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 Fellow / General Surgery Resident / Medical Student Educational Program



All sessions and events take place in the McCormick Place, Lakeside Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.
 

Wednesday, June 15

8:00 am – Noon 
Scholarship Program Open & Endovascular Simulation Training*
Room: To be determined
Scholarship recipients will get hands-on experience and have one-on-one time with faculty members as they practice open and endovascular procedures, as well as ultrasound experiences. Please note this event is open only to scholarship recipients.

Noon – 1:00 pm 
Scholarship Program Lunch*
Room: To be determined
Please note this event is open only to scholarship recipients.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society (PVSS) Paper Session
Room: 353b
Scholarship recipients and other residents and students are encouraged to attend the PVSS Paper Session. These sessions showcase residents, fellows, and young vascular surgeons presenting papers.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception for Medical Students/General Surgery Residents*
Sheraton Chicago: Ohio Room
All residents and students are invited to attend the Welcome Reception to network with program directors, mentors, vascular surgery trainees, young surgeons, and more. 

Thursday, June 16

6:30 am - 8:00 am
General Surgery Resident Program Breakfast*
Room: 353c
Moderators: Kwame Amankwah, MD, SUNY at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY 
Fernando Joglar, MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:30 am
Introduction

6:35 am
SVS Leadership Welcome
SVS President, Robert M. Zwolak, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
6:40 am
Pros vs. Cons of Vascular Programs with 0+5 and/or 5+2 Training Paradigms
Bernadette Aulivola, MD, Loyola University Medical Center/Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL (5+2 programs)
Jeff Indes, MD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (0+5/5+2 programs)

6:54 am
Academic vs. Clinical-Based Fellowships
Audra Duncan, MD, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN (academic)
Ash Mansour, MD, Grand Rapids Medical Education, Grand Rapids, MI (clinical)

7:08 am
How to Interview and Prepare Fellowship Applications
Mark Conrad, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

7:18 am
Panel Discussion with Program Directors
Bernadette Aulivola, MD, Loyola University Medical Center/Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Mark Conrad, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Audra Duncan, MD, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
Jeff Indes, MD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Ash Mansour, MD, Grand Rapids Medical Education, Grand Rapids, MI
David Rigberg, MD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

7:38 am
Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees
Luke Brewster, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Heather Hall, MD, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Kelley Hodgkiss-Harlow, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Jeff Horn, MD, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL
Carlos Rueda, MD, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX
Maggie Walkup, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Medical Student Program Breakfast*
Room: 353b
Moderators: John Rectenwald, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Karen Woo, MD, Keck School of Medicine/University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
6:30 am
Introduction

6:35 am
SVS Leadership Welcome
SVS President, Robert M. Zwolak, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 

6:40 am
0+5 vs. 5+2 Vascular Training Programs
Kellie Brown, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI (surgery/5+2 programs)
Rabih Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (0+5 programs)

6:54 am
How to Interview and Prepare Residency Applications
Andres Schanzer, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

7:04 am
Panel Discussion with Program Directors
Kellie Brown, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI
Rabih Chaer, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Catherine Chang, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Jason Lee, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
John Rectenwald, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Andres Schanzer, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

7:27 am
Panel Discussion with Vascular Surgery Trainees
Rachael Danzyck, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Lynne Doctor, MD, University Hospital – Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Bryan Fisher, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Nicole Kennedy, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Theodore Yuo, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Mohamed Zayed, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women’s Networking Reception*
Sheraton Chicago: Arkansas Room
Medical students and general surgery residents are invited to attend this reception to network with women leaders in vascular surgery.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SVS/PVSS Young Surgeons Reception*
Sheraton Chicago: Mayfair Room
This reception is held for medical students, residents, fellows, and young surgeons to network in an informal setting.  

Friday, June 17

6:30 am – 8:00 am
General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program Breakfast/Surgical Skills Competition*
Room: 271
This suturing skills-based competition will feature residents, students, and vascular trainees working with vascular surgeon mentors.

12:15 pm –1:30 pm 
Fellow / General Surgery Resident / Medical Student Luncheon / Vascular Surgery Jeopardy Competition*
Room: 450a
The SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Section will host the Second Annual Vascular Surgery Jeopardy Competition for vascular surgery trainees, general surgery residents, and medical students to test their knowledge of the vascular surgery specialty.
 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SVS Medical Student Section Meeting
Room: 262
The Student Section will sponsor an informal meet-and-greet with several 0+5 vascular surgery program directors.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SVS General Surgery Resident Section Meeting
Room: 261
The Resident Section will sponsor several speakers and an in-depth discussion on the current trends in vascular surgery training paradigms, with a special focus on the recent development of several vascular surgery fellowships stopping enrollment of new fellows as they focus solely on enrolling students into their 0+5 programs.

Saturday, June 18 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Section Luncheon*
Room: 265
Moderators: Luke Brewster, MD,  Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Angela Kokkosis, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

12:30 pm
Welcome 
 
12:40 pm
How to Prepare for Your First Job
Deepak Nair, MD, Sarasota Vascular Specialists, Sarasota, FL
 
1:00 pm
Financial Planning for the Vascular Trainee
Mark Conrad, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
 
1:20 pm
Panel Discussion


* Program is not accredited for CME credit.

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