Industry Updates

SIR Reimagines Annual Conference Due to COVID-19

With their annual conference slated for March 2020, the leadership of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) had no government orders to guide them. Here’s a look at their extraordinary circumstances, how th...Continue Reading


Appropriate Use: The Wall Street Journal Gets It. Do we?

By Elna Masuda and Steve Elias In September 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Overuse of stenting in arteries in the leg.”1 As a result, a flurry of responses followed in the Society...Continue Reading


Undertreatment of Venous Disease: A Novel Concept

by Marlin Schul This article is adapted from Dr. Marlin Schul's American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) Presidential Address given at the 2019 AVLS Annual Congress We have spent a lot of time discussing the overutil...Continue Reading


Improving the Care of Venous Patients using a Coordinated Registry Network

By Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen MD, Danica Marinac-Dabic MD, Marlin W. Schul MD, PhD, Art Sedrakyan MD The Institute of Medicine defines the quality of care as the degree to which health care services for individuals and popula...Continue Reading


The American Board of Phlebology

Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh President, American Board of Phlebology It is a pleasure to announce a historic milestone in phlebology; the creation of an independent specialty board. This development will contribute s...Continue Reading


ACP's Advanced Practical Symposium to Feature Specialty Topics, New Format

by Kristinha M. Anding The 2008 Advanced Practical Symposium from the American College of Phlebology will feature in-depth seminars and practical demonstrations—enhanced for the first time by high-definition video...Continue Reading


ACP Joins AMA Specialty and Service Society

Nearly two decades ago, a handful of individuals interested in advancing the science of venous disease joined together to found the organization now known as the American College of Phlebology (ACP). Little could our foun...Continue Reading


Stark introduces Health-e Information Technology Act

Stark introduces Health-e Information Technology Act WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, introduced the Health-e Information Technology Act of 2008. The bi...Continue Reading


The Vein Forum A Comprehensive Hands-On Course for Practicing Physicians October 22-24, 2010

by Suzanne Kouri On October 22-24, 2010, the American Venous Forum is offering The Vein Forum: A Comprehensive Hands-On Course for Practicing Physicians. This is a multi-faceted program specifically designed for physicia...Continue Reading


American Venous Forum Announces Fellows' Course in Venous Diseases

by Peter Pappas, MD and AVF President The American Venous Forum’s Vascular Fellows’ Course is pleased to announce the partnership with Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh, Founder and Director of The Fellows’...Continue Reading