Venous Diseases and Syndromes III (for re-certification) [CME] (PRC2014-04RC)

This course includes the following:

Anil Pillai, MD, FRCR

Treatment/Therapy: Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism 
Anil Pillai, MD, FRCR

Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhS

Venous Tumors
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhS

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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. Define hemostasis, thrombosis.
  2. Recognize the physiology of clot formation, natural anticoagulation system and fibrinolysis.
  3. Identify the fundamental difference between an arterial and venous clot and the difference in medical management of these conditions.
  4. Elaborate the risk factors for DVT and discuss the indications for prophylaxis.
  5. Review the current literature and discuss the clinical practice guidelines for DVT prophylaxis.
  6. Identify the currently available medications and devices for DVT prophylaxis, their mechanism of action and advantages and disadvantages of each.
  7. Differentiate between primary and secondary lymphedema.
  8. Recognize differentiating signs between lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency.
  9. Recognize differentiating signs between lymphedema and lipedema.
  10. Describe the characteristics of primary venous leiomyosarcoma.
  11. Describe the characteristics of renal cell carcinoma.
  12. Recognize the purpose of surgery for IVC tumors.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Catherine M. Burdge, APRNContent ReviewerNonen/a
Robert D. Cushing, MD, FACEP, FACPhContent ReviewerNonen/a
Dana DePonzi-Haas, CMPStaffNonen/a
Phillip A. Hertzman, MD, FACP, FAAFP, FACPhContent ReviewerNonen/a
Mark Isaacs, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerCovidienConsultant
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhSSpeakerNonen/a
Anil Pillai, MD, FRCRSpeakerNonen/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

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Attendance


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