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The Future of Below-The-Knee Treatment: A Look at CLI Guidelines, Clinical Trials and Outcomes



Moderator & Panelist:
Robert Beasley, MD 
Vascular Specialist
Palm Vascular Centers, Miami Beach, FL


Bret N. Wiechmann, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM
Medical Director
Vascular & Interventional Physicians

Michael Lichtenberg, MD
Vascular Center Arnsberg, Germany

Daniel van den Heuvel
Interventional Radiologist
Saint Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands



Provided by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company.

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This activity is designed for Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Cardiologist, Nurses, Podiatrists, and Wound care Physicians.


After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  1. Understand the current global guidelines for CLI treatment and apply them to practice
  2. Identify the importance of wound healing as an outcome in CLI clinical trials
  3. Recognize current and future below-the-knee treatment options for CLI patients.


To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: September 8, 2023
Expiration Date: September 8, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

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The faculty has reported the following:

Robert E. Beasley, MD, FSIR, FSCAI - has nothing to disclose.

Bret N. Wiechmann, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM - AngioDynamics: Consultant (Ongoing)|BD: Advisory Board (Ongoing)|Boston Scientific Corporation: Advisory Board (Ongoing)|Boston Scientific Corporation: Consultant (Ongoing)

Michael Lichtenberg, MD - has nothing to disclose.

Daniel van den Heuvel, MD – to be disclosed prior to presentation.



Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
University of Bern
Head of Interventional Radiology
Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, sede Civico
Lugano, Switzerland



The planning committee is comprised of: George Adams, MD, MHS, MBA, FACC, FSCAI; Marianne Brodmann, MD; Yolanda Bryce, MD; Thomas Davis, MD; Anahita Dua, MD; Lawrence A. Garcia, MD; Carmen Heaney, RN, BSN, CCRC; Fadi Saab, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Lee Ruotsi,MD; Eric Scott, MD; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Craig Walker, MD; Thomas Zeller, MD; and MaryEllen Fama, Liz Minor, Samantha Joy, Andrea Zimmerman EdD, Walter Anacarrow, and Kathy Edwards, HMP Education.

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Commercial Support

The following companies have provided educational grants in support of this activity:

Micro Medical Solutions