2017
April 20-22, 2017
Miami Beach, FL

Agenda

Thursday Friday Saturday Non-CME Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Session I: Venous Basics

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
8:00 - 8:20 AM
Introduction to Endovascular Venous Surgery
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
8:20 - 8:30 AM
Clinical Examination With CEAP, VCSS, and PROs
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
8:30 - 8:40 AM
Venous Physiology and Pathology
Marc Passman, MD
8:40 - 8:50 AM
Is C2 Disease Progressive
Mark Meissner, MD
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Panel Discussion
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session II: Venous Diagnostics

William Marston, MD
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Venous Duplex: Correlating With Clinical Exam
Paul McNeill, MD
9:10 - 9:20 AM
Venous Duplex: Image Optimization
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
9:20 - 9:30 AM
Cross-Sectional Imaging: When Why How
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:30 - 9:40 AM
IVUS: Iliac Vein Measurement
Seshadri Raju, MD
9:40 - 9:50 AM
APG: When Why How
William Marston, MD
9:50 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break and Exhibits
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session III: Truncal Ablation

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
10:30 - 10:40 AM
Endovenous Ablation: Summary Of The Evidence
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
10:40 - 10:50 AM
Saphenous Preservation: When Why How
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
10:50 - 11:00 AM
Physics Of Laser Ablation
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
11:00 - 11:10 AM
Update On Radiofrequency Ablation
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
11:10 - 11:20 AM
Mechanico-chemical Ablation (MOCA): An Update
Steve Elias, MD
11:20 - 11:30 AM
Cyanoacrylate Ablation: Randomized Clinical Trial
Nick Morrison, MD
11:30 - 11:40 AM
Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam: Current Use
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
11:40 - 11:50 AM
Reflux Extending To The Ankle
Steve Elias, MD
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 - 1:40 PM

Session IV: Recurrences, Perforating Veins, And Edema

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
1:00 - 1:10 PM
Treatment of Recurrent Varicose Veins
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
1:10 - 1:20 PM
Differential Diagnosis Of The Swollen Leg
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
1:20 - 1:30 PM
Right Heart Considerations Before Saphenous Ablation, Ilio-caval Stenting, and Caval Interruption
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
1:30 - 1:40 PM
Panel Discussion
1:40 - 3:00 PM

Session V: Tributaries And Spider Veins

Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Foam Or Liquid For Telangiectasia And Reticular Veins
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
1:50 - 2:00 PM
Ancillary Procedures For Venous Practices: Primer On Botox And Fillers
Jorge I. de la Torre, MD, MSHA,FACS
2:00 - 2:10 PM
Neurological Complications of Sclerotherapy
Nick Morrison, MD
2:10 - 2:20 PM
Vulvar Varicosities And Pregnant Patients
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
2:20 - 2:30 PM
C1 Disease and Concomitant Truncal Incompetence
Paul McNeill, MD
2:30 - 2:40 PM
Phlebectomy: Technical Steps
Marc Passman, MD
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Sclerotherapy: Technical Steps
Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
2:50 - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM

Session VI: IVC Video Theater: Perforator Vein Treatment: Modern Management

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
3:30 - 3:40 PM
Update on Perforator Ablation
Peter F. Lawrence, MD
3:40 - 3:50 PM
Update On The Secure Perforator Trial
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
3:50 - 4:00 PM
Video: Technical Tricks For Perforator Ablation
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Session VII: Venous Governance/Ethics

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:00 - 4:10 PM
CMS Policy, Payments And Pitfalls
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:10 - 4:20 PM
Why Is IAC-Vein Center Accreditation Not Linked To Reimbursement
Mark Meissner, MD
4:20 - 4:30 PM
SVS PSO VQI-Varicose Vein Registry Update
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:30 - 4:40 PM
Setting Up Office-based Lab: Lessions I am Learning - How Do I Not "Overutilize" And Stay Afloat?
Mark J Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
4:40 - 4:50 PM
The Process of Obtaining A Category 1 CPT Code: Where Are We With Non-thermal Saphenous Ablation?
Adi Renbaum, MBA
4:50 - 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00 - 7:50 AM
Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 AM

Session VIII: Live Cases

Moderator - Lowell S. Kabnick

Panel - Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
William Marston, MD
Seshadri Raju, MD
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Office Angiosuite - Deep Venous Ultrasound Mapping, Venography, IVUS, Iliac Stent
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Office O.R. - Radiofrequency Ablation, Phlebectomy
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break/Exhibits
10:30 - 11:00 AM

Session IX: Keynote Address

Mark Meissner, MD
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Restoring Professionalism To The Venous Space
Peter F. Lawrence, MD
11:00 - 12:00 PM

Session X: Femoro-Iliocaval Interventions

Mark Meissner, MD
11:00 - 11:10 AM
Iliocaval Venous Outflow Disorders: Next Steps
William Marston, MD
11:10 - 11:20 AM
Newer Stents Designed For The Venous System
Seshadri Raju, MD
11:20 - 11:30 AM
C6 Disease: Treat Reflux Or Obstruction First
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
11:30 - 11:40 AM
Complex Iliocaval Reconstruction: Endovascular, Surgical
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
11:40 - 11:50 AM
Femoral Vein Intervention: Any Data
Mark Meissner, MD
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Session XI: Live Cases

Moderator - Steve Elias, MD

Panel - Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
Neil M. KIlnani, MD
Paul McNeill, MD
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Office Angiosuite
a. Superficial Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then laser ablation, Phlebectomy
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Office O.R. - Mechanico-chemical Ablation (MOCA), Phlebectomy
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break/Exhibits
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Session XII: Live Cases

Moderator - Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP

Panel - Nick Morrison, MD
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Office Angiosuite - Superficial Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Embolic Adhesion with Cyanocrylate Glue
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Office O.R. - Chemical Ablation With Varithena
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:00 - 7:50 AM
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50 AM

Session XIII: IVC - Video Theater

Moderator - Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Panel - Mark Meissner, MD
Seshadri Raju, MD
Marc A. Passman, MD
Constantino S. Pena, MD
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
Mark J Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Improving Inflow To Iliac Stent In Severe Post-thrombotic Syndrome

  • Factors influencing stent patency

  • Assessing adequacy of profunda femoris vein

  • Anticoagulation strategies before, during, and after stenting

  • Stent sizing and hyper-dilatation

  • Landing stents in the correct location

  • Should we be more aggressive with the femoral vein and popliteal vein?

8:50 - 10:00 AM

Session XIV: Thromboembolic Issues

Timothy K. Liem, MD
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Hot Off-The-Press: ATTRACT Trial Data for Acute DVT
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Hot Off-The-Press: ACCESS Trial Data for Chronic DVT
Mark J Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
9:10 - 9:20 AM
The IVC Filter Controversy: Update
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
9:20 - 9:30 AM
NOACS (DOACS)
Timothy K. Liem, MD
9:30 - 9:40 AM
Massive And Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
Jason T. Salsamendi, MD
9:40 - 9:50 AM
Vacuum-Assisted Venous Thrombectomy: When Why How
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:50 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session XV: Annual V2 Symposium: Ask The Experts

Steve Elias, MD
10:30 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion With Audience Participation
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
Peter F. Lawrence, MD
Nick Morrison, MD
Paul McNeill, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch/Exhibits
1:00 - 1:40 PM

Session XVI: Pelvic Veins And Central Veins

Constantino S. Pena, MD
1:00 - 1:10 PM
Pelvic Venous Disorders: A New Paradigm
Mark Meissner, MD
1:10 - 1:20 PM
Renal Vein Nutcracker Syndrome: Should You Stent or Operate?
Timothy K. Liem, MD
1:20 - 1:30 PM
Tips And Tricks For Crossing Difficult Central Venous Solutions
Constantino S. Pena, MD
1:30 - 1:40 PM
Panel Discussion
1:40 - 3:00 PM

Session XVII: Evidence Based Guidelines From The Society For Vascular Surgery (SVS) And American Venous Forum (AVF)

Mark Meissner, MD
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Diagnostic Evaluation And Medical Treatment of CVD
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
1:50 - 2:00 PM
Graduated Compression Hosiery
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
2:00 - 2:10 PM
Sclerotherapy (Foam And Liquid)
Mark Meissner, MD
2:10 - 2:20 PM
Endovenous Thermal Ablations
Steve Elias, MD
2:20 - 2:30 PM
Venous Stenting And Deep Venous Disease
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
2:30 - 2:40 PM
Venous Ulcer
Marc Passman, MD
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Venous Thromboembolic Disease
Timothy K. Liem, MD
2:50 - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Session XVIII: Venous Practice Management/Insurance Issues

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
3:30 - 3:40 PM
Brand Is Everything
Jorge I. de la Torre, MD, MSHA,FACS
3:40 - 3:50 PM
Venous Disease Training During Surgical Residency: Barriers And Solutions
Marc Passman, MD
3:50 - 4:00 PM
Future Of Venous Reimbursement (Part 1)
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:00 - 4:10 PM
Future Of Venous Reimbursement (Part 2)
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:10 - 4:20 PM
Debate: C2 Disease Should Be A Covered Insurance Benefit
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
4:20 - 4:30 PM
Debate: C2 Disease Should Not Be A Covered Insurance Benefit
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:30 - 4:40 PM
Insurance Predetermination, Peer-To-Peer, Appeals
Paul McNeill, MD
4:40 - 4:50 PM
The Difficult Patient
Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
4:50 - 5:00 PM
Your Office Manager Should Be Doing These Five Things
Nick Morrison, MD
5:00 - 5:05 PM
Adjourn and Closing Comments
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Non-CME Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Symposium
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Medtronic.

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00 - 7:50 AM
Breakfast Symposium
Understanding Legal Tools: The Keys to Lawsuit Prevention and Tax Reduction
Art McOmber
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Legally Mine.
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Symposium
Compounded Sclerosants: A review of safety, economic and legal perspectives
Karla L. Palmer and Dr. Nick Morrison
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Angiodynamics.
5:15 - 6:15 PM
Evening Symposium

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:00 - 7:50 AM
Breakfast Symposium
Treating GSV-Incompetence with Varithena®: Procedure, Clinical Outcomes and Reimbursement
Michael Shao, M.D.
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Biocompatibles Inc., a BTG International Group Company


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