Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:45 AMContinental Breakfast
7:15 AMWelcomeNicos Labropoulos
Session 1: Evaluation of Patients With Chronic Venous Disease: Examination and Live ImagingModerators: Nicos Labropoulos and Antonios Gasparis
7:30 AMThe Patient's and Physician's PerspectivePanelists: Steve Elias, Neil Khilnani, Peter Pappas and Thom Rooke
9:20 AMNew in the Venous Space - How Can You ExcelCarl Fastabend
9:30 AMRefreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 2: Treatment Options in Patients With Refluxing Saphenous Vein...Moderators: Antonios Gasparis and Nick Morrison
10:00 AMof Large DiameterIgnacio Escotto Sanchez
10:05 AMof Short LengthDimitrios Kontothanassis
10:10 AMBelow the KneeKathleen Gibson
10:15 AMClose to the DermisNick Morrison
10:20 AMThat is TortuousNeil Khilnani
10:25 AMThat is RecanalizedIgor Sincos
10:30 AMPanel DiscussionIgnacio Escotto Sanchez, Kathleen Gibson, Neil Khilnani, Dimitiros Kontothanassis and Igor Sincos
10:40 AMVS-Live ImagingNicos Labropoulos, Antonios Gasparis and Neil Khilnani
Session 3: Clinical Cases and FactsModerators: Peter Pappas and Thom Rooke
11:30 AMClinical Case - A Not So Forward Saphenous Reflux CaseIgnacio Escotto Sanchez
11:40 AMClinical Case - Varicose Veins and Something More ImportantIgor Sincos
11:50 AMClinical Facts for Your PracticeThom Rooke
12:00 PMLunch and Visit Exhibits
Session 4: Treatment Appropriateness, Training Standards and Impact of Insurance Policies on Vein Practices

In Collaboration With the American Venous Forum (AVF)
Moderators: Antonios Gasparis and Brajesh Lal
1:30 PMUnderuse, Misuse and Abuse of Vein TreatmentMarc Passman
1:40 PMImpact of Insurance Policies on Vein Care: Where Do We Go From Here?Harold Welch
1:50 PMRole of Vascular Societies on Appropriateness of Venous CareBrajesh Lal
2:00 PMMinimum Standards for Practicing as a Vein SpecialistWilliam Marston
2:10 PMReference Data to Guide TreatmentNicos Labropoulos
2:20 PMPanel DiscussionNicos Labropoulos, William Marston, Marc Passman and Harold Welch
Session 5: VTE SessionModerators: Alun Davies and Marc Passman
2:30 PMManaging Patients Outside of Practice GuidelinesVictor Tapson
2:40 PMProper Use and Misuse of IVC FiltersKush Desai
2:50 PMPreventing VTE RecurrenceJoseph Caprini
3:00 PMHow to Choose an AnticoagulantAnthony Comerota
3:10 PMPanel DiscussionJoseph Caprini, Anthony Comerota, Kush Desai and Victor Tapson
Session 6: VTE Clinical CasesModerators: Joseph Caprini and Igor Sincos
3:20 PMRecurrent DVT After ThrombolysisNick Sikalas
3:25 PMA Case With DVT and Submassive PELouis Leon
3:30 PMTreating the Patient, Not Just the DVTThom Rooke
3:35 PMA Patient With Massive Thrombus BurdenAkhilesh Sista
3:40 PMRefreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 7: VS Debate - Thrombophilia Testing…Moderator: Victor Tapson
4:10 PMNecessary for Clinical ManagementAlun Davies
4:15 PMNot NeededAnthony Comerota
4:20 PMRebuttals
4:25 PMSession 8: VS Question TimeModerator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Kush Desai, Kathleen Gibson, Neil Khilnani, Marc Passman and Thom Rooke
4:55 PMVS-Live ImagingNicos Labropoulos, Steve Elias and Antonios Gasparis
CME DinnerSession 9: Understanding the Clinical Entity of PhlebolymphedemaModerator: Nicos Labropoulos
5:30 PMClinical Case of PhlebolymphedemaNicos Labropoulos
5:40 PMThe Clinical Spectrum of Venous and Lymphatic DiseaseStanley Rockson
5:55 PMHow Does It Happen?Peter Mortimer
6:10 PMHow it Should Be Treated?Fedor Lurie
6:25 PMPanel DiscussionFedor Lurie, Peter Mortimer and Stanley Rockson
7:00 PMNetworking Reception with the Exhibitors
8:00 PMVS Night Club

Friday, April 12, 2019

6:45 AMContinental Breakfast
Session 10: How to Optimize Thrombus Removal Through Clinical CasesModerators: Parag Patel and Akhilesh Sista
7:00 AMThrombus Extending in the IVCEfthymios Avgerinos
7:05 AMUltrasound-enhanced ThrombectomyLuis Leon
7:10 AMPharmaco-mechanical ThrombectomyAkhilesh Sista
7:15 AMThrombus From the Tibials to the IliacParag Patel
7:20 AMThrombus Involving Both LegsArjun Jayaraj
7:25 AMResistant ThrombusLuis Leon
7:30 AMAspiration ThrombectomyAkhilesh Sista
7:35 AMMacerate and AspirateMahmood Razavi
7:40 AMPanel DiscussionEfthymios Avgerinos, Arjun Jayaraj, Luis Leon and Mahmood Razavi
Session 11: Superficial Vein Treatment: What We Know and What We Need to Learn - In Collaboration With American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS)

Moderators: Neil Khilnani and Nick Morrison
8:00 AMThe Saphenous TrunksMark Meissner
8:10 AMCommentAlun Davies
8:15 AMVaricose VeinsNick Morrison
8:25 AMCommentPaul Pittaluga
8:30 AMCVD ProgressionNeil Khilnani
8:40 AMCommentMelvin Rosenblatt
8:45 AMPanel DiscussionAlun Davies, Mark Meissner, Paul Pittaluga and Melvin Rosenblatt
Session 12: Wound Care in Venous DiseaseModerators: Sergio Gianesini and Joseph Raffetto
9:00 AMEvaluation of the patient with a venous ulcerSergio Gianesini
9:10 AMPreparing the woundWilliam Marston
9:20 AMUse of skin substitute for ulcer healingGeorge Koullias
9:30 AMPanel DiscussionGeorge Koullias and William Marston
9:40 AMRefreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 13: Venous StentingModerators: Kush Desai and William Marston
10:10 AMPatient Selection - Beware of OvertreatmentPaul Gagne
10:20 AMStent Patency and Clinical OutcomesMark Meissner
10:30 AMUpdate on Venous Stent Clinical TrialsWilliam Marston
10:40 AMSizing and Deploying the New Stents - What You Need to KnowArjun Jayaraj
10:50 AMPanel DiscussionPaul Gagne, Arjun Jayaraj, William Marston and Mark Meissner
11:00 AMVS-Live ImagingNicos Labropoulos, Steve Elias and Antonios Gasparis
11:25 AMAddress by International Union of PhlebologyTomasz Urbanek
Session 14: VS Keynote Address
11:30 AMKeynote Speaker - IntroductionNicos Labropoulos
11:35 AMKeynote Address: The Close Physiological and Genetic Relationship Between Lymphatics and VeinsPeter Mortimer
12:00 PMLunch and Visit Exhibits
Session 15: Techniques to Treat Spider and Varicose Veins - Video SessionModerators: Nick Morrison and Steve Elias
1:30 PMMini-phlebectomyPaul Pittaluga
1:35 PMPowered PhlebectomyWilliam Marston
1:45 PMLiquid SclerotherapyEllen Dillavou
1:50 PMFoam SclerotherapySteve Elias
1:55 PMPanel DiscussionEllen Dillavou, William Marston and Paul Pittaluga
Session 16: Compression in Clinical Practice: A Practical ApproachModerators: Sergio Gianesini and Thom Rooke
2:00 PMInterplay of Venous and Lymphatic DiseasePeter Mortimer
2:10 PMThe Cost in Compression TherapyStanley Rockson
2:20 PMKey Clinical Questions in CompressionJoseph Raffetto
2:30 PMLive Demonstration and Interactive DiscussionJoseph Caprini and Sergio Gianesini
The Large Leg
The Small Leg
The Uneven Leg
Session 17: When Not to Perform….Moderators: Alun Davies and Peter Pappas
2:50 PMAblationPeter Pappas
2:55 PMPhlebectomyPaul Pittaluga
3:00 PMStentingRobert Lookstein
3:05 PMEmbolizationMelvin Rosenblatt
3:10 PMThrombolysisEfthymios Avgerinos
3:15 PMRefreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
3:45 PMSession 18: VS FUN TIME - PASSWORDModerator: Steve Elias
Session 19: PE - Bending the Curve of PEModerators: Efthymios Avgerinos and Mark Meissner
4:15 PMRaising Awareness on the PE EpidemicVictor Tapson
4:25 PMDiagnosis and Risk Stratification of PEMark Meissner
4:35 PMIntermediate Risk: PE Management DilemmasRobert Lookstein
4:45 PMInterventional Battle: Catheter Lytics, Suction Thrombectomy, ECMO or Surgical Thrombectomy?Akhilesh Sista
4:55 PMNuts and Bolts of a Pulmonary Embolism Response TeamEfthymios Avgerinos
5:05 PMAfter the PE: Post-PE Syndrome and Surveillance ProtocolsVictor Tapson
5:15 PMPanel DiscussionRobert Lookstein, Akhilesh Sista and Victor Tapson
5:25 PMHigh Intensity Focused Ultrasound Extra-Corporeal Treatment for Lower Limb Veins: Method and Early OutcomesAlfred Obermayer
5:30 PMVS-Live Imaging and DiscussionNicos Labropoulos, Antonios Gasparis and Peter Pappas
5:45 PMSession 20: VS Question TimeModerator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Efthymios Avgerinos, Ellen Dillavou, William Marston, Paul Pittaluga and Akhilesh Sista

Saturday, April 13, 2019

5:45 AMVS 5K Run/Walk in Central Park
6:45 AMContinental Breakfast
Session 21: Inflammation: The Common Pathway in Venous DiseaseModerators: Nicos Labropoulos and Peter Pappas
7:00 AMRole of Inflammation in CVDJoseph Raffetto
7:10 AMEffect on ProgressionPeter Pappas
7:20 AMRole During TreatmentSteve Elias
7:30 AMCompression to Regulate InflammationWilliam Marston
7:40 AMPharmacologic TreatmentIgnacio Escotto Sanchez
7:50 AMPanel DiscussionSteve Elias, William Marston, Ignacio Escotto Sanchez and Joseph Raffetto
Session 22: Best Poster PresentationModerators: Joseph Raffetto and Sergio Gianesini
8:00 AMPoster 1
8:05 AMPoster 2
8:10 AMPoster 3
8:15 AMVoting and Winner Presentation
Session 23: From the Journal to Your Clinical PracticeModerators: Alun Davies and Nicos Labropoulos
8:20 AMHow to Dissect a PaperAlun Davies
8:30 AMSuperficial DiseaseKathleen Gibson
8:40 AMDeep Venous DiseaseAnthony Comerota
8:50 AMVenous ThromboembolismMark Meissner
9:00 AMVS-Live Imaging SessionNicos Labropoulos, Steve Elias and Antonios Gasparis
9:30 AMRefreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
Session 24: Management of Pelvic Vein Disorders - In Collaboration With Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

In Collaboration With the Society of Interventional Radiology
Moderators: Kush Desai and Neil Khilnani
10:00 AMNew Approach on Terms and ValidationNeil Khilnani
10:10 AMClinical Presentation and Treatment AlgorithmKush Desai
10:20 AMImaging Escape Points From the PelvisNicos Labropoulos
10:30 AMManagement of Vein ObstructionParag Patel
10:40 AMTreatment of RefluxRobert Lookstein
10:50 AMPanel DiscussionNicos Labropoulos, Robert Lookstein and Parag Patel
Session 25: VS MIXModerators: Luis Leon and Igor Sincos
11:00 AMUpper Extremity DVTApostolos Tassiopoulos
11:05 AMDiscussing the Impact of Treatment of Swelling With the PatientCarl Fastabend
11:10 AMCurrent Management of Renal Vein CompressionAnthony Comerota
11:15 AMHow I Use IVUSPaul Gagne
11:20 AMFemoral-popliteal Disease - What Can We Do and What is Coming?Steve Elias
11:25 AMVenous Malformations - From Simple to ComplexMahmood Razavi
11:30 AMPanel DiscussionAnthony Comerota, Steve Elias, Carl Fastabend, Paul Gagne, Mahmood Razavi and Apostolos Tassiopoulos
11:40 AMVS-Imaging SessionNicos Labropoulos, Antonios Gasparis and Peter Pappas
12:00 PMLunch and Visit Exhibits
Session 26: VS Debate - Spotlight on Venous Treatment AbuseModerator: Steve Elias
1:30 PMWill Make a Clinical DifferenceBrajesh Lal
1:35 PMWill Result in Limitation to AccessPeter Pappas
1:40 PMRebuttals
1:45 PMSession 27: VS Question TimeModerator: Steve Elias
Panelists: Nick Morrison, Peter Pappas, Parag Patel, Mahmood Razavi and Victor Tapson
Session 28: Small Vein SessionModerators: Ellen Dillavou and Steve Elias
2:15 PMThe Tools We Have for Treating Small VeinsPaul Pittaluga
2:25 PMDiscussing Treatment Plan and Potential ComplicationsKathleen Gibson
2:35 PMClinical Images: This is What I Have…Tell Me How to Treat ItEllen Dillavou, Steve Elias, Kathleen Gibson, Nick Morrison and Paul Pittaluga
3:15 PMSession 29: VS Fun Time - Let Us Entertain YouModerators: Nicos Labropoulos and Antonios Gasparis
Superficial DiseaseSteve Elias
Chronic Deep Vein DiseaseAntonios Gasparis
Venous ThromboembolismVictor Tapson
3:50 PMClosing RemarksNicos Labropoulos
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