Controversies in Compression Therapy (UIP2013-68)

This course is NOT currently offering credit.  You may still purchase the  course but you cannot claim credit.


This course will provide an in depth look at challenges providers must consider when managing patients using compression therapy.

This course will include:

Chair: Giovanni Mosti, MD
Discussant: Evi Kalodiki, MD
Venous Skin Changes: Static or Dynamic Compression?
Mieke Flour, MD
Which Compression in Mixed, Arterial-Venous Disease?
Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPh
Oedema Treatment: High or Low Pressure?
Hugo Partsch, MD, FACPh
Oedema Treatment: Does Electrical Stimulation Improve Compression Effectiveness?
Vadim Bogachev, MD
Venous Post-Procedures Compression: All the Same?
Dimitrios Kontothanassis, MD, MS
Evi Kalodiki, 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. Analyze when and how to use compression therapy in a variety of venous and lymphatic disorders.

  2. Recognize the lack of data and/or consensus for various types and levels of compression in various conditions.

  3. Describe the effects of compression with mixed arterial and venous / lymphatic disease. 

Course summary
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Vadim Bogachev, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Heather Durband, BSStaffNonen/a
Mieke Flour, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPhSpeakerCovidienStockholder
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
Evi Kalodiki, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Dimitrios Kontothanassis, MD, MSSpeakerNonen/a
Mark Meissner, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Vineet Mishra, MD, FAADContent ReviewerNonen/a
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerMedi; Merz; BTG; VenXSpeaker; Consultant; Principal Investigator; Scientific Advisory Board
Giovanni Mosti, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Hugo Partsch, MD, FACPhSpeakerNonen/a
Melvin Rosenblatt, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Bill Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVUContent ReviewerNonen/a
Cynthia Shortell, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Thomas Wakefield, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Steven Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerMerz AestheticsSpeaker



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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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