VESS session to feature during SVS ONLINE

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Matthew A. Corriere

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) takes center stage at SVS ONLINE: “New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery,” on Wednesday, June 24.

From 1 to 4 p.m. CDT, VESS, the Society for Vascular Surgery’s longtime partner for the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), will present 12 scientific research abstracts covering a variety of topics. These include pre-admission trauma and amputations; digital health intervention with electronic tracking versus self-reporting; gender as a predictor of lower iliac vein stenting patency rates and malpractice, even an update on workforce diversity. A live Q & A with the authors will follow each presentation.

This is VESS’ first-ever virtual session and replaces the 2020 Spring Meeting, which was to be held as part of VAM.

“We were all disappointed that COVID-19 forced cancellation of VAM and our own Spring Meeting,” said VESS president Matthew A. Corriere, MD. “The Program Committee is excited to be able to offer this virtual session meeting during these difficult times and hope that you will make every effort to join us for what is sure to be an afternoon of stimulating and insightful clinical discussion, as well as online camaraderie.”

“We typically have two sessions during the Vascular Annual Meeting, so of course having to trim the number of outstanding scientific presentations to present was very difficult,” said Program Committee chair Shang Loh, MD. “But we’re pleased with the depth, breadth and variety of what we have on the docket and think participants will come away with a better understanding of every topic.”

Besides Loh, moderators include Bjoern Suckhow, MD, Shipra Arya, MD, Yazan Duwayri, MD, Caitlin Hicks, MD, Mathew Wooster, MD, and Karen Woo, MD.

A complete list of sessions is available on the SVS Planner—click on “VESS” on the left-side navigation link. Registration for SVS ONLINE is required. Fee depends on membership category, but ranges from $0 for SVS Candidate members-in-training to $200 for non-member physicians and researchers. Non-member medical students and general surgery residents may qualify for the SVS Candidate in training $0 registration rate by applying for complimentary membership with the SVS.

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