Visual Presentations, Abstracts, Preview Upcoming VAM Sessions
To provide potential attendees with a sneak peek at some of education that will be presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting, the Society for Vascular Surgery has launched virtual representations promoting several of its educational sessions.
The visual summaries — prepared by members of the SVS Young Surgeons Section (YSS) — began in February. Visual abstracts, a graphic depiction of some of the scientific research to be presented, will begin in early March. Summaries will be posted bi-weekly and visual abstracts weekly leading up to VAM23.
“We began promoting our plenaries with visual abstracts in 2022. Those were such a big hit that we’re expanding the practice to include some of our non-abstract sessions,” said Dr. Andres Schanzer, chair of the SVS Program Committee, which oversees educational content at VAM.
YSS Vice-Chair Dr. Edward Gifford said section members are happy to be involved again this year. “The visuals help build excitement for the meeting,” he said. “They give everyone a sneak peek of what is going to be presented from the podium and, this year, also in the classroom.”
The visual design presents essential points in an easily digestible format, capturing the methods, conclusions and key takeaways in just a glance. “They really help pique potential attendees’ interest in those presentations and whet their appetite to learn more,” Schanzer said.
The first visual presentation of one of this year’s educational sessions to be highlighted showcased “Acute Limb Ischemia: Modern Management and Device Evolution.” In a quick scan, readers learn the major questions in approaching acute limb ischemia that will be addressed, lists invited speakers and moderators and outlines the intended audience (vascular surgeons, trainees and endo-innovators). Finally, with two pictures, the summary asks, “What would you do?” That session will be held Thursday, June 15.