Veins and Women [CME] (CONG2014-38)

This course includes the following:


Management of DVT in Pregnancy
Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, FACP, RVT

Hormones and Venous Disease
Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, FACP, RVT

Management of Veins in Pregnancy
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS

Nutcracker Syndrome Surgical and Endovascular Treatment
Mark Meissner, MD

Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Mark Meissner, MD

Pelvic Source Veins of the Vulva, Perineum and Thigh
Kathleen Gibson, MD

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 an appropriate management strategy for varicose veins in pregnancy.
  2. Define anticoagulants that can and cannot be used in pregnant women.
  3. Summarize the impact of hormones on venous disease.
  4. Recognize the clinical presentation of a patient with nutcracker syndrome.
  5. Describe treatment options for patients with pelvic congestion syndrome.
  6. Identify presenting physical exam findings in women with pelvic source varicose veins in the lower extremity.
Course summary
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Carl Black, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Catherine Burdge, APRNContent 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

Paula Heggerick, BS, RVT, RDMS, RPhS, FSVUContent ReviewerNonen/a
Margaret Mann, MDContent ReviewerBTG (Varithena)Consultant; Advisory Board
Michelle McEvoy, RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a
Mark Meissner, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, FACP, RVTSpeaker

Diagnostica Stago

BTG Inc.



Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACSSpeakerVascular InsightsSpeaker
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Review & Recertification

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


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