SESSION 1 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 1: VASCULAR VIBES: HEMODYNAMICS, FLOW AND PRESSURE IN NORMAL AND DISEASED VESSELS
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8:00 AM - 8:12 AM Cardiac Effects On The Peripheral Vascular Evaluation
  Presenter(s):David M. Williams, MS  
8:12 AM - 8:24 AM Characteristics Of Pressure And Flow In The Arterial System: Applications In Noninvasive Testing
  Presenter(s):Sérgio X. Salles-Cunha, PhD, RVT, FSVU  
8:24 AM - 8:36 AM Venous Hemodynamics: Effects Of Position, Pressure Changes, Incompetence And Obstruction In The Lower Extremities
  Presenter(s):William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU  
8:36 AM - 8:48 AM Hemodynamics Of Cerebrovascular Flow In Normal, Stenotic And Occluded Vessels
  Presenter(s):Phillip J. Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSVU  
8:48 AM - 9:00 AM Recognizing And Correcting Color Doppler Flow Artifacts
  Presenter(s):Traci B. Fox, EdD, RDMS, RVT  
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
END OF SESSION 1
 
SESSION 2 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 2: IMAGING ESSENTIALS: 5 TOP PRACTICAL AND TECHNICAL TIPS TO FACILIATE THE DUPLEX ULTRASOUND EVALUATION
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9:20 AM - 9:32 AM Carotid Duplex Imaging
  Presenter(s):Patricia Vargas, DHSc  
9:32 AM - 9:44 AM Lower Extremity Vein Imaging (DVT)
  Presenter(s):Robert De Jong, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS  
9:44 AM - 9:56 AM Upper Extremity Vein Imaging (DVT)
  Presenter(s):William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU  
9:56 AM - 10:08 AM Lower Extremity Bypass Grafts
  Presenter(s):Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT, FSVU  
10:08 AM - 10:20 AM Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Aubrey J. Rybinski, BS, RDMS, RVT  
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM SESSION BREAK
END OF SESSION 2
 
SESSION 3 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 3: WORKSHOP ROTATION 1 (Power Point Presentations)
Moderators:TBD
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Location: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1. Duplex Assessment Of Ilio-Caval Vein Compression Syndrome
  Presenter(s):Richard Dubin, AAS-DMS, RVT, RDMS  
Location: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2. Renal And Liver Pathology For The RVT
  Presenter(s):Patrick Washko, RDMS, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3. Interpreting With The Masters
  Presenter(s):Heather L. Gornik, MD / Laurence Needleman, MD  
Location: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4. The Complete Guide To Extremity Arterial Testing
  Presenter(s):Aubrey J. Rybinski, BS, RDMS, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5. Ergonomics Update And Practicing Proper Ergonomic Posture
Learn how to recognize high risk behaviors and manage your posture. This session will provide tips and tricks to decrease your potential for injury during scanning.
  Presenter(s):Matthew P. Hernandez, B.Sc, DPT, CSCS  
Location: TBD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6. Continuous Quality Improvement And Assurance: How to Do It And Why It’s Important
The focus of a QA/QI program is to improve the performance and processes related to diagnostic ultrasound procedures. Learn how to go through the exercise of completing this important task with your technical staff. Our expert faculty will go through the ins and outs of a QUALITY quality assurance program
  Presenter(s):Marge Hutchisson, BS, RVT, RDCS, RPhS / Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT, FSVU  
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM LUNCH
END OF SESSION 3
 
SESSION 4 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 4: BEYOND THE CORE CONCEPTS IN VASCULAR TESTING: ARE YOU MEETING THE STANDARD
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1:10 PM - 1:22 PM Diagnosis And Treatment Of Acute Lower Limb Ischemia With Duplex Guidance
  Presenter(s):Natalie A. Marks, MD, RPVI, RVT, FSVM  
1:22 PM - 1:34 PM Lower Extremity Imaging After EndoVenous Procedures: When, What to Expect and How to Report Your Findings
  Presenter(s):Jean White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS, FSVU  
1:34 PM - 1:46 PM Pelvic And Abdominal Imaging After EndoVenous Procedures: When, What To Expect And How To Report Your Findings
  Presenter(s):Jill S. Sommerset, BS, RVT  
1:46 PM - 1:58 PM Carotid Artery Imaging After Stenting And/Or Endarterectomy: It’s More Than The Usual Protocol
  Presenter(s):Phillip J. Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSVU  
1:58 PM - 2:10 PM Hemodialysis Access “Surveillance”: Flow Volume, Flow Velocity And How Often Is Appropriate
  Presenter(s):Christina S. Fields, BS  
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM Duplex Surveillance Should Be Used After All Aorto-Bifemoral Bypasses: It Improves Outcomes
  Presenter(s):Keith D. Calligaro, MD  
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
END OF SESSION 4
 
SESSION 5 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 5: ERGONOMICS: AUDIT YOUR VASCULAR LAB - ARE YOU ERGONOMICALLY "SOUND"? ERGONOMICS "SOS" (Sound Occupational Strategies)
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2:30 PM - 2:40 PM OSHA Updates And Advocating On Behalf Of Yourself And Your Staff – How To And Why It’s Important
  Presenter(s):Matthew P. Hernandez, B.Sc, DPT, CSCS  
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Increase Your “Ergonomic Index” - Basic And Innovative Ways To Make Exams More Ergonomic – “Accessorizing” The Vascular Lab Suite
  Presenter(s):Kayla Weisekel, MHSc, RVT, RVS, RPhS  
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM How To Be Ergonomically Sound With Obese And Uncooperative Patients
  Presenter(s):Robert De Jong, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS  
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Managing Turbulent High Volumes And High Impact Examinations - Save Your Staff, Enhance Sonographer Satisfaction And Maximize Productivity And Maximize Careers
  Presenter(s):Joseph P. Hughes, MBA, RVT, RVS, RPhS, NVS, FSVU  
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
3:25 PM - 3:55 PM SESSION BREAK/VISIT EXHIBITS
END OF SESSION 5
 
SESSION 6 SCHEDULE
Friday
SESSION 6: VENOUS IMAGING: TERMINOLOGY, TESTING AND TREATMENT FOR PELVIC VEIN DISORDERS
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3:55 PM - 4:03 PM Definitions And New Classification (Symptoms-Varices-Pathophysiology) (SVP)
  Presenter(s):Mark H. Meissner, MD  
4:03 PM - 4:11 PM Evaluation Of Pelvic Reflux
  Presenter(s):Nicos Labropoulos, BSc (Med), PhD, DIC, RVT  
4:11 PM - 4:19 PM Combined Lower Limb And Pelvic Reflux
  Presenter(s):Kathleen D. Gibson, MD  
4:19 PM - 4:27 PM The Role Of IVUS
  Presenter(s):Steve Elias, MD  
4:27 PM - 4:35 PM Treatment Of Pelvic Reflux
  Presenter(s):Antonios P. Gasparis, MD  
4:35 PM - 4:43 PM Treatment Of Obstruction
  Presenter(s):Stephen A. Black , MD  
4:43 PM - 4:51 PM Current Views On Left Renal Vein Obstruction
  Presenter(s):Thomas S. Maldonado, MD  
4:51 PM - 4:59 PM Pathology Affecting The Inferior Vena Cava
  Presenter(s):Luis R. Leon, MD, RVT, FACS  
4:59 PM - 5:07 PM Post-Interventional Imaging
  Presenter(s):Neil M. Khilnani, MD  
5:07 PM - 5:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM WRAP UP AND WHAT TO EXPECT TOMORROW
END OF SESSION 6
 
SESSION 7 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 7: CEREBROVASCULAR
Moderators:Laurence Needleman, MD  
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7:45 AM - 7:55 AM The IAC Carotid Criteria Consensus Project: The Final Answer
  Presenter(s):Heather L. Gornik, MD  
7:55 AM - 8:05 AM What Percent Of Carotid Plaques Are Really High Stroke Risk: How To Detect Them With Ultrasound To See Neovascularization
  Presenter(s):Henrik Sillesen, MD, DMSc  
8:05 AM - 8:15 AM Redundant Testing/Imaging Prior To CEA: Is There Too Much Happening? When Is Duplex Enough And When Is More Imaging Necessary, If At All?
  Presenter(s):Laurence Needleman, MD  
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Hits During TCAR: When Do They Occur And What Is Their Significance
  Presenter(s):Cynthia K. Shortell, MD  
8:25 AM - 8:35 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
END OF SESSION 7
 
SESSION 8 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 8: TOPICS RELATED TO THE SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR ULTRASOUND (SVU), THE CURRENT HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR IMPACT ON VASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND THE VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY PROFESSIONAL
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8:35 AM - 8:43 AM Critical Issues For The Vascular Ultrasound Professional And Introduction To The Session
  Presenter(s):Anne M. Jones, RN, BSN, RVT, RDMS, FSVU, FSDMS  
8:43 AM - 8:51 AM State Of The Society For Vascular Ultrasound And Highlights Of The 2021 SVU Annual Conference
  Presenter(s):Karen Burns, RN, RVT, MBA, FSVU  
8:51 AM - 8:59 AM Update On the Activities Of The SVU Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Council
  Presenter(s):George L. Berdejo, BA, RVT, FSVU  
8:59 AM - 9:07 AM Update On The Status Of The Journal For Vascular Ultrasound (JVU)
  Presenter(s):R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI  
9:07 AM - 9:15 AM IAC Updates
  Presenter(s):Aubrey J. Rybinski, BS, RDMS, RVT  
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM Reimbursement Updates
  Presenter(s):Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD  
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM SESSION BREAK/VISIT EXHIBITS
END OF SESSION 8
 
SESSION 9 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 9: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – ADVANCED VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY (AVS)
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9:55 AM - 10:03 AM The Way We Were - History Of The AVS Concept – How Did We Get Here
  Presenter(s):Anne M. Jones, RN, BSN, RVT, RDMS, FSVU, FSDMS  
10:03 AM - 10:11 AM Where We Are Today: The Advanced Practice Sonographer Model
  Presenter(s):Traci B. Fox, EdD, RDMS, RVT  
10:11 AM - 10:19 AM Current Status Of The CCI Initiative
  Presenter(s):Gail P. Size, BS, RVT, RVS, FSVU  
10:19 AM - 10:27 AM Where We Are Going - Benefits Of An AVS Credential – How This Helps Your Practice, The Vascular Ultrasound Professional And The Community At Large
  Presenter(s):Joseph P. Hughes, MBA, RVT, RVS, RPhS, NVS, FSVU  
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM COMBINED PANELS 7 AND 8 DISCUSSION
END OF SESSION 9
 
SESSION 10 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 10: ABDOMEN*
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10:55 AM - 11:05 AM Renal Artery Evaluation: 5 Top Tips
  Presenter(s):Patrick Washko, RDMS, RVT  
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM The Endograft Examination From A To Z
  Presenter(s):Nicos Labropoulos, BSc (Med), PhD, DIC, RVT  
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM Common And Not So Common Aortic Pathologies
  Presenter(s):Richard C. Pennell, MD, FACS, RPVI  
END OF SESSION 10
 
SESSION 11 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 11: WORKSHOPS ROTATION 2
Moderators:TBD
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Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 1. Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Christina S. Fields, BS  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 2. Renal And Mesenteric Artery Imaging
  Presenter(s):Traci B. Fox, EdD, RDMS, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 3. Transcranial Doppler And Imaging (Novasignal)
  Presenter(s):Patricia Vargas, DHSc  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 4. Carotid Imaging
  Presenter(s):Patrick Washko, RDMS, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 5. Lower Extremity Venous Reflux Testing
  Presenter(s):William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU / Fernando Amador, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 6. Iliac Vein Compression
  Presenter(s):Jean White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS, FSVU / Richard Dubin, AAS-DMS, RVT, RDMS  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 7. Plantar Acceleration Time
  Presenter(s):Jill S. Sommerset, BS, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 8. Physiologic Testing
  Presenter(s):Kayla Weisekel, MHSc, RVT, RVS, RPhS  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 9. Lower Extremity Arterial Imaging
  Presenter(s):William N. Del Valle, RVT  
Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 10. Interpreting With the Masters
  Presenter(s):R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI / Richard C. Pennell, MD, FACS, RPVI  
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM LUNCH
END OF SESSION 11
 
SESSION 12 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 12: WORKSHOPS ROTATION 3
Moderators:TBD
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Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 1. Hemodialysis Access
  Presenter(s):Christina S. Fields, BS  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 2. Renal And Mesenteric Artery Imaging
  Presenter(s):Patrick Washko, RDMS, RVT  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 3. Transcranial Doppler And Imaging (Novasignal)
  Presenter(s):Joseph P. Hughes, MBA, RVT, RVS, RPhS, NVS, FSVU  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 4. Carotid Imaging
  Presenter(s):David M. Williams, MS  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 5. Venous Reflux Testing
  Presenter(s):William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU / Fernando Amador, RVT  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 6. Iliac Vein Compression
  Presenter(s):Jean White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS, FSVU / Richard Dubin, AAS-DMS, RVT, RDMS  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 7. Plantar Acceleration Time
  Presenter(s):Jill S. Sommerset, BS, RVT  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 8. Physiologic Testing
  Presenter(s):Kayla Weisekel, MHSc, RVT, RVS, RPhS  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 9. Lower Extremity Arterial Imaging
  Presenter(s):William N. Del Valle, RVT  
Location: TBD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM 10. Interpreting With The Masters
  Presenter(s):Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RVT, FSVU / Heather L. Gornik, MD  
END OF SESSION 12
 
SESSION 13 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 13: PRACTICE ENHANCEMENTS 2
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2:25 PM - 2:35 PM Review Of The 2020 And 2021 Vascular Ultrasound Literature: What’s New, What Matters
  Presenter(s):Phillip J. Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSVU  
2:35 PM - 2:45 PM The Role Of The Medical Director In The Vascular Lab
  Presenter(s):R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI  
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM Infection Prevention For The Vascular Sonographer
  Presenter(s):Robert De Jong, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS  
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Patterns Of Infraopopliteal Arterial Occlusive Disease: Lessons Learned From A Survey Of A Small Community Hospital
  Presenter(s):William N. Del Valle, RVT  
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM SESSION BREAK/VISIT EXHIBITS
END OF SESSION 13
 
SESSION 14 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 14: “CURVEBALLS AND CONTROVERSIES”
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3:30 PM - 3:40 PM Waveform Nomenclature Consensus
  Presenter(s):David M. Williams, MS  
3:40 PM - 3:45 PM Commentary
  Presenter(s):Laurence Needleman, MD  
3:45 PM - 3:55 PM Critical Vascular Lab Findings: Which Are They And How Do You Manage This?
  Presenter(s):Heather L. Gornik, MD  
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM “Limited” Imaging Protocols In A COVID-19 World: How Safe Is This? Are They Still Necessary?
  Presenter(s):Laurence Needleman, MD  
END OF SESSION 14
 
SESSION 15 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 15: NOVEL TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS AND CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES
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4:05 PM - 4:15 PM Ultrasound Characteristics Of Different Type Of Thrombi
  Presenter(s):Nicos Labropoulos, BSc (Med), PhD, DIC, RVT  
4:15 PM - 4:25 PM Pedal Acceleration Time: Why, What, How
  Presenter(s):Jill S. Sommerset, BS, RVT  
4:25 PM - 4:35 PM COMBINED PANELS 14 AND 15 DISCUSSION
END OF SESSION 15
 
SESSION 16 SCHEDULE
Saturday
SESSION 16: HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS
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4:35 PM - 4:45 PM Reporting And Terminology: Are We All On The Same Page
  Presenter(s):Christina S. Fields, BS  
4:45 PM - 4:55 PM Pre-Operative Mapping Evaluation – Tips And Tricks
  Presenter(s):Richard Dubin, AAS-DMS, RVT, RDMS  
4:55 PM - 5:05 PM Duplex Ultrasound In Endo-AVF Creation: Pre-Operative Mapping And Intra-Operative Guidance
5:05 PM - 5:15 PM Common And Not So Common Hemodialysis Access Complications
  Presenter(s):William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU  
5:15 PM - 5:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
5:35 PM - 5:40 PM SUMMARY OF MEETING AND NEXT STEPS
RAFFLE DRAWING

END OF SESSION 16