Our nation’s capital is the perfect venue for the pre-eminent vascular surgical educational and social meeting of the year – the 2016 SVS Vascular Annual Meeting on June 8-11.
This year’s meeting will be the most educationally jam-packed and stimulating annual meeting in our Society’s 70-year history, and a “must-attend” event for all serious health care professionals caring for patients with circulatory disease who want to succeed in our rapidly changing and challenging health care system and economy.
Recognizing that the majority of vascular surgical care in the United States is delivered in the community by nonacademic surgeons, our Program Committee, under the direction of my leadership team, has focused the Annual Meeting on the practical educational needs of our community practice SVS members. This includes the latest clinical research and results of evolving endovascular therapeutic interventions, “how-to” videos, focused hands-on training sessions, postgraduate courses geared to the contemporary practicing vascular surgeon and named lectureships delivered by visionary international leaders such as Dr. Frank Veith, the Homans Lecturer.
Here is just some of what you’ll experience this year: Hands-on training and sessions focused on topics such as the multidisciplinary management of the diabetic foot; the impact on vascular surgery practices of changing reimbursement models; contemporary management of intermittent claudication; and much, much more.
• More presentations and clinically focused sessions than ever before, with real-time audience interaction with the speakers and panelists to enhance the educational experience.
• CME and self-assessment credits to satisfy your MOC requirements in a user-friendly fashion in one meeting.
• An extensive offering of industry-sponsored educational presentations focused on “what is next,” to keep you ahead of the competition.
• Events for our growing roster of international guests, including International Forum, International Fast Talk, and the International Reception.
• The interactive “Vascular LIVE,” showcasing the latest technology.
• Social events to mingle and chat with your colleagues and international vascular leaders.
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is a spectacular luxury property on the Potomac River in National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C., and a ferry ride across the river from historic Old Town Alexandria, Va.
Registration is open and ahead of last year’s pace! Check the VAM housing link online for hotel availability and www.vsweb.org/VAM2016 for more information. I look forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C., in June to celebrate our specialty and to learn together.
Bruce A. Perler, M.D.