SVS Pulse 
Dec. 12, 2012
In this Issue 
New Journal Launched
JVS iPad App Now Available
Contribute to the SVS Foundation
Nominating Committee Member Selected
Fight Medicare Cuts
Submit an Abstract for the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting
Participate in SVS Strategic Planning Survey 


New Journal Coming Soon
Watch your mailbox, the first issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders® is scheduled to be delivered in mid-December. Published four times a year by the Society for Vascular Surgery® and the American Venous Forum, this new journal will include basic scientific research, case reports, venous images, techniques, review articles, and practice management manuscripts related to all aspects of venous disease, lymphatic disease, and wound care with an emphasis on the practicing clinician. Check out the Journal's new website for a preview. 

JVS iPad App Now Available
The Journal of Vascular Surgery iPad® app is now available. To download the app, go to the App Store via your iPad and search Journal of Vascular Surgery®  or JVS. Enter your current JVASCSURG.COM Username and Password to access JVS content. If you have not claimed online access to JVS, you will need to do so before accessing the app. For more information about how to claim access to JVS and its new iPad app, visit for complete registration instructions.

Make Your SVS Foundation Contribution by Dec. 31
Support your specialty with a contribution to the SVS® Foundation. Donations made by Dec. 31 may be used as a deduction on your 2012 tax return. The Foundation supports young vascular surgeons in their research. Learn how the SVS Foundation has helped launch the careers of these SVS members.

2013 Nominating Committee Announced
The 2013 Nominating Committee members are: Robert Zwolak, chair; Richard Cambria, SVS Past President; Michael Dalsing, representing affiliated societies on Board of Directors; Randolph Geary, representing SVS Councils; and Gilbert Upchurch, at-large member nominated by SVS members.

Contact your Representative Today
Remember to contact your House of Representatives and Senate members to avoid two scheduled cuts to Medicare physician payment: the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)-driven 26.5 percent cut and the 2 percent cut under sequestration. An automated letter is posted on the SVS website which can be viewed and emailed. Or  contact your House and Senate members by telephone at 1-800-833-6354.

Vascular Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline
The abstract submission deadline for the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting® is Jan 3, 2013. Plan to share research and attend the premier meeting for vascular health professionals, to be held May 30-June 1, 2013 in San Francisco. Registration and housing for the meeting will open on March 5, 2013.

Strategic Planning Survey Deadline Dec. 16
Over the next several months, SVS will engage in a strategic planning process. Please tell us your priorities by Dec. 16 by taking in a short, five minute member survey. Your participation is important.

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