The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) is a professional organization founded in 1989 to improve the integration of vascular biological advances into medical practice, to promote and serve as a center-of-excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, and to promote optimal standards of care.
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and you'll save on the SVM Annual Meeting and much more!
SVM members also receive:
And there’s more to SVM membership:
- Network with the leaders in vascular medicine—reach them through the SVM Member Directory, a veritable Who’s Who in vascular medicine.
- SVM is a respected voice in the Vascular Medicine community—SVM is a partner in the PAD Coalition, the Vascular Disease Foundation, and many other influential organizations in vascular medicine.
- Your listing in the SVM Find a Physician Directory lets patients in your community find you.
Download a PDF of the membership application. Adherence to the SVM Code of Ethics is a requirement of membership. Review the Code of Ethics.
SVM Membership Categories
A Doctorate Member is an individual who maintains a professional interest in vascular medicine, vascular surgery or vascular radiology. Must have attained a doctorate degree (MD DO, MBBS, PhD, PharmD or equivalent). A Doctorate Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office. Doctorate Members are eligible to apply to advance to Fellowship after a one-year membership in good standing. Membership dues include a subscription to Vascular Medicine. Applications must be accompanied by current CV or Summary of Activities stating applicant's interest in vascular medicine.
An Advanced Practitioner Member is an individual who has attained an advanced degree such as nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified nurse specialist or equivalent. An Advanced Practitioner Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office. Advanced Practitioner Members are eligible to apply to advance to Fellowship after a two-year membership in good standing. Applications must be accompanied by current CV or Summary of Activities.
Vascular Care Team Members include nurses, ultrasonographers, radiology technicians (CT, MR), cardiac cath lab technologists or equivalent. A Vascular Care Team Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office and is not eligible for advancement to Fellowship. Application must be accompanied by current CV or Summary of Activities.
An Associate Member is an individual in an accredited postgraduate training program. An Associate Member is not entitled to vote or hold elected or appointed office. Associate Members may apply for full Fellow or Member status on completion of their training program. Applicants for Associate Member must complete the training program information.
Current SVM Members may apply for the following two categories of membership:
Fellow: A Fellow of the Society is an individual involved in the practice, teaching or research aspects of vascular medicine. Nominations for fellowship shall be by written recommendation of one or more Fellows. A Fellow must have completed post-doctoral (e.g., MD or DO or equivalent) training in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, vascular surgery or interventional radiology or other related vascular specialties. Alternatively, a Fellow may have attained a doctorate degree in any of the biomedical sciences (e.g., PhD or equivalent) and be a member in good standing for one year or have attained an advanced practice degree (e.g., nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist or equivalent) and be a member in good standing for two years. A Fellow must demonstrate an interest and leadership in vascular disease, such as Board Certification in Vascular or Endovascular Medicine. Nominations of Fellows who have done meritorious work in the field of vascular medicine can also be made at the discretion of the SVM President or the Credentials Committee. A Fellow is entitled to vote and hold elected or appointed office. Membership dues include a subscription to Vascular Medicine. Applications to advance from Member to Fellow must be accompanied by current CV, including bibliography, and a letter of recommendation from an SVM Fellow.
Senior Member: After attaining the age of sixty-five years, an active Member or Fellow may, upon request, be named a Senior Member. Active Members or Fellows who cease the practice of vascular medicine, upon application to and approval by the Executive Committee, may also be named a Senior Member. Senior Members shall have all of the privileges of Fellows except the right to vote and to hold elected or appointed office. An optional subscription to Vascular Medicine is available for $129.
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