Venous Moderators: Gerard O'Sullivan and Akhilesh Sista
1:00 p.m. Detection of Pelvic Venous Insufficiency – VS Protocol Nicos Labropoulos
1:10 p.m. Taking You Through an IVUS Exam Robert Lookstein
1:20 p.m. The Tools Used in Deep Venous Interventions Parag Patel
1:30 p.m. Identyfing Which Patient Will Benefit from Venous Stenting Efthymios Avgerinos
1:40 p.m. Technical Issues for Post-thrombotic Iliac Obstruction and Compressive Lesions Arjun Jayaraj
1:50 p.m. Lessons From VIDIO Trial and Where Do We Go From Here Paul Gagne
2:00 p.m. Factors Associated With Contralateral Deep Venous Thrombosis After Iliocaval Venous Stenting Gerard O'Sullivan
2:10 p.m. Discussion and Live Imaging Nicos Labropoulos and Peter Pappas
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 4 Management of Superficial Vein Disease Moderators: Alun Davies and Ellen Dillavou
3:30 p.m. Recognizing the Different Patterns of Superficial Vein Reflux Ignacio Escotto Sanchez
3:40 p.m. What Do You Tell Patients Regarding Progression of CVD? Eberhard Rabe
3:50 p.m. Thermal Ablation: Experience with Routine Use and Shortcomings Alun Davies
4:00 p.m. When and How I Use Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy in My Practice Antonios Gasparis
4:10 p.m. Modern Ultrasound Guided Vein Stripping Paul Pittaluga
4:20 p.m. Non-Thermal Ablation Ellen Dillavou
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Ignacio Escotto Sanchez, Antonios Gasparis, Paul Pittaluga, and Eberhard Rabe
4:40 p.m. VS QuestionTime Moderator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Ellen Dillavou, Gerard O'Sullivan, Peter Pappas and Harold Welch
5:10 p.m. Adjourn
Session 5 Dinner Session: Important Clinical Issues on Lymphatic Disease

Moderator: Nicos Labropoulos

5:30 p.m. Clinical Case of a Swollen Limb – Emphasis on Diagnosis Nicos Labropoulos
5:40 p.m. Action on the Clinical and Socioeconomic Burden of Lymphedema Stanley Rockson
5:55 p.m. Clinical Case of Lymphedema – Emphasis on Treatment Tom Maldonado
6:05 p.m. Important Clinical Developments on Lymphatic Disease Peter Mortimer
6:20 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Tom Maldonado, Peter Mortimer and Stanley Rockson
6:35 p.m. Adjourn

7:00 p.m.-

9:00 p.m.

Networking Reception and Visit Exhibits
DAY 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
6:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Session 6 Breakfast Session – Deep Venous Clinical Cases Moderators: Efthimios Avgerinos and Robert Lookstein
7:00 a.m. Venous Ulcer With Deep Reflux Steve Elias
7:10 a.m. Iliofemoral DVT Efthimios Avgerinos
7:20 a.m. Femoropopliteal Obstruction Mark Garcia
7:30 a.m. Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval Kush Desai
7:40 a.m. IVC Thrombosis Nick Sikalas
7:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Kush Desai, Steve Elias, Mark Garcia and Nick Sikalas
Session 7 What I Learned From Cases That Went Wrong Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Mark Meissner
8:00 a.m. Losing a Venous Stent Gerard O'Sullivan
8:05 a.m. Sclerotherapy Went Wrong Nick Morrison
8:10 a.m. VTE After Ablation Apostolos Tassiopoulos
8:15 a.m. Deep Vein Access Complication Luis Leon
8:20 a.m. Worsening Leg Symptoms After Superficial Treatment Ellen Dillavou
8:25 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Luis Leon, Nick Morrison, Gerard O'Sullivan and Apostolos Tassiopoulos
Session 8 VS Compression Session: Evaluation and Decision-making Moderators: Fedor Lurie and Peter Mortimer
8:30 a.m. Understanding the Difference Between Venous Edema and Lymphedema Peter Mortimer
8:40 a.m. The Principles of Lymphedema Treatment Stanley Rockson
8:50 a.m. Tailoring Compression for the Ulcer Patient Fedor Lurie
9:00 a.m. Mixed Vascular Disease Fedor Lurie
9:10 a.m. This is a Challenging Leg – Live Demonstration Joseph Caprini
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 9 In Collaboration With the American College of Phlebology (ACP): Case-based Practical Advice for Patients With Superficial Venous Disease Along With... Moderators: Neil Khilnani and Nick Morrison
10:00 a.m. Deep Venous Disease Mark Meissner
10:10 a.m. Pelvic Venous Disease Antonios Gasparis
10:20 a.m. Leg Ulcer Kathleen Gibson
10:30 a.m. Non-Venous Disease Steve Elias
10:40 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Steve Elias, Antonios Gasparis, Kathleen Gibson and Mark Meissner
Session 10 VS Video Session Moderators: Steve Elias and Joseph Raffetto
11:00 a.m. Micro-Phlebectomy Paul Pittaluga
11:05 a.m. Retrograde Saphenous Ablation Steve Elias
11:10 a.m. Management of Tortuous Saphenous Vein Kathleen Gibson
11:15 a.m. Saphenous Ablation From Groin to Ankle Ellen Dillavou
11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Ellen Dillavou, Kathleen Gibson and Paul Pittaluga
11:30 a.m. Live Imaging Nicos Labropoulos and Steve Elias
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Non-Accredited Industry Session and Visit Exhibits
Session 11
1:30 p.m. Keynote Address: Lessons Learned From Recent Epidemiological Vein Studies Introduction: Nicos Labropoulos
Speaker: Eberhard Rabe
Debate: Leg Swelling With 50% Area Reduction in the Iliac Vein Moderator: Gerard O'Sullivan
2:00 p.m. Needs to be Stented Mark Meissner
2:05 p.m. Should be Left Alone Dr. X
2:10 p.m. Rebuttal and Voting
2:20 p.m. Live Imaging Nicos Labropoulos and Antonios Gasparis
3:00 p.m. VS Question Time Moderator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Lowell Kabnick, Luis Leon, Mark Meissner and Peter Pappas
3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 12 Practical Advice for Your Vein Practice Moderators: Neil Khilnani and Peter Pappas
4:00 p.m. Accessing Superficial and Deep Veins Paul Gagne
4:10 p.m. Identifying Pathology on IVUS Gerard O'Sullivan
4:20 p.m. Optimal Sizing of Venous Stents Arjun Jayaraj
4:30 p.m. How Many Veins Should be Ablated Per Patient and Per Limb? Neil Khilnani
4:40 p.m. When and How to Treat Perforator Veins Peter Gloviczki
4:50 p.m. Managing Patient Expectations and Complications Nick Morrison
5:00 p.m. Building Your Vein Practice Lowell Kabnick
5:10 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Paul Gagne, Peter Gloviczki, Arjun Jayaraj, Lowell Kabnick, Nick Morrison and Gerard O'Sullivan
Session 13 Pelvic Venous Insufficiency Moderators: Mark Meissner and Gerard O'Sullivan
5:20 p.m. Clinical and Anatomic Relations Mark Meissner
5:30 p.m. Venographic Evaluation of the Pelvic Veins Mahmood Razavi
5:40 p.m. Renal Vein Compression – Does it Need to be Treated? Peter Gloviczki
5:50 p.m. Ovarian Reflux and Iliac Vein Compression Parag Patel
6:00 p.m. Treatment of Pelvic Reflux Arjun Jayaraj
6:10 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Peter Gloviczki, Arjun Jayaraj, Parag Patel and Mahmood Razavi
6:30-9:00 p.m. Evening Industry Session (Non-Accredited)
5:45 a.m.
Venous Symposium 5K Run/Walk in Central Park (Convene in Hotel Lobby)
6:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Session 14 Breakfast Session: The Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Challenge Moderators: Efthimios Avgerinos and Gregory Piazza
7:00 a.m. What’s New in the Diagnosis of PE Kush Desai
7:10 a.m. Algorithms in the Management of PE – Will PE-TRACT Trial Give the Answers? Akhilesh Sista
7:20 a.m. Catheter Interventions for PE: From Directed tPA Drips to Suction Thrombectomy Efthimios Avgerinos
7:30 a.m. The Aftermath of PE – Long Term Care and Post-PE Syndrome Gregory Piazza
7:40 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Kush Desai and Akhilesh Sista
Session 15 Best Poster Presentation Moderators: Peter Gloviczki and Joseph Raffetto
7:50 a.m. Poster 1
7:55 a.m. Poster 2
8:00 a.m. Poster 3
8:05 a.m. Audience Votes for Best Poster Presentation
VS Journal Club: Meet the Editors of Journal of Vascular Surgery, Venous and Lymphatic Disorders and Phlebology Journal
8:10 a.m. Best Papers from Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders Peter Gloviczki
8:20 a.m. Best Papers from Phlebology Journal Alun Davies
Session 16 In Collaboration With the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR): Deep Venous Disease – Advanced Techniques for Challenging Chronic Venous Occlusions Moderators: Kush Desai and Suresh Vedantham
8:30 a.m. Tips to Optimize Primary Venous Stent Patency Suresh Vedantham
8:40 a.m. Recanalizing Occluded Venous Stents Akhilesh Sista
8:50 a.m. Dealing With IVC Aplasia in Patients With Chronic Obstruction Mahmood Razavi
9:00 a.m. Strategies to Deal With IVC Filter in the Context of Iliocaval Occlusion Kush Desai
9:10 a.m. Optimizing Inflow to the Common Femoral Vein When Chronic Occlusion Involves Both the Iliac and Femoral Segments Mark Garcia
9:20 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Mark Garcia, Mahmood Razavi and Akhilesh Sista
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 17 Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Moderators: Gerard O'Sullivan and Suresh Vendantham
10:00 a.m. Management of Superficial Vein Thrombosis Eberhard Rabe
10:10 a.m. Analysis of the ATTRACT Trial Results Suresh Vendantham
10:20 a.m. Management of PASTE Lowell Kabnick
10:30 a.m. Balancing VTE Treatment and Risk of Bleeding Gregory Piazza
10:40 a.m. Extended Anticoagulation Therapy: How Do You Decide? Joseph Caprini
10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Joseph Caprini, Lowell Kabnick, Gregory Piazza and Eberhard Rabe
Session 18 More Venous Therapies and New Trials Moderators: Alun Davies and Gregory Piazza
11:00 a.m. Medical Treatment for PTS Joseph Raffetto
11:10 a.m. Treatment of Venous Malformations: From Simple to Complex Robert Lookstein
11:20 a.m. Current Issues in Deep Venous Reflux Steve Elias
11:30 a.m. Ongoing Trials on Chronic Venous Disease Alun Davies
11:40 a.m. Ongoing Trials on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Gregory Piazza
11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Joseph Caprini, Steve Elias, Robert Lookstein and Joseph Raffetto
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Non-Accredited Industry Session and Visit Exhibits
Session 19 Symptomatic Sapheonous Vein Reflux
Moderator: Apostolos Tassiopoulos
Debate: Symptomatic Saphenous Vein Reflux
1:30 p.m. Many Saphenous Veins Can Be Preserved Paul Pittaluga
1:35 p.m. There Is No Point in Saving the Saphenous Vein Ellen Dillavou
1:40 p.m. Rebuttal and Audience Voting
1:50 p.m. VS Question Time Moderator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Alun Davies, Neil Khilnani, Eberhard Rabe and Gregory Piazza
Session 20 Small Vein Session – Clinical Images Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Kathleen Gibson
2:30 p.m. Reticular Veins Lowell Kabnick
2:35 p.m. Matting Neil Khilnani
2:40 p.m. Corona Phlebectatica Nick Morrison
2:45 p.m. Small Varicose Veins Paul Pittaluga
2:50 p.m. Small Veins With Underlying Problems Kathleen Gibson
2:55 p.m. Failed Treatment Steve Elias
Session 21 Appropriate Vein Care – Interactive Clinical Cases Moderators: Ignacio Escotto Sanchez and Joseph Raffetto
3:00 p.m. Femoral-popliteal DVT Gerard O'Sullivan
3:10 p.m. Mixed Saphenous Disease Peter Pappas
3:20 p.m. Submassive PE Gregory Piazza
3:30 p.m. Combined Superficial and Deep Vein Disease Luis Leon
3:40 p.m. Bilateral Iliac Vein Obstruction Carl Fastabend
3:50 p.m. Paradoxical Small Saphenous Vein Reflux Ignacio Escotto Sanchez
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Carl Fastabend, Luis Leon, Peter Pappas and Gregory Piazza
4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks Nicos Labropoulos
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

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