2014 ACP Annual Congress

After hosting the most successful vein care meeting in the history of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP) in Boston, MA, last year, the ACP is preparing for another extraordinary educational meeting with the 2014 ACP Annual Congress November 6-9, 2014 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ.

This year marks the 28th year the American College of Phlebology (ACP) will host what has become the largest and most comprehensive meeting dedicated to venous and lymphatic disorders in the U.S. Under the direction of Program Chair, Sandra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVI, the scientific program will continue to set the pace with innovative and engaging content, respected faculty from around the world and opportunities for all levels of skill and knowledge.

“The over-all approach the program committee took was to allow for as much interaction with faculty as possible,” stated Spruiell. “We want attendees to walk away with the tools they need personally to improve the quality of care in their practices.”

Building on that interactivity, program highlights include hands-on simulated workshops in sclerotherapy, duplex ultrasound, and compression therapy. In addition, special symposia are designed to produce the “consummate phlebologist” through the creation of new content, such as how to distinguish venous skin changes, and topics often considered the forgotten orphans of vein care – venous pain, restless leg syndrome (RLS), vascular malformations, CCSVI, and venous entrapment and nerve compression.

“It was important that we took a global view of vein care, to include aspects not covered at other venous symposia,” stated Spruiell. “In doing so, we added an extensive Aesthetic Track on Sunday, as well as looking to the future with topics such as Regenerative Therapy in Venous and Lymphatic Disease.”

The Annual Congress will also present controversies and complications encountered in endovenous thermal ablation, venous disease in women, use of novel anticoagulants, modern management of VTE, lymphedema and lipedema and new treatment strategies.

While the curriculum will challenge attendees, the location will allow for relaxed networking. Hosted at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, the southwestern backdrop will provide the perfect setting to gather with colleagues and friends. Several social events are planned including the Dinner & Social, Silent Auction and the ACP Foundation’s 8th Annual Golf Outing held on property at the Wildfire Country Club— always a fun way to start the Annual Congress.

As the field of vein care continues to grow, so too does the need for educational offerings at all levels of skill. Attendees of the 2014 ACP Annual Congress will find sessions which meet their specific needs, from basic to advanced. Join the ACP November 6 – 9, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ for this essential educational event.


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