Forums come together for Tripartite Meeting

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This summer will see the first jointly-held meeting of the European Venous Forum (EVF), the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the American Venous Forum. Held from 29th June to July 1st, this unique meeting will address many issues with respect to the management of patients with venous disease. The Tripartite Meeting will include guest lectures, didactic session, interactive case presentations, a debate and abstract presentations.

Some of the speakers will include: Dr Tom Wakefield, USA, who will be discussing thrombosis in venous disease; Professor Andrew Bradbury, UK, who will assess the ethnicity of venous disease; Dr Greg Moneta, USA, who will analyzing outcomes measured in venous disease: Dr Paolo Zamboni, Italy, who will be highlighting inflammation in venous disease; and Dr Antony Comerota, USA, who will commenting on thrombolysis in venous disease.

All delegates will receive a book, “Venous Disease Simplified”, a new text to be launched at the meeting. The book is designed to encompass some of the didactic sessions but also will function as a useful handbook on the management of venous disease.

Professor Andrew Nicolaides, chairman of the EVF Executive Committee and Mr Alun Davies, president elect, shared their views with Vascular News regarding the forthcoming meeting. “The idea behind holding the Tripartite meeting is because we are the three major academic societies interested in venous disease,” commented Davies.

Nicolaides added, “We hope to promote research and education into the causes, effects, treatment and management of venous diseases and to disseminate the results.”

When asked what they believed would be the highlights of the meeting Davies added, “The sessions on the management and prevention of thrombotic disease and the advances in techniques to treat venous disease (eg laser, radiofrequency and sclerotherapy).

“Apart from one invited speaker who gives a key-note lecture everybody (including the president, secretary etc) pay their own registration, travel etc. Thus members and guests come because they like the science and the discussion,” said Nicolaides.

“We would also like to thank Anne Taft the administrator of the EVF and Christina Fiend from the RSM and the encouragement of all three organizations councils to facilitate this meeting,” Davies added.

For additional information please visit: www.europeanvenousforum.org, or email: evenousforum@aol.com or venous@rsm.ac.uk.

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