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  • Remember to Renew Your Membership
  • SVM 27th Anniversary and Scientific Sessions
  • Scientific Sessions, SAWC Conference, VIVA/SVM Comprehensive Vascular Review Course
  • Welcome to SVM's New Members
  • Research Award Program 2016 Call for Proposals

  • SVM Job Bank
  • SVM & Social Media
  • Events Calendar

    Remember to Renew Your Membership

    2015 was a great year for SVM and we want to continue to grow and prosper in 2016. To do that, we need your continued participation in the Society. The easiest way that you can help is: Renew your membership in the Society for Vascular Medicine today.

    We want to continue to raise the profile of SVM, continue to work on becoming a subspecialty, develop the Fellows Course and expand our educational activities.

    When you renew, you also guarantee you will continue to receive your subscription to Vascular Medicine uninterrupted and you’ll receive reduced registration fees for the SVM Scientific Sessions.

    Abstracts and case submissions are being accepted for the 2016 SVM Annual Scientific Sessions. Be part of this important and exciting educational event. SVM seeks two types of submissions: Original Research and Novel Case Studies. Learn more.

    Abstract Submission Deadline January 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern
    Finalists Notified By February 17, 2016
    Poster Presentaitons June 16, 2016
    Jay D. Coffman Presentations June 16, 2016
    Cases Over Cocktails June 16, 2016
    Top Scoring Presentations June 17, 2016

    What’s New This Year?

    Thursday, June 16
    The Best of SVM Science Rapid Fire Abstract Session

    Friday, June 17
    Early Career Track including Special 2-hour Mini-Symposium on Starting your Career in Vascular Medicine

    View the Preliminary schedule.

    Meeting Highlights

    • ABCs of Vascular Medicine – Core Curriculum in Vascular Disease
    • Interdisciplinary Educational Sessions Covering All Aspects of Vascular Medicine
    • State of the Art Approach to Venous Thromboembolism and New Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)
    • Latest in Vascular Medicine Science
    • Full-Day Session:  SVM in the Vascular Laboratory
    • Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award

    Scientific Sessions

    The Society for Vascular Medicine had a presence at several societal meetings this year, including the American College of Phlebology Scientific Sessions, led by Chair Yung-Wei Chi, DO, along with speakers Marcelo Gomes, MD, FSVM, Robert Schainfeld, DO, FSVM, Aditya Sharma, MBBS, FSVM, and Ido Weinberg, MD, FSVM. Sessions included:

    • NOAC
    • Pharmacomechanical Lysis for VTE
    • PERT
    • IVC Filter

    Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall Conference

    In its goal to promote continuing educational opportunities, SVM partnered with the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) to present a four-session Comprehensive Treatment of Peripheral Arterial and Venous Disease, September 26-28, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was jointly presented with the Amputation Prevention Symposium. Session leadership for SVM was provided by Alan Hirsch, MD, MSVM, and Emile Mohler, MD, FSVM.

    The Comprehensive Treatment of Peripheral Arterial and Venous Disease track provided an overview of surgical and medical treatment of vascular disease for the management of patients with arterial and venous disorders.

    Sessions included:

    • Diagnostic Evaluation of Lower Extremity Edema
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Pathophysiology and Treatment of Venous Wounds
    • Lower Extremity Hybrid Swelling
    • "Exovascular" (Compression) and Endovascular Therapy for Venous Statis Ulcers

    Session presenters were Drs. Hirsch and Mohler, as well as Teresa Carman, MD, FSVM, Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, Raghu Kolluri, MD, FSVM, and Thom Rooke, MD, MSVM.

    VIVA/SVM Comprehensive Vascular Review Course

    For the sixth year, the Society for Vascular Medicine joined VIVA in offering the Comprehensive Vascular Review Course on Vascular and Endovascular Medicine, October 31-November 1, 2015. This two-day program offered a detailed, problem-based, intensive review course including both vascular and endovascular components. This course was also designed to prepare physicians planning for the American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM) board certification examinations. Steven Dean, DO, FSVM, served as SVM Course Director along with VIVA Course Directors and SVM members Michael Jaff, DO, MSVM, Joshua Beckman, MD, MSVM, and Michael Dake, MD.

    SVM member presenters included John (Jerry) Bartholomew, MD, MSVM, Mark Bates, MD, FSVM, Mark Burket, MD, FSVM, James Froehlich, MD, MPH, FSVM, Bruce Gray, DO, MSVM, Scott Kinlay, MBBS, FSVM, Geno Merli, MD, FSVM, Gregory Piazza, MD, FSVM, Suman Rathbun, MD, FSVM, John Rundback, MD, FSVM, Robert Schainfeld, DO, FSVM, Timothy Sullivan, MD, FSVM, and Ido Weinberg, MD, FSVM.

    Welcome SVM's New Members -
    November 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2015

    SVM is pleased to welcome our new members. If you recognize a colleague or friend below, please be sure to welcome them to SVM!

    Fellow Members  
    Alexander Truesdell, MD PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute
    Kishore Arcot, MD  Memphis Cardiology
    Laura Findeiss, MD University of Tennessee Medical Center
    Matthew Becker, MD  Saint Vincent Consultants in Cardiovascular Diseases
    Muhammad Akram Paracha, MD, RPVI  Valley Cardiology
    Brion Winston, MD, MPH Capital Cardiology Associates
    Joel Galloway Rockwood Heart & Vascular Center
    Mislav Vrsalovic, MD, PhD University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
    Alvaro Alonso, MD Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute
    Doctorate Members  
    Gabriel Delgado, MD NOVANT Heart and Vascular Institute
    Syed Bokhari, MD Advanced Cardiovascular Care, Inc
    Octavio Cosme, MD Bond Clinic
    Paul Frey, MD, MPH Maine Health Cardiology
    Mark Sands, MD, MBA Cleveland Clinic
    Riyaz Bashir, MD Temple University Hospital
    Barry Katzen, MD Baptist Hospital of Miami
    Emil Hurst, MD Milwaukee Radiologists
    Muhammad Afzal, MD, RPVI Mustafa Vascular Institute, LLC.
    Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH Brigham & Womens Hospital
    Mark Eginton, MD St. Luke's Hospital
    Geoffrey Ouma, DO, MSc Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Rajiv Thakkar, MD Johns Hopkins University
    Edward L. O'Leary, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Jennifer Cowart, MD Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Susan Hancock, MD Hancock Vein & Surgical Center
    Nanda Nair, DO Atlantic Cardiology
    Elie Korban, MD Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee
    Alan Lossing, MD Southlake Regional Health Center
    Firas Almahasneh, MD Cardiac Vascular Associates of Mon-General Hospital
    Reginald Baker, MD University of Miami School of Medicine
    Glenn McAlpin, MD, MBA Partners in Faith, Inc.
    Vijay Raja, MD, MBA Arkansas Heart Hospital & Clinics
    Stanley Zimmerman, MD Hillcrest Medical Center-Oklahoma Heart Institute
    Associate Members   
    Sayf M. Altabaqchali, MD Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
    Damon E. Houghton, BS, MD University of North Carolina Hospital
    Harvinder Jagait, MD Washington University in St. Louis
    Siva S. Ketha Mayo Clinic
    Thomas Waggoner Deborah Heart and Lung Center
    Usman Mushtaq, MBBS Royal Adelaide Hospital
    Federico Silva-Palacios, MD University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Erik Howell, MD University of Rochester
    Kambiz Zorriasateyn, MD Cleveland Clinic
    Anthony Calabrino, MD Centre des Maladies Vasculaires
    Philicia Duncan, MD University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Gertie May Plameras, MD Philippine Heart Center
    Advanced Practitioner Members  
    Amanda Bailey, MSN, RN, NP-C, RN-BC Ohio Health Heart and Vascular Physicians
    Nancy Sample, MSN, RN, AG-CNS Ohio Health Heart and Vascular Physicians
    Susan P. Cox, APRN Renown Regional Medical Center
    Jason Paslean, APRN Kadlec Regional Medical Center
    Vascular Care Team Members  
    Betty Kampman, MSN, RN, FNP-C Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center
    Phil Mendys, PharmD UNC Healthcare
    Phillip Bendick, PhD Vascular Sonography Education

    Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) Meeting on Lower-Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease Treatments

    The Society for Vascular Medicine joined with other leading societies to respond to the MEDCAC meeting to examine scientific evidence for lower-extremity PAD treatments that aim to improve health outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries – to address areas where evidence gaps exit related to lower-extremity PAD. The panel discussed care for patients with three levels of disease progression: asymptomatic, intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia.

    Speaking on behalf of the value of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment to save limbs and lives, SVM, represented by James Froehlich, MD, MPH, FSVM, and John (Jerry) Bartholomew, MD, MSVM, joined together with a coalition of other leading non-profit professional associations and a voluntary health organization with combined membership of more than 100,000 physicians to present before MEDCAC and advocate for continued access to PAD treatments. Along with SVM, these organizations represented the majority of PAD specialists in the United States: American College of Cardiology, American College of Radiology, American Heart Association, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Interventional Radiology, and VIVA Physicians. All seven of these groups share a common goal of ensuring patients’ access to high-quality, medically necessary care.

    The seven organizations followed the panel’s response with a written response that will appear in Vascular Medicine and other societal journals.

    IAC Research Award Program 2016 Call for Proposals

    The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Research Committee seeks to support innovative and meritorious research relevant to accreditation and quality improvement through its annual IAC Research Award Program. The purpose of the research award is to gain insight into the accreditation process and its value to medicine and society. For complete details about the IAC Research Award Program, including links to published abstracts and manuscripts, visit intersocietal.org/research.

    For 2016, the IAC Research Committee will award grants up to a maximum of $75,000 (including institutional overhead). Interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals that advance the IAC Research Committee’s mission of “Strengthening Accreditation through Research.”

    Important Dates

    • Letter of Intent Submission Due -- March 1, 2016
    • Notification for Letter of Intent Decision -- April 2, 2016
    • Proposal Submission -- June 2, 2016
    • Notification of Award -- September 2016

    How to Apply
    For complete submission instructions, visit intersocietal.org/iac/research_2016.htm. The application process initially involves a letter of intent, and if accepted, a subsequent full proposal. Participants applying for this opportunity should review complete details and submit a letter of intent to IAC no later than March 1, 2016. For questions or a variables list, please contact Mary Beth Farrell, MS, IAC Director of Research, at +1-800-838-2110 or e-mail research@intersocietal.org.

    About the IAC
    A nonprofit organization highly regarded for its accreditation programs since 1990, the IAC is committed to its mission of Improving Health Care through Accreditation®, through a rigorous peer review process. The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 15,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of more than 40 national medical societies. Varying per modality and practice setting, IAC accreditation is required in some states and regions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by numerous private insurers. For more information, visit intersocietal.org.


    Free Resume Posting and Discounts on Job Ads

    SVM Members can post their resumes for free on the Job Bank and get a $100 discount when they post ads on the SVM Job Bank. Visit the SVM Job Bank to post your job or to learn more.

    SVM and Social Media

    SVM has a robust and growing presence on social media. Our LinkedIn Group has grown to more than 2,550 members and more people join every week. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Pick one forum or pick them all, but be part of the conversation:

    Join our LinkedIn Group 
    Connect with more than 2,550 people interested in Vascular Medicine in our robust and growing LinkedIn Group. This is an excellent forum to discuss and learn about developments in vascular medicine, and learn about SVM activities.

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    Retweet our tweets and share your news with us. Use hashtag #VascMed or #SVM2016.

    Events Calendar

    International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET)
    February 6-10, 2016

    Diplomat Hotel
    Hollywood Florida USA

    62nd Annual SSC Meeting of the ISTH
    May 25-28, 2016

    Montpellier, France

    SVM 27th Annual Meeting
    June 15-18, 2016

    Westin Long Beach
    Long Beach, California USA

    Abstracts Due: Jan. 5, 2016
    Cases Over Cocktails Due: Feb. 2, 2016
    Travel Grant Applications Due: Feb. 2, 2016

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