What is CHIVA?
CHIVA is the French acronym for “Cure conservatrice et Hemodynamique de l’Insuffisance Veineuse en Ambulatoire” (Conservative and Hemodynamic treatment of Venous Insufficiency in outpatients). CHIVA was first described by Claude Franceschi in 1988 and is an alternative to common procedures for varicose veins. The aim of the technique is to lower transmural pressure in the superficial venous system and avoid destruction of veins while decreasing pain, cost, and nerve damage.
About the CHIVA Education, Training, and Certification Program
In coordination with Dr. Smile Medical Group, based in Shanghai, China, Inteleos will be creating a full Global CHIVA Standards Program. This program will include education and training as well as a certification through our APCA Council.
The full program is expected to launch in 2023.
About Dr. Smile Medical Group
Shanghai Dr. Smile Medical Group is a leading medical organization focusing on vascular clinical practices and venous disease diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Smile Medical Group owns health service institutions, medical education platforms, medical technology, and medical devices R&D centers.
Global CHIVA Advisory Panel
- Words of appreciation from Dr. Claude Franceschi:
The Global CHIVA Advisory Panel consists of CHIVA subject matter experts from around the world who have contributed their expertise to support the development of the CHIVA global certification program. The panel is used as a sounding board and members may be asked to make recommendations or to provide important insights related to the CHIVA practice.
The current members of the Global CHIVA Advisory Panel are:
|Dr. Maria Caminati||Italy|
|Dr. Massimo Cappelli||Italy|
|Dr. Roberto Cuaranta||Spain|
|Dr. Michel Dadon||France|
|Dr. Luca De Siena||Italy|
|Dr. Roberto Delfrate||Italy|
|Dr. Xin Du||China|
|Dr. Stefano Ermini||Italy|
|Dr. José María Escribano||Spain|
|Dr. Felipe Puricelli Faccini||Brazil|
|Dr. Davide Foresti||Italy|
|Dr. Guglielmo Fornasari||Italy|
|Dr. Claude Franceschi||France|
|Dr. Gelfrido Galizi||Italy|
|Dr. Sergyi Kryzhanovskyi||Ukraine|
|Dr. Andres Jorge Kupelian||Argentina|
|Dr. Thanh-Phong Le||Vietnam|
|Dr. Erika Mendoza||Germany|
|Dr. Domenico Migaldi||Italy|
|Dr. Fausto Passariello||Italy|
|Dr. Mauro Pinelli||Italy|
|Dr. Juha Pitkaenen||Finland|
|Dr. Manuel Eugenio Senín Fernández||Spain|
|Dr. Qiang Zhang||China|
|Dr. Xiaoyin Zhu||China|
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Are you an expert in CHIVA who would like to become part of the Advisory Panel? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.