Pulse for Jan. 5, 2017 | New 'Hot Topics' aim to help meet challenges in members' practices
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Benefits of Belonging: New 'Hot Topics'

To help SVS members better meet challenges they are facing in their practices, the Society is working with a prominent legal health firm to produce a series of hot topic articles and webinars to address specific issues of concerns.
The SVS Clinical Practice Council surveys members yearly to identify trends and key issues facing members, so the Society can help provide tools and resources. The SVS surveys indicate top current challenges are compensation, time management, competition from other practitioners, call coverage and overhead costs. 
The first article in the series focuses on ways to expand existing practices to include an in-office vascular surgical suite or establish a free-standing ambulatory surgery center individually or in partnership with a hospital or complementary specialty group. The article highlights the legal, financial, and operational considerations as well as key questions to consider.
Read article No. 1: 'Exploring Potential Business Ventures'
We hope you find these 'Hot Topics' useful and informative and welcome ideas for further articles. If you have topics you would like to see explored, please email us at the link below.  
Email ideas for future 'Hot Topics' here

View Free Webinar on Medicare Changes

The audio transcript and slides from the recent webinar on upcoming changes to Medicare are now available online. The presentation from the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative can be found at the link below.  
View the webinar materials on Medicare changes here

Forgot to Renew SVS Dues? Do So Today!

Did New Year's creep up faster than you expected and you didn't get to paying your 2017 SVS dues? It's not too late! Renew today to continue all the benefits of being an SVS member. 

And don't forget to renew NOW so your Journal of Vascular Surgery account is not affected. 

Renew dues at the link below. If you experience any difficulties, email membership@vascularsociety.org or call 312-334-2313.
Click here to renew your 2017 SVS dues

VAM Abstract Submission Date Approaching

Deadline Less than Three Weeks Away

In elections, the old saying, in Chicago at least, is "Vote early and often." There's a shorter companion saying for submitting abstracts for the Vascular Annual Meeting: Submit early.

The deadline is Jan. 25 -- a week earlier than last year -- but many people wait until the last day to start the electronic submission process.
Submitting authors need profile and disclosure information for every co-author; having to hunt down information at the last minute risks missing the deadline. 
Program Chair Dr. Ronald Dalman recommends submitting abstracts no later than the weekend before the deadline, to avoid last-minute problems or issues. Don't delay -- start the submission process soon. 
Read abstract guidelines and information here
Learn more about VAM 2017
The 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting will be May 31 – June 3, with a full day of educational programming and courses on May 31, and plenaries and exhibits starting on June 1.

Have Friends, Colleagues Join You in SVS

New-Member Application Deadline is March 1

Colleagues don't permit colleagues to sit on the sidelines!

SVS members already know the benefits that arise from being part of the largest organization in the world devoted to vascular surgery. 
Urge them to follow your lead and apply for membership today. Those who apply by March 1 will be considered for membership at the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, May 31-June 3, in San Diego. 
The perks? Professional prestige. Legislative advocacy. Research opportunities and information. Practice tools and resources, discounted registration for the Vascular Annual Meeting and other educational programs. Free publications and networking with members from across the country and around the globe. Knowledgeable, congenial colleagues, and so much more. 

View our website at the link below for all the details on how to apply and how membership can impact your life.
Click here for application details

SVS Leaders Among Faculty for IVC 2017

The 2017 International Vein Congress, April 20-22 in Miami Beach, welcomes SVS past presidents to the IVC faculty. Dr. Peter Lawrence, MD, vascular surgeon at UCLA Medical Center, will deliver the keynote address on "Restoring Professionalism to the Venous Space," and Dr. Peter Gloviczki, MD, FACS, from the Mayo Clinic will examine the "Evidence Behind Endovenous Ablation Therapy."
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jorge de la Torre, MD, of UAB will discuss "Ancillary Procedures For Venous Practices." University of Miami interventional radiologist Dr. Jason Salsamendi, MD, will speak on "Massive And Submassive Pulmonary Embolism." Learn more about all of the IVC faculty and their presentations at the link below. 
View IVC agenda, presenters and more here

Links of Interest | Deadlines

Submit abstracts for the 2017 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference through Jan. 18, 2017. VRIC will be held May 3, 2017, in Minneapolis. 

Apply by Feb. 1, 2017, for the American College of Surgeons and the SVS $8,000 Health Policy Scholarship, to help defray costs of attending the June Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. 

Take control of coding in 2017, with the Society for Vascular Ultrasound Coding Advisor Software and the SVS Coding Guide, available together. See details, including the code to obtain the package at reduced cost, here

SVS Foundation Award Deadlines

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