Annual Meeting

Abstracts & Awards

Call for Abstracts

The American Venous Forum is currently
accepting scientific abstracts for its 2018 Annual Meeting


The American Venous Forum (AVF) will hold its 30th Annual Meeting on February 20-23, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. 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. 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
Submit an abstract via the online abstract submission site. Click the “Join Now” button to create an account. Upon creating an account, your unique Login ID and Access Key (password) will be emailed to you. Keep that email handy because you can log back into the system to edit your submission(s) using your unique Login ID and Access Key (password) through the abstract submission deadline.

The AVF only accepts electronic abstract submissions via the official abstract submission website. No more than two abstracts from the same institution will be selected for speaking slots (oral presentation and quick shot).

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 500 (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 of abstracts accepted for oral presentation, quick shot presentation or poster presentation at the AVF Annual Meeting are required to submit a formal manuscript to be considered for publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVSVL), the official journal of the American Venous Forum. Failure to submit a manuscript to JVSVL may result in disqualification for future abstract submission.


BSN-Jobst Research Grant - Apply Here

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. Apply for the BSN Jobst Research Grant via the AVF website by November 1, 2017.

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 through the AVF website.
  • 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: November 1, 2017.

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 29th Annual Meeting then to the European Venous Forum in June (2018) 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 September 29, 2016, 11:59 pm EST and indicate interest in being considered for this award during the abstract submission process.

CME Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMEDCO and American Venous Form (AVF). AMEDCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

For additional information or questions regarding the submission process please contact:

American Venous Forum
2800 W Higgins Rd. Suite 440
Hoffman Estate, IL 60169

Telephone: 727-350-1580
Fax: (847) 885-8393