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Renewal reminder: 2021 SVS membership due by end of year

By Beth Bales

The end of the year is fast approaching, and SVS memberships are now up for 2021 renewals.

Dues invoices have been distributed to all members via email and must be paid by Dec. 31 to maintain SVS membership and access to the Journal of Vascular Surgery, JVS-Venous & Lymphatic Disorders and SVSConnect. Statements will be mailed in early November, for those who need hard-copy invoices.

The SVS is constantly working to improve the value of membership and add new benefits. “This past year has really brought home to our colleagues just how valuable membership is,” said Membership Committee chair Afshin Molkara, MD. “When the pandemic upended vascular surgery, SVS was there with advice, resources and Town Halls to help us through. “Not only have we continued our members-only initiatives—our robust community on SVSConnect, leadership courses, the surgeon wellness initiative and mentoring opportunities—we also are about to launch our branding initiative to help us let referral sources know who we are and what we do. We’re working to update our website. There will be more.”

Membership confers many additional benefits, including an upcoming branding initiative to position vascular specialists as the experts for the care of circulatory diseases; a growing stable of peer-reviewed publications; and clinical practice guidelines and reporting standards to facilitate exemplary patient care. Read all about benefits at vsweb.org/Benefits. Meanwhile, aspiring members have one more chance this year to apply to become part of the preeminent professional home for vascular surgeons. Membership applications are due by Dec. 1. See vsweb.org/Join for more information and to apply.