Modern Management of VTE [CME] (CONG2014-39)

This course includes the following:


Thrombosis Basic Science and Anticoagulants
Gary Raskob, PhD

Prevention and Prophylaxis
Joseph Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT

SVT Beyond CALISTO: Practical Guidelines
Sherry Scovell-Fitch, MD

Treatment Duration: Role of Residual Thrombosis and D-Dimer
Gary Raskob, PhD

Calf Vein DVT
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD

Pharmacomechanical Treatment of Acute DVT
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVI

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. Describe the use of the Caprini score to select thombosis prophylaxis.
  2. Determine which patients require ongoing prophylaxis following hospital discharge.
  3. Appropriately modify decision-making and referral patterns when confronted with a patient with proximal DVT.
  4. Identify the consequences of untreated or undertreated proximal DVT.
  5. Describe the general categories of new anticoagulants based on their target mechanism of action.
  6. Describe which new anticoagulants have been approved for the treatment of VTE.
  7. Summarize the medical and procedural/surgical treatments available to treat SVT.
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Joseph Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVTModerator; Speaker


Sanofi Poland



Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMPlannerNonen/a
Stephanie M. Dentoni, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Michael M. Di Iorio, MD, RPVI, RPhSContent ReviewerNonen/a
Phillip A. Hertzman, MD, FACP, FAAFP, FACPhContent ReviewerNonen/a
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhDSpeaker

Tactile Medical Technology


Principal Investigator

Board Member

Michelle McEvoy, RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhSContent ReviewerNonen/a
Gary Raskob, PhDSpeaker

Daiichi Sankyo


Bayer Healthcare

Janssen Pharmaceuticals


Johnson and Johnson







Sherry Scovell-Fitch, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Mary Emily Wilcox Cummings, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVISpeakerNonen/a



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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in February 2017.


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