Roundtable on varicose veins guidelines set for Dec. 6


A virtual, multidisciplinary and interactive roundtable discussion on varicose veins will be held Dec. 6.

The free roundtable, set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. CST, will be based on the recently published joint clinical practice guidelines developed by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), American Venous Forum (AVF) and the American Vein and Lymphatic Society.

“Translating Guidelines into Practice: Management of Patients with Varicose Veins of the Lower Extremities,” will feature internationally recognized experts in venous disease. Peter Glovizcki, MD, Peter Lawrence, MD, and Suman Wasan, MD, will moderate.

The roundtable will cover:

  • Diagnostic evaluation of vein incompetence, including using duplex scanning to confirm pathologic superficial truncal reflex, with Mark H. Meissner, MD, presenting
  • High ligation and surgical stripping versus endovenous ablation, Andrea T. Obi, MD
  • Thermal ablation versus non-thermal ablation of saphenous veins, Anil P. Hingorani, MD
  • Perforating vein ablation in patients with varicose veins (CEAP Class C2), Arjun Jayaraj, MD
  • Saphenous vein ablation with concomitant versus staged treatment of varicose tributaries, Harold J. Welch, MD
  • Panel discussion

This session aims to help expand physicians’ knowledge base and improve their clinical confidence and effectiveness in treating patients with varicose veins.

The faculty will use case vignettes to design treatment strategies and demonstrate how to put the recommendations from the evidence-based, clinical practice guidelines into practice. A short survey will be conducted before and after the session and a follow-up survey will follow 60 days later to gauge and evaluate if guidelines were easy to translate into daily clinical practice.


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