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Early Career Course

2024 Venous Early Career Course

On behalf of the American Venous Forum, we invite you to join us for the 2024 Venous Early Career Course to be held October 4-5, 2024 in Chicago, IL. This unique, non-CME program features small groups, live patient cases and hands-on workshops within an informal, collegial atmosphere. Approximately 40 residents, fellows, APP’s and early career venous physicians from around the country will join a faculty of venous disease experts and representatives from sponsoring companies to learn and grow as venous professionals within this highly interactive environment.

Course Description

This program is presented for the benefit of residents, fellows. APP’s, and early career physicians within the specialties of vascular surgery, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, general surgery and associated programs.  The course program will cover:

  •  Anatomy and pathophysiology of venous disorders and noninvasive diagnostics
  •  The evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic venous insufficiency – both superficial & deep
  •  Live ultrasound and sclerotherapy demonstrations
  •  Interactive case presentations
  •  The business of venous disease

Program Goals

  •  Provide attendees cutting edge knowledge in effective clinical management of venous disease
  •  Foster meaningful dialogue between venous thought leaders, physicians-in-training and physicians new to the field of venous and lymphatic disease.
  •  Provide attendees with hands-on experience with the latest tools and techniques available to treat venous and lymphatic disease.

Lead Faculty

Steven Elias

Steven Elias, MD, FACS, FABVLM is director of the Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital. He is board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine and in general surgery and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Englewood Hospital.  Educating new and current practitioners is the cornerstone of Dr. Elias’s commitment to modern vein care and its impact on patient outcomes. He is the founder of the AVF Fellows Course and the medical editor of the AVF’s VEIN Specialist newsletter.  Dr. Elias’s clinical interests include all aspects of minimally invasive vein care; he is also committed to procedure development and teaching. He has lectured, written, and taught about vein disease both nationally and internationally. He has been principal investigator/investigator on numerous clinical trials and performed the first ClariVein procedure on a human.

Attaran, Rob

Robert Attaran

Robert Attaran, MD, FACC, FSCAI is Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Endovascular Fellowship Training Program at Yale University. Dr. Attaran chairs the American Venous Forum’s Early Career Committee and is a member of the AVF’s Newsletter Committee. He is a board member of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and serves on a venous and lymphatic working group.  He is the Chair of the Chronic Disease Guidelines Committee and Working Group of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.


Agenda Coming Soon

Meeting Attire

Dress for this course is casual, including dinners.

Travel Information

The most convenient airports are Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).


Hotel Information

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Trainees and Fellows: Thursday and Friday night hotel rooms are included in the scholarship. The AVF will reserve your hotel room for you.

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