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Your SVS: Important Information for Members

PAD Resources: September is PAD Awareness Month, and SVS has not only resources but also new information for its members.

PAD has been in the news recently; the Journal of Vascular Surgery, for example, has just published a study on the relationship between PAD and high-risk opioid use (vsweb.org/ JVS-OpioidPAD) and another on how statin use following intervention for PAD is associated with improved limb salvage and survival (vsweb.org/JVS-StatinsPAD).

Despite affecting an estimated 10 million Americans, PAD is poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed.

Help educate your patients with PAD materials from SVS. You can find PAD fliers in English and Spanish; a Practice Guidelines Pocket card; reporting standards; and a multidisciplinary consensus document at vsweb.org/PAD.

Final Membership Application Date: Prospective members have one final chance in 2019 – Dec. 1 – to apply for membership. The extensive member benefits include discounts on educational meetings and products; free subscriptions to the Journal of Vascular Surgery for Active, Associate, and International members; networking; and the SVSConnect online community.

Members also receive evidence-based clinical practice guidelines as well as other practice management resources; leadership and mentoring opportunities; scholarships; research grants for every career stage; an advocacy voice in Washington, D.C.; a job board; and much more. Apply today. Visit vsweb.org/Join.

Dues Due by Year’s End: Invoices for 2020 dues will be emailed to all SVS members in early October. Payment is due by Dec. 31 to maintain SVS membership.

Councils, Committees Listing: Want to know who chairs or is a member of a particular SVS council or committee? Updated listings are available at vsweb.org/Committees1920.