Program Administrators

Association of Program Administrators in Vascular Surgery

Association of Program Administrators in Vascular Surgery (APAVS)

The APAVS is a forum for the interchange of ideas and information related to the education of vascular surgery fellows and integrated vascular residents.  APAVS members assist in the identification and solution of educational and administrative problems that may arise in the conduct of vascular surgery residency and fellowship programs and serve as the advocate of resident education in the various professional agencies, boards, councils and committees that influence the specialty of Vascular Surgery.

APAVS Membership

The APAVS welcomes all vascular surgery coordinators, administrators, program managers and educators as members of the organization.  Your Society membership is automatically activated, which includes program roster access, the Administrator community in SVSConnect, registration to the Annual Meeting, and more!

Are you a new Program Administrator or have questions about your membership? Contact ( to check your membership status. 

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

APAVS Bylaws

2024 Annual Meeting

April 5-6, 2024

Loews Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

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Program Agenda

Past Annual Meetings

  • The APAVS held its 2023 meeting on Friday, March 17th, 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM & Saturday, March 18th, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT.

For information on our previous meetings, please contact the APAVS (

 APAVS Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the APAVS is made up of the association’s officers and councilors-at-large:

President: Trina Smidt, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO)

President-Elect: Fredd Brewer, Albany Medical College (Albany, NY)

Secretary: Sandra Vale, Houston Methodist (Houston, TX)

Immediate Past President: 

Councilors-At-Large (0 Vacancies): 

  • Pearl Adams, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ( Houston, TX)
  • Hailee Hall, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
  • Anne Long, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Stacey Ma, UCSF (San Francisco, CA)
  • Kate McGurk, Stanford (Palo Alto, CA)

Steering Committee Application

APAVS Subcommittees 

The APAVS currently has two active subcommittees.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the subcommittee Co-Chairs, listed below:​

Engagement Committee

Resident Recruitment

General Information

Updated January 2024