Crouse Hospital surgeon Herb Mendel, MD, has been inducted as a member at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum, held recently in Orlando, Florida. The American Venous Forum is a division of The American College of Surgeons.
The Forum's mission is to promote venous and lymphatic health through innovative research, education and technology.
The annual meeting brings together internationally recognized authorities on all aspects of venous disease, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. In addition, researchers’ most recent work leading to improved understanding of these topics is presented and discussed. The full program consists of a half-day symposia, scientific sessions and scientific poster to review challenging clinical issues. The scientific sessions are organized around topical areas. The objective of this comprehensive meeting is to provide knowledge of current thinking in effective clinical management of venous disease and insight into future directions from analysis of investigative findings.
Forum membership is approximately 700 professionals, primarily vascular surgeons, although other disciplines are included in the number including, phlebologists, interventional radiologists and cardiologists. Members hail from around the globe (currently from 31 countries). Dr. Mendel, a partner in Central New York Surgical Physicians, is the only member from Syracuse.
Pictured: Dr. Herb Mendel (right) with outgoing Forum President Seshadri Raju, MD.