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American Venous Forum Upcoming Educational Meetings

The American Venous Forum will host two more educational meetings in 2014. The Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician is on September 5-6 in Boston, MA. This accredited course is structured for practicing venous specialists. The Fall 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease is on December 5-7 in Houston, TX. This course is structured for fellows in vascular and interventional radiology programs. Space is limited for both meetings.

Boston, MA, July 16, 2014 --( The 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
- 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.

The faculty will have a variety of simple to complex cases that will be presented to small groups (case-based workshops), 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 case-based workshops 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: Thermal Tumescent, Non Thermal, Non Tumescent; Sclerotherapy; and, Ultrasound. The course will be limited to 50 registered attendees. For more information and to register please visit

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.

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

If you are interested or know of other fellows who could benefit from attending this course, then please visit for more information and to register.

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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