Phlebology Refresher Course

The Phlebology Refresher course will be held in conjunction with the ACP Annual Scientific Meeting which will be held in Auckland on the 2 May 2020. The ASM will follow from the 2 - 5 May 2020.

The Phlebology Refresher Course is a 1-day intensive course on all aspects of the training curriculum of the Australasian College of Phlebology.

The course is aimed at:

-Those looking to apply for phlebology training and wanting to see what is involved in the college training program
-College trainees looking to supplement their knowledge of the training modules
-Those practising Phlebology looking to refresh their knowledge
-Members looking to undergo the College’s FARE knowledge exam
-International doctors looking to experience the College’s training
-Allied health professionals (sonographers, physiotherapists, nurses and practice managers) looking   for education in how Phlebology is practiced

For further information on the Phlebology Refresher Course proceed to the conference website here 

ACP Online Ultrasound Courses

Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology (C.U.P): Fundamentals and technology of duplex imaging

Course Content:Basic acoustic physics, sound waves, interaction of ultrasound with tissue, transmission, reflection, attenuation,  transducers, ultrasound pulse formation, phased array technology, beam sweeping, beam steering, emission to display process, scanlines, focusing, gain compensation, axial, lateral resolution, slice thickness, temporal resolution and frame rate, 2D system controls, effective use of transducers, 2D artifacts, hemodynamics, Poiseuille’s law, Bernoulli principals, resistance, pressure, volume flow, basic Doppler principles, color Doppler, flow directionality, Doppler system controls, and spectral Doppler interpretation.

The Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology (C.U.P.) is in line with the ACP Training requirements to achieve procedural credentialing in Endovenous laser and Radiofrequency.

Participants who complete the course will be awarded a Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology (C.U.P.)

Duration: 1 year
Prerequisites: None for doctors and specialists. ACP approved graduate level qualification is required for those training in sonography.
Assessment: Written Exam
Course delivery: Online
Award: Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology (C.U.P.)
Note: access to duplex ultrasound and some clinical hands-on experience with duplex ultrasound is assumed

Advanced Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology (A.C.U.P): Advanced technology topics and clinical Applications of ultrasound imaging in phlebology

Course Content: Interpretation of color, spectral and power Doppler; Doppler artifacts, power, intensity, biological safety of ultrasound, quality control, advanced processing, harmonic imaging, spatial compounding, frequency compounding, 3D/4D, matrix array transducers, elastography, synthetic aperture, digital system processing, DICOM, PACS

Clinical applications: lower extremity venous imaging, upper extremity venous imaging, lower limb arterial, abdominal vascular applications, basics of cerebrovascular examinations, case reviews

Duration: 1 Year
Prerequisites: Successful completion of C.U.P.
Assessment: Written Exam
Course delivery: Online
Award: Advanced Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology (A.C.U.P.)
Note: considerable clinical hands-on experience with duplex ultrasound is required.

To register for the online ultrasound courses please contact the college office on