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Association of Vascular Surgery Coordinators (AVSC)


Information and Notices

Annual Meeting

The 2019 AVSC Meeting, will be held on March 29-30 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

The Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel is pleased to host the 2019 Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) and Association of Vascular Surgery Coordinators (AVSC) Meeting March 29-30, 2019.

$149 single/double deluxe accommodations 

For assistance booking, call 877.868.9134 and reference Group Code SVS327

Loews Chicago O’Hare

5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018
Phone: 847-544-5300
Fax: 847-447-4281

Registration Now Open




Past Meetings

The Association of Vascular Surgery Coordinators (AVSC) held its first meeting in conjunction with the APDVS meeting in Chicago, Illinois April 16-17, 2010. Thirty-five vascular surgery coordinators attended the meeting. Sessions topics included:

  • Integrated Residency Programs
  • Rolling Calendar
  • ACGME & RRC Update
  • The Surgical Principle Exam
  • PIF Preparation and Site Visit Tips
  • Annual Program Review
  • Online Evaluation Systems
  • Dealing with Problem Residents

Several of the Program Directors led sessions and the coordinators joined the PD’s for various presentations. The AVSC will continue to meet in conjunction with the APDVS meeting.


The current officers of the AVSC include:

President: Mark Byrne, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

Vice President: Vacant

Secretary: Vacant

Immediate Past President: Lauren Talhelm, C-TAGME, Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, PA

Councilors: Catie Fihn, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI; Jenna Little, Northwestern Medicine, IL; Alicia Keely, Greenville Health System of Greenville, SC


Join Our Google Community

The AVSC has recently created a Google Community for all members. This is a great platform where Vascular Surgery Coordinators can contact each other and network throughout the year. It allows members to share documents, post questions and surveys. In the future, all documents from the Annual Meeting will be posted to the Google Community. Please click on the link and request to join!


The AVSC invites all vascular surgery coordinators, administrators, and educators to join the organization. Currently there is no charge to join the organization as the program directors membership fees cover the coordinators membership.  Please complete the online membership application or any changes to your address or phone number to Mark Byrne ​(

The AVSC looks forward to growing each year and providing valuable information for all coordinators involved in training vascular residents and fellows. 

Updated January 2019