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VAM Abstract Submission Date Approaching

Deadline is Next Week

The countdown has begun and the sand is slipping from the hourglass.

People planning to submit abstracts for the 2017 Vascular Meeting have less than one week left until the deadline of 3 p.m. Central Standard Time, Wednesday, Jan. 25. 
Those submitting must have information (contact data, institution names/cities/countries, credentials and disclosure verification) for all co-authors prior to submission. 
Read abstract guidelines and information here

The 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting will be May 31 – June 3, with a full day of educational programming and courses on May 31, and plenaries and exhibits starting on June 1.

Registration and housing open in early to mid-March. 

And when online, use #VAM17 to see what the Twitterverse is saying! 
Learn more about VAM 2017

VRIC Abstract Submission Date Extended

The deadline for submitting abstracts to the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday, Jan. 23. 

Registration is open for VRIC, to be held May 3 in Minneapolis, Minn. More information is available at the link below.  
Click here for VRIC information, link to abstract site

Help Spread the Word: SVN Annual Conference is April 4-7

For all members who work with vascular nurses: please encourage them to attend the upcoming Society for Vascular Nursing annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. The education is sure to benefit the entire office.
And this year, SVS President-Elect Dr. R. Clement Darling III will speak at one of the sessions.

It's the premiere meeting for vascular nurses to facilitate networking and professional development. Be sure to forward along to any and all vascular nurses and techs in your organization!

The 35th Annual Convention will be April 4-7 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and is geared to vascular nurses, nurse practitioners, vascular techs, cardiovascular nurses and nurses/techs working in cath labs, angio suites or endovascular operating rooms.  
Learn more about the SVN Annual Conference here

Join SVS: Get 'Benefits of Belonging'

Get the Entire Office Involved

It's not only vascular surgeons who can benefit from the incredible value SVS membership provides. The Society also offers associate and affiliate memberships for other colleagues working hard in the field. Physician assistants, nurses, techs and non-vascular surgeon physicians all can benefit from membership in SVS -- and YOU benefit from having an office full of invested, educated vascular professionals.

Urge them to follow your lead and apply for membership today. Those who apply by March 1 will be considered for membership at the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, May 31-June 3. 

The perks? Professional prestige. Practice tools and help. Publications. Research opportunities. Knowledgeable, congenial colleagues. The Vascular Annual Meeting. The latest research -- and so much more.  
Visit here for membership details

SVS-SVN: Quit Smoking Before Surgery

The SVS and Society for Vascular Nursing have issued a joint statement encouraging vascular surgery teams to actively assist smokers with quitting smoking before surgery. 

Studies show that patients who quit or don’t smoke have a much lower risk of wound complications than those who smoke, and their time on a ventilator can be half as long after surgery.

“We need to find the best ways to help our patients quit smoking before surgery,” said Dr. R. Clement Darling, SVS president-elect. “Given how important quitting smoking can be for our patients and the vascular care we provide, the SVS believes that vascular surgeons have a unique and important responsibility to patients to provide smoking cessation assistance before surgery." 
Read the full statement here

VAM Student Travel Scholarships Available

Applications Due By Feb. 1 

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accepting applications for 2017 VAM Scholarships: the General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarships for residents and students and the Diversity Medical Student Travel Scholarship for students only. 

Both scholarships include up to a $450 travel award; complimentary meeting registration ($315 value); free access to the On-Demand Library of session recordings after the event ($499 value); exclusive Open & Endovascular Simulation Training Session; educational and networking program; the opportunity to participate in a mock interview practice session and a mentorship program 
More information, details available here
Watch the video for a view of VAM

IVC 2017 Features Annual Symposium

The 2017 International Vein Congress, April 20-22 in Miami Beach, will feature the annual V2 Symposium on Saturday, April 22. This 90-minute session gives IVC attendees the chance to ask conference faculty challenging questions regarding emerging techniques, new technology, reimbursement, professionalism, and more.
Dr. Steve Elias will lead the session. Panel members include: course director, Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT; course co-director, Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh; and Drs. Alan Dietzek, Peter Gloviczki, Neil M. Khilnani, Peter F. Lawrence, Nick Morrison and Paul McNeill.

Questions can be submitted prior to the meeting at www.ivcmiami.com. Attendees may also submit questions during the session.
View agenda, faculty and registration information here

Apply to IAC Research Award Program

The Intersocietal Accreditation Council Research Committee is accepting applications for the annual IAC Research Award Program, which seeks to gain insights into the accreditation process and its value to medicine and society. Proposals are to advance the committee’s mission of Strengthening Accreditation Through Research.
Letters of Intent are due by March 1, with decision notification set for April 3.
Grants are for a maximum of $75,000 (including institutional overhead) and are for one year, although continuation awards are possible. Proposal submissions are due June 1 and notification of awards will be made in September. 
See all details, instructions here
For questions or a variables list, please contact Mary Beth Farrell, IAC director of research, at 800-838-2110 or by email at research@intersocietal.org. For more information on the IAC Research Award Program, including links to published abstracts and manuscripts, visit intersocietal.org/research.

Links of Interest | Deadlines

Nominate SVS members for the Society's three highest honors: the SVS Lifetime Achievement Award, the SVS Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery and the SVS Distinguished Fellow. 

View materials from webinars held in December on upcoming changes in Medicare reimbursement

Apply by Feb. 1 for the American College of Surgeons and the SVS $8,000 Health Policy Scholarship, to help defray costs of attending the June Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. 

SVS Foundation Award Deadlines

 Award                                                                                    Deadline        
Resident Research Award  Jan. 25, 2017
Student Research Fellowship  Feb. 1, 2017
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)  Feb. 12, 2017
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)  Feb. 12, 2017
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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