RPhS Review Course
April 17
Chicago, IL
This didactic course is designed for physicians, non-physician providers, sonographers, and all other allied health care professionals who are currently treating or plan to treat patients with venous disease. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the venous anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, patient history and physical examination. To provide a clear understanding of venous duplex ultrasound, and a basic overview of lower extremity arterial disease, arterial testing and indirect venous testing. The course will cover the types of testing and treatment options for patients with venous disease and distinguish treatment choices based on patient presentation, compare venous ultrasonography with clinical anatomy and provide an overview of maintaining equipment information, facility and safety in phlebology organizations. Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to perform the major duties and tasks as listed in the outline content of the CCI examination.  

Who is this course for?

Course Objectives

  • Recognize anatomy, physiology and pathology of the deep and superficial venous systems
  • Describe the various techniques for treating venous disease and the associated role of duplex ultrasound
  • Compare venous disease classification tools such as CEAP and VCSS
  • Distinguish treatment choices based on patient presentation using classification tools such as CEAP and VCSS
  • Define the ultrasonographer's role in maintaining information, facility, and safety
  • Discuss the increasing importance of credentialing for health care professionals

Course Chair

Linda Antonucci RPhS, RVT, RDCS


Maressa Houle BS, RVT, RPhS
Sara Skjonsberg BS, RVT, RPhS


April 17th

7:30 AM - 7:55 AM


7:55 AM - 8:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Venous Anatomy, Lower Extremity, Pelvis & Upper Extremity

Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Venous Thrombosis & Venous Hemodynamics

Marresa Houle, BS, RVT, RPhS

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Patient History & Physical Examination, including CEAP & VCSS

Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ultrasound Physics & Principles

Marresa Houle, BS, RVT, RPhS

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Spotting Arterial Disease in the Vein Clinic, Performing the ABI

Sara Skjonsberg, BS, RVT, RPhS

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Indirect Testing - Venous

Maressa Houle, BS, RVT, RPhS

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Performance of a Lower Extremity Venous Duplex Examination - Thrombosis and Reflux

Marresa Houle, BS, RVT, RPhS

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Performance of Pelvic Venous Examination

Sara Skjonsberg, BS, RVT, RDCS

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Upper Extremity Venous Disease

Sara Skjonsberg, BS, RVT, RDCS

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Non-Surgical Management of CVI, Lymphedema & Phlebolyphedema

Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVt, RDCS

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Treatment Options for Chronic Venous Disease

Sara Skjonsberg, BS, RVT, RPhS

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre, During & Post Intervention Ultrasound

Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A

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 live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program meets the criteria for up to 8 SVU-CMEs. 

Final amount of maximum credits 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. 

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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