Deep Instructions for Everyday Management of Superficial Venous Disease (CONG2016-13)

This activity includes the following:

My Leg Hurts! Is it a Vein Problem? Venous Disease Signs and Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis

Steven Zimmet, MD, FACPh, RPVI, RVT

Myth v. Evidence: Phlebology Office FAQs

Cynthia Asbjornsen, DO, FACPh

Venous Disease and Sports: Which Activities Do Our Veins Love the Most?

Jan Fronek, MD

Venous Teammates: Who Are Our Venous Buddies?

Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPh

Superficial Venous System Ultrasound: What Do We Really Need to See?

Diana Neuhardt, RPhS, RVT, FSVU

Thermal Tumescent (TT) Options: How to Heat It Up

Emily Cummings, MD

Non-Thermal, Non-Tumescent (NT NT) Options: How to Cool It Down

Steve Elias, MD, FACPh, FACS

Thermal, Non-Tumescent (T NT) Therapy: A New Option?

J. Gordon Wright, MD, FACS, RVT

Saphenous Sparing (SS) Options: The Boundary Between Technique and Strategy

Sergio Gianesini, MD

Varicose Vein Surgery: State of the (Still Existing?) Art

Joseph Raffetto, MD


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Target Audience

The primary target audience includes physicians, physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners, ultrasound technologists, nurses, allied health and all other healthcare professionals currently or planning to care for patients with venous disease. Specialists focusing on phlebology, cardiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, dermatology, dermatologic surgery, internal medicine, family practice, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular medicine, and emergency medicine are invited to enhance their knowledge and skills specific to the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.

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NameRoleCommercial InterestType of Relationship
Lisa Amatangelo, MD, FACPh, RVTModeratorNonen/a
Cynthia Asbjornsen, DO, FACPh


1. BTG

2. CoolTouch

1. Advisory Board

2. Training Site

Catherine Burdge, APRNContent ReviewerNonen/a
Ted Chambers, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Emily Cummings, MDSpeaker; Content ReviewerNonen/a
Steve Elias, MD, FACPh, FACSSpeaker

1. Vascular Insights LLC

2. Medtronic Inc.

3. LeMaitre Inc.

1. Scientific Advisory Board

2. Consultant

3. Consultant

Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPhSpeakerNonen/a
Jan Fronek, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Sergio Gianesini, MDModerator; SpeakerNonen/a
Paula Heggierick, BS, RVT, RDMS, RPhS, FSVUContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Diana Neuhardt, RPhS, RVT, FSVUSpeakerBTGSpeaker Education
Joseph Raffetto, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Armen Roupenian, MD, FACS, RPhS, RPVI, RVTPlannerNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FACPh, FSIR, FCIRSE, RPVI, RVTContent ReviewerNonen/a
J. Gordon Wright, MD, FACS, RVTSpeakerVVT Medical Ltd.Stockholder
Steven Zimmet, MD, FACPh, RPVI, RVTSpeakerVascular InsightsStockholder



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