Industry Updates

Gender Equality at Work

Gender differences influence the medical profession, but are we aware of the gender inequalities that continue to plague it?

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ACP's New Leadership and Direction

The ACP is set on a new horizon with new leadership. Read how the ACP will add new department staff, expand its educational opportunities and develop partnerships with physicians and organizations for the support of phlebology.

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Big Update: Medicare Coverage Efforts

Governmental and private payers have developed medical policies to limit venous care which they believe may be unnecessary or cosmetic, but vascular societies and physician members are reaching out to develop appropriate payer medical policies.

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Latest Articles About Industry Updates
Reimbursements of New Technologies

Medical coverage is a complex beast. Medicare has its standards and private payors have theirs. Learn how it all works, and what you can do to effect change.

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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 technology—to suit the needs of the professional already practicing phlebology. T ...

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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 significantly to the recognition and acceptance of phlebology as well as serve t ...

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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 founders have imagined how far we would come. In November 2005, the American Medica ...

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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 bill requires the government to create clear standards for an interoperable Healt ...

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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 physicians treating patients with venous disease; including general surgeons, vascular ...

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A Womans Risk CDC Grant Will Help Create Public Awareness About VTE

by Ginny Caylor Recognizing that most women know the signs of a heart attack and even a stroke, but likely have little knowledge about venous thromboembolism (VTE) and its symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is embarking on an aggressive education campaign to address the ...

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The ATTRACT Study: Open for Patient Enrollment

by Suresh Vedantham, MD The ATTRACT (Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis) Study, which may define the future of DVT treatment, is now OPEN to patient enrollment! This study will determine if new clot-busting treatments for patients with large blo ...

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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’ Course in Venous Diseases. Education of new and practicing physicians is one of the AVF’s

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