Events of Interest

        News items of interest to the vascular surgeon must be received at least 8 weeks before the desired month of publication. Announcements published at no charge include those received from a sponsoring society of this Journal, those courses and conferences sponsored by state, regional, national, or international vascular surgical organizations, and university-sponsored continuing medical education courses. Send applicable events to Andrew O’Brien, Journal Manager, at [email protected] . All other news items selected for publication carry a charge of $60.00 US for each insertion, and the fee must accompany the request to publish. Send announcements and payment, payable to this Journal, to Issue Management, Elsevier Inc., 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.

        AVF Announces New AVF-BSCI Translational Research Grant

        The American Venous Forum is proud to announce a new venous research grant opportunity supported by Boston Scientific. The 2022 AVF-BSCI Translational Research Grant will award $85k over a period of 2 years for an original, translational project in venous disease with a focus on:
        • Venous obstruction with an emphasis on the treatment of appropriate patients with appropriate care
        • Venous thrombus management with an emphasis on understanding morphology
        • Management and treatment of superficial venous insufficiency
        This opportunity is open to:
        • Residents and fellows in a training program located in the United States
        • Physicians who have completed their training within the past ten (10) years, have not previously received this award, and are currently based in the United States.
        The AVF and AVF Foundation are committed to providing a culturally diverse educational environment and equal opportunities for all members. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
        Full details on eligibility, the application process and funding can be found on the AVF website at

        Coding and Reimbursement Workshop Set for Early December

        Make sure you receive the payments to which you are entitled. Learn all about coding at the 2021 SVS Coding and Reimbursement Workshop, set for Sunday and Monday, December 5 and 6. It will be held at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, in the building that houses the SVS headquarters office, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, Ill. The workshop kicks off with an optional workshop, “E & M (Evaluation and Management) Coding for Vascular Surgeons” from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. December 5. The main workshop will be from 1 to 5 p.m. December 5 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. December 6. Registration is now open; see

        45th Annual Northwestern University Vascular Surgery Symposium

        Registration for the 45th Annual Northwestern University Vascular Surgery Symposium opens online on September 1, 2021. This year the in-person meeting will be held December 9-11, 2021 at the InterContinental Hotel, 505 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL. The 2-½ day course provides 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM, American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points, and a hardcover textbook authored by the participating faculty. Over 50 international experts in their respective fields of vascular care have contributed an up-to-date written chapter that accompanies their corresponding 15-minute presentation. The program provides a comprehensive analysis of the current management of vascular disease as it relates to treatment of extracranial cerebrovascular and supra-aortic trunk disease, new approaches to lower extremity arterial and venous problems, recent cutting-edge developments in open and endovascular approaches to treat aortic and visceral arterial disease, as well as novel techniques for hemodialysis access, complex venous problems, and upper extremity disorders.
        For more information or to register online, please visit

        Save the Date for 2022 VAM, 75th Anniversary Gala

        The 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting is only just in the books, but plans are well under way for VAM22, June 15 to 18, 2022, in Boston. Attendees at VAM21 kicked off the year-long celebration of SVS' 75th anniversary, which will culminate in Boston with the SVS Foundation Gala. Save the June 15 to 18 dates for the meeting and Friday, June 17, for the Gala, which will benefit the SVS Foundation.

        Hands-on PAD Workshop Set for February 11-12, 2022

        The Society for Vascular Surgery will hold a hands-on PAD workshop – including surgical skills training – February 11 and 12, 2022, at the learning center in the Orthopedic Learning Center in the SVS headquarters office building, 9400 W. Higgins Road, in Rosemont, Ill. Four hours of skills training is built into the 2-day course, and to be able to provide individual and personalized attention, enrollment will be limited to 75 people. Workshop topics will cover the entire gamut of the disease, including the latest tools and treatments such as deep vein arterialization, tibial interventions, IVUS and OCT imaging and intravascular lithotripsy. Of note, cadaver specimens, table-top models and hand-on deployment will be utilized to optimize the hand-on sessions. Registration will open the first week in November. Learn more at, Program chairs are Drs Patrick Geraghty and Vikram Kashyap, with additional planning from Dr Dan McDevitt.

        CME Credit Available to JVS-VL Readers

        One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME) can be obtained by successfully answering questions about the CME article from each issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVS-VL). Selected by the JVS editors, the CME article contains information relevant to vascular surgery practice. The Senior Editor develops the exam questions. Access to the CME questions is free and open to the public. After successfully answering the questions, Journal subscribers can print a CME certificate at no cost. For nonsubscribers, there is a $10 fee per examination to receive a certificate of completion. CME accreditation is provided by the Society for Vascular Surgery. To access CME questions or to obtain additional information, visit http://www.