Register Today for the Vascular Annual Meeting®


Be part of the excitement and make plans now to experience the Vascular Annual Meeting. Learn about the latest and best information on new technologies and techniques while earning up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ at this premier meeting for vascular health professionals.

Attendees can “hit the ground running” and start their educational experience before the meeting even begins with the Postgraduate Courses on Wednesday, June 6. From learning about the business of stand-alone centers to a presentation on emerging technologies, there’s something for all vascular practitioners at these sessions – offered free this year to all SVS members.

Gaylord Resort Lobby: Site of Vascular Annual Meeting

Following those courses, on Wednesday evening at a new time slot, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, there will be concurrent breakout sessions on topics ranging from mentorship to improving practice revenues.

The Vascular Annual Meeting will officially begin on Thursday, June 7. The SVS Program Committee has put together a stimulating program with topics which include: mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) of the great saphenous vein; long-term durability of branched and fenestrated endografts; improving patient selection for carotid endarterectomy in asymptomatic patients based on predicted five-year survival, and more. The meeting will also feature late-breaking clinical trial sessions delivering the latest developments in research that will impact the practice of vascular surgery.

“The SVS Vascular Annual Meeting is committed to being the primary vascular meeting that promotes the reporting of new knowledge in vascular disease management,” said Ronald M. Fairman, MD, chair of the 2012 Vascular Annual Meeting Program Committee. “It is the product of contributions from hundreds of vascular surgeons and specialists from across the U.S. and internationally, and in 2012 will be truly an exceptional meeting.”

In addition, the much anticipated E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum will focus on critical issues in venous disease. Joseph M. Giordano, MD, who treated President Ronald Reagan after he was shot, will be the Vascular Annual Meeting guest speaker. Dr. Giordano will share his experience of treating the famous gunshot victim and expand on his March 20 interview in the Washington Post with his talk, “Rawhide Down: An Historical Perspective.”

The Exhibit Hall, open Thursday through Saturday, is also a vital part of the meeting. Vascular Annual Meeting attendees can discover cutting-edge products, services and devices, and view state-of-the-art training pavilions and see the live hybrid OR suite.

To help with scheduling, this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting will feature a mobile app for iPhone/iPad and Android devices. This application will allow attendees to build their own schedule, including making personal appointments with exhibitors, searching the program by topic or speaker, and referencing the exhibit hall floor plan.

But remember, it’s not all work at the Vascular Annual Meeting. Expand networking opportunities with colleagues and experts around the world while enjoying the spectacular National Harbor Waterfront resort, just minutes from Washington, D.C.

Upon conclusion of the meeting, the RPVI Exam Preparation Course: Ultrasound Physics and Case-Based Clinical Content Review, will be held Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, June 9 and 10. This course will provide an intense, focused review in preparation for the RPVI Exam.

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