SVS prepares for important member survey to be held in November


The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) will survey members in November to continue to track demographic changes, how members would like the SVS to strengthen its value of membership, and what they consider the most important strategic trends to address in the next three to five years.   

This biennial census survey is focused on key demographic and strategic information, asking respondents about their needs, interests and member satisfaction. Participation is vital to the Society’s commitment to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion, and to provide an opportunity for all to participate. The survey will be held Nov. 2–22. Participation is essential as the SVS Strategic Board prepares for its January 2023 retreat.  

The data collected will help leaders understand how members perceive current member benefits and what potential gaps remain; how they access educational information and information about the Society; what professional issues and trends are most impacting their work; and political advocacy engagement and their perceptions of the Society’s effectiveness in tackling these advocacy issues.

Other questions will provide information on critical strategic priorities members want the SVS to focus on; what drives members to join and stay with the SVS; how members prefer to get information on critical issues; establish their involvement in other vascular societies and where SVS fits within the overall picture from their perspective; education, travel and quality improvement initiatives; as well as programming and how to fund it. Participants also can enter a draw for a chance to win prizes. 

“We want to better understand your professional needs and challenges and your experiences with SVS,” said SVS President Michael Dalsing, MD. “Your feedback is critical to ensure that SVS can best support you and other allied professionals in the vascular field. SVS members helped us to chart our current course and it is time to look to the next three- to five-year horizon.“ 

Participation invitations will be emailed Nov. 2 from Avenue M. Group LLC, an independent market research firm and SVS partner for this survey.


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