SVM Committee Descriptions

Committee/Task Force


Audit, Finance & Fundraising Committee

Maintains oversight of the Society’s income and expenses and plans and implements internal and external audits of financial information. Responsible for oversight of charitable contributions to the Society and fundraising campaigns on behalf of the Society.

Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee

Reviews and updates the Society’s bylaws, policies and procedures.

Education Committee

Develops, evaluates and oversees all educational programming for the Society.

Marketing and Communications

Develops overall marketing and communications strategy for the Society. Responsible for marketing and external communications, including through its web site, email blasts and other social media channels.  Communicates to Society membership and to other professional and lay audiences. Develops content for Vascular Medicine Journal Blue Pages and other professional communications.

Membership Committee

Develops and implements strategies and programs to encourage membership in the Society. Reviews credentials of new applicants to the Society and recommends appropriate membership category.

NextGen Committee

Identifies and provides input on issues of importance to Fellow-In-Training and Early Career member segments. Works with other Society committees to develop programming relevant to these member segments. Works to expand awareness about the field of vascular medicine in medical schools and post-graduate training programs. Aims to develop future SVM leadership from within these member segments.

Research, Quality & Publications

Is responsible for developing position statements, practice guidelines and other clinical documents.  Is responsible for proposing and vetting proposals and implementing programs that foster research in vascular medicine and biology and for developing and maintaining programs around quality improvement in the vascular space. Reviews document endorsement requests from other professional societies and organizations.

Scientific Program Committee

Develops the annual scientific sessions program, selects faculty and conducts other business connected with the program.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce

Advises on matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion as they apply to all Society functions, including membership, leadership, education, research, quality, clinical care and advocacy.  Ensures that every member of the vascular medicine community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment.

Vascular Medicine Practice Taskforce

Surveys vascular medicine specialists and aggregates, analyzes and distributes survey data to relevant stakeholders.

Vascular Medicine Subspecialty Recognition Taskforce

The Taskforce will identify opportunities for growth of the field of vascular medicine and provide guidance to the President and the SVM Board of Trustees regarding ongoing and future initiatives to achieve sub-specialty recognition for vascular medicine providers.

Venous Taskforce

Engages in clinical, quality, research, advocacy and other matters related to venous disease.

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