American Venous Forum (AVF) Session: Evidence-Based Management of Patients with Venous Ulcers (CONG2014-33)

This course includes the following:


Impact of Venous Disease on Wound Care
John Blebea, MD

Addressing the Practical Need by Providing the Evidence-Based Guidelines
Thomas O'Donnell, MD

Evaluation of Patients with Venous Ulcers, and Primary Prevention of Venous Ulcers
Peter Henke, MD

Compression Therapy for Patients with Venous Ulcers
Thomas Wakefield, MD

Treatment of Superficial Reflux in Management of Venous Ulcers
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS

Importance of Evaluation and Treatment of Deep Vein Obstruction
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

Wound Care in Patients with Venous Ulcers
William Marston, MD

Quality Measures and Reimbursement Related to Venous Ulcers
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD

Panel Discussion
John Blebea, MD
Peter Henke, MD
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD
William Marston, MD
Thomas O'Donnell, MD
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS
Thomas Wakefield, MD


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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

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John Blebea, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Ted P. Chambers, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMPlannerNonen/a
Peter Henke, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSSpeaker



Vascular Insights



Consultant; Advisory Board; Speaker; Stockholder

Consultant; Advisory Board; Stockholder

Consultant; Advisory Board; Stockholder



Fedor Lurie, MD, PhDModerator; Speaker

Tactile Medical Technology


Principal Investigator

Board Member

William Marston, MDSpeaker

Spiracur, Inc.



Tactile Medical

Scientific Consultant

Scientific Consultant; Speaker

Scientific Consultant


Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Thomas O'Donnell, MDSpeakerTactile MedicalConsultant
Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Sonja Stiller-Martin, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACSSpeakerVascular InsightsSpeaker
Thomas Wakefield, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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