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American Venous Forum - Vein Forum Course: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician

The American Venous Forum is hosting The Vein Forum Course: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician on September 5-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston, MA. The course is structured for the practicing venous specialist. The course will emphasize the clinical relevance to daily practice. The course will have didactics followed by panel discussions, and a full-day of case-based workshops. CME credits will be provided for this activity.

Boston, MA, May 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The American Venous Forum is hosting The Vein Forum Course: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician on September 5-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston, MA. The meeting is structured for the practicing venous specialist. CME credits will be provided for this activity.

Experts in venous disease will discuss topics related to:
-superficial disease
-deep venous disease
-venous obstruction
-venous thromboembolism
-pelvic venous congestion
-vascular malformation disease
-use of anticoagulants
-pharmacologic therapy for chronic venous disease
-wound care
-live ultrasound imaging of patients with a variety of venous disorders

Each topic will emphasize the clinical relevance to daily practice. Also a part of the course are panel discussions to allow participants to ask questions as it pertains to the topics discussed and how it relates to their clinical practice. The course will be limited to 50 registered attendees.

New this year, Case-Based Workshops (CBW) are incorporated into the course. The faculty will have a variety of simple to complex cases that will be presented to small groups, with the goal to understand the venous problem, the diagnostic modalities, the treatment options, the end results, and be able to apply the knowledge in similar scenarios encountered in daily clinical practice. The CBW are intended to demonstrate the indications and uses of the many products that are commercially available, and for the participants to ask the experts for guidance and recommendations in a variety of topics including:
-Compression and Wound Care
-Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
-IVC Filters
-Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis / Iliofemoral DVT
-Endovenous Laser Ablations
-Sclerotherapy
-Ultrasound

Faculty
Joseph Raffetto, MD - VA Boston Healthcare System - West Roxbury, MA (Course Director)
Ellen Dillavou, MD - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Steven Elias, MD - Englewood Hospital & Medical Center - Englewood, NJ
Chieh-Min Fan, MD - Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston, MA
Paul Gagne, MD - Southern Connecticut Vascular Center - Trumbull, CT
David Gillespie,MD - Southcoast Healthcare System - Potomac, MD
Mark Iafrati, MD - Tufts Medical Center - Boston, MA
William Marston, MD - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Patrick Muck, MD - Good Samaritan Hospital - Cincinnati, OH
Marc Passman, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
Julianne Stoughton, MD - Vein Solutions - Stoneham, MA
Harold Welch, MD - Lahey Clinic - Burlington, MA

If interested in learning how to better serve and advise patients living with venous disease, then please visit www.veinforum.org for more information and to register online.

Registration Fee:
AVF Member: $500.00
Non AVF Member: $600.00

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
Contact
www.veinforum.org

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