Dr. Harper’s Musing from the American College of Phlebology 2015 Meeting Day Two

Share This Post

Friday, 13 November 2015


It was  a wonderful day to be in Orlando, with a beautiful sunrise for day two of the ACP2015 Annual Meeting .

The morning started with breakfast with my fellow members of the 2016 American College of Phlebology Leadership Academy.  This was our second opportunity to have a face to face meeting.   I met with the four clinicians that I am coaching in this journey.

Their leadership projects that for this year will promote awareness and safety in Phlebology.   As with most coaching opportunities, I am confident I will benefit  more that those I lead.   What a privilege to share in the lives of like minded men and women.

Today was filled with abstract presentations from physicians on advances in vein care.   I added to my bucket list today.  I want to go to Germany to visit Dr. Ragg to learn more about his novel post treatment protocols that dramatically improve outcomes.

Varithena: A New Sclerotherapy Treatment Discussed At The American College Of Phlebology Meeting


At lunch we learned more about Varithena. It is the first FDA approved foam for sclerotherapy.   VSS is one of the first centers in the southeast to offer Varithena.   Look for a blog article on Varithena soon.

The afternoon was filled with continuing education in ultrasound.   Even though I have all the ultrasound credentials life is all about learning.   The educational day ended with observing  Terri Harper, APRN leading a sclerotherapy treatment training workshop.  She did a great job teaching something she is passionate about.

The day came to a close with the opening reception with friends and vendors.   It is always a fun time and an chance to make new friends and visit the vendor booths. My office manager probably wishes she had taken my credit card!

The highlight for the day was saved for our yearly friends dinner with Terri Harper, Jeannie and Robert Barrett and Neal Reynolds.  We missed our friend Rick Owen.  This annual event with lifelong Phlebology colleagues is something we look forward to.   Robert hosted this year’s reunion at Vito’s Chop Shop.  Man was it good forget about the diet tonight.

Back in our room the glow of the day was dampened by the news from Paris with the terrorist attack.   It brings back memories for Terri and me.  We were two of maybe 35 Americans at the 2001 Rome UIP vein meeting when the 9/11 attack occurred.   I remember how difficult it was to be  away from family at a time like this.  I, also, remember how kind the Italians were to us.   We pray for our French colleagues and for the families of those whose lost their lives and those who were injured.

Looking forward to day three…

Over 18,000 Procedures Performed

Dr. Kenneth Harper, founder of Vein Specialists of the South, has evaluated more than 22,000 patients and performed over 18,000 procedures since 2000. Dr. Harper is a leader in comprehensive vein care, having focused on diagnosis and treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and leg swelling since 1997.


It’s just 3 easy steps…

Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon





Vein Specialists of the South Macon


*Individual Results May Vary

Vein Specialists of the South Macon

More To Explore


Choose Your Location

Macon: 478-743-2472

Warner Robins: 478-743-2472

Locust Grove: 470-880-8346

Are embarrassing Varicose Veins keeping you from wearing shorts?

  • Understand the underlying cause of varicose veins.
  • Determine if your unsightly varicose veins could be more than a cosmetic concern.
  • Learn what to expect at your vein evaluation.
  • Choose the best treatment options to meet your needs.

Ready to learn how we can help you enjoy Better Veins for Life®?
Complete the information below to receive a FREE resource about varicose veins.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By signing up for this content, you will receive a limited series of e-mails on this subject matter and how we can help.