Sclerotherapy Course
June 10, 2022
Providence, RI

Review the theoretical and practical essentials of sclerotherapy. Improve your understanding of best practices from experts in the field. Experience an in-lab procedure through our virtual reality lab, and practice your own hand during our sclerotherapy lab time under the guidance of our experienced faculty.

Who is this course for?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistance
  • Specialists who treat venous disease

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Course Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity individuals will be able to:

  • Recognize the benefits of sclerotherapy to enhance clinical outcomes for patients with venous insufficiency
  • Apply appropriate sclerotherapy techniques for patients with varicose veins and telangiectasias
  • Explain how to optimize outcomes and minimize complications
  • Formulate an effective patient communication strategy to relay the risks, benefits, and complications of sclerotherapy
  • Describe the management of more complicated clinical situations with the full array of techniques of visual, ultrasound-guided, and foam sclerotherapy

Course Chair

Margaret Mann MD, FAAD, FAVLS
Terri Harper MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Margaret Mann MD, FAVLS
Terri Harper MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Catherine Burdge APRN
Daniel Friedmann MD, FAAD


Physician Member $525
Allied Health Member $375
Physician Non-Member $725
Allied Health Non-Member $500

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June 10

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM


Margaret Mann, MD, FAVLS

8:10 AM - 8:20 AM

Venous Anatomy for Sclerotherapy

Margaret Mann, MD, FAVLS

8:20 AM - 8:35 AM

Sclerosants - How They Work

Catherine Burdge, APRN

8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

Choosing the Right Sclerosant - Type, Concentration, Volume

Margaret Mann, MD, FAVLS

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Injection Techniques: Tips and Tricks

Terri Harper, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Patient Education: Pre-, Post-Treatment & Informed Consent

Catherine Burdge, APRN

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Avoiding Complications & Managing Disasters

Terri Harper, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Question & Answer

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Daniel Friedmann, MD, FAAD

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

When Sclerotherapy is Not Enough

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 

Sclerotherapy of the Hands, Face, Feet & Chest

Daniel Friedmann, MD, FAAD

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Is There a Role for Lasers?

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Compression - What's the Evidence

Catherine Burdge, APRN

11:15 - 11:45 AM

Roundtable Discussion: Variations in Treatments - How We Do It

All Faculty

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Question & Answer

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Case Studies: Video Demonstrations

Daniel Friedmann, MD, FAAD

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Hands-on Workshop & VR Immersion Lab

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Sclerotherapy: Distinguish Your Practice

Terri Harper, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM 

Roundtable Discussion: Team-based Care - How We Do It

All Faculty

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Question & Answer - Practice Management

*Agenda is subject to change

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick

801 N. Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
Complimentary wifi is included in your room reservation. Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick offers free shuttle service from Providence TF Green Airport Shuttle Pick-Up Zone.
A block of rooms has been reserved for June 9, 2022 to June 12, 2022. The special room rate of $139++ per night will be available until May 19, 2022 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) has approved this live activity for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME for re-licensure and recertification requirements.

The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers® (ARDMS®) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME toward credential renewal for Registered Phlebology Sonographers (RPhS) and Registered Vascular Specialists (RVS).

Physician Assistants
The 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 for re-licensure and recertification requirements.

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