Welcome From Dr. Frank J. Veith


Welcome all members of the media. The 41st Annual VEITHsymposium includes everything venous and arterial. Issues impacting our health care system will be addressed. Specialists in vascular disease, including vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, and other specialists, are expected to attend. Attendees are drawn from all over the world. This year’s meeting will celebrate 40 years of education and will feature over 750 rapid-fire presentations. World-renowned vascular specialists will present data and opinions in many areas of vascular surgery and medicine. Treatment and management of patients with diseases of the arteries and veins, such as carotid artery stenosis, aortic and other aneurysms, occluded and injured vessels, stroke, peripheral arterial disease and venous disease. Below are just a few highlights of this year’s meeting.


For over 40 years, VEITHsymposium has covered every area of venous disease. There is no doubt that venous has evolved as the new frontier.  We are in the middle of an exciting venous revolution. Everything endovascular, surgical to  medical management will be presented. Topics to be addressed will include new developments in management of pulmonary embolism, complex vascular malformations and vascular tumors: current controversies and therapies,  management of large vein occlusive disease and endovenous treatment of varicose veins and much more! 

Carotid Stenting

The question remains. What’s next after CREST. The role of carotid atherosclerosis as a risk for stroke, including when and how to treat it are important highlights of this year’s meeting. Expect to hear a powerful presentation from a well-known vascular expert who has attended every international educational event where some push stenting to the limits.

Fistulas And Grafts

Including surgical management.

Wound Care

Updates and new concepts in wound care and newer interventions surrounding drug eluting balloons and stents.

The Diabetic Foot

Vascular specialists and podiatrists will give talks on improvements in revascularization techniques, diabetic foot ulcers, blood flow and more.

Acute Stroke Management

Emergency room stroke triage issues, diagnosis and when to treat TIA’s aggressively, building blocks  for a stroke center and other hot topics.

But see for yourself. Visit our program here and select which presentations you would like to attend. Remember all of our presenters will be on hand to conduct interviews in the VEITHsymposium press suite.

The Brightest Young Talent Will Present Abstracts During Two Important Poster Competitions

The ISVS/VEITHsymposium Poster Competition allows for young practicing fellows from the international community to present their research and/or data to a panel of esteemed judges. The event is co-sponsored by VEITHsymposium and the International Society for Vascular Surgery. Prizes will be awarded to three winners who will be acknowledged and honored during the main portion of the program.

In addition, all Latin American vascular surgeons, interventionists, cardiologists and vascular medicine specialists have been invited to present their work to a panel of experts. This special event is co-sponsored by VEITHsymposium and the Sociedade Brasileira the Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular.  The two best poster presentations will be included in the 2014 VEITHsymposium as oral presentations. 


Exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their technologies. Touch and feel everything to understand the genius behind devices that save lives everyday.     

The 40th Annual VEITHsymposium™ is honored to have been a witness to and an integral part of this progress and we appreciate your coverage and time. See you in November!

Dr. Frank J. Veith

Symposium Chairman