The South African Lymphatic & Venous Society (SALVS) proudly participated in a non-profit awareness initiative:“The International Vein Week 2021”.
This not-for-profit initiative was hosted under the auspices of SALVS in collaboration with venous-lymphatic World International Network (v-WIN).

Lymphatic and Venous Diseases affect the South African population at large. This includes Deep Vein Thrombosis, Lipoedema, Lymphoedema, Spider Veins, Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers. These conditions can have a negative psychosocial impact on patients and impact severely on quality of life. The Vein Week objective is to encourage Health Care Practitioners and the public to become proactive rather than reactive in managing lymphatic and venous diseases.


SALVS hosted and presented the following educational events in support of International Vein Week 2021:

Date Event
Tuesday, 6 April The Swollen Limb – 6 April 2021
Faculty: Dr Laura Redman, Dr Martin Forlee, Dr Vinesh Padayachy
Wednesday, 7 April The Heart of Veins: The Calf Muscle Pump – 7 April 2021
Faculty: Sean Pincus
Thursday, 8 April Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Webinar – 8 April 2021
Faculty: Dr Deon Kennedy, Dr Martin Forlee, Dr Vinesh Padayachy
Friday, 9 April Lymphoedema: A Patient’s Journey – 9 April 2021
Faculty: Dr Laura Redman, Suzi Davey, Simone Blanckenberg