Endovenous Thermal Ablation [CME] (CONG2014-30)

This course includes the following:


ETA: When is Concomitant Therapy Appropriate? Pro vs. Con
Kathleen Gibson, MD and Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

EHIT: Prevention, Identification and Management
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS

Safety of Thermal Ablation in the Patient on Anticoagulation
Kathleen Gibson, MD

Is ETA Effective in the Anticoagulated Patient?
Sherry Scovell-Fitch, MD

Update on Perforator Vein Treatment
Thomas O'Donnell, MD

Role of ETA and the Patient with Acute SVT: Pro vs. Con
Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, FACP, RVT and Sherry Scovell-Fitch, MD

ETA in the Hypercoagulable Patient: Pro vs. Con
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS and Marcus Stanbro, DO

Question and Answer
All Faculty


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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. Outline arguments for and against performing concomitant therapy in patients undergoing endothermal ablation.
  2. Define endothermal heat induced thrombosis and differentiate it from deep vein thrombosis.
  3. Describe the risks and benefits of continuing anticoagulation in patients undergoing endothermal ablation.
  4. Recognize the differences between normal, refluxing and pathologic perforator veins.
  5. Outline treatment protocols for patients with superficial thombophlebitis.
  6. Summarize arguments for and against the use of endothermal ablation in patients with hypercoaguable states.
Course summary
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Carl Black, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMPlannerNonen/a
Kathleen Gibson, MDModerator; Speaker



Iverson Genetics




Consultant; Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Joseph T. Jenkins, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, RVTContent ReviewerNonen/a
Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSSpeaker



Vascular Insights



Consultant; Advisory Board; Speaker; Stockholder

Consultant; Advisory Board; Stockholder

Consultant; Advisory Board; Stockholder



Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Diana L. Neuhardt, RVT, RPhSContent ReviewerBTGSpeaker
Thomas O'Donnell, MDSpeakerTactile MedicalConsultant
Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, FACP, RVTSpeaker

Diagnostica Stago

BTG Inc.



Sherry Scovell-Fitch, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Cynthia K. Shortell, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Marcus Stanbro, DOSpeakerNonen/a
Sonja Stiller-Martin, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Mary Emily Wilcox Cummings, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Discussion of Off-Label Use

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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in November 2016.


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