AVF Membership Benefits
The AVF is recognized as one of the world’s leading organizations in educating physicians, health professionals and the public.
Attend the AVF’s Annual Meeting and receive CME credits or a Certificate of Attendance
Physicians In Training and Early Career Courses
Attend didactic and clinical sessions to improve venous knowledge and skills
Access AVF’s digital resources including our video library, webinars, and annual meeting content
The AVF provides unparalleled opportunities to fund, conduct, present and share your venous and lymphatic research.
Present at the AVF Annual Meeting
Present your research findings and be considered for publication in the JVS-VL
AVF-BSCI Translational Research Grant
Advance your research career through this prestigious grant that funds an original, translational research project
AVF- NIH/NHLBI Research Award
Boost your research career development with this AVF supplement to an eligible NHLBI venous research award
AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant
Advance your research career through this prestigious grant that funds an original, clinical research project
PATIENT AND PRACTICE SUPPORT
The AVF provides members with important resources to support our members practices and assist our members in providing care for their patients.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Access to the latest guidelines developed by AVF Experts to assist you in your venous practice. Members have opportunities to serve on these writing groups
Venous Policy Navigator
Tool to reduce denials, receive appropriate reimbursement and increase authorization efficiency
Find a Vein Specialist
Enhance your visibility to patients and health care practitioners in search of venous experts
Patient Education Materials Developed by AVF Member Experts
Access and make available to your patients:
Patient consent forms in both English and Spanish (free for members)
Patient brochures including disease state and procedural information
AVF’s digital library
Venous Classification Workbooks
Improve your understanding and application of venous classification systems for lower leg (CEAP) and pelvic venous disease (SVP) with these two digital workbooks.
LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The AVF is considered the global leader in venous and lymphatic disease and provides opportunities for professional growth.
Network and establish lifelong relationships with your peers and leaders in the field
Serve on Committees and Writing Groups
Members are encouraged to volunteer on AVF Committees and Writing Groups to share your voice in the advancement of the society and profession
AVF-Juzo Traveling Fellowship
Apply for funded travel to meet with, and learn from, some of the brightest researchers, educators, and practitioners in the field of venous and lymphatic disease
Donate to the American Venous Forum to help provide needed resources that will advance the AVF’s mission
PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATION
The AVF provides a wealth of printed and digital materials to inform and educate, practitioners and their patients.
Receive a digital subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery – Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, the AVF’s official journal and leading venous publication (Print version is available at a nominal annual cost)
Receive the AVF’s monthly digital newsletter. Members are encouraged to contribute content
Access information and resources to support your practice and help your patients. This includes a special members-only section
Access an exclusive online community, exchange technical and clinical information, share best practices, and advance your venous knowledge
The AVF advocates for our members, your patients, and the public through our Health Policy Committee and collaborations with other organizations. By raising our collective voices, we help ensure patients have access to the highest quality of care, help increase access to care for the underserved, and help our members receive appropriate reimbursement for the services they provide.
Directly communicate with policy makers through our Health Policy Committee
We provide constructive feedback to payers across the country with a unified expert opinion. Contact our HPC directly with issues or questions you may have
Collaborate with other Key Stakeholders
AVF collaborations amplifies your voice on behalf of all venous patients
Representation on the AMA’s Specialty and Service Societies
AVF has established a seat on the SSS which enables us to influence appropriate access, coding, and reimbursement for venous procedures
OTHER WAYS THE AVF CAN HELP YOU ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND PRACTICE
Vascular Quality Improvement (VQI)
Provide quality improvement data and access a national registry in venous stents, IVC filters and varicose veins
Collaborate with regional, national, and international organizations to advance the venous mission of the AVF