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  • VAM Abstracts
  • Vascular Specialist Highlights
  • Scholarship Available
  • PVSS Pledge
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November 7, 2013
VAM Abstract Submissions Being Accepted
For those interested in presenting their research at the premier educational event for vascular health professionals, the SVS abstract submission site is now open. Share research with colleagues and submit an abstract or surgical video to be considered for presentation at the Vascular Annual Meeting, June 5-7 in Boston.
Vascular Specialist Highlights
Keep up with the latest from Vascular Specialist, including:
"That 5% Thing" by Dr. Russell Samson, Medical Editor of Vascular Specialist.
 
"On a recent flight back from Europe I had a most unsettling but thought provoking experience when I watched the Oscar-winning foreign movie 'Amour.' You may ask why this film had such a profound effect. It was because it aroused an emotion I had submerged for many years - the sense of dread that I might cause severe harm to a patient with my surgery."
 
Read the rest of his editorial at Vascular Specialist online.
Health Policy Scholarship Available
Do you want to learn more about health care policy? If so, apply now for the scholarship to attend the Executive Leadership Program at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, June 8-14, 2014. 

 

The American College of Surgeons and SVS are offering this $8,000 scholarship for tuition and travel expenses. The award is open to surgeons 30 to 60 years old who are members in good standing of both organizations.  

 

Applications, which include a current CV and one page essay, are due by February 3 and should be submitted as a single PDF via email to: kearly@facs.org, with "Attn: ACS/SVS" in the subject line. Questions may be directed to Kate Early, ACS Scholarships Administrator, at 312-202-5281

PVSS Makes Pledge to SVS Foundation
The Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society has made a pledge of $10,000 to the SVS Foundation. The Foundation's leadership thanks PVSS and its members for uniting with other societies to fund awards that build careers and advance the entire specialty. If you have not yet made your individual Annual Appeal contribution, please do so today.
Deadlines
To volunteer for the SVS writing group for reporting standards and practice guidelines for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair, complete an application by November 11.
 
Cast your vote for the 2014 SVS Nominating Committee at-large member by Nov. 30. 
 
Submit an abstract for the upcoming 28th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference to be held April 30, 2014 in Toronto, Canada by January 17.
 
Applications for the SVS Foundation Clinical Research Seed Grant are due by January 17.
 
Membership invoices for 2014 can be conveniently paid online. SVS appreciates your support and prompt attention to dues payment.

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