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).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the current indications, risks, complications, and outcomes of creating hemodialysis vascular access and of medical, interventional, and surgical therapies for peripheral arterial and venous diseases.
  • Incorporate advanced medical, imaging, endovascular, and surgical techniques and strategies into their practices using a multidisciplinary and team-based approach to the treatment of vascular disease.
  • Implement high-quality guidelines-based programs to improve the early identification and care of patients with non-cardiac vascular conditions.
  • Apply knowledge in critical decision making and the comprehensive spectrum of care for patients with stroke and intracranial/extracranial carotid artery disease.
  • Describe the latest technologies available to treat CLTI, carotid disease, aortic occlusive disease, PE, and DVT.
  • Identify and discuss socioeconomic factors that result in variations in vascular care.


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 Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and The VIVA Foundation. ACHL is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits through their reciprocity agreements.

Guidelines require that learners in CME activities be made aware of all relevant financial relationships affecting the presentation of the faculty member. ACHL ensures that all faculty and staff involved in the planning, development, and implementation of ACHL activities disclose financial relationships held within 24 months and that relevant financial relationships are mitigated before a CME activity occurs. Complete information will be provided to learners prior to the start of the educational activity.

Multiple sessions will run concurrently each day. Participants may claim CME credit for sessions attended live, either in-person or virtually, and CME credits are not available for sessions viewed on demand.

Virtual attendees can claim CME credit for livestreamed sessions, for a maximum of 21.25 credits. Sessions that will NOT be livestreamed are denoted with an asterisk below.

Sunday, November 3 - Pre-Courses

  • Aortic: 3.0
  • CLTI: 5.0
  • Dialysis: 3.0
  • Nurses + Techs: 2.0
  • PE Summit: 3.5
  • PharmacoRx: 3.0

Monday, November 4

  • Aortic Track: 1.0*
  • CLTI Track: 1.0*
  • Global Theater: 7.0
  • Nurses + Techs: 2.0*
  • Roundtable: 2.75
  • Strategies on the Frontline: 2.5

Tuesday, November 5

  • Aortic Track: 1.0*
  • CLTI Track: 1.0*
  • Global Theater: 7.0
  • Roundtable: 5.0
  • Strategies on the Frontline: 4.25

Wednesday, November 6

  • Spotlight Theater: 3.25*

*Session will not be livestreamed or recorded for on demand viewing. CME credit will not be available to virtual-only participants.

Please direct all CME-related questions to

Claim Credit for Past Meetings

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

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