Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, the targeted learners should be able to:

  • Understand the current indications, risks, complications, and outcomes for hemodialysis vascular access as well as medical, interventional, and surgical therapies for peripheral arterial and venous diseases.
  • Incorporate advanced medical, endovascular, and surgical techniques and approaches into their own practices to improve the care and outcomes of patients.
  • Implement high-quality guidelines-based programs to improve the early identification and care of patients with non-cardiac vascular conditions.
  • Increase knowledge in critical decision-making and the comprehensive spectrum of care for patients with stroke, intracranial and extracranial carotid, and artery disease.
  • Improve the delivery of balanced and scientifically valid vascular care in accordance with expert opinion and practice.
  • Apply a strategic multidisciplinary and team-based approach to the treatment of vascular disease.
  • Gain and then disseminate the most current knowledge base regarding vascular care as learned from experts in the field, exposure to live cases, and data from late-breaking clinical trials.


Note that participants may claim CME credit for sessions attended live, either in-person or virtually. CME credits are not available for sessions viewed on demand.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VIVA Physicians. The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note that multiple sessions will run concurrently each day.

Monday, October 4 - Pre-courses
- Aortic: 3.5
- CLTI: 3.5

Tuesday, October 5
- Global Theater: 6.3
- Spotlight Theater: 3

Wednesday, October 6
- Global Theater: 6.25
- Spotlight Theater: 3.9

Thursday, October 7
- Global Theater: 5.25
- Spotlight Theater: 3.9

Please direct all CME-related questions to cme@vivaphysicians.org.

Target Audience

VIVA is designed for physicians specializing in interventional cardiology; interventional and neurologic radiology; vascular medicine; vascular, neurologic, and cardiothoracic surgery; podiatry; fellows and residents; and, allied health professionals (including nurses, vascular clinic staff, endovascular operating room staff, cath lab and angiography suite staff, nurse practitioners, vascular technologists, and physician assistants).

Claim Credit for Past Meetings

To receive your certificate of attendance for past conferences (including VIVA, The VEINS, and VIVA's Nurses + Techs program) please click the year of attendance below. To log in, use the email address that you used to register for the program. Please note, this login email may be different from your Virtual VIVA app login credentials.

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