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Message from the AVF President – Antonios Gasparis, MD

Gasparis Antonio
“Don’t Read This!”

Don’t read this… if you expect me to tell you how many things the AVF has accomplished.

Don’t read this… if you expect me to ask you to donate to the AVF Foundation.

Don’t read this… if you expect me to beg you to be involved in the AVF.

Don’t continue to read this if you expected me to do any of the above.

So, if you’re still reading this, you’re our type of member. You know what the AVF has accomplished. You have supported the AVF through dues or through the AVF Foundation. You are involved in the AVF. Your invaluable contributions and dedication to the AVF are what make our society great and will make my tenure as President a more gratifying and productive experience. So where do I think we need to go? What is my vision?

Well, it’s one word… science!

The AVF has always been known for the “science” behind vein disease. It is where everyone wants to present their research. It is where clinical guidelines are cultivated and developed. It is where industry wants to discuss results of their trials. AVF is where science is mentored, nurtured, and funded.

Over the years, AVF has diversified its ideals in order to grow and adapt in other areas. My vision over the next year, however, is to reclaim the core values and the science-based vision of our society in order to continue to flourish and make strides in the venous and lymphatic fields.

You’ve read through this message. You’ve thought about what you bring to the AVF. Now, I want to hear your thoughts on how we can get to the next level and make our society even greater. Your ideas are important to all of us.

You can contact me at: [email protected].

And finally, thank you for reading “Don’t Read This!” I look forward to a wonderful year as AVF President and am eager to work alongside you and achieve great things.

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