Foundation donations, historical vignette and more

Donate to SVS Foundation Before Dec. 31

Donors who want to receive a 2015 tax deduction should make their 2015 contribution to the SVS Foundation before Dec. 31, two short weeks from publication of this newsletter. (Always consult with an accountant or tax professional regarding tax deductions.)  
Make a Foundation donation for 2015 here
Curious about how  SVS Foundation-funded research benefits clinical practices? Read testimonials (document) from three past awardees. 

2016 Nominating Committee Now Complete

The election of the 2016 SVS Nominating Committee is now complete. The Committee will determine the slate of officers for election in June 2016.
2016 SVS Nominating Committee
  • Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., past president, committee chair
  • Dan Clair, M.D., at large member elected by SVS members
  • Peter Lawrence, M.D., immediate past president
  • Linda Harris, M.D., elected by Board of Director members from affiliated vascular societies
  • Matthew Sideman, M.D., elected by SVS Council chairs to represent the four SVS Councils

The Clock is Ticking! Pay Dues by End of Year

SVS members have until Dec. 31 to pay their 2016 dues. Members may pay their dues by logging onto their accounts online (link is below), even if they do not have a paper or electronic invoice. For more information, email
Click here to pay 2016 SVS dues

Registration Now Available for VRIC 2016

Online registration for the 2016 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference is now available. The conference is May 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

Abstract submissions are due Jan. 13, 2016.
Click here for VRIC registration, information

VAM Abstract Submission Site Open

The abstract submission site for the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting is open. Submissions will be accepted through 3 p.m. CST Feb. 1, 2016. 

New this year: All authors must complete a conflict of interest statement and media rights authorization before an abstract can be submitted. Submitting authors will be prompted for co-author institutional and contact information at the time of account creation.
Click here to submit an abstract
Click here for abstract details, guidelines
VAM will be held from June 8 to 11; plenary and exhibits start June 9. The meeting will be at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.

Registration and housing open March 3, 2016.

STS Invites SVS Members to Session 

SVS members are invited to discover common ground between vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons in treating cardiovascular problems at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 52nd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 23-27, 2016. 
Slated for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, is a session for members of both societies: “SVS @ STS: Sharing Common Ground for Cardiovascular Problems.” Cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons will provide perspectives on the contemporary management of type B aortic dissection, as well as the management of patients with thorocoabdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Special room pricing at designated hotels expires Jan. 4. Participants must register for the meeting prior to making hotel reservations. 

Giving the Shirt Off his Back – Literally

The Journal of Vascular Surgery in November published a “historical vignette in vascular surgery,” told by Dr. Walter J. Pories and detailing an experience from 1961 during which he assissted Dr. Charles Rob in aortic aneurysm repair.
The case took an unexpected turn and an aortic homograft was required – except the team soon discovered there were no more.  
“There was total silence,” the article relates. “… Now what?”
“What” was a shirt soaked in iodine, with a piece cut from it and sewn by Dr. Rob into a tube and then sewn into the patient. 
Log in to JVS to read the rest of the story

IVC Sessions Offer Something for Everyone

Two sessions on the first day of the 2016 International Vein Congress will focus on essential vein care topics: the venous clinical exam and diagnostics. Unique content -- from basic to nuanced – is designed to appeal to newbies as well as seasoned experts.
Although much of IVC’s focus is on the lower extremity superficial and deep venous systems, Dr. Constantino S. Pena will discuss the hot topics of pelvic and abdominal venous systems in“MRV and CTV in Imaging of Pelvic and Abdominal Venous Compressive Syndromes: Which is Better and Why?” 
IVC 2016 will take place April 28-30, 2016, in Miami, Fla. 
View agenda or register for IVC here

SVS Foundation Awards Deadlines 

Want to win a prize for research? Below are 2016 deadlines and links to information for some of the SVS Foundation Awards.
Resident Research Prize: Feb. 1, 2016 
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08): Feb. 12, 2016
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23): Feb. 12, 2016
Student Research Fellowship: March 2, 2016
EJ Wylie Traveling Fellowship: March 2, 2016
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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