Education Initiatives

In the evolving world of vein care, it is critical to have immediate access to the latest training and continuing education. The Foundation for Venous and Lymphatic Disease is dedicated to supporting cutting edge education for vein care practitioners and has funded education initiatives to further professional growth of vein care practitioners, elevating the standard of care for patients suffering from vein disease.

The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) was founded in 2007 with financial assistance from FVLD. The ABVLM is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to “improv[ing] the quality of medical practitioners and the care of patients related to venous disorders through rigorous testing, reliable certification, and improved educational standards.”

One of the initiatives of the FVLD is to create a standard of care for the treatment of vein disease. While phlebology is not yet recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the ABVLM has developed a certification exam based on the guidelines set by the ABMS. By making this exam available to medical professionals, the ABVLM has pioneered the standardization of the specialty.

The AVBLM is one of the many major projects funded by the FVLD to increase awareness of venous disease through education. To learn more about the AVBLM, please visit

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society

The AVLS is the leading resource for venous and lymphatic care physicians, health professionals, and patients.

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (formerly the American College of Phlebology) is the premier association for physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.

As the industry’s leading experts, the AVLS seeks to improve the standards of medical practitioners, the quality of patient care, and the level of assistance practitioners can access. Health professionals can use the AVLS as a forum to exchange medical knowledge, access one-on-one, group, and online training, accredited continuing medical education (CME) or access resources to help with practice and patient management. The AVLS is comprised of 2,000 vein care professionals, setting the pace and direction for the growth of the field of venous and lymphatic medicine.

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