You are here

SVS Pulse Newsletter


PULSE, the SVS bi-weekly electronic newsletter, delivers up-to-the-minute information to the 5,800 SVS members. Information covers a variety of topics, including member benefits, advocacy updates from Washington, practice resources, VAM and other meetings, research opportunities and deadlines, awards, scholarships, jobs from the Job Board and much more.

To subscribe, email

Recent Issues

Nov. 11, 2021
SVS Town Hall on CMS Cuts
Setting Education Priorities that Matter

Nov. 5, 2021
The Final 2022 CMS Rule has been Released
Call for JVS EICs - Deadline Extended!

Oct. 28, 2021
Young Surgeon's Section Approved! 
Learn Potential Outcomes of Proposed Cuts at Town Hall

Oct. 21, 2021
Potential New SVS Section
Education Needs Assessment 

Oct. 14, 2021
SVS Town Hall
VAM 2021 Recordings

Oct. 7, 2021
SVS Town Hall on CMS Cuts
Surgical Coaching Program

Sept. 30, 2021
Advocacy Alert

Sept. 16, 2021
Advocacy Alert

Sept. 2, 2021
VAM21 highlights and awards
SVS members' call to action for CMS Cuts prevention 

Aug. 5, 2021
VAM21 Update on Health and Safety Protocols
CMS Payment Cuts

July 22, 2021
VAM21 Registration and Housing
CMS Payment Cuts

July 8, 2021
Earn CME/MOC at VAM21
Apply for the SVS Leadership Development Program

June 24, 2021
SVS 2021-2022 Officers
Leadership Development Program

June 10, 2021
Meet the Experts Webinar Series
Practice Survey

May 27, 2021
VAM 2021
Annual Business Meeting

May 13, 2021
VAM Registration
May 17 Town Hall

April 29, 2021
SVS Town Hall
Annual Business Meeting

April 15, 2021
SVS DEI Statement

April 1, 2021
Medicare Legislation

March 18, 2021
Doctors' Day

March 4, 2021
Website Redesign
Seed Grant

February 18, 2021
Black History Month
Call for VISTA Volunteers

February 5, 2021
Branding Town Hall
Audible Bleeding

January 21, 2021
Education Portal Coming Soon
Branding Town Hall

January 7, 2021
VAM 2021

December 17, 2020
DEI Task Force Report 
Member Census

December 3, 2020
SVS Foundation
Member Census

November 19, 2020
Student Research Fellowship
Audible Bleeding Joins SVS Family of Publications

November 12, 2020
VAM Abstracts
Leadership Development Program

October 29, 2020
Communications Committee

October 15, 2020
Communications Committee

October 1, 2020
Population Task Force
SVS Member Branding Toolkit

September 17, 2020
Message from the SVS President
Volunteers for DEI Committee

September 3, 2020
SVS ONLINE OnDemand Now Avaliable
Vascular Nurses Week

August 20, 2020
Society Introduces SVS SET
Upcoming Town Halls

August 6, 2020
E/M Cuts Update
Letter from the SVS Foundation

July 23, 2020
Upcoming Town Hall
VESAP5 Available Now

July 9, 2020
Claim CMEs for SVS ONLINE 
Tune in to Tonight’s SVS Town Hall 

June 25, 2020
SVS ONLINE: Happening Now 
A Special Thank You to Our SVS ONLINE Supporters

June 18, 2020
SVS ONLINE Program Begins This Week - Register Now
Don't Forget to Vote in SVS Officer Election

June 11, 2020
Register for SVS ONLINE 
Dear Amy: The Secretary Corner

June 4, 2020
Registration Now Open for SVS ONLINE
Dear Amy: The Secretary Corner

May 28, 2020
SVS ONLINE Registration to Open Next Week 
This Friday’s Town Hall to Focus on Wellness

May 21, 2020
SVS ONLINE Programming in the Works
Friday’s Town Hall to Focus on Industry and Clinical Support

May 14, 2020
View New SVS ONLINE Schedule at a Glance
Tune in to Town Hall This Friday, May 15

May 7, 2020
SVS ONLINE to Include VAM Favorites
Friday’s Town Hall to Focus on Clinical Challenges Managing Vascular Patients with COVID-19

April 30, 2020
A Message From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson
SVS ONLINE Coming June 2020

April 23,2020
Message From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson
SVS ONLINE Coming Summer 2020

April 16, 2020
A Message From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson
VAM 2020 Formally Canceled

April 9, 2020
VAM 2020 Update From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson
Third SVS Town Hall to be Held Friday, April 10

April 2, 2020
A Message From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson
VAM 2020 Update

March 26, 2020
A Message from SVS President, Kim Hodgson
VAM 2020 Update

March 20, 2020
VAM COVID-19 Update
2020 Vascular Spectacular Gala

March 5, 2020
VAM2020 Registration and Housing Open
Accepting Late-Breaking Abstracts for VAM

February 20, 2020
Tickets on Sale for 2020 Foundation Gala
VSIG Webinar Coming Soon from APDVS

February 6, 2020
SVS Foundation: Will you be our Valentine?
Mentor Match: Impact the Future

January 23, 2020
VAM 2020: The Future Is Now
Apply for VAM Travel Scholarships

January 9, 2020
Begin 2020 With Mentorship
Submit Your VAM 2020 Abstract

December 19, 2019
Happy Birthday, SVSConnect
Consider a Foundation Donation

November 21, 2019
SVS Members: Disability Insurance Option
Peer Support on SVSConnect

November 14, 2019
Now Accepting VAM Abstracts
SVSConnect Peer Support

October 31, 2019
New SVS Leadership Development Program
2019 Foundation Annual Report

October 17, 2019
Mentor Match
Pay Your Dues

October 3, 2019
Patient Resources

September 19, 2019
MIPS Targeted Review Requests
Enroll as a Mentor

September 5, 2019
Vascular Nurses Week
Become a Mentor

August 22, 2019
PAD Month
Patient Education Fliers

August 8, 2019
VAM on Demand
Register for Coding Course

July 25, 2019
2018/19 Committee Report
Social Media Ambassador Program

July 11, 2019
VFW Screening
UCLA Symposium

June 20, 2019
VAM Recap
New SVS Leadership

June 6, 2019
New Global Guidelines
Silent Auction Bidding Now Open

May 23, 2019
Gearing up for VAM
New SVSConnect Community for PAs

May 9, 2019
VAM Programming
UCLA Symposium

April 25, 2019
Register for VRIC
Join the SOOVC

April 11, 2019
Comment on Guidelines
Plan Your VAM

March 28, 2019
Register for VRIC
"Ask Us Anything" on SVSConnect

March 14, 2019
VAM Housing, Registration Open
Comment on Reporting Standards

February 28, 2019
SVSConnect App
VAM Registration

February 14, 2019
Gala Auction
New Patient Fliers Ready

January 31, 2019
PAC Donors Recognized
Donate to the SVS Gala

January 17, 2019
Pay 2019 Dues
Student Researchers Wanted

January 4, 2019
Welcome to 2019
Nominate an Outstanding Surgeon

December 20, 2018
It's the final Pulse of 2018!
Time Running Out to Give to SVS Foundation in '18

December 13, 2018
Gala added to VAM 2019
New Online Community Launch

November 29, 2018
Comment on Global Guideline for CLTI
Diabetes Awareness Month

November 15, 2018
SVS, SVU Partner for Advocacy Success
Apply for Resident Research Award

November 1, 2018
Diabetes Month
New Marks of Distinction for SVS Members

October 18, 2018
SVS in the News
Pay Your Dues

October 4, 2018
PA Week
Changes in K08 & K23 Grants

September 20, 2018
Register for Coding Course
SVS Announces Honor for Community Practitioners

September 6, 2018
PAD Awareness Month

August 23, 2018
VFW Screening
VAM on Demand 

August 9, 2018
Help Develop 3 SVS Guidelines
Submit Ideas for VAM 2019

July 26, 2018
ACS Council Seeks Vascular Surgery Representative
Advocacy Travel Scholarship Available

July 12, 2018
VAM Photos
Submit Comments on ASH Guidelines

June 28, 2018
VAM Recap
New Follow-up Guidelines

June 7, 2018
Registered for VAM?
Research Career Development Travel Award

May 24, 2018
MIPS Eligibility Status 
Submit Cases for 'Ask the Experts' VAM Sessions

May 10, 2018
Webinar Materials Now Online
CDC Cannabinoid Alert 

April 26, 2018
JVS and JVS-VL Visual Abstracts 
Medical Editor Needed

April 12, 2018 
Physician Contracts and MIPS Eligibility Tool 
Deadline Approaching for Vascular Specialist Editor 

March 29, 2018
Editor Needed for Vascular Specialist 
Medicare Data Due March 31

March 15, 2018
View information on new ABS Certification Program
Catch the Innovation Spirit: Register for VRIC

March 1, 2018
VAM Housing, Registration Open Next Week!
Get SVS Guidelines in Pocket Versions

Feb. 15, 2018
Writers Sought for Practice Guidelines Update
Programs Wanted for VAM Residency Fair

Feb. 1, 2018
A Grant for Community Practitioners
Urge Your PAs to be Part of VAM Programming

Jan. 18, 2018
For Members Only! Access to EVR Coding Changes Webinar
Excitement Building for 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting

Jan. 4, 2018
Haven't paid 2018 dues? Your JVS subscriptions will lapse Jan. 15
VAM, VRIC Abstract Deadlines Approaching

Dec. 14, 2017
Final Pulse for 2018!
SVS Foundation Launches Grant Program for Community Practitioners

Nov. 30, 2017
New 'Hot Topics' from Clinical Practice Council
Urge PAs to Join New Section
Year-End Season of Giving is Upon Us

Nov. 16, 2017
VAM Abstract Submission Site Open
Download Diabetes Infographic
It's Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 12-18

Nov. 2, 2017
Abstract Guidelines for VAM Published
New Practice Memo Available
Take Communications Survey

Oct. 19, 2017
Disaster Relief Fund Established
Submit VRIC Abstracts Starting Nov. 1
It's Easy to Pay Membership Invoice Online

Oct. 5, 2017
Thank a PA
Read the SVS Foundation Annual Report
Renew Membership Dues Today

Sept. 21, 2017
JVS, JVS-VL Seeks Reviewers
Are you Ready for MACRA? Data Collection Deadline Nears
Comments Sought on VTE Guidelines

Sept. 7, 2017
See SVS Resources on PAD
PAD Infographic Available
Register for Coding/Reimbursement Workshop

Aug. 24, 2017
VESAP4 Mobile App Near
Be Part of TBAD Writing Group
Suggest Topic for 2018 VAM Invited Session

Aug. 10, 2017
VAM On-Demand Library Now Available
Please Complete PACS Workstation Survey
AAA Screening for Veterans a Big Success

July 27, 2017
Please Complete VAM Communications Survey
VESAP4 About to Launch
Benefits of Belonging

July 13, 2017
Reimbursement Webinars
SVS Foundation Co-Sponsoring AAA Screening for Veterans in July
View Photos from VAM17!

June 29, 2017
Photo of Award Recipients
VESAP3 on Sale
VESAP4 Coming

June 15, 2017
Passing the Gavel
Meet the SVS Officers
Sign up for Coding Class

May 25, 2017
See VRIC Slideshow
Group Life Insurance and Estate Planning

May 11, 2017
Nurses Week
Do you Eat Brocolli Before Ice Cream?

April 27, 2017
Sign up for VRIC
Get Malpractice Insurance
CMS Corrects NCCI Errors

April 13, 2017
Support Repeal of IPAB
Data Collection Initiative Vitally Important
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

March 30, 2017
Benefits of Belonging: "Find a Specialist" Service
New ABS Executive Director Sought
Purchase VAM On-Demand Library

March 16, 2017
New Member Benefits Package
Submit Late-Breaking VAM Abstracts by March 22
Purchase VAM On-Demand Library

March 2, 2017
Submit Late-Breaking VAM Abstracts by March 22
VAM Registration, Housing Now Open
VAM Housing, Registration Now Open

Feb. 16, 2017
March 1 Application Deadline Near
VRIC Translational Panel Announced
Please Complete Survey on Lower Limb Amputation Care

Feb. 2, 2017
NCCI Coding Error Notice, Workaround
Purchase SVU-SVS Coding Advisor Software
Why Join SVS? Tell Applicants the Many Reasons

Jan. 19, 2017
VAM Submission Deadline Approaching
VRIC Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
Encourage Nurses, Techs to Attend SVN Annual Convention

Jan. 5, 2017
Meet practice challenges with new 'Hot Topics'
Webinar Materials on Medicare Changes Available online
Join SVS: New-Member Applications Due March 1

Dec. 15, 2016
Learn more about Medicare Changes
View New SVS Foundation Video
Let Your Voice be Heard: Contribute to SVS PAC Today

Dec. 1, 2016
Webinar on Medicare Reimbursement Offered Twice in December
Webinar on VA Issues is Dec. 8
Shopping via 'Smile' Program Benefits SVS Foundation

Nov. 21, 2016
VAM Abstract Submission Site Open
JVS-VL Adding CME Article: to Expand Publication
SVS Offers Diabetes Resources for National Diabetes Month

Nov. 3, 2016
SVS Offers Updated SVS Member Logo
Bring the Fam to VAM!
Submit VRIC Abstracts

Oct. 20, 2016
SVS Letter on Supervised Exercise Therapy
Get iPG Digital Pocket Guidelines app
Recall Notice

Oct. 7, 2016
Time to renew dues
SVS Foundation Annual Report Published
Student Loan Re-Fi Offered

Sept. 22, 2016
SVS Foundation Needs Your Donation
September is PAD Awareness Month
K-Award Requirements Changed

Sept. 8, 2016
Prizes for cardio research
Propose an idea for 2017 invited session
SVS member is new ABS vice chair

August 25, 2016
SVS opens invited session proposals to all members
TOS reporting standards published
JVS looking for editors

August 11, 2016
SVS working to create APM for you
VAM16 recordings now available
VAM photos now on Flickr

July 29, 2016
Research award deadlines
Claim your VAM credits

July 14, 2016
SVS advocates for you in DC
Aug. 8 deadline for new career development travel award

June 30, 2016
RUC Surveys, New Reporting Standards

June 16, 2016
New SVS Officers Elected
Presidential Address

May 25, 2016|
Changing of the Guard at SVS
More patients needed for BEST-CLI
International Scholarships applications due June 17

April 14, 2016
PCORI to fund pragmatic trials and studies.

March 31, 2016
The Journal of Vascular Surgery:Venous and Lymphatic Disorders is now indexed on PubMed

March 17, 2016
Join SVS
Apply to join SVS committees; deadline April 1

March 4, 2016 
Interactive Practice Guidelines App upgraded with diabetic foot guidelines
VRIC Program May 4

Feb. 18, 2016
Join SVS
Nominations for SVS honors due March 1

Jan. 21, 2016
VAM Abstracts Due Feb. 1
VRIC Registration​ and abstracts

Jan. 7, 2016
Dues, Membership News
VAM Travel Scholarships
Apply for $5,000 Women’s Leadership Training Grant

Dec. 17, 2015
Donate to SVS Foundation
Nominating Committee Complete
Pay Dues by End of Year