Basic Science (for re-certification) [CME] (PRC2014-01RC)

This course includes the following:

Anatomy & Embryology: Histology, Macroscopic Anatomy & Embryology
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

Physiology: Function, Normal Venous Hemodynamics, Venous Pumps, Lymphatic System
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience: physicians experienced in caring for patients with venous problems as well as physicians who are new to the field and want a detailed presentation of the core curriculum of phlebology. Topics covered during the course will be emphasized based on the anticipated importance of these topics on the Board Certification Exam to be administered by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. In addition to phlebologists, other specialists who treat venous disease will also benefit from the course, including vascular surgeons, general surgeons, family practitioners, interventional radiologists, obstetrician/gynecologists and specialists in internal medicine.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Apply knowledge of venous anatomy to perform venous treatment safely.
  2. Recognize the impact of various histologic patterns on implementation of treatment modalities.
  3. Use knowledge of the embryology of the venous system in the assessment of patients with vascular malformation.
  4. Explain venous function to patient in a clear and understandable manner.
  5. List hemodynamic factors important to venous disease progression.
  6. Assess the swollen limb with understanding of both venous and lymphatic components.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Dana DePonzi-Haas, CMPStaffNonen/a
Stephanie M. Dentoni, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Mark Isaacs, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerCovidienConsultant
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSSpeakerSapheon, Inc; Bioform/MerzInvestigator/Consultant; Consultant
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhSContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM on March 25, 2015.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Attendance


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