December 2020

What's Circulating - December 2020

President's Message

Dr. Raghu KolluriDear SVMers,

Here we are, as we near the Holiday season, starting to wrap up an unforgettable year of our generation. Despite the adversity 2020 brought us, I am grateful for your hard work and dedication during this challenging year.

I would like to inform you of three important developments. 

  • 2021 Annual Scientific sessions - Due to the ongoing pandemic and the continued restrictions on travel, the Board of Trustees has approved the postponement of the annual meeting to September 9-12, 2021, again in Virtual format. So, please mark your calendars.
  • SVM RPVI course - Dr. Heather Gornik led the SVM RPVI online course in collaboration with the CME provider Oakstone. This course is a fantastic addition to the list of SVM offerings, and I am very excited about it. Huge thanks to Dr. Gornik for bringing this to SVM. This course should be available in January 2021. SVM members receive a 20% discount; use code SVM20!
  • SVM-Medscape collaboration - The Board of Trustees has approved a Medscape-SVM collaboration on a set of educational activities focused on new clinical data on the management of PAD and their implications in practice. More details are forthcoming.

Wishing you all happiness and good health.
Happy holidays!
Raghu Kolluri, MD


2020 Virtual Scientific Sessions - Content Now Available!

Thank you to everyone who made SVM's first virtual meeting a great success. Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, we convened several months later than usual, without handshakes or hugs, connecting with one another digitally instead. During our day-long live event, we welcomed nearly 350 attendees from nearly 35 countries; among them clinicians, researchers, educators, and patient advocates.

Attendees can access the video recordings through the event website. Simply login with your access code, click on a session, and click the link to watch the video.

If you were not able to attend the event live, there is still an opportunity to benefit from all the informative and cutting-edge research presented. You can still "register" to access the content here. Content will be available until September 2021.


In Memoriam: Dr. William R. Hiatt

The Society for Vascular Medicine mourns the passing of William R. Hiatt, MSVM.  Dr. Hiatt was a Past President of our Society (1995-1997) and the 2012 recipient of the Jess R. Young Outstanding Medical Educator Award. For more than twenty years, he served as an Associate Editor of our Society’s journal Vascular Medicine. In addition to his prolific scholarship and preeminence as an international leader in the field of PAD and vascular clinical trials, Dr. Hiatt was a mentor and friend to so many in our Society and in our field. Additional tributes to the memory of Dr. Hiatt from the Society and Vascular Medicine will be forthcoming. In the interim, here is a beautiful tribute to Dr. Hiatt from his colleagues at CPC Clinical Research. Earlier this year, he published his reflections on multi-specialty collaboration in the vascular space.

Dr. Hiatt


Stayrenew dues Connected to SVM in 2021‎

With all the challenges that 2020 has brought us, we are incredibly grateful for your support of SVM during the past year.

If you haven’t had the chance, we encourage you to please renew your membership today. Membership in your professional society keeps you connected to the people and resources that support your professional growth throughout the year.

To renew your membership for 2021, click here.

If you need to change your membership category, contact us at  

Free Access to New CAD/PAD ‎Education

Learn about late-breaking medical advancements from leading experts - and earn CME for free!

This educational series, jointly provided by Duke University Health System Department of Education and Professional Development in collaboration with SVM and the Society for Vascular Surgery, utilizes short-form video episodes based upon single learning objectives.

Two programs are currently available with two more planned for release in January. Learn more about the series and click on a program below for those details.

CAD PAD Identifying Patients with PAD

CAD PAD New and Emergeing Treatment Approaches

Career Center

Are you looking to change jobs or begin your career in vascular medicine? Visit SVM's Career Center for the latest job offerings around the world.

View the job list.

From Vascular Medicine

Vascular MedicineVascular Medicine is SVM's premier peer-reviewed journal, featuring the latest clinical and scientific information in vascular medicine. Heather Gornik, MD, FSVM, of the Vascular Center at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, serves as Editor-in-Chief and many senior SVM members serve on the Editorial Board. Learn more about Vascular Medicine and CME opportunities for SVM Members. Follow the journal on Twitter at @VMJ_SVM.


SVM Communication Pages

December 2020: 31st SVM Scientific Sessions Highlights
Herb Aronow, MD, MHP, FSVM

October 2020: Mentorship and telemedicine for the vascular medicine physician
Adithya Peruri, Saeed Payvar, Marie Gerhard-Herman, Kamal Gupta, Esther SH Kim, Randy K Ramcharitar, Aditya Sharma


Vascular Disease Patient Information Pages

December 2020COVID-19-related thrombosis
Alec A Schmaier, Alvin H Schmaier

October 2020Understanding cholesterol
Shireen R Khoury, Seth S Martin, Elizabeth V Ratchford


Editors Choice

December 2020: Impact of oral anticoagulation choice on healthcare utilization for the primary treatment of venous thromboembolism
Pamela L Lutsey, Richard F MacLehose, J’Neka S Claxton, Rob F Walker, Terrence J Adam, Alvaro Alonso, Neil A Zakai

October 2020: Interpretation of peripheral arterial and venous Doppler waveforms: A consensus statement from the Society for Vascular Medicine and Society for Vascular Ultrasound 
Esther SH Kim, Aditya M Sharma, Robert Scissons, David Dawson, Robert T Eberhardt, Marie Gerhard-Herman, Joseph P Hughes, Steve Knight, Ann Marie Kupinski, Guillaume Mahe, Marsha Neumyer, Patricia Poe, Rita Shugart, Paul Wennberg, David M Williams, R Eugene Zierler


Oral anticoagulation and health care utilization in venous thromboembolism: What can we do to do better?
Teresa L Carman


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