How to Apply
Complete the online application for Affiliate Membership and submit along with all supplemental documents as outlined below by March 1 annually. Included in the supplemental documents is a payment form for the required $100 non-refundable application fee. For questions concerning the online application, please telephone 800-258-7188 or email email@example.com. Decisions are made at the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) Annual Business Meeting, held during the Vascular Annual Meeting®. Applicants are notified of their application status by July 1 annually.
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.
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Download and complete the application payment form.
Step 3: Obtain (2) letters of support:
Two letters from physicians are required, one of which 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 the applicant’s commitment to, and practice of, vascular surgery.
Step 4: Gather any presentations, publications, or research grants you wish to attach to your application.
Step 5: After completing step 1, send all required documents listed in steps 2-4 as one complete package to firstname.lastname@example.org. All supplemental documents must be sent together via email only.
Completed applications, including letters of sponsorship, will be forwarded to the Membership Committee for review and comment at least one month before the next SVS Annual Business Meeting.
Election to Membership
If the application is approved by the Membership Committee and by the Board of Directors, the name of the applicant for affiliate membership will be presented to the Society at a regularly convened Annual Business Meeting of the membership for final action. A majority vote of those members present and voting will be required for election to active membership. Any applicant who fails to be approved by the Membership Committee and/or Board of Directors or fails to be elected by the membership may reapply. A new application must be submitted and include a new completed application form and two new letters of sponsorship as described above.
For questions, email SVS Membership Coordinator or telephone 800-258-7188.
Updated September 2012