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ACP Annual Congress Recap 3 Key Takeaways

ACP Annual Congress Recap 3 Key Takeaways

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

American College of Phlebology Annual Congress (2014) Recap. 3 Key Takeaways.


This years American College of Phlebology Annual Conference (ACP) was an exhilarating experience for our IVS team. The combination of excellent speakers, topics, and advancements in technology makes our practice of venous and lymphatic medicine (previously phlebology) more exciting than ever before, so naturally we wanted to share some of those great things with you. Here are 3 great conference takeaways worth noting.

1. Newer Technology continues to Improve Vein Treatments. 

We are excited to be on the ground floor of some of the newest technological advancements in vein care to date.  As a leader in venous and lymphatic diagnosis and treatment we strive to ensure that your treatment and care with us is the most effective, safe, and enjoyable experience possible.  In order to accomplish these goals, we work closely with companies offering new vein care products and services to help develop the industry standards of care in our own practice.  While not all of these products are as effective as current technology - and thus we do not offer them to our patients - we benefit from the continued education and development and stay up to date with the evolving specialty.  In the end, we hope to always offer varicose vein care solutions that continue to minimize pain, and increase efficiency to provide our patients with optimal treatment options.

2. Vein Education is Increasing.

Not all conferences are created equal, but this was one of the best in regard to educational offerings so far. Venous and Lymphatic medicine is still in many ways a new medical speciality, however, the research and implications for varicose vein disease and vein treatment is growing. With new studies, the American College of Phlebology and clinics like ours can build the standards of care and education to provide patients a more cohesive and consistent means of understanding.  We are again, excited to be a part of this process and hope to work more closely with the College in the future on these matters.

3. Overall Vein Care is Improving.

As seen with the first two items, vein care is continuing to improve, not just in technology, but in the fundamental understanding and implications of venous disease on a whole. We are encouraged by this notion as it not only provides our team with an opportunity to benefit the industry and our practice, but more importantly it means better care for you the patient.  Vein disease is a real disease and effects more than a quarter of the entire US population.  The more we can help contribute to the continued education dissemination of proper vein care the more we can help those in need - and by “we” I mean all of us.

That being said, if you suffer from varicose and spider vein disorders or know someone who may benefit from our blog articles please share them. In the end, our desire is to provide people with the opportunity to make informed decisions about their venous health care regardless o where they live or who they choose to treat their veins.

Our Philosophy. Find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor (formerly known as Phlebologist).

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