Fellows Course in Venous Disease

On behalf of the American Venous Forum, we invite you to join us at the Fellows Course in Venous Disease.


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Fall Fellows Course

December 2-4, 2016
Los Angeles, CA


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 non-invasive 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.


Faculty interaction is crucial to the fellows fully benefitting 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:

Carl Black, MD
Ellen Dillavou, MD
Steven Elias, MD
Mark Garcia, MD
Jennifer Heller, MD
Manju Kalra, MD
Peter Lawrence, MD
William Marston, MD
Mark Meissner, MD
Peter Pappas, MD


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. This includes travel to and from the course (i.e., coach airfare, gas mileage, train ticket, etc.), parking and nominal food and beverage purchases on days of travel. Note: Alcoholic beverages will not be reimbursed. A travel reimbursement form will be provided. Each Fellow must complete their own reimbursement form and forward it to the AVF office along with itemized receipts in order to receive reimbursement. NOTE: Failure to attend the entire course will result in forfeiture of any travel reimbursement.