Pulse for March 2, 2017 | Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts for VAM 
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Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts by March 22

VAM Registration, Housing Now Open; Members Save

SVS is soliciting abstracts for a late-breaking session at this year's VAM. Preference will be given to prospective, multi-institutional trials and investigational device exemption studies.

VAM will be May 31 to June 3, with plenaries and exhibits from June 1 to 3.

Because the intent is to provide attendees with true "late-breaking" trial data, retrospective analyses will not be considered.

Due to publication deadlines, accepted late-breaking abstracts will not be included in the Journal of Vascular Surgery VAM supplement; however manuscript submission is required. 

Submission deadline is 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time Wednesday, March 22, via the link below. 
Submit late-breaking abstracts here

VAM Registration, Housing Now Open

Registration and housing opened Wednesday for the annual conference in San Diego, Calif. 

The Vascular Annual meeting is the pre-eminent vascular surgery educational meeting of the year, and the perfect chance to gather with those who care for patients with circulatory disease. 
Register for VAM here
Make housing reservations here
VAM offers multidisciplinary sessions with seven partnership societies, plus workshops, postgraduate courses, breakfast and concurrent sessions, focused lectures, events geared to International members, alumni receptions, industry offerings and more. Register today!
For more information, contact the Education Department via email or by calling 800-258-71883. 

The Benefits of Belonging

Members Receive Discounts for VAM Registration

Society for Vascular Surgery members receive a number of perks from becoming a member of the Society and maintaining their memberships. 

With registration now open for VAM two benefits are quite clear. One is the discount on registration ($683 for a member and $887 for a non-member physician). And the second is the $300 savings for registering for VAM's postgraduate courses, which are free to SVS member registrants. . 

Take advantage of these savings and register for VAM today. 

Donate to SVS Political Action Committee

The SVS Political Action Committee (PAC) urges all members to contribute to the PAC,which provides an important opportunity to have an advocacy voice as an SVS member. 

The SVS PAC is the only one totally focused on the interests of vascular surgery. All donations -- 100 percent -- are used to gain access to Congressional members and non-incumbent candidates in both parties who decide and/or are supportive of our positions. The contributions enable SVS members and staff to personally interact with targeted members of Congress who determine the future of vascular surgery.
While SVS has achieved many legislative victories, important issues remain, including potential Medicare cuts and any changes to the Affordable Care Act. The SVS PAC will ensure the voices of our members and our patients are heard. 

Please contribute today.
Let your voice be heard on Capitol HIll; donate online today
Using a check? Download PAC donation form here

VESAP Down for Maintenance April 21-23

The Vascular Education Self-Assessment Program (VESAP) website will be down for routine maintenance from 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, through 10 p.m. Sunday, April 23. 

Contact our education department at education@vascularsociety.org or 312-334-2303 for more information. 

Please Complete Social Media Survey

The close date for a survey on social media, conducted by the Journal of Vascular Surgery Publications suite has been extended to March 15. The survey will help editors evaluate the role social media might play in achieving its mission to the science and art of vascular surgery.
Please take a moment to complete the survey at the link below. 
Please complete JVS Social Media Survey here

Links | Deadlines of Interest

Deadline extended: The deadline to apply for the 2017 Women's Leadership Training Grant has been extended to March 15. The grant is designed to develop strong women leaders in vascular surgery. Three awards of $5,000 each are geared to levels of experience, from just out of training to more than 10 years out of training. The grant program is sponsored by the SVS Leadership Development and Diversity Committee. 

Spread the word: 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. SVS members, please spread the word to the vascular nurses and techs in your lives. 

VRIC just two months away: Register today for the May 3 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, in Minneapolis. 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. 

SVS Foundation Award Deadlines

 Award                                                                                    Deadline        
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)  June 12
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) June 12

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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