Attend the Vascular Annual Meeting®


Experience ‘everyone’s favorite city’, San Francisco, May 30-June 1. Known for its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, and diverse communities, San Francisco also has world-class cuisine.

Register online today for the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting®. And when making your travel plans, check the schedule-at-a-glance to view the exciting educational sessions which the SVS Program Committee has planned. Make your hotel reservations soon, rooms are filling quickly.

Opening Session and Debates

Plan to attend the Opening Ceremony at 8 am on Thursday, May 30. In addition, the SVS/ESVS debates will be held on Friday, May 31, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Your attendance is appreciated and we hope your schedule will allow you to partake of these special activities at the meeting

E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum

The E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum, “From Discovery to Vascular Intervention,” will be held from 10:30 am – Noon during the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting. SVS President-Elect Julie Ann Freischlag will moderate this session and topics will include: The Future of Care for Carotid Occlusive Disease, Contemporary Evidence-Based Approach to Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysms: Is there a Potential for a Medical Cure, and more. The Critical Issues Forum was established by then SVS President E. Stanley Crawford in 1988, and named in his honor upon his death in 1992. The E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum is among the highlights of the Vascular Annual Meeting.

International Forum and Guest Reception

For those who want to learn more about vascular surgery research outside the U.S., a special session featuring abstracts from international authors is being held this year. Plan to attend the International Forum, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 29. All international attendees are then invited to the International Guest Reception immediately following the Forum, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibit Highlights

See what’s new in the Exhibit Hall this year.

SVS Annual Business Meeting

The Society for Vascular Surgery® will conduct its Annual Business Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm at the Moscone Center West.

At the meeting, members will vote on:

1. New SVS members

2. New officers

3. Bylaws amendments

The SVS membership will be asked to approve proposed bylaws amendments.


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