Call for Abstracts

Scientific Abstracts are being accepted now for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum


The American Venous Forum (AVF) will hold its 27th Annual Meeting on February 25-27, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA.  The AVF Annual Meeting offers high-quality scientific analysis to those physicians interested in research, education and clinical investigation in the field of venous diseases.


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:59 pm (EST)
AVF encourages all of its colleagues to participate in this growing educational program by submission of a formal abstract for standard oral, quick shot presentation, poster presentation or poster display.


Abstract Submission Process
The abstract submission site can be found here. Once on the abstract submission site, login using an existing login and password or create a new user account. Residents/Fellows should indicate their interest in being considered for awards by clicking “Award Information.”

Please Note: The AVF only accepts electronic abstract submissions via the AVF website.  Only two abstracts per institution will be selected for oral presentation and quick-shot presentation.

Rules for Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts must meet the following criteria:

  • All work submitted to the AVF Annual Meeting must be original and not previously published or presented. All work at the time of presentation at the Annual Meeting must also be original. All authors must attest that presentations given at the meeting have never been presented or published before the date of presentation at the AVF Annual Meeting. Those found to be in violation of this policy will be prohibited from presenting at the AVF Annual Meeting for the next two years.
  • No reference should be made in the abstract to the names or institutions of the authors.
  • Abstracts must be structured as follows: 1) Background 2) Methods 3) Results 4) Conclusions
  • Abstract text must be between 50 (minimum) and 425 (maximum) words.
  • Each table and/or graph will count as 25 words in the total word count.
  • Abstracts must be submitted under one of the following categories:
    • Anti-Coagulation
    • Basic Science
    • Chronic Vein Obstruction
    • Compression/Wound Care
    • Diagnostic Testing and Imaging
    • Lymphedema
    • Superficial Vein Disease
    • Venous Thromboembolism/IVC Filters

Presentation Types*

  • Oral Presentation: 10 minutes in length
  • Quick Shot Presentation: 5 minutes in length and will feature case reports, preliminary results, early data, small series or interesting cases
  • Poster Presentation: Authors will be given the opportunity to provide a 3-minute oral presentation of their work during a moderated “poster grand rounds” session.
  • Poster Display:  Posters are displayed during the meeting.  There is no presentation.

*Your presentation preference will be given every consideration. However, the final determination will be made by the Program Committee.

Publication Policy

Authors accepted for oral presentation, poster and quick shot presentations at the AVF Annual Meeting are strongly encouraged to submit a formal manuscript to be considered for journal publication.  The Journal of Vascular Surgery:Venous and Lymphatic Disorders is the official journal of the American Venous Forum.

-- AWARDS --

BSN-Jobst Research Grant

The BSN-JOBST Research Grant provides a $100,000 research grant ($50,000 per year for two years) chosen through a competitive peer review selection process.  (Grant Instructions)

Eligibility for the BSN-JOBST Research Grant

  • The BSN-JOBST Research Grant is intended as seed money for research in clinical or basic sciences in the field of venous and lymphatic disorders 
  • The award is intended for residents, fellows, and young faculty of less than five years from the end of their vascular training
  • The award is designed to provide a foundation of research to build on future work and grants for mentored and independent research

Application Process

  • Applicants must submit a completed Application (See BSN-JOBST Template, please only use template, proposals not on the standard template will not be accepted for review)
  • The research project must include the objectives of the research and the methodology to be employed in the study
  • The sponsor of the project must be a member of American Venous Forum (AVF) and he/she is required to submit a letter of support and verification of resources available to support the project.  In addition, the candidate must submit their curriculum vitae
  • Deadline: October 27, 2014.  The research proposal application should be returned to: 

BSN-JOBST Research Grant
Attention: Kirsten Joranlien
American Venous Forum Foundation
555 E Wells St., Suite 1100, Milwaukee WI 53202
Electronic Submission of Proposed Research Project:

SERVIER Traveling Fellowship

The Servier Traveling Fellowship is open to fellows and residents in a vascular training program in the continental United States. Abstracts submitted must represent original, basic or clinical research in venous or lymphatic disease. The Servier Traveling Fellowship will provide two fellows/residents an opportunity to travel to the AVF 27th Annual Meeting then to the European Venous Forum in June (2015) to present their research. The research of the fellow/resident recipients is selected through a competitive peer review process.

Eligibility for the SERVIER Traveling Fellowship:

  • Applicant must be a Resident or Fellow in a vascular training program in the United States.
  • Applicant must provide name and phone number of Program Director.
  • Applicant must submit an abstract for consideration to the American Venous Forum by Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:59 pm EST and indicate interest in being considered for this award during the abstract submission process.

For additional information contact:
American Venous Forum Foundation
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: 414-918-9880   Fax: 414-276-3349