Upcoming symposium for fellows: ‘Building a successful vascular practice’

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A symposium designed to educate graduating vascular fellows on succeeding in a community or private practice as well as an academic setting is set to take place at the end of February.

The 2021 Mote Symposium, hosted by the Mote Vascular Foundation in association with Sarasota Vascular Specialists in Florida, and being held virtually this year, is built around the tagline, “Building a successful vascular practice: What you were not taught in your fellowship.” Participation—limited to 100 attendees to allow registrants to participate in panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions—is free for vascular fellows and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members. The symposium takes place Feb. 27 and 28, with the SVS as a co-sponsor.

Expanded for 2021, the symposium is geared not only to fellows but to all vascular surgeons, incorporating subjects as diverse as billing and coding, electronic medical records, finances, research opportunities, developing an outpatient angiosuite and work-life balance.

The event has been running for 11 years with the purpose of preparing fellows for life in a changing practice environment.

“As economic conditions as well as government regulations change the medical industry, many private vascular practices are having to shut down,” the Mote Vascular Foundation says. “Coupled with a decrease in applications to fellowship programs, this can lead to significant manpower issues for vascular health in this country. In order to help future vascular surgeons succeed, the meeting will incorporate multiple subjects which will allow participants to provide a successful, ethical and highly functional practice to their patients.”

The two-day symposium—from 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 (EST), and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.—will see 22 invited faculty drawn from both academic and community practices as well as attorneys provide lectures to the digital gathering.

The Mote Vascular Foundation grew out of a $50,000 donation in 1997 by William Russell Mote to his vascular surgeon, the former Vascular Specialist medical editor Russell H. Samson, MD, to help fund the Mote Vascular Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to educating vascular surgeons and the public about the ravages of vascular disease.

For more information or to register for symposium, visit motevascular.com.

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