APDVS Spring Meeting 2020

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APDVS 2020 Spring Meeting 2020

The APDVS has been closely monitoring the various restrictions and travel bans across the United States secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of abundant concern for our program directors, coordinators, trainees, exhibitors, and staff, the decision has been made to cancel the meeting. There will be no virtual meeting offered to replace the previously scheduled Friday afternoon program session or the Saturday business meeting. We deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused our attendees. An alternative date for late August 2020 is being considered along with virtual and video capabilities – if the current state of the pandemic allows.

For the attendees who made hotel reservations, please call the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel directly at 877-868-9134 to cancel your reservation. Please note we encourage you to cancel your hotel reservation as soon as possible. Reservations are refundable if the reservation is canceled 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival.

Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

Fellowship Applicant Interview Season 2020

With the vascular surgery fellowship Rank Order List deadline of April 29, 2020, we recognize that many programs may be in the midst of interviewing. Out of safety and concern for applicants and interviewers at the host institution, we strongly suggest all programs convert remaining interviews to virtual via use of Zoom, WebEx, Adobe Connect or Skype for all applicants – even those who are local or within driving distance. Please ensure applicants are notified as soon as possible.

Weekly Vascular Educational Conference

Please be mindful that many institutions have started banning face-to-face gathering which may impact weekly Vascular Surgery M&M and Educational conferences. This is an excellent opportunity to convert these to virtual meetings using the aforementioned platforms such as Zoom or WebEx.

Vascular Surgery Trainees

Many of you may be contacted by your local GME office for contingency plans if trainees are not allowed to travel to remote sites for clinical rotation. I would urge all of you to consider alternative plans for your trainees should this scenario arise.

Recall that the Vascular Surgery Board and American Board of Surgery have a required number of weeks of training for Independent and Integrated vascular surgery trainees which can be reviewed by clicking here. http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?policyvsleave

If any of your trainees are not allowed to travel to clinical sites or find themselves needing to be quarantined, please evaluate their required weeks in the context of interviewing, vacation, etc. and consider assigning clinical research or non-invasive vascular lab study time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We will continue to keep you update regarding rescheduling of our meeting.

Stay well,

Amy B Reed, MD

President, APDVS

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ACGME NAS and Milestones Information

Important Match Information

0+5 Integrated Match

  • Registration opens on NRMP:  September 15, 2019
  • Rank order begins on NRMP:  January 15, 2020
  • Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP:  January 31, 2020
  • Rank order list deadline on NRMP: February 26, 2020
  • Match Day: March 20, 2020

A full schedule of dates can be found online at nrmp.org.

Fellowship Match

  • Registration opens on NRMP: January 29, 2020
  • Rank order begins on NRMP: March 25, 2020
  • Withdraw/quota change deadline on NRMP: April 15, 2020
  • Rank order list deadline on NRMP: April 29, 2020
  • Match Day: May 15, 2020

A full schedule of dates can be found online at nrmp.org.

Regional Vascular Society Meetings

EVS: September 24-27, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina

MVSS: September 10-12, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN

NESVS: September 11-13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts

SAVS: January 8-11, 2020 in Palm Beach, Florida

WVS: September 26-29, 2020 in Santa Monica, California


News from VBS

4B ABS Council Nominating Organization Information


New VSQE Operative Log Requirements for Vascular Surgery Residents

The American Board of Surgery recently announced that integrated vascular surgery residents that begin training in July 2015 will be required to have 25 cases in surgical critical care, with at least one in each of the seven categories: ventilatory management; bleeding (non-trauma); hemodynamic instability; organ dysfunction/failure; dysrhythmias; invasive line management and monitoring; and parenteral/enteral nutrition.

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Upcoming VSITE Dates

The American Board of Surgery has announced that the 2018 VSITE will be a 5-hour, web-based examination containing approximately 200 multiple-choice questions. The next exam will be held in Winter 2018.

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BS Osteopathic Trainees Policy Change

The American Board of Surgery recently posted a new policy regarding certification of osteopathic surgical residents.  

"To be eligible for certification in vascular surgery by the ABS through the independent (5+2) pathway, osteopathic surgical residents must have successfully completed training in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program according to the [outlined criteria], prior to completing an ACGME-accredited vascular surgery fellowship. The vascular surgery fellowship must be accredited by the ACGME for the entire duration of training. All other ABS requirements for certification in vascular surgery in effect at the time of application must also be fulfilled."​

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