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American Venous Forum 26th Annual Meeting - David S. Sumner Venous Summit: When Things Go Wrong - A Rare Case of Mismanagement

The increasing number of practitioners who treat patients with venous disease is creating an unexpected side effect - a substantial variation in care patterns and quality. The outcomes are not always desirable for patients and for venous disease in general. The time has come for professional societies to take a hard look at this situation and decide what can be done to improve it.

New Orleans, LA, January 22, 2014 --( During the American Venous Forum 26th Annual Meeting experts will come together on February 19, 2014 in New Orleans, LA for the course David S. Sumner Venous Summit: When Things Go Wrong - A Rare Case of Mismanagement.

"Care for patients with primary chronic venous disease is not a simple task. It can be especially challenging, when complications occur, or medical mistakes happens. During the David S. Sumner Venous Summit a panel of world renowned experts will address a broad spectrum of issues around such a case including the most recent requirements, recommendations and best practices in areas ranging from accreditation of vein centers, treatment of varicose veins, managing SSV reflux, dealing with EHIT, cost effectiveness of care, post-procedural swelling, PE, and post-thrombotic syndrome. Panel presentations will be followed by discussion on determination of medical necessity by the health insurance industry, use of guidelines and publications in courts, and the role of professional societies in improving the quality of care." -Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD

To attend this course, Annual Meeting registration is required. The Annual Meeting will take place on February 19-22, 2014. To register and find more information about the Annual Meeting, please visit

David S. Sumner Venous Summit Program and Faculty

Case Introduction
Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD

Complexity of Care For Patients With Venous And Lymphatic Diseases - What Are The Optimal Settings?
Lowell Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh

Current Paradigm of Managing Primary Chronic Venous Disease
Jose Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Controversies In Management of SSV Reflux
Alun Davies, MD

Management of Limb Swelling After Superficial Veins Treatment
Thom Rooke, MD

Cost-Effective Management of Patients Post Venous Ablations
Mark Meissner, MD

Current Paradigm of Managing EHIT
Peter Lawrence, MD

Current Paradigm Of Managing PE
Anthony Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC

Current Paradigm of Managing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
Thomas Wakefield, MD

Things Go Wrong - Ethical And Legal Aspects
James Brazeau, Esq.

When Things Go Wrong - Insurance Point of View
George McPheeters, MD, FACS

When Things Go Wrong - The Role of Professional Societies
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh

A discounted rate is being offered if registration is received by February 11, 2014. All registrations received after February 11, 2014 will be subject to the onsite rates.

The Annual Meeting has been approved by the The American College of Surgeons for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. The David S. Sumner Venous Summit has been approved by The American College of Surgeons for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM; of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM listed above, a maximum of 4 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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.
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