Pulse for Nov. 3, 2016
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Benefits of Belonging

SVS Offers Print, Web-Ready SVS Member Logo

You're proud to be an SVS member. Put that pride on display with the new member logo. 
As part of the largest professional association in the world representing vascular surgeons, you can now announce your affiliation by using the "SVS Member" logo in your day-to-day practice. 

Redesigned artwork featuring the new branding that debuted earlier this year is now available for SVS members to use for business materials and email signatures to signify their professionalism and association with the Society.  

To obtain the member logo for print or website use, email communications@vascularsociety.org. Several guidelines outline use of the logo. Click the link below for more information. 
Review member logo use policy here

2017 VAM: Perfect Time to Bring the Fam!

San Diego Beckons; Plus, Abstract Guidelines Posted

The world-famous San Diego Zoo. The equally famous Balboa Park. Sand, sun and sky. Coronado Island, where the comedy classic "Some Like it Hot" was filmed. The historic Gaslamp District. A vast array of family friendly theme parks. And did we mention the beaches? Never hurts to do so twice!

Sunny San Diego is the host city for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, May 31 to June 3 (plenaries and exhibits are open from June 1 to 3). And with a host of attractions for all ages, not to mention beautiful weather, VAM organizers suggest SVS members extend their trip a few days either before or after VAM, bring the family and enjoy the sights. 

Registration and housing will open in early March, 2017. 

Of course, the meeting itself is steeped in science and research. The abstract submission site will open Nov. 14. Guidelines and information on abstracts have been posted and are available at the link below. 
Learn more about VAM 2017
Read abstract guidelines and information

Highlighting Leadership and Leaders

New columns discuss leadership attributes

The SVS Committee on Leadership and Diversity is highlighting leadership practices and the attributes that define great leadership in a series of bimonthly articles, "Leadership Corner," in Vascular Specialist. 

The leadership columns feature members of the committee interviewing SVS leaders about practices routinely embraced by successful leaders.

The first column in August outlined five, evidence-based practices. The second, published in October's Specialist, focused on one of these practices, challenging the process, which includes testing the status quo and new paradigms. Both are available at the link below. And look for the third in the November Specialist, which will be arriving in mailboxes shortly after Nov. 8. The focus is enabling others to act through building strong teams and smart delegation.
Read 'Leadership Corner' columns here

Submit Abstracts to VRIC 2017

Abstracts are being accepted now through Jan. 18, 2017, for the 2017 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, to be held May 3, 2017, in Minneapolis. 

This one-day meeting emphasizes emerging vascular science and is considered a key event for meeting and reconnecting with vascular research collaborators.

VRIC takes place the day before and in the same venue as the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Scientific Sessions
Learn more about VRIC here, access abstract site

VQI Marks Birthday with Gifts to Customers
Offers Give Me Five! Promotion

The Vascular Quality Initiative has grown, since its founding five years ago, to more than 395 centers, more than 320,000 procedures and 12 registries. To celebrate its birthday, VQI is offering new and current customers opportunities to harness the power of data and improve vascular care. New customers can save $2,500 the first year (deadline is Nov. 18) and current customers can receive a $500 credit per new registry selected (deadline is Dec. 31.) 
Email the VQI team or call 603-298-5509 for details

PRESERVE Study Hits Milestone

More than 500 Patients Enrolled 

A study to help set standards for inferior vena cava filter retrieval has hit an enrollment milestone, with the acceptance of its 500th patient in late October. 

PRESERVE -- Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters -- is sponsored by the IVC Filter Study Group Foundation in collaboration between the Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Interventional Radiology, the Food and Drug Administration and filter manufacturers. 

Investigators plan to follow 1,800 patients, 300 for each of the six filters involved. Ultimately, SVS members will benefit through the specialty setting standards of care and for setting guidelines for the treatment of thromboembolism. Complication rates for the filters also will be highlighted, permitting members to make their own decisions about which filter to use, said Dr. David Gillespie, co-principal investigator for PRESERVE.  

Read more about the study at the link below. More information is available at www.preservetrial.com/.
Read more about PRESERVE in an SVS feature article

PCORI Annual Meeting is Nov. 17 to 19

PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute) will hold its second annual meeting Nov. 17 to 19 at a venue familiar to SVS members, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C., site of this year's Vascular Annual Meeting. Plenary and keynote sessions will be broadcast live.
Learn more about the PCORI meeting

November is National Diabetes Month

SVS Offers Infographic for Members to Give to Patients

November is National Diabetes Month, an opportunity for physicians and surgeons to focus on the the disease and its effects. Diabetes is considered one of the largest global health emergencies, dangerous in large part because high blood sugar damages blood vessels, possibly leading to eye disease, heart attacks, PAD, kidney problems and foot ulcers. Diabetes also magnifies the effects of other health complications.

SVS offers members a number of resources on diabetes, including an infographic on how diabetes affects blood vessels in the body. Members may find the infographic useful to download and display, plus print to hand out to patients with diabetes or at risk for the condition.
View, download diabetes infographic here

Links of Interest | Deadlines

The latest issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery is now live! Check out the electronic table of contents (eTOC) here. And to stay up to date on the most recent JVS articles, don’t forget to sign up for eTOC and article in press alerts. It's simple -- merely visit the publication website for more information.  

Read "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," the SVS Foundation Annual Report, honoring innovators and pioneers in vascular surgery. And don't forget to give a helping hand to the giants of tomorrow, by contributing to the SVS Foundation annual campaign, now underway. 

Those SVS members who have not yet paid their renewal dues for 2017 will receive a written reminder in the mail sometime this month. Dues should be paid on or before Dec. 31, to avoid any lapse in SVS membership, benefits and privileges. You may renew your membership online here. For more information or to retrieve your vascular.org lon-in credentials, please call 312-334-2313 or email membership@vascularsociety.org.  

The International Vein Congress, an annual vascular surgery conference held in collaboration with SVS, will be held April 20 to 22 in Miami. 

SVS Foundation Award Deadlines

Award    Deadline
VRIC Trainee Travel Scholarship    Jan. 18, 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
Resident Research Prize    Jan. 25, 2017
Student Research Fellowship    Feb. 1, 2017
E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship    Feb. 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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