Pelvic Venous Disorders – From Presentation to Referral

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This live broadcast moderated by Prof Gloria Salazar (University of North Carolina, US) brings together and expert panel including Mrs Angie White (The Whiteley Clinic, UK) and Dr Esteban Javier Malo Benages (University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid, Spain) to discuss how pelvic venous disorders are a challenging group of pathologies that impact the lives of millions of women.

The experts will discuss how patients can be presented with a complex array of symptoms that make it harder to identify the cause of the chronic pelvic pain. Using case based discussion experts will share their experience in how they have made a difference to their patients.  


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Angie White

Angie White

Gloria Salazar

Gloria Salazar

Esteban Javier Malo Benages

Esteban Javier Malo Benages

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Welcome and Introduction

The patient's journey to a correct diagnosis

Dr Malo will provide an overview as to when a patient will need to seek help, touching on signs to look out for and symptoms.

How to confidently diagnose PeVD

Mrs Angie White will present on diagnostic modalities and focus on pelvic USS.

Overview of Treatment

Dr Salazar will touch on procedure technicalities and summarise outcomes.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand and recognise the symptoms of chronic pelvic pain of venous origin
  • Learn about how to diagnose PeVD and differentiate from other conditions
  • Understand the basic concepts of treatment options available, and tips for managing patient expectations

Target Audience

  • General practitioners
  • Sonographers with an interest in pelvic imaging
  • Gynaecologist
  • Chronic pain management physicians
  • Physiotherapist for pelvic floor disorders

Faculty Biographies

Angie White

Angie White

Angie attended university at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in 2000. Angie worked at the University of Oxford in the University Laboratory of Physiology. 

Angie graduated in 2005 from the University of Colorado Hospital Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, and worked as a Sonographer (and later Supervisor) in the Ultrasound Department at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Angie started at the end of 2015 with The Whiteley Clinic, and has come to have a special interest in Pelvic Venous Incompetence and enjoys research in venous disorders.

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Esteban Javier Malo Benages

Esteban Javier Malo Benages

Dr Esteban Javier Malo Benages is a Vascular surgeon specializing in endovascular procedures. Dr Malo has focused on diagnosis and treatment of pelvic venous disorders for over ten years.

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Gloria Salazar

Gloria Salazar

An accomplished radiologist, Dr Gloria Salazar is the Division Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR), Vice Chair of Diversity and Health Equity, and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of North Carolina.

Distinguished as a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR), Dr Gloria Salazar has an extensive background in women's health advocacy and has established herself as a subspecialty leader/expert and practitioner volunteer for underserved populations. She played an instrumental role in developing the Program for Fibroids at MGH, which provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating fibroids in women, improving patient-centered care, and informed decision-making.

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