Membership Levels

As members grow within the AVLS and within the field of vein care, many of them choose to take on a more active role in the organization. Our membership levels were developed to accommodate member’s needs, but also to recognize those members who are making an important impact in our field. The different AVLS membership levels are based on a member’s background, work, and level of activity within the AVLS.



Physician Members
MD’s and DO’s who treat venous and lymphatic disease.

Allied Health Members
Nurses, ultrasound technologists, mid-levels and lymphedema therapists who treat venous and lymphatic disease

Senior Members
All physician and allied health members in good standing with a minimum membership of five years. Senior membership may be obtained by any member who has the following:

  • Credentialing appropriate to their scope of practice; ABVLM diplomate status; RPhS or RVT credentials for Physician Members; PRhS, CLT or other appropriate credentials for Non-Phyiscian Members
  • Certified attendance at two or more AVLS Annual Congresses within the past five years
  • Active participation in one or more advisory or standing committees of the Society or Foundation.

Senior members participate regularly in the continuing medical education in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. 

Fellow Members
Fellows of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (FAVLS) are recognized for their substantial commitment and contribution to the specialty of phlebology and lymphology.
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Honorary Members
Honorary memberships of the AVLS are presented to those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of phlebology. Candidates are recommended by the Awards Committee and nominated by our Executive Committee. The entire AVLS Board votes on the nominee, and the award is presented at the Annual Congress.
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Physician-in-Training Members
MD’s and DO’s currently participating in a full-time training program, such as a fellowship or residency.

Retired Members
Members who have retired from active practice.

International Members
Physicians and non-physicians who treat venous and lymphatic disease at a primary practice located outside of the United States.