VAM 2023: Learn at lunchtime

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Learn over lunch at VAM 2023

The Society for Vascular Surgery has added four lunchtime learning sessions to the VAM opening day. 

Topics are both clinical and non-clinical, ranging from planning for retirement, embolization tips and tricks, new deep vein thrombosis treatments and a session on the importance of advocacy from member perspectives. 

All sessions are Wednesday from 12:30–1:30 p.m. and will include box lunches for attendees. 

All are also part of the non-plenary educational sessions that are an important part of VAM. “We have something for everyone, at every career stage,” said Will Robinson, MD, chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee, which develops these sessions. “All these programs are terrific—they’re innovative and they’re current.” 

Embolization for Vascular Surgeons: Techniques, Tips and Tricks (Maryland A) will cover an overview of a surgeon’s “embolization arsenal,” management of type II endoleaks, visceral artery aneurysms and embolization in trauma, followed by a panel discussion. 

Case studies submitted by vascular residents will be a part of Bringing what’s New in Deep Venous Thrombosis Treatments to You in 2023 in Potomac C. The session, in cooperation with the American Venous Forum, will cover patient selection issues, the many options for deep venous thrombectomy therapies, tips and tricks for aggressive thrombus removal and what works when it comes to IVC thrombosis. 

With the pronounced aging of the vascular surgery workforce, help with Transition to Retirement: What I Wish I Would have Known takes on new importance. Topics include ways to wind down, including opportunities beyond the operating room, staying fit despite ergonomic challenges while aging, financial considerations, including transitioning from growth to an income stream, asset protection and whether a surgeon has enough assets to call it quits. The session will be in National Harbor 4/5. 

Two stalwart SVS supporters for advocacy will provide Member Perspectives on Advocacy—Myths, Facts and Reasons Why all SVS Members Should Engage in Potomac D.

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