Educational content will soon be as close as the nearest Internet connection.
SVS OnDemand is slated to go live at the end of this month along with a new Education section/portal on the SVS website through which to access not only the on-demand materials, but also other SVS-developed educational content. The searchable website (which will be available at vsweb.org/Education once the site goes live), will be the one-stop shop for SVS-related materials, with links to information on SVS-developed educational products.
It will provide information on live meetings and courses, plus information and links to surgical technical guides, a video library, publications such as the Journal of Vascular Surgery; Audible Bleeding podcasts; the Vascular Educational Self-Assessment Program (VESAP); and guidelines, reporting standards and consensus documents.
A key feature of the new learning management system (LMS) is SVS OnDemand, which is a state-of-the-art education resource for vascular surgeons, residents and allied health professionals. SVS OnDemand will house a wealth of educational videos and presentations, surgical technique guides and full courses from the 2019 VAM and the 2020 SVS ONLINE virtual meeting.
During this inaugural launch, SVS members in good standing will be able to access VAM 2019 meeting content for free. SVS ONLINE meeting content will be free to attendees. Others must purchase access to that content via member/non-member pricing. “This has been in the planning and ‘construction’ phases for quite some time and we think the final product is worth the wait,” Kellie Brown, MD, chair of the SVS Education Committee, said of the service, which initially had been expected to debut in mid-January.