SVS Pulse
 
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Feb. 21, 2013
In this Issue 
Submit a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Abstract 
VESAP® 2 Outage Cancelled
In-Office Ancillary Services Exception Threatened 
Register Today for Coding Course
Vascular Annual Meeting CME Deadline
SVS Membership Application Deadline 
SVS Lifetime Achievement Award
SVS Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery

SVS Distinguished Fellow

Submit a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Abstract

Late-breaking clinical trial abstracts can now be submitted until March 15 for the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting®, May 30-June 1 in San Francisco, CA. Selected abstracts will be presented at a plenary session on Saturday, June 1 from 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm. Share your research at the premier educational event for vascular health professionals and submit your abstract today.

 

VESAP® 2 Outage Cancelled

To allow vascular surgery trainees to use VESAP®2 as a study tool for the upcoming VSITE exam, the scheduled maintenance of VESAP®2 planned for this weekend has been postponed until after the exam.  VESAP®2 users will be notified prior to the next planned outage. 

  
In-Office Ancillary Services Exception Threatened 

As Congress continues to look for ways to avoid additional "fiscal cliffs", the Congressional Budget Office is examining how much the government would save if it eliminated the in-office ancillary services exception (IOASE) from the physician self-referral law, particularly for advanced imaging services.  Based on a Government Accountability Office analysis, the savings could be substantial.  As in the past, SVS is working with other specialty societies to strongly oppose IOASE elimination for imaging services. 

 

Register Today for Coding Course
Learn to avoid costly coding errors and register today for Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2013: Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons, to be held April 5-6 at the Taj Boston Hotel. A complimentary copy of the 2013 Coding Guide is included with registration.

 

March 1: Vascular Annual Meeting CME Deadline
Remember that the CME credit deadline is March 1. Don't delay. After these dates, CME and self-assessment credits for the 2012 Vascular Annual Meeting®, along with the corresponding certificates, will no longer be available. 
  
March 1: SVS Membership Application Deadline
The deadline for SVS membership is March 1. Invite your colleagues to apply for membership and receive benefits which range from discounted meeting registration to personalized practice resources and networking opportunities. SVS membership will allow your colleagues to be part of the world's most prestigious professional vascular society. Access the online application today.

 

SVS Lifetime Achievement Award

The SVS Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that the Society bestows upon a member. Selection for this honor recognizes an individual's outstanding and sustained contributions to the profession and SVS as well as exemplary professional practice and leadership. View complete award details. Then use the online form to nominate a colleague by the March 1 deadline. 

 

SVS Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery
The SVS Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery honors individuals whose contribution has had a transforming impact on the practice or science of vascular surgery. View complete award details. Then use the online form to nominate a colleague by the March 1 deadline.

 

SVS Distinguished Fellow 

The Distinguished Fellow designation shall be bestowed upon Active, International, or Senior SVS members who are vascular surgeons and who distinguish themselves in a sustained manner by making substantial contributions in two of three categories: research, service, or education. Submit an application by the March 1 deadline. 

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