PULSE for April 14, 2016: PCORI Funding Available

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PCORI to Fund Pragmatic Trials and Studies

Letters of Intent Due May 4

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced new funding for pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials or large-scale observational studies that compare the relative effectiveness of two or more alternatives for improving patient-centered outcomes.

Up to $1 million in direct costs for each study will be available through the initiative, "Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes."

PCORI has a list of priority topics, though any study that addresses critical choices faced by patients, caregivers, clinicians and/or delivery systems will be considered.

Deadline for letters of intent is May 4. Application deadline is Aug. 8, and awards will be announced in January 2017. 

Those interested should email sciencequestions@pcori.org for programmatic questions and pfa@pcori.org for administrative, financial or technical questions. 
Read PCORI funding announcement and see priority topics here

SVS: The Benefits of Belonging

Job Listings from Around the Country

SVS offers help for its job-seeking members: the Career Center. The center is part of the Society website and also is the final item in every edition of Pulse.

Pulse typically includes three recent job listings, usually from different geographical areas. Those three are just the tip of the iceberg, however. Hundreds of job listings are available on the Career Center, available for SVS members to peruse and pursue.  

Looking to relocate? Check the listings!

VAM Hands-on Workshops Available June 8

Sometimes, learning by doing is just the ticket. VAM is offering plenty of chances to do just that with hands-on workshops (limit 15 participants each) on Wednesday, June 8. Twelve topics -- with tips, tricks, tools and more -- are offered during four 90-minute sessions. 

The workshops are $100 each (preregistration is required) and are not included in the VAM registration fee. Simply add the desired workshops when registering. Already registered? Just return to the registration page and add the workshops separately. 

For more information, contact the SVS Education Department by phone at (312) 334-2327 or via email.

Hands-on Workshops are not eligible for CME credit. 

8:30-10 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesday, June 8

  • Technical Tips for Crossing CTO 
  • Tricks for Pedal, Tibial, Radial and Brachial Access
  • Techniques for Challenging Embolization
  • IVUS: An Essential Tool for the Endovascular Specialist
  • Atherectomy Techniques
  • How to Do Large Hole Percutaneous Closure
1:30-3 p.m. / 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 
  • DEB/DES Techniques and Applications
  • IVC Filters: Techniques in Deployment and Recovery
  • Non-Thermal Techniques for Venous Ablation
  • Percutaneous Mechanical Thrombectomy: Challenges, Advances and New Techniques
  • How to Make Carotid Stenting Competitive with CEA
  • FEVAR Tips &Tricks From Sizing to Implantation
Register now for VAM, workshops

VRIC is Just Around the Corner, on May 4

The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference -- VRIC -- is less than three weeks away. The one-day conference, on May 4 in Nashville, focuses on translational research. This year's theme is "Outside In: Paradigm Shifts in Vascular Disease."

VRIC takes place the day before the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Scientific Sessions, and at the same venue in Nashville. VRIC is considered a key event for meeting and reconnecting with vascular research collaborators. 
Learn more about VRIC and register here

Job Opportunities

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