Chronic Iliofemoral Obstruction (UIP2013-33)

This activity will examine chronic iliofemoral obstruction. The learner will hear expert opinion regarding characteristics of the perfect venous stent, tips for success on crossing chronic iliocaval obstructions and patency factors that affect treatment, and complications of iliocaval recanalization.

This course includes:

Chair: Peter Pappas, MD
Discussant: Oscar Maleti, MD
Crossing Chronic Iliocaval Occlusions: Tips for Success
David Gillespie, MD
Optimal Treatment for Bilateral Iliocaval Obstruction
Antonios Gasparis, MD
Iliocaval Obstruction: Patency and Factors That Affect Patency After Treatment
Peter Pappas, MD
Complications of Iliocaval Recanalization
Cees Wittens, MD
Oscar Maleti, MD
Panel Discussion
All Speakers

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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. Discuss the role of venous outflow obstruction in the development of advanced venous disease.
  2. Recognize which patients to evaluate for iliocaval obstruction.
  3. Identify the role of venous stenting of the iliocaval system.
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Heather Durband, BSStaffNonen/a
Antonio Gasparis, MDScientific Committee/Planner/SpeakerCovidien; Cook; Vascular Insights; GoreConsultant/Speaker
David Gillespie, MDSpeakerVolcano Corps; Covidien; CookConsultant/Speaker; Consultant; Speaker
Jean-Jérôme Guex, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerServier International; Thuasne; Vascular InsightsSpeaker/Consultant; Scientific Committee Member
Oscar Maleti, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Margaret Mann, MDContent ReviewerGalderma - DysportGrant/Research Support
Mark Meissner, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
David J. Mond, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerMedi; Merz; BTG; VenXSpeaker; Consultant; Principal Investigator; Scientific Advisory Board
Peter Pappas, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Melvin Rosenblatt, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/Planner/Content ReviewerNonen/a
Thomas Wakefield, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Cees Wittens, MDSpeakerNonen/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 March 2017.


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