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Upcoming Ask Us Anything Will Focus on Outpatient Vascular Surgery Through...

More patients are receiving vascular surgery procedures in outpatient-based labs (OBLs). This trend is expected to increase in years to come. Right now, there...

Nominate Someone for the Excellence in Community Service Award

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Excellence in Community Service Award is an honor the SVS bestows on a member who has exhibited outstanding...

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, which gives SVS members the perfect opportunity to further educate their patients and loved ones with the SVS Foundation...

Find Support on SVSConnect

SVSConnect gives members an opportunity to share tough cases, discuss new breakthroughs in the industry and/or seek trusty advice from other professionals. Currently, a...

Submit Your Abstract For VAM 2020

Abstracts and videos for the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting will be accepted now through January 15. The submission process may be completed on a...

VRIC Abstract Submission Site Now Open

The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference emphasizes emerging vascular science and encourages interactive participation of attendees. Scheduled the day before Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, VRIC...

Register for Community Practice Committee Webinar

The SVS' Community Practice Committee will hold a webinar, Credentialing and Privileging for New Procedures and Technologies, on Tuesday, November 12th from 7-8pm CT....

New Program Focuses on Surgeon Wellness Through Peer Support

With physician distress a top concern of vascular surgeons, the SVS and its Wellness Task Force are launching a member support component of its...

The 2019 SVS Foundation Annual Report is Ready

The SVS Foundation has just published its 2019 Annual Report. This year, the report focuses on how past award recipients have used their grants...

Apply for the new Leadership Development Program

The SVS, in collaboration with the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS), has launched a new...

SVS-SCVS-VESS Leadership Development Program Coming in 2020

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), in collaboration with the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS),...

Use AmazonSmile for Your Holiday Shopping

As the holiday shopping season approaches, the SVS Foundation would like to remind you to set up your AmazonSmile account and designate the SVS...

SVS Members: Pay Your Dues!

By renewing your membership, you continue to support the critical work the Society does throughout the year, and you contribute directly to the ongoing...

Apply for the Travel Advocacy Scholarship by Oct. 31

Oct. 31 is the deadline for the Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship. The primary purpose of this award is to provide the recipient...

Register for Upcoming Webinars

Registration is now open for two webinars hosted by the SVS Community Practice Committee. Sign up for webinars focusing on “Hiring for the Right...

Enroll in the Mentor Match Program on SVSConnect

The SVS has officially announced its new Mentor Match program on its online community, SVSConnect. This program provides a simple way for general surgery...

Prepare for VAM 2020

Mark your calendars: the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting will take place June 17-20 at the Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All U.S....

Utilize SVS Patient Resources

Our website contains many resources that SVS members can use for help with managing a practice, continuing education, patient education materials and much more....

Apply for the International Scholars Program

If you are a young vascular surgeon from outside North America, consider applying for the International Scholars Program. Recipients of the award will receive...

Check on Your Fiscal Health

The Affinity Program of expanded benefits is available to SVS members and can connect them with individual disability plans. These plans – available through...

Submit a MIPS Targeted Review Request by 9/30

If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018, your performance feedback is now available for review on the Quality Payment...

Apply to become the next SVS PSO Associate Medical Director

The SVS PSO is looking for a part-time Associate Medical Director. This person will be responsible for assisting the SVS PSO Medical Director and...

SVS Now Accepting International Scholar Applications

If you are a young vascular surgeon from outside North America, consider applying for the International Scholars Program. Recipients of the award will receive...

Become a mentor on SVSConnect

The SVS has officially announced its new Mentor Match program on its online community, SVSConnect. This program provides a simple way to match general...

Celebrate Vascular Nurses Week of September 8

Join us as we celebrate all vascular nurses September 8 to 14 during Vascular Nurses Week. Be sure to let your nurses know how...

Purchase VAM on Demand

All who attended the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting can review sessions they attended, as well as “attend” those that they missed. Those who weren’t...

Attend Symposium on Pediatric Renovascular Hypertension

Attend the first ever International Symposium on Pediatric Renovascular Hypertension Nov. 11-12 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This conference will bring...

It’s PAD Month: Here’s a Gift for You and Your Patients

September is PAD month. Did you know that the SVS Foundation offers free patient education fliers that you can easily customize with your own...

Download the SVSConnect Mobile App

If you’re looking to have the best remote user experience on SVSConnect, download the Member Centric app. Don’t limit your time on the community...

Apply for SVS Membership

The third membership deadline of 2019 is a few short days away on Sept. 1. SVS members enjoy many benefits such as SVSConnect, discounted...

Last call for VAM 2020 Proposals

The Society for Vascular Surgery seeks proposals for invited sessions for the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting, to be held June 17 to 20 in...

Tell us what you think of our Patient Education Materials

Last year, the SVS Foundation updated and rewrote its popular patient education fliers. These are designed to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to support patient...

Register for the 2019 Coding and Reimbursement Course

The vascular specialty has had many coding changes over the past five to six years. It is sometimes difficult to keep up with the...

Propose Ideas for Sessions for VAM 2020

The Society for Vascular Surgery seeks proposals for invited sessions for the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting, to be held June 17 to 20 in...

VAM on Demand Now Available

All who attended the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting can now review sessions they attended, as well as “attend” those that they missed. Those who...

Become a Social Media Ambassador

If you are a medical student, a general surgery resident and/or a trainee who’d like to get more involved within the Society for Vascular...

Interested in joining an SVS Task Force?

The Society for Vascular Surgery is establishing a new Health Information Technology Task Force. The SVS Executive Board is seeking members with a desire...

Consider a Donation to the SVS PAC

The SVS Political Action Committee has set an aggressive fundraising goal for this current 2020 election cycle, and your contribution is critical to helping...

Register for the UCLA / SVS Symposium

Register today for the fourth annual UCLA / SVS Symposium. This year’s event, “A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New in Vascular and...

Updated Patient Fliers Available Now

The SVS Foundation’s patient fliers project is completed, and fliers are available free to members on the SVS website. Nine vascular topics are addressed...

Apply for the Research Career Development Travel Award

The SVS Foundation developed the Research Career Development Travel Awards program to develop strong leaders in vascular surgery research. Recipients of the award will...

VAM Photos Now Available

If you attended the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Md., be sure to check out the many photos now available on the...

New CLTI Global Guidelines Available

On May 31, new global guidelines on the best ways to treat Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia were co-published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery and...

Continue your VAM conversations on SVSConnect

Conversations surrounding the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting have begun on SVSConnect. Share what you learned at your favorite session, start a discussion about the...

Provide feedback on Branding Initiative

The SVS Branding Initiative concepts were introduced at the Vascular Annual Meeting last week. We asked attendees to provide their feedback either at the...

VAM on Demand Coming Soon

If you missed the Vascular Annual Meeting, would like to review some sessions or view the ones you missed, purchase VAM on Demand. The...

View, Review VAM at Home with VAM on Demand Library

The inability to be in two places at one time makes VAM On Demand an essential component of the Vascular Annual Meeting. ISerg Creative/Getty Images...

How to Earn Your CME, MOC Credits from VAM

Physician registrants can get a big boost in collecting required Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) self-assessment credits at the Vascular...

‘Good outcomes not good enough’

A tradition at the Vascular Annual Meeting, the E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum is organized by the incoming SVS President and devotes itself...

Change Doesn’t Come Easy! But Is Needed

In selecting the subject of his presidential address, SVS President Michel Makaroun, MD, decided to focus on the inadequacy of vascular manpower to meet...

Remain Connected on Connect

How have you managed a possible infected aortitis, a severe focal stenosis or a fractured carotid stent? Give your input in discussions about these...

Subscribe to SVS Student Newsletters

The SVS has recently re-vamped its newsletters geared towards future vascular surgeons. These provide residents, students and vascular trainees with up-to-date information on upcoming...

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons Providing Alternative Perspectives

Cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons will – together – head for the top during the Aortic Summit, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is...

Annual Business Meeting, for Members Only

Electing Secretary, Welcoming President, Presenting Awards The SVS Annual Business Meeting serves a vital, mandated function, with members conducting important Society business. This year, not...

Is Surveillance Futile for Small AAAs in the Very Elderly?

To determine the necessity of permanent monitoring of small aortic aneurysms in the elderly, Mark Rockley, MD, of the Ottawa Hospital and his colleagues...

Early Outcomes To Be Presented From ROADSTER 2

Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, of the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, will present results from ROADSTER 2, a prospective, multicenter, postapproval registry for patients...

Lifetime Achievement, Innovation Award On Tap

Three of the Vascular Annual Meeting’s signature events – celebrations along with distinguished lectures – occur on Saturday, VAM’s closing day. All conveniently occur...

Excellence in Community Service Award to be Presented at Gala

In its inaugural year, the Excellence in Community service award will be presented this Friday at VAM during the ‘Vascular Spectacular’ Gala. This year’s...

Bidding for Silent Auction Open

Join others in placing bids on items available in the ‘Vascular Spectacular’ gala’s silent auction. Items include, but are not limited to, artwork, fine...

Malnutrition Exacerbated Outcomes in Frail Elderly Patients Treated for PAD

Frailty increasingly has been seen as a factor in procedural outcomes, including vascular surgery. Nutrition factors among older adults have also become an issue...

Everyone Can Participate in Gala Silent Auction

After months of planning, the day is finally here! Friday evening, 500 people will be living the high life at the “Vascular Spectacular” gala,...

National Survey Examines the Extent, Effects of Pain in Vascular Surgeons

Work-related pain and disability have been reported in the literature among various surgical specialties and can influence surgeon productivity and burnout. In Friday’s Scientific...

Get a Free Head Shot at SVS Booth

Are you in need of a new headshot for your website or institution’s site? Good news for you! Attendees can get a professional head...

Bidding for Silent Auction Now Open

Many fabulous prizes are now available for bidding. The Society for Vascular Surgery has compiled nearly 70 packages for items graciously donated for the...

Burnout Among Vascular Surgeons – A Report From the SVS Wellness...

Physician burnout has been linked to medical errors, decreased patient satisfaction, and reduced career longevity. In light of the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease,...

Gender disparity and sexual harassment in vascular surgery practices

Sexual harassment is known to be more pervasive in male-dominated workplaces and flourishes in a climate of tolerance and culture of silence, according to...

Vascular Live

Come see exhibitors present new ideas, showcase new technologies, and discuss the latest trends in vascular surgery. All Vascular Live events will take place...

Exhibit Hall: The Place to Be for Food, Fun, Education

The Exhibit Hall is an integral part of the Vascular Annual Meeting. All members of the vascular team, as well as other attendees, will...

Focus on Office-Based Care

This year’s VAM features an exhibit pavilion, special Vascular Live presentations, and a breakfast session geared specifically to clinicians who work in office and...

Macrophages, Regulation, and Impaired Diabetic Wound Healing

Nonhealing wounds in patients with diabetes are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and are increasing at an alarming...

Help spread the word about VAM!

As the Vascular Annual Meeting approaches, we hope you are gearing up for a great few days of vascular programming, networking, receptions and fun!...

PA-specific community launched on SVSConnect

A community has opened specifically for our PA Section members on SVSConnect. This community is meant to provide a private space for vascular PAs...

Interested in starting a vascular surgery training program?

Requirements for starting a vascular surgery training program have been lightened – you no longer need to have a general surgery residency at your...

Members to Elect Secretary at VAM Meeting

At the Annual Business Meeting, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, SVS members (Active, Seniors and/or Distinguished Fellows) will be asked to elect...

AAA Screening to be held in DC

For the first time ever, the SVS Foundation is teaming up with the Society for Vascular Nursing and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound to...

Register for the UCLA-SVS Review Course

Register today for the Fourth Annual UCLA / SVS Symposium. This year’s program, “A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New in Vascular and...

Attend PA Programming at VAM

PA programming is set to take place from 1:15 – 5:15pm Thursday, June 13. There will be a PA networking lunch before the section...

What’s Happening on Connect?

Do you allow your patients to eat during thrombolysis? Do you have any difficulties with your EMR? Have questions about the upcoming Vascular Annual...

Purchase Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Win

The ‘Vascular Spectacular’ Gala has officially sold out, but there are still ways for non-attendees to be a part of the fun. Raffle tickets...

Program at VAM set for Vascular Residents and Fellows

The SVS is introducing a dedicated program for vascular residents and fellows at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting. The new program is set for...

Join SVS Section on Outpatient & Office Vascular Care

The SVS recently established the Section on Outpatient & Office Vascular Care (SOOVC) for clinicians who work in outpatient and office vascular care centers....

Register for VRIC

The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) is a few short weeks away, and it’s still not too late to register. Don’t miss your chance...

Register for VAM by Tomorrow for a Chance to Win

The Society for Vascular Surgery will provide complimentary meeting registration to a lucky attendee. To be eligible, all you must do is register for...

Donate Auction Items for Gala

The ‘Vascular Spectacular’ Gala has officially sold out, but it’s not too late to donate auction items for the live and silent auctions. So...

Programming for PAs Slated

The SVS will once again host an afternoon of education programming specifically for physician assistants. The afternoon session will be from 1 to 5...

Plan Your VAM

Begin planning your Vascular Annual Meeting experience today with the recently launched SVS Online Planner. This includes the entire VAM schedule, as well as...

Submit Comments on Clinical Practice Guidelines

The SVS is now seeking comments on draft Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Visceral Aneurysms. Your comments are essential to strengthen the...

Register for VAM for a Chance to Win

The Society for Vascular Surgery will provide complimentary meeting registration to a lucky attendee. To be eligible, all you must do is register for...

Apply for the Community Awareness and Prevention Grant

The application deadline for the Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grant is April 15. This award is intended to help vascular surgeons conduct community-based...

VAM Online Planner Available Now

Begin planning your Vascular Annual Meeting experience with the SVS Online Planner. This includes the entire VAM schedule, plus the schedule for the Society...

PA Specific Program Scheduled for VAM

The PA Section steering committee has been hard at work developing session programming for the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting. Vascular PAs can look forward...

SVSConnect – Save the Date!

The SVS is excited to announce that within your online community, SVSConnect, there will be an “Ask Us Anything” session at 2 p.m. CDT...

Special Programming for Trainees at VAM set

This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting on June 12-15 will introduce a dedicated program for vascular trainees. The Vascular Residents and Fellows Program will help...

Comment on Reporting Standards

The Society for Vascular Surgeons and the Society for Thoracic Surgeons are seeking comments on draft Reporting Standards for Type-B Aortic Dissection. Reports focusing...

Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts

SVS is soliciting abstracts for a late-breaking session at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting. Preference will be given to prospective, multi-institutional trials and investigational...

VAM Registration and Housing Open Now

Registration and housing have officially opened for the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting! This year’s event will be held on June 12-15 in National Harbor,...

More Items Added to ‘Spectacular’ Auction

We’re still a few months away from the Vascular Spectacular Gala at VAM, but excitement is growing concurrently with the list of items contributed...

SVSConnect App is Ready

You can now log in to SVSConnect conveniently from your phone and tablet. This gives you easy access to field-related discussions, resources from other...

VAM Registration Opens Soon

The time has almost come to register for the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting. This month, you’ll be able to register for the can’t-miss event...

Vascular PAs: Join the SVS

The PA Section is open to physician assistants who’ve demonstrated an active interest in the field of vascular surgery. It's intended to provide a...

Getting Started on SVSConnect

Complete your profile, post your first message, upload a resource or find another member – getting started has never been easier on SVSConnect. New...

Donate to the SVS Gala

Our “Vascular Spectacular” VAM Gala will be held Friday, June 14, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., site...

Apply for VAM Travel Awards

Applications are due Feb. 27 for travel scholarships to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting. Available is a resident/medical student award and a diversity medical...

Newsletters for Our Trainees

The SVS is taking steps to provide more direct resources to our candidate members. To start, we’re sending newsletters that will keep these members,...

Have you paid your 2019 SVS membership dues yet?

To those members who have not yet paid their 2019 dues -- are you planning to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting? Do you find...

Women’s Leadership Training Grant

Because leadership skills are integral to success but are not typically taught in medical school, the SVS Leadership Development and Diversity Committee offers the...

Join the Conversation on SVSConnect

Transitioning toward retirement or looking for postgrad training opportunities? Or maybe you need some advice on good “power meals” to have during your busy...

Participate in a Retirement Plan

"Tranche" dates -- for completing all the paperwork for the Kai-Zen retirement accelerator program offered through the SVS Affinity Program of expanded benefits --...

Resident Research Award Deadline Extended

The SVS Foundation has extended the application deadline for its prestigious Resident Research Award to Tuesday, Jan. 22. This award is one of the...

VAM Scholarships Available

Students and trainees can get financial help to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting in June. The Society for Vascular Surgery distributes dozens of travel...

Surgeons: Urge PAs to Join SVS

The SVS has a section dedicated solely to vascular physician assistants. All surgeons are encouraged to urge their PAs to join the section. This...

Nominate an Outstanding Surgeon for the Community Excellence Award

This year, the Society for Vascular Surgery will recognize a member in community practice who excels, leads and contributes. If you know of such...

Burnout

Having taken the SVS “burnout” survey, I felt that it really never got into the “whys” of what was making individuals burn out. It...

Apply for a VRIC Travel Scholarship

The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference emphasizes emerging vascular science and encourages interactive participation of attendees, including trainees who are aspiring academic vascular surgeons. The...

Learn about Workings of Washington

The workings of Congress and other governmental agencies frequently seem obscure and the impact of their decisions unclear. Yet collectively, these entities in Washington,...

Complete Survey on Regulatory Burdens

The SVS is working to ascertain members' experiences in meeting federal regulatory requirements, with responses due by Dec. 31. Approximately 135 members have already...

Gala Added to 2019 VAM Lineup

This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting will have a new and elegant air about it, with the introduction of a Gala to benefit the SVS...

SVSConnect is Now Open – Join the Conversation

SVSConnect, your online community, is now open! This online space gives members a place for discussion, collaboration and a chance to expand their professional...

Submit VAM abstracts

The abstract submission site for the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting is now open. Submissions may be considered for the following programs: Scientific Session, Vascular...

SVSConnect is on the Way

Anticipation is growing for SVSConnect, a new online community for SVS members. This site will give users an online home for connecting with colleagues...

Vascular Trainees: Apply for the VRIC Travel Scholarship

The SVS Foundation is supporting travel scholarships for trainees to attend the annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), which will be held on May...

Make a Difference Today – Give to the SVS Foundation

This final month of the year is the giving season, and many people delay their charitable contributions until then. Please consider making a difference...

New Marks of Distinction for SVS Members

The SVS Executive Board announced in November that all Active SVS Members in good standing will now be considered Fellows of the Society for...

Should toe amputation be delayed in diabetic patients with osteomyelitis?

Amputation: Resistance is not futile! What’s in a toe you may ask? Why worry about saving it? Just amputate and move on ... Dr. Issam Koleilat Not...

Residents: Apply for Research Award

The SVS Research and Education Committee encourages eligible members to apply for the prestigious Resident Research Award. The recipient will showcase his or her...

VAM Abstract Site Now Open

The abstract submission site for the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting is now open. Submissions may be considered for the following programs: Scientific Session, Vascular...

VRIC Registration and Abtract Submission Site Now Open

Both registration and the abstract submission site for the 2019 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference are now open. This one-day meeting encourages interactive participation of...

New private online community for SVS members

The Society for Vascular Surgery is creating a private online community, SVSConnect, with a number of resources for SVS members and their peers. This...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

A new flier on diabetes and vascular disease is now available in English and Spanish as an instant download. This is the second new...

SVS announces honor recognizing surgeons in community practice

The Society for Vascular Surgery Community Practice Committee announces the Excellence in Community Service Award, honoring a member who has made contributions not only...

Read the new 2018 Foundation Annual Report

Download Below The SVS Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report has just been published online. The report highlights the Foundation’s work, the money raised, and money spent....

Travel Advocacy Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Applications are due by October 31 for the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to enhance the trainee’s health...

Form CMS Virtual MIPS Group

The election period to form a virtual group for the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year is now open. These groups give...

Apply for BSN-JOBST Grant

The American Venous Forum Foundation will accept applications until Oct. 21 for the $100,000 BSN-JOBST Research Grant. The grant is for original, basic or...

Young Surgeons: K08, K23 Grants See Changes

The National Heart, Lung and Blood institute has extended the combined number of years of K training support from six to eight years for...

Register for October Coding Course

Learn to use the correct codes, use all the codes necessary and submit everything properly the first time at the SVS Coding and Reimbursement...

Bridge Grant Applications Due Oct. 1

Applications are due Oct. 1 for the SVS Foundation's new Bridge Grant, which provides funding from one grant to another. The grant targets those...

Trainees Can Learn About Health Policy, Advocacy

Coding. Practice expenses. Supervised Exercise Therapy. The vascular lab. Medicare reimbursement (including MACRA, MIPS, APMs and QPP). All these topics and more are part...

Vascular Nurses Get SVS Member Application Discount

It’s Vascular Nurses Week this week, and as part of the celebration, the SVS is inviting Society for Vascular Nursing members to join the...

September is PAD Awareness Month

We need your help to spread the word Please help us spread the news about peripheral arterial disease. It’s easy – SVS has updated its...

ACS Council Seeks Member; Applications due Aug. 31

The Society for Vascular Surgery is seeking applicants to serve as representative for the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery. Please...

See VAM 2018 Presentations with VAM on Demand

VAM on Demand, a library of hundreds of presentations from the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting is now available. Those who attended VAM can review...

VRIC Set for May 13, 2019

The Society for Vascular Surgery has set the date for the 2019 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference: May 13, 2019. Mark your calendars and plan...

Attend VAM 2019, Tour Clinics, With Scholarship

Apply for the SVS International Scholars Program by Sept. 1. Up to four qualified vascular surgeons younger than 40, from countries other than the...

In Memoriam: Dr. John Ochsner

John Lockwood Ochsner, MD, (1927-2018), a world-renowned heart surgeon, will be remembered as a charismatic and skilled surgeon, a dedicated teacher, a loving father,...

Get up to Speed with VESAP4

With certification exams coming up, some surgeons may want to brush up. The Vascular Educational Self-Assessment Program (VESAP), fourth edition, is a great study tool....

Help Develop 3 SVS Guidelines

The Society for Vascular Surgery needs members to participate in guideline writing groups on three topics: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Trauma and Genetic Aneurysms/Dissections....

Submit Ideas for VAM 2019

Do you have an idea for an informative session at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting? The Society for Vascular Surgery is seeking proposals for...

Revisit VAM in Photos, Print and More; VAM on Demand Available...

Whether you attended VAM18 or not, if you need more meeting, we have you covered. All things VAM are available here. For example: Find...

Research Career Development Travel Award Deadline is Aug. 15

The deadline to submit applications for the SVS Foundation Research Career Development Travel Award is Aug. 15. This award aims to develop strong leaders...

Deadline for International Scholars Program Applications Extended to Sept. 1

The deadline for applications for the SVS International Scholars Program has been extended to Sept. 1. The program provides up to four scholarships to...

International Scholars Program Applications Due Aug. 2

Applications are due by Aug. 2 for the SVS International Scholars Program, which provides up to four scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons from...

Registration Open for SVS Coding Course

Learn all about coding at the SVS Coding & Reimbursement Workshop, set for Oct. 19 and 20 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Chicago....

Travel Award Deadline is Aug. 15

The deadline to submit applications for the SVS Foundation Research Career Development Travel Award is Aug. 15. This award aims to develop strong leaders...

Register Today for UCLA / SVS Review Course

The Third Annual UCLA / SVS Symposium on “What’s New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery" is less than seven weeks away. Register today for...

Submit Comments on VTE Guidelines by July 25

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) seeks comments by July 25 on draft clinical practice guidelines on venous thromboembolism: VTE Prevention in Surgical Hospitalized...

New Survey on Burnout Coming to Members

Society for Vascular Surgery members are receiving an important email from the Mayo Clinic containing a survey from the SVS Wellness Task Force. Nationwide Photographers...

Welcoming a New President, Presenting Awards

The Vascular Annual Meeting conducts important Society business at the SVS Annual Business Meeting. During Saturday’s meeting and luncheon, President R. Clement Darling III,...

A Six-Year Review of the First U.S. Vascular Simulation Course

Duty hour restrictions, changing training paradigms, and diminishing open surgical case volumes have caused dramatic shifts in the vascular trainee experience, according to Malachi...

Crawford Critical Issues Forum Covers the National Shortage of Vascular Surgeons

This year’s E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum addressed the current status of the vascular surgery workforce, its existing geographic distribution, the potential for...

Preop Cognitive Issues and Surgery Type Affect Postop Delirium

Postoperative delirium has a high prevalence among vascular surgery patients, increasing morbidity, mortality and length of stay (LOS),according to Rima G. Styra, MD, and...

Transcarotid vs. Transfemoral Carotid Artery Stenting in the SVS Vascular Quality...

The Safety and Efficacy Study for Reverse Flow Used during Carotid Artery Stenting Procedure (ROADSTER) multicenter trial reported the lowest stroke rate in high-risk...

Don’t Miss Practice Management Tips for Novice and Seasoned Surgeons

Young vascular surgeons looking to make their marks and balance their lives, as well as more experienced surgeons seeking tips for more effective practice...

Mix and Mingle at Friday’s Closing Reception

Mark the closing of the Exhibit Hall by attending the Closing Reception, set for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Auditorium on Level...

Learn About Vascular Training Programs at Residency Fair

For those considering a career as a vascular surgeon, deciding on a training program is an important decision. Should it be a vascular fellowship...

Advanced Practice Providers Vital to Vascular Team

The team approach has changed the entire field of medicine in the past 10-20 years and, in fact, is critical to optimal patient outcomes....

Closing Reception for Exhibit Hall

Friday evening’s Closing Reception, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. offers the final chance to visit the Exhibit Hall and talk with vendors, get information...

Visit the Residency Fair

Simon and Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair,” the “State Fair” of movie fame, Bruce Springsteen’s “County Fair” that will attract everybody in town. And the SVS...

Session for Young Surgeons

Young vascular surgeons can get guidance on successfully transitioning from training to practice in C5: Management Tips and Tricks for Young Vascular Surgeons. It...

Resident Research Award Highlights Diet-Based Strategy to Prevent Vein Graft Disease

This year’s SVS Foundation’s Resident Research Award is being presented to Kaspar M. Trocha, MD, for his research on vein graft disease. As a...

SVS von Liebig Forum: Complex Aortic Endografting

Innovative approaches to minimally invasive repair of the aorta will be featured during Thursday morning’s William J. von Liebig Forum. Dr. R. Clement Darling III “This...

A Look into the Future at the Crawford Forum

Will the demand be sufficient for the supply of the vascular surgery work force in the United States? That topic, along with potential solutions,...

SVS Booth will be in the Exhibit Hall

SVS members who are attending the Vascular Annual Meeting can get in-person help with any application issues, or, indeed any membership services concerns. The...

VAM Session: Physician, Heal Thyself

Between billing, coding, keeping electronic medical records up to date and … oh yes, … actual surgery, vascular surgeons increasingly report feeling overwhelmed and...

VESS: Hospital Volume Is Tied to the Outcomes of Thoracoabdominal Aortic...

Contemporary data on outcomes in open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair is limited to reports from major aortic reference centers showing excellent outcomes, rather...

VESS: Exploring the Surgical Management of Aberrant Subclavian Artery Associated With...

Tiziano Tallarita, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and his colleagues performed a study to examine the surgical management of aberrant subclavian artery...

Treat Acute PE With a Team Approach

Current advancements and care of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) patients will be the focus of Wednesday morning’s session, “Treating Acute PE and Developing a...

Speaking of Receptions …

A record 17 alumni receptions, representing more than 20 vascular surgery programs, are planned for Thursday evening. All take place on the third floor...

Mix and Mingle at Opening Reception

The Exhibit Hall opens with a flourish at 10 a.m. Thursday. During the day enjoy visits with vendors and industry representatives. Play the SVS...

 We’re on Instagram!

We're now on Instagram, a social media app designed for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Be sure to follow us!

Planner, Mobile App Work Together to Simplify VAM Navigation

Something old, something new, something improved. The old is providing a schedule of VAM’s myriad events. This year, find that schedule on “something new,” our...

Three Event Favorites Have Been Moved to Saturday

From the opening postgraduate courses on Wednesday morning to the RPVI exam review course and the Championship Round of the Poster Competition on Saturday...

Going to VAM? Download the VAM Mobile App

The mobile app for the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting will be available Wednesday for both Apple and Android products. The app has been rebuilt...

VAM is Next Week – Are you Registered?

Don’t miss the vascular surgery world’s headline event! Join colleagues and friends in Boston for this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting, June 20 to 23....

Check SVS Website for New Research Opportunities

Looking for a research opportunity? Check our updated website for current programs in your area. If your institution has an opportunity to promote, let...

Volunteers Sought for ‘Task Force on Future of Vascular Surgery’

The SVS is recruiting volunteers to serve on a new Task Force on the Future of Vascular Surgery, which will examine a number of...

Submit a case to VAM’s “Ask the Experts”

Help build the Vascular Annual Meeting’ new “Ask the Experts” sessions. The four small-group sessions will focus on common issues in vascular disease —...

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Vascular Annual Meeting; Register Today

Don’t miss the vascular surgery world’s headline event! Join colleagues and friends in Boston for this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting, June 20 to 23....

Dear VESS Members and Attendees: Welcome to Spring Meeting

On the advent of this year’s Society for Vascular Surgery’s (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), I would like to welcome you to the 2018...

With Collaboration the Norm, Fitting For Nurses, Surgeons to Have Meetings...

It seems fitting, said Tiffany Street, President of the Society for Vascular Nursing, that SVN and SVS have their conferences in the same location...

Crawford Forum Celebrates 25 Years

The E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum – marking 25 years under that name this year – is a mainstay of the Vascular Annual...

See You in Beantown!

Boston is my hometown and I can’t wait to show it off at our Vascular Annual Meeting. Come join me there June 20-23 for the...

Register for the Vascular Annual Meeting Today

The 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting is less than a month away. Join colleagues and friends in Boston for this year’s VAM, June 20 to...

For Members Only: View “Negotiations” Webinar Materials

Did you miss the April 30 webinar on "Negotiating Physician Employment Contracts," presented by the SVS and the SVS Community Practice Committee? Materials --...

Research Opportunities Page Updated

Looking for a research opportunity? Check our website for current programs in your area. If your institution has an opportunity to promote, let us...

Register for VAM Today

Speaking of the Vascular Annual Meeting, have you registered yet? You won’t want to miss a minute, with postgraduate courses, workshops, concurrent and breakfast...

Send in Cases to VAM’s ‘Ask the Expert’ Today

The SVS is debuting a new “Ask the Expert” series at the Vascular Annual Meeting this year, and we need members’ help to build...

VRIC is May 9; Register On-Site

Learn about emerging vascular science, engage with researchers, network with colleagues, and support your peers at VRIC, our ‘Annual Meeting’ for basic and translational...

Nominations open for the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Apply to become a member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, a unique program of the American College of Surgeons. Membership will be...

Send Us Your Photos of Your Vascular Team

The theme of this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting is “Home of the Vascular Team – Partners in Patient Care.” To celebrate the work of...

Learn to Negotiate Physician Compensation Agreements

SVS and the SVS Community Practice Committee will hold an informative webinar for SVS members on April 30 on “Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements.” The...

SVS 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting to Host Vascular Teams

When: June 20-23 Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston Scientific Sessions: June 21-23 Exhibit Hall: June 21-22 Register: vsweb.org/VAM18 #VAM18 What’s happening this year at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular...

Bring the Whole Team to VAM

Have you registered yet for the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston? This year, bring your vascular team – there will be programming for...

UCLA/SVS Vascular Review Course Set

The Third Annual "UCLA / SVS Symposium: A Comprehensive Review and Update of What's New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery," is set for Aug....

SVS Seeks Medical Editor for ‘Vascular Specialist’

SVS is accepting applications for Medical Editor of "Vascular Specialist," the monthly news periodical produced by SVS. The editor can expect to spend approximately...

Learn About New ABS Continuous Certification Program

The American Board of Surgery has announced the details of its new Continuous Certification Program, shaped by surgeon feedback and designed to provide greater...

Deadline is March 30 to Apply for Council, Committee Spots

SVS members who want to serve on an SVS Council or Committee must complete the brief application by Friday, March 30, 2018. Please note:...

VAM Registration Now Open

Registration and housing for the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting are now open. Register today for VAM, June 20 to 23 in Boston, including looking...

Catch the Innovation Spirit: Register for VRIC

Register today for this year’s Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, May 9, in San Francisco. The theme “Road to Innovation, Invention and Enterprise,” is reflected...

ABS announces Continuous Certification Program

The American Board of Surgery has announced the details of its new Continuous Certification Program, shaped by surgeon feedback and designed to provide greater...

Women, Leadership Training Grant Deadline Extended to March 21

The application for the SVS Women’s Leadership Training Grant has been extended a week, to March 21. This grant seeks to identify female surgeons...

Get Pocket Versions of Practice Guidelines

SVS has partnered with Guidelines Central to create a Pocket Guide version of the new AAA guidelines. Also available are pocket guides on Management...

Women, Apply for Leadership Training Grant

Through the Leadership Development and Diversity Committee, the SVS continues its strong commitment to leadership development in women. The Women's Leadership Training Grant seeks...

Apply for Disaster Relief Funds by March 16

The SVS Foundation will accept applications through March 16 for funds from its Disaster Relief Fund. The fund can be used for recovery efforts...

VAM Registration Opens This Week

It's nearly here! The 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting takes a big step forward this week with the opening of housing and registration. Prepare to...

Know the danger signs of CVI and VTE in pregnant patients

A new review of the literature on chronic venous insufficiency in pregnant women reveals considerable guidance for their treatment. CVI occurs in up to...

RAS Inhibitors Show Promise for CLTI Patients After Interventions

Physicians should consider prescribing high-dose angiotensin inhibitors for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), a recent study from Harvard University suggests. The report was published...

Call from SVS and American Venous Forum

The SVS and American Venous Forum seek to update their joint clinical practice guidelines on the care of patients with varicose veins and associated...

Webinar on Medicare Reimbursement is Thursday; Still Time to Avoid ’17...

The SVS Patient Safety Organization and the SVS Quality and Performance Measures Committee (QPMC) will hold a webinar at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time,...

Black Americans Are Younger, Sicker and at Higher Risk When Faced...

“BLACK PATIENTS PRESENT WITH MORE SEVERE VASCULAR DISEASE AND A GREATER BURDEN OF RISK FACTORS THAN WHITE PATIENTS AT TIME OF MAJOR VASCULAR INTERVENTION.”...

Deadline Nearing for Wylie Scholar Award

Applications are due March 2 for the Wylie Scholar Award, co-sponsored by the SVS Foundation and Vascular Cures. The three-year, $150,000 grant is awarded...

Urge PAs to Get Involved in VAM Special Programming for Them

SVS members, please remind any vascular PAs with whom you work to consider submitting an abstract for the inaugural PA programming or be a...

Society for Vascular Ultrasound, Society for Vascular Surgery and Medstreaming-M2S Introduce...

The Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), and Medstreaming-M2S, announce the development of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Vascular...

First 2018 Membership Application Deadline is March 1

To improve access, efficiency and service to existing and future SVS members, the Society is now reviewing and approving membership applications quarterly, instead of...

Community-Practice Surgeons! Apply for YOUR Grant

There’s only a month left to apply for the new SVS Foundation grant program for our community practice members and designed at improving community...

Applications due Feb. 1 for VAM Scholarships, Research Fellowship

SVS members, please encourage medical or pre-med students interested in vascular surgery to apply for scholarships to attend the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting. Scholarship...

Register Today for May 9 VRIC

Registration is now open for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, to be held May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The one-day...

Acronym Alert: EVAR is Now EVR

Recent references to "EVR" coding changes weren't typos. We really meant "EVR" and not the "EVAR" with which we are all familiar. That's because...

Two VAM Scholarship, Fellowship deadlines are Feb. 1

VAM travel scholarships (Feb. 1): The scholarships (General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarship and Diversity Medical Student Travel Scholarship) are for medical students...

Two Important VAM Deadlines are Wednesday

The deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 17, for two important research endeavors related to the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting: abstract submissions and the Resident Research...

Endovenous thermal ablation and thrombotic complications

“CLINICAL CORRELATION OF SUCCESS AND ACUTE THROMBOTIC COMPLICATIONS OF LOWER EXTREMITY ENDOVENOUS THERMAL ABLATION.” Journal of Vascular Surgery Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, January 2018 A...

Register for VRIC; Abstracts due Jan. 10

Registration is now open for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, to be held Thursday, May 9, in San Francisco. Abstracts for VRIC are due...

JVS Access Expires Jan. 15 for Those Who Haven’t Paid Dues

Have you put off paying your 2018 SVS membership dues? Don’t wait too much longer! Access to the Journal of Vascular Surgery suite of...

VAM Abstract Deadline Approaches

Abstracts are due Wednesday, Jan. 17, for the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting, set for June 20-23 in Boston. Guidelines, submission policies and general information...

Submit Research to VAM

Research done? Submit it as an abstract for the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting, set for June 20-23, 2018, in Boston. Plenaries are June 21-23...

Urge PAs to Join New SVS Section

SVS members, please remember to urge your physician assistants -- and other PAs you know who work in a vascular setting -- to apply...

Apply for Wylie Scholarship

Applications are due March 2, 2018, for the Wylie Scholar Award, co-sponsored by Vascular Cures and the SVS Foundation. The three-year, $150,000 grant is...

VRIC Abstracts Now Being Accepted

Abstracts for the 2018 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference are being accepted now, through Jan. 10, 2018. VRIC will be held May 9, 2018, in...

#Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, Nov. 28

After the turkey, after the frenzy of post-holiday shopping, do something for others by donating to the SVS Foundation on #Giving Tuesday. This day kicks...

It’s American Diabetes Month; Download Infographic

November is American Diabetes Month – and as we know, that disease goes hand in hand (and foot) with vascular disease. SVS has created...

Simplify Your Life; Pay Dues Invoice Online

Don't forget that the end of the year is the time to keep up to date with your SVS membership dues. Invoices were emailed...

Take Communications Survey – You Could Win a $100 Gift Card!

The SVS wants members to complete a short communications survey, hoping to get a better idea of what you read, what you find important,...

VESAP4 Mobile App Now Available

The mobile app for the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program, fourth edition (VESAP4) is now available. Owners of mobile Apple products (only) can download the...

News from SVS: Post-thrombotic venous obstructions and stenting

Endovascular treatment of iliocaval and infrainguinal post-thrombotic venous obstruction results do not appear to be adversely affected by extension of the iliac vein stents...

SVS Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

At its recent meeting, the SVS Board of Directors approved establishing a Disaster Relief Fund in response to disasters in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas...

Keep Up to Date with VESAP4

Don’t forget how valuable the Vascular Educational and Self-Assessment Program can be in keeping with all things vascular-related. And the mobile app (Apple products...

Read SVS Foundation Annual Report

The SVS Foundation highlights innovation and the connection between research bench and patient bedside in its just-published 2017 Annual Report, now available online.Read about...

Dues Statements Distributed

Membership dues statements for 2018 were emailed to all members at the beginning of October. Members have until Dec. 31 to pay their dues,...

SVS Coding Workshop is Oct. 13-14

Don't let the federal government keep money -- in the form of Medicare reimbursements -- to which you are entitled!Learn all about coding and...

Harnessing vascular biology to rescue CVI sufferers

Despite affecting 25 million Americans, including two to six million with ulcer conditions, chronic venous insufficiency is relatively understudied compared to other vascular diseases....

JVS, JVS-VL Editors Seek Members’ Help for Reviews, Meta-analyses

The staffs of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous & Lymphatic Disorders are interested in creating a list of...

PAD Resources for SVS Members

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month. To help SVS members educate patients and to spread awareness about vascular surgeons, we have prepared several...

Comments sought on VTE Guidelines

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is seeking feedback from SVS members by Oct. 2 on its draft recommendations for ASH guidelines on VTE...

How is MACRA Data Gathering Going? Final 2017 90-day Reporting Period...

Payment adjustments for Medicare reimbursement come in 2019 -- but the adjustments are based on data being collected now, in 2017. If you have...

Learn More about Medicare Reimbursement, Reporting Requirements

The Society for Vascular Surgery will hold two Q&A town-hall webinars Sept. 12 and 19 on Medicare reimbursement and how it will affect members’...

Submit VAM Session Topic Proposals

SVS is seeking proposals for invited sessions from internal committees and members alike for the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting, June 20-23 (exhibits: June 21...

Letters to the Editor: ‘Endo hubris’ – We got...

To the Editor: Thank you for your article, “Endo Hubris.” Your observations raise many deeper issues in our specialty of vascular surgery. It appears we...

Learn All About Coding

Learn all about coding and reimbursement, from the essentials to modifiers to future initiatives at the SVS Coding and Reimbursement Workshop, Oct. 13-14, in...

VESAP4 Mobile App Coming Soon

The mobile companion app (Apple products only) for VESAP4 is expected to be released by mid-September. The app permits users to access the program...

Attend Review Course

Getting ready for exams? Attend the UCLA/SVS Symposium/joint review course, “A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s new in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery," set...

Miss the MIPS Webinar? View it Online

The SVS Patient Safety Organization and M2S, in conjunction with the SVS, presented a webinar last month on getting started in the Medicare reimbursement...

Purchase VAM Online Library Today

Did you leave San Diego and VAM before the joint aortic summit on Saturday afternoon? Because you were at the breakfast session on aging...

Learn What’s New in Billing, Coding

Learn the latest in billing, coding and reimbursement at the 2017 Coding and Reimbursement Workshop for vascular surgeons, Oct. 13-14 in Chicago. Cost is $880...

Review Course is This Month

Get an in-depth review of vascular surgery at the Second Annual UCLA/SVS Symposium: “A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New in Vascular and...

VESAP4 Now Available

The updated and improved VESAP4 is now available for purchase, in time for those preparing for qualification, certification and recertification exams. A major enhancement of...

New SVS Task Force Explores Vascular Certification Program

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) executive board has established a task force to explore developing a vascular certification program for inpatient and outpatient...

Ask PAs to Complete Survey on Joining 1st SVS ‘Section’

SVS President Dr. Clem Darling is asking all members to pass an email message – and survey – along to PAs and Nurse Practitioners...

Claim 2017 VAM Credits

Here’s how to claim Continuing Medical Education or MOC credits from the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting. 1 Access the CME site, either through the Mobile...

Veterans’ AAA Screening July 22-25; SFS Foundation a Sponsor as Part...

The SVS Foundation is helping sponsor free abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national convention in New Orleans...

Webinars Set on Medicare Reimbursement

The SVS and Patient Safety Organization will host a Medicare reimbursement webinar on July 26 and 27, titled "The Quality Payment Program is Not...

Apply by Aug. 1 for International Scholars Program

Up to four young vascular surgeons from outside North American may receive a $5,000 award through the International Scholars Program. Each recipient gets the...

VESAP3 on Sale, as VESAP4 Debut Date Nears

The third version of the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program -- commonly known as VESAP3 -- will be discontinued on Sept. 1, 2017. As...

Apply by Aug. 15 for Research Career Development Travel Award

Applications for the Research Career Development Travel Awards are due Aug. 15. The award, now in its second year, is designed to support early-career vascular...

SVS Foundation Creates New Position to Support Mission Expansion

The SVS Foundation has expanded its mission to include not only support of basic and clinical science research grants but also programs that address...

From the Vascular Community

SAAVS meeting a successThe Sixth Annual meeting of the South Asian American Vascular Society (SAVVS), an affiliate of the Society for Vascular Surgery, was...

SVS announces new leadership for 2017-18

CHICAGO, Ill., June 15, 2017 – New leaders were elected at the annual business meeting June 3 of the Society for Vascular Surgery during...

VESAP3 Discounted as of July 1

The third version of the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program – commonly known as VESAP3 – will be discontinued on Sept. 1. Starting July 1,...

Coding Course is Oct. 13-14 in Chicago

Learn what you need to know about coding changes at the 2017 Coding and Reimbursement Workshop for vascular surgeons, set for Oct. 13-14 at...

Making it Personal Through a Career of Service

Ronald M. Fairman, MD, held center stage Friday to present his presidential address, highlighting the personal side of vascular surgery and a career of...

Check Out the SVS Expanded Member Benefits Portfolio

The Society for Vascular Surgery has its very own member affinity program, offering members access to best-in-class products and services coupled with special member...

Session to Spotlight Key Research Papers

VAM attendees have the opportunity to learn about several medical journal articles of relevance to their vascular surgery practice during a session on Saturday. Entitled...

How the Team Approach Can Drive a High-Performance Vascular Practice

On Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., vascular surgeons and other members of the vascular care team will come together for a session entitled...

Political Action Committee Reception Is Thursday

A meal and conversation with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. An existing relationship with Dr. Tom Price, now...

Saturday – On Tap

It’s the final day of the Vascular Annual Meeting – and there is plenty on the agenda to keep you busy. 6:30 to 8:00 a.m....

For Dr. Dardik the First, a First-Rate Award

In the early 1950s, an aspiring teen pianist named Herbert Dardik got his big break – a chance to play on the “Ted Mack...

Highlights from new guidelines, and a chance to weigh in

Though the Society for Vascular Surgery has long published clinical practice guidelines, its 2017 annual meeting marks the first seminar dedicated to guidelines in...

How to get published in JVS and EJVES: Editors disclose secrets...

Over the past year, the Journal of Vascular Surgery and its two affiliated journals have undergone a number of important changes. Editorial boards have been...

Friday – On Tap

What will happen Friday that people will be talking about Saturday? All of the below, and much more: • 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sessions:...

Stop By, Say Hi! 6 Great Reasons to Visit the Membership...

While you’re in the neighborhood, why not stop by the SVS Membership Booth, located just outside the plenary doors? Whether you are a member of...

At Opening Reception: Vendors, Posters, Raffle

Meet up with friends, visit vendor booths to see the latest and greatest in all things vascular, peruse the posters. And enter a high-tech raffle...

2017 Resident Research Award: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Type 2 Diabetic Wound...

The issue of impaired wound healing in type 2 diabetes is a serious one and the leading cause of lower extremity amputation in the...

On Tap – Thursday

Here are some of the events your colleagues will be talking about later. You won’t want to miss: Thursday, June 1 Stop by the Exhibit Hall,...

How to Welcome a Patient Advisor to Your Research Team

When it comes to caring for those with vascular disease, who better to tell surgeons and researchers the effects of various treatments than …...

See Photos from VRIC

This year we have photographic proof – VRIC is a great experience for researchers. Invigorating discussions, great speakers, inspiration, new ideas – it was...

Going to VAM? Don’t Forget the Mobile App

Have VAM at your fingertips with the Mobile App. You can: Take your MOC assessment tests via a link within the app Access all...

Curated Sessions: Look for the Labels

Something new has been added to this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting: icons identifying sessions of interest to two specific audiences: young surgeon attendees and...

Contribute to Clowes Lecture Fund

The recent annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference featured the inaugural Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture. The invited presentation – planned to be a yearly...

VAM 2017 Features Alliances and Teamwork

This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting could be subtitled: “The Year of Inter-Society Collaboration.” Last year, joint sessions with specialty societies that have overlapping interests proved...

Collaborative Approach on Wound Care Improves Patient Outcomes

Because revascularization and wound care are so closely linked, vascular surgeons and podiatrists can improve patient care when they work together. That’s the thinking behind...

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society Welcomes You to VAM 2017

I would like to personally welcome everyone to San Diego and invite all 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting attendees to visit the Spring Meeting of...

VQI Adds Half-Day, Posters, Reception to Meeting

The 2016 Vascular Quality Initiative’s inaugural annual meeting proved so popular that the one-day session has been expanded by a half-day, and a networking...

Learn Ins and Outs of Launching a Multicenter Clinical Trial

To help SVS members learn the necessary steps of setting up a multicenter clinical research study, this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting offers “The Nuts...

VAM: Helping Patients with Vascular Disease

I always enjoy our Vascular Annual Meeting, and I look forward to it for months. It’s the leading forum for important and cutting-edge clinical...

It Will Be a Magical PAC Reception

SVS Past President Peter Gloviczki, MD, will perform his award-winning magic as the special guest at the SVS Political Action Committee (PAC) reception during...

Save $100: Pre-Purchase VAM On-Demand Library

VAM17 promises to keep you busy. Don't miss a moment. If you miss an event in your schedule, you can "attend" almost 400 individual...

Attend Aortic Summit at VAM 2017

This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting includes an important final-day summit on a number of factors in thoracoabdominal aneurysms and aortic disease. The Society of Thoracic...

VRIC is May 3; Register Today

Register today for the May 3 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference.The one-day meeting emphasizes emerging vascular science. It is considered a key event for meeting...

Get Reduced Pricing Now for VAM On-Demand Library at VAM Registration

Don't forget you can take the Vascular Annual Meeting home with you! You can pre-purchase all VAM PowerPoint slides, audio and a limited selection...

Purchase On-Demand Library at VAM Registration

Don't forget you can take VAM home with you! You can pre-purchase all VAM PowerPoint slides, audio and a limited selection of assorted videotaped...

Education: Register Now for the 2017 VAM

The topic is vascular care. The subjects to be covered are nearly too numerous to count. And the clock is ticking for signing up....

VESS meeting and SAVS award

Winter VESS Meeting Highlights The annual winter meeting of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) provided an invaluable opportunity for students, trainees, and young...

VAM Registration, Housing Now Open

Registration and housing for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting are now open. VAM will be held May 31-June 3 in San Diego, with plenaries...

Encourage Vascular Nurses, Techs to Attend SVN Convention

For all members who work with vascular nurses: please encourage them to attend the upcoming Society for Vascular Nursing’s 35th Annual Conference in Nashville,...

SVS Launches Expanded Member Benefits Portfolio

The Society for Vascular Surgery is proud to announce the launch of its very own member affinity program, offering members access to best-in-class products...

Washington Update: Task Force formed to create APMs

The SVS has begun work on creating an Alternative Payment Model for SVS members to use for reimbursement under the new Quality Payment Program....

Member Feedback Integral to Committee’s VAM Plans

Peter Gloviczki, MD, Peter Lawrence, MD, Frank Veith, MD, and Mike Dalsing, MD, all have something in common: They’ve faced a serious complication in...

Washington Update: SVS Washington Office Works to Help Members, Patients

The SVS Government Relations office on Capitol Hill helps members and their patients through not only its legislative and regulatory work but also oversight...

News from JVS: Western Vascular Society Adopts Transfer Guidelines

Because of challenges involved in transferring patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms from one facility to another, the Western Vascular Society has adopted a...

Focus on Research: Open or Endovascular? Study Seeks Veterans’ Preferences

If veterans who need abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery are fully versed in both open and endovascular procedures, will they be happier with their choice? To...

Education: Software, coding guide improve bottom line

Frustrated by reimbursement denials because of a simple error in code order? Coding software can help – and make a difference to your bottom...

Your SVS: SVS Launches Expanded Member Benefits Portfolio

The Society for Vascular Surgery is devoted to enhancing value and benefits for every member. To that end, the SVS is proud to announce...

VQI: 2016 VQI Participation Awards

The SVS Patient Safety Organization has announced the winners of the 2016 VQI Participation Awards. This program, in its second year, recognizes the importance...

SVN Convention Near

SVS members, spread the word: Educational opportunities for vascular nurses and technologists await at the Society for Vascular Nursing’s 35th Annual Convention. The convention will...

‘The Matrix’ to be part of VRIC

“The Matrix” is more than a movie. It’s also part of the May 3 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. “Matrix Revolution: Vascular Repair...

Encourage Vascular Nurses to Attend SVN Convention

For all members who work with vascular nurses: please encourage them to attend the upcoming Society for Vascular Nursing’s 35th Annual Conference in Nashville,...

The SVS is in the news!

The SVS has been in the news lately, thanks to outreach efforts and assistance from the Public and Professional Outreach Committee - Our thanks...

March 1 Deadline for Women’s Leadership Training Grant

Apply by March 1 for the 2017 Women's Leadership Training Grant, designed to develop strong women leaders in vascular surgery. Three awards of $5,000...

March 1 Membership Application Deadline Nearly Here

March 1 is just eight days away – and that’s the deadline for applying to become a member of SVS. Applications will be considered...

SVS Honors: Who Will Take Home the Statue?

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accepting nominations for its three highest honors until March 1. Recipients will be recognized at the 2017 Vascular...

Apply Now to Join SVS in 2017

Are you not yet a member? Have you been putting off applying? Do you know someone else who would be a great addition to...

Women’s Leadership Training Grant Applications Due March 1

Applications are open for the 2017 Women's Leadership Training Grant, designed to develop strong women leaders in vascular surgery who will demonstrate the outstanding...

Why Join SVS? Tell Applicants the Benefits!

SVS members, with the March 1 membership application deadline approaching quickly, we would like to get YOUR answers as to why you joined, the...

VAM ’17 Will Be a ‘Spectacular Meeting’  

Participants at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) have lots more to look forward to than sunny skies, beaches and palm trees. A number of...

Award Applications Due Soon

VAM Student Travel Scholarships Available; Apply by Feb. 1

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accepting applications for 2017 VAM Scholarships: the General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarships for residents and students and...

VRIC Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting abstracts to the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday, Jan. 23.Registration is...

Last call for abstracts: Deadline for submission for 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting...

If you are planning to submit an abstract to the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, time is short. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Central...

Haven’t paid ’17 Dues? Do So Today!

For those who still have not paid their 2017 SVS dues, renew NOW so your Journal of Vascular Surgery account is not affected. It's not...

Apply for Health Policy Scholarship

Apply by Feb. 1 for the American College of Surgeons and the SVS $8,000 Health Policy Scholarship, to help defray costs of attending the...

VAM Abstract Submission Deadline is Jan. 25

The deadline to submit abstracts for the Vascular Annual Meeting is Jan. 25 -- a week earlier than last year. Many people wait until...

VRIC Abstract Deadline Near

Submit abstracts by Jan. 18 for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, to be held May 3 in Minneapolis, Minn. And register today for VRIC,...

Free Webinar Information on Medicare Changes Now Online

Did you miss the SVS webinars on how to prepare for Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program that were held earlier in December? The audio...

Check Out New ‘Hot Topics’

SVS is working with a prominent legal health firm to produce a series of “Hot Topic” articles and webinar to address specific challenges members...

SVS Now Affiliated with the Society for Vascular Nursing

The Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Nursing have signed an affiliation agreement in which the nursing association will be managed...

MIPS Webinar Information Now Online

Did you miss the SVS webinars on how to prepare for Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program that were held earlier in December? The audio transcript...

SVS Foundation Video Highlights Importance of Contributions

A new video highlights the many pioneering innovations of some of our SVS pioneers. Research was and is key. Your tax-deductible contributions to the...

Let your Voice Be Heard; Please Donate to SVS PAC

With the election of a new President and new members of Congress, many changes are coming to health care in the United States –...

Go shopping – and Donate to the SVS Foundation at the...

With the Thanksgiving turkey but a memory, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. The SVS Foundation has a great program – the Amazon...

November is National Diabetes Month; SVS Offers Information

November, National Diabetes Month, is a great opportunity to draw more attention to the illness for the public, primary care physicians and patients of...

SVS PSO Names New Medical Director

The Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO) welcomes Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen as its new medical director. He will replace Dr. Jack...

Contribute to SVS Foundation Annual Campaign

The SVS Foundation’s Annual Report, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” honors innovators and inventors of both the past and the present. Featured are...

SVS Now Accepting Abstracts for VAM 2017

Abstracts for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting are now being accepted. The submission site opened Monday, Nov. 14 for the meeting, to be held...

November is National Diabetes Month; SVS Offers Infographic for Members to...

November is National Diabetes Month, an opportunity for physicians and surgeons to focus on the disease and its effects. Diabetes is considered one of...

Submit Abstracts to VRIC 2017

Abstracts are being accepted through Jan. 18, 2017, for the 2017 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, to be held May 3, 2017, in Minneapolis. This one-day...

Display your affiliation with SVS with pride!

You can now announce your membership in the largest professional association in the world representing vascular surgeons by using the "SVS Member" logo in...

SVS Recommends Coverage for Supervised Exercise Therapy for PAD

SVS and colleagues from ACC, ACR, AHA, SCAI, SIR, SVM and VIVA recently submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

SVS Offers Digital Pocket Guidelines

The SVS now offers its most recent practice guidelines as digital pocket cards through Guideline Central. These quick reference guideline tools contain everything you...

SVS Expands Membership Benefits

The SVS has announced the launch of the SVS Member Affinity Program, expanding member benefits to eventually provide products and services to assist members...

PAD Toolkit Available

For SVS members, every month is PAD month. But with September PAD Awareness Month, it's a good time to remind members that SVS offers...

NHLBI Strategic Vision Completed with SVS Input

By helping to formulate the new NHLBI Strategic Vision, the SVS successfully advocated for prioritization of disease processes which challenge vascular surgeons. “With continued...

Affect the Future; Donate to the SVS Foundation

The 2016 SVS Foundation Annual Appeal is underway, with donations sought to fund the research that leads to breakthroughs that ultimately will improve patient...

New Carotid Artery Stent Procedure to be Evaluated by SVS PSO

A surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) in comparison with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is being launched by...

SVS Member Vice Chair of ABS

SVS member Dr. Spence M. Taylor has been elected vice chair of the American Board of Surgery for 2017-18. He will serve as chair...

Submit Proposals for VAM 2017

All SVS members may submit proposals for invited sessions for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, set for May 31 to June 3 (plenaries and...

Review Course Recordings Available

Just in time for the September recertification exam! Recordings of the 2015 Comprehensive Vascular Review Course are available for purchase. The 2015 intensive two-day...

Are You Up for the ‘Cardio’ Challenge?

SVS members who are researchers and clinicians have an opportunity to win $5,000 for study hypotheses in cardiovascular research. The American Heart Association and...

Request for Applications for JVS Editorial Positions

The editors of the Journal of Vascular Surgery Publications are seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for multiple editorial positions. All applicants must be active or...

First TOS Reporting Standards Published

SVS members now have access to the first-ever reporting standards for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, published in the September issue (online) at the Journal of...

You oughta be in pictures – And maybe you are

The 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting photos are now available in our Flickr albums. Since there were thousands and thousands of photos (we couldn’t even count...

SVS Adds Community Practice Spot to Executive Committee

The SVS Executive Committee, at its July retreat, approved the appointment of the chair of the SVS Community Practice Committee (currently Dr. Richard Lynn)...

Purchase VAM 2016 Recordings, Presentations

Want to re-visit the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting, or view it for the first time? The VAM On-Demand Library includes a wealth of useful information:...

Save the Date for VAM 2017!

Look ahead to next summer, and be sure to save the dates of May 31 to June 3 for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting....

Claim Annual Meeting Credits by Dec. 31

Still haven’t claimed CME or MOC credits from the Vascular Annual Meeting? Access the CME site via the 2016 VAM app or by visiting www.vsweb.org/ClaimCME....

Resident Research Prize: Seeking to Preserve AV Fistulae

Even though the use of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) is considered optimal for hemodialysis access in patients with end-stage renal disease, outcomes for AVF are...

Benvenuto, Bienvenue, Velkommen, Willkommen!

Welcome to the Capitol of the USA! More than 100 attendees at the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting hail from overseas, coming to the nation’s...

Finding Food, Fun and History in DC Environs

National Harbor is a gateway port to Washington, D.C., situated just across the Potomac. For things to see and do while at the Vascular...

Mobile App: VAM Info at Your Fingertips

At the Vascular Annual Meeting, there’s no need to cart around a lot of paper. Instead, the Mobile App puts all the information you...

Slide Set on Diabetic Foot Guidelines

To encourage adoption of the recent diabetic foot guideline, SVS has created a new educatonal slide set for members to use in their presentations. The...

Register for SVS/UCLA Board Review Course

Registration is open for the “First Annual UCLA/SVS Symposium: A Comprehensive Review and Update of What’s New in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.” The course will...

Research Career Development Travel Awards

The SVS Foundation has announced a new award opportunity, the Research Career Development Travel Awards, designed to support early-career vascular surgeons with an interest...

New PAD Reporting Standards Announced

Endovascular treatments are the focus The Society for Vascular Surgery has released new reporting standards focused on endovascular treatment of chronic lower extremity peripheral artery...

Joint Review Course set for August

The Society for Vascular Surgery and the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at University of California Los Angeles have merged their board review...

Sign up now for the October Coding and Reimbursement Workshop

The Coding & Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons Workshop will be held October 21-22, 2016 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago. Vascular surgeons and their...

Lifetime Achievement Award Presented

The Society for Vascular Surgery’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented during the Vascular Annual Meeting to Dr. Jack Cronenwett. This honor recognizes...

Member Decisions Coming July 1

We understand membership applicants are anxious for a decision! Check your mailbox. All those who submitted applications to be members of SVS will receive a...

New SVS Officers Elected at Annual Meeting

At the Vascular Annual Meeting last week, members voted on new officers and approved selection of new members of the Board of Directors. Officers elected...

The June issue of Vascular Specialist is now online

Check out the June issue of Vascular Specialist now online in our enhanced digital edition and standard PDF. This month includes stories on vascular...

Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag inducted into Royal College of Surgeons of...

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, vice-chancellor for human health sciences; dean, University of California (UC) Davis School of Medicine; and Past-Chair, American College of...

Check out our Vascular Annual Meeting Coverage Online

For individual stories every day and to see the complete daily issues of Vascular Connections, the official on-site newspaper of the Vascular Annual Meeting,...

Presidential Address: ‘We Care!’

“Vascular surgeons are unique in the management of patients with circulatory disease. We are unique because we are exclusively devoted, 100% of our specialty,...

Dr. Gloviczki: Of Ties, VAM and a New Challenge

On Wednesday morning, the Society for Vascular Surgery bumped into SVS Past President Dr. Peter Gloviczki. Here’s what we learned about one of our...

We Must Lead on BEST-CLI Trial, Enroll Patients: Dr. Conte

Dr. Michael Conte issued an urgent call Thursday for vascular surgeons to enroll patients in the BEST-CLI Trial, designed to answer this question: What’s...

Crawford Forum: Clarifying SFA-Popliteal Treatment Options

“In a follow-up to Peter Lawrence’s Presidential Address last year about appropriateness of care, I have selected the topic ‘In Search of Clarity –...

Scenes from the Vascular Annual Meeting

Beyond the Plenary Sessions and scientific abstract presentations, there were many exciting events in which to participate and presentations to attend throughout the Vascular...

Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Cronenwett

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner is called many things by his many nominators: quadruple hitter, visionary, mentor, revolutionary, unsurpassed, profoundly effective. But one...

Tracking the Decline of AAA Repair in the United States

Has the advent of branched-fenestrated aortic endografts increased the number of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs due to patients who otherwise would not be...

Learn Radiation Safety During Vascular Surgery

Practical tips for protecting your vascular surgery patients and yourselves from radiation exposure will be featured as part of this morning’s session “Radiation Safety...

Enjoy a ‘Capitol’ Performance with the Capitol Steps

First, combine a Washington, D.C. venue and an upcoming and hotly debated presidential election. Add a date shortly before the GOP and Democratic national...

Presidentially Speaking

Dr. Bruce Perler, Johns Hopkins Hospital, will give his SVS Presidential Address Friday after a short introduction by President-Elect Dr. Ronald Fairman. Friday: 11 a.m....

Are You Going to the Fair? A Guide to What You...

There’s no Ferris Wheel or tilt-a-whirl at this fair – just useful information on 73 vascular training programs and the chance for aspiring vascular...

Special Events on Tap at VAM Thursday

Special activities are everywhere today at the Vascular Annual Meeting, including the official welcome and an opening reception, not to mention the opening of...

Enjoy Invited Speakers and Special Lectures

Thursday’s lineup includes special lectures and invited speakers, including: John Homans Lecture, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Potomac Ballroom A/B. Dr. Frank Veith will take “A...

Charting the Benefits of AAA Screening in England

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) in England has invited around 1.3 million 65-year-old men for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening since 2009....

Tracking Endovascular Treatment of the Femoral Arteries

Dr. Jeffrey Siracuse will report on the study he and his colleagues performed to analyze practice patterns and outcomes from endovascular treatment of the...

Hospital volume found linked to EVAR success

Higher hospital and surgeon volumes have been found to be correlated with improved outcomes after open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). However, the...

Experience VAM Electronically: Mobile App and Planner

Two tools – the Vascular Annual Meeting Mobile App and the Meeting Itinerary Planner – will make VAM 2016 a user-friendly experience. The App The...

The 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting – Come early, stay late for...

Exhibits, speakers, plenaries, hands-on sessions. Networking, dinner with friends, alumni receptions, the Capitol Steps comedy act. All this and much more is on tap...

Learn More About the Benefits of Belonging

It’s a chance to: • Meet the man who will be president (of SVS, of course)! • Learn ways to become involved with SVS, and reap...

Register for VAM for Chance to Win a New iPad Pro

The Vascular Annual Meeting – affectionately known as VAM – is in little over a week. For those who haven’t registered yet, what are...

Members Attending VAM in for a “Capitol” Treat!

When in D.C., well, pay attention to politics! Especially in an election year ... Attendees at the Vascular Annual Meeting will be treated to a...

Apply for International Scholarships by June 17

Up to four $5,000 scholarships to attend the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego are available to qualified young vascular surgeons living outside...

Attend SVS PAC Reception in Washington, D.C.

When meeting near Washington, D.C., meeting with members of Congress is a natural choice. US Capitol dome The SVS Political Action Committee Reception will be held...

Earn CME, Maintenance of Certification Credits

Beyond learning what’s new in the world of vascular surgery, paid physicians also can earn both Continuing Medical Education credits and Maintenance of Certification...

Industry-Supported Satellite Symposia Offered at VAM

Vascular Annual Meeting attendees are invited to the satellite symposia offered by industry, including three breakfast sessions on Thursday, June 9. These sessions are...

Postgraduate Courses: Six Sessions Offered

The 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting is offering six postgraduate courses on Wednesday, with two held concurrently in three time slots. SVS members get in...

Homans Lecture: A Look Ahead in Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery has a rich, varied and enormously interesting history, filled with innovators and creators whose inventions changed the course of patient care. This...

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Wednesday, June 8 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Postgraduate Courses P1: Controversies and Management of Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease P2: Complete Management of Venous...

Concurrent Sessions Provide Younger Surgeons Information

From learning how to make research a career focus to learning what tools are needed to help adapt to the changing world of vascular...

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society Welcomes You

I would like to invite all Vascular Annual Meeting attendees to join us for the Spring Meeting of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society...

National Harbor – Gateway to Washington, D.C.

For things to see and do while at the Vascular Annual Meeting, consider National Harbor as a gateway port to Washington, D.C., situated just...

Welcome from the Vascular Quality Initiative

I am pleased to welcome you to the first Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Annual Meeting (VQI@VAM), which will be held on June 8th, in...

Arrange for VAM Housing by May 11

Special room rates at the VAM headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, are good through Thursday, May 11. Enjoy the stunning...

Register for VAM Hands-on Workshops

Register today for hands-on training at the Vascular Annual Meeting’s hands-on-workshop (limit 15 participants each) on Wednesday, June 8. Twelve topics -- with tips,...

Apply For VAM 2017 International Scholarships by June 17

Up to four $5,000 scholarships to attend the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego are available to qualified young vascular surgeons living outside...

Vascular Quality Initiative plans first annual meeting at 2016 VAM near...

Vascular surgeons, clinicians, data managers and quality personnel will find helpful techniques and useful information on using data at the first-ever, day-long meeting of...

VRIC is Just Around the Corner

The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference - VRIC - is less than three weeks away. The one-day conference, on May 4 in Nashville, focuses on...

PCORI to Fund Pragmatic Trials and Studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced new funding for pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials or large-scale observational studies that compare the...

Venous & Lymphatic Disorders on PubMed; Publication Fully Searchable

The Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders is now indexed on PubMed, from Issue 1 Volume 1. PubMed is often the first...

Nominate SVS Officers by March 31

SVS members are invited to nominate individuals for the SVS offices being voted on at the June business meeting at this nomination form. The...

SVS Announces VAM Registration Contest

SVS will pay the registration fee to the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting to one lucky person who registers by March 31. The Vascular Annual...

Interested in Serving on an SVS Committee? Apply by April 1

Those interested in serving on an SVS committee should complete a short application by Friday, April 1. Appointments will be announced in late May. New...

Interactive Practice Guidelines App Upgraded; now includes diabetic foot ulceration information

The SVS mobile app (SVS-iPG) that offers SVS practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of a number of vascular conditions has been upgraded...

Late-breaking Abstracts Accepted Until March 31

SVS is soliciting abstracts for a late-breaking session at the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting. Preference will be given to prospective, multi-institutional trials and investigational...

Registration opens for 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL, March 3, 2016 – Registration is now open for the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting, slated for June 8-11 at the Gaylord National...

Rebecca Maron Announces Retirement

National search firm assists in finding next SVS Executive Director Society for Vascular Surgery Executive Director Rebecca Maron has announced her retirement, effective the end...

This is the Week! VAM Registration, Housing Open March 3

Attendees may register and obtain housing beginning Thursday, March 3. SVS urges participants to register for their housing ONLY through its preferred provider, Wyndham...

Washington Update and Advocacy

A legislative priority issue for SVS and its members for 2016 is Chronic Care Management. The SVS Government Relations Committee has offered input on...

Nominations for SVS Honors Due Today, March 1

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accepting nominations through today, March 1 for its three highest honors. They are: • SVS Lifetime Achievement Award • SVS...

March Deadlines Near for Awards, Grants

Want to win a prize for research? Below are 2016 deadlines and links to information for some of the SVS Foundation Awards. Student Research Fellowship:...

Comment on NHLBI Strategic Research Priorities by March 7

Public comments are due no later than Monday, March 7, to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on its strategic research priorities....

SVS Database Being Upgraded; System Unavailable Feb. 18-29

Work continues at the Society for Vascular Surgery to finalize an upgraded, robust member management system that will help the Society serve members better. The...

Countdown begins for 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting

The abstract submission deadline has passed and the countdown to Vascular Annual Meeting 2016 has officially begun! Attendees may register and obtain housing beginning...

Nominations for SVS Honors are Due March 1

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accepting nominations through March 1 for its three highest honors. The SVS Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor...

SVS Posts New Practice Memo on Integrating NPs/PAs in Vascular Practice

A new practice memo, “PA and NP Integration in a Vascular Practice,” is now available in the “Practice Memo” section (in Practice Resources) of...

Last Call for VAM Abstracts; Deadline is Feb. 1

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting is 3 p.m. CST Feb. 1, which means less than one week remains...

Apply by Jan. 29 for VAM Student Scholarships

Medical students and surgical residents can apply for travel scholarships to defray costs of attending the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting. Two scholarships are available:...

Zero Hour for 2016 Dues Payment is Jan. 15

To avoid a $50 late fee, 2016 dues MUST be received at SVS by Jan. 15. To pay dues, call 312-334-2313, fax 312-334-2320 or...

Tick-Tock: VAM Abstract Deadline Approaches

Abstracts for the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting are due by 3 p.m. CST Feb. 1 -- and that date is approaching rapidly. New this year:...

ACS/SVS Scholarship Application due Feb. 1

Applications to the joint scholarship offered by the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery are due Feb. 1. This $8,000 scholarship...

VRIC Abstracts Due Jan. 13

Abstracts for the 2016 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference must be submitted by Jan. 13. VRIC will be held May 4 in Nashville, the day before...

Joint Scholarship to Brandeis Program Offered

The American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery are jointly offering a shared scholarship open to U.S. members in good standing...

2016 Nominating Committee Now Complete

The election of the 2016 SVS Nominating Committee is now complete. The Committee will determine the slate of officers for election in June 2016....

SVS Award Nominations Open Through March 1

The Society for Vascular Surgery is now accepting nominations for its three highest honors. SVS Lifetime Achievement Award The SVS Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest...

Nominating Committee Complete

The election of the 2016 SVS Nominating Committee is now complete. The Committee will determine the slate of officers for election in June 2016. 2016...

Donate to Foundation Before Dec. 31

Donors who want to receive a 2015 tax deduction should make their 2015 contribution to the SVS Foundation before Dec. 31, just a little...

STS Invites SVS Members to Session

SVS members are invited to discover common ground between vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons in treating cardiovascular problems at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 52nd...

Ushering in the next generation of vascular surgeons can be rewarding

Most of us like to start off a new year with good intentions. If you have been wondering how you can contribute to your...

SVS Med Student Group Members Assist at AAA Screening

With the help of medical students affiliated with an SVS student group, 15 people were identified with potential vascular issues – including six with...

Don’t Forget! Pay Dues by End of Year

SVS members have until Dec. 31 to pay their 2016 dues. Members may pay their dues by logging onto their accounts online (link is...

VAM Abstract Submission Site Open

The abstract submission site for the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting is now open. Submissions will be accepted through 3 p.m. CST Feb. 1, 2016. Please...

Deadlines: Claiming 2014 Credits, Accessing Coding Guide

• Attendees of the 2014 VAM have until Dec. 31 to claim the appropriate Continuing Medical Education credits. Visit 2014 VAM CME to record...

VAM Abstract Submission Guidelines Now Available Online

Specific guidelines and other important information for submitting abstracts for the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting are now available online. Submissions will be accepted from...

Vote by Nov. 30 for At-large Member of 2016 Nominating Committee

Electronic voting is now open to elect the at-large member of the 2016 SVS Nominating Committee by clicking on the link below. www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBQQJ8K

Last Call: Claim credits from 2014 VAM

Attendees of the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting have until Dec. 31 to claim the appropriate Continuing Medical Education credits. Visit 2014 VAM CME to...

Please Pay Membership Dues

SVS members have until Dec. 31 to pay their 2016 dues. “To take advantage of all the benefits of membership in the Society for Vascular...

Save the Date!

The Society for Vascular Surgery and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles are joining forces for their...

FROM THE SVS: Society responds to recent PAD study

A written statement from the SVS:The Society for Vascular Surgery, with more than 5,000 vascular surgeon and allied health members, reviewed with interest the...

BEST-CLI: New Initiatives, Upcoming Meetings

A number of new initiatives have recently been incorporated into the Best Endovascular versus best Surgical Therapy in patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI)...

VRIC abstracts due Jan. 31

Abstract submissions for the 2016 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference must be submitted by Jan. 13, 2016. VRIC, set for May 4, 2016, in Nashville,...

In Honor of All PAs

Dear Physician Assistants throughout the country, In the 1960s, internist Dr. Eugene Stead – one of the true icons and visionaries of American medicine –...

SVS Coding Guide, SVU Coding Advisor Software now Available Together

The SVS Coding Guide and SVU Coding Advisor Software combination, available in a one-year license, includes expert coding guidance for all of the peripheral...

I’m having an identity crisis

I’ve described my nightmares before. But they are becoming more frequent. Night after night I would see myself in an operating room or Endo...

Sept. JVS: Vascular surgeons do higher percentage of AAA repairs

The impact of endovascular repair on specialties performing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Klaas H. J. Ultee, BSc,Rob Hurks, MD, PhD, Dominique B. Buck, MD,...

New App Puts Practice Guidelines a Tap Away

An indispensable free tool for clinicians, trainees and third-party payers The SVS has introduced its new, free Clinical Practice Guidelines app for Apple and Android...

Nominate an At-Large 2016 Nominating Committee Member

That’s no typo – SVS members have until Sept. 30 to nominate someone for the SVS nominating committee. The SVS Nominating Committee includes one...

The pros and cons of novel anticoagulants

Novel anticoagulants will likely replace need for vitamin K antagonists BY MADHUKAR S. PATEL, M.D., AND ELLIOT L. CHAIKOF, M.D. The discovery of oral...

Time to register for VEITH

Register now for the annual VEITHsymposium, scheduled from Nov. 17-21, 2015 at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan. The VEITHsymposium provides vascular surgeons...

Smile – we’ve got your pictures!

The best of our Vascular Annual Meeting photos are now on Flickr, a photo-sharing website. All photos are high resolution and free. If you’re...

VITA Funding Available for Translational Research Projects

Funding through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s VITA program is now available for those developing an innovative technology for treatment of vascular...

SVS IDE Application Template for Physician-Modified or Industry Manufactured Endografts Now...

The SVS IDE Application template is now available. The template is for physician-modified endographs, or industry manufactured endovascular systems for infrarenal, juxtarenal or pararenal...

2015 VAM Recordings Available Now

Recordings and slides of almost all 2015 Vascular Annual Meeting sessions are now available online. Attendees should have received a link for their free...

SVS Comprehensive Vascular Review Course

The SVS Comprehensive Vascular Review Course will be Aug. 28-29 near Chicago’s O’Hare airport. This educational activity is an intensive two-day vascular surgery review...

Still time to register for SVS intensive review course

Summer is a great time to pick up your Comprehensive Vascular Review Course. The Society for Vascular Surgery makes it even easier by offering...

UPDATE: Enrollment in BEST-CLI study is well underway

In the past few months the BEST-CLI study has continued to energetically enroll patients. More than 100 of the planned 120 trial sites have...

Annual Meeting recordings – Available in July

Attendees at the 2015 Vascular Annual Meeting will get a bonus--Postgraduate Courses and dozens of educational sessions were recorded. Recordings will be available to...

Challenges in Vascular Ultrasound: Coding, Reimbursement and Appeals in 2015-Part 3

Are your coding and reimbursement processes where you want them to be? Does your staff know how to manage the appeals process? Part three...

Vascular Surgery Has Unique Readmission Characteristics

Administrative data show that readmission rates are highest in vascular surgery, according to Dr. Natalia O. Glebova and her colleagues. In Friday afternoon’s Plenary...

Raise a Glass: Dr. Alec Clowes Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Behind most significant awards, you usually find a human story of outstanding character, singular achievement, and lasting influence. That is especially the case this...

Make the Most of Your Time at VAM

Yesterday’s breakfast session on careers and networking was just for trainees, and that’s kind of a shame. Many attendees, especially first-timers, can find networking at...

How Do We Measure Essential Vascular Skills?

In Friday morning’s Plenary Session, Dr. Malachai G. Sheahan will present the results of a study that he and his colleagues did to establish...

Alumni Receptions

Calling All Cardinals, Bears, Quakers and Assorted Graduates Alumni receptions will be hosted in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on Thursday evening, June 18....

Going Fast… But Some Hotel Rooms Still Available

Hotel rooms are still available at our meeting headquarters, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, through our booking agency, Wyndham Jade. Shuttle service will be provided...

Meet the Newest Active AATS Members

At the Annual Meeting, 54 surgeons were elected as active AATS members: Abbas E. Abbas (Philadelphia, PA) Pavan Atluri (Philadelphia, PA) Leora B. (Nashville, TN) Daniel J. Boffa(New...

Register for the Vascular Annual Meeting

You can register for the Annual Meeting in Chicago right up to – and through – the days of the meeting, June 17-20. Though...

SVS PAC Has Most Successful Contribution Year in 2014 – Help...

The SVS Political Action Committee annual report for 2014 is now available online. Please take a few minutes to read about our past year....

Coding and reimbursement for vascular ultrasound

Are your coding and reimbursement processes where you want them to be? The Society for Vascular Ultrasound is offering a series of three coding...

Deadline nears for 2016 International Scholarship applicants

Young surgeons from outside North America may apply for an International Scholars Program scholarship, which offers a stipend for visiting U.S. universities and clinics. Scholars...

Vascular Annual Meeting Speakers – Speak up

If you are scheduled to be an abstract author or invited speaker at the Vascular Annual Meeting, it is time to complete your online...

Our Political Action Committee Needs Your Help

Just because the 12-year SGR/Medicare Physician Payment debate has ended in Congress does not mean that vascular surgeons can rest easy. Private practice physicians...

Hotel Room Deadline Nears for Vascular Annual Meeting

The Vascular Annual Meeting is June 17-20 in Chicago, Ill. The deadline is May 14 to reserve hotel rooms at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel...

NHLBI needs your help by May 15

Your participation is needed now in the Strategic Visioning effort launched by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. The goal is to determine...

Free registration drawing for annual meeting

If you register for the Vascular Annual Meeting before April ends, your name will be entered in a drawing for free registration. Registration must...

The April issue of Vascular Specialist is now available online

Be sure to visit our interactive digital or PDF version of the April issue of Vascular Specialist, now available online. This month we are...

Going to Chicago for the Vascular Annual Meeting?

You will be visiting at a great time. The weather is fabulous (average high, 80 degrees) and the festivals and parties are non-stop. The...

If you find your bliss in research….

There’s no place like San Francisco. And it’s even better when you’re surrounded by your fellow researchers at the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference. This...

Still time to register for Coding Class

Hotel reservations are closed, but you can still sign up for the 2015 Coding Class, titled, “Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2015: Coding and Reimbursement...

We’re expecting a crowd at VAM – Sign up today

Based on the pace of early sign ups, we’re expecting an excellent turnout for the Vascular Annual Meeting, set for June 17-20 in Chicago....

April 6 – Deadline to apply for Women’s Leadership Training Grant

A host of learning and training opportunities are open to the winners of this year’s Women’s Leadership Training Grant. The deadline to apply is...

From the editors

Editor’s Note: The associate editors of Vascular Specialist were asked to provide their perspectives on the stenting controversy. Here is a selection. Dr. Frank J....

ACA – What it takes for surgeons to survive and succeed

Each year, one of the highlights of the Vascular Annual Meeting is the lively Crawford Critical Issues Symposium, headed this year by Dr. Bruce...

Study: Surgery offers chance to adjust vascular medications

Patients who are treated at sites with longer participation in the VQI had better medical management and this was associated with higher survival rates,...

Growing Medicare penalties start this year

Along with the usual threat of cuts to physician payment using the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which sets payment rates through a formula...

The March issue of Vascular Specialist is now online

This issue features a special section of editorial opinion from our associate medical editors and letters from the SVS membership addressing the issue of...

SVS member quoted in New York Times

Dr. Gretchen Schwarze of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was quoted in, “A surgery standard under fire,” in the New York Times March 2, 2015....

Register for the 2015 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

This one-day scientific conference is designed for scientists investigating peripheral vascular disease, as well as vascular surgery trainees, research trainees in vascular surgery and...

Vascular Annual Meeting – register now

The 2015 VAM, set for June 17-20 in Chicago, is your chance to hear first-hand about important new research, sit in on interesting sessions,...

Register now for annual meeting

Registration is now open for the Vascular Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 17-20 in Chicago. Many popular events, such as “Vascular Live,” are returning...

Letters to the Editor

Editors note: The following are a selection of responses from the SVS membership sent to Dr. Peter Lawrence based upon his article in a...

Register for April Coding Class

If ever-changing coding procedures are giving your office fits, here’s a solution: “Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2015: Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons.” The...

The changing face of vascular surgery

The NSA might know how often you order Chinese after midnight, or the topics of your text messages to your dog sitter. But when...

What Millennial physicians want – and why the surgeon drain may...

You’ve heard the drumbeat – in years to come we won’t have nearly enough vascular surgeons to treat an aging population. “Folks, we need more...

Da VAM – better known as the 2015 Vascular Annual Meeting

We’ve been having some fun with the Chicago stereotype – sports fans who eat a lot of sausage and change their “th” sounds to...

March 2 – Deadline for two SVS Foundation awards

Two awards are offered by the SVS Foundation with deadlines of March 2, 2015. They are the prestigious Student Research Fellowship Award and the...

Asymptomatic PAD treatment – New clinical guidelines add to LE debate

The Society for Vascular Surgery has just released its long-awaited, “SVS practice guidelines for atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the lower extremities: Management of asymptomatic...

In the January JVS – Frailty versus morbidity in elective AAA...

Frailty accounted for an increased morbidity in elective AAA repair patients who participated in a study detailed in the February 2015 edition of the...

PRESERVE study to select sites soon

Over the next few months, sites will be selected for the first large-scale, multi-specialty, prospective clinical research trial to evaluate IVC filters in the...

Report Language included in the 2015 Omnibus Bill on Global Surgical...

SVS staff worked with a group of surgical society representatives to try to rescind the elimination of the Global Surgical Packages as part of...

Re-designing informed consent for the 21st century

A shared decision-making model focuses on how patients view outcomes. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand statistics. Using a simple diagram and narrative,...

Choosing Wisely: A good start to explaining vascular best practices

Choosing Wisely was initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to provide recommendations to both patients and physicians about the evaluation and...

A renowned device innovator honored

In November last year, one of the highly prestigious National Medals of Technology and Innovation was presented to Thomas J. Fogarty, Fogarty Institute for...

SVS Brazilian Chapter: Collaboration reaps rewards

The SVS has a long tradition of reaching out to the worldwide vascular surgery community. As of September 2014, members outside North America totaled...

Exam time? Prep with VESAP3 online self-assessment program

There’s excellent news for Vascular Specialist readers with certification, re-certification, or residency or fellowship exams on the horizon. The latest triennial update of the...

SVS and AVF team up to improve varicose vein treatment

Introducing the VQI Varicose Vein Registry Across the United States, thousands of vein centers and hospitals offer a range of treatments for varicose veins to...

Help advance vascular care; keep our specialty vital

Contribute to the SVS Foundation and ask a colleague to follow your lead The SVS Foundation Development Committee, chaired by Ali AbuRahma, MD, invites you...

SVS officer corps on the record: priorities, opportunities and a few...

President Peter Lawrence—two priorities to drive surgeon and patient education While in Chicago for an SVS officers retreat, President Peter Lawrence took time to outline...

Avoid costly billing errors: Register for the 2014 Coding Course

Attend an intensive, two-day program in Chicago this October 10-11 that addresses the most pressing issues about coding and reimbursement, including: • Proposed updates...

Rep. Burgess, MD (R-TX), encouraged SVS members to get involved at...

Representative Michael Burgess was the special guest for the SVS PAC reception held during the Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston on June 5. Guests...

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, named the new SVS Foundation Chair

The SVS Foundation announced Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag as the new SVS Foundation Chair. Dr. Freischlag follows in the footsteps of Dr. Peter Gloviczki,...

Future vascular surgeons could face training gap

The combination of healthier patients, stricter work-hour limits, and the increase in minimally invasive procedures could create a training gap among vascular surgeons, particularly...

2014 SVS Awards Presentations

SVS Women’s Leadership Training Grants Winners: Manju Kalra, MBBS Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota Caron Rockman, MD New York University Medical Center New York, NY Ulka Sachdev, MD University of Pittsburgh...

Success of Recent VRIC

More than 100 investigators, students, and trainees with an interest in translational research attended the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) in Toronto. Held one...

Vascular Annual Meeting offered education and networking opportunities

Vascular health professionals from around the world gathered in Boston earlier this month to learn more about the specialty’s cutting-edge research, catch up with...

Journal of Vascular Surgery Web Site Enhancements

The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) has migrated to a new web platform, providing readers with improved search capabilities and mobile-friendly content. The full...

President Freischlag Urges Members to ‘Take a Chance’

When SVS President Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, went off to college at the University of Illinois, her goal was to become a high school...

John Mannick, MD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

An actual flip of a coin was responsible for bringing John Mannick, MD, into the field of vascular surgery. But it was more than...

Release of new Rutherford edition

Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition, a comprehensive two-volume reference has recently been released. "Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery is the definitive medical reference for vascular surgeons, interventionalists...

Upcoming Vascular Annual Meeting Highlights

Cutting-edge research presentations by vascular surgeons from around the world, a preview of the latest vascular surgery products and techniques, and an opportunity to...

Vascular Issues – Leadership: Getting buy-in through the art of persuasion

Scenario: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a large hospital comes into the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) office after a hospital board retreat meeting...

PVSS is now VESS -The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

Nearing 40 years of continued service to its membership, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society at its annual meeting elected a change in the society...

The issue of medical frailty

With people aged 65 and over making up the fastest growing segment of the US population, medical frailty – and its attendant increase in...

SVS and FDA partner on TEVAR

To evaluate thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) devices in the treatment of Type B aortic dissection, the SVS Patient Safety Organization is collaborating with...

APDVS prepares for ACGME Next Accreditation system

More than 150 program directors and residency coordinators attended the recent spring meeting of the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS). The...

JVS Editor Applications due April 30

The SVS Publications Committee invites applicants for the position of editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery –...

Register today for the Vascular Annual Meeting

The specialty’s premier educational event, the Vascular Annual Meeting, June 5-7 in Boston, will soon be here. Research presentations by top vascular surgeons, a...

A Vascular Fellow’s Experience on Capitol Hill

Nicolas Mouawad has always had an interest in the relationship between government and health care. To get a closer look at how lobbying influences...

Plan to Attend the International Forum

As SVS international membership has grown, so has the Vascular Annual Meeting’s international programming. The International Forum, open to all and held from 4:00...

Dr. Fairman: Vascular Annual Meeting Program Chair

The 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting will be the last year of service for Dr. Ronald Fairman, who has served 3 years as program chair,...

In Memoriam

Professor Edouard Kieffer, a preeminent figure in French vascular surgery, died in February 2014, at the age of 72. He was Professor of Vascular...

Read the 2013 SVS PAC Annual Report

Contributions to SVS PAC in 2013 served as a catalyst for several victories. These donations from SVS members provided the funds for SVS member...

Upcoming changes to PQRS

It is important for SVS members to know, understand, and prepare for the upcoming changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). PQRS is...

Review of 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule has been published, and most provisions went...

Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Application Deadline: March 31

The SVS Foundation is now partnering with Vascular Cures on its Wylie Scholar Program. The Wylie Scholar Program provides a crucial career development award...

Submit a late-breaking clinical trial abstract

Become a presenter at the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting, June 5-7 in Boston, MA, and submit a late-breaking clinical trial abstract. Selected abstracts will...

ICD-10 Vascular Surgery Webinar

According to a recent survey by the Medical Group Management Association, less than 10 percent of physician practices are prepared for the upcoming ICD-10...

Sex disparity in thoracic aneurysm repair linked to device size

A study published in Journal of Vascular Surgery is a "call to action" for device companies. Women are more likely than men to suffer complications,...

Coding success key to reimbursement

Proper coding of insurance claims is important to reimbursement. Sean Roddy, MD, Chair of the SVS Health Policy Committee, has long had an interest...

Charting the legal maze of off-label device use

Off-label use of a medical device can potentially result in medical malpractice litigation. To help physicians become familiar with the conditions under which the...

Positive Changes in Physician Fee Schedule

There are two positive changes for vascular surgeons regarding AAA screening and the proposed non-facility cap in the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final...

Jan. 2 Deadline for Abstract Submission for the Vascular Annual Meeting

Act soon as the January 2 deadline to share your research at the Vascular Annual Meeting, the premier educational event for vascular surgeons, is...

Coding Guide 2014 Available for Pre-Purchase

Hundreds of new CPT codes for vascular surgery will go into effect in January. Coding Guide 2014 is designed to provide vascular surgeons and...

Submit an Abstract for VRIC

Vascular health professionals can share scientific research with colleagues by submitting an abstract for presentation at the 28th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference...

Practice Resources

Two new practice memos are now available on VascularWeb.org for SVS members. Electronic Medical Records/Health Information Technology: Background Information and Resources, provides a directory...

SCVS Pledges to SVS Foundation

The SVS Foundation leadership announced that the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) has pledged $50,000 to the Foundation. This generous contribution funds clinical...

Support Vascular Research With a Year-End Gift to the SVS Foundation

The SVS Foundation thanks all members who have contributed to this year’s Annual Appeal. Not only is this the time of year when people...

SVS Foundation Grant Deadlines

The deadlines are rapidly approaching for several SVS Foundation awards. Learn more about these exciting opportunities and apply for the following: Deadlines Resident Research Prize (deadline...

Welcome Our New Resident Editor

We are pleased to have Dr. Sapan S. Desai come on board as our Resident/Fellow Editor for the next year. Dr. Desai was selected...

Record Number of Women in Vascular Surgery Training

In recent years, data show that half of all medical students are female, yet in 2007, women accounted for only 12 percent of those...

Prep for Recertification With VESAP2

SVS members preparing for recertification this November can benefit from the Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program, VESAP2. Now in its second edition, VESAP2 is...

Abstract Submission for the Vascular Annual Meeting

Vascular surgeons interested in presenting their research at the premier educational event for vascular health professionals can submit abstracts online through January 2. Abstracts...

Launch of JVS: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders Journal

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Society for Vascular Surgery, in joint sponsorship with the American Venous Forum, launched a...

Call for Abstracts for The 28th Annual VRIC

Plan to attend and submit an abstract for presentation at the 28th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), presented by SVS, to be held...

SAVS Joins Societies Giving to SVS Foundation

The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery demonstrated its commitment to the advancement of vascular surgery with a pledge of $25,000 to the SVS Foundation. "The...

Clinical Research Seed Grant: Jan. 17 Deadline to Apply

To ensure the continuation of clinical investigation in vascular disease, the SVS Foundation sponsors the Clinical Research Seed Grant Program. This program: • Encourages the...

Upcoming Webinar Addresses 2014 Coding Changes

Understanding the new codes released each year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is critical to ensuring proper reimbursement for vascular surgeons....

SVS Rallies Against Proposed Reimbursement Cuts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is addressing 211 codes the agency believes may have resource inputs that are misvalued in its...

The Importance of SVS Foundation Donations

The SVS Foundation supports surgeons launching their research careers and established researchers to do both clinical and basic research projects. The SVS Foundation's ambitious...

SVS Foundation Announces Legacy Program

Donations to the SVS Foundation support vascular surgeons at all stages in their careers, from those just starting in clinical and basic research to...

Clinical Research Seed Grant Application Deadline: Jan. 17

To ensure the continuation of clinical investigation in vascular disease, the SVS Foundation sponsors the Clinical Research Seed Grant Program. This program: • encourages the...

Rabih Chaer, MD Receives AGS Award

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) launched the Jahnigen Scholars Program: A Model for Faculty Career Development Award (JSP) in 2002. JSP fosters the development...

SVS Foundation Launches the Roy Greenberg Distinguished Lecture at 2013 Vascular...

Roy Greenberg, MD, was honored during the Vascular Annual Meeting held in San Francisco with the first of a series of lectures in his...

With Thanks to SVS Foundation Donors

The SVS Foundation thanks the following donors for their generous contributions during the Annual Appeal from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. Individual Contributors Oliver...

Open the Pathway Recognition 2012-2013

The Open the Pathway campaign, conducted in 2009 and into early 2010, received strong support from SVS members, regional societies, and industry partners. The...

Progress Report on SVS Foundation Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant

In 2012 Thomas S. Hatsukami, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, was presented the first...

12 SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowships Named

The Student Research Fellowship, established by the SVS Foundation, stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered...

A Message from the SVS Foundation Chair

Dear Colleagues:Our specialty enjoys the prestige of being known for quality care. One of the reasons is the excellent research we’ve conducted. We must...

From the SVS PAC: Funds Needed to Stop Office-Based Reimbursement Cuts

Sept. 6, 2013 Dear SVS Member: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is recommending cuts to 15 vascular surgery codes in its Calendar Year...

Learn the Latest Vascular Surgery Coding

The coding process is continually changing. To ensure proper reimbursement, it's vitally important to be up-to-date on billing and coding procedures so register today...

Grant of $100,000 Available to Clinical Investigator

SVS members are eligible to apply for a $100,000 award through the SVS? Foundation to develop a grant application for a high-impact multicenter clinical...

Short, Intense Review Course Offered

As a vascular specialist, remaining current on the latest clinical advances and techniques in vascular surgery is essential to providing the best patient outcomes....

Review Exceptional Sessions from the Vascular Annual Meeting

Several presentations from the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting have been captured on video. These recorded sessions provide an opportunity to learn from leaders in...

New 2013-2014 SVS Board of Directors

President Julie Ann Freischlag, MD President-Elect Peter Lawrence, MD Vice President Bruce A. Perler, MD Secretary Michel S. Makaroun, MD Treasurer Clement Darling, MD Immediate Past President Peter Gloviczki, MD Program Chair Ronald Fairman, MD Research Council Chair Michael...

SVS Honorary Members

Six new Honorary Members were named and 35 Corresponding Members were named SVS Honorary Members. Honorary Members Jean-Pierre Becquemin, MD Gustav Fraedrich, MD Calogero Presti, MD, PhD Carlo Setacci,...

67th Vascular Annual Meeting Breaks West Coast Attendance Records

The very successful 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting® was the fourth highest attended annual meeting in SVS history and the highest attended West Coast meeting....

SVS Membership Grows to 4,604

The 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting welcomed a record number of new SVS members. Active Members Shadi J Abu-Halimah MD Alaa A Addasi MD Gilbert Aidinian MD Ajibola Akingba...