2019
April 25-27, 2019
Miami Beach, FL
AGENDA

Thursday Friday Saturday

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Registration / Breakfast
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
Physiology of Venous Return
Marc A. Passman, MD
8:30 - 8:40 AM
The Initial Clinical Exam
Mark H. Meissner, MD
8:40 - 8:50 AM
How Do Compression Hose Work
Paul McNeill, MD
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Marc A. Passman, MD
Mark H. Meissner, MD
Paul McNeill, MD
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session II: Venous Diagnostics

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
9:00 - 9:10 AM
How to Recognize Variants on the Venous Duplex Exam
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
9:10 - 9:20 AM
Deep Venous Duplex Image Optimization
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
9:20 - 9:30 AM
Cross-Sectional Imaging for Deep Venous Pathology
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:30 - 9:40 AM
How to Grade Iliac Vein Stenosis with IVUS
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
9:40 - 9:50 AM
How to Perform a Venogram Properly
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
9:50 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
Constantino S. Pena, MD
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break and Exhibits
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session III: Truncal Ablation, Wounds, Medical

Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
10:30 - 10:40 AM
Important RCTs for Thermal Ablation
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
10:40 - 10:50 AM
RFA: ClosureFAST™/RFITT/ or VenClose™
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
10:50 - 11:00 AM
Wavelength or Fiber: Which is More Important for Laser Ablation
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
11:00 - 11:10 AM
Proprietary Polidocanol Microfoam: What We Should Know
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
11:10 - 11:20 AM
Using Cyanoacrylate Without Compression: Short and Midterm Outcome?
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
11:20 - 11:30 AM
Contraindications and Limits: MOCA
Steve Elias, MD
11:30 - 11:40 AM
Important RCTs for Venous Wound Healing
11:40 - 11:50 AM
Diosmin Therapy: Whom?
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
Steve Elias, MD
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 - 1:40 PM

Session IV: Venous Quagmires

Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
1:00 - 1:10 PM
Leg Pain: Venous Versus Non-Venous
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
1:10 - 1:20 PM
Leg Swelling: Venous, Lymphatic, Lipedema or Cardiac
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
1:20 - 1:30 PM
Does Scope-Of-Practice Matter: Plastic Surgery Perspective
Jorge I. de la Torre, MD, MSHA, FACS
1:30 - 1:40 PM
Panel Discussion
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
Jorge I. de la Torre, MD, MSHA, FACS
1:40 - 3:00 PM

Session V: Tributaries and Spider Veins

Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Which Sclerosant
Nick Morrison, MD
1:50 - 2:00 PM
Do Lasers Work for Spider Veins
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
2:00 - 2:10 PM
Neurological Complications of Sclerotherapy
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
2:10 - 2:20 PM
Vulvar Varicosities and Pregnant Patients
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
2:20 - 2:30 PM
SeCure Trial: Perforator Ablation with 1470 Laser
Steve Elias, MD
2:30 - 2:40 PM
Phlebectomy: Technical Steps
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Sclerotherapy: Technical Steps
Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
2:50 - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
Nick Morrison, MD
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
Julian J. Javier, MD, FSCAI, FCCP
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break and Exhibits
3:30 - 4:10 PM

Session VI: IVC Debates

Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
3:30 - 3:40 PM
Debate: Physician Compounded Foam is Safe and Cost-Effective
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
3:40 - 3:50 PM
Debate: Why you Should Only Use Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam (Varithena)
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
3:50 - 4:00 PM
Debate: ATTRACT Trial: Flawed, Now Helpful
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
4:00 - 4:10 PM
Debate: ATTRACT Trial: Well-Designed, Lessons Learned
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
4:10 - 5:00 PM

Session VII: Venous Stents Here Soon

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:10 - 4:20 PM
Abre Stent Update
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
4:20 - 4:30 PM
Venovo™ Stent Update
4:30 - 4:40 PM
VICI Venous® Stent Update
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:40 - 4:50 PM
Zilver® / Vena™ Stent Update
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
4:50 - 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, April 26, 2019

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

Session VIII: Live Cases

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Panel
Seshadri Raju, MD
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
8:00 - 9:00 AM
1. Office Angiosuite - Deep Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Venography, IVUS, Iliac Stent
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Jan M. Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE
9:00 - 10:00 AM
2. Office O.R. - ClosureFAST™ Radiofrequency Ablation, Phlebectomy
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break and Exhibits
10:30 - 11:00 AM

Session IX: Keynote Address

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
10:30 - 11:00 AM
The Problem with Endovenous Overblation and Insufficiently Trained Operators
Marc A. Passman, MD
11:00 - 12:00 PM

Session X: Femoro-Iliocaval Interventions

Steve Elias, MD
11:00 - 11:10 AM
Avoiding Misuse and Overuse of Iliac Vein Stenting For Chronic Venous Disease: The Importance of Appropriate Patient Assessment and Sensible Case Selection
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
11:10 - 11:20 AM
Chronic Total Occlusions of the Iliac Veins and Vena Cava: Tips and Tricks
Seshadri Raju, MD
11:20 - 11:30 AM
Restenosis of Venous Stents After Implantation: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment Options
11:30 - 11:40 AM
Common Femoral Vein Endovenectomy: When is it Worth it?
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
11:40 - 11:50 AM
Endovascular Deep Venous Valve on the Horizon
Steve Elias, MD
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Steve Elias, MD
Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS
Seshadri Raju, MD
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Session XI: Live Cases

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Panel
Steve Elias, MD
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
1:00 - 2:00 PM
1. Office Angiosuite - Superficial Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Laser Ablation, Phlebectomy
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
2:00 - 3:00 PM
2. Office O.R. - Mechanico-Chemical Ablation (MOCA), Phlebectomy
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break and Exhibits
3:30 - 5:15 PM

Session XII: Live Cases

Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
3:30 - 5:15 PM
Panel
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
Nick Morrison, MD
3:30 - 4:10 PM
1. Office O.R. - Chemical Ablation with Varithena
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:10 - 4:40 PM
2. Office Angiosuite - Superficial Venous Ultrasound Mapping, then Embolic Adhesion with Cyanoacrylate Glue
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:40 - 5:15 PM
3. Office O.R. - VenClose™ Radiofrequency Ablation
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
5:15 - 5:15 PM
Adjourn

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

Session XIII: Vein Global Theater

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
8:00 - 8:40 AM
Dealing with Endo Trouble
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
8:40 - 8:50 AM
Panel Discussion
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
Constantino S. Pena, MD
Jason T. Salsamendi, MD
8:50 - 10:00 AM

Session XIV: Thromboembolic Issues

Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
8:50 - 9:00 AM
What are the Indications for Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis Based on the Current Evidence?
Mark H. Meissner, 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
Constantino S. Pena, MD
9:20 - 9:30 AM
NOAC (DOAC)
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
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
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
Mark H. Meissner, MD
Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
Constantino S. Pena, MD
Jason T. Salsamendi, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break and Exhibits
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session XV: Annual V2 Symposium: Ask the Experts

Steve Elias, MD
10:30 - 12:00 PM
V2 Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Mark H. Meissner, MD
Alan Dietzek, MD, FACS
Neil M. Khilnani, MD
Paul McNeill, MD
Kathleen D. Gibson, MD
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 - 3:00 PM

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

Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Panel - JVSVL Editorial Board Members
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
Seshadri Raju, MD
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break and Exhibits
3:30 - 4:10 PM

Session XVII: Pelvic Veins/Lymphatic

Mark H. Meissner, MD
3:30 - 3:40 PM
Pelvic Venous Disorders: A New Paradigm
Mark H. Meissner, MD
3:40 - 3:50 PM
Nutcracker Treatment
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
3:50 - 4:00 PM
Phlebolymphedema: Combined Insufficiency of Venous-Lymphatic System
Seshadri Raju, MD
4:00 - 4:10 PM
Panel Discussion
Mark H. Meissner, MD
Timothy K. Liem, MD, MBA, FACS
Seshadri Raju, MD
4:10 - 5:10 PM

Session XVIII: Venous Practice Management/Insurance Issues

Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
4:10 - 4:20 PM
The Venous Reimbursement Landscape in a Nutshell
Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
4:20 - 4:30 PM
Which Aesthetic Procedures are Appropriate for Non-Plastic Surgeons, if Any
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
Kandy Hammond, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
4:50 - 5:00 PM
The Role of Office Manager / Role of Doctor
Paul McNeill, MD
5:00 - 5:10 PM
Closing Comments / Adjourn
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT




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