Boston, MA, July 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician
September 5-6, 2014, Boston, MA
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM listed above, a maximum of 14 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.
The meeting is structured for the practicing venous specialist. Experts in venous disease will discuss topics related to: superficial disease, vascular malformation disease, deep venous disease, use of anticoagulants, venous obstruction, pharmacologic therapy for chronic venous disease, venous thromboembolism, wound care, pelvic venous congestion, and 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.
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 CBWs will cover a variety of topics including Compression and Wound Care, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), IVC Filters, Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis / Iliofemoral DVT, Endovenous Laser Ablations, Sclerotherapy, and Ultrasound. The course will be limited to 50 registered attendees. AVF members receive a discounted registration fee for the course.For more information and to register please visit www.veinforum.org.
Course faculty includes: Joseph Raffetto, MD - Course Director, Ellen Dillavou, MD, Steven Elias, MD, Chieh-Min Fan, MD, Paul Gagne, MD, David Gillespie, MD, Mark Iafrati, MD, William Marston, MD, Patrick Muck, MD, Marc Passman, MD, Julianne Stoughton, MD, Harold Welch, MD, and Peter Wolstenholme, RVT.
Fall 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease
December 5-7, 2014, Houston, TX
The Fellows Course in Venous Disease is funded through a Grant Program that covers fellows' registration and travel expenses. The goal of the course is to educate and update 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. Please visit www.veinforum.org for more information and to register.
These intimate gatherings of no more than 40 fellows from vascular and interventional radiology programs prove to be a stimulating interaction for all. 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, and the business of venous disease/
Faculty interaction is crucial to the fellows fully benefitting from this course. The faculty consists of AVF leaders in the field of venous disease and local experts from each host site. Committee members and faculty include: Kathleen Gibson, MD - Course Director, Carl Black, MD, Sheila Coogan, MD, Ellen Dillavou, MD, Steven Elias, MD, Mark Garcia, MD, Jennifer Heller, MD, Manju Kalra, MD, Peter Lawrence, MD, William Marston, MD and Peter Pappas, MD.
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.