The Vein Forum

Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician

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The 2014 Vein Forum Course was held September 5-6, 2014 in Boston, MA.


The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 14 credits meet the requirements for Self- Assessment.


Dr. Joseph Raffetto is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the VA Boston in West Roxbury Massachusetts, and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His research interests are in the pathogenesis of varicose veins and he has published extensively in the mechanisms of venous wall vasoactive function, endothelial relaxation pathway in veins, and the interactions of matrix metalloproteinases in vein wall dilation. He is actively involved in several AVF committees including research, guidelines, and venous registry.



Faculty interaction is crucial to the clinicians 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:

Joseph Raffetto, MD, Chair
Ellen Dillavou, MD
Steven Elias, MD
Chieh-Min Fan, MD
David Gillespie, MD
Mark Iafrati, MD
William Marston, MD
Marc Passman, MD
Julianne Stoughton, MD
Harold Welch, MD