IVC 2018 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 designated to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based learning, and interprofessional collaboration.
Conference Learning Objectives
- Understand the potential safety issues associated with office-based venous surgery.
- Use ultrasound to diagnose & manage venous disease.
- Incorporate endovenous (thermal, chemical, surgical) modalities for closure of the refluxing saphenous vein.
- Choose the best therapy for the eradication of secondary venous clusters with stab phlebectomy, powered phlebectomy, & foam sclerotherapy.
- Manage incompetent perforating veins & venous ulcers in the office.
- Implement the most appropriate therapy for spider telangiectasias using sclerotherapy, ohmic thermolysis, & cutaneous laser.
- Incorporate fluoroscopic contrast venography in the management of deep venous disease & pelvic congestion syndrome.
- Utilize intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in the treatment of iliocaval obstructive venous disease.
- Describe how to perform iliocaval angioplasty & stenting.
- Recognize & manage common thrombophilias.
- Choose medical versus surgical management of deep vein thrombosis.
- Implement pharmacomechanical thrombolysis & caval interruption or acute deep vein thrombosis.
- Administer the business requirements of a combined office & hospital based venous disease practice.
- Apply branding & marketing strategies into an office based venous practice.
In support of improving patient care, Ciné-Med 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.
Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 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.
For the purpose of recertification, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 21 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
The Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) designates IVC for a maximum of 21 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.
Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit.
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.
Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) Credit
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.
International Conference Management and Ciné-Med make 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.
No members of the ICM or Ciné-Med medical education committee have anything to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
International Conference Management requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields.
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.
To meet the requirements of the credentialing bodies, we are using a scanning system to verify attendance throughout the conference. All participants seeking continuing education credit are required to scan the bar code on their name badge in the morning and afternoon of each day. Scanners will be set up outside the Education Ballroom. If you lose your badge, please go to the registration desk where a new badge can be prepared for you.
Certificates of Attendance for CMEs and Contact Hours are available for you to print online after this conference. Attendees can update or edit their Attendance Checklist or CME certificate through May 31, 2018. After that time, no further changes can be made on the forms.