Program

Welcome to the largest gathering of venous & lymphatic medical professionals. The 2023 World Congress will provide premiere medical education for everyone interested in venous and lymphatic medicine, as well as opportunities to discuss and network with your peers.

Conference Schedule



Sunday, September 17, 2023
Conference Schedule

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT Ultrasound Hands-on Workshop Lymphedema & Wound Care Hands-on Workshop
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Superficial Venous Deep/Pelvic Venous Lymphedema Basic Science Ultrasound & Imaging UIP Society Sessions
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Lipedema
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT Break*
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT Opening Ceremonies
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT Dinner & Welcome Party*

Monday, September 18, 2023
Conference Schedule

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Meet the Experts* AVLS Fellows Breakfast*
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM EDT Break
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Global Abstracts Superficial Venous Lymphedema Basic Science Ultrasonography & Imaging UIP Society Sessions Research Fundamentals
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Break Exhibit Hall, Lunch & Posters*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Global Abstracts Deep/Pelvic Venous Venous & Lymphatic Wounds Basic Science Compression Therapy (ICC)
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium*
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Global Abstracts Superficial Venous Lymphedema Vascular Medicine Compression Therapy (ICC) UIP Society Sessions
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Break*
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Keynote/Debate Session Cosmetic Sclerotherapy Ultrasonography & Imaging
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Exhibit Hall Happy Hour*
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT Sponsored Cocktail Reception*

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Conference Schedule

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Meet the Experts* Women in Phlebology Breakfast*
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM EDT Break*
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Global Abstracts Thrombosis Venous & Lymphatic Wounds Emerging Technology Compression Therapy (ICC) UIP Society Sessions Medical Resident/Fellow/Student
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Break* Exhibit Hall, Lunch & Posters*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Global Abstracts Thrombosis Superficial Venous Emerging Technology Compression Therapy (ICC)
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium*
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Global Abstracts Superficial Venous Lipedema Emerging Technology Ultrasonography & Imaging UIP Society Sessions
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Break*
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Keynote/Debate Session Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Ultrasonography & Imaging
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT Sponsored Cocktail Reception*

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Conference Schedule

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Meet the Experts*
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM EDT Break*
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Global Abstracts Deep/Pelvic Venous Lymphedema AVLS Space Forum Vascular Medicine UIP Society Sessions HealthCare Policy - USA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Break* Exhibit Hall, Lunch & Posters*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Global Abstracts Superficial Venous Venous & Lymphatic Wounds AVLS Space Forum Ultrasonography & Imaging
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium*
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Keynote/Debate Session Sclerotherapy Hands-On Workshop Ultrasonography & Imaging
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT Sunset Gala*

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Conference Schedule

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM EDT Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Satellite Symposium* Meet the Experts*
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM EDT Break*
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Superficial Venous Deep/Pelvic Venous Venous & Lymphatic Wounds Foam Sclerotherapy Ultrasonography & Imaging UIP Society Sessions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Break*
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Keynote/Debate Session
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Closing Ceremony

* Non-CME Event

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Program Planning Committee

Congress President


Kathleen Gibson, MD, FAVLS, FACS

Scientific Chairs


Alun Davies, MA,DM,DSc,FRCS,FHEA,FEBVS,FACPh
John Blebea, MD, MBA, FACS
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD, RVT, RPVI, FSVS

Opening & Closing Ceremonies


Oscar Bottini, MD
Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS

Abstracts


Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD, RPVI, RVT
Marianne De Maeseneer, MD, PhD
Sonja Stiller-Martin, MD
Malay Patel, MD

AVLS Space Forum


Mark Melin, MD
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT, CORE, AWCC

Basic Science & Vascular Medicine


Raghu Kolluri, MD, MS, RVT FSVM
Kurosh Parsi, MBBS, MSc Med, PhD, FACD, FACP
Sarah Onida, MD, BSc, MBBS, MRCS

Deep/Pelvic/Thrombosis


Stephen Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS
Kush Desai, MD, FSIR
Houman Jalaie, MD, PhD
Sriram Narayanan, MBBS MS, FRCS
Aleksandra Jaworucka-Kaczorowska, MD, PhD
Gloria Salazar, MD
Ronald Winokur, MD, FSIR, FAVLS, RPVI

Emerging Technologies


Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FAVLS, DABVLM
Ahmed Gaweesh, MSc, MD, dECOP
Cees Wittens, MD, PhD
Jorge Ulloa, MD

General Session (Keynote/Topic Debates)


John Blebea, MD, MBA
Alun Davies, MA, DM, DSc, FRCS, FHEA, FEBVS, FACPh
Kathleen Gibson, MD, FAVLS, FACS
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD, RVT, RPVI, FSVS
Mark Meissner, MD, FAVLS

HealthCare Policy - USA


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

International Compression Club


Jean Patrick Benigni, MD
Giovanni Mosti, MD
Franz Schingale, MD
Eduardo Simoes de Matta, MD

Lymphedema


Robert Damstra, MD, PhD
Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, RPVI
Paula Donahue, PT, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA

Lipedema


Karen Herbst, PhD, MD
Ad Hendrickx, PT, BHS

Meet the Experts


John Blebea, MD, MBA, FACS
Alun Davies,MA, DM, DSc, FRCS, FHEA, FEBVS, FACPh
Kathleen Gibson, MD, FAVLS, FACS
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD, RVT, RPVI, FSVS
Mark Meissner, MD, FAVLS

Medical Residents/Fellows/Students


Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM, FAVLS
Sergio Gianesini, MD, PhD, FACS
Ronald Winokur, MD, FSIR, FAVLS, RPVI

Research Fundamentals


John Blebea, MD, MBA, FACS
Vineet Mishra, MD, FAVLS, FAAD
Ronald Winokur, MD, FSIR, FAVLS, RPVI

Sclerotherapy


Catherine Burdge, APRN
Claudine Hamel Desnos
Douglas Hill, MD, FCFP, FAVLS, DABVLM
Margaret Mann, MD, FAVLS, FAAD
Satish Vayuvegula, MD, MS, FAVLS

Superficial Vein Disease


Victor Canata, MD
Alejandro Gonzalez Ochoa, MD
Ken Harper, MD
Ravul Jindal, MS, DNB, FRCS, FIVS
Dong-Ik Kim, MD, PhD
Paul Pittaluga, MD
Javier Serralde Gallegos, Jr., MD
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS

Ultrasonography & Imaging


Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS
Michael Di Iorio, MD, FAVLS, RPVI, RVT, RPhS
Sara Skjonsberg, RVT, RPhS
Irwin Toonder
Jean Francois Uhl
Taha Wassila, MD, RPVI

UIP Sectional Sessions


Sergio Gianesini, MD, PhD, FACS
Jeffery Schoonover, MD, RPVI, DABVLM, FAVLS AVLS
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD AVF
Javier Serralde Gallegos, MD AMFyL
Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau, MD, CRF, FAVLS, DABVLM CSP
Alejandro Gonzalez Ochoa, MD SMACVE
Fernando Vega, MD CMCJRT

Venous & Lymphatic Wounds


Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT, CORE, AWCC
Mark Melin, MD
David Keast, BSc (Hon), MSc, Dip Ed, MD, CCFP, FCFP (LM) (LM)

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 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 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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