20th Annual Meeting - General Information

The Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum brings together internationally recognized authorities on all aspects of venous disease, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. In addition, researchers' most recent work leading to improved understanding of these topics is presented and discussed.

The objective of this comprehensive meeting is to provide those attending with knowledge of current thinking in effective clinical management of venous disease and insight into the future directions from critical analysis of investigative findings.

DAILY EVENTS

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Registration Opens at 3:00 p.m. - 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Postgraduate Course: Course Chair: Joann Lohr, M.D.
Scientific Sessions
Ask the Experts Session: Venous Stenting
Welcome Reception / Poster Viewing
Industry Sponsored Symposium

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Scientific Sessions
Exhibits
Workshops:
Ultrasound Investigations for Venous Disease
Endovenous Ablation of the Saphenous Vein
Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy
Sclerotherapy
Venous Ulcer Wound Care

Symposia:
Venous Coding and Maximizing Reimbursement
Venographic Assessment
What To Do With Recurrent Varicose Veins?

Industry Sponsored Symposium

Friday, February 22, 2008
Scientific Sessions
Exhibits
Presidential Address: Mark Meissner, M.D.
Member Business Luncheon
Golf & Tennis

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Scientific Sessions
Exhibits
D. Eugene Strandness Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture
Ask the Experts Session: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
How-to Session: Recanalization and Re-endovenous Ablation: Mapping Out My Vein Tips & Tricks
Poster Session with Reception
THE FORUM FINALE Awards, Dinner & Entertainment


TARGET AUDIENCE
Vascular & General Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Phlebologists, Plastic Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners Vascular Technologists and other medical professionals who are currently treating venous disease.

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
AMA Category 1 CME Credit has been applied for through the American College of Surgeons. Actual number of credit hours will be determined once the program is finalized.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President:
Mark H. Meissner, MD
Seattle, WA
President Elect:
Joann M. Lohr, MD
Cincinnati, OH
Secretary:
Robert B. McLafferty, MD
Springfield, IL
Treasurer:
Joseph A. Caprini, MD
Evanston, IL
Recorder:
Peter J. Pappas, MD
Newark, NJ
Archivist:
David L. Gillespie, MD
Potomac, MD
Past Presidents:
Michael C. Dalsing, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Thomas W. Wakefield, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

Bo G. Eklof, MD
Helsingborg, Sweden
Councilors:
Nicos Labropoulos, MD
Newark, NJ

Marc A. Passman, MD
Birmingham, AL

Peter Henke, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Joseph D. Raffetto MD, Chair
West Roxbury, MA

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD
Morristown, NJ

David L. Gillespie, MD
Potomac, MD

Peter J. Pappas, MD, Ex-officio
Newark, NJ

Robert B. McLafferty, MD, Ex-officio
Springfield, IL