Ask the Experts: Ultrasound Evaluation of Abdominal and Pelvic Veins: How I Do It (LIVE PATIENT DEMO) (UIP2013-23)

This session will include an abdominal and pelvic vein patient ultrasound, with techniques and descriptions from three leading faculty. Audience questions are also included to offer the learner the most comprehensive patient demonstration experience.

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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.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the relevant ultrasound anatomy and the different acoustic windows for imaging abdominal and pelvic veins.
  2. Describe the pathology seen in patients with compression syndromes.
  3. Perform an evaluation for obstruction and reflux of the abdominal and pelvic veins.
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Heather Durband, BSStaff/Content ReviewerNonen/a
Antonio Gasparis, MDScientific Committee/PlannerCovidien; Cook; Vascular Insights; GoreConsultant/Speaker
Jean-Jérôme Guex, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerServier International; Thuasne; Vascular InsightsSpeaker/Consultant; Scientific Committee Member
Nicos Labropoulos, PhDSpeakerServier; Volcano; Covidien; Cook; GoreSpeaker/Consultant
Mark Meissner, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Javier Leal Monedero, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerMedi; Merz; BTG; VenXSpeaker; Consultant; Principal Investigator; Scientific Advisory Board
Melvin Rosenblatt, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/Planner/SpeakerNonen/a
William Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVUContent ReviewerNonen/a
Robert D. Stoffey, DOContent ReviewerNonen/a
Thomas Wakefield, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Steven Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerMerz AestheticsSpeaker



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Discussion of Off-Label Use

Although no longer required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ACP CME requests all faculty to inform learners of any products they will discuss that are off-label or investigational.

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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in March 2015 and February 2017.

As of February 2020, this course is not being offered for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMYou may still purchase this course at this time, however, you will not be able to claim credit.



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