The Vein Forum

Comprehensive Venous Management for the Practicing Clinician

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September 5-6, 2014
Hyatt Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts


Click here to register. There is a limit of 50 registered attendees. CME credits including self-assessment credits will be provided for this course.


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.


High quality education is the leading principle of the American Venous Forum. 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:

  • Compression and Wound Care
  • Ultrasound
  • IVC Filters
  • Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis / Iliofemoral DVT
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation and Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)


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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.


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


Dress for The Vein Forum is casual, including dinners. Industry representatives are encouraged to attend the lectures and participate in the social aspects of this meeting.


Hyatt Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA 02128
Telephone: (617) 568-1234

Experience a luxurious, eco-friendly Boston waterfront hotel on the harbor’s edge. Hyatt Boston Harbor at Boston’s Logan Airport features breathtaking views of the beautiful city skyline and is the most environmentally friendly waterfront hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.  Our incredible location along the historic Boston waterfront offers easy access to top city attractions via a comfortable water taxi to downtown.


A special rate has been secured over the dates of the meeting of $209.00 plus tax (which is currently 14.45%). Reservations can be made by contacting the Hyatt Boston Harbor directly at 888-421-1442; be sure to mention AVF to receive the group’s discounted rate. Reservations can also be made online by visiting Reservations must be made by August 13, 2014 to guarantee the group rate. After this deadline, or if the block of rooms sells out prior to the deadline, availability and rates cannot be guaranteed. Check-in time at the hotel is 3:00 pm; checkout is 12:00 noon.


Supporters flying into Boston should use Boston’s Logan Airport.
The Hyatt Boston Harbor offers a complimentary 24 hour shuttle to and from the airport terminals and public transportation.
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