I would like to invite all Vascular Annual Meeting attendees to join us for the Spring Meeting of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS; formerly Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society). This year’s program will be held on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Bernadette Aulivola and her Program Committee have selected over 25 outstanding research projects for presentation.
The format of the meeting allows great discussion between the presenters and attendees. As in previous years, the VESS and SVS Program Committees combined to select the best scientific papers for the Vascular Annual Meeting. I am sure you will be delighted with this year’s Vascular Annual Meeting.
Founded in 1976 as a club for young and recently graduated Vascular Surgeons, the society has grown to a national organization and international society boasting well over 1,000 members. Focusing on young vascular surgeons in both academic and community practice, our organization offers excellent educational opportunities and networking for career growth.
This year we are excited to introduce the VESS Women and Diversity Meet the Leaders Program, which matches young surgeons with a leader based on the needs of the young surgeon and the experience of the leader to create a mentoring relationship.
VESS has two important scientific meetings yearly. The Spring Meeting is held in conjunction with the Vascular Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is held in the winter and is a highlight for both new and old members.
These meetings are a special time to share research, contribute ideas, learn new technologies, and make lifelong friends. The next Annual Meeting will take place February 2-5, 2017 at the Steamboat Grand in Steamboat, Colo. The Annual Meeting will feature interesting interactive programs, engaging speakers, and exciting social events. With nearly 3,000 skiable acres, and featuring night skiing too, it will be an outstanding venue for both education and relaxation. I encourage you to take advantage of the unique setting the Annual Meeting offers. Don’t miss this great vascular meeting in a great setting.
Our members strive to promote basic and clinical research that directly improves outcomes for our vascular and endovascular surgery patients. If you are not a member, please consider joining. You won’t be disappointed. Our new website is www.vesurgery.org. I look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings and encourage you to get involved in this terrific Society!
Thomas Maldonado, MD