Venous Diseases and Syndromes II (for re-certification) [CME] (PRC2014-03RC)

This course includes the following:

Non Thrombotic Venous Obstruction: May Thurner, Nut Cracker and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Sanjeeva P. Kalva, MD

Management and Treatment of Iliofemoral and Subclavian Vein Thrombosis (SVT/DVT/Other)
Sanjeeva P. Kalva, MD

Venous/Vascular &  Miscellaneous Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management of Venous and Lymphatic Malformation
Anil Pillai, MD, FRCR

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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience: physicians experienced in caring for patients with venous problems as well as physicians who are new to the field and want a detailed presentation of the core curriculum of phlebology. Topics covered during the course will be emphasized based on the anticipated importance of these topics on the Board Certification Exam to be administered by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. In addition to phlebologists, other specialists who treat venous disease will also benefit from the course, including vascular surgeons, general surgeons, family practitioners, interventional radiologists, obstetrician/gynecologists and specialists in internal medicine.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of nonthrombotic venous obstruction.
  2. Review the etiology, symptoms, imaging findings and management of three common venous compression syndromes - May Thurner, Thoracic outlet, Nut cracker.
  3. Review the management options of these three entities.
  4. Review the goals of DVT therapy.
  5. Discuss various methods of venous thrombolysis.
  6. Discuss the benefits of venous thrombolysis.
  7. Recognize the classification system for vascular and lymphatic malformation.
  8. Recognize the clinical features and imaging findings of the different malformations.
  9. Formulate a treatment plan for each of the different vascular and lymphatic malformations.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Catherine M. Burdge, APRNContent ReviewerNonen/a
Nancy L. Cantelmo, MD, FACSContent ReviewerNonen/a
Dana DePonzi-Haas, CMPStaffNonen/a
Phillip A. Hertzman, MD, FACP, FAAFP, FACPhContent ReviewerNonen/a
Mark Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerCovidienConsultant
Sanjeeva P. Kalva, MDSpeakerAmirsys; Elsevier; Celenova; Althea HealthcareAuthor; Author; Consultant; Investor
Anil Pillai, MD, FRCRSpeakerNonen/a
Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau, MD, FACPhContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in March 2015 and March 2017.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance


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