Pulse for Nov. 21, 2016 | VAM Abstract Site Open; Diabetes Resources Available
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VAM Abstract Submission Site Now Open

SVS members may now submit abstracts to the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, May 31 to June 3 in San Diego. Plenaries and exhibits are open from June 1 to 3. Guidelines and information on abstracts have been posted and are available at the link below. Registration and housing will open in early March, 2017.
Read abstract guidelines and information
Learn more about VAM 2017

Benefits of Belonging

JVS-VL Adds CME Article; Expands Publication 

The January issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Lymphatic Disorders will offer something new for the new year: an article for which Continuing Medical Education credit is offered.
 
Plus, in another enhancement of educational offerings, the publication expands from four to six annual issues in 2017, to accommodate a larger number of top-notch submissions. 

The January JVS-VL CME article is “Long-term Complications of Inferior Vena Cava Filters.” It will be available for free on the JVS-VL website, jvsvenous.org, for 30 days, beginning Dec. 14. 
Visit JVS-VL here

November is National Diabetes Month

Resources for you and your patients

For most of us, the harsh effects of diabetes are always on our minds, but this is a month to draw more attention to the illness for the public, primary care physicians and patients of all ages. 

To help out, we have developed a web page of diabetes and vascular disease resources that we hope you will share with patients and colleagues. It includes a video playlist of several diabetes-related briefings for physicians and a list of related links for patients, families and physicians. 
Visit site, share with patients
In addition, we offer an easy-to-understand infographic that can be printed and posted around the office or in exam rooms. The link is below.
 
This month, SVS also published “Six Diabetes-Related Vascular Complications – and How to Avoid Them” as part of their Diabetes and vascular health, patient outreach campaign.
Print the infographic here

SVS PSO Names New Medical Director;

Vascular Quality Initiative Issues Detailed Annual Report

The Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO) welcomes Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen as its new medical director. He will replace Dr. Jack Cronenwett, who has served as medical director since 2011. 

The SVS PSO is a part of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) that also includes 17 regional quality improvement groups and M2S, a commercial technology partner.
Drs. Cronenwett and Jorgensen are two of the founding members of the Vascular Study Group of New England, the oldest regional study group. 

“When Jack convened a meeting in 2002 to discuss the formation of the Vascular Study Group of Northern New England, we had no idea where it would lead,” said Dr. Jorgensen. “We started with eight hospitals and 22 surgeons. Now 14 years later, there are 385 centers, 2,800 participating providers and more than 300,000 patients in the database. The growth and success of VQI has been well beyond what we imagined at the outset.”  
Read more about Dr. Jorgensen here
Annual Report Available
The VQI has developed a new Detailed Annual Report with in-depth explanations of VQI activities, analyses and benefits of participation. The online version is bookmarked for easy reference and includes expanded appendices. In particular, the Clinical Registry Tables in Appendix G provide summary data for the 12 VQI Registries.

For information about joining the VQI, email the VQI team or call 603-298-5509. 
Read the VQI Detailed Annual Report 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, access abstract site here

Live Cases to be Featured at 2017 IVC

The 2017 International Vein Congress, set for April 20 to 22 in Miami Beach, will feature 5 1/2 hours of live cases on April 21. These cases will cover both deep and superficial vein care topics and will be led by many SVS members.
 
Course Director Jose I. Almeida, MD, and Jan M. Sloves, RVT will kick off these sessions with a case that covers deep venous ultrasound mapping, venography, IVUS and iliac vein stenting. Other cases will cover superficial venous ultrasound mapping, thermal and non-thermal ablation, phlebectomy and more. 
Learn more about IVC here

Links of Interest | Deadlines

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. 

Renew your SVS membership (due Dec. 31) online here. For more information or to retrieve your vascular.org log-in credentials, call 312-334-2313 or email membership@vascularsociety.org.  
 

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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