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March 1 Deadlines
Act now. The following have a deadline of March 1.

Don't Lose Contact
Please make sure to update your account as well as your email(s) addresses, since most of the SVS information you receive will be sent via email. To update your profile, please visit "My Profile Account."

Due to recent updates, a username and password will be necessary to access any SVS systems. If you do not remember your username and password, you can retrieve it by having it sent to your email.

February 28, 2013
Rethink Varicose Veins Campaign Featured on National TV
Olympian Summer Sanders, spokesperson for the Rethink Varicose Veins campaign, was recently featured on the Marie Osmond Show, which aired nationally on Feb. 20 on the Hallmark Channel. During the seven minute segment,  Summer spoke on the issue of varicose veins, CVI and the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment.  SVS, the American Venous Forum, and the American College of Phlebology began the campaign in 2011 to elevate public awareness of varicose veins as a health concern worthy of medical diagnosis and treatment. Designed to educate consumers and engage healthcare professionals, this campaign provides materials and resources about varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency to encourage awareness and action.
Vascular Annual Meeting
Registration opens March 5 for the Vascular Annual Meeting®, to be held May 30-June 1 in San Francisco. Almost 500 abstracts were submitted for the meeting, with 197 selected for presentation. Late-breaking clinical trial abstracts can be submitted until March 15 so submit an abstract today. Check out the schedule-at-a-glance and plan to attend the premier educational event for vascular health professionals. 
Call for SVS Officer Nominations
If you are interested in being considered for an SVS office or wish make a nomination by the March 31 deadline, please click on the following link to complete a nomination form:
Coding and Reimbursement 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.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for SVS attendees. Reservations may be made by calling 877-482-5267 or 617-536-5700 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday. Please be sure to identify yourself as part of the SVS meeting to obtain the group rate and make reservations today
VRIC to be Held April 30
Register today for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, Emerging Concepts of Vascular Physiology and Therapy. Designed to encourage interaction and collaboration between vascular surgeon investigators and scientists from other vascular biology-related disciplines, this year VRIC is offering a special session, How to Put Together a Stem Cell Program for Therapeutic Angiogenesis: Challenges and Pitfalls. VRIC will be held on April 30 in Orlando, Florida. 

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