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Preliminary agenda available for 4th VEINS Conference to be held October 9-12 in Chicago

A preliminary agenda for the 4th Annual National Venous Interventional Summit is available at:

VEINS is an established Venous Endovascular Interventional Strategies group comprised of experts in the field whose primary aim is to provide a "How To" meeting for cardiologists and other healthcare providers who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in venous interventions and whose ultimate goal is developing their own comprehensive venous interventional program. Topics at this year's meeting will include:

  • VEINS 101
  • New Trials and Continued Controversies
  • Superficial Venous Disease, Medical Therapy, and Wound Management
  • Medical Therapy
  • Deep Venous Disease and Device Therapy
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Endovascular Treatment of Iliofemoral Chronic Post Thrombotic Venous Flow Obstruction
  • Contemporary Management of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Venous Chronic Total Occlusions
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Vascular Potpourri Case-Based Session

VEINS 2014 is the premier national venous meeting for cardiologists of all specialties providing comprehensive education for the treatment of patients with venous disease. The conference will feature cutting-edge and future strategies for venous treatment and several fast-paced didactic lectures, given by a multidisciplinary group of physicians who are experienced in developing venous programs. Sessions will highlight real-world experience and allow for multiple opportunities for attendee and faculty interaction. Additional highlights include hands-on breakout sessions, industry symposia, and case reviews.

VEINS (Venous Endovascular InterveNtional Strategies) is a multi-disciplinary group of physicians who have an interest in all aspects of venous disease and a deep commitment to education. The program is targeted to cardiologists and other health professionals such as vascular medicine specialists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, cardiology fellows, registered vascular technologists, and registered nurses.

Course Directors

Raghu Kolluri, MD, FSVM, FSCAI
OhioHealth and Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, OH

Gregory Mishkel, MD, FSVM, FSCAI
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.
Springfield, IL

Associate Directors

Gary M. Ansel, MD, FSVM, FSCAI
OhioHealth and Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, OH

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, FSCAI
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.
Springfield, IL

Nilesh Goswami, MD, FSVM, FSCAI
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.

Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, FSCAI
Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Davenport, IA

Mitchell J. Silver, DO, FSVM
OhioHealth and Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, OH

The conference is being held October 9-12, 2014


The Swisstel
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722

Media may apply for registration by emailing

Contact: Judy Romero
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

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