AVF schedules education series for trainees, early-career practitioners


The American Venous Forum (AVF) is to stage a four-part series of educational sessions aimed at residents, fellows, and early-career practitioners in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, and a host of other specialties.

The live, virtual course—taking place at 8 pm on each of Tuesday, 13 October, Tuesday 27 October, Thursday 12 November, and Tuesday 1 December—is designed to provide a formal didactic curriculum covering the spectrum of venous disorders.

Each of the four sessions is focused on a specific area of venous disease, including venous thromboembolic disease, superficial venous disease, abdominal and pelvic venous disease as well as an instalment on interesting and challenging venous disorders.

The course will be hosted and delivered by nationally and internationally recognised experts in venous disease, incorporating in-depth presentations as well as question-and-answer sessions.

The programme is directed by Kellie Brown, professor of surgery in the division of vascular and endovascular surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, USA). Other hosts include Ruth Bush, associate dean of medical education and a professor of vascular surgery at the University of Houston College of Medicine (Houston, USA); Ellen Dillavou, associate professor of vascular surgery at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, USA; Mark Meissner, a professor of vascular surgery in the University of Washington Medicine department of surgery (Seattle, USA); and Steve Elias, director of the Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, USA.

The two-hour-long sessions were born out of the traditional Trainee and Early Career Course ordinarily offered in person. There is no charge to take the course for either vascular trainees or fellows. Fees for early-career AVF members and non-members is US$125 and US$250, respectively. Registration is required. Visit www.veinforum.org.


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