DVT Prevention Advocate SIGVARIS Partners with Medtrade for Seminar on Venous Disease & Compression Therapy

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SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression therapy and DVT prevention advocate, teams up with Medtrade to provide home medical equipment suppliers with information about venous disorders and fitting patients for medical compression therapy.

Home medical equipment providers find great value in becoming certified fitters because referring physicians want to have the confidence that their patients are being well taken care of.

SIGVARIS has teamed up with Medtrade, the largest event in the home medical equipment industry, to offer home medical equipment providers the opportunity to become certified fitters of compression therapy products this spring.

SIGVARIS‘ pre-conference event will take place on Tuesday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. and will cover topics such as the anatomy of the venous system, venous disorders and treatments, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, DVT, handling physician prescriptions and compression therapy.

Attendees will leave the seminar with knowledge about medical compression stockings as well as how to measure, fit and select the appropriate product for patients. The pre-conference is part of the annual spring Medtrade event. The cost to attend is $99 and those that attend should use the promo code SIGV11 by April 10 to receive the special pricing.

"We have held a pre-conference seminar in conjunction with Medtrade for more than three years, and our customers have both benefited and appreciated having the two events coincide,” says Judith Brannan, Education Manager for North America.

“Home medical equipment providers find great value in becoming certified fitters because referring physicians want to have the confidence that their patients are being well taken care of. The seminar is the perfect forum for medical equipment providers to, not only become certified fitters for compression garments but also, gain a better understanding of patients’ medical conditions and the types of products that would best benefit them,” Brannan adds.

SIGVARIS‘ Venous Disorders and Compression Therapy Seminar meets criteria for accreditation through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) for 7.25 CEU’s and the Board of Certification/ Accreditation International (BOC) for 6.75 CPE’s.

Those interested in the seminar may register online at http://www.medtrade.com by April 10. For specific questions about the SIGVARIS session or other upcoming fitter seminars, contact SIGVARIS‘ event coordinator at crystal(dot)samples(at)sigvaris(dot)com.

About Nielsen Business Expositions

Medtrade and Medtrade Spring are produced by Nielsen Expositions. Nielsen Expositions is a leading marketing-focused provider of integrated information and sales and marketing solutions, helping businesses go to market more effectively and efficiently. For more information, please visit http://www.medtrade.com or http://www.nielsen.com.

SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical graduated compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS, is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous insufficiency and venous disorders. SIGVARIS’ US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. SIGVARIS is a committed DVT prevention advocate. In addition to medical products, SIGVARIS also manufactures lifestyle and sports products based on its expertise in graduated compression therapy. http://www.sigvarisusa.com

SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Melissa Gwozdz
SIGVARIS Public Relations, North America
Email: Melissa(dot)Gwozdz(at)sigvaris(dot)com
Phone: 770- 632-2986
Fax: 770-631-4883


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