Vascular Specialist Magazine 2020

2020 December Specialist

President Dalman reflects on year of adversity—and positive change
VAM 2021 taking shape, schedule changes to expand programming​
SVS member named to AMA RUC
The power of groups: Invest in the SVS PAC​
Fund hope with the SVS Foundation​
Audible Bleeding now flows through SVS
Apply for research awards​
Society launches mobile apps for staging of CLTI​
NESVS outgoing president makes diversity pitch​
Study findings support SVS practice guidelines for surveillance of small AAAs​


2020 November Specialist

Anatomy of a Branding Campaign: Making Vascular Surgery More Visible
Freischlag unveiled as ACS president-elect
Vascular surgeons encouraged to consult paclitaxel talking points document
SVS details opposition, support to CMS proposed rules
Correct billing in severe trauma cases can be complicated
‘Smile’ to benefit SVS Foundation
Membership information outlined
Abstracts for VRIC, VAM 2021
SVS members in the news
Virtual VRIC is here
Dig deep this Giving Tuesday
Diabetes Awareness Month: The utility of SVS branding fliers for diabetic foot ulcers

2020 October Specialist

Hodgson: Bringing Appropriateness Into Sharper Focus
Study: Almost 40% of vascular surgeons report suffering chronic work-related pain
Coming up: VRIC and VAM 2021 submission portals set to open​
With an eye on the past, SVS Foundation looking ahead to stable future​
SVS: Building bridges between twin tracks of academic and private practice​
Renewal reminder: 2021 SVS membership due by end of year​
Visit, re-visit SVS ONLINE
Quality Payment Program: The proposed updates slated for 2021
We know who you are—do you know who we are?​
SVS makes commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Help diversity effort by completing member survey


2020 September Specialist

Local matters: Three community service honorees in profile
SVS Appointments Committee confidential
SVS ONLINE 2020 meeting returns in series of recordings
SVS Foundation makes structural changes to board make-up
Keep the money you deserve
PAD month, new app, membership dues
Dalman ponders challenges in year ahead
VA delivers high quality services for veterans


2020 August Specialist

A Vascular VISION: Improved Patient Care
VESAP5 Available for Purchase
APDVS Reacts to JVS Paper, Re-Avows Commitment to Diverse Workforce
SVS Vows to Learn From Journal Episode





2020 July Specialist

SVS vice president, treasurer announced on SVS ONLINE opening day
Outgoing SVS president outlines state of Society diversity​
SVS issues statement abhorring injustice and violence amid unrest in US​
SVS ONLINE: Crawford Forum sets the stage for vascular surgery future​
SVS ONLINE: How remote support systems will transform medical care
SVS Foundation Board structure changed
SVS Foundation announces awards, grants
Coding Course: What you don’t know can cost you money
ACC, SVS join forces on single vascular registry​


2020 June Specialist

Double whammy: Pair of Annual Business Meetings slated for 2020
JVS produces collection on COVID-19, vascular care
Coding event set to take place Sept. 25–26
Advocating for our members
VESAP5 to debut this summer​





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2020 May Specialist

SVS Town Halls seek to help steer members out of choppy COVID-19 waters
SVS remains nimble in face of pandemic, pivots to focus on priorities and needs of membership​
‘Desperate times require desperate measures,’ maiden SVS Town Hall hears
Leadership figures ruminate on redeployment of vascular surgeons during viral surge​
Implementing change: How adjustments in communication approach helped BEST-CLI trial register on radar​
VAM 2020 canceled, summer interactive forums planned​
Preparing for arrival of CMS Quality Payment Program year 4​
VESAP5 debuting by Aug. 1​
SVS journals: Study of interest​
Your SVS: Membership deadline is June 1​


2020 April Specialist

What has SVS PAC ever done for you?
Quality: Global Vascular Guidelines now available in pocket guide format
VAM adds Career Fair for 2020
Technology drives vascular future
Vascular Trainee Program redesigned for VAM 2020
Evaluation and management coding: Dizzying rounds of changes continue to filter through
Journal watch: Open-source papers on deck




2020 March Specialist

How SVS-STS tandem developed TBAD reporting standards
VRIC discussion agenda: Immune cell dysfunction and immunotherapy for vascular disease
VSIG webinar from APDVS coming soon​
Your SVS: Storming into 2020 and horizons beyond​
O Canada: VAM 2020 housing, registration now open​
Leadership: Developing mission, vision and strategy​
SVS PAC donations and Congressional committees of most impact​
Mysteries of market forces and surprise billing​
Purchase tickets today for 2020 VAM ‘Spectacular’ Gala​



2020 February Specialist

VRIC agenda taking shape, poster sessions to return
New registry to keep track of vascular patients launched
Presenting public policy issues of importance to vascular surgeons: SVS PAC, Congress and you​
Deadline for Seed Grant applications falls March 1
Zero hour: SVS awards nominations come due
'There is no perfect job': Benefits of working across VA system outlined by current practitioners
SVS rolls out Leadership Development Program
Wider VAM 2020 schedule unveiled
Bridging the gap to future surgical success: Surgeon-coaches can help colleagues thrive​


2020 January Specialist

Leadership: Strengths and weaknesses of team members
Advocacy: Coding and Reimbursement Committee experiences lead to greater sense of awareness
Countdown: VESAP4 set to expire in six months
Learn all about coding updates at Jan. 22 webinar​
Vital importance of funding for pair of separate needs​
SVS launches key valuation study​
Registration open for VRIC​
Save the date for 2020 SVS Foundation Gala​
Burned out on burnout? Changing course with peer support​