SVS continues to plan in-person VAM

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Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) leaders continue to plan for a live, in-person Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), the SVS has announced.

As COVID-19-related restrictions ease in California, the event remains set to take place in San Diego from Aug. 18–21.

“We will be ready to convert the meeting to an innovative and engaging virtual format, if necessary,” the SVS said in Pulse, the Society’s weekly e-newsletter. “The protection and safety of our attendees always remains our top priority.”

Highlights include the Opening Ceremony, which has been moved from the traditional Thursday to 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Wednesday also will see the first plenaries, plus the Von Liebig and E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues forums.

VAM 2021 also will feature the kick-off of the 75th anniversary of the SVS, which will continue through VAM 2022 in Boston.

At the request of members, VAM scheduling includes fewer competing sessions. “Mornings include science presented at the plenaries, plus special/invited sessions; competing programming in the afternoon has been limited so members can attend more sessions,” the SVS added.

Additionally, an address on diversity, equity and inclusion issues, plus presentation of abstracts, is set for 10 a.m. Friday.

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