About the Foundation

The Phlebology Foundation of Australia (PFA) is a charitable organisation through which the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) and other organisations will find an inclusive approach to advancing the understanding and treatment of venous diseases. 

As a charity, the Phlebology Foundation of Australia relies on donations and gifts to continue its ground-breaking research and health education work. The PFA works with those affected by venous disease, as well as health professionals, government bodies and the public to reduce the impact of venous disease on the Australian community.

The mission of the PFA is to achieve highest standard of care for patients with venous disease through investment in research and education.

Providing support translates to an investment in the future of Australian health. It is through the work of researchers that major breakthroughs have paved the way for enhanced treatment plans, resulting in a positive impact on patient care.

Donations can be made in a number of ways, and the Foundation welcomes the opportunity to discuss your individual needs or queries.

Supporting Research

The aim of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life and patient care through medical research. Research will help us better understand the causes of venous disease whereby more effective treatments can be developed, resulting in improved patient care in the years to come.

Donations can be made to the Foundation to establish scholarships for research in the field of phlebology. The scholarship will be appropriately named after the donor and will be advertised for research students enrolled at Australian or New Zealand Universities.The donor or his/her representative will be asked to confirm the appointment and will be informed annually of the progress of each student. The scholarships will last for 2 years for a Masters student and 3 years for a PhD student, with the possibility of a 6 month extension under extraordinary circumstances. Once the student has completed their project or no longer requires financial assistance, the scholarship will be readvertised.

 

The Parsi PhD Scholarship for Basic Science Research in Phlebology

With the recent establishment of the Foundation, the first scholarship program was established by Associate Professor Kurosh Parsi to inaugurate the Phlebology Foundation of Australia PhD Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was awarded at AUD $30,000 per annum for three years, which is valued higher than the Australian Postgraduate Award (valued in 2014 at $25,392) in order to attract outstanding and exceptional academics to the field of phlebology.

The current PhD Scholarship was awarded for basic science research to determine the effects of detergent sclerosants on circulating blood cells and endothelium.

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