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Education: JVS Expands CME Opportunities, Publication

The January issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Lymphatic Disorders will offer something new for the new year: an article for which Continuing Medical Education credit is offered.

Plus, in another enhancement of educational offerings, the publication expands from four to six annual issues in 2017, to accommodate a larger number of top-notch submissions.

Accepted submissions to JVS-VL have increased since the magazine’s introduction in 2013, said Dr. Peter Gloviczki, who co-edits the JVS publications with Dr. Peter Lawrence. “This is due not only in part because JVS-VL was added to the Medline and the Science Citations index but also because of the quality of this Journal, which undergoes the same rigorous peer-review process as our flagship journal, JVS,” said Dr. Gloviczki.

He and Dr. Lawrence also created a separate editorial board for JVS-VL, with each member expert in venous topics. “This expertise ensures publication of the most important, relevant information,” he said.  

“And being able to provide a CME-accredited article with each edition not only showcases the depth and breadth of our articles but also supplies readers with a way to earn continuing education credits as well.”

The January JVS-VL CME article is “Long-term Complications of Inferior Vena Cava Filters.” It will be available for free on the JVS-VL website,, for 30 days, beginning Dec. 14.

After reading the selected article, readers must correctly answer four multiple-choice questions on the JVS website and complete the accompanying evaluation. They then will be awarded one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™

Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS)
Highlighted Article: Amputations
Dr. Gloviczki has highlighted an article in the December issue of JVS as being of great potential interest to vascular specialists. It is “Amputation Trends for Patients with Lower Extremity Ulcers Due to Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease Using Statewide Data.” As the “Editors’ Choice” for the month it will be available free for 30 days, beginning Dec. 14.

This epidemiology study of nearly 220,000 patients with lower extremity ulcers found that potentially preventable amputations have increased significantly between 2005 and 2013, with the greatest increase in diabetics with PAD. Patients with repeated hospitalizations had the highest risk of amputation. Visit the website, to read the article.

(To read all the news from SVS in the December 2016 Specialist, please click here.)