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. The complete Program needs to be attended 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 cover 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 will start with an accredited course on IVUS and a Masterclass on scanning neck veins. These will be followed by 2 HOTS sessions dedicated to practical applications of duplex ultrasound in phlebology and a special station on air plethysmography (APG). The number of participants is limited to allow direct interaction with the instructors. Given the limited available spots and to ensure we maintain small numbers in each group, 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 219
Proudly sponsored by Philips Volcano
Program Chair: Prof. Nicos Labropoulos
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
Room 215
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 workshop 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 219
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: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
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: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
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: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
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: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
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: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
Description:

  • How to investigate for May-Thurner syndrome
  • Anatomical variations
  • Scanning Techniques
Pelvic veins
Proudly sponsored by TOSHIBA
Sonographer: Nicos Labropoulos
Application Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System: TBC
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 219
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 – 1240
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
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 219
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)
Dr Paul Gagne (USA)
Dr Antonios Gasparis (USA)
Dr Luis Leon (USA)
Dr Sriram Narayanan (Singapore)
Prof. Fausto Passariello (ITA)
Dr Prakash Saha (UK)