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Future Vascular Surgeons Weekly Update
                                                                      January 14, 2014
In This Issue
Vascular Challenge Questions
Do you know the answers to these vascular challenge questions? Take a guess and see below for the answers. 
  1. What is the only nerve to travel from lateral to medial?  
  2. What is the annual rupture risk of a 7-8 CM AAA?  
  3.  What is the most common screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Disease?
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2014 VAM Travel Scholarships Now Available
SVS is now accepting applications for travel scholarships to attend the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), which will be held on June 5-7 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

For the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting, SVS will offer the following travel scholarship opportunities:
  • General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarship
  • Minority Medical Student Travel Scholarship.
For more information on the scholarships and to apply go to A detailed agenda of the resident and student program can be found here.
Video Resource




Watch vascular surgery trainee Laura Drudi, MD discuss her experiences at the Vascular Annual Meeting and the benefits of applying to the Society for Vascular Surgery's travel scholarships.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • The abstract deadline for the 28th Annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference is Friday, January 17. Learn more.
  • The SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship is accepting applications until March 17. Learn more


Not a Member Yet?
The Society for Vascular Surgery now offers candidate membership to general surgery residents and medical students interested in vascular surgery. Benefits include discounted rates on SVS courses and products and the opportunity to make a difference as a member of a SVS Committee. Learn more about member benefits.
Vascular Challenge Answers:
  1.  The Phrenic Nerve
  2.  20-40%
  3.  Duplex Screening
For any questions or comments, please email More information regarding the SVS Resident and Student Program can be found at
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