Attendees preparing for VAM 2023 education, networking

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VAMMore than 880 vascular professionals are preparing to pack their bags in preparation for the 2023 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM).

The specialty’s premiere educational event of the year takes place June 14 to 17 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.

VAM opens with an educational session for the World Federation of Vascular Societies at 6:30 a.m. June 14 and ends with the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting—complete with officer reports, a luncheon, presentation of awards and the results of the 2023–24 officer election at 1:45 p.m. In between will be presentation of the latest science in vascular disease from 120-plus abstracts, more than 25 other educational sessions, the graduation of the latest cohort of the Leadership Development Program, industry exhibits and sessions, two named lectures, poster competitions, events for international members and much more.

The VAM Online Planner makes it a snap to plan ahead—visit vascular.org.OnlinePlanner23. It includes the full schedule from Tuesday, with the Vascular Quality Initiative’s VQI@VAM beginning that afternoon, through Saturday, with details on nearly every session and abstract. Schedules include not only the VAM schedule but also those for the VQI meeting and the Society for Vascular Nursing Annual Conference, both held in conjunction with VAM. The planner also includes a listing of authors and invited faculty, information on credits and certificates, exhibitors, sponsors and registration information. Participants soon will be able to mark certain sessions as “favorites,” with that information transferred to the mobile app when it launches a few weeks before the meeting.

Filters let users quickly find specific sessions of interest, and icons highlight for which tickets are required or that will include the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. A few highlights (all times Eastern Daylight Time) include:

◆ The E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum on “The State and Future of Our Specialty—Extending, Repairing and Maintaining the Vascular Surgery Pipeline,” starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

◆ The inaugural Frank J. Veith Distinguished Lecture, on BEST-CLI, 9:35 a.m. Thursday

◆ The Michael Dalsing, MD, Presidential Address, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday with an introduction by President-Elect Joseph Mills, MD

◆ A Career Fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, for those who want to explore career options

◆ The Roy Greenberg Distinguished Lecture at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, with Michael Murphy, MD

The SVS’ new tiered registration rates are now at the “advance rate,” and will remain so until June 12. On June 13, rates increase to the “on-site” rate. Learn more and
register at vascular.org/VAM.

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