Industry Updates

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 do...Continue Reading

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...Continue Reading

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 lo...Continue Reading

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 vei...Continue Reading

Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care: Another First for One of America's Great Healthcare Innovators

As the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, as well as home to a host of interns, residents, and fellows from around the world, Boston’s own Massachusetts General Hospital has always bee...Continue Reading

American Venous Forum Foundation Awards Providing research and travel opportunities for promising young researchers Medical Diary

by Kristen Joranlien The American Venous Forum (AVF) is offering a $50,000 BSN-JOBST Research Fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Disease. Since 1995, the BSN-JOBST Grant has given promising young researchers a one-year g...Continue Reading

The American Board of Phlebology Certification Process—Valuable or Not?

by Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh We all know that many patients with venous disease are being treated by physicians whose primary training was in a nonvascular field. We know that many of these physicians have been de...Continue Reading

Improving the Quality of Varicose Vein Treatment

Multiple treatment modalities are now available to treat varicose veins in patients with venous disease severity ranging from cosmetic concerns to advanced venous ulcers. Treatment is offered at thousands of vein centers...Continue Reading

ACP Foundation Strengthens Phlebology Through Annual Appeal

Just as the American College of Phlebology Foundation (ACPF) is wrapping up its successful Vision for Tomorrow capital campaign, it is embarking upon a short-term annual appeal to fund specific educational initiatives ove...Continue Reading

Meissner Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) and the Phlebology Leadership Institute (PLI) are very pleased to announce they have awarded the first Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award t...Continue Reading