October 15-18, 2020

Program

Cast Your Vote

Join us in 2020 for interactive discussions including live audience polling and audience submitted questions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate patients with venous and/or lymphatic disease and describe the interconnections of superficial venous, deep venous and lymphatic disease.
  2. Assess the treatment goals that patients want to accomplish and the impact of venous and lymphatic disease on a patient’s quality of life.
  3. Distinguish between the indications and contraindications of different treatment techniques and technologies.
  4. Diagnose and treat lymphedema and phlebolymphedema.
  5. Discuss advanced venous and lymphatic diseases and treatments, including wound care and ulcer management.

Target Audience

The primary target audience of the 34th Annual Congress includes physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, ultrasound technologists, practice administrators, lymphedema therapists, and all other healthcare professionals currently or planning to care for patients with venous and lymphatic disease.

A Virtual Event

Live Stream

Watch all sessions and Innovation Theatre presentations via live stream. View the latest product and service developments in the Virtual Pavilion. Interact with faculty, attendees, and exhibitors in real-time through Q&A, discussion boards, live polls, and video chat. 

On-Demand

All Annual Congress presentations will be available for on-demand viewing from October 15 through December 31, 2020. Browse the abstract ePoster gallery with audio recordings from the authors, and visit the Virtual Innovaiton Pavilion and Product Showcase. Opportunity to earn up to 80.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Interactive

Connect with attendees through the social stream & direct messaging. Browse the Live Stream schedule and build your own personal schedule. Take notes on presentation slides in a second screen experience through the mobile app.

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Annual Congress By the Numbers

25.25

Hours of live, interactive CME educational sessions scheduled from October 15-18

80.75

Hours of on-demand continuing medical educational sessions available to all attendees from October 15 - December 31

10

Hours of live, interactive corporate sponsored scientific sessions scheduled from October 15-18 with encore presentations scheduled between October 19 - December 31

6

Pre-Congress sessions scheduled between October 6 - 14 covering AVLS Special Interest Sections, AVLS Business Meeting, and AVLS HealthCare Policy and Advocacy initiatives

3

Live video chat rooms each evening of Annual Congress to meet faculty, AVLS leadership, and expert leaders in the field

1

FVLD Telethon scheduled for Saturday evening entertainment

Conference Schedule


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Pre-Congress

Pre-Congress sessions are free and open to all.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT AVLS Introduction to Congress* Sponsored by Merit Medical Watch Recording

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT AVLS New Member Reception* Sponsored by medi USA Watch Recording

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT AVLS Business Meeting* Sponsored by Juzo Watch Recording

Monday, October 12, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT AVLS Ultrasound Section Meeting* Sponsored by CCI Watch Recording

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT AVLS Venolymphatic Trivia Showdown*  Sponsored by Tactile Medical Watch Recording
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT A Collaborative Approach to Treating Phlebolymphedema*  Sponsored by Tactile Medical Watch Recording

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT JUZO Symposium* Watch Recording
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT AVLS Fellows Social*  Sponsored by JOBST
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT AVLS HealthCare Policy & Advocacy Sign-Up

Congress

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Conference Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Merz Aesthetics Symposium* Sign-Up
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT FVLD Sunrise Yoga*
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT Break*
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Opening Ceremonies
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Innovation Theatre - New Product & Service Presentations* Boston Scientific Symposium* Sign-Up
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Fundamentals of Superficial Veins Practice Management Seminar RPhS Review Crash Course Wound Care Session
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM EDT Break*
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Fundamentals of Superficial Veins Practice Management Seminar RPhS Review Crash Course Lymphatic Imaging: Cutting Edge Concepts
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT Cast Your Vote Interactive Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Break*
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Meet the Faculty Reception Video Chat*

Friday, October 16, 2020
Conference Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT LymphaPress Symposium* Sign-Up
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Poster Abstract Session Allied Health Session Complex Lymphedema Therapy: Vascular Considerations and Innovative Solutions Ultrasound Session
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Oral Abstract Session
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT Break*
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Oral Abstract Session Practice Management Session Enhancing Lymphedema Therapy through Manual Techniques Ultrasound Session
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Innovation Theatre - New Product & Services Presentations* Medtronic Symposium* Sign-Up
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Cast Your Vote Interactive Session
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT General Session
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT General Session
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM EDT Break*
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM EDT Controversies in Vein Care Post-Thrombotic Disease Vascular Medicine Session Lymphedema Surgical Session
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Break*
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT Meet the AVLS Board of Directors Video Chat*

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Conference Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Center for Vein Restoration Symposium* Sign-Up
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Oral Abstract Session Allied Health Session Ultrasound Session Lipedema Treatment, Imaging, and Post-Surgery Therapy Application
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT Break*
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Updates on Superficial Veins Acute Deep Venous Disease Lymphedema Medicine Session Vascular Medicine Session
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Innovation Theatre - New Product & Service Presentations* SIGVARIS Symposium* Sign-Up Residents/Fellows Early Career Track*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Phlebology on Demand from Around the World Allied Health Session Ultrasound Session AVF Symposium: Challenges in Venous Disease
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM EDT Break*
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Cast Your Vote Interactive Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT AVLS Year in Review

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Conference Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Industry Satellite Symposium*
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Superficial Vein Panel Session Pelvic Venous Reflux SVU Symposium Lymphedema Medicine Session
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT Break*
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Cast Your Vote Interactive Session
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Innovation Theatre - New Product & Service Presentations* Industry Satellite Symposium* Residents/Fellows Early Career Track*
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Best Emerging Science Session Allied Health Session Latin America Session Advancing Lymphedema Care in the Clinic and Community
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Closing Ceremony

* Non-CME Event

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Special Events

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FVLD Sunrise Yoga

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FVLD Fun Run and Walk

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Program Planning Committee

Congress Chair
Margaret Mann, MD, FAAD, FAVLS

Emerging Science Chair
Joseph Raffetto, MD, FACS, FSVM

Allied Health Chairs
Jessica Ochs, PA-C
Sarah Whitehead, ARNP

Advocacy Chairs
John Blebea, MD, MBA, FACS
Chris Pittman, MD, FAVLS, FACR

Cast Your Vote Interactive Chair
Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FAVLS

Deep/Pelvic Vein Chairs
Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS, FAVLS
Antonios Gasparis, MD, FACS

Latin America Chair
Sergio Gianesini, MD, PhD, FACS

Lymphedema Chairs
Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI
Paula Donahue, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA
Peter Neligan, MB, FRCS, FRCSC, FAC

Practice Management Chair
Kari Schoonover, CEO

Resident & Fellows Chairs
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAAHA, FSVM, FAVLS
Neil Khilnani, MD, FSIR, FAVLS

Superficial Vein Chairs
Vineet Mishra, MD, FAAD, FAVLS
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAVLS, RVT, RPVI

SVU Symposium
Jeffrey Stanley, RVT, BS

Vascular Medicine Chairs
John Fish, MD
Marcus Stanbro, DO

Venous Ultrasound Chairs
Marresa Houle, BS, RVT, RPhS, RDMS
Donna Kelly, RVT, RPhS, RDMS

Wound Chair
M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS

Accreditation and Credit Designation

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

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 80.75 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) designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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