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 the benefits of that involvement.
• Hear about benefits you weren’t aware of before.
Learn all that and more at Wednesday’s SVS New Member Session, from 4 to 5 p.m. in National Harbor 12/13. The session is intended for physicians who have been members three years or less, as well as those considering becoming members.
Membership Committee Chair Dr. Dawn Coleman is a relatively new member herself. She and committee member Dr. Eric Endean will lead the session, brand new this year.
A chance to meet, mingle and talk informally with SVS leadership will follow, at a reception from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
“Dr. Endean and I want to show our new members the full scope of what SVS can do for them, plus how to get involved in the Society,” Dr. Coleman said. “We want new members to come away with a sense of what the Society has to offer them from a practice perspective and, also, the bigger picture of what such a group can accomplish.”
The session includes:
• Introduction of Society leadership
• A welcome from President-Elect Dr. Ronald M. Fairman
• The SVS branding campaign and how SVS can help new members differentiate themselves as vascular surgeons from other specialties, Dr. George H. Meier, Clinical Practice Council chair
•The SVS Political Action Committee and the importance of a unified voice in advocacy, Dr. Randall R. DeMartino (PAC chair)
• An overview of the Vascular Quality Initiative and Patient Safety Organization, Dr. Larry W. Kraiss, PSO chair
• The SVS Foundation, with a review of basic and clinical research award opportunities, Dr. Peter F. Lawrence, Foundation chair
• Overview of additional membership benefits, Dr. Eric Endean
The New Member Reception will follow at 5 to 5:30 p.m. in National Harbor 7.
The casual setting includes cocktails, wine and small plates and is the perfect chance for the newer members to talk informally with and ask questions of leaders of various branches of the Society.