About the College

The Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) was founded in 1993 and is the largest phlebology society in Australia and New Zealand. It is a nonprofit organisation founded to improve the standard of care related to venous disease. The ACP has established one of the most comprehensive training programs for medical practitioners who wish to specialize in this field. The ACP actively promotes education and research in phlebology and serves the general public as a resource regarding vein disorders. Public educational initiatives such as lectures, workshops and media interviews are undertaken by College Fellows on a regular basis, as well as annual international conferences. The College also provides a valuable source of information to government and industry concerning venous disease and new developments.

The ACP is an association of medical practitioners and other health professionals such as scientists and sonographers dedicated to education and research in the field of phlebology. Our mission is to improve the standards of practice and patient care related to venous disorders.

Our members have a shared interest in phlebology, but represent a variety of medical specialties, including dermatology, vascular surgery, haematology, interventional radiology, general surgery, and family medicine. Within the College, the sub-specialties include Medical, Interventional and Surgical Phlebology. The special interest groups include Vascular Malformations, Ulcer management, Lymphoedema, Vascular Ultrasound, Venous Thrombosis and Paediatric Phlebology.

The ACP is a member of the International Union of Phlebology, a multi-national organization that has member phlebology organizations from 35 countries from Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia.

The College's aims are:

  • To establish and maintain high standards of learning skill and conduct in the practice of phlebology.
  • To establish and maintain high standards of practice, patient care and ethics in the practice of phlebology.
  • To conduct courses of study, preceptorships and specialist training in phlebology.
  • To generate interest and promote research in phlebology.
  • To conduct scientific meetings and conferences in phlebology.
  • To promote scientific debate and expansion of knowledge.
  • To provide, endow or support scholarships, lectureships, readerships and professorships in phlebology.
  • To establish phlebology as a recognized and distinct medical specialty in Australia and New Zealand.

    The College Constitution and Code of Conduct documents can be downloaded via the links below.