To Cochrane or Not to Cochrane: How to Influence Insurance CVI Treatment Policies (CONG2014-45)

This course includes the following:


Compression as the Treatment for CVI, CEAP 2 - 4
Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPh

Sclerotherapy for Veins >/= 4mm Diameter
Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPh

Endovenous Thermal Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy vs. Conventional Surgery for Great Saphenous Vein Varices
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS

Venous Ulcers: Compression for Recurrence Prevention and ETA for Healing Ulcers and Preventing Recurrence
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS

How to Use Good Science to Influence Insurance CVI Treatment Policies 
Kathleen Gibson, 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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Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPhSpeakerCovidienInvestor
Kathleen Gibson, MDModerator; Speaker



Iverson Genetics




Consultant; Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Sanjoy Kundu, MD, FSIR, FASA, DABR, FCIRSEContent ReviewerNonen/a
Margaret Mann, MDContent Reviewer



Consultant; Advisory Board

Consultant; Advisory Board

Michelle McEvoy, RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACSSpeakerVascular InsightsSpeaker
Mary Emily Wilcox Cummings, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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