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American Venous Forum Registration Open: Vein Forum, Fellows Course

The American Venous Forum (AVF) will host the Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician on September 5-6, 2014 in Boston, MA. The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM; 14 credits meet the requirements for Self- Assessment. The AVF will also host the Fall 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease on December 5-7, 2014 in Houston, TX. Grants are available to cover attendees' expenses.

New York, NY, July 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician

The American Venous Forum (AVF) will host the Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician on September 5-6, 2014 in 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, a maximum of 14 credits meet the requirements for Self- Assessment. The course will be limited to 50 registered attendees. For more information and to register please visit www.veinforum.org.

The meeting is structured for the practicing venous specialist. 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

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 goals of understanding the venous problem, the diagnostic modalities, the treatment options, the end results, and to be able to apply the knowledge in similar scenarios encountered in daily clinical practice. CBW topis include Compression and Wound Care; Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS); IVC Filters; Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis / Iliofemoral DVT; Endovenous Laser Ablations: Thermal Tumescent, Non Thermal, Non Tumescent; Sclerotherapy; and, Ultrasound.

Fall 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease

The AVF will also host the Fall 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease on December 5-7, 2014 in 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 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 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

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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