2018
April 19-21, 2018
Miami Beach, FL
AGENDA

Thursday Friday Saturday Non-CME Events

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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
Documenting CEAP, VCSS, and PRO
Paul McNeill, MD
8:30 - 8:40 AM
Venous Physiology and Pathology
Seshadri Raju, MD
8:40 - 8:50 AM
Sorting Out Patients Presenting With Leg Pain: It's Not All Venous
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
Paul McNeill, MD
Seshadri Raju, MD
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session II: Venous Diagnostics

William A. Marston, MD
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Venous Duplex: Correlating With Clinical Exam
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
9:10 - 9:20 AM
Venous Duplex: Image Optimization
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
9:20 - 9:30 AM
Structured Imaging Workup for Deep Venous Obstruction
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:30 - 9:40 AM
Iliac Vein Measurement Using IVUS Planimetry for May-Thurner Syndrome
Seshadri Raju, MD
9:40 - 9:50 AM
Air Plethysmography: Do I Need One?
William A. Marston, MD
9:50 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
Constantino S. Pena, MD
Seshadri Raju, MD
William A. Marston, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session III: Truncal Ablation

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
10:30 - 10:40 AM
Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Endovenous Thermal and Chemical Ablation
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
10:40 - 10:50 AM
Saphenous Preservation: Should I Learn or Waste of Time?
Nick Morrison, MD
10:50 - 11:00 AM
Wavelength or Fiber: Which is More Important for GSV Ablation?
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
11:00 - 11:10 AM
Year in Review: Endothermal Ablation
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
11:10 - 11:20 AM
The Incompetent Below Knee Sapheneous: How Problematic is Treatment?
Steve Elias, MD
11:20 - 11:30 AM
Cyanoacrylate Ablation: Current Data & Status of Reimbursement
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
11:30 - 11:40 AM
Polidocanol Endovenus Microfoam: Current Data & Status of Reimbursement
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
11:40 - 11:50 AM
Mechanico-chemical Ablation (MOCA): Current Data & Status of Reimbursement
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Steve Elias, MD
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Nick Morrison, MD
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 - 1:40 PM

Session IV: Venous Quagmires

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
1:00 - 1:10 PM
C6 Disease: Treat Reflux or Obstruction First?
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
1:10 - 1:20 PM
Perforator Treatment: Appropriate or Overkill?
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
1:20 - 1:30 PM
Lipedema/Lymphedema/Venous Edema: Diagnosis, Treatment, and How to Differentiate from Obesity
S. Scott Tapper, MD
1:30 - 1:40 PM
Panel Discussion
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
S. Scott Tapper, MD
1:40 - 3:00 PM

Session V: Tributaries and Spider Veins

Nick Morrison, MD
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Foam or Liquid for Telangiectasia and Reticular Veins
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
1:50 - 2:00 PM
Do Lasers Work for Spider Veins
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
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
2:20 - 2:30 PM
C1 Disease and Concomitant Truncal Incompetence
Paul McNeill, MD
2:30 - 2:40 PM
Phlebectomy: Technical Steps
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Sclerotherapy: Technical Steps
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
2:50 - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Jorge I. de la Torre, MD, MSHA,FACS
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
Paul McNeill, MD
Nick Morrison, MD
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 4:10 PM

Session VI: IVC Debates

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
3:30 - 3:40 PM
Debate: C2 Disease Should Not Be A Covered Insurance Benefit
Mark H. Meissner, MD
3:40 - 3:50 PM
Debate: C2 Disease Should Be A Covered Insurance Benefit
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
3:50 - 4:00 PM
Debate: The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine: Serves Patients Well
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
4:00 - 4:10 PM
Debate: The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine: Lowers The Bar
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:10 - 5:00 PM

Session VII: Venous Governance/Ethics

Steve Elias, MD
4:10 - 4:20 PM
Do We Have A Problem In The Venous Space
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:20 - 4:30 PM
Principal-Agent Dilemma: Recognize Potential Conflict of Interest in Venous Surgery
S. Scott Tapper, MD
4:30 - 4:40 PM
The Venous Cardiologist Phenomenon
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
4:40 - 4:50 PM
American Vein Association: The Solution
Steve Elias, MD
4:50 - 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Steve Elias, MD
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
S. Scott Tapper, MD
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Session VIII: Live Cases


Moderator: William Marston, MD

Panel: Seshadri Raju, MD; Alan M. Dietzik, MD
8:00 - 10:00 AM
1. Office Angiosuite
Deep Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Venography, IVUS, Iliac Stent

Jose I. Almeida, MD, Jan Sloves, RVT

2. Office O.R. -
ClosureFAST Radiofrequency Ablation, Phlebectomy

Edward G. Mackay, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 - 11:00 AM

Session IX: Keynote Address

Moderator: Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Data Is King: To Measure Clinical Outcomes, To Shape Policy, For Payer Negotiations, For Peer Oversight and Governance
Jack L. Cronenwett, MD
11:00 - 12:00 PM

Session X: Femoro-Iliocaval Interventions

Mark H. Meissner, MD
11:00 - 11:10 AM
Dedicated Venous Stent Clinical Trials: Outcomes Data Currently Available (All Devices)
Mark H. Meissner, MD
11:10 - 11:20 AM
VQI Venous Stent Registry Update
William A. Marston, MD
11:20 - 11:30 AM
Endovascular Deep Venous Valve on the Horizon
Steve Elias, MD
11:30 - 11:40 AM
The Challenges of the Common Femoral Vein in Deep Vein Thrombosis
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
11:40 - 11:50 AM
When do you Give up on Interventions in Severe Post-thrombotic Syndrome: Role of Compression Hose, Non-Elastic Bandages
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
Steve Elias, MD
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
Mark H. Meissner, MD
William A. Marston, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Session XI: Live Cases


Moderator- Lowell S. Kabnick, MD

Panel - Neil M. Khilnani, MD; Steve Elias, MD
1:00 - 3:00 PM
1. Office Angiosuite -
a. Superficial Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Laser Ablation, Phlebectomy

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

2. Office O.R. -
Mechanico-chemical Ablation (MOCA), Phlebectomy

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 5:15 PM

Session XII: Live Cases


Moderator- Nick Morrison, MD

Panel-Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD; Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
3:30 - 5:15 PM
1. Office O.R. -
Chemical Ablation with Varithena

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

2. Office Angiosuite -
Superficial Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Embolic Adhesion with Cyanoacrylate Glue

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

3. Office O.R. -
VenClose Radiofrequency Ablation

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
5:15 - 5:20 PM
Adjourn

Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:00 - 7:50 AM
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM

Session XIII: Wish I Could Do Over ... 4 Tough Cases

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
8:00 - 8:15 AM
Case 1: Bilateral Chronic Venous Ulceration and Thrombosed Iliocaval Venous Stents - Do Over!
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
8:15 - 8:30 AM
Case 2: SVC Syndrome Recanalization - Gone Sideways!
S. Scott Tapper, MD
8:30 - 8:45 AM
Case 3: Thrombosed IVC Filter and Iliac Reconstruction - So Much Bleeding!
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
8:45 - 9:00 AM
Case 4: Veins with an Arterial Waveform! Why!
Constantino S. Pena, MD
8:50 - 10:00 AM

Session XIV: Thromboembolic Issues

Timothy K. Liem, MD
8:50 - 9:00 AM
ATTRACT Trial Data for Acute DVT: What Did We Learn?
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:00 - 9:10 AM
ACCESS Trial Data for Chronic DVT: Role of EKOS and TPA
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
9:10 - 9:20 AM
Retrieving Embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Technical Tips
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 Management
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
Constantino S. Pena, MD
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
Timothy K. Liem, MD
Jason T. Salsamendi, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session XV: Annual V2 Symposium: Ask the Experts

Moderator: Steve Elias, MD
Panel:
Jose Almedia, MD
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD
Nick Morrison, MD
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
Mark Garcia, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Session XVI: IVC & Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous & Lymphatics (JVSVL) Invited Abstracts

Moderator (JVSVL Editor): Peter Gloviczki, MD
Panel (JVSVL Editorial Board Members):
Jose I. Almeida, MD
William A. Marston, MD
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
Seshardi Raju, MD
1:00 - 1:10 PM
Abstract 1 - Presentation: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Accuracy of Duplex Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of > 50% Iliocaval Venous Obstruction in Thai Patients with Lipodermatosclerosis, Active and Healed Venous Leg Ulcer
Authors: Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi, Kanin Pruekprasert, Wacharaphong Pitaksantayothin
1:10 - 1:15 PM
Abstract 1: Critique
1:15 - 1:20 PM
Abstract 1: Question/ Answer
1:20 - 1:30 PM
Abstract 2 - Presentation: Maximizing Patient Satisfaction and Positive Outcomes in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) in the Outpatient Surgical Setting: A Cohort of 102 Patients
Authors: Leonard A. Farber, Kerem Bortecen, Arno Rotgans, Christopher Hollingsworth, Adam Tonis, David A, Greuner, NYC Surgical Associates, New York, NY, USA
1:30 - 1:35 PM
Abstract 2: Critique
1:35 - 1:40 PM
Abstract 2: Question/Answer
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Abstract 3 - Presentation: Ultrasound-guided (US) High-Intensity-Focused-Ultrasound (HIFU) Extra-corporeal Treatment of Superficial Lower Limb Veins. Preliminary Results and Method Description
Author: Alfred Obermayer, MD - Institute for Phlebo-Surgery, Melk, Austria
1:50 - 1:55 PM
Abstract 3: Critique
1:55 - 2:00 PM
Abstract 3: Question/Answer
2:00 - 2:10 PM
Abstract 4 - Presentation: Risk Factors for Superficial Venous Disease Severity in Surgical Patients Below Poverty Line
Authors: Jó L. Andrade1, Rosa Teodósio2. 1- State University of Southwestern Bahia, Brazil, 2-Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of Lisbon, Portugal.
2:10 - 2:15 PM
Abstract 4: Critique
2:15 - 2:20 PM
Abstract 4: Question/Answer
2:20 - 2:30 PM
Abstract 5 - Presentation: Patient Safety and Outcomes Issues Discovered during Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Site Visit
Authors: Laura Humphries, Marge Hutchisson, Mary Beth Farrell. Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
2:30 - 2:35 PM
Abstract 5: Critique
2:35 - 2:40 PM
Abstract 5: Question/Answer
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Abstract 6 - Presentation: Vacuum-Assisted Thrombectomy in the Management of Iliocaval and Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis
Authors: Eugene Ichinose, Shrinesh Patel, Venkat Shankarraman, Tonya Wells, Romiya Barry
2:50 - 2:55 PM
Abstract 6: Critique
2:55 - 3:00 PM
Abstract 6: Question/Answer
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 4:10 PM

Session XVII: Pelvic Veins and Central Veins

Constantino S. Pena, MD
3:30 - 3:40 PM
Pelvic Venous Disorders: A New Paradigm
Mark H. Meissner, MD
3:40 - 3:50 PM
Role of Open Venous Surgery
Timothy K. Liem, MD
3:50 - 4:00 PM
Crossing Difficult Central Venous Solutions: How Aggressive?
Constantino S. Pena, MD
4:00 - 4:10 PM
Panel Discussion
Mark H. Meissner, MD
Timothy K. Liem, MD
Constantino S. Pena, MD
4:10 - 5:00 PM

Session XVIII: Venous Practice Management/ Insurance Issues

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:10 - 4:20 PM
MIPS/MACRA As it Relates to Venous Reimbursement
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:20 - 4:30 PM
Should Non-Plastic Surgeons be Offering Aesthetic Procedures?
Jorge I. de la Torre, MD, MSHA,FACS
4:30 - 4:40 PM
Tactful Marketing Strategies
Nick Morrison, MD
4:40 - 4:50 PM
Submitting Proper Documentation to Insurance Pre-Authorization
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
4:50 - 5:00 PM
Role of Office Manager: Role of Doctor
Paul McNeill, MD
5:00 - 5:05 PM
Closing Comments / Adjourn
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Non-CME Events

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 PM
VenaSeal™ Closure System; A Panel Discussion on the Procedure, The Outcomes, the Patients and your Practice
Poinciana Ballrooms 1 & 2
Sponsor: This is a non-CME accredited activity supported by Medtronic.
Kathleen Gibson, MD
Nick Morrison, MD

Friday, April 20, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Why I Treat My Patients With Varithena®
Ponciana Ballrooms 1 & 2
Sponsor: This non-CME accredited activity is supported by BTG.
Ajit Naidu, MD




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