Saturday – On Tap


It’s the final day of the Vascular Annual Meeting – and there is plenty on the agenda to keep you busy.

6:30 to 8:00 a.m. – Three Breakfast Sessions: “Beyond the Basics of Hemodialysis Access,” “The Treatment of Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers,” and “How to Write a Paper and Have it Accepted in the JVS or EJVES.”

8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Plenary 7 and Plenary 8. With so many high-quality abstracts submitted, two plenary sessions are set for Saturday; Plenary 8 includes late-breaking abstracts and the Vascular Quality Initiative. SDCC, Room 6 A/B

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – It’s your last chance to visit the Exhibit Hall to see what’s new and improved. Exhibit Hall B.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Four concurrent sessions, on the modern VA vascular practice and three joint sessions with an alphabet soup of allied societies, on medical management of vascular disease (SVM), collaboration of vascular surgeons and nurses (SVN), and building and managing a vascular laboratory (SVU).

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Top 10 papers relevant to vascular surgery that were NOT published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. SDCC, Room 6 A/B.

12:00 p.m. – SVS members, see the passing of the gavel and other business issues, as well as award presentations. SDCC, Room 6 D/E.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Sometimes seeing makes more of an impact than listening. The “How I do it” Video Session will feature 11 video abstracts on a variety of topics. SDCC, Room 6C.

1:30 to 5:00 p.m. – RPVI exam preparation, in collaboration with the Society for Vascular Ultrasound. SDCC, Room 4.

1:30 to 5:15 p.m. – Aortic Summit, with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. SDCC, Room 3.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Poster Runoff: Championship Round. From 120 posters to just 10, with three winners selected by the audience. SDCC, Room 6C.


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