The 2020 appropriate use criteria for chronic lower extremity venous disease of the American Venous Forum, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, and the Society of Interventional Radiology
Presented at the Thirty-first Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum, Rancho Mirage, Calif, February 19-22, 2019.
March 5th (Thursday) 7:00pm
This year’s Gala is taking on a new look. Drs. Elna Masuda and Joann Lohr invite you to join them for “AVF’s Got Talent” at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
DINNER – Your evening begins with a cold beverage followed by regionally inspired food stations.
AWARDS – Following dinner, Dr. Brajesh Lal will present the awards for:
- 2020 VENOUS2020 Best Abstract Presentation
- 2020 VENOUS2020 Best Poster
- 2020 AVF-JOBST Research Grant Awardee
ENTERTAINMENT – Lights will go down and your talented AVF friends & colleagues will take the stage.
- Be amazed by world-renowned master magician Peter Gloviczki
- Enjoy the serenading of songster Bo Ekloff
- Roar with laughter with comedian Ken Slaw
- Memorialize your evening with Jeff Mendola, bringing your favorite cartoon and Sesame Street characters to life
If you have a talent you would like to share, contact Jeff Mendola at Jeffrey@VeinForum.org
TICKETS – “AVF’s got Talent” Ticket includes (price $175 / person):
- Cocktails & non-alcoholic beverages
- Dessert & Coffee
Three Ways to Purchase Tickets:
- Purchase when registering for VENOUS2020 AVF Annual Meeting
- Contact AVF Office (855-VENOUS1 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
- AVF CENTRAL at VENOUS2020 in the Exhibit Hall
Any questions, please contact Jeff Mendola at Jeffrey@VeinForum.org.
Nasim Hedayati, MD
The American Venous Forum Fall Fellow, Resident and Early Career course took place on December 6th and 7th at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The faculty included Drs. Haraldur Bjarnason, John Carson, Steve Elias, Nasim Hedayati, Mark Meissner, and Peter Lawrence. The course had 42 registrants, with fellows, residents and attendees from vascular surgery, general surgery, interventional radiology, cardiology, and vascular medicine. Attendees hailed from all regions of the US; we had two international attendees as well. The course focused on superficial and deep venous disease and treatment in an interactive format, with hands-on sessions with industry partners, and concluded with a well-received game show “Password” to test the group’s knowledge with give-away prizes. The feedback from attendees about course content and organization was excellent.
This is a testament to the continued success of the Resident/Fellow course over the last 15 years thanks to Dr. Steve Elias’ tireless leadership. This year was the first year the course’s name was changed as we targeted early career physicians take advantage of this excellent opportunity. As membership in the AVF was required for the trainees to get reimbursement, we hope that the enthusiasm of the faculty and the benefits of the society will serve as an impetus for continued membership and contribution of these young physicians in the AVF.Thank you for the excellent course, well organized. Practical, well-chosen lectures!
– Isaac Eisenstein, MD
Earlier this month, Dr. Elna Masuda was invited to be the keynote speaker at Yale Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Masuda, past President of the American Venous Forum and current President of the AVF Foundation, provided an “enthralling venous keynote talk” on the appropriateness of venous procedures. She also discussed ongoing initiatives by the American Venous Forum to prevent overuse in support of their mission to provide the highest quality of care to venous and lymphatic patients.
Spring Fellows, Resident, and Early Career Course was a huge success! The key to the success of the course is having the right mix of faculty. This spring there was a great group: Makis Avgerinos (Pittsburgh), John Carson (Maine), Shelia Coogan (San Antonio), Nick Sikalas (Stony Brook) and Kathleen Ozsvath (Albany) and Steve Elias as the course Director (Englewood). Thanks to all the faculty!
Did you miss it? Register for the Fall Course in Sacramento, CA, December 6-7th now!