Tag: SVS

SVS seeks comments on chronic mesenteric ischemia guidelines by July 8

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is calling for comments on the proposed SVS clinical practice guidelines for chronic mesenteric ischemia. Comments are sought—and should be submitted—by July...

Outgoing SVS president outlines state of Society diversity

Outgoing Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president Kim Hodgson, MD, delivered a data-driven insight into diversity within the organization during his June 20 State...

ACC, SVS join forces on single vascular registry

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) are collaborating on a single vascular registry to harness the strengths of...

Alarming rate of suicidal ideation among female vascular surgeons warrants urgent...

Gender-based differences driving career dissatisfaction and burnout exist, viewers of the SVS ONLINE (June 20–July 2) virtual conference heard during the William J. von...

SVS in transition: A look back, a look ahead

Each Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president wishes for a memorable annual meeting, outgoing SVS president Kim Hodgson, MD, noted during his State of...

Save the dates for VQI online sessions

VQI@VAM, the Vascular Quality Initiative’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the Vascular Annual Meeting, will also take a digital format in the wake...

SVS vice president, treasurer announced on SVS ONLINE opening day

Michael C. Dalsing, MD, has been chosen as the next SVS vice president, joining a line of succession that now includes new president Ronald...

President Hodgson to address ‘State of the SVS’

Just don’t call it the Presidential Address: Instead, on Saturday, June 20, SVS President Kim Hodgson, MD, will present a “State of the SVS”...

Special COVID-19 session added to SVS ONLINE slate

SVS ONLINE will now feature a session that hones in on the coronavirus pandemic, consisting of nine talks dealing with such issues as acute...

In historic first, SVS holds online officer voting

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members voted decisively to change bylaws and permit all eligible voting members to participate in Society business decision-making. The...

SVS reports on vascular surgeon concerns over pandemic health impacts

Vascular surgeons from across the country are reporting health impacts on some patients—particularly elderly ones—in quarantine, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) reports. The...

Crawford Critical Issues Forum 2020 echoes founding charge

This year’s E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum is set to come full circle from its very genesis 32 years ago at the Vascular...

SVS issues statement abhorring injustice and violence amid unrest in US

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) today issued a joint statement in support of...

SVS acknowledges industry partners springing to aid of vascular community

It has recently come to the attention of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) that many of our industry partners are generously donating equipment...

SVS ONLINE: Virtual program and associated events take shape

Planning continues unabated for the highly anticipated SVS ONLINE, set to kick off June 20 and run through July 2 in lieu of the...

Coding event set to take place Sept. 25–26

Registration has opened for the 2020 iteration of the Society for Vascular Surgery's Coding and Reimbursement Workshop scheduled to take place from Sept. 25–26....

Your SVS: Membership deadline is June 1

The next membership application deadline for 2020 is June 1. Be part of all SVS has to offer its members, including the online community...

SVS ONLINE: How VAM program was transformed for virtual alternative

How do you turn a live event for thousands of participants and exhibitors into a trimmed-down, online experience? Carefully, and not easily. “We got here...

SVS ONLINE: Carving out virtual version of VAM invited sessions amid...

As Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Postgraduate Education Committee chair Vikram Kashyap, MD, tells it, the organizers behind programming for the Vascular Annual Meeting...

Med students: Q&A webinar on vascular specialty slated for May 13

An event aimed at attracting medical students to the vascular specialty has been organized by the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS), the Vascular and...

Access JVS collection of papers on COVID-19

The editors of the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) group of publications have launched a freely available COVID-19 collection across the JVS family of...

Telemedicine gets shot in arm from COVID-19

Unintended consequences of COVID-19 are likely to pop up in an untold number of ways. Perhaps one of them could be the more widespread...

COVID-19: Pandemic lessons for vascular care from military theater

An exemplar of how surgery can best perform its role amid a catastrophic event like the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in military medicine’s...

SVS needs assessment survey: Evaluating impact of COVID-19 on vascular surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed the healthcare workforce with unprecedented challenges, the like of which has not been experienced in a century. In response,...

SVS remains nimble in face of spreading pandemic, pivots to member...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) started 2020 with plans intensifying for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) in May, the Vascular Annual Meeting...

Official: SVS cancels VAM

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has officially pulled the plug on the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) scheduled to take place in Toronto...

Technology drives vascular future

Decades ago, “picture” phones were an idea straight out of science fiction. As the saying goes, the future is now. FaceTime and Skype are...
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Open AAA repair volume appears to be more impactful on outcomes...

PALM BEACH, Fla.— The more open aortic repair (OAR) case volume vascular surgeons take on, the more it seems to be “impactful” on OAR...

CMSS urges strong action ‘to ensure safer working conditions’ for frontline...

In a new statement published on April 2, 2020, all 45 societies represented by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically declared their...

Update on VAM 2020 issued by SVS

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has placed members on notice that the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) slated for June 17–20 in Toronto looks...

Call for older physicians to be protected from COVID-19

Hospitals and government health departments should give careful consideration to the protection of older physicians and nurses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

VRIC canceled, planned highlights shared

The SVS Research and Education Committee and the Research Council have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)—a...

SVS builds COVID-19 resource page for members

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) understands this is a very trying time for its members and hopes to provide help through various resources....

Vascular surgeons will survive these ‘troubled waters,’ says SVS president

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is a "solidly built bridge" across the troubled waters of the coronavirus pandemic, president Kim Hodgson, MD, today...

Wellness: Of dreaming in blood and the ‘moral injury’ contained in...

Have you ever “dreamt in blood”? A vivid, waking nightmare that reminds you of exsanguinating hemorrhage that can’t be stopped? I have. An Iraqi...

Your SVS: Storming into 2020 and horizons beyond

With significant progress made on many fronts in 2019, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is looking forward to the next horizon in 2020. In...

New registry to keep track of vascular patients launched

A registry to track management of new patients who are being treated medically for a number of vascular diseases has been launched by the...

VRIC agenda taking shape, poster sessions to return

The biology of vascular disease—including molecular mechanisms and the immune system—will take center stage on May 4 in Chicago at the 2020 Vascular Research...

Updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for AAAs remain faithful to 2014...

Updated recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) remain consistent with the 2014 guidance while incorporating new evidence. The United States Preventive Services Task...

Cost of burnout on physician health and surgical performance explored

NEW YORK—It’s the recurring theme on the conference circuit that stubbornly refuses to subside but one whose toll is great and lasting. At the...

Vascular surgeons encouraged to participate in Mentor Match Program

An American politician from the 1800s named John C. Crosby once said, “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a...

Wider VAM 2020 schedule unveiled

Beyond the always popular scientific sessions detailing research and presented from the podium, the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) also stages more than 25 other...

Early adaptation of SVS, STS TBAD joint document will drive robust...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) recently published a joint document on reporting standards for type B...

March 2020 is vascular recruitment month

Much has been made of the impending shortage of physicians in the United States, with ominous predictions that it could come as soon as...

O Canada: VAM 2020 housing, registration open March 4

Registration and housing for the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) open March 4. The 2020 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) meeting will be held June...
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Deploying robust, detailed SVS VQI data to help better define role...

In December 2018, the Journal of the American Heart Association published “Risk of death following application of paclitaxel‐coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal...

Which one are you: Giver, sharer, taker or matcher?

Throughout our careers—indeed even in our personal lives—we struggle to achieve a proper balance between being a giver, sharer, taker or matcher. Adam Grant, a...

Enroll in Mentor Match Program on SVSConnect

An easy way to impact the future of the vascular specialty is to sign up as a mentor on SVSConnect. The Mentor Match Program...

Latest edition of USPSTF guidance produces essential reiteration, continuing to leave...

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released an update to their 2014 abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening recommendations. The update is...

SVS and STS release new reporting standards for type B aortic...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) have released new reporting standards to ensure patients with type B...