The Role of Venoactive Drugs in Venous Disorders (UIP2013-53)

This course will provide an overview of the impact and efficacy of venoactive drugs in venous disorders, and patients with venous edema. Discussions will include evidence of efficacy of micronized purified flavonoid fraction, edema and venoactive efficacy, and pharmacologic treatment in venous ulcer patients.

This course will include:

Chair: Albert–Adrien Ramelet, MD
Overview Venoactive Agents
Albert–Adrien Ramelet, MD
What is the Evidence for Venoactive Drug Efficacy?
Andrew Nicolaides, MD
Impact of Venoactive Drugs on Venous Edema
Francois–Andre Allaert, MD, PhD
What is the Evidence for the Efficacy of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction?
Philip Coleridge–Smith, MD, FRCS
Pharmacologic Treatment of Venous Ulcer Patients
Armando Schapira, MD
New Biometric Tools for Evaluation of Edema and Venoactive Efficacy
Arkadiusz Jawien, MD
Guidelines for Efficacy Studies of Venoactive Agents
Michel Perrin, MD, FACPh
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. Define the different classes of venoactive drugs.
  2. Define the mode of action and effectiveness of venoactive drugs in venous disorders.
  3. Choose correct and effective indications of venoactive drugs.
Course summary
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Francois–Andre Allaert, MD, PhDSpeakerNONE 
Philip Coleridge–Smith, MD, FRCSSpeakerNONE 
Emily Cummings, MDContent ReviewerNONE 
Heather Durband, BSStaffNONE 
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
Arkadiusz Jawien, MDSpeakerConvatec and SchulkeSpeaker
Mark Meissner, MDScientific Committee/PlannerHas nothing to discloseN/A
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerMedi; Merz; BTG; VenXSpeaker; Consultant; Principal Investigator; Scientific Advisory Board
Andrew Nicolaides, MS, FRCS, PhD (Hon)SpeakerServier InternationalSpeaker
Michel Perrin, MD, FACPhSpeakerServier InternationalConsultant
Albert-Adrien Ramelet, MDSpeakerServier International; Boehringer IngelheimSpeaker
Melvin Rosenblatt, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/Planner/Content ReviewerHas nothing to discloseN/A
Armando Schapira, MDSpeakerNONE 
Sherry Scovell, MDContent ReviewerBolton Medical PPDData Safety and Monitoring Committee Member
Thomas Wakefield, MDScientific Committee/PlannerHas nothing to discloseN/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 on March 25, 2015.


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