Boston, MA, June 13, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The American Venous Forum is hosting the 4th annual 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. The course will be limited to 50 registered attendees. Visit www.veinforum.org for more information and to register.
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.
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
Joseph Raffetto, MD (Course Director)
Ellen Dillavou, MD
Steven Elias, MD
Chieh-Min Fan, MD
Paul Gagne, MD
Mark Iafrati, MD
William Marston, MD
Patrick Muck, MD
Marc Passman, MD
Julianne Stoughton, MD
Harold Welch, MD
Peter Wolstenholme, RVT
If interested or know of other professional clinicians that would like to better serve and advise their patients living with venous disease, then please visit www.veinforum.org for more information and to register online. Seating is limited so early registration is highly recommended.
Registration for AVF members is $500.00. Registration for non AVF members is $600.00.
If you are interested in joining the AVF, please visit www.veinforum.org to complete the online membership application.
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.