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Advanced Practice Provider Course

The first annual SVM Advanced Practice Provider Course will be held in Denver, Colorado, December 14-15, 2019. This course will be a resource that will prepare participants to properly identify, diagnose and treat patients with vascular disease. The program is designed for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the vascular medicine field. This is a non-CME event.

Registration is CLOSED. Please email jwebb@vascularmed.org to have your name added to a waiting list.

If you've been accepted you can go ahead and book your reservation at the Westin Denver International Airport.

The Westin Denver International Airport
8300 Pena Boulevard
Denver, CO 80249


For individual reservations, you can call the hotel at (303) 317-1800 and reference SVM.
Rate of $179 is available December 13 – 16, 2019.

For sponsorship opportunities and questions, contact Julie Webb at 847-686-2344 or jwebb@vascularmed.org.


Saturday, December 14, 2019 - Day 1:
Start Time: Noon                                                                              

Sponsored Gathering

Registration Desk


About SVM and ABVM


Claudication: Exercise, Pharmacotherapy and Intervention

History and Differential diagnosis of lower extremity pain with walking

Lower Extremity Arterial Imaging: When should I get this? How do I read the results?

Medical Treatment of PAD: Guideline-based pharmacotherapy

Exercise Therapy: How to Coach your PAD patients? What about Supervised Exercise?

Endovascular Treatment for Intermittent Claudication


Imaging workshop: Reading PVR’s and Lower extremity DUS

Critical limb ischemia: Diagnostics and Interventions

What is CLI? How big is the problem?

How to triage a CLI patient. When is wound care enough? Intervention? Amputation?

What is a CLI team? How to best coordinate care for your patient?

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Hyperlipidemia management: The use of PCSK9 inhibitors and other lipid lowering agents

Managing Diabetes in patients with PAD – From nutrition to Pharmacotherapy

Hypertension pharmacotherapy

Evaluation for secondary HTN

Renal artery stenosis diagnosis and treatment


Jeopardy (and cocktails)



Sunday, December 15, 2019 - Day 2:
End Time: 3:00 p.m.


Venous Thromboembolism (PE/DVT): Assessment, Anticoagulation Options and Intervention

Anatomy (distal, proximal/superficial, deep) and Imaging of DVT

Pulmonary embolism triage: Distribution and patient presentation

Understanding etiology, hypercoagulability, and treatment duration of VTE

DOACs vs Warfarin in the treatment of VTE

When does intervention make sense for DVT?

When does intervention make sense for PE?

Edema: Stockings, Wraps and Pumps

Approach to the diagnosis of the swollen leg

Basics of venous insufficiency

Logical approach to compression: When? How? How much?

Introduction to lower extremity pumping and to manual lymphatic drainage

Introduction to interventions for venous insufficiency


Carotid artery disease

Medical therapy for carotid artery stenosis

Indications for intervention for carotid artery stenosis. A moving target?

Carotid artery stenting – Case example

Carotid endarterectomy – Case example

Carotid artery stenosis surveillance; with and without a procedure

Arteriopathies and Aneurysms

Aortic aneurysms – Surveillance and thresholds for correction

What is a dissection and why does it happen?

Introduction to Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Introduction to genetic arteriopathies


Blue fingers: From Diagnostics to Chemical and Surgical Denervation

Wound Care: Dressings, Topicals and Interventions

Wound and Compression Workshop



Coming soon!

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