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December 5, 2013
New CPT Codes Coming in 2014 - Are You Prepared?

SVS Coding Webinar

In just 90 minutes, you and your staff can learn from national coding experts about upcoming changes that will have the greatest impact on vascular surgery claims.
Cost: $125
Date: Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013 3 p.m. ET
Questions? Email SVS staff education@vascularsociety.org or call
800-258-7188
  
SVS Coding Guide 2014
The Coding Guide 2014 provides the latest information for accurate coding for vascular procedures.
Cost: $50 for renewing 2013 subscribers, $80 for members, $110 for nonmembers
Availability: January 2014
Local Anesthesia aids Hemodynamic Stability for CEA   
Patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy with cervical block anesthesia had fewer hemodynamic fluctuations and required less vasoactive medications than those under general anesthesia in a retrospective evaluation, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society. 
 
Read the rest of the article at Vascular Specialist online. 
SVS Nominating Committee   
Members of the 2014 SVS Nominating Committee, which recommends nominees for election to the Society offices, have recently been named. Committee members are: Richard Cambria, MD, Chair, Peter Gloviczki, MD, Jeb Hallett, MD, Vikram Kashyap, MD, and Melina Kibbe, MD. 
Share your Research by Submitting an Abstract   
The call for abstracts for the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting, June 5-7 in Boston is now open. Submit an abstract or surgical video by January 2
  
The deadline to submit an abstract for the upcoming Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, April 30, 2014, in Toronto, is January 17. 
Apply Now for Executive Leadership Program.   
Applications for the $8,000 ACS/SVS Health Policy Scholarship to attend the Executive Leadership Program at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, June 8-14, 2014 are due by February 3. Applications, which include a current CV and one page essay, should be submitted as a PDF by email to Kate Early, ACS Scholarship Administrator. For questions, contact Kate at (312) 202-5281.
Deadlines
The deadlines are rapidly approaching for several SVS Foundation awards. 
 
Resident Research Prize (deadline January 2, 2014)
  
Clinical Research Seed Grant (deadline January 17, 2014)
  
  
  
EJ Wylie Traveling Fellowship (deadline February 15, 2014)
  
Student Research Fellowship (deadline March 17, 2014)
  
The SVS Foundation supports research specific to vascular surgery. Please make a donation so that the Foundation can continue its important work.

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