American College of Phlebology 25th Annual Congress (ACP2011)
Venue: JW Marriott at LA Live
|Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2011||End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2011|
|Registration Date: Oct 09, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 09, 2011|
It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 2011 Annual Scientific Congress of the American College of Phlebology. This occasion will mark the silver anniversary for this educational endeavor and promises to bring the perfect blend of scientifically stimulating content and social atmosphere to gather with friends in the phlebology community.
The planning committee has been greatly involved in integrating a paradigm shift, assuring consistency with the American College of Phlebologyâ€™s ACCME accreditation. The rigors of the committeeâ€™s efforts assure our compliance with ACCME standards, the fruits of which permit an ever more stimulating curriculum combined with more hours of activity that are CME eligible. The rigors of complying with ACCME standards serve to bring quality presentations without concern for bias. International and national experts on special topics in phlebology have been selected to provide their expertise.
What is new in 2011?
â€¢ This year marks the first that diplomats of the American Board of Phlebology will be required to begin accruing maintenance of certification (MOC) hours. The annual congress has programmed content consistent with that required for the ABPh self-assessment modules (SAM). This will enable ABPh diplomats to begin accruing SAM credits.
â€¢ Special interest sessions have been formatted to offer a progressive content over a two-day period. Topics will include emerging technologies, insurance concerns and professional marketing advice, among others.
â€¢ Pre-congress activities will offer both basic and advanced phlebology tracks, in addition to timely practice management and ultrasound pathways. The advanced track will approach more sophisticated topics, combining the didactic experience with deep vein workshops. Space will be limited and early registration is recommended.
â€¢ Research activities involving the solo practitioner may seem daunting. In an effort to continue initiatives put forth by the college, a research symposium will be held in an effort to to identify and recruit potential investigators to complete meaningful research in Phlebology. The forum is to be both didactic and interactive, addressing important topics in the field. If you have wanted to participate in clinical research but did not know where to begin, this symposium is a great place to start.
General Session highlights
This year we will be offering TWO keynote presentations:
Venous ulcers occur at epidemic proportions throughout the world, yet despite the ESCHAR trial, significant controversy exists regarding the timing of treatment for superficial reflux. Drs. Bill Marston and Tom Oâ€™Donnell will debate this topic in detail Friday morning and offer attendees the opportunity to share their opinions at the completion of this event.
Details of health care reform are cloudy at best, but are there directions we should take as phlebologists to secure a position or voice at the table? Dr. David Flum is a general surgeon dedicated to outcomes based research. He is well versed in phlebology and was recently appointed to the methodology committee for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Flum will offer a lively discussion Saturday morning, sharing his unique view of phlebology and opportunities for our field of practice.
The new JW Marriott at L.A. Live, which serves as the host hotel for the Annual Congress, is located in the center of the entertainment capital of the world. Within steps, youâ€™ll find the world-class STAPLES Center, which is the home to five professional sports teams; the Nokia Theatre, which hosts events such as the Emmy, ESPY, and Peopleâ€™s Choice Awards; the Grammy Museum, which is a four story interactive and educational journey like no other; a bowling alley; restaurants; dance clubs, and more. There is something for everyone, so bring your families to experience what the 5.6 million square foot L.A. Live campus has to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to ACPâ€™s 25th Annual Congress which should be a memorable event.
Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh
Program Chair, 25th Annual Congress
Top Reasons to Attend the 2011 ACP Annual Congress
â€¢ CME Credit â€“ a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
â€¢ American Board of Phlebology MOC credit available
â€¢ 30+ Program Sessions
â€¢ 2 Keynote Addresses â€“ Venous Ulcer Debate and Health Care Reform & Venous Disease
â€¢ 4 Special Interest Sessions â€“ New & Emerging Technologies; Insurance, Reimbursement & Appeals; Marketing a Phlebology Practice, and Advanced Imaging: MR, CT and Advanced US
â€¢ Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Seminar Tracks
â€¢ Exhibitors representing the top products and services specific to phlebology
â€¢ Networking Opportunities â€“ Golf Outing, Receptions, Silent Auction and Dinner & Social
â€¢ Hosted at the JW Marriott housed within the L.A. Live entertainment complex, just steps from the Staples Center, The Grammy Museum, several fashionable restaurants, two nightclubs, a bowling alley and ESPNâ€™s West Coast broadcast headquarters