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At the annual business luncheon, members elected new leaders for the coming year. From left: Drs. Amy Reed, secretary; Ali AbuRahma, vice president; Ronald Dalman, president-elect; Kim Hodgson, president; Michel Makaroun, foundation chair, and Sam Money, treasurer.
Get the credit you deserve
Attendees can earn self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, in addition to traditional CME. Self-assessment will be available for selected sessions. Claim your credits here.
Vascular Spectacular Gala
A gala in support of the SVS Foundation added a spark of glamour to the evening festivities Friday, June 14. The event sold out in a matter of weeks, and revelers were game to dance all night after a busy evening of bidding for gifts.
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts continued to be a best-seller at VAM19. The groups were small, the discussions were distinctive and the speakers compelling. We kept the groups small to heighten audience engagement.
Just for PAs
Our PA section (new last year) is growing! PAs met to hear about diagnostics, venous disease, wound management, dialysis access, plus 90 minutes of "Ask the Experts."
More About Wellness
Our members have spoken. Wellness/burnout and ergonomic survey data were hot topics during the VAM19 scientific program. Additionally, the Taskforce Wellness Session offered advanced tools for surgeon wellness including sessions on meaningful careers, ergonomics, efficiency best practices and peer support and "second victim syndrome."
Exhibit Hall Bustled with Activities
The Exhibit Hall is always a good time – innovative devices are displayed at industry booths, Vascular Live offered real-time updates from your colleagues and the Scavenger Hunt was back. The top prize was an American Airlines voucher totaling $3,000, 2nd place was a $1,500 Apple Gift Card and 3rd place was a $500 Amazon Gift Card.
**New** Office Vascular Care Pavilion
Outpatient care is one of the hottest topics of the year. Our new pavilion drew standing room only crowds in the Exhibit Hall to find out how a C-Arm works, or see a Jetstream Console. Special office-based care programming was offered by Section members. The Pavilion was made possible by generous support from GE, Boston Scientific, Philips and Cordis, A Cardinal Health company, and Vein Care iGuide.