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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 capital from Argentina, China, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Sri Lanka, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and more locales from around the globe.

Many special events for international guests take place Wednesday, including International Fast Talk.

International Fast Talk returns after its popular debut in 2015. It features 22 quick abstract presentations (three minutes) followed by discussion (two minutes). All presentations are scored and the top two scorers will win the event’s Young Surgeon Competition. To qualify for Fast Talk, presenters must be 35 or younger. The abstracts all are available on the meeting app or via the Journal of Vascular Surgery supplement.

Dr. Glenn M. LaMuraglia (left) and Dr. Juan C. Parodi (right) present certificates to the winners of the 2015 International Fast Talk competition.

Courtesy of SVS

Dr. Glenn M. LaMuraglia (left) and Dr. Juan C. Parodi (right) present certificates to the winners of the 2015 International Fast Talk competition.

International Fast Talk

12:30 – 2:45 p.m., Maryland Ballroom C

Moderators: Drs. Gustav Fraedrich, Kimihiro Komori, Peter F. Lawrence, Luca di Marzo, Gustavo S. Oderich, Kumud M. Rai and Wayne Zhang.

International Forum

3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Maryland Ballroom C

Moderators: Drs. E. Sebastian Debus, Fausto Miranda, Alberto Munoz, Carlo Setacci and Shenming Wang.

This session returns in its expanded three-hour time format. International Forum features 16 abstracts representing research from around the world. International authors have been selected to present their abstract selections, including video abstracts for the first time. Presentations last six minutes with an additional four minutes available for discussion. Only authors outside the United States and Canada may present.

 

International Reception

6:15 – 7:15 p.m., Maryland Ballroom 1-3

Mix and mingle with friends old and new, and see the International Scholar awards.

SVS vs. ESVS Debates (Friday, June 10)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Potomac Ballroom A/B

Moderators: Drs. E. Sebastian Debus, Glenn M. LaMuraglia, Alik Farber, Bruce Perler

“Combatants” take the gloves off during the annual – and always popular – debates between SVS and the European Society for Vascular Surgery. It’s one continent against another, with participants debating the hot topics of the day and scoring thought-provoking points amid witty repartee. The audience chooses the winners! Let the best side of the pond win.

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