Voting on bylaws, vice president begins May 17

President-elect Ali AbuRahma

Voting runs from May 17 to 24 on proposed bylaws amendments and for the position of vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Immediately preceding the opening of voting, SVS leaders will host a Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time, “Leading the Way in 2021: An Evening with the Appointments and Nominating Committees.” President Ronald L. Dalman, MD, will facilitate the Town Hall.

President-elect Ali AbuRahma, Appointments Committee chair, will present an overview of the 2021 committee appointments “by the numbers” and outline the dramatic changes that have been made to this process in the Society’s efforts to increase member engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion. Nominating Committee chair R. Clement Darling III, MD, will announce and introduce the 2021 candidates for vice president and moderate a question-and-answer session with the candidates.

That position is the sole one up for election this year. Voting will run through 5 p.m. CDT May 24.

The new vice president will be announced at the Special Virtual Annual Business Meeting No. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 16. Attendees also will witness the transition of leadership from Dalman to AbuRahma as SVS president and see the entire SVS Officer and Strategic Board lineup. Members also will receive updates from officers.

The SVS Executive Board and Strategic Board of Directors proposed the bylaws changes. Visit BylawsInfo2021 to view the proposed revisions, along with the rationales for the changes.

The traditional in-person passing of the gavel will occur during the Special Virtual Annual Business Meeting No. 2, taking place Saturday, Aug. 21, at the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Registration is required for both business meetings; there is no charge to attend. Attending and participating in the Annual Business Meeting is an essential civic responsibility of Active and Senior Members of the SVS.

Those members in arrears for their 2021 dues may not vote until their dues balance is up to date. To pay dues, visit


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