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Welcome to Virtual Vein Center

Virtual Vein Center is a group of noted physicians, sonographers, scientists, and educators who are dedicated to providing an online educational resource for the knowledge and techniques they use on a daily basis.

Our online Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and professional development materials and presentations are designed to offer you convenience and flexibility while earning CME credits and further developing your professional knowledge and skills.

The authors of our CME courses are nationally and internationally recognized experts in all aspects of the field of vascular ultrasound. Meet our course authors!

Our management team has decades of experience in vascular ultrasound and phlebology. Their goal is to provide you with the best CME course materials possible and make sure your experience with Virtual Vein Center is absolutely excellent.  Meet our management team!

Why should I Take a CME Course Online?

If you are in need of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to either develop, maintain, or increase your knowledge, skills, and professional performance, taking quality CME courses online can save you considerable time and money, while still offering a fulfilling and effective learning experience.

Online CME Courses Offer Convenience

Medical professionals are busy people and time is a critical, and often scarce, asset. Taking CME courses online gives you the ability to decide when and where you take your course. You are in control of your schedule and you don’t have to factor in travel times to and from a CME event.

Online CME Courses Save You Money

Traveling to a live CME event doesn’t just cost you time, but actual money in travel expenses. When considering the cost of any CME course, always factor in the time spent away from work and the expenses you will incur getting to and from the course.

Online CME Credits Count

All of our online CME courses give a detailed summary of the AMA PRA Category 1 credits they provide upon completion. These credits are commensurate with those given for the attendance and participation of a live CME event.

How do I get started with an online CME course?

Getting started is easy!  Simply choose and purchase the courses you need, and then view them at your convenience.   

Getting Your CME Credits

Once you’ve followed the course presentation, take the quiz assessing the knowledge gained and if successful, your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be immediately available for both download and print.

Individual Online CME Courses

We offer a tremendous range of Ultrasound and Venous Treatment CME courses. Visit our Course Page to learn more and select the courses you need.

Bundled Online CME Courses

Our bundled CME courses are perfect for those trying to obtain a number of CME Credits and provide a fundamental knowledge base with some advanced learning. We have CME packages for both Venous and Vascular Ultrasound Courses. See our Bundled Courses here.

Have More Questions?

Visit our Welcome page to learn more about taking Virtual Vein Center’s online courses to get your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Online CME Course Credits

We have partnered with North Country Vascular Diagnostics in order to provide you with Category 1 Credit for many of the courses offered. Your courses, results, and CME will be stored in your account for future reference.

Taking an Online CME Course

To view a course, simply choose the title from the course tab at "your account" and navigate through the links highlighted in blue under the course outline. You must successfully complete each activity before proceeding to the next. 

 

 

Online CME Credit

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Albany Medical College and North Country Vascular Diagnostics. Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Albany Medical College designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, the video below provides an overview of the Virtual Vein Center web site including presentation examples, how to navigate through the course, claim your CME Credit, and all the other resources available.

Welcome Presentation 

 

Duplex Ultrasound CME Course Special!

For a limited time, we are pleased to offer you a CME course at a greatly reduced price.

While not specific to veins, duplex ultrasound has broad application in the entire vascular system. In fact, the impetus for development was for the study of the extracranial carotid arteries.  Ultrasound has proven extremely accurate in this application but controversies over various diagnostic criteria persists.

Do you know what criteria you use and how it was developed?

Do you know how a gold standard or correlative test is actually measured in determining the degree of stenosis?

We have developed a presentation that covers criteria for categorizing disease in the extracranial carotid arteries with duplex ultrasound. Additionally, a number of clinical trials affecting the clinical course of these patients and the measurement methodologies employed by other imaging technologies are outlined.

Simply create a Virtual Vein Center user account and then register for the course "Measurement Methodology and Duplex Ultrasound Criteria in Extracranial Carotid Examination" found in the ultrasound interpretation section or to go there click the link Trial Course   At checkout, simply enter the promotional code  vvcpromo  click the blue ADD COUPON link, and a 50% discount will be applied! 

System requirements: Compatible with both MAC and PC operating systems, requires a current internet browser and a high speed connection is recommended. The video presentations are in a standard MPG4 format and viewable on any current video player.