As the premier professional organization in the field of vein care, the AVLS gives our members all of the resources they need to continue their education and improve their practice, patient education, and treatment techniques. We also work with our members to advance the field of vein care within the medical community, serving as the leading advocate for the field of phlebology. We work within the AMA, American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) and the greater medical community to promote standards of care and awareness of venous and lymphatic disease.
Coding & Reimbursement Advice
We have a team of experts that make up the AVLS Coding and Reimbursement Committee. Members who have questions, inquiries and problems getting reimbursed can contact the AVLS to get answers and help with a variety of coding and reimbursement issues. Letters, sample forms and other documents are also available to members to assist in meeting their coding and reimbursement needs.
Learn more about our Coding & Reimbursement resources.
Practice Management Resources
The AVLS can provide you with practice management information, answer your practice management questions, and serve as a resource to help safeguard your practice, reduce risk, enhance financial performance and productivity, and keep you up-to-date on best practices in the field. In addition to practice management documents, we have a practice management committee that can answer your questions specifically.
Our practice management committee is made up of experts in the field who have experience managing vein care practices. Whether you have questions about patient education, risk management, need help with staffing issues or HR best practices, the AVLS can help work through your practice management questions and issues.
Learn more about our practice management resources.
AVLS Member Center
AVLS Members can access our Member Center here. The Member Center is a members-only online resource center providing access to our online education center, publications and research, and membership directories. By logging in, members are able to customize how their information is posted in our Online Directory; search for articles, publications, and patient education materials; and purchase textbooks, apparel, tools, and event registrations at the member rate.
The VeinLine Newsletter is the official newsletter of the AVLS and is distributed to all members via email on a quarterly basis. Topics include case studies, upcoming events, new products, procedure information, as well as regular columns about coding and reimbursement, practice management, and information from the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, the Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, and more.
Published quarterly, Phlebology is the leading scientific journal devoted entirely to venous disease. This peer-reviewed journal publishes the results of high-quality studies and reviews, as well as original articles, and short reports on the latest treatment procedures and patient outcomes. Phlebology is mailed to members as a benefit of membership, and members also have access to the journal online.
Meetings and Continuing Education
Annual Congress & Symposia
The AVLS’ Annual Congress is the premier educational forum for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of venous disease. Currently in its 28th year, the Congress is an excellent opportunity to join leaders in the field of phlebology for abstract sessions, hands-on workshops, live patient demonstrations, and special interest sections.
AVLS symposia provide targeted education on a number of topics in an intimate, hands-on setting. AVLS offers 3-4 regional and topical symposia each year, including the Phlebology Review Course, Nursing Sclerotherapy and Basic & Advanced Ultrasound.
AVLS Members are able to register for the Annual Congress and Symposia at a discounted rate.
Distance learning is offered through a variety of media including an online education center, for those members who can’t make it to our in-person congress, symposia, or courses. Our Online Education Center has courses and modules for beginning and expert-level vein care professionals. It also offers courses for CME credit, and Self Assessment Modules. The AVLS Online Education Center is ideal for vein care professionals who don’t have the time to travel or take in-person courses but want to stay up-to-date on all the best practices and latest techniques. Learn more about our online Education Center.
Fundamentals of Phlebology
Now in its third edition, and with contributions from experts in a number of specialties, the Fundamentals of Phlebology texbook is a highly practical guide which provides an understanding of the pathophysiology of venous disease and authoritative information on the management and details of all the current treatment options available to physicians. The new techniques and skills described in this book afford patients with venous disease healthier and more productive lives.
Core Curriculum for Phlebology Nurses
Developed by the AVLS Nursing Section, the Core Curriculum for Phlebology Nurses textbook establishes patient care standards for nurses involved in the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease. This manual is written in an outline format, for easy reference and includes Nursing Intervention Classifications (NIC’s) and a “Professional Issues” section,important for nurse managers.
The AVLS and ABVLM offers a variety of post-graduate training opportunities, including traditional fellowships and certification opportunities. Use the links below to learn more about post-graduate training:
Membership in the AVLS provides you with access to those individuals impacting the field of phlebology. Through your membership, you can obtain coding and reimbursement advice, access practice management solutions, obtain vendor discounts and contacts, and enjoy social and professional networking opportunities with other AVLS members.
Research Grants & Awards, and Scholarships
The AVLS offers a variety of grants, awards, and scholarships to healthcare professionals looking to advance their research and the field of vein care. Learn more about all of our grants and scholarships here:
Premier Membership Opportunities for Physicians
After one year as an AVLS Member, you may upgrade your membership to Premier Status and work toward becoming a Fellow of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (FACPh). Contact the AVLS for more information. We also have specific membership opportunities for members with specific roles or interests, such as nursing or ultrasonography.
The AVLS has strong affiliations with the Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Medicine and the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).
- Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (FVLD)
- American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) (ABPh)
- Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP): AVLS is a member of the UIP, a trade association, allowing all AVLS members to attend UIP events at the member rate.