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Online Community Will Connect SVS Members

The water cooler is about to open for conversation.

SVS’ new online water cooler, that is, SVSConnect. Our new online community is the place to be for collaboration, engagement and communication, not to mention enhanced services for our members.

On SVSConnect, members can find and participate in discussions on a wide variety of topics, such as:

  • The new Fellows designation for Active members, FSVS
  • General surgery board certification
  • Biggest challenges members face
  • Proper billing and coding
  • Postgraduate training opportunities
  • The 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting, including the Gala, set for Friday evening
  • Attracting and keeping young surgeons, and much more

“Our members are the lifeblood of SVS. Making it easier and more efficient for members to find each other, communicate, collaborate and engage with the SVS in a safe, private forum, will substantially strengthen the work of the Society,” said SVS President Michel Makaroun, MD.

SVSConnect is starting with a single forum for all members to start and respond with discussions on anything from case discussions, case complications, surgical procedures, research projects, wellness topics and more, he said. Members can also ask general questions of the Society itself.

SVS will soon develop smaller, private communities where committees, sections and other interest groups can collaborate, store documents and accomplish their work more easily.

More than 60 members were invited to help SVS test the site and start building out content. Their suggestions and feedback, said Dr. Makaroun, will help SVS “make SVSConnect an integral part of your day.”

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