Ultrasound Certificate Program

Monday 5th – Thursday 8th February 2018
Room 219
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Faculty: Dr Stephen Black (UK), Dr Paul Gagne (USA), Dr Antonios Gasparis (USA), Prof. Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Dr Luis Leon (USA), Dr Darryl Lim (Singapore), Dr Sriram Narayanan (Singapore), Dr Martin Necas (NZ), Prof. Fausto Passariello (ITA), Dr Prakash Saha (UK), Dr George Somjen (AUS), Prof. Ian Spark (AUS), Dr Paul Thibault (AUS), Dr Laurencia Villalba (AUS)

The UIP 2018 Ultrasound in Phlebology Certificate Program provides an interesting, comprehensive and practical experience for medical practitioners as well as sonographers using ultrasound in their daily practice.

The UIP 2018 Ultrasound in Phlebology Certificate Program will include workshops, symposia, Masterclasses as well as Hands-on Training Sessions (HOTS) spanning over 4 days. At the completion of the 4-day Program a Certificate of Completion: Applications of Ultrasound in Phlebology will be awarded. Attendance at 10 out of 12 programmed sessions is required for the certificate to be awarded.

Monday program covers all you need to know about intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). The IVUS Program is proudly sponsored by Philips Volcano and the teaching will be provided by an expert international faculty including Prof. Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Dr Stephen Black (UK) and Dr Paul Gagne (USA).

Tuesday workshops will start with an accredited course on IVUS aimed at doctors with experience of or wanting to build a deep venous service. This is followed by workshops covering all aspects of venous ultrasound. The Program Chair is Prof. Nicos Labropoulos joined by an expert international faculty including Dr Luis Leon (USA) and Dr Tony
Gasparis (USA).

Wednesday program starts with a Masterclass on Vascular Access and continues with an exciting program put together by our sister societies, the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and the Australian Sonographers Association (ASA). This program covers an interesting range of topics such as vascular access, MSK, ‘funky’ soft tissue masses and point of care ultrasound.

Thursday program includes four Hands-on Training Sessions (HOTS) dedicated to practical applications of duplex ultrasound in phlebology. The number of participants is limited to allow direct interaction with the instructors. Given the limited available spots, HOTS allocations will be made on a first-in first-served basis.

To download a version of the Ultrasound Certificate Program please click here.

* Program is subject to change


Day 1 – Monday 5 February 2018

SYMPOSIUM
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
Room 220
Proudly sponsored by Philips Volcano
Chair: Prof. Nicos Labropoulos
Moderators: Dr Stephen Black (UK), Dr Laurencia Villalba (AUS)
Faculty Members: Dr Stephen Black (UK), Dr Paul Gagne (USA), Dr Antonios Gasparis (USA), Dr Sriram Narayanan (Singapore), Prof. Ian Spark (AUS), Dr Luis Leon (USA), Dr Laurencia Villalba (AUS)
Session 1
14:00-16:00
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) – Diving deep at UIP
14:00-14:10 Patterns of chronic venous obstruction Prof. Nicos Labropoulos
14:10-14:20 Lessons learned from the VIDIO trial and what is next Dr Paul Gagne
14:20-14:30 Clinical case presentation on IVUS Dr Sriram Narayanan
14:30-14:40 Interpreting venous pathology with IVUS Dr Stephen Black
14:40-14:50 Using IVUS for stent sizing and placement Dr Antonios Gasparis
14:50-15:00 Clinical case presentation on IVUS Prof. Ian Spark
15:00-15:10 IVC Obstruction Dr Luis Leon
15:10-15:20 Tips and tricks for getting the best of IVUS Dr Paul Gagne & Dr Stephen Black
15:20-15:30 Revalidation of Transabdominal Duplex Criteria for the Detection of Iliac Vein Lesions Dr Laurencia Villalba
15:30-15:40 Clinical quiz – Test your knowledge on deep veins Prof. Nicos Labropoulos
15:40-16:00 Panel Discussion

Day 2 – Tuesday 6 February 2018

ACCREDITED COURSE
Session 1
0700 – 0830
Room 216
IVUS Peripheral Venous Accredited Course
Course Directors: Dr. Stephen Black and Dr. Paul Gagne
Description:

  • Intravascular Ultra Sound (IVUS) is an essential part of a comprehensive venous service.
  • This course will cover all aspects of the use of IVUS – when, where, how.
  • This course is aimed at doctors with experience of or wanting to build a deep venous service.
SYMPOSIUM AND LIVE SCANNING WORKSHOP
Duplex Ultrasound in Phlebology
Room 220
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Course Director: Prof. Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
Program Coordinator: Yana Parsi (AUS)
Chair: Dr George Somjen (AUS)
Panel Members: Dr Luis Leon (USA), Dr Antonios Gasparis (USA)
Session 1
1040 – 1240
Venous Incompetence Studies and Venous Mapping
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Sonographer: Yana Parsi
Application Specialist: Donna Jones
Ultrasound System: Aplio I- series
Description:

  • Secrets to an accurate comprehensive venous map
  • Common pathways of reflux
  • Documentation and graphic presentation
Venous Thrombosis Studies
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Sonographer: Virginia Makeham
Application Specialist: Donna Jones
Ultrasound System: Aplio I- series
Description:

  • B-mode and Doppler identification of venous thrombosis
  • Deep veins anatomy
  • DVT vs post-sclerotherapy DVS
Session 2
1400 – 1600
Arm and Neck Veins
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Sonographer: Virginia Makeham
Application Specialist: Michelle Dempster
Ultrasound System: Xario 200
Description:

  • Normal arm, axillary and neck vein anatomy
  • Paget-Schroetter and subclavian vein thrombosis
  • Thoracic outlet syndromes
Venous Miscellaneous
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Faculty Member: TBC
Sonographer: TBC
Application Specialist: Michelle Dempster
Ultrasound System: Xario 200
Description:

  • How to investigate popliteal vein compression
  • Nerves: Sural, saphenous and sciatic
  • Small saphenous artery
Session 3
1640 – 1840
Iliac Veins
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Sonographer: Nicos Labropoulos
Application Specialist: Michelle Dempster
Ultrasound System: Xario 200
Description:

  • How to investigate for May-Thurner syndrome
  • Anatomical variations
  • Scanning Techniques
Pelvic veins
Proudly sponsored by Toshiba
Sonographer: Nicos Labropoulos
Application Specialist: Michelle Dempster
Ultrasound System: Xario 200
Description:

  • How to investigate Pelvic Congestion syndrome
  • Ovarian and vulvar veins anatomy
  • Scanning techniques

Day 3 – Wednesday 7 February 2018

MASTERCLASS
Room 215
Session 1
0700 – 0800
Vascular Access
Proudly sponsored by Vascular Insights
Faculty Member: Dr Darryl Lim (Singapore)
Description:

  • Vascular access overview
  • Occlusion
  • Clarivein use in Vascular Access

SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP
BEYOND VEINS: Duplex Ultrasound in Other Body Parts
Room 220
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Program Chair: Dr Lyndal Macpherson (ASUM)
Moderator: TBC
Faculty Members: TBC
Session 1
0800 – 1000
ASUM: Vascular Access
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Members: TBC
Sonographer: TBC
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Identification of normal structures including muscles, tendons and nerves.
  • How to use ultrasound to place lines, both central and peripheral.
  • Principles of needle guidance
Session 2
1040 – 1200
ASUM: Beyond Veins
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Members: TBC
Sonographer: TBC
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Identification of normal structures of lower limbs including muscles, ligaments and nerves.
  • Lower limb joints and tendons.
  • Common non-venous pathologies of lower limbs such as Baker’s cyst, haematomas
Program Chair: Dr Gillian Whalley (ASA)
Moderator: TBC
Faculty Members: TBC
Session 3
1400 – 1600
ASA: Funky Masses
Proudly sponsored by Siemens Healthineers
Faculty Member: TBC
Sonographer: TBC
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Common and rare soft tissue masses of abdomen and neck

Session 4
1640 – 1840
ASA: POCUS (without HOCUS)
Proudly sponsored by Siemens Healthineers
Faculty Member: TBC
Sonographer: TBC
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Point-of-care Ultrasound
  • To identify important critical conditions and guide common procedures


Day 4 – Thursday 8 February 2018

HANDS-ON TRAINING SESSIONS (HOTS)
Room 220
Program Coordinator: Yana Parsi
4 Stations per session. Each station is 25 minutes, repeated 4 times.
Session 1
1040 – 1240
Ultrasound in Phlebology 1
Basics
Station 1 B-mode Image Optimisation
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Knobology: gain, TGC, depth, focus
  • Tissue harmonics, compounding, dynamic range
  • Pre-sets: vascular vs soft tissue
Station 2 Doppler Studies
Proudly sponsored by Siemens Healthineers
Sonographer: Jacqueline Robinson
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Colour, Power, Specialised Doppler packages
  • Spectral analysis and waveforms
  • Doppler angles, PRF, sample area
Station 3 Venous Mapping
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Sonographer: Yana Parsi
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Superficial venous anatomy- do you know your veins?
  • The three superficial venous systems
  • Mapping techniques
Station 4 Venous Thrombosis Studies
Proudly sponsored by Siemens Healthineers
Sonographer: Virginia Makeham
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • B-mode and Doppler identification of venous thrombosis
  • How to detect ileo-femoral vein thrombosis
Session 2
1400 – 1600
Ultrasound in Phlebology 2
Advanced
Station 1 IVUS Intravascular Ultrasound
Proudly sponsored by Philips Volcano
Faculty Member: Dr Prakash Saha
Product Specialist: Fiona Cassini
Description:

  • Clinical indications and potential limitations of use
  • Identify necessary equipment required
  • Practice performing IVUS
Station 2 Venous Haemodynamic Mapping
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Member: TBC
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Venous haemodynamic mapping for ASVAL and CHIVA
Station 3 Duplex Ultrasound: Assessment of the Calf Muscle Pump
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Member: Prof. Fausto Passariello
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • How to use duplex ultrasound to assess the calf muscle pump
Station 4 Duplex Ultrasound: Neck Veins
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Member: Dr Paul Thibault
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • Neck vein venous anatomy
  • Assessment of neck vein flow and occlusion
  • Correlation with clinical findings of patients with CCSVI

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

Prof Nicos Labropoulos

Prof. Nicos Labropoulos is currently a professor of Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University Hsopital, Long Island, NY. He is the director of the Vascular Laboratory and has a major interest in pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases.

He completed his undergraduate training at the University of London and his PHD and Vascular Fellowship at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London, UK. Professor Labropoulos is on the editorial board of 11 journals and serves as a reviewer for over 20 medical and surgical journals. He has been awarded multiple grants for clinical and basic science studies, many prizes in medical and surgical meetings around the world and has been a traveling fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Stephen Black (UK)

Mr Stephen Black is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with his main NHS appointment at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Stephen was a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Vascular Institute, St George’s Hospital, London from 2010 until 2014. He also held an Honorary Consultant post at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust during this time. While at St George’s, in addition to offering a full vascular practice, he established and led the Deep Venous Reconstruction service offering intervention for patients with acute and chronic DVT. This quickly grew to become one of the largest such practices in Europe. In 2014 he was approached by St Thomas’ Hospital to move and run their Deep Venous and Lymphoedema service.

Stephen completed his basic medical training in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand) before emigrating to the United Kingdom in 2001. He went on to complete a MD degree at St Marys Hospital and Imperial College, London in 2006. The subject of his MD thesis was virtual reality based training of surgons to perform carotid surgery. This was under the supervision of Mr John Wolfe and Lord Ara Darzi.

Following this Stephen completed his vascular training holding posts as a registrar at Ashford and St Peters Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and St George’s Hospital. He was first appointed as a consultant in 2010. He was awarded the fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery in 2011.

Stephen specialises exclusively in vascular surgery and has interests in both arterial and venous disease. His arterial practice includes cover of aneurysmal disease (inclding endovascular techniques), carotid surgery for the treatment of stroke, treatment of diabetic vascular complications and periperal vascular disease.

His venous practice is well established and he has a particular interest in this field. He is well versed in modern minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of both superficial (varicose) and deep veins. He is the lead for deep venous surgery at St Thomas’ Hospital. He is on the program committee for the European Venous Forum Hands on Workshops (EVF HOW) and the annual Charing Cross Vascular Symposium. The Charing Cross Symposium is one of the largest vascular meeting in the world. He has lectured widely on the subjects of treatment of acute and chronic DVT.

Stephen also has an interest in training and has presented widely on teh subject internationally. He is an examiner for the Fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery. He is an active contributor to ongoing medical research.

Dr Paul Gagne (USA)

Paul Gagne, MD is a board certified vascular surgeon. He attended the NYU School of Medicine, and did his residency in General Surgery at NYU Medical Center. After completing his residency, he served, first as a general surgeon and then as a vascular surgeon in the US Navy. His vascular fellowship was at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. Dr. Gagne was faculty of NYU School of Medicine for 8 years before he joined Southern CT Vascular Center. He is the head of vascular surgery at Norwalk Hospital. He is also president of the Vascular Health Forum, a non-profit educational forum focused on vascular disease for primary care providers. He is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and a member of the American Venous Forum.

Dr Antonios Gasparis (USA)

Following his training Dr Gasparis stayed on staff as an Attending Vascular Surgeon from 2003-present at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He developed the Stony Brook Vein Center in 2003 which is a leading venous center providing complete venous care.

His interests and research is in deep venous disease including diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis, chronic venous obstruction and pelvic congestion syndrome. Dr Gasparis has published over 30 papers, presented over 20 abstracts and given over 50 lectures both nationally and internationally.

Dr Luis Leon (USA)

Dr. Luis Leon attended the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, obtaining his Medical degree in 1996. He received surgical training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and San Joaquin General Hospital in California, from 1997 to 2003. In addition, Dr. Leon completed a Vascular and Endovascular Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in 2005. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General and Vascular Surgery. He has been a Registered Vascular Technologist since 2004 and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2008. Dr. Leon served as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tucson from 2005 until 2008. During his tenure at the VA hospital, he belonged to several committees, including the Research and Development, Limb Preservation and Peer Review Committees.

Dr. Leon has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 10 book chapters. He serves as a reviewer for several specialty journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Annals of Vascular Surgery. He is a member of several professional societies, including The Society for Vascular Surgery and The International Society for Vascular Surgery. His academic productivity has earned him a number of awards, including the Charles C Guthrie Award from the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society in 2004 and the very prestigious E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Vascular Association in 2007. His productivity also earned him an Associate Professor of Surgery degree at the University of Arizona, tenure-eligible, since April 2008.

He has a strong interest in both the research and clinical aspects of carotid, aortic and venous disease.

Dr Sriram Narayanan (Singapore)

After obtaining his medical and basic surgical training in India, Dr Sriram Narayanan moved to the UK in 1997. He went on to train in Upper GI, Thoracic and Hepatobiliary surgery followed by 2 years of research in Transplantation. He was selected for the All Wales Higher Surgical Training Programme in Cardiff in 2002 with sub-specialty training in vascular surgery. In 2008, Dr Sriram Narayanan moved to London as a Senior Vascular Fellow at the Imperial College working at the Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospital Vascular Units.

Dr Sriram Narayanan was appointed as a Consultant vascular surgeon at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, UK, in April 2010. He left this post to move to Singapore in March 2011 as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he served as the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Adjunct Asst Professor to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine for over 6 years. He was a Core Faculty Member of the National Healthcare Group Surgical Residency programme and is an MBBS examiner for the National University of Singapore.

Dr Sriram Narayanan current appointment is at the Harley Street Heart and Cancer Centre based at Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth, Novena Hospitals (part of the Parkway Pantai Group of Hospitals) in Singapore since August 2017 as a Senior Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. He has published on transplantation, vascular access, vascular and endovascular surgery and peer reviews for the International Journal of Surgery.

His interests in vascular surgery include advanced Thoracic and abdominal endovascular repairs with chimney stenting, angiosome-directed and hybrid peripheral vascular revascularisation. He is an internationally recognised key opinion leader and trainer in venous disease for glue ablation for advanced varicose veins, Intra Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and deep venous stenting for both occlusive and reflux venous disease and venous reconstruction surgery. He also has a special interest in advanced wound care.

Prof. Fausto Passariello (ITA)

Dr Fausto Passariello is a Vascular surgeon and physicist, especially involved in the development of circulatory models. He is a recognized expert in venous ultrasound and CHIVA conservative surgery and a pioneer in computer enhanced venous mapping.

He is the President of the Vasculab Foundation and the Moderator (since 28 years) of the Vasculab List, the most wider vascular community on Internet.

Since Jul 2016 he is the Editor in Chief of JTAVR, the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Vascular Research.

Dr Fausto Passariello thinks that vascular quantitative research and clinical daily activity should be both imultaneously performed for the advancement of vascular knowledge.