Industry Updates

ACP Thanks You

The ACP wants to thank you for helping them improve venous and lymphatic care.

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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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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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2011 American Venous Forum Fellows Course Provides Critical Training in Vein Disease

The American Venous Forum (AVF) is continuing its focus on training in venous disease for medical residents and fellows this year, following a successful 2010 session.

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The Launch of the American Venous Registry: Putting the Pieces Together to Treat Venous Disease

There are 25 million people in the US who suffer from venous disease, yet vein disease is relegated to “stepchild” status as compared to arterial disease. Read more.

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The ACP Online Education Center Meeting the Needs of a Growing Community

It seems as if everything in our lives is moving online— banking, news, shopping—so it isn’t much of a stretch that continuing medical education (CME) would move online as well. For the participant it provides easy access to respected experts on relevant topics at the click of a button. For an

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Covidien Announces Final Results from Landmark DEFINITIVE LE Study in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease

Study Confirms Effectiveness of Directional Atherectomy with SilverHawk™ and TurboHawk™ Devices as a Frontline Therapy when Treating PAD LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE )--Covidien (NY SE:COV ), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced final 12-month results from its DE FINIT ...

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An Open Letter from the American Board of Phlebology

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We write to you today on the topic of the future of clinical practice in the area of venous disease. The ABPh is pursuing the creation of a cross-specialty, consensus-driven curriculum. We seek to bring together diverse key groups in order to achieve something great ...

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A Solid Foundation Supports Phlebology's Future

It's been said that the taller the building, the deeper and more solid its foundation. The same may be said about the specialty of vein care. Over the past few years, research and education have propelled vein care to lofty new heights, setting baseline data for comprehensive research studies, deve ...

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American Venous Registry Offers Data On: Venous Disease Treatments

The American Venous Forum’s American Venous Registry is helping physicians and allied health care professionals improve patient care by providing them with a source of valuable data on venous disease treatments and outcomes. It is the first and only nationwide evaluation of venous disease treatmen ...

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The American College of Phlebology Hits the Air with New Documentary on PBS

A new documentary, “Vein Health: Discoveries, New Technologies and Breakthroughs,” has been produced through a partnership with the American College of Phlebology and KAET-TV, the Phoenix PBS affiliate. The documentary ran in the Phoenix market March 13, 2012, and is slated to air on PBS station ...

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The American Board of Phlebology Continuing to Evolve

As its visibility increases, the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) has been the subject of debates at meetings of the American College of Phlebology and the American Venous Forum, with viewpoints offered by a member of the ABPh Board and by someone with an opposing view. Questions and concerns are

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Leading Medical Societies Team Up to Encourage the Public to Rethink Varicose Veins

by Robert Rajalingam As a member of an industry dedicated to providing medical solutions for better patient outcomes, it is disheartening to know that despite the high prevalence of venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), the vast majority of people with the

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