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American Venous Forum - Spring 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease

The Fellows Course in Venous Disease is presented for the benefit of fellows within the specialty of vascular surgery, interventional radiology, vascular medicine and associated programs. The Fellows Course is May 11-13, 2014 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey. Please visit www.veinforum.org for more information and to register.

New York, NY, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- On behalf of the American Venous Forum, Fellows are invited to attend the Spring Fellows Course in Venous Disease. The Fellows Course is May 11-13, 2014 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey. Please visit www.veinforum.org for more information and to register. The Fellows Course is funded through a Grant Program that covers registration and travel expenses. Specific reimbursement guidelines will be provided once registration is accepted.

The Fellows Course in Venous Disease is presented for the benefit of fellows within the specialty of vascular surgery, interventional radiology, vascular medicine and associated programs. These intimate gatherings of no more than 40 fellows from vascular and interventional radiology programs from around the country, along with a faculty consisting of experts in the field of venous disease and representatives from sponsoring companies, will prove to be a stimulating interaction for all.

The goal of the course is to educate and update the fellows regarding the latest theories and developments in the clinical practice of vein disease management. Fellows will gain an overall understanding of vein disease to allow them to successfully incorporate venous knowledge, skills and techniques into their overall practice as they make the transition from training to the clinical practice.

The course program will cover:
• Anatomy and pathophysiology of venous disorders and noninvasive diagnostics
• Chronic venous insufficiency (superficial & deep)
• Pregnancy, upper extremity venous issues, acute DVT and wound care
• Future of venous disease
• The business of venous disease

Course Director - Kathleen Gibson, MD
Dr. Gibson received her medical education at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. During her Vascular Surgery Fellowship, she worked in the laboratory of the late Dr. Eugene Strandness, and she considers him one of the strongest influences on her career. Dr. Gibson practices vascular surgery, treating both venous and arterial disorders in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Issaquah, Washington. She is in private practice in a group of five Vascular Surgeons. She is a co-medical director of a busy Diagnostic Vascular Laboratories. Her practice includes both in hospital practice and an outpatient vein center. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Gibson takes great interest in Vascular Disease research and clinical trials. She has been a Principal Investigator on 19 different clinical trials (varicose veins, surgical hemostasis, wound healing, and novel anticoagulants for thromboembolism). She has been author or co-author on multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Course Faculty and Committee Members:
Carl Black, MD
Sheila Coogan, MD
Ellen Dillavou, MD
Steven Elias, MD
Mark Garcia, MD
Manju Kalra, MD
Nicos Labropoulos, PhD
Peter Lawrence, MD
William Marston, MD
Mark Meissner, MD
Peter Pappas, MD

Spring Course Host - Steven Elias, MD is the Founder and Director of the Fellows Course in Venous Disease. He is the Director of Columbia Vein Programs a Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center of New York.

For registration, please visit www.veinforum.org.

The American Venous Forum (AVF) is dedicated to improving the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disease through education, research and technology. Membership is open to vascular surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals engaged in the care of patients with venous and lymphatic diseases.
Contact Information
American Venous Forum
Mia Beans
414-918-3184
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www.veinforum.org

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