Focus: Live, Interactive, Practical


AVLS: Live

View patient ultrasound scanning and demonstrations of various methods and techniques in real time.


AVLS: Interactive

Exchange ideas and discuss the latest advancements in treatments with various experts.


AVLS: Practical

Learn the key clinical aspects of various types of venous and lymphatic medicine and how to best implement these treatments in your practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate patients with vein disease and describe the interconnections of superficial and deep venous disease.

  2. Assess the treatment goals that patients want to accomplish and the impact of vein disease on a patient's quality of life.

  3. Distinguish between the indications and contraindications of different treatment techniques and technologies.

  4. Diagnose lymphedema and phlebolymphedema for treatment or referral.

  5. Discuss advanced venous diseases and treatments, including wound care and ulcer management.


*Schedule, session topics and speakers are subject to change.



FVLD Silent Auction

November 7-9, 2019


FVLD Golf Outing

November 6, 2019


FVLD Congress Expedition
November 6, 2019

Sponsored by Center for Vein Restoration

FVLD Fun Run & Walk

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Primary Sponsor: BTG/Boston Scientific

"Raise Your Glass" Foundation Toast

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Sponsored by MD Connect

Bonnie & Clyde's Night Out

November 9, 2019



Steven Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh
Congress Chair

AVLS: Live

Live Program Chairs:

Ellen Dillavou, MD, FACS

Steven Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh

AVLS: Interactive

Interactive Program Chairs:

Antonios Gasparis, MD

Peter Pappas, MD

AVLS: Practical

Allied Health Program Chair:

Sara Whitehead, ARNP

Deep Veins Program Chairs:

Carl Black, MD

Antonios Gasparis, MD


Lymphedema Program Chairs:

Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT


Pelvic Veins and Women’s Veins Program Chairs:
Kathleen Gibson, MD

Mark Meissner, MD


Superficial Veins Program Chairs:
Neil Khilnani, MD, FSIR, FACPh

Nicos Labropoulos, PhD


Vascular Medicine Program Chairs:

John Bartholomew, MD

Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM, FACPh


Vascular Ultrasound Program Chair:

Sara Skjonsberg, RVT, RPhS


Wound Program Chairs:

William Marston, MD

AVLS: Emerging Science

Emerging Science Program Chair:

Joseph Raffetto, MD, FACS, FSVM


Accreditation and Credit Designation

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity has been approved for 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.*

*Credit amount subject to change.



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