Target Audience

VIVA is designed for physicians specializing in interventional cardiology; interventional and neurologic radiology; vascular medicine; vascular, neurologic, and cardiothoracic surgery; podiatry; fellows and residents; and, allied health professionals (including nurses, vascular clinic staff, endovascular operating room staff, cath lab and angiography suite staff, nurse practitioners, vascular technologists, and physician assistants).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, the targeted learners should be able to:

  • Understand the current indications, risks, complications, and outcome of medical, interventional, and surgical therapies for the treatment of peripheral arterial, venous diseases and hemodialysis vascular access.
  • Incorporate advanced medical, endovascular, and surgical techniques and approaches into their own practices to improve the care and outcomes of patients.
  • Implement high quality guidelines-based programs to improve the early identification and care of patients with non-cardiac vascular conditions.
  • Increase knowledge in critical decision-making and the comprehensive spectrum of care for patients with stroke, intracranial and extracranial carotid and artery disease.

  • Improve the delivery of balanced and scientifically valid vascular care in accordance with expert opinion and practice.
  • Utilize strategies learned from the meeting including endovascular technologies, open surgical techniques, and hybrid approaches, for the treatment of patients with aortic diseases and hemodialysis vascular access.
  • To gain and employ decision making and procedural strategies and techniques in patients with hemodialysis vascular access, aortic and visceral aneurysms, dissections, deep venous thrombosis, venous insufficiency and pulmonary embolism.
  • Enhance the understanding and treatment skills across the entire range of venous physiology, anatomy, diseases, management options and hemodialysis vascular access.
  • Gain and then disseminate the most current knowledge base regarding vascular care as learned from experts in the field, exposure to live cases, and data from late-breaking clinical trials.


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 27.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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

Monday, November 4:

  • Aortic Armageddon: 3.75
  • Critical Limb Ischemia: 7.25
  • Dialysis: 3.25
  • PharmacoRx: 3.25

Tuesday, November 5:

  • Global Theater: 6.75
  • The Roundtable: 2.25

Wednesday, November 6:

  • Aortic Track: 0.75
  • CLI Track: 0.75
  • Global Theater: 6.5
  • The Roundtable: 4.5

Thursday, November 7:

  • Aortic Track: 0.75
  • CLI Track: 0.75
  • Global Theater: 5.75
  • The Roundtable: 5.25

Claim Credits

If you attended VIVA19, you should have already received a link to complete a course evaluation and posttest before receiving your CME certificate. If not, please visit to claim your continuing education credits. The CME site will require you to use the email address that you used to register for the conference. Note that this email may or may not be the same as your Virtual VIVA app login email.

To receive a CME certificate for past VIVA conferences, please select the year of attendance below.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019