AVF Programs & Initiatives

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Improving health care of patients with venous and lymphatic disorders through awareness, education and innovative research.

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A multi-discipline, international medical society, the AVF spearheads many innovative initiatives designed to further its goals and advance the mission.

  • Annual Meetings of the AVF bring together internationally recognized authorities on all aspects of venous disease, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. The objectives of these comprehensive meetings are to provide attendees with knowledge of current thinking in effective clinical management of venous disease and insight into the future directions from critical analysis of investigative findings.
     
  • Medical Education Programs include the Vein Forum: Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician, Fellows Courses in Venous Disease and the West Coast Vein Forum. Each program provides a complete curriculum with workshop components that addresses the need for more venous education during vascular training.
     
  • National Venous Screening Program provides public and professional education. It is the nation’s only dedicated non-profit screening effort. 
     
  • Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, launched in January 2013, publishes high quality clinical studies, research, case reports, techniques, reviews, venous and lymphatic images and practice management manuscripts related to all aspects of venous disease, lymphatic disease and wound care.
     
  • Vascular Quality Initiative® (VQI) of the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) in collaboration with AVF is designed to improve vascular healthcare. It provides an opportunity for individual providers, hospitals, and regional quality improvement groups to collect and analyze clinical data in an effort to improve patient care.
     
  • Handbooks of Venous Disorders include all essential information on proven therapies, new techniques and technologies, and new developments in the field. These handbooks are “the” quintessential references for physicians treating venous disease.