Program Overview

COVID-19 Update: VIVA and The VEINS will continue as scheduled in November. We will provide updated information as it becomes available. Read more here.

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For 10 years, The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) has continued to expand and innovate, while maintaining its original vision to offer a multidisciplinary symposium dedicated to the diagnosis, intervention, and management of a wide range of venous disorders. Now with 3 full days of sessions, the VEINS covers everything from the fundamentals to the toughest cases, offering innovative learning for specialists at every stage of their practice.

2020 Highlights:

  • Following a standing-room-only inaugural session in 2019, The VEINS 2020 will feature two Blue Sky Innovation Breakfasts designed to highlight the latest venous treatment technologies.
  • Dedicated time for audience interaction with our expert faculty, representing all areas of venous care.
  • Sessions on thrombectomy devices in PE and DVT, venous stents, IVC filters and pelvic disease, and more.

Course directors Raghu Kolluri, MD, and John Kaufman, MD, will head our multidisciplinary faculty as they present a series of specialized sessions to advance attendees' abilities and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

2020 Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VIVA Physicians.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Nurses + Techs

VIVA's Nurses + Techs: Life on the Frontline focuses the needs of allied healthcare professionals, providing sessions on a team-based approach to vascular care.

Physicians in Training

Limited scholarships are available for early-career interventionalists to attend VIVA and The VEINS

Virtual Viva App

Connect. Interact. Engage. Leverage the power of the Virtual VIVA app to submit questions to faculty, review live cases and presentations, and access content from past conferences from the convenience of your mobile device.

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