AVF schedules education series for trainees, early-career practitioners


The American Venous Forum (AVF) is to stage a four-part series of educational sessions running the gamut of venous disorders aimed at residents, fellows and early-career practitioners in vascular surgery, interventional radiology and a host of other specialties.

Kellie Brown

The live, virtual course—taking place at 8 p.m. on each of Tuesday, Oct. 13, Tuesday Oct. 27, Thursday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 1—is designed to provide a formal didactic curriculum covering the spectrum of venous disorders.

Each of the four sessions is focused on a specific area of venous disease, including venous thromboembolic disease, superficial venous disease, abdominal and pelvic venous disease as well as an installment on interesting and challenging venous disorders.

The course will be hosted and delivered by nationally and internationally recognized experts in venous disease, incorporating in-depth presentations as well as question-and-answer sessions.

The program is directed by Kellie Brown, MD, professor of surgery in the division of vascular and endovascular surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Other hosts include Ruth Bush, MD, associate dean of medical education and a professor of vascular surgery at the University of Houston College of Medicine; Ellen Dillavou, MD, associate professor of vascular surgery at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina; Mark Meissner, MD, a professor of vascular surgery in the University of Washington Medicine department of surgery; and Steve Elias, MD, director of the Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

The two-hour-long sessions were born out of the traditional Trainee and Early Career Course ordinarily offered in-person. There is no charge to take the course for either vascular trainees or fellows. Fees for early-career AVF members and non-members is $125 and $250, respectively. Registration is required. Visit www.veinforum.org.


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