Program

Our 2021 sessions will focus on recent research in the field of venous and lymphatic disease, specifically around data from the AVLS PRO 2.0 Venous Registry.

Annual Congress by the Numbers

21.75

hours of live educational sessions from October 7 – 10, 2021

65.25

hours of on-demand recorded educational sessions available through December 31, 2021

4

FVLD Fundraising Events with plenty of opportunities for fun and networking

Dedicated Sessions on Friday & Saturday for Residents, Fellows and Medical Students Register Registration Details

Learning Objectives

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

Target Audience

The primary target audience of the 35th 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.

Conference Schedule


Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Conference Schedule

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MDT

FVLD Golf Outing*

Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM MDT

FVLD Congress Expedition*

Hike through Red Rocks (or Iron Flats)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT On-Site Registration Opens*
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MDT

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Conference Schedule

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM MDT Satellite Symposium*
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM MDT General Session 1
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM MDT Break*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT General Session 1

Allied Health

  • Agents and Supplies - What you need to get started, Terri Morrison, RN, BS, Voc ED
  • Pretreatment, post-treatment instructions, and red flags, Terri Harper, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Complications, Molly Taylor, RN
  • Sclerotherapy Marketing, Terri Harper, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Sclerotherapy for the hands, feet, chest, and face

Lymphedema Therapy

  • Updates in Lipedema Therapy, Paula Donahue, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
  • Clinical Practices to Empower Patients and Optimize Adherence, Paula Donahue, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
  • Mindfulness of our Patients, Diane Winston, MS
Ultrasonography
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM MDT Exhibit Hall Open*
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM MDT Satellite Symposium*
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM MDT New Member Luncheon*
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM MDT
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM MDT

Superficial Venous - Retrospective Analysis of Venous and Lymphatic Data - What We Know Looking Back

  • Superficial Venous Anatomy, Barry Oswalt, MD, FACS, FAVLS, DABVLM
  • Venous Malformations, Zoe Deol, MD, FACS, DABLVM
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Abhi Kasinadhuni, MD
  • Diagnosis, Michael Di Iorio, MD, RPVI, RVT, RPhS, DABR, DABVLM
  • Analyze the DATA! What to do with the Results of your Exams, Dean Bender
Deep/Pelvic Venous

Lymphedema Medicine

  • Age Related Lymphedema or Lymphedema Tarda? Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, RPVI
  • mTOR Inhibitors: Friend or Foe of Lymphedema? Stanley Rockson, MD
  • Near-infrared Flourescence Lymphatic Imaging
  • Lymphoscintrigraphy Changed my Diagnosis, Emily Iker, MD
  • My Most Memorable Lymphedema Case(s), Stanley Rockson, MD, Emily Iker, MD, Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, RPVI
Ultrasonography
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM MDT Break*
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM MDT Abstract Presentations (12)

Allied Health

  • Varithena for Mid-level Practitioners, Heidi Atkins, PA, RPhS
  • Ultrasound guided injections for the Mid-Level Practitioner, Jessica Ochs, PA-C
  • Venaseal
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections vs. Phlebectomy Round Table, Jessica Ochs, PA-C, Heidi Atkins, PA, RPhS, James Albert, MD, RPVI, FAVLS, Ken Harper, MD, FACS, RPhS, Chris Pittman, MD, FAVLS, FACR

Lymphedema Therapy

  • Outcome Measures in Lymphedema/Lipedema, Molly Sleigh, OTD, CLT-LANA
  • Tissue Dielectric Constant (TDC) Measurements in the Assessment of Lymphedema, Harvey Mayrovitz, PhD
  • Bioimpedance for Detection of Leg Lymphedema, Sandi Hayes, PhD
Ultrasonography
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Happy Hour & Innovation Theatre*
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Satellite Symposium* AVLS Fellows Dinner*

Friday, October 8, 2021
Conference Schedule

7:15 AM - 7:30 AM MDT Satellite Symposium*
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM MDT AVLS Business Meeting
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM MDT
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM MDT

Wound Care

  • VLU State of the Art Management, Phlebolymphedema, CN Management, Marketing to Clinics, Wes Harden, MD, FACS
  • Update Microcirculation, Zoe Deol, MD, FACS, DABVLM
  • Glycocalyx, Revision Starling Curve, Eno Ebong, PhD
  • Flavonoids, Nutrition for Endothelial Function, Joseph Raffetto, MD, FACS, FSVM
  • Lymphatic Contractility, Permeability, Mike Davis, PhD

Allied Health

  • Live Action Phlebectomy, AVI Team
  • Phlebectomy complications and pearls, Heidi Atkins, PA, RPhS
  • Tools of the Trade and Techniques for Phlebectomy
American Venous Forum Session

Research in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research and Understanding the Research Framework, Ronald Winokur, MD, FSIR, RPVI
  • Asking the Right Question; How to Choose an Appropriate Study Topic, Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FAVLS, DABVLM
  • Research Protocol Design and Development, Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS, FAVLS
  • Where to Publish Your Research - Choosing the Right Journal, John Blebea, MD, MBA, FACS
  • How to Critically Evaluate Published Literature, Neil Khilnani, MD, FSIR, FAVLS
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM MDT Break*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT

Wound Care

  • Lymphatics and Wounds, Frank Aviles, PT, FACCWS
  • Emerging Technologies in Wounds, Popliteal Vein Replacement Options, Jed Johnson, PhD
  • DFU, Lymphedema and Mixed Ulcers,  Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS
  • MTHFR, SANS, Wounds and Microgravity, Scott Smith, PhD (NASA)

Allied Health

  • Treatment of Hand, Feet, Chest, Facial and Vaginal Varicosities, Jessica Ochs, PA-C
  • Treatment of Upper Extremity DVT, Sarah Whitehead, ARNP
  • Pelvic Congrestions - What to Do and What to Order, Catherine Burdge, APRN
  • Interesting Presentation of Venous Disease, Keely Small, PA-C
Poster Abstracts (18) Ultrasonography
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM MDT Exhibit Hall Open*
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM MDT

Resident/Fellow/Student*

  • What Does a Vein Practice Entail? Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FAVLS, DABVLM
  • Case Presentation: Superficial Venous Disease, Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS, FAVLS
  • What is it Like to be a Vein Specialist in IR, Mona Gupta, MD
  • Case Presentation: Pelvic Venous Disease, Ronald Winokur, MD, FSIR, RPVI
  • What is it Like to be a Vein Specialist in Vascular Medicine/Cardiology, Eri Fukaya, MD, PhD
  • ABVLM Fellowship and Certification, Neil Khilnani, MD, FSIR, FAVLS
Satellite Symposium*
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM MDT
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM MDT Ultrasonography Specialty Section*
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM MDT
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM MDT
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM MDT Abstract Presentations (10)

Allied Health

  • How to Protect You and Your Practice Legally, Rianna Fronapfel
  • OSHA and HIPPA Updates, Michelle McEvoy, MSN/Ed, RN, NPD-BC
  • Billing and Coding Updates
  • IAC Accreditation/RPhS, Heidi Atkins, PA, RPhS

Lymphedema Therapy

  • Genital Lymphedema, Shelley DiCecco-Smith, PhD, PT, CLT
  • Pelvic Floor in Lipedema, Shelley DiCecco-Smith, PhD, PT, CLT
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing, Shelley DiCecco-Smith, PhD, PT, CLT
Ultrasonography
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM MDT Break*
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM MDT

Lymphedema Medicine

  • Lipedema - Standard of Care Guidelines, Karen Herbst, MD
  • Lipedema Surgery and Lymphatic Injury, Thomas Wright, MD, FAVLS, FACP, RVT
  • Interstitial Edema and Lipedema, Karen Herbst, MD
  • Case Studies - Lipedema and Dercum's Disease, Emily Iker, MD
  • Lipedema and Body Mass Index (BMI), Thomas Wright, MD, FAVLS, FACP, RVT
Deep/Pelvic Venous

Superficial Venous - Prospective Analysis fo Venous and Lympathic Data - Where the Future Lies

  • The Why/How/When of Data Mining, Zoe Deol, MD, FACS, DABVLM
  • Axial Veins: Why/How, Clint Hayes, MD, RVT, RPVI, FACS, FAVLS
  • Axial Veins: When, Christopher Bulger, MD, RVT, FACS
  • Perforators: Why/How, Lucy Sun, MD, FM, DABVLM
  • Perforators: When, Mark Macumber, MD, FM, DABVLM
  • Tributaries: Why/How, Tom Cunningham, MD
  • Tributaries: When, Tom Cunningham, MD, Sherry Scovell-Fitch, MD, Vineet Mishra, MD, FAVLS, FAAD

Vascular Medicine

  • Why are We Using Compression After DVT? Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD, RVT, RPVI, RSVS
  • Oral agents for CVI, Where Does the Data Lie? Terry Carman, MD
  • What Evidence Do We Have for Using Compression in Lipedema? Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, RPVI
  • Thrombosis Prophylaxis in COVID-19 Positive Patients, John Fish, MD
  • Will this Procedure Heal My Ulcer? Marcus Stanbro, DO
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Happy Hour & Innovation Theatre*
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Satellite Symposium*

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Conference Schedule

6:30 AM - 7:15 AM MDT

FVLD Fun Run & Walk*

At the Gaylord Rockies

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM MDT Satellite Symposium*
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM MDT
8:30 AM - 10:15 PM MDT Abstract Presentations (12)

Allied Health

  • Evaluating the Swollen Limb
  • Venotonic Drugs, Kristan Probeck, ANP-C
  • Dermatology for Phlebology, Daniel Friedmann, MD, FAAD

Lymphedema Therapy

  • Surgical Reconstruction of Lymphedema - How I Do It, Wei Chen, MD
  • Therapy Pre and Post Lymphatic Surgeries
Ask the Experts & RPhS Mock Exam
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM MDT Break*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT Deep/Pelvic Venous

Superficial Venous - Multivariate Regression Analysis of Venous and Lymphatic Data - Is this Significant?

  • What Do We Do With All This Data... PUBLISH! Barry Oswalt, MD, FACS, DABVLM
  • Impact of Obesity on Outcomes of CVI Treatment, Zoe Deol, MD, FACS, DABVLM
  • AAGSV Paper, Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FAVLS, DABVLM
  • EVRA Trial Update, Manjit Gohel, MD

International Session - Technologies from Around the World

Vascular Medicine

  • Anticoagulation Options for Recurrent VTE Prevention, Ana Casanegra, MD
  • Update on COVID-19 Related Venous Thrombosis, Yogendra Kanthi, MD
  • How Do We Decide Who Deserves Thromboprophylaxis for Ablations? Lucy LaPerna, DO, RVT, RPVI, FSVM
  • Anticoagulation for Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Drew Oostra, MD
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM MDT Exhibit Hall Open*
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM MDT

Resident/Fellow/Student*

  • What is it Like to be a Vein Specialist in Vascular Surgery, Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FAVLS, DABVLM
  • Case Presentation: Management of Acute DVT, Kush Desai, MD, FSIR
  • What is it Like to be a Vein Specialist in Dermatology, Margaret Mann, MD, FAAD, FAVLS
  • Case Presentation, Venous and Arterial Ulceration, Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM, FAVLS
  • How to Setup a Vein Practice, Dan Monahan, MD, FACS
  • What Does a Group Practice Look for in a Candidate, Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD
Satellite Symposium*
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM MDT
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM MDT Lymphedema Specialty Section*
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM MDT
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM MDT
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM MDT General Session 2
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MDT President's Reception*
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM MDT AVLS Taste of Colorado*

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Conference Schedule

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT

Practice Management

  • Value - How to Determine your Practice Value and How to Increase Value, Lisa Curry
  • Managing the Anxious Patient, Keith Moore, MD
  • Data: You've Got It, How Do You Use It and Work with It, Kari Schoonover
  • Insurance Cases - Approve or not Approve
  • Bringing Fee-for-Service Lymphedema Therapy into your Practice, Kathleen Lisson, CLT
  • Lymphedema Therapy in you Practice with Insurance Patients - Challenges and Successes, Jeffery Schoonover, MD
  • Coding for Lymphedema

Ultrasound Hands-on Workshop

  • Ticketed Event
  • Limited to 25 individuals
  • Interactive and hands-on ultrasound training

* Non-CME Event

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Program Planning Committee

Congress Chair


Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAVLS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

Abstracts


Sonja Stiller-Martin, MD
Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS, FAVLS

Allied Health


Jessica Ochs, PA-C
Heidi Atkins, PA, RPhS

Deep/Pelvic


Bob Tahara, MD, FSVS, FACS, RVT, RPVI
Brooke Spencer, MD, FSIR
Gaurav Lakhanpal, MD, FACC, RPVI

International


Jorge Ulloa, MD
Cees Wittens, MD, PhD

Lymphedema Medicine


Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, RPVI
Thomas Wright, MD, FACP, FAVLS, RVT

Lymphedema Therapy


Paula Donahue, DPT, CLT-LANA, MBA
Molly Sleigh, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

Practice Management


Kari Schoonover, CEO

Research Fundamentals


Ron Winokur, MD, FSIR, RPVI

Resident/Fellow/Student


Ron Winokur, MD, FSIR, RPVI
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM, FAVLS

Superficial Vein Disease


Vineet Mishra, MD, FAAD, FAVLS
Zoe Deol, MD, FACS
Barry Oswalt, MD, FACS, FAVLS

Ultrasonography


Donna Kelly, RVT, RPhS, RDMS
Marresa Houle, BS, RVT, RPhS, RDMS

Vascular Medicine


John Fish, MD
Marcus Stanbro, DO

Wound Care


Wes Harden, MD, FACS
Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements

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 live activity for 21.75 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 internet enduring activity for 65.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Sonographers

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 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME for re-licensure and recertification requirements.

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