VAM: Spotlight on Friday’s sessions

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Ronald L. Dalman

Two days down, two to go. What a Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) it’s been so far! Here are some of the sessions happening today that people will be talking about on Saturday.

6:30 to 8 a.m. There are three more chances to learn during breakfast, with “Last ditch effort at limb salvage: How to manage what seems unsalvageable” (SDCC, Room 1AB), “Congratulations, we have selected you as our next leader: Lessons learned from vascular leaders at all levels” (SDCC Room 6C) and “Wound complications and management in vascular surgery” (SDCC, Room 6F).

9 to 10 a.m. Learn how to start a vascular training program at your institution (SDCC, Room 3).

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There’s one more day to check out the dozens of vendors and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall (SDCC, Exhibit Hall B), enjoy lunch and coffee breaks and listen to Vascular Live presentations. Visit the SVS Booth (No. 227) for some great SVS swag, participate in the Scavenger Hunt and just take a break.

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Hear Ronald L. Dalman, MD, reflect on his year as president in 2020–21, amidst a worldwide pandemic (SDCC, Room 6AB). SVS President Ali AbuRahma, MD, will perform the introductions.

1:30 to 3 p.m. The International Young Surgeon Competition, with the presentation of nearly 15 abstracts, takes place in SDCC, Room 4.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The postgraduate course “Pediatric vascular care” focuses on the appropriate care of the youngest vascular patients in SDCC, Room 6AB. Tickets are required; visit registration to obtain them.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hear from the experts on mesenteric artery revascularization (SDCC, Room 17A) first, and then learn about the tools for planning, executing and communicating clinical trials (SDCC, Room 17B). in “Ask the Experts” sessions.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both the vascular and thoracic sides of the aisle collaborate at the Aortic Summit (SDCC, Room 3), held with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Separate ticket is required; visit registration.

5 to 6:30 p.m. General surgery residents and medical students, discover the ins and outs of vascular residency programs at the Residency Fair (MM, Pacific Ballroom).

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