Dr. Kahn was AVF's Eugene Strandness Memorial Lecturer at the 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Meeting on March 2 2013. Her talk was titled: Improving Patient Outcomes After Deep Venous Thrombosis: Where do we go now?
Dr. Kahn is an internist and clinical epidemiologist based at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, a McGill University teaching hospital, and is appointed as Professor with Tenure in the Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where she is also Director of the McGill Thrombosis Fellowship and Thrombosis Program. She is Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Kahn's research contributions have been in the area of venous thrombosis, using methodologies such as randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, prospective outcome studies and case control studies, with a focus in long-term complications of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), including the post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
Professor Paolo Prandoni, a pioneer in the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE), is the Chief of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sciences, Clinical Medical and Thromboembolism Unit at the University of Padova, Italy. The American Venous Forum was thrilled to honor Professor Prandoni with the prestigious Eugene Strandness Memorial Lecture at the AVF's 2012 Annual Conference in Orlando February 8-11, 2012.
A true pioneer, Dr. Norman Rich has dedicated his career to the advancement of venous medicine. The registry of war-time injuries he established from the soldiers he treated in Vietnam has translated into knowledge and techniques used in emergency medicine and trauma surgery today. He has written text books, scientific papers and been invited to speak worldwide.
The respect he has earned is evidenced by the two Departments of Surgery named in his honor at different institutions, and the long list of award he has received over the years. The AVF adds to that list by bestowing him with the 2011 Founder's Award.