CME Information

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Annual Congress sets the standard in vein care education for practitioners who diagnose, treat and manage venous and lymphatic disease. The primary target audience of the 33rd 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. Specialists in phlebology, cardiology, dermatology, dermatologic surgery, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular medicine, and vascular surgery are invited to enhance their knowledge and skills specific to the evaluation and treatment of venous and lymphatic disorders.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Use selective testing modalities to diagnose chronic and acute venous disease and
    insufficiency of the abdomen, pelvis, and extremities or other venous pathology
    including deep vein thrombosis and vascular malformations.
  • Describe and demonstrate the various techniques for treating venous disease.
  • Distinguish indications and contraindications for different treatment modalities.
  • Measure and compare the outcome of the various techniques in treating venous disease.
  • Describe the evaluation and modern management of lymphedema.

EVALUATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

At the conclusion of Congress, please complete an evaluation to document your attendance, provide the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) with crucial outcome measurement data, and receive your certificate for the Annual Congress. This will permit the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) to continue to enhance your personalized professional development and plan the next Annual Congress. You will be able to access your certificate after the evaluation.

ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT STATEMENTS

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)

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

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society designates this live activity for 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION (AOA)

The program has been approved for a maximum of 23.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR ULTRASOUND (SVU)

This program meets the criteria for up to 23.75 SVU-CMEs, which are accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Category A credit, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for laboratory accreditation.

NURSING CREDITS

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing – Provider Number CEP 15857.

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order to claim credit for any given session nurses must participate in the entire session; credit for partial participation cannot be issued. Note that select sessions are approved for nursing contact hours. Check the program schedule to confirm sessions of interest are approved.

OTHER

Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. toward credential renewal for Registered Phlebology Sonographers (RPhS) and Registered Vascular Specialists (RVS).

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Similarly, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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. Physician assistants can request a certificate of participation indicating that the activity was certified for 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

DISCLOSURE

Note that relevant faculty financial relationships and commercial support of the AVLS’s 33rd Annual Congress are disclosed within the conference mobile app, or download here.

EDUCATION GRANTS

Boston Scientific
Merit Medical

IN-KIND SUPPORT

ACI Medical
Hokason
Mindray North America
Terason
United Medical Instruments