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 81.75 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.

REGISTRATION RATES

Annual Congress By the Numbers

24.5

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

80.0

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


Pre-Congress

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

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

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

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

Monday, October 12, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT AVLS Lymphedema Section Meeting*  Sponsored by Tactile Medical
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Meet the Lymphedema Experts*  Sponsored by Tactile Medical

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Pre-Congress Schedule

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

Congress

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Conference Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Merz Aesthetics Symposium*
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*
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Fundamentals of Superficial Venous Disease 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 Venous Disease Practice Management Seminar RPhS Review Crash Course Lymphedema in Practice
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT Cast Your Vote Interactive Session
6:30 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*
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Poster Abstract Session Allied Health Session Lymphedema in Practice Ultrasound Session
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT Break*
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Oral Abstract Session Practice Management Session Lymphedema Therapy Session Ultrasound Session
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Innovation Theatre - New Product & Services Presentations* Medtronic Symposium*
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 Superficial Vein Session 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*
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Oral Abstract Session Allied Health Session Ultrasound Session Lymphedema Therapy Session
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT Break*
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Superficial Vein Session 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* 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
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Break*
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT The President's Telethon hosted by the Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease*

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 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 Lymphedema Therapy Session
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Closing Ceremony

* Non-CME Event

REGISTRATION RATES

Special Events

FVLD Fundraisers

FVLD Sunrise Yoga

The President's Telethon

The President's Telethon

FVLD Fun Run and Walk

FVLD Fun Run and Walk

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
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 80.0 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 24.5 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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