FVLD Executive Director Honored for Leadership in Venous Disease

January 15, 2020 - The Lakhanpal Vein Foundation (LVF) honored Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease (FVLD) Executive Director, Dean J Bender, with the Sushruta Award for service “above & beyond” to those that suffer from venous & lymphatic disease. In addition, the LVF will make a $10,000 donation to the FVLD. The award was presented on January 10-12 at the Center for Vein Restoration’s National Symposium in Washington D.C.

The Lakhanpal Vein Foundation and Sushruta Award were established to give back to the field of venous disease by recognizing those who have helped improve the care of patients with venous disorders. The Sushruta Award includes a $10,000 donation from the LVF to the charity or cause of the recipient’s choice.

The Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease is dedicated to advocacy, research and education in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine by supporting through grants the American Vein & Lymphatic Society and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine as well as independent research grants. Due largely to the efforts and support of the FVLD, major technological breakthroughs in diagnosis, minimally invasive treatment and post treatment regimens have had a major impact on patient care throughout the last decade.

The $10,000 donation on behalf of Dean J Bender and the Sushruta Award will help continue the work of the FVLD and the organizations that it supports.

About the Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease

The Foundation for Venous & Lymphatic Disease (FVLD), formerly the American College of Phlebology Foundation, was created to expand scientific knowledge, understanding and awareness of venous and lymphatic disease through investments in advocacy, research and education initiatives to improve patient quality of life. Through generous support, the FVLD has funded important achievements including: recognition of venous and lymphatic medicine as a self-designated specialty, the creation of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, fellowship programs across the nation, and CME Category 1 status from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the American Vein & Lymphatic Society. For more information on the FVLD, visit www.fvld.org.

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