AVLS to begin receiving research abstracts APRIL 17 for 2019 Annual Congress Emerging Science

The American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) will begin accepting research abstracts for presentation at the AVLS 2019 Annual Congress on April 17. 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 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.



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Larry Storer has been editor of Vein Therapy News for 10 years. He has edited computer, shelter and medical publications at Publications & Communications LP for 30 years. He was also a corporate vice president and editorial director before retiring. Larry graduated from Baylor University with a BA in journalism and an MA in communications; and from Lamar University with a MED in school administration. He taught beginning and advanced reporting, beginning and advanced editing and editorial writing at Baylor University. Larry was a reporter, and city and news editor of the Beaumont Journal, and opinion editor at the Beaumont Enterprise and Beaumont Enterprise-Journal. He was also the founding managing editor of the Yuba City (California) Daily Independent-Herald.