Non-Thermal Symposium
April 18
Chicago, IL

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 thier 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




Agenda

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

Break

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

Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Interactive Case Discussion

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

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

Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare

6501 Mannheim Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 13, 2020 to April 20, 2020. The special room rate of $129++ per night will be available until March 26, 2020 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

A complimentary shuttle is available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to the hotel. 

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.

Accreditation

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

SVU-CMEs 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.

The AVLS is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing - Provider Number CEP 15857.

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