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To further help SVS members better meet challenges they are facing in their practices, the Society is working with the esteemed legal health firm Polsinelli to produce a series of hot topic articles and webinars to address specific issues of concern.

The SVS Leadership Development and Diversity Committee has compiled a list of courses and programs for vascular surgeons to further develop leadership and collaboration skills to apply in their practices.


The SVS Community Practice Committee, Clinical and Comparative Effectiveness Research Committee and the Quality and Performance Measures Committee developed this breakfast session to provide practical tips and tools for quality improvement at the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

This application is currently closed.

The SVS Foundation announces the Research Career Development Travel Awards program. The purpose of the awards program is to identify early-career vascular surgeons with an interest in basic science, translational or clinical research and provide them with a SVS research mentor and funds to attend an established research career development course. 

Full Application, by invitation only 

1.  Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant Face Page
2.  Planning Grant Specific Aims
3.  Planning Grant Research Strategy 

Luke P. Brewster, MD, PhD

Emory University School of Medicine
Project title: Molecular Mechanism of Disturbed Flow in Arterial Stiffening

Katherine A. Gallagher, MD

University of Michigan
Project Title: Epigenetic Changes in Bone Marrow Progenitor Cells Impair Diabetic Wound Healing

Marlene Grenon, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Project title: Effects of Fish Oil on Inflammation and Vascular Function in Claudicants

Salvatore T. Scali, MD

University of Florida
Project Title: Mechanisms of Hand Dysfunction following Hemodialysis Fistula Creation

Vascular surgeons are featured on the following videos on topics of interest to medical professionals and referring physicians. 

Resident Research Prize Winners


Jeffrey S. Carson, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Presentation Title: Antibodies Against Malondialdehyde-Acetaldehyde Adducts Can Identify Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Nathan Airhart, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Presentation title:  Smooth Muscle Cells from Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms are Unique and Can Independently and Synergistically Degrade Insoluble Elastin


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