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January/February Issue of Vein Specialist

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Masterclass Lecture Series @ VENOUS2024

Arjun Jayaraj, MD

Chair, AVF Program Committee for VENOUS2024

Happy New Year! VENOUS2024, the annual meeting of the American Venous Forum, is less than 2 months away. We do hope that you have already made plans to join us in Tampa, Florida from March 3rd to 6th. If not, please do so now!

If you are on the fence about attending, we would like to mention one more item that we will be offering this year– the Masterclass Lecture Series @ VENOUS2024. Each of these lectures will be presented by a world-renowned expert and will cover a wide range of topics. The 7 general sessions at the meeting will start with a Masterclass Lecture then progress to abstract presentations and lead to a challenging case presentation.

Here is the breakdown of the Masterclass Lecture Series:

General Session I – Lymphedema

Dr Peter Gloviczki: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas in the Management of Lymphedema

General Session II – Wound Care

Dr Bill Marston: Management of Venous Leg Ulcers – Current Trends and Future Directions

General Session III – Superficial Venous Disease

Dr Jose Almeida: The Future of Superficial and Perforator Venous Interventions

General Session IV – Chronic Deep Venous Disease

Dr Seshadri Raju: Current Role and Future Directions for Venous Valve Interventions

General Session V – Venous Thromboembolism and IVC Filters

Dr Rabih Chaer: Contemporary Challenges in the Management of Iliofemoral DVT and the Future of Intervention

General Session VI – Pelvic Venous Disorders and Venous Thromboembolism

Dr John White: Navigating Pelvic Venous Disorders and the Role of a Multidisciplinary Approach

General Session VII – Superficial Venous Disease and Vascular Malformations

Dr. Wayne Yakes: Venous and Lymphatic Malformations and the Role of the Vascular Interventionalist

I hope that this exciting fare will serve as impetus for you to join us in March in Tampa!

The AVF Partners with EAVLA to Host Advanced Phlebology Webinar Series

In 2023, the AVF partnered with EAVLA to host three impactful webinars on Advanced Phlebology. The initiative was led by Dr. Rashad Bishara, who helped coordinate and facilitate these content-rich webinars.

The most recent webinar was held on January 13, 2024. There were over 950 registrants from 70 different countries.

Keep an eye out for the next EAVLA-AVF Webinar registration information!

Select VENOUS2024 Presentations to be Available on JVSVL Simultaneously

Ruth L. Bush, MD, JD

President-Elect, American Venous Forum
Editor-in-Chief, JVS-VL

This year, the Journal of Vascular Surgery-Venous and Lymphatic Disorders is proud to announce that VENOUS2024 will have research from the meeting simultaneously published in the journal in collaboration with the American Venous Forum. A select number of VENOUS2024 plenary presentations will have their full-length papers available to read immediately at the time of presentation. This initiative allows attendees to access cutting-edge research faster than ever before, and with the journal fully open access as of this year, the research will be much more far-reaching. While open access publications allow for more equitable access to research, it does mean that authors incur an article publication charge. To encourage publication of all VENOUS2024 research, AVF will be covering the cost of this charge for all papers from the meeting that are accepted by the journal within a year of presentation. JVS-VL will have a session during the meeting providing updates on the journal, and don’t forget to find JVS-VL in the exhibit hall. You can learn about becoming a reviewer and pick up some JVS-VL socks and other merch. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to highlighting your work this year in JVS-VL!

Thank You 2023 Vein Specialist Contributors

Allie Sherrill

AVF Staff

The AVF Newsletter Committee would like to give a special thanks to all who contributed to Vein Specialist in 2023.

Adam M. Gwozdz, MD, MSc
Adam Reichard, MD
Alejandro Gonzalez Ochoa, MD
Alfred Lee, MD, PhD
Allie Woodward
Professor Alun Davies
Anahita Dua, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Andrea Obi, MD
Anil Hingorani, MD
Arjun Jayaraj, MD, FACS
Beverly Chan, MD
Bo Eklof, MD, PhD
Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, MD, MS
Cees Wittens, MD
Christine Shokrzadeh, MD, FACS, RPVI
Dan Monahan, MD, FACS
Eri Fukaya MD, PhD

Eric Hager, MD
Francine Heatley
Glenn Jacobowitz, MD
John Carson, MD
John Forbes, MBA
Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS
Kathleen Ozsvath, MD
Lorraine Loretz, DPM, MSN, NP
Lowell Kabnick, MD
Maggie Arnold, MD, FACS
Makis Avgerinos, MD
Margie Hopkins
Mark Iafrati, MD
Misaki Kiguchi, MD
Mona Li, MD

Monika Lecomte Gloviczki, MD, PhD
Nasim Hedayati, MD
Oscar Moreno, MD
Paula Pinto Rodriguez
Peter Gloviczki, MD, PhD
Peter Lawrence, MD
Qingwen Kawaji, MD
Rashad Bishara, MD
Robert Attaran, MD
Ruth Bush, MD, JD, MPH
Sarah Onida
Sheila N. Blumberg, MD, MS, RPVI
Sherry Budziak
Steve Elias, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Suresh Vedanthem, MD
Thomas S. Maldonado, MD
Tomasz Urbanek, MD
Young Erben, MD

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