Affiliate membership is available to non-physicians who have demonstrated active interest in the field of vascular disease, including, but not limited to, vascular nurses, vascular technologists, and physician assistants.
How to apply
Download the application
[PDF]for affiliate membership and submit the completed documentation by March 1. The application includes a payment form for the required $100 non-refundable application fee.
Two letters of support from physicians are required, one of whom must be from an active SVS member; no more than one can be from someone with whom you have a financial relationship. The letters must comment on your commitment to, and practice of, vascular surgery. It is your responsibility to obtain their letters and submit them accordingly.
Completed applications are shared with the Membership Committee for review before the society’s annual business meeting. At the same time, the names of applicants are sent to the membership of the SVS for comments and recommendations.
The Membership Committee provides the SVS Board of Directors with recommended applicants for board and membership approval during the annual business meeting.
Applicants are notified of their application status by July 1.
Any applicant who is not extended membership may reapply in subsequent years. A new application must be submitted, including two new letters of sponsorship.