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September 2017

September 2017


President's Message

Dear SVM members,

Welcome to the first edition of the reinvented What’s Circulating SVM Newsletter. As usual, our Board of Trustees, committee chairs, and members have been quite busy planning programs for the coming year and also kicking off the work of our committees. I want to particularly thank those of you who responded to our call for volunteers for two new committees, the Next Generation (early career) Committee, and the Task Force on Vascular Medicine (clinical) practice. Stay tuned for fresh ideas and new voices that will emerge from these groups. During the coming two years, I want to engage as many of our members as possible in our SVM activities, publications (especially our journal Vascular Medicine) and networking events. Let’s continue to work together to grow our membership, strengthen the pipeline of future SVM leaders, and further the impact of our Society.

Please take a few minutes to click through the information below, and please spread the word about our activities (…especially the upcoming SVM Fellows’ Course) to your colleagues and trainees.

Wishing all of you a peaceful, productive, and happy fall.

Yours truly,

Heather Gornik, MD, FSVM

SVM Fellows Course

Registration is now open for the SVM Fellow Course. The program is designed to provide general cardiovascular, interventional and surgical fellows (general cardiology, interventional cardiology, interventional vascular medicine, interventional radiology and vascular surgery) with a foundation in non-invasive vascular medicine including the treatment of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. Visit the Fellows Course page on the SVM website for more details.

December 2-3, 2017
Westin Atlanta Airport
Atlanta, Georgia

SVM News

- Apply Now - 2017 SVM Fellows' Course, December 2-3

- Heather Gornik Elected President of the Society for Vascular Medicine

- SVM's 2017 Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award Honors Three Researchers in Vascular Medicine

- SVM Bestows Master of SVM Honors on James Froehlich and Emile R. Mohler

- SVM Honors Bruce Gray with 2017 Jess R. Young Outstanding Educator Award

- SVM's DVT Website Takes Bronze

Submit a Case Study

The SVM Interactive Case Study is a series of interactive question-and-answer modules. Each Case Study contains a brief introduction, at least one question with four possible (and plausible) answers. Visit the SVM website for submission guidelines and more.           
View the current case

Welcome to SVM's New Members

SVM is pleased to welcome our new members since the first of the year. If you recognize a colleague or friend below, please be sure to welcome them to SVM!



Farid Faraj Zayed
Robert K. Schulz
Jacqueline M Roh
David Dyer
Laurel Lee
Hassam Saif
Jack M. Hornick
J.R. Exequiel T. Pineda
Akintunde Mike Akinjero
Alec A. Schmaier
Wobo Bekwelem
Khendi White
Arman Qamar
Jorge Chiquie Borges
Tanner Jones
Kathy Lou Tomandao
Nupoor Narula
Nkiruka Arinze
Paolo Joel Tiu Nocom
Luai Tabaza
Neil Wayne C. Salces
Marlene Grenon
Felix W. Perez Ramos
Sundeep Shenoy
Omar Lazaro Esponda
Yin Ping Liew
Aaron W.. Sweeney
Chandra M. Sehgal
Kamal Gupta
Frank C. Purpera
Sean Janzer
Madhan Shanmugasundaram
Brian  Bigelow
Michael A. Jolly
Anthony J. Macchiavelli
Christopher M. Huff
Deepak G. Nair
Leslie Wormely

SVM Member Benefit

Network with the leaders in vascular medicine through the SVM Member Directory, a who’s who in vascular medicine.

Log in to use the Members Only directory.

Patient Resources

The SVM website has plenty of helpful resources you can share with your patients on a variety of topics such as deep venous thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, fibromuscular dysplasia and more.
View other patient resources.


2017 Board Review Course

The Board Review Course from the 2017 Scientific Sessions will be available in September. Topics include: The vascular system and its clinical laboratory evaluation, peripheral artery disease, venous, lymphatic and thromboembolic disease, cerebrovascular disease and the aorta and its branches and more!

View more details.

From Vascular Medicine

Vascular Medicine is SVM's premier peer-reviewed journal, featuring the latest clinical and scientific information in vascular medicine. Heather Gornik, MD, FSVM, of the Cleveland Clinic, serves as Editor-in-Chief and many senior SVM members serve on the Editorial Board. Learn more about Vascular Medicine read the current Call for Papers(Deadline extended to Sept. 19) . Learn about CME opportunities for SVM Members. Follow the journal on twitter at @VMJ_SVM.

• Read the Editor’s Choice:

Original Research: Evidence-based medicine and contemporary certification: Analysis of the American Board of Vascular Medicine endovascular board examination, by David Paul Slovut, Bruce H Gray, Amin Saiar, and Mark C Bates (read article)

Editorial: The American Board of Vascular Medicine Endovascular Board Examination – Raising the bar by testing the test, by Dhaval Kolte and Herbert D Aronow (read editorial)

• Download the latest Patient Information Page:

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), by Natalie S Evans and Marcelo Gomes(read article)

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