Tag: VAM

Significant reintervention after F-BEVAR ‘does not negatively impact survival’

Patients who underwent reinterventions after fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F-BEVAR) had improved long-term survival over those who did not undergo a secondary...

Thirty-year experience indicates SMA aneurysms are ‘relatively stable’

Based on 30 years of experience, researchers have concluded that aneurysms of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are “relatively stable” and that those <20mm...

‘Tremendous advances in imaging possibilities’ signal further innovation, says leading vascular...

It was a complex repair in the thoracoabdominal region of the aorta around 10 years ago, and Matthew Eagleton, MD, and his surgical team...

SVS membership, CME-MOC deadlines fall in September

The third deadline of 2021 to apply for Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) membership is Sept. 1. Be a part of the premiere organization...

Veterans with claudication who undergo revascularization ‘significantly more likely to have...

Patients within the Veterans Affairs Administration healthcare system who underwent an intervention for intermittent claudication (IC) were consistently at three-to-four times greater risk of...

Dalman: Meeting challenges of COVID-19, SVS future direction head-on

In his introduction to the second of two Presidential Addresses on the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) slate, new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)...

Save the date for June 17, 2022, for Gala celebration

It’s our party and, unlike in the Lesley Gore classic song, there will be no crying. And there also will be far more than...

Insights from the VAM 2021 floor: The future of vascular surgery

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) presents great opportunities for medical students and residents who aspire to be vascular surgeons to network with, engage with...

SVS honors community practitioners

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) honored six members Thursday with the Excellence in Community Service award. This award, in only its third year, honors...

Doubling down on quality: Hodgson lays out path to tackle inappropriateness...

It was supposed to occur at the canceled 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), but finally given his time at the podium, 2019–2020 Society for...

SVS announces future launch of vascular verification program, aiming to enhance...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), in partnership with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), today (Thursday, Aug. 19) announced the future launch of...

TCAR has ‘statistically equivalent’ stroke and death outcomes to CEA, new...

Silk Road Medical has announced positive results from an independent analysis of standard surgical risk patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) for atherosclerotic carotid...

SVS honors Robert B. Smith III with Lifetime Achievement Award

Among his many professional achievements in a career of a “golden age of vascular surgery” that overlapped with the growth and maturation of vascular...

Crawford Forum on multispecialty vascular care: ‘We can work together’

New Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) President Ali AbuRahma, MD, put on an E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum at this year’s Vascular Annual...

Pandemic affected surgeons financially and emotionally, COVID-19 session hears

Besides the stunning death toll and the disruption of life around the world, COVID-19 hit vascular surgeons financially and emotionally. Two presenters at the...

VAM set to feature special breakfast sessions for medical students

A pair of breakfast sessions aimed at medical students—and potential future vascular surgeons—will form part of the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Aug. 19. The...

Calling all sleuths! Participate in VAM Scavenger Hunt to win prizes

The popular SVS Scavenger Hunt returns to the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), so prepare to emulate your favorite fictional detective to try to win...

Corner Stitch: If you want to go far, go together

The COVID-19 pandemic left many of us missing social interaction and hungry for a change of scenery. As someone who had never been to...

Past presidents Hodgson, Dalman open VAM 2021

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) officially made its in-person comeback this morning (Wednesday, Aug. 18) in San Diego. Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Immediate...

Who will you see in the Exhibit Hall this year?

Be sure to schedule plenty of time to visit the Exhibit Hall during this year’s live and in-person Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM). The Exhibit...

Summit to discuss aortic arch: The ‘next new frontier’

This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Aortic Summit will focus on the “next new frontier” in vascular surgery—endovascular treatment of the aortic arch. “We want...

Are you up to the challenge?

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is kicking off its first-ever Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Social Media Challenge for both in-person and virtual attendees....

What’s going on around San Diego this August: Making the most...

San Diego is the perfect place to bring your long-delayed travel dreams to life this August. Whether you are traveling on your own or...

VAM: Spotlight on Tuesday and Wednesday

It’s nearly opening day for the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) and our schedule is jammed with sessions of interest. Here are presentations to consider...

VAM double header: Presidential Addresses to feature nod to SVS past,...

Following a year like no other comes a Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) like no other—sort of. This year, the key date on the vascular...

VAM: Industry-sponsored symposia

Industry-sponsored symposia at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) will be presented Wednesday and Thursday evenings and at three breakfast sessions taking place Thursday morning....

‘VSITE predicts qualifying exam success’

The Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE) is “highly predictive” of a Vascular Qualifying Examination pass for examinees following both the integrated vascular surgery (0+5)...

Just 16% of US centers in VQI offer SVS guideline-compliant open...

There is a stark downward trend in the number of U.S. centers in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) that meet the Society for Vascular...

WFVS undergoes transformation, looks for vascular ’haves‘ to better help ‘have...

The World Federation of Vascular Societies (WFVS) has entered a new era of transformation, seeking to better pave the way for disparate vascular surgeons...

Spotlight: Outstanding women in business award

American College of Surgeons (ACS) President-elect Julie A. Freischlag, MD, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and a past president of the Society for...

VAM plans for San Diego shape up: ‘The June gloom will...

Registration for the live, in-person 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) has begun—and organizers promise you won’t want to miss the meeting. VAM will be...

In the room: Changes aplenty as VAM returns

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) is more anticipated than ever after the annus horribilis of 2020 and the pared-back, digital VAM alternative that was...

Apply for VAM travel scholarships by May 19

Medical students and general surgery residents have until May 19 to apply for Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) travel scholarships....

Registration for VAM 2021 now open

Registration and housing opened today for the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), which takes place Aug. 18–21 in San Diego. Educational programming is ready to...

The top 10 most popular stories from April

Our April cover story on the links between electronic health records (EHRs) and physician burnout, the continuing problem of manels (or all-male speaking panels)...

Registration to open for VAM 2021

Registration and housing are set to open in mid-May for the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), which takes place Aug. 18–21 in San Diego. Educational...

Emerging picture: VAM 2021 shaping up into blockbuster event

The moving pieces that comprise the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), set to take place Aug. 18–21 at the San Diego Convention Center, San...

VAM travel scholarships open up to applicants April 21

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) travel scholarships for trainees to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) are set to begin accepting applications on April...

SVS introduces ‘Meet the Experts’ Webinar Series

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is introducing a new webinar series, with the first installment set to take place this month. The "Meet...

Details emerge on VRIC’s move to VAM 2021

In celebration of the 75th year of the SVS, the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), typically held in early May, is moving this...

VRIC set to be held during VAM 2021

This year's Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) will be held during two sessions at the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in August. VAM is scheduled...

Supervised Exercise Therapy: There’s an app for that

Call it timing on several fronts, each part coming together for the benefit of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Included in the mix was...

New SVS online portal heralds vascular education ‘on the go’

To great excitement on the part of leaders and members, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has launched its new Education Portal, the online...

Why VAM was shifted to August amid COVID-19 vaccination rollout

To enhance the chances of being able to hold the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in-person, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has moved...

Cohort selected for second year of Leadership Development Program

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has selected 24 members for the year-two cohort of the Leadership Development Program. Because of the pandemic, the...

Resident Research Award deadline moved to Feb. 17

The deadline for the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Resident Research Award has been extended to Feb. 17—a knock-on effect of the date shift...

Target 2021: SVS councils and committees drill down on key goals...

While there is little doubt the pandemic has impacted each vascular surgeon and the SVS as a Society in numerous ways, the commitment and...

Target 2021: SVS councils and committees drill down on key goals...

While there is little doubt the pandemic has impacted each vascular surgeon and the SVS as a Society in numerous ways, the commitment and...

Deadlines near for Society, Foundation awards

Applications are due early in 2021 for a number of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and SVS Foundation awards, honors and grants. Information on...

VAM dates shifted to mid-August

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has shifted the 2021 iteration of its flagship conference, the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), to August in a...

VAM 2021 taking shape, schedule changes to expand programming

Though many individual components will remain the same, the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) will have a different look and feel. "The meeting has...

Clarion call: Application deadlines for research awards coming up

Applications for three Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation awards are coming up early in the new year. The Resident Research Award (Jan. 13,...

President Dalman reflects on year of adversity—and positive change

The last nine months took away much. The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) was canceled. The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) suffered a similar fate—its...

Abstracts for VRIC, VAM 2021

Calling surgeons and scientists: Your research is wanted. Submission sites are now open for two annual SVS meetings in 2021, the Vascular Research Initiatives...

SVS makes commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Following a year of study and including more than 40 separate goals, objectives and requested actions, the SVS Executive Board has received, reviewed and...

Coming up: VRIC and VAM 2021 submission portals set to open

Abstracts for next year’s Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) will be accepted beginning Nov. 3. VRIC 2021 is held the day before and in...

SVS: Building bridges between twin tracks of academic and private practice

For Laurel Hadley Hastings, MD, membership in the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) provides a great collection of valuable benefits. They include an ongoing...

President Dalman: SVS Appointments Committee confidential

The success of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) in its many missions is driven by the passion and commitment of its members. Each...

VAM 2021 to celebrate 75th anniversary of SVS

The 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting—to be held June 2 to 5, 2021 in San Diego—will be a celebration as well as an educational and...

SVS ONLINE 2020 meeting returns in series of recordings

Time marches on. Time heals all wounds. If I could turn back time. All of these may be true—but in the case of the...

September slate of regional vascular meetings goes digital

This time last year, the ranks of vascular surgery were gearing up to head for points East, West, Midwest and Northeast as the slew...

Students/residents: Free webinars and virtual program directory available

In early June, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Resident and Student Outreach Committee held the SVS Pathways to Vascular Surgery Practice 2020: "Planning...

Black patients in areas with lowest PAD rates disproportionally at higher...

It’s among the most topical areas of discussion in current U.S. cultural life: Black people face disparities in terms of healthcare outcomes. And the...

Counting down till July 15 CME deadline

The SVS ONLINE conference may be firmly fixed in the rearview mirror but attendees are now staring down the barrel of the deadline for...

SVS ONLINE: A meeting of firsts

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) notched up plenty of firsts this year with its virtual meeting, SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in...

International Lecture: Endovascular colossus discusses new PAD therapy

A new therapy of hydration and oncotic pressure of plasma helped 100% of certain elderly peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in terms of pain,...

Reminder: Claim CME, MOC credits by July 15

Physicians may obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) self-assessment credits through their participation in SVS ONLINE. MOC credits require physicians...

SVS president to close out virtual conference with focus on quality...

As SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery" prepares to become part of the past, the final presentation will look toward the...

Paper on EVAR for large AAAs named 2020 poster winner

Livia de Guerre, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has been named winner of this year’s poster contest. This year’s contest...

At your fingertips: Posters, lectures and videos

SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery" offers more than just live programming. The virtual meeting also hosts OnDemand programming: more than 80...

‘Poor long-term survival’ following explantation of an infected endograft

Paolo Perini, MD, of the University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy, told the audience of SVS ONLINE (June 20–July 2) that explantation of an...

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...

Earn precious CMEs and MOCs at SVS ONLINE

Physician registrants: get a boost on collecting required continuing medical education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-Assessment credits during SVS ONLINE: “New Advances...

SVS Foundation Board structure changed

The SVS Foundation Board of Directors has altered its infrastructure, including expanding the board and adding seats specifically for public members and changing the...

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...

Burning issue: Surgeon wellness occupies central role in ONLINE agenda

As in the past few years, wellness and burnout—and how to mitigate them—remain topics of education and discussion at Society for Vascular Surgery meetings. This...

Navigate SVS ONLINE with planner

The perfect match for an online meeting? An online planner. And it makes navigating SVS ONLINE a snap. It follows the basic outline of planners...

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”...

VESS session to feature during SVS ONLINE

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) takes center stage at SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery," on Wednesday, June 24. From...

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 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...

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...

SVS ONLINE: Call for pandemic-focused late-breaking abstracts

Over the course of the summer, SVS ONLINE will provide attendees with an innovative program featuring both live webinars and on-demand sessions. The event...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SVS now accepting late-breaking abstracts for VAM

Late-breaking abstracts are now being accepted for VAM 2020 by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Preference will be given to prospective, multi-institutional trials...

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...

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...

Tickets on sale for 2020 Foundation Gala

The “Vascular Spectacular” Gala was one of the highlights of the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), and it’s sure to be the same in...

Vascular Specialist performs key role as conduit of discussion, says chief...

NEW YORK—Vascular Specialist has a critical role to play in dictating discussion of the key issues that impact surgeons in the field, the publication’s...