Non-Thermal Symposium
August TBD
Providence, RI

This course has been rescheduled to August 2020 due to travel related concerns regarding COVID-19.

Non-thermal ablation techniques have emerged as viable alternatives to more traditional options such as endovenous laser and radiofrequency ablation. Recent developments in reimbursement for these technologies make them even more appealing for clinicians treating venous disease. 

The AVLS' Non-Thermal Symposium is your opportunity to join a panel of experts as they discuss polidocanol, endovenous microfoam, mechano-chemical ablation, and cyanoacrylate (glue) ablation techniques. The course includes didactic lecutres, interactive case discussions, a hands-on workshop, and ample time to ask questions. 

Who is this course for?

This symposium has been specifically designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals currently treating or planning to treat patients with venous disease. Practitioners who are interested in adding non-thermal techniques to their clinical practice are invited to participate.

Course Objectives

  • Describe approved uses for non-thermal ablation techniques.
  • List possible complications of non-thermal ablation techniques and describe their management. 
  • Discuss strategies for selecting the most appropriate non-thermal ablation approach to a given clinical scenario. 

Course Chair

Julianne Stoughton MD, FACS


April 18, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome & Introduction

8:10 AM - 8:25 AM

Why the Recent Emergence of Non-Thermal Ablation Technologies?

8:25 AM - 8:50 AM

Mechano-Chemical Ablation

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

Commercially Available Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam & Physician-Made Foam

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Cyanoacrylate (Glue)

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM

Role of Ultrasound in Non-Thermal Ablation

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion and Question & Answer

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Adjuvant Care - Sclerotherapy for Tributaries

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

Non-Thermal Ablation Complications & their Management

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Non-Thermal & the Role of RNs and Mid-Level Providers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-Thermal & Insurance Reimbursement

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion and Question & Answer

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Interactive Case Discussion

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Equipment Hands-on

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Final Question & Answer and Closing Comments

Schedule is subject to change.

Hotel Information

September 11, 2021

Credit Designation Statement

The AVLS designates this activity for 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Final maximum credit amount subject to change.


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

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