Ultrasound Hands-on Workshop
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Chicago, IL

Improve your Venous Ultrasound practice with hands-on experience. Our expert faculty will guide attendees through the key principles of venous ultrasound and assist with scanning live patients. This course is in-person only.

Learn more and save: Bundle with the RPhS Review Course for a 20% Discount.

Who is this course for?

  • Ultrasonographers
  • Physicians

Providers, sonographers and allied healthcare professionals who desire to learn or improve their understanding of venous ultrasound physics and instrumentation, venous lower extremity ultrasound evaluation and mapping for vein ablation procedures.

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Course Objectives

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

  • Recognize anatomy, physiology and a pathophysiology of the deep and superficial venous systems:
    • Deep vein thrombosis, superficial thrombophlebitis, deep and superficial venous insufficiency
    • Typical and unusual presentations of venous hemodynamics
  • Recognize roles of b-mode, color, and spectral Doppler ultrasound in making the diagnosis of DVT, DVI, SVT and SVI.
  • Perform an all-inclusive lower extremity venous examination, using proper technique and protocol on patients with common and complicated venous disorders.
  • Document all pertinent findings and suspected pathology and create a comprehensive and precise venous mapping.
  • Recognize the main pitfalls in venous extremity ultrasound and apply the technical and clinical pearls and tips.

Course Chair

Aleata Rigsby BS, RVT, RPhS


Jessica Farris MHS, RPhS, RVT
Donna Kelly RVT, RPhS, RDMS
Sara Skjonsberg RVT, RPhS


Allied Health Member $375
Allied Health Non-member $525
Physician Member $600
Physician Non-member $750

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Combine with the RPhS Review Course and Save

Expand your Ultrasound education by attending the RPhS Review Course on Friday, April 21 virtually. The RPhS Review Course is a series of on-demand lectures, a mock exam, and a livestream question and answer session. Improve your understanding of venous duplex ultrasound and the basics of lower extremity arterial disease, arterial testing, and indirect venous testing. Review the types of testing and treatment options for patients with venous disease, and distinguish treatment choices based on patient presentation. Compare venous ultrasonography with clinical anatomy and and understand how to maintain equipment information, facility, and safety in phlebology organizations. The RPhS Review Course will prepare you to perform the major duties and tasks as listed in the outline content of the CCI RPhS Examination outline.

Registering for both courses together saves you 20% on each course.

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April 22


7:30 AM - 7:35 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Aleata Rigsby

7:35 AM - 7:50 AM

Nomenclature of Lower Extremity Deep and Superficial Veins

Aleata Rigsby

7:50 AM - 8:05 AM

Duplex Ultrasound for Lower Extremity Deep Venous Patency

Jessica Farris

8:05 AM - 9:10 AM

Hands-on Scanning DVT/ Hemodynamics and Venous Access using Phantom

All Faculty

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

DVT Case Study with Discussion

Donna Kelly

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Mechanism of a Normal Venous Valve Function/Venous Hemodynamics

Donna Kelly

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Venous Insufficiency - What is It?

Jessica Farris

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Duplex Scanning for Venous Insufficiency - What to Document and How to Document It

Jessica Farris

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Duplex Scanning for Venous Insufficiency - Typical Patterns

Aleata Rigsby

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Hands-on Scanning Venous Insufficiency - GSV or SSV

All Faculty

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

LE Venous Insufficiency Case Study with Discussion

Sara Skjonsberg

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Duplex Scanning for Venous Insufficiency - Atypical Superficial Reflux Patterns/Recurrence

Donna Kelly

1:20 PM - 1:45 PM

Duplex Scanning for Venous Insufficiency - Deep Venous Disease and Post Thrombotic Syndrome

Sara Skjonsberg

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Hands-on Scnanning Venous Insufficiency - Recurrent PT and Venous Access using Phantom

All Faculty

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

LE Venous Insufficiency Case Study with Discussion

Sara Skjonsberg

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Pelvic Anatomy and Pathophysiology - SVP Classification

Sara Skjonsberg

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Duplex Ultrasound for Pelvic Venous Disorders

Donna Kelly

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

Hands-on Scanning Pelvic Venous Ultrasound and Venous Access ssing Phantom

All Faculty

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Pelvic Venous Case Study with Discussion

Aleata Rigsby

Hotel Information

Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare

6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
A block of rooms has been reserved for April 20, 2023 to April 23, 2023. The special room rate of $139++ per night will be available until April 6, 2023 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) designates this live activity for 9 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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