VIVA Physicians is excited to welcome The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) course to VIVA 15. Beginning this year, Dr. Raghu Kolluri joins the VIVA team to produce The VEINS course at VIVA, complete with a multispecialty faculty, hands-on workshops, and intimate breakout discussions.

This two-day interactive course, focused on acute and chronic venous diseases, will offer a comprehensive analysis of the critical issues facing vascular specialists today.  With pulmonary embolism representing the highest death rate of hospitalized patients and DVT episodes outnumbering heart attacks or strokes in the U.S. annually, it is now more important than ever to be at the forefront of new, state-of-the-art technologies.  Continuing the VIVA philosophy, The VEINS includes extended hands-on training with live patients and ample time for discussion allowing vascular specialists to better manage challenging patients.

Target Audience

The target audience for this CME activity is health care providers who specialize in, among other areas, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, phlebology, as well as fellows, and allied health professionals (including nurses, vascular clinic staff, endovascular operating room staff, interventional suite staff, nurse practitioners, vascular technologists, and physicians assistants).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the The VEINS, the targeted learners should be able to:

  • Understand the current medical and emerging endovascular therapy for venous thromboembolic disease.
  • Appreciate the utility and diagnostic abilities of duplex ultrasound, CTV and MRV in diagnosis and management of venous disease.
  • Appreciate the complexities and variations of venous anatomy and understand appropriate physiology and therapeutic options available.
  • Prepare venous interventionalists in proper understanding of the indications for IVC filter implantation, explantation and complications.


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