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April 4, 2013
Learn More About Practice Mergers
Information regarding key business questions and decisions involved in the process of a practice merger/acquisition for vascular surgeons is now available in a Practice Memo written by the SVS Community Practice Council.
SVS Women's Leadership Training Grant
The SVS Women's Leadership Committee is committed to promoting a supportive environment for female vascular surgeons and to fostering professional development by networking, identifying mentors, and advancing the representation of women in SVS and the specialty. 

The Committee periodically awards a women's leadership training grant for female vascular surgeons. The grant is presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting®. The Women's Leadership Training Grant, in the amount of $5,000, is supported by a grant from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Funding from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. supports three $5,000 awards.   
 
Examples of leadership training opportunities include personal leadership coaching, travel to meet women leaders, or specific training programs. The application deadline is May 10, 2013. Read complete details and download an application
SVS Honorary Membership Voting
Remember to cast your vote by April 5 for approval of Honorary Members to be recognized at the upcoming 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting® in San Francisco.
Essential Knowledge in Vascular Surgery From the ACS Division of Education
A three-part series from Selected Readings in General Surgery on vascular surgery can help general surgeons keep up with the best in surgical practice by providing a review and analysis of preeminent medical literature on the topic. The CD provides quality content at an affordable price and includes the opportunity to earn self-assessment credit; 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned for completing an online pretest and posttest for each part in the series. CD price: $130 for ACS members ($180 for nonmembers). For more information, visit http://www.facs.org/srgs/vascularcd.html
International Scholars Program
The SVS International Scholars Program is offering four scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada. The scholarships, in the amount of US $5,000 each, provide scholars with an opportunity to participate in the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting®, June 5-7, in Boston, MA, USA, and visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in the United States and Canada. The application deadline is June 14, 2013.
 
Learn more about the scholarship requirements and supporting materials. For questions, email: membership@vascularsociety.org or call 312-334-2306.  
Register for VRIC: April 30 in Orlando
The 27th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration between vascular surgeon investigators and scientists from other vascular biology-related disciplines. New this year is a special session, "How to Put Together a Stem Cell Program for Therapeutic Angiogenesis: Challenges and Pitfalls". VRIC is a one day conference preceding the main Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Scientific Sessions to be held May 1-3. ATVB will deduct $100 from registration for those who sign up for both VRIC and ATVB. Register today for VRIC, to be held on April 30 in Orlando, Florida.

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