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 outcomes of medical, interventional, and surgical therapies for the treatment of peripheral arterial and venous diseases.
  • Incorporate advanced medical, endovascular, and surgical techniques and approaches into their own practices to improve patient care and outcomes.
  • Implement high-quality, guidelines-based programs to improve the early identification and care of patients with noncardiac vascular conditions.
  • Increase knowledge in critical decision-making and the comprehensive spectrum of care for patients with stroke and intracranial and extracranial carotid 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.
  • To gain and employ decision-making and procedural strategies and techniques for use in the treatment of patients with 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, and management options.
  • Gain and then disseminate the most current knowledge regarding vascular care as learned from experts in the field, exposure to live cases, and data from late-breaking clinical trials.


Accreditation information for VIVA 2019 will become available in early summer 2019.

Accreditation information for VIVA 2018 can be found below.

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through joint providership with the University at Buffalo Jacobs 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 CME for physicians.

The University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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

Monday Pre-Course Sessions:

  • Aortic Armageddon: 3.5
  • Critical Limb Ischemia: 7.25
  • PharmacoRx: 3.75


  • Aortic Morning Track: 0.75
  • CLI Morning Track: 0.75
  • PharmacoRx Morning Track: 0.75
  • Venous Morning Track: 0.75
  • Global Theater: 7
  • The Roundtable: 2.75


  • Aortic Morning Track: 0.75
  • CLI Morning Track: 0.75
  • Global Theater: 6.25
  • The Roundtable: 3.75


  • CLI Morning Track: 0.75
  • Venous Morning Track: 0.75
  • Global Theater: 6
  • The Roundtable: 5.25

Claim Credits

You should have been sent a link to complete a course evaluation and post-test before receiving their 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.

2014 2015 2016 2017