Pulse for Feb. 16, 2017 | Membership Application Deadline Nears
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Membership Matters; Apply by March 1

March 1 is just 13 days away. That's the deadline for applying to become a member of SVS. Applications will be considered during the Vascular Annual Meeting (May 31 to June 3) in San Diego. 
One longtime member of more than 10 years would tell potential applicants that joining SVS is “instrumental for their careers and the future of vascular surgery. SVS is an important organization that supports all vascular surgeons, private and academic."

This member urged candidates to speak with other members if they want to learn more. As for membership benefits this surgeon enjoys? “Education, updates on billing, representation in Congress to assure MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) is initiated correctly.”  
Visit here for membership details; apply today

VRIC Translational Panel Announced

Sessions are quickly taking shape for the May 3 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference. 
Dr. Ronald Fairman will moderate the Translational Panel, "Matrix Revolution: Vascular Repair and Regeneration." David Vorp will talk about stems cells in the vascular scalpel. Dr. Christopher K. Breuer will speak on "Development of Tissue Engineered Grafts for Use in Congenital Heart Surgery and Jeffrey Lawson will discuss "Human Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels: Clinical Experience in Dialysis Access and Arterial Disease." 

Dr. William Sessa, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address, now known as the Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture. 

VRIC, emphasizing vascular biology, is held the day before the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions. Both meetings will be at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. 
Learn more about VRIC and register here

Please Complete Survey on Lower Limb Amputation Care 

Aid research on multidisciplinary approach

One of our mission areas is to promote and improve the dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of vascular disease and health. One of the ways we do this is by supporting our colleagues from other specialties seeking to advance care processes related to vascular surgery. We currently have an opportunity to do just that.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program at School of Allied Health Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine is researching the multidisciplinary approach to lower limb amputation care. As a vascular surgeon, your feedback is very valuable to this study, which is aimed at further understanding the multidisciplinary care system in regards to the surgeon and prosthetist interaction. 
As part of the study, the intent is to highlight the need for increased communication between the different healthcare fields in order to create opportunities to improve the state of amputee patient care.  
We encourage you to participate in this important study by clicking on the survey link below.  
Click here for survey link

Submit Abstract to IVC 2017 by March 27

The 2017 International Vein Congress, April 20-22 in Miami Beach, Fla., invites attendees to submit poster abstracts for presentation during the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for attendees to expose their work to thought leaders in the industry and interact with vascular surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists and other physicians currently treating venous disease. 
Abstract submissions should be 250 words and must describe work with relevance to venous disease. Materials presented in the abstract must be current and free from ethical bias. All abstracts received will be considered for presentation as poster abstracts during IVC 2017. Abstracts must be submitted by March 27.
More details on submitting abstracts to IVC, as well as a full list of faculty and agenda activities, are at the link below. 
Click here for more information on IVC 2017

Links | Deadlines of Interest

Apply by March 1 for the 2017 Women's Leadership Training Grant, designed to develop strong women leaders in vascular surgery. Three awards of $5,000 each are geared to levels of experience: 0-five years out of training; six to 10 years out and more than than 10 years out of training.

Apply by March 1 for the SVS Foundation/Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Award, a three-year, $150,000 grant awarded to a promising vascular surgeon-scientists in North America conducting innovative academic research in an early stage of his or her career.

The Society for Vascular Nursing's 35th Annual Convention is April 4 to 7 in Nashville, Tenn. There's  something for everyone, from the basic to the expert practitioner. 
Housing and registration will open early next month for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego. VAM will be held from May 31 to June 3, with plenaries and exhibits from May 1 to 3. 
Click here to learn more about VAM

SVS Foundation Award Deadlines

 Award                                                                                    Deadline        
Clinical Research Seed Grant  March 1, 2017
E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship  March 1, 2017
SVS Foundation/Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Award  March 1, 2017

Job Opportunities

Looking for a new position? Below is a sample of the jobs currently available on the SVS job board.   View all jobs
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