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Mission Statement

The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. The organization was founded in 1946 and currently has a membership of more than 6,000. SVS membership is recognized in the vascular community as a mark of professional achievement.

SVS seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health. Our mission has many aspects:

  • Promote, encourage and improve the dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of vascular disease and health
  • Provide education for vascular surgeons in new science, surgical techniques and practice
  • Serve as a strong advocate for members in all areas of vascular surgery and endovascular surgery
  • Improve the diagnosis and management of patients with vascular disease
  • Clearly define the role of surgery, endovascular surgery and medical management in the treatment and prevention of vascular disease
  • Promote clinical and basic research in vascular disease
  • Promote the development and implementation of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease
  • Standardize the nomenclature and reporting of vascular diseases and develop appropriate position statements and guidelines 
  • Address social, economic, ethical and legal issues related to vascular surgery
  • Enhance the ability to provide care and serve disparate communities through a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in vascular surgery education, training and research