Abstract Session II (CONG2017-19)

This activity includes the following:

Clinical scoring, disease-specific quality of life and duplex features in chronic venous disease
  Sarah Onida, MD, PhD

Vein valve defects and insufficiency in children
  Johann Christof Ragg, MD

Nutcracker Syndrome can be over-diagnosed by duplex ultrasound - left ovarian vein reflux can be the cause of renal vein narrowing rather than an effect of obstructive flow
  Judy Holdstock, RVT

Study of inactivation mechanism in POL and STS by blood and analysis of biochemical indicators on trapped blood in order to predict treatment outcome
  Alessandro Frullini, MD

Triggers for Venous Thromboembolism diagnostic tests in the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative 
  Danielle Sutzko, MD, MS

Biomatrix sclerofoam: A coming option for leg vein treatments
  Johann Christof Ragg, MD

Implications of streamlined ultrasound assessment protocols in urgent assessment of lower extremity venous thrombosis
  Douglas Wooster, MD, FACS, FRCPS(C), RPVI, RVT

An Early Look at Improved Quality in Vein Centers Applying for IAC Reaccreditation
  Marge Hutchisson, BS, RVT, RDCS, RPhS

Thermal Ablation of Popliteal Fossa Perforator
  Rene Milleret, MD

Treatment of varicose veins by Ambulatory Selective Ablation of Varices under Local Anesthesia (ASVAL): results at 10 years
  Sylvain Chastanet, MD

Updates on Percutaneous Valvuloplasty
  Johann Christof Ragg, MD

Post embolisation syndrome affects one third of women after pelvic vein embolisation
  Mark Whiteley, MS, FRCS(Gen)

Compression therapy: what is the real world practice?
  Felix Trinh, MD, RPVI

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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
Sylvain Chastanet, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Alessandro Frullini, MDSpeakerGloriaMedConsultant
Sergio Gianesini, MD, PhDPlanner; ModeratorNonen/a
Judy Holdstock, RVTSpeakerNonen/a
Marge Hutchisson, BS, RVT, RDCS, RPhSSpeakerNonen/a
Rene Milleret, MDSpeaker

1. Miravas sas

2. Veniti Medical

1. Shareholder

2. Shareholder

Stephen H. Moss, BA, CHCPStaffNonen/a
Sarah Onida, MD, PhDSpeakerNonen/a
Marc Passman, MDModeratorNonen/a
Johann Christof Ragg, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Danielle Sutzko, MD, MSSpeakerNonen/a
Felix Trinh, MD, RPVISpeakerNonen/a
Mark Whiteley, MS, FRCS(Gen)Speaker

1. Vascular Insights

2. AngioDynamics

3. Boston Scientific

1. Consultancy

2. Consultancy

3. Consultancy

Douglas Wooster, MD, FACS, FRCPS(C), RPVI, RVTSpeakerNonen/a



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