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PA Participation for VAM 2018

Don't miss our NEW programming dedicated to PAs. Register for VAM now, at a discount if you are a member!

New PA Section of SVS invited to VAM 2018

SVS is thrilled to expand our services to include PAs. This year, we have developed a dedicated program for PAs by PAs on Thursday of VAM. This will be a great opportunity for you to network with your fellow PAs, learn about the latest research, and discuss topics of specific interest to PAs. The faculty for this session will primarily be vascular PAs, with a number of physicians also providing perspectives on their roles.


This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 28 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity.This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 

The session will follow the schedule below; please check the online planner for more detail on speakers and titles. Please also check the general VAM itinerary as many of those sessions will be relevant to you, and you can now earn up to 28 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for attending VAM.

PA Section Lunch

Sponsored by Gore

Thursday, June 21, 2018 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
HCC, Room 200

PA Education Session

Theme: Teamwork & Collaboration

Thursday, June 21, 2018 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 1: Introduction

  • Welcome 
  • How We Got Here and Why
  • Importance of PAs in Vascular Surgery Maintaining a Practice

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 2:  PA Research and Case Presentations
Presentations followed by panel discussion

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm

2:40 pm – 3:25 pm
Session 3: Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Medical and Surgical Management 
  • Coordination of Care
  • Interesting Cases
  • Panel Discussion

3:25 pm – 4:10 pm
Session 4: Carotid Artery Disease

  • Medical and Surgical Management 
  • Care Coordination
  • Surgical Planning and Operative Management 
  • Interesting Case
  • Panel Discussion

4:10 pm – 4:55 pm
Session 5: Aortic Disease

  • Medical Management and Care Coordination
  • Surgical Planning and Operative Management 
  • Interesting Cases
  • Panel Discussion

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm
Session 6: Closing Remarks

About VAM

We look forward to welcoming our new PA members for VAM in Boston, June 20-23, where our theme is “Home of the Vascular Team – Partners in Patient Care.” If you are a new PA member, please be sure to pay your dues before registering for VAM, to qualify for the member discount. Please email for questions regarding your membership or the overall VAM program.