Education (CME/MOC)

Abstract and Video Submission Guidelines

The 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting submission site is now open. The submission process will be open from Monday, November 13th, 2017 - January 17th, 2018. Click here to download the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting Submission Guidelines.

Click here to submit an abstract.

If there any questions or concerns, please contact the SVS education department.

Abstract Submission Policy

It is SVS policy that either the submitting author or one of the co-authors of each abstract be an SVS member. If neither the submitting author nor the co-authors are members, then a member must sponsor the abstract. SVS sends all correspondence to the submitting author or member sponsor regarding the submission. All papers presented by a student, resident or fellow must have the senior author present at the podium during the discussion phase of the paper. The presenting author must have a command of the English language, and be able to respond to questions in understandable English.

For Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) session submissions, it is the policy of VESS that either the submitting author or one of the co-authors of each abstract must be a member of VESS. If neither the submitting author nor the co-authors are VESS members, then a VESS member must sponsor the abstract.

Employees of Commercial Interest
Industry employees can be authors, but not presenters, if the content of the abstract relates to the business lines and products of its employer.

Redundant Publication/Presentation Withdrawal
The work represented in the abstract must NOT have been presented, published or submitted to any other major meeting or journal prior to that year’s Vascular Annual Meeting with the exception of:

  • Local/regional meetings
  • Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

It is the responsibility of the submitting author or sponsoring SVS member to consult with the Program Committee prior to submission if there is any question regarding possible redundancy of the work to be presented. Direct inquiries to

Failure to comply with the above rules will result in the abstract being rejected or later withdrawn. In addition, the penalty will be a one-year ban from presentation at the Vascular Annual Meeting, subject to the discretion of the Program Committee (the only exception to dual submission is the American Surgical Association (ASA) Annual Meeting). If the abstract(s) is/are accepted for the ASA Annual Meeting, the author will need to notify SVS immediately to withdraw the abstract from the Vascular Annual Meeting.

National/Regional Meetings
An abstract accepted to the Poster Competition that has not been submitted as a paper to the Journal of Vascular Surgery does not preclude submission to the following regional and national society meetings:

  • Eastern Vascular Society
  • Western Vascular Society
  • New England Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

If a paper has been accepted to the Eastern Vascular Society or Western Vascular Society annual meetings, it precludes presentation at the “Championship Round”. However, the poster may still be presented at the Poster Competition.

Journal Publication
While manuscript submission to the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) is required for papers presented during the plenary & VESS sessions, it does not guarantee publication. (Submission is not mandatory for the International Forum, International Fast Talk or Poster Competition programs.) JVS manuscript submissions must conform to the JVS policies on originality and conflict of interest disclosure. The majority of accepted abstracts will be published in a JVS supplement, available at the Vascular Annual Meeting. Basic research papers are exempt from this requirement.

The deadline for submission is December 31, 2018 to; instructions can be found at Editorial Manager.

Click here to download a pdf of the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting Submission Policy.