Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Fellows Course
December 5-7, 2014
Houston, TX

International Lymphoedema Symposium
December 10, 2015
American Hospital Paris, France

AVF Annual Meeting 2015
February 25-24, 2015
Palm Springs, CA

Masterclass of Venous Anatomy
March 21, 2015
Paris University Descartes, France

West Coast Vein Forum
April 30-May 2, 2015
Napa, CA

Venous Case Report

Serpiginous Pubic Vein:
A Clue for May-Thurner Syndrome

By: Ritoban Sen, MD
John Blebea, MD, MBA
Harry Ma, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery
University of Oklahoma
College of Medicine

Full Case Report

Venous Case Report

Varicocele in May Thurner Syndrome

By: Windsor Ting, MD
Icahn School of Medicine
at Mount Sinai, NY

Full Case Report

Message from the President

By: Fedor Lurie, MD - AVF President

It’s hard to believe we are already beginning to see the leaves change here in Ohio. As we prepare for the colder months, the AVF is in working diligently planning our 27th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs.  Read more...

Letter from the Editor

By: Steve Elias, MD - AVF Newsletter Editor

Inside Blue News Now, AVF’s version of providing news and views about any number of potential professional life changing events. We’re not trying for Original Sin, we’re trying to prevent it. Something will hopefully happen when one article sparks some idea in our members or potential members. Read more...

Venous Ulcer Guidelines of AVF and SVS

By: Thomas F. O'Donnell Jr., MD

The SVS/AVF Venous Ulcer (VLU) Guidelines arose out of the Sixth Pacific Vascular Symposium, which was sponsored by the AVF. The mission of this initiative was to decrease VLUs by 50% in the next decade. One of the key desired outcomes of the symposium was to develop a set of VLU guidelines.  Read More...

AVF Members Abroad: HHF Vein Mission Honduras

By: Armen L. Roupenian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI

“Thousands of migrants in the U.S. are children from Honduras escaping poverty and violence,” the headline announced. As I read the article, my thoughts turned to the smiling faces of the many Honduran children I have met over the past eight years. Every spring, I join an international group of physicians, nurses, ultrasonographers, non-medical volunteers, and family members who travel to Honduras as part of the Hackett Hemwall Foundation Vein Mission. Read More...

2015 Annual Meeting Preview

The AVF Annual Meeting offers high-quality scientific analysis to physicians, allied health professionals, residents, fellows and medical students interested in research, education and clinical investigation in the field of venous disease.  After record attendance at the 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, AVF looks forward to a fantastic program in 2015 that caters to a variety of vascular practitioners.  Read more...

A History of Innovation: How Products are Brought to Market at Cook Medical

By: John Brumleve - Director of Business Development, Cook Medical, Peripheral Intervention

Cook Medical has a rich history of working with physicians to solve medical problems.
Cook innovation is an iterative process from a clinician’s idea to bench-top testing; from engineering design controls, verification and validation to clinical trials; from regulatory submission to the final product release to the market.  Read more...

AVF Fellows Course

By: Kathleen Gibson, MD - Fellows Course Chair

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
No matter the source, most residency and fellowship programs in the United States have based their training programs on this approach. While vascular fellowship programs historically have done a good job of preparing their fellows to be excellent open and endovascular arterial surgeons, training in the treatment of venous disorders has lagged behind. Read More...

AVF Membership Update

By: Kirsten Joranlien - Membership Manager
  • Member Recruitment Efforts
  • Member Referral Rewards Program
  • Call for Committee Volunteers
  • New Distinguished Fellow Membership Category

Read more!