December 1, 2017

VIVA Continues Its Focus on Multidisciplinary Education

As the field of vascular medicine rapidly evolves, VIVA (Vascular InterVentional Advances) continues to be at the forefront of interactive, multispecialty education. Now in its 16th year, this annual conference offers attendees the opportunity to hear distinguished speakers in the vascular medicine field discuss the most relevant issues. VIVA’s hot topics for 2018 include complications management, critical limb ischemia, pharmacotherapy, a special session on disruptive technologies, and more.

As VIVA Physicians Board President Dr. John Kaufman notes, “It’s difficult for a practitioner to sift through new information to understand what’s important. VIVA is structured to provide you with that analysis, that critical view of the data and information, in a compact way from multiple specialists.” VIVA’s faculty and attendees provide representation from interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular medicine. The benefit of this is that “you won’t get just the party line from one group of individuals,” Kaufman says. “You’ll hear from everybody in a distilled manner—what’s important and what you need to know going forward.”

VIVA offers vascular medicine practitioners of all levels a chance to interact with speakers and attendees through a variety of educational formats. For fellows and physicians-in-training there are presentations on finding and succeeding in a first job, the importance of achieving an optimal work-life balance, and guidance on making contributions in the field.

Additionally, attendees can leverage the power of the Virtual VIVA app to interact with faculty, view live cases, and review presentations. VIVA uses innovative technology to bring “the newest, latest, and greatest information to practitioners across the spectrum,” says Dr. Joshua Beckman, VIVA Physicians board member. “We are agnostic to your specialty type, but we are particular to your specialty ability.”

VIVA will be held November 5-8, 2018, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Registration opens Spring 2018. Visit for more information.

The VEINS at VIVA in Its 4th Year

The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) at VIVA symposium has expanded to 2 full days in 2018 to provide more time to explore the treatment and challenges of venous thromboembolism diseases.

Pulmonary embolism treatment, controversies in VTE management, and breaking data on deep venous intervention will headline the course. Also of focus will be the growing success and importance of Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERT), along with sessions on wound care and diagnosis and management strategies for superficial venous disease.

The VEINS at VIVA 18 will bring an in-depth look into the rapidly evolving field of venous disease medicine. Course directors Dr. Raghu Kolluri and Dr. John Kaufman will head up a multidisciplinary faculty as they present a comprehensive analysis of critical issues facing today’s vascular specialists.

The VEINS at VIVA will be held November 4-5, 2018, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Registration opens Spring 2018. Visit for more information.