All of our staff at Morrison Vein Institute had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the International vein meeting in Boston last week. Dr Morrison was the chair for the whole meeting and choreographed a 1600 person meeting of world experts in veins and vein disease with the help of the American College of Phlebology. Terri Morrison and most of our RN staff were invited to present at the meeting, so we all went in support of our team.
Terri Morrison participated in workshops and gave presentations on compression therapy for venous problems with other world-renowned compression experts. Barbara Deusterman, BSN, RN was the Nursing Section chair for the meeting, so she and Kathy Melfy faciliated the Nursing Symposiums throughout the week. Barbara also presented several case studies and gave talks on sclerotherapy do’s and don’ts. Kathy Melfy, BSN, RN presented on “Empowering your patients,” and “Treating the Underlying Aspects of Inflammation in Venous Disease.” Kathy and Terri also participated on a panel about “Comminication with Patients.” Jackie McGrath presented a case study on “The Importance of Endovenous Thermal Ablation.” Susie Baker, BSN, RN presented a case study on KTS and gave a talk on “Verbal Anesthesia during procedures.” Janice Beans, RN presented case studies on KTS and unusual venous problems.
As you can see from the pictures below, we learned, we presented, we networked and we celebrated…Dr Morrison was elected President of the International Union of Phlebology during our week in Boston!!! YAY!!