Abstract Session 2 (CONG2016-26)

This activity includes the following:

The Prevalence of Chronic Venous Disease Worldwide: An Epidemiological Analysis. The Final Results of the Vein Consult Program

Marc Vuylsteke, MD, PhD

One-Year Outcome of Variable Cycle with Endovenous Radiofrequency Segmental Thermal Ablation Compared with Fixed Cycle

Naoki Sakakibara, MD, PhD

Patient Reported Symptoms (VVSymQ®) Predict Functional Improvement Post-Endovenous Chemical Ablation

Marlin Schul, MD, FACPh, MBA, RVT

Trendelenburg versus Reclining Maneuvers on a Tilt-Table in the Assessment of Venous Obstruction

Christopher Lattimer, MBBS, FRCS, MS, PhD

Optimizing Vein Gluing: Sclerotherapy and Vein Gluing as a Single Tool Procedure

Johann Christof Ragg, MD

Multi-Center Evaluation of the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire APP as a New Tool to Evaluate Quality of Life in Venous Disease

Fabricio Santiago, MD, MSc

Indications for Medical Compression Stockings in Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. An Evidence-Based Consensus Statement

Eberhard Rabe, MD

Cyanoacrylate Closure of Incompetent Great, Small and Accessory Saphenous Veins without the use of Post-Procedure Compression: a Post-Market Evaluation of the VenaSeal System (WAVES trial) Three Month Data

Kathleen Gibson, MD

Relationship Between Calf DVT and Car Shelter After Kumamoto Earthquake 2016 in Japan

Kazuhko Hanzawa, MD, PhD


Steps to Successfully Complete This Activity

To participate in this educational activity please follow the steps listed below.

If you are new to the ACP Online Education Center we require that you register prior to viewing any activity. Click the Register link located in the top right corner of this screen to do so. If you are already a registered user log in and click the TAKE COURSE button that will appear in the Course Summary box.

  1. To begin the activity click the START COURSE button.
  2. Progress through course content by using the NEXT button.
  3. Complete all required items in the course.
  4. Track your progress using the Course Progress menu.
  5. On the final page of the activity a link will be provided to download your certificate.

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.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
NameRoleCommercial InterestType of Relationship
Ted Chambers, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Yung-WeiChi, DO, FACPh, FAHA, FSVMPlanner; Abstract ReviewerVenosenseBoard Member; Shareholder
Emily Cummings, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Michael Di Iorio, MD, RPhS, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a
Sergio Gianesini, MDAbstract ReviewerNonen/a
Kathleen Gibson, MDSpeaker

1. Medtronic

2. BTG

3. AngioDynamics

4. Bristol Myers Squibb

5. Bayer

1. Consultant; Scientific Advisory Board; Research Support

2. Consultant; Research Support

3. Research Support

4. Speakers Bureau

5. Research Support

Marcelo Gomes, MD, FACS, RPVIAbstract ReviewerNonen/a
Kazuhko Hanzawa, MD, PhDSpeakerNonen/a
Paula Heggerick, BS, RVT, RDMS, RPhS, FSVUContent ReviwerNonen/a
Sanjoy Kundu,MD, FSIR, FASA, DABR, FCIRSEContent ReviewerNonen/a
Christopher Lattimer, MBBS, FRCS, MS, PhDSpeakerSigvarisConsultant; Advisory Commitee
Daniel Link, MDAbstract ReviewerNonen/a
David Liu, MDAbstract Reviewer

1. Medtronic

2. AngioDynamics

1. Advisory Board

2. Speaker

Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Giovanni Mosti, MDModeratorNonen/a
Erin Murphy, MDAbstact ReviewerMedtronicNPI for Venous Stent Trial; Expert Venous Panel Member; Consultant
Eberhard Rabe, MDSpeaker

1. Sigvaris


1. Consultant

2. Consultant

Johann Christof Ragg, MDAbstract Reviewer;SpeakerNonen/a
Naoki Sakakibara, MD, PhDSpeakerNonen/a
Fabricio Santiago, MD, MScAbstract Reviewer; Moderator; SpeakerNonen/a
Marlin Schul, MD, FACPh, MBA, RVTSpeakerVein DirectoryMedical Advisor Receiving Complimentary Listing
Aditya Sharma, MDAbstract ReviewerNonen/a
Marc Vuylsteke, MD, PhDSpeakerServierResearch Support



The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the ACP. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting professional use of any of the information provided herein. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of ACP Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.


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.


Reproduction Prohibited

Reproduction of this material is not permitted without the express written permission from the copyright owner.


Please login or register to take this course.