The International Vein Congress will be of value to those medical professionals working in the venous area, including: vascular surgeons, general surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, phlebologists and other physicians, nurses and technologists.
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based learning, and interprofessional collaboration.
Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
- Discuss the use of ultrasound to diagnose and manage venous disease
- Identify the potential safety issues associated with office-based venous surgery
- Incorporate endovenous (thermal, chemical, surgical) modalities for closure of the refluxing saphenous vein
- Select the best therapy for the eradication of secondary venous clusters with stab phlebectomy, powered phlebectomy, and foam sclerotherapy
- Explain how to manage incompetent perforating veins and venous ulcers in the office
- Discuss the management of iliac vein outflow obstruction
In support of improving patient care, CineMed is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CineMed designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cardiovascular Credentialing International accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward credential renewal for Registered Phlebectomy Sonographers & Registered Vein Specialists.
Nurses / Physician Assistants
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board(s).
Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) Credit
The Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) designates IVC for a maximum of 14 SVU-CMEs which are accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers® (ARDMS®), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Category A credit, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for laboratory accreditation.
UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.
MOC Part 2
IVC Conference sessions are approved for Self-Assessment towards Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program.
CineMed makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.
Disclosure Policy Statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by International Conference Management must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an ICM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
This continuing medical education activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants and exhibitor and commercial support from contributing organizations, each of which will be identified in course materials at the conference.