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AVLS 2019 Annual Congress is Taking the Top Research in Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Live

The AVLS will begin accepting research abstracts for presentation at the AVLS 2019 Annual Congress on April 17, 2019. Access to emerging science in the medical field is essential for physicians to deepen clinical competence and improve their practice. The AVLS 2019 Annual Congress Emerging Science program, led by Joseph Raffetto, MD, FACS, FSVM, provides an opportunity for leading research in venous and lymphatic medicine to be presented to an audience of the top medical practitioners in this field.

The categories of research accepted include basic science; superficial venous insufficiency; deep venous insufficiency; perforator venous insufficiency; venous ulceration; pelvic vein insufficiency and disorders; lymphatic disease; venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; venous/lymphatic malformations; venous/lymphatic diagnostics and laboratory; venous governance, ethics, law, reimbursement accreditation and coding; venous training and education; superficial venous intervention – surgical, endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, venotonic drugs, miscellaneous; deep venous intervention; compression; innovations; scientific reporting – AVLS PRO Venous Registry reports, quality of life assessments, outcomes reporting and technological advances; and other venous and lymphatic related topics.

Presenters will be eligible for cash prizes in four categories, which are best in show for oral presentations, vWin International awards for non-US based oral presentations, best in-training awards for fellows, residents and medical students and best in show for poster presentations. All presenters will have their abstracts published in the Phlebology Journal.

Researchers are invited to submit their abstracts at from April 17 through July 15. Research must be original work not previously published or presented and can be either clinical or basic scientific work. Abstracts will be judged in a blinded fashion according to the following criteria: statistical scoring and analysis, study design, originality and innovation, adherence to abstract formatting instructions, and relevance to the field of venous and lymphatic medicine.

About the American Vein & Lymphatic Society
The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS), formerly the American College of Phlebology, is the largest association for physicians and allied health professionals concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic disorders, such as varicose and spider veins, venous ulcers and DVT. Comprised of almost 2,000 members, the AVLS is a forum to exchange medical knowledge, best practices and the latest treatment options, as well as offering continuing live and online education and training aimed at improving the quality of patient care. For over 30 years, the AVLS has been an advocate for the advancement of vein and lymphatic care through education, resources and research.

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