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Thursday, April 15, 2021
9:55 A.M. Welcome Remarks and Virtual Platform Navigation Tips Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

Session 1: Live Patient Evaluation Moderators: Steve Elias and Antonios Gasparis
10:00 A.M. Superficial Vein Disease Peter Pappas and Ellen Dillavou
10:10 A.M. Pelvic Vein Disease Stephen Black and Kush Desai
10:20 A.M. Swollen Limb William Marston and Thomas Maldonado
10:30 A.M. VS Live: Virtual Ultrasound Imaging and Discussion Nicos Labropoulos
Panelists: Drs. Black, Desai, Dillavou, Elias, Gasparis, Maldonado, Marston and Pappas



10:47 A.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 2: Improving Your Diagnostic Imaging Skills Moderators: David Dexter and Angela Kokkosis
11:03 A.M. Making the Best Use of Ultrasound Nicos Labropoulos
11:08 A.M. Optimize Your Venogram Kush Desai
11:13 A.M. Improve Your IVUS Imaging and Interpretation Steven Abramowitz
11:18 A.M. What Type of Axial Imaging You Need and When Neil Khilnani
11:23 A.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Abramowitz, Desai, Dexter, Khilnani, Kokkosis and Labropoulos



11:37 A.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 3: Compression for Venous and Lymphatic Disease Moderators: Sergio Gianesini and Peter Pappas
11:53 A.M. Benefits of Compression in Patients With Venous Disease Joseph Raffetto
11:58 A.M. What Type of Compression and When Joseph Caprini
12:03 P.M. The Value of Interface Pressure in Compression Fedor Lurie
12:08 P.M. The Role of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) in the Venous Patient Steven Dean
12:13 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Caprini, Dean, Gianesini, Lurie, Pappas and Raffetto

Session 4: Management of Venous Thrombosis – Learn From Short Clinical Cases Moderators: Efthymios Avgerinos and Gloria Salazar
12:28 P.M. Superficial Vein Thrombosis Rafael Malgor
12:33 P.M. Calf DVT David Dexter
12:38 P.M. Recurrent DVT Victor Tapson
12:43 P.M. Iliofemoral Thrombosis Patrick Muck
12:48 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Avgerinos, Dexter, Malgor, Muck, Salazar and Tapson



1:02 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 5: Clinical Scenarios in Superficial Vein Disease Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Peter Pappas
1:18 P.M. VS Live: Superficial Ablation Steve Elias
1:28 P.M. Combined GSV and SSV Reflux Ignacio Escotto
1:33 P.M. Saphenous and Non-saphenous Varicose Veins Kathleen Gibson
1:38 P.M. Combined GSV and AASV Harold Welch
1:43 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Dillavou, Elias, Escotto, Gibson, Pappas and Welch



1:57 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 6: New Methods, Early Results, Clinical Trials Moderators: Harold Welch and Stephen Black
2:13 P.M. Flebogriff Clinical Trial Tomasz Urbanek
2:18 P.M. Frontiers in Pelvic Vein Disorders Mark Meissner
2:23 P.M. Statins and VTE Jose Diaz
2:28 P.M. IGuideU Trial: IVUS vs. Multiplanar Venography on the Treatment of Patients With Venous Ulcers Stephen Black
2:33 P.M. Optimizing Patient Pathways for Leg Ulcer Patients Alun Davies
2:38 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Black, Davies, Diaz, Meissner, Urbanek and Welch
2:53 P.M. Adjourn Day One Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos






Friday, April 16, 2021
9:55 A.M. Welcome Remarks and Virtual Platform Navigation Tips Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

Session 7: Superficial Venous Purgatory: What Are We Unsure Of? Moderators: Steve Elias and Tomasz Urbanek
10:00 A.M. Multiple Refluxing Veins: Do They All Need to Be Ablated? Peter Pappas
10:05 A.M. Are Non-thermals Really Better? Kathleen Gibson
10:10 A.M. Why Do Patients Need Conservative Therapy Before Intervention? Steve Elias
10:15 A.M. Staged or Simultaneous Phlebectomy? Ellen Dillavou
10:20 A.M. Compression After Superficial Vein Procedures Fedor Lurie
10:25 A.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Dillavou, Elias, Gibson, Lurie, Pappas and Urbanek



10:36 A.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 8: Deep Venous Purgatory: What Are We Unsure Of? Moderators: Kush Desai and William Marston
10:52 A.M. Anticoagulation Management After Venous Stenting Efthymios Avgerinos
10:57 A.M. What is a Hemodynamic Significant Iliac Vein Lesion? Nicos Labropoulos
11:02 A.M. Who Should be Offered Thrombus Removal For a DVT? Patrick Muck
11:07 A.M. Renal Vein Obstruction: Who Should Be Treated? Manju Kalra
11:12 A.M. Assessing the Venous Inflow Houman Jalaie
11:17 A.M. Treatment of Nonthrombotic Iliac Vein Stenosis: Where is the Evidence? Kush Desai
11:22 A.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Avgerinos, Desai, Jalaie, Kalra, Labropoulos, Marston and Muck



11:34 A.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 9: Learn How to Manage Edema Through Clinical Cases Moderators: Steven Dean and Thomas Maldonado
11:50 A.M. Treatment Algorithm for Phlebolymphedema Antonios Gasparis
11:55 A.M. Limb Changes With Compression Therapy in Stage 4 Joseph Caprini
12:00 P.M. Uncommon Findings in a Common Case Steven Dean
12:05 P.M. What is Wrong? The Limb is Getting Worse Igor Sincos
12:10 P.M. MLD – Video Demonstration Jeannette Zucker
12:15 P.M. VS Live: Virtual Ultrasound Imaging Nicos Labropoulos
12:25 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Caprini, Dean, Gasparis, Labropoulos, Maldonado, Sincos and Ms. Zucker



12:36 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 10: More Clinical Scenarios in Superficial Vein Disease Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Antonios Gasparis
12:52 P.M. Symptomatic C2 Disease: Mid to Distal GSV Reflux With a Refluxing Thigh Perforator Ignacio Escotto
12:57 P.M. Extensive Nonsaphenous Veins With Pelvic Reflux and No Pelvic Symptoms Ronald Winokur
1:02 P.M. Saphenous Vein Reflux and Iliac Vein Compression in a Patient With C3 Disease Carl Fastabend
1:07 P.M. VTE After a Superficial Vein Ablation Angela Kokkosis
1:12 P.M. Lower Limb Venous Malformation Gloria Salazar
1:17 P.M. Saphenous Reflux With Previous Thrombophlebitis Dimitrios Kontothanassis
1:22 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Dillavou, Escotto, Fastabend, Gasparis, Kokkosis, Kontothanassis, Salazar and Winokur



1:34 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 11: Venous Mix Moderators: Steve Elias and Paul Gagne
1:50 P.M. Management of Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Rafael Malgor
1:55 P.M. Unusual Case of Swelling Apostolos Tassiopoulos
2:00 P.M. Treatment of Superficial Vein Aneurysm Ellen Dillavou
2:05 P.M. Can Iliac Vein Stenting Be Justified Without a Good RCT? Alun Davies
2:10 P.M. VS Live: Virtual Ultrasound Imaging Nicos Labropoulos
2:20 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Davies, Dillavou, Elias, Gagne, Labropoulos, Malgor and Tassiopoulos




Session 12: New Methods, Early Results, Clinical Trials Moderators: Efthymios Avgerinos and Rafael Malgor
2:35 P.M. Role of Soludexide in Patients With Venous Disease Joseph Raffetto
2:40 P.M. C-TRACT: What We Learned So Far Suresh Vedantham
2:45 P.M. EXTRACT PE vs. FLAIR Akhilesh Sista
2:50 P.M. Implementation of the GAPS Trial and What Further VTE Prophylaxis Trials Do We Need? Alun Davies
2:55 P.M. Coding and Reimbursement in Venous Healthcare Harold Welch
3:00 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Avgerinos, Davies, Malgor, Raffetto, Sista, Vedantham and Welch
3:10 P.M. Adjourn Day Two Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos






Saturday, April 17, 2021
9:55 A.M. Welcome Remarks and Virtual Platform Navigation Tips Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos

Session 13: Management of Pulmonary Embolism Moderators: Victor Tapson and Mitchell Weinberg
10:00 A.M. Suspecting PE: Pearls of Diagnosis Without Overtesting Mitchell Weinberg
10:05 A.M. Outpatient Management of PE: Who and How? Victor Tapson
10:10 A.M. The Unknowns of Clot in Transit William Marston
10:15 A.M. The Evolution of Interventional Therapies in PE – Device Update Efthymios Avgerinos
10:20 A.M. Large Clots on a Piece of Gauze: Is it Really What We’re Looking For? Mark Meissner
10:25 A.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Avgerinos, Marston, Meissner, Tapson and Weinberg

Session 14: Management of Pelvic Vein Disorders Based on SVP Classification Moderators: Kathleen Gibson and Neil Khilnani
10:40 A.M. Concepts of Venous Anatomy as It Relates to Treatment Mark Meissner
10:45 A.M. Pelvic Venous Embolization: How Much Do You Really Need to Do? Ronald Winokur
10:50 A.M. Clinical Case Using SVP Classification Before and After Treatment Kathleen Gibson
10:55 A.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Gibson, Khilnani, Meissner and Winokur



11:07 A.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 15: Aesthetic Vein Treatment: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Moderators: Ellen Dillavou and Tomasz Urbanek
11:23 A.M. Vein Clusters Vitor Gornati
11:28 A.M. Corona Phlebectatica Aleksandra Jaworucka-Kaczorowska
11:33 A.M. Extensive Disease Ronald Bush
11:38 A.M. Small Tributaries Tomasz Urbanek
11:43 A.M. Very Fine Veins Rodrigo Kikuchi
11:48 A.M. VS Live: Virtual Ultrasound Imaging Nicos Labropoulos
11:58 A.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Bush, Dillavou, Gornati, Jaworucka-Kaczorowska, Kikuchi, Labropoulos and Urbanek



12:10 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 16: Challenges and Unknowns in Venous Stenting Moderators: Steven Abramowitz and Efthymios Avgerinos
12:26 P.M. Dealing With Complications During Stenting Paul Gagne
12:31 P.M. Role of Pathology and Lesion Characteristics on Stent Selection Steven Black
12:36 P.M. Treatment of IVC Obstruction Kush Desai
12:41 P.M. Stenting After Thrombus Removal: When and How? Gerard O’Sullivan
12:46 P.M. Why Stents Fail? Efthymios Avgerinos
12:51 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Abramowitz, Avgerinos, Black, Desai, Gagne and O’Sullivan



1:04 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 17: Clinical Cases With Venous Ulcers Moderators: Kush Desai and William Marston
1:20 P.M. Arterial and Venous Luis Leon
1:25 P.M. Postthrombotic Steven Abramowitz
1:30 P.M. Superficial and Deep Vein Disease Angela Kokkosis
1:35 P.M. Local Treatment George Koullias
1:40 P.M. VS Live: Virtual Ultrasound Imaging Nicos Labropoulos
2:00 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Abramowitz, Desai, Kokkosis, Koullias, Labropoulos, Leon and Marston



2:14 P.M. BREAK – Meet the Expert Session NON-CME Industry Session




Session 18: Superficial Vein Treatment Moderators: Steve Elias and Igor Sincos
2:30 P.M. Varicosities: Remove, Inject or Leave Them Sergio Gianesini
2:35 P.M. Treatment of Epifascial Veins Paul Pittaluga
2:40 P.M. How to Select the Ablation Method Neil Khilnani
2:45 P.M. Treating Veins That Are Close to Nerves Steve Elias
2:50 P.M. Panel Discussion Panelists: Drs. Elias, Gianesini, Khilnani, Pittaluga and Sincos
3:00 P.M. Daily Wrap Up and Closing Remarks Antonios Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos
3:05 P.M. Conclusion of VS Virtual



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