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Venous Venous Venous @VEITHsymposium


The Venous Venous Venous @VEITHsymposium program has become a popular staple of the meeting. With a mixture of didactic sessions and workshops, the Venous Venous Venous program, which will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, will cover the full gamut of venous disorders and their treatments, surgical, endovascular, and medical.

The didactic Program J (Sessions 63-67) on Superficial Venous Disease will be held on Thursday morning and early afternoon and will detail the latest developments in venous clinical examinations and imaging, superficial vein strategies and techniques, thermal and non-thermal ablation, and there will be a special session on venous societal issues and governance. Moderated by Elna M. Masuda, MD, and Marc A. Passman, MD, this special session will feature discussions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid policy update on venous ablation, dealing with MACRA, the RUC, and the reevaluation of phlebectomy, and more.

The didactic Program N (Sessions 88-92) on Deep Venous Disease will be all day Friday and will cover pelvic venous disorders, femoro-iliocaval interventions, deep vein reflux, wounds, and endovascular and open solutions for inferior vena cava disorders, and more.

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The didactic Program R (Sessions 109-114) on Superficial Venous Disease will be held on Thursday morning and early afternoon and will cover all aspects of venous disease, from venous imaging, thrombophilia, schelrotherapy, phlebectomy, and more.

This year’s workshops will be held on Thursday afternoon and early evening, Nov. 15, and will feature video case presentations, and lectures and demonstrations on managing venous disease by leading experts in the field. In addition, there will be hands-on work station opportunities for participants to work with trained professionals to hone their skills.Two workshop modules are being offered this year:

1) Thrombus Management, which will focus on thromolysis, thrombectomry, the latest in stents and filters, difficult recanalizations, and issues in anticoagulation.

2) Superficial Venous Disease and Compression Management, which will deal with venous ablation, phelebctomy, schlerotherapy, and the critical areas of lymphedema, lipedema, and venous edema treatment, as well as wound care and compression.

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