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There is Still Time to Register for the American Venous Forum - Spring 2014 Fellows Course in Venous Disease.

New York, NY, March 25, 2014 --( On behalf of the American Venous Forum, Fellows are invited to attend the Spring Fellows Course in Venous Disease. The Fellows Course is May 11-13, 2014 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey. Please visit for more information and to register.

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.

Course Description

The Fellows Course in Venous Disease is presented for the benefit of fellows within the specialty of vascular surgery, interventional radiology, vascular medicine and associated programs. 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

The goal of the course is to educate and update the 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.

Course Director

Kathleen Gibson, MD

Course Faculty

Carl Black, MD

Sheila Coogan, MD

Ellen Dillavou, MD

Steven Elias, MD

Mark Garcia, MD

Jennifer Heller, MD

Manju Kalra, MD

Nicos Labropoulos, PhD

Peter Lawrence, MD

William Marston, MD

Mark Meissner, MD

Peter Pappas, MD

Fellows Grant - Travel Reimbursement

The Fellows Course is funded through a Grant Program that covers registration and travel expenses. To be eligible for the grant, all participants are required to attend the entire course. Each Fellow will receive two nights of lodging at the designated hotel, transportation to and from the airport, and food and beverage supplied during the course. AVF will reimburse travel expenses up to a total of $550. Specific reimbursement guidelines will be provided once registration is accepted.

Spring Course Host

Steven Elias, MD is the Founder and Director of the Fellows Course in Venous Disease. He is the Director of Columbia Vein Programs a Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center of New York.


For registration, please visit

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.

Contact Information:

American Venous Forum

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