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American Venous Forum's 27th Annual Meeting - New Program Added: Allied Health Specialty Symposium

Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2015 --( The American Venous Forum's 27th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA will feature for the first time a Specialty Symposium dedicated to allied health interests. The symposium will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:10 - 4:10 pm at the Westin Mission Hills. Registration for the symposium is available at time of registration for the Annual Meeting or by registration for Specialty Symposia Only. Please visit to register.

“I am extremely pleased with the establishment and growth of the Allied Health Section/Session at the AVF. This and future sessions will give all an opportunity to showcase and share their current research and pertinent venous and lymphatic topics with all interested medical professionals.”
-Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, RPhS, ACVL, AVF Vice President

The Allied Health Specialty Symposium covers a wide range of topics regarding the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. With an emphasis on ultrasound, the goal of this session is to instruct attendees to anatomically and physiologically identify and define venous disease in order to set up a precise treatment plan. This session is intended for physicians*, non-physician providers (NP/PA), RNs/LPNs, sonographers, and other allied health care professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of venous disease.

“I am thrilled to be co-chairing the AVF Inaugural Allied Health Symposium. Our outstanding program offers a professional setting to hear experienced speakers lecture on basic and advanced topics that are instructive and practical. I am confident that our program will be a great resource for all health care professionals interested in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. I hope you will join us.”
-Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS

The 27th Annual Meeting will take place on February 25-27, 2015. To attend the Allied Health Specialty Symposium, registration is required. There is also Specialty Symposia Only registration available at lower rates. A discounted rate is being offered if registration is received by February 11, 2015. All registrations received after February 11, 2015 will be subject to the onsite rates. To register and find more information about the Annual Meeting, please visit

Allied Health Specialty Symposium Program and Faculty
Introduction and Welcome: Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS
The Complexities of Venous Anatomy & Physiology Unraveled: Jean White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS
Thorough Evaluation of the Deep System: Gail Size, BS, RVT, RVS, RPhS, FSVU
Generating an Accurate and Comprehensive Vein Mapping: Jean White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS
Correlating the Ultrasound Findings with the Clinical Picture and Creating a Well-Defined Treatment Plan: Cindy Felty, RN-CNP, FCCWS
Treating the Patient NOT the Diagnostic Findings: Cindy Felty, RN-CNP, FCCWS
Non-saphenous Superficial Vein Reflux: Typical Patterns, What and When to Treat, Complications, Treatment Modalities, and Outcomes: Kandy Hammond RN BSN MBA/HCM
Post Intervention Evaluation: Unearthing the Source of Recurrence: Linda Antonucci, RPhS, RVT, RDCS
Perioperative Duplex Ultrasound Following Endothermal Ablation of the Saphenous Vein: Is it Worthless?: Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh
Managing Patient Expectations and Improving Patient Outcomes: Cindy Felty, RN-CNP, FCCWS
Perioperative Anticoagulation Management and Outcomes for Endothermal Ablative Surgery: Glenn R. Jacobowitz, MD FACS RVT

“I am honored and excited to be part of the AVF Inaugural Allied Health Symposium! If you are a medical professional that is passionate about the venous system, would like to be part of history, and are interested in furthering your knowledge, please join us at this year’s conference!”
-Jean M. White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS, FSVU

*CME credit is available to physicians

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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