What’s New at the Vascular Annual Meeting This Year?


New Program Format
The Vascular Annual Meeting Program Committee has announced several new changes for this year’s meeting including condensing the meeting into three days. The official meeting dates are June 16-18 with several pre-meeting events scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 including Postgraduate Courses and the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society (PVSS) Session. In addition, a late Friday afternoon concurrent session track has been added. The two poster sessions will be combined into one session. The Rapid Paper Session, traditionally held on Sunday, will be incorporated into the new program format. There will be an increasing number of simultaneous debate and breakfast sessions.

Fifth Annual Meeting of the World Federation of Vascular Societies
The meeting will feature several internationally recognized speakers from various continents as well as an exciting abstract presentation session. Additionally, this year’s recipient of the Robert Rutherford Award, Dr. Frank Veith, will give an outstanding lecture on issues affecting vascular surgeons worldwide.

For Residents and Students:

SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program Travel Scholarships
SVS is funding travel scholarships to the 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting for medical students and general surgery residents in variable amount, based on the number of applicants, to a maximum of 80. These scholarships provide aspiring vascular surgeons with an opportunity to learn more about the latest treatments and research in vascular disease. SVS will provide educational programming designed exclusively for students and residents. Scholarship recipients also will have the opportunity to participate in open and endovascular simulation training, a surgical skills competition, and a vascular surgery jeopardy competition. To ensure that truly interested medical students and general surgery residents receive the scholarships, they will be awarded on merit. More information can be found on VascularAnnualMeeting.org.


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