Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Review Course
June 22, 2024 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Washington, DC

Expand your knowledge of venous and lymphatic disease through this comprehensive lecture series. Our experienced faculty will review the essentials of venous and lymphatic disease and its care. In addition to providing a well-founded base knowledge of the field, the course also prepares participants to sit for the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABLVM) certification examination. Learn more about ABVLM certification and its benefits.

In addition to the in-person lectures, the Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Review Course includes a livestream ABVLM certification Mock Exam and a Final Exam Prep livestream. 

June 22: In-Person Didactic Series
TBD: Mock Exam Zoom Session

Who is this course for?

  • New physicians to the venous field who want a detailed presentation of the core curriculum of phlebology
  • Physcians looking to sit for the ABVLM certification examination
  • Experienced physicians in venous care looking to update their expertise


Course Objectives

  • Describe normal venous anatomy and nomenclature
  • Summarize normal and abnormal venous hemodynamics and the derangements associated with chronic venous insufficiency
  • Identify lymphatic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Explain the epidemiology, presentation and morbidity of venous disease
  • Assess the performance and interpretation of necessary diagnostic exams including duplex ultrasound
  • Discuss acute venous thrombosis and acute venous thrombosis risk factors
  • Diagnose, treat, or refer superficial thrombophlebitis, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Determine the therapy for acute and chronic venous disease including indications, contraindications, risks and benefits

Course Chair

Vineet Mishra MD, FAVLS, FAAD


Daniel Friedmann MD, FAAD
Rob Worthington-Kirsch MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAVLS, RVT, RVPI, RPhS
Marresa Houle BS, RVT, RPhS
Sanjeeva Kalva MD
Abdelsalam Elshaikh MD

Physician Member $950
Physician Non-member $1,350
Allied Health Member $700
Allied Health Non-member $1,100

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Course Agenda

June 22

June 22

08:00 AM - 08:05 AM


Vineet Mishra, MD

08:05 AM - 08:15 AM

Vein Gross Anatomy, Histology & Embryology

Daniel Friedmann, MD

08:15 AM - 08:45 AM

Diagnosis of Venous Reflux Disease - History, Exam, CEAP, VCSS, Definitions of Chronic Vein Disease & Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Recurrent Varices

Rob Worthington-Kirsch, MD

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

Diagnostic Tools - CW Doppler, Plethysmography, Transillumination

Rob Worthington-Kirsch, MD

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Lymphedema & Swollen Leg - Lymphatic Physiology & Pathophysiology, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis & Management of Lymphedema, Lymphoscintigraphy

Rob Worthington-Kirsch, MD

09:30AM - 09:40 AM

Cutaneous Laser Surgery

Vineet Mishra, MD

09:40AM - 09:45 AM

Refreshment Break

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Ultrasound Principles - Instrumentation, Physics, Safety, Limitations, Quality Assurance

Marresa Houle

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ultrasound Interpretation for Reflux & Thrombosis

Marresa Houle

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Sclerotherapy - Ultrasound Guided, Visual, Indications, Contraindications, Results, Complications

Daniel Friedmann, MD

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Compression Therapy & Pharmacologic Agents

Vineet Mishra, MD

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Diagnostic Imaging - MRV, CTV, Venography

Sanjeeva Kalva, MD

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Thermal Ablation - Indications, Contraindications, Results, Complications

Dan Friedmann, MD

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Non-Thermal Ablation

Dan Friedmann, MD

01:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Anesthesia - Local, Tumescent, Oral, IV

Daniel Friedmann, MD

01:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Peripheral Arterial Disease - Diagnosis, ABI & Management

Rob Worthington-Kirsch, MD

01:45 PM - 02:15 PM

Pathophysiology & Diagnosis of Venous Thrombosis - Coagulation Physiology & Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, VTE Screening, Hypercoagulability

Abdelsalam Elshaikh, MD

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Management of Deep & Superficial Vein Thrombosis - Anticoagulation, Thrombolysis, Compression, Surveillance

Abdelsalam Elshaikh, MD

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM


03:00 PM - 03:15 PM

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - Diagnosis & Management

Rob Worthington-Kirsch, MD

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Venous & Lymphatic Vascular Malformations - Diagnosis & Management

Abdelsalam Elshaikh, MD

03:30 PM - 03:45 PM

Lower Venous Obstruction & Tumors (May-Thurner, Nutcracker, etc.) - Diagnosis & Management

Sanjeeva Kalva, MD

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM

Upper Venous Obstruction (Thoracic Outlet, Paget-Schroetter) - Diagnosis & Management

Sanjeeva Kalva, MD

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM


Rob Worthington-Kirsch, MD

04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

Question & Answer

All Faculty

Course Location

National Press Building

529 14th St NW #1280, Washington, DC 20045
This event will be held at the Lincoln Conference Room at Kellen's office in the National Press Building. The AVLS has a special discounted rate at the JW Marriott Washington DC right next door. Use promo code: Kellen under the "Corporate Code" function.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 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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