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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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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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The American Board of Phlebology: Announcing a Multispecialty Consensus Core Content Initiative in Phlebology

Significant innovations and major new concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders have come from physicians and surgeons with a variety of specialty backgrounds. Read more.

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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 delivering vein care for a long time. We know that some of these physicians have ...

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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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The American College of Phlebology Gets a New Name (Podcast Ep. 4)

In VEIN's latest podcast, Dr. Steven Elias is joined by Dr. Neil Khilnani and Dr. Mark Meissner to discuss why the American College of Phlebology changed its name.

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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 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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The AVF/ACP Merger: A Thoughtful Treatise

Merging the American Venous Forum and the American College of Phlebology has been a long- standing thought with many in the venous disease industry for some time now—and for a good reason.

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The 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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