Organizers of VAM 2024 want members to consider what the modern-day vascular surgeon needs to know for optimal patient care and professional success. What’s the latest in the venous disease space? What are helpful tips and tricks in open surgery and endovascular intervention? How about new information on in the world of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)? What are the optimal practice management strategies?
The SVS Postgraduate Education Committee (PGEC) is requesting proposals for Educational Sessions for VAM 2024. All proposals for the 2024 meeting are welcome and must be submitted by Aug. 23. Those whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the VAM program will be expected to collaborate with the PGEC on the development and delivery of the proposed sessions, and then co-moderate the session at VAM 2024, which takes place June 19–22, 2024, in Chicago, with educational sessions spread over all four days.
“Each and every year, we want VAM to deliver the most cutting-edge, innovative, high-impact information to address the patient care and professional needs of those who care for vascular disease,” said PGEC Chair William Robinson, MD.
“To do this, we need to mobilize the considerable enthusiasm and expertise of all of our members. So, we ask all interested members to submit proposals on the most important and current information and issues they believe impact vascular surgeons today.
“The majority of the educational sessions come from these proposals, so it’s a great way to get involved and contribute to the impact of the Vascular Annual Meeting.”
Educational Sessions are aimed at covering a breadth of subjects—both clinical and non-clinical—deemed important and timely to the ongoing education of SVS members and other attendees.
These segments of the VAM agenda—which makes up close to 50% of programming each day of the meeting—occur in varying size, meet the educational needs of different age groups and practice settings, and take on formats such as small-group interactive lectures, case-based courses, and hands-on and innovative/non-didactic approaches.
PGEC members judge proposals blindly through an online platform, followed by an unblinded selection meeting. Proposals scoring above a certain threshold are typically considered for inclusion in the VAM program, sometimes with suggestions for further development based on the overall content needs and related requirements.
To see the formal call for submissions as well as to find the link to the submission guidelines, visit vascular.org/VAM24CallForProposals. Meanwhile, to view recordings of the sessions from VAM 2023, which took place in National Harbor, Maryland, in June, visit the VAM Online Planner at vascular.org/OnlinePlanner23.