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American Venous Forum - Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The American Venous Forum (AVF) will hold its 27th Annual Meeting on February 25-27, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA. The AVF Annual Meeting offers high-quality scientific analysis to those physicians interested in research, education and clinical investigation in the field of venous diseases. AVF encourages all of its colleagues to participate in this growing educational program by submission of a formal abstract for standard oral, quick shot presentation, poster presentation or poster display.

New York, NY, September 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The American Venous Forum (AVF) will hold its 27th Annual Meeting on February 25-27, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA. The AVF Annual Meeting offers high-quality scientific analysis to those physicians interested in research, education and clinical investigation in the field of venous diseases. AVF encourages all of its colleagues to participate in this growing educational program by submission of a formal abstract for standard oral, quick shot presentation, poster presentation or poster display. For more inforormation, please visit www.veinforum.org.

Deadline-
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:59 pm (EST). To submit an abstract please visit www.veinforum.org

Rules for Submission
Abstract Submission Process
The abstract submission site can be found on the AVF website. Once on the abstract submission site, login using an existing login and password or create a new user account. Residents/Fellows should indicate their interest in being considered for awards during the abstract submission process.
Please Note: The AVF only accepts electronic abstract submissions via the AVF website. Only two abstracts per institution will be selected for oral presentation and quick-shot presentation.

Abstracts must meet the following criteria:
* The work should be original and not previously published or presented.
* No reference should be made in the abstract to the names or institutions of the authors.
* Abstracts must be structured as follows: 1) Background 2) Methods 3) Results 4) Conclusions
* Abstract text must be between 50 (minimum) and 425 (maximum) words.
* Each table and/or graph will count as 25 words in the total word count.

Abstracts must be submitted under one of the following categories:
- Anti-Coagulation
- Basic Science
- Chronic Vein Obstruction
- Compression/Wound Care
- Diagnostic Testing and Imaging
- Lymphedema
- Superficial Vein Disease
- Venous Thromboembolism/IVC Filters

Presentation Types
* Oral Presentation: 10 minutes in length
* Quick Shot Presentation: 5 minutes in length and will feature case reports, preliminary results, early data, small series or interesting cases
* Poster Presentation: Authors will be given the opportunity to provide a 3-minute oral presentation of their work during a moderated poster grand rounds session.
* Poster Display: Posters are displayed during the meeting. There is no presentation.

Author presentation preference will be given every consideration; however, the final determination will be made by the Program Committee.

Publication Policy
Authors accepted for oral presentation, poster and quick shot presentations at the AVF Annual Meeting are strongly encouraged to submit a formal manuscript to be considered for journal publication. The Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders is the official journal of the American Venous Forum.

Awards
SERVIER Traveling Fellowship
The Servier Traveling Fellowship is open to fellows and residents in a vascular training program in the continental United States. Abstracts submitted must represent original, basic or clinical research in venous or lymphatic disease. The Servier Traveling Fellowship will provide two fellows/residents an opportunity to travel to the AVF 27th Annual Meeting then to the European Venous Forum in June (2015) to present their research. The research of the fellow/resident recipients is selected through a competitive peer review process.

Eligibility for the SERVIER Traveling Fellowship:

* Applicant must be a Resident or Fellow in a vascular training program in the United States.
* Applicant must provide name and phone number of Program Director.
* Applicant must submit an abstract for consideration to the American Venous Forum by Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:59 pm EST and indicate interest in being considered for this award during the abstract submission process.

BSN-Jobst Research Grant
The BSN-JOBST Research Grant provides a $100,000 research grant ($50,000 per year for two years) chosen through a competitive peer review selection process.

Eligibility for the BSN-JOBST Research Grant
* The BSN-JOBST Research Grant is intended as seed money for research in clinical or basic sciences in the field of venous and lymphatic disorders
* The award is intended for residents, fellows, and young faculty of less than five years from the end of their vascular training
* The award is designed to provide a foundation of research to build on future work and grants for mentored and independent research
Application Process
* Applicants must submit a completed Application (See BSN-JOBST Template, please only use template, proposals not on the standard template will not be accepted for review)
* The research project must include the objectives of the research and the methodology to be employed in the study
* The sponsor of the project must be a member of American Venous Forum (AVF) and he/she is required to submit a letter of support and verification of resources available to support the project. In addition, the candidate must submit their curriculum vitae. The deadline is October 27, 2014.

For more information 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
Contact
www.veinforum.org

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