Industry Updates

Why Lymphedema? Why Me? Why Now?

Find out the challenges of diagnosing and treating lymphedema, then learn how research, education, and patient advocacy can turn things around.

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Vena Cava Filtration: Shifting Paradigms, Emerging Technologies

Discover how innovation is answering the needs of physicians treating patients who may be candidates for temporary caval filtration.

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American College of Phlebology (ACP) Expands Identity with New Name

American College of Phlebology is now the American Vein and Lymphatic Society. Find out what this means for the field of vein disease.

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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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American Venous Registry Now Has IVC Filter Module Potential to Address Issues About Retrievable vs. Permanent Filters

The American Venous Registry's purpose was to collect patient data expediently in order to answer research questions and improve clinical practice. Now, the next phase has begun.

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American College of Phlebology Courses Provide Comprehensive Education for CME Credits

While the ACP is known for its live courses, its membership has asked for online CME, and the ACP has responded. Read more here.

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