Members are still raving about the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) even while organizers seek topics for educational sessions for the 2023 edition. Proposals are due at 3 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Submissions for the invited sessions opened today.
“As vascular surgeons, we know what issues we come up against frequently—such as dialysis access, particular vascular conditions, practice management problems. I’m asking members to think about what they need to know more about, or what solutions they may have devised to help with patient treatments or other topics,” said William Robinson, MD. He chairs the Postgraduate Education Committee, which organizes VAM educational content for breakfast, concurrent, Ask the Expert and special membership section sessions, plus postgraduate education courses.
Sessions could also address complications and how to deal with them successfully, tips for younger surgeons in their first few years of practice and other targeted topics, he said. “If you’ve ever been at VAM and wondered, ‘why don’t they address this,’ now is the time to write out those thoughts and send them in,” he said.
VAM 2023 will be June 14 to 17 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. Educational programming will be held all four days of the conference. The Exhibit Hall will be open June 15 and 16, and the SVS Gala, benefiting the SVS Foundation, will be held the evening of Friday, June 16.
The reality of vascular surgery in developing countries, Syria as an example