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 secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Working relationships with others in office who make national health care decisions affecting SVS members. Such benefits happen because of the SVS Political Action Committee.
The SVS PAC works for vascular surgeons – ONLY vascular surgeons – to ensure SVS access to U.S. representatives and senators to discuss issues that have a major impact on members and their patients. Contributions help elect or re-elect candidates who can be helpful with such issues.
The SVS PAC will hold a reception and “thank you” for those donors who have contributed to the PAC since Jan. 1, 2016. This includes donations received during the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting.
The reception will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the La Costa Room at the Marriott Marquis.
Contributions are critically important to the future of members, their profession and their practices, PAC leaders say.
“A good offense – great advocacy – is the best defense when confronted with so many unknowns today,” said Carlo A. Dall’Olmo, former SVS PAC chair. “The challenges are obvious, and they are present on both sides of the aisle. … (contributions) to the SVS/PAC will allow us to advocate at every opportunity.”
Thursday, June 1
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, La Costa Room
South Tower, fourth floor