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Recent ACP Accomplishments

April 7, 2016

2015 ACP Annual Congress – November 12-15, 2015 Orlando, FL

  • 1,367 total attendees, which includes 998 registrants, more than 100 faculty and 78 exhibiting companies and organizations.
  • Program highlights focused on interactivity with hands-on workshops in sclerotherapy, compression, non-thermal saphenous vein treatments and superficial venous imaging. Additional special interest sessions and pre-Congress tracks allowed attendees to target their personal education goals with topics covering basic phlebology, ultrasound, practice management, aesthetics and advanced phlebology & deep veins.

2015 Regional Symposia

  • This year, the ACP was able to offer 4 live symposia with a faculty of leading vein care experts. Courses included the 2015 Phlebology Review Course, Physician Sclerotherapy Course and Nursing Sclerotherapy Course, hosted at the ACP’s state-of-the-art Training Center in San Leandro, Ca, as well as the 2015 Ultrasound Course held in Newark, NJ.

ACP PRO Venous Registry is Building Momentum

  • Launched at the 2014 ACP Annual Congress the ACP Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Venous Registry has collected (as of 2.2.16) :
    • 9,078 Total Patients
    • 36,968 Patient Encounters
    • 95 Physicians
    • 84 locations
  • The Registry also recently added data from
    • Vein Clinics of America (VCA)
    • Centers for Venous Disease (CVD)
  • The ACP has certified two EMR vendors
    • StreamlineMD
    • Medstreaming

ACP Fellowship adds Stony Brook University program

  • Completing its fourth year at the Langone Medical Center at NYU, under the direction of Dr. Lowell Kabnick the ACP fellowship program also secured a new fellowship at Stony Brook University under the direction of Dr. Antonios Gasparis in 2015.

New Guidelines Published in 2015

  • Treatment of Superficial Venous Disease of the Lower Leg Guidelines
  • Guidelines for management of obstruction of the femoroiliocaval venous system Fundamentals of Phlebology Tactical Initiative
  • A pilot offer of the Fundamentals of Phlebology textbook book to medical schools yielded the addition of the book to programs at Dartmouth, Temple, USC, Ohio State and Mount Sinai Medical Centers.

Online Vein Assessment

  • The Public Education Committee designed an online vein assessment for the general public
    based on the CEAP classification system. The assessment has been accessed by more than 1,800 users to date.
  • A press release promoting the assessment was sent as part of a larger PR campaign and was featured on 229 websites with an audience of 19,607,000.

The ACP added online activities and webinars

  • Webinars – ICD-10 & Ultrasound for lower extremity venous anatomy
  • Online Case of the Month