PULSE for March 4, 2016: App Now Includes DFU Care Recommendations

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Interactive Practice Guidelines App Upgraded 

Now includes diabetic foot ulceration information

The SVS mobile app (SVS-iPG) that offers SVS practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of a number of vascular conditions has been upgraded to include clinical recommendations on treating diabetic foot ulceration. 

They are the first-ever clinical practice guidelines from multiple disciplines, based upon a meta-analysis for treating diabetic foot ulcers. Creating the guidelines followed three years of study by SVS in collaboration with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Society for Vascular Medicine. Recommendations cover five major areas. 

Users will need to update the interactive Practice Guidelines app. To update, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

The app also has been updated to solve an issue with font color that made recommendations difficult to read.

VRIC Program Taking Shape; Takes Place May 4

Programming work continues for "Outside-In: Paradigm Shifts in Vascular Research," the 2016 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, to be held May 4 in Nashville. The scientific conference is designed to foster interaction among top scientists of diverse disciplines who are investigating peripheral vascular disease and its treatments.

Four abstract sessions include Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Vascular Endothelium and Thrombosis, Aneurysms and Peripheral Arterial Disease. 

Dr. Colleen Brophy, Distinguished Invited Speaker, will discuss "Vascular Response to Injury: A New Paradigm" and a translational session on computational modeling in vascular diseases also will be presented.

For more information, email the Education Department or call 800-258-7188.
Register for VRIC Today

SVS: The Benefits of Belonging

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Society for Vascular Surgery, in collaboration with two other groups, recently published the first-ever clinical practice guidelines from multiple disciplines, based upon a meta-analysis, for treating diabetic foot ulcers.
The new guideline is one of more than 10 that SVS has developed to help its members and their patients in making decisions on treatment options for a range of vascular diseases. These clinical practice guidelines are developed after evaluation of the evidence in the scientific literature and assessing the likely benefits and harms of a particular treatment to enable healthcare providers to select the best care for a unique patient based on his or her preferences.
See all clinical practice guidelines here

Nominations Sought for SVS Officers  

SVS members are invited to nominate individuals for the SVS offices being voted on at the June business meeting. The nomination form link is below.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 31. Nominees should have been an SVS member for at least 10 years and should have served on one or more of the following: SVS committee, council, advisory group or the Board of Directors. 
Nominate an SVS officer here
Important Note from SVS on its New Website:

We hope our members are enjoying the new look and functionality of the new SVS website. To help you find your way, we have provided a separate page with some key links, including to the Vascular Annual Meeting (registration opened Thursday), Clinical Research Seed Grant application (due March 11) and Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Program (due March 31).

Please remember to bookmark the new site: www.vascular.org
Find new website links here

NHLBI Seeks Comments on Research Priorities 

Public comments are due no later than Monday, March 7, to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on its strategic research priorities. The draft strategic research priorities has been posted and NHLBI is accepting a final round of public comment. The Strategic Research Priorities will help inform Institute-solicited research activities over the next decade.
Read the Strategic Research Priorities, submit comments here

Guideline for Older-Adult Care Issued

A new "best practices" guideline on optimal care of older adults immediately before, during and after surgical operations has been released.

The consensus-based guideline was developed by the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society's Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.

The guideline addresses the multiple issues of perioperative care of all surgical patients 65 and older. 
Download the perioperative guideline here

Deadline Near for Clinical Research Seed Grant  

Want to win a prize for research? Below are 2016 deadlines and links to information for some of the SVS Foundation Awards.
Clinical Research Seed Grant: March 11, 2016

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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