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AVF deadline for abstracts is Sept. 21

The American Venous Forum has issued a call for scientific abstracts for its 29th Annual Meeting Feb. 14-17, 2017, in New Orleans. The deadline for submissions is by midnight on Sept. 21.

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.

The AVF only accepts electronic abstract submissions via the official abstract submission website. No more than two abstracts from the same institution will be selected for speaking slots (oral presentation and quick shot). Rules are available at

Submit an abstract at At the portal, Click the “Join Now” button to create an account. Upon creating an account, your unique Login ID and Access Key (password) will be emailed to you. Keep that email handy because you can log back into the system to edit your submission(s) using your unique Login ID and Access Key (password) through the abstract submission deadline.

In-depth instruction at pre-Congress sessions

Held the day before the annual ACP Annual Congress starts (Thursday, Nov. 3), pre-congress sessions provide practitioners with all-day instruction specific to four topic areas: Basic phlebology, Advanced phlebology (deep and superficial), Ultrasound, and Lymphedema and wound care.

These pre-congress sessions include workshops and demonstrations in: IVC filter placement, iliac venous stenting, IVUS, embolization, live ultrasound scanning, and compression wraps. Session size is limited and they are filling up quickly. Don't miss this chance to gain the tools needed to improve your practice and patient care.

Register today at!fees/cx7x.


The Vein Forum is Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown Chicago. Expert lectures combined with hands-on ultrasound sessions and interactive workshops create the ideal, intimate learning environment.

The Vein Forum is for clinicians in the fields of vascular surgery, interventional radiology, phlebology, interventional cardiology, hematology, vascular medicine, surgery, family practice, and cardiology.

This course will provide clinicians a unique educational opportunity beyond a basic introduction to venous disease. State-of-the-art lectures by leaders in venous disease are complemented by case-based workshops, live case demonstrations with audience participation and video presentations.

The workshops will focus on:

  • Endovenous Ablation Methods
  • Ultrasound
  • Wound Care / Compression
  • Sclerotherapy
  • IVC Filters
  • Pharmaco Mechanical Thrombolysis / Angioplasty and Stenting / IVUS
  • Pelvic Venous Embolization and Sclerotherapy

The faculty interaction is crucial to the clinicians fully benefiting from this course. The faculty consists of AVF leaders in the field of venous disease and local experts from each host site. Committee members & faculty include: Patrick Muck, MD – Chair; Mark Iafrati, MD – Chair –Elect; Julianne Stoughton MD – Past Chair; Joseph D. Raffetto, MD; Dawn M. Coleman, MD; Steven Elias, MD; M. Ashraf Mansour, MD; Mark Meissner MD; Patricia Thorpe, MD; Ruth Bush MD; and Jay Gordon Wright, MD

About the hotel: A special rate has been secured at the Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel over the dates of the meeting of $239 plus tax (which is currently 17.4% off). Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-303-0104. Request the American Venous Forum Group Rate.To register, see:


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Deborah Manjoney, MD, FACS, RPVI, opened the Wisconsin Vein Center and MediSpa in 2002, and in 2004 she left her 18-year practice in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery to devote herself to fulltime practice of phlebology. She was one of the first in the area to add the “medispa” concept to her practice. Please see her comprehensive aticle on what has happened to all the government regulations this year on Page 1.

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