SVS and STS release new reporting standards for type B aortic dissections

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) have released new reporting standards to ensure patients with type B...

‘Cardiovascular disease at crossroads’: practitioners call for a definitive randomized trial comparing precision medicine...

The prospect of death rates from cardiovascular disease once again ticking upward after more than a half century of decline has led to a...

Initial results from first-in-man trial of prosthetic VenoValve demonstrate promise, says investigator

PALM BEACH, Fla.—The initial results of an ongoing first-in-man study in Colombia that saw the implantation of a prosthetic venous valve in 15 patients...

SVS president presents point-by-point defense of Society position on paclitaxel controversy

NEW YORK—Kim Hodgson, MD, president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, delivered a robust defense of the SVS position on the drug-coated balloon (DCB)...
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Hotly-contested meta-analysis suggests a higher risk of death or amputation at one year when...

A new meta-analysis, just published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), suggests significantly reduced amputation-free survival at one year when paclitaxel-coated...
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Alucent Biomedical announces FDA approval to proceed with natural vascular scaffolding clinical trial

Alucent Biomedical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to proceed with a phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and...
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‘Alarming rate’ of severe cerebrospinal fluid drain complications discovered in first-stage TEVAR and F-BEVAR...

Severe complications from placement of cerebrospinal fluid drains (CSFD) during first-stage thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and fenestrated-branched endovascular repair (F-BEVAR) of pararenal and...

Meta-analysis: Translumbar embolization is superior to transarterial procedure in treatment of post-EVAR type II...

Translumbar embolization had a greater technical efficacy than its transarterial equivalent in the treatment of type II endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), according...
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Dramatic decline in open AAA repair training among trainees stokes strong concern over future...

NEW YORK—The dramatic shift away from open surgery toward an endovascular approach has landed vascular practice at a stark crossroads, attendees at the VEITHsymposium...

Regulatory unity can help drive medical device adoption globally, FDA official says

LAS VEGAS—Efforts at international collaboration across borders can drive harmony among disparate regulatory requirements and lead to greater global cooperation at the medical device...

When world vascular societies combined to produce new global guidelines for chronic limb-threatening ischemia

Four years ago, vascular experts from around the world were tasked with a quest to get all surgeons and providers to agree on the...

AAA diameter could have crucial implications for patient outcomes

The diameter of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) may have an important clinical impact on patient outcomes, according to a study of cases contained...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Experiences with the Best-CLI Trial

As the BEST-CLI (Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia) trial enters its last phase of new patient enrollment,...

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,...

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 Initiative

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 Aneurysm Repair

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 Aortic Arch Anomalies

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...

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...

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 in Tandem

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...

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...

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...

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 of success

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 Booth

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 Healing

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 …...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Need to Know

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...

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...

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...

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...

SFA-Popliteal Claudication: What’s Appropriate Care?

In past years the Crawford Critical Issues Symposium has served as a forum in which nonclinical issues took center stage. At the 2016 Vascular...

Vascular Annual Meeting: A ‘Must-Attend’ Event

Our nation’s capital is the perfect venue for the pre-eminent vascular surgical educational and social meeting of the year – the 2016 SVS Vascular...

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...

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...

From the Vascular Community: In Memoriam – Dr. John J. Bergan

Vascular pioneer, Dr. John J. Bergan, died on June 11th, 2014. Dr. Bergan’s illustrious career spanned more than 50 years. He completed his residency at...

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 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...

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...