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In 2017, the SVS created a new membership section for vascular physician assistants. The section provides a "professional home" to PAs working in vascular care settings and has grown to 138 members in one short year of existence. The inaugural PA steering committee, led by Erin Hanlon and Ricardo Morales, is pictured to the right at the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting. 


  • PA-specific education at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting (see below)
  • Networking and peer mentoring opportunities
  • Leadership development through SVS committee engagement
  • Discounts on SVS events and our JVS subscription
  • Subscription to the Vascular Specialist and SVS Pulse
  • Coming soon! A private PA Section community on SVSConnect, a member-exclusive online space for collaboration, engagement and communication amongst other vascular professionals.

PA VAM Programming

PA-specific education will be held 1:15 - 5:15 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting. There will be a PA networking lunch beforehand at 12 p.m., and a networking meet-up at the Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m.

The entire Vascular Annual Meeting has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 30.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Program topics include roles of PAs in different team settings, vascular diagnostics, venous disease and wound management, and dialysis access. Additionally, for the final 90 minutes, three "Ask the Experts" sessions will cover infected groins, peripheral arterial disease and aortic disease. Check the VAM Online Planner for the full details.


SVS Affiliate membership is available to physician assistants who have demonstrated an active interest in the field of vascular disease.

How to Apply

Memebrship applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

Download the appilcation [PDF] for Affiliate membership and submit the completed documentation. You will need to include: a completed application form, including the names and contact information of two physicians who sponsor your application, one of which must be a member of the SVS in good standing, and a curriculum vitae. 

Submit completed application materials to


Please contact the membership department at or 312-334-2313.