January 31, 2014
Members and Friends,
The Annual Fall Meeting of the Texas Society for Vascular and
Endovascular Surgery (formerly the San Antonio Vascular Surgical Society) will be
held Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines, Texas.
Our list of
distinguished speakers is great, and this year it will expand with the invited
speaker Dr. Richard P. Cambria. Dr Cambria is a past president of the SVS
and the NESVS. He is Professor of Surgery in the Division of
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and
Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Center for Aortic Disease at
the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cambria is a world renowned
expert in the management of complex thoracic and
thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid disease.
meeting will be on Friday October 24th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency
Lost Pines Resort and Spa just outside of Austin in Bastrop, Texas. The
following morning at 9am we will have our regional SOVONET (SOuthern Vascular
Outcomes NETwork) meeting. We encourage all members of SOVONET and
those interested in participating in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) to
come to the meeting and learn more.
A dinner has been planned for Friday evening at the hotel. The
will begin at 7:00 a.m.
We hope everyone will consider presenting and encourage resident
and fellow participation. A resident/fellow competition, with a monetary
again be an integral part of the scientific sessions. Abstracts, in
format, are due to me at the e-mail address below by August 1,
They should be
no longer than 250 words and for standardization
should follow the Journal of Vascular
We will also hold our annual business meeting, and I strongly
encourage (members only) all to attend.
Please consider staying
overnight at the hotel during the meeting by
using our Society’s room
block. Further details to follow regarding hotel reservations.
Don’t forget annual due of $100 is payable each year at the fall
mail it to the address below. If you are not a member,
would like to join us
or know of someone who would, either emails
me at MAtkins@sw.org
or Zenaida at (210) 657-0401
We would be happy to start your
On Saturday, October 25th at 9:00 a.m., we will have a meeting of the
Southern Vascular Outcomes Network (SOVONET) in conjunction
with the TSVES. We encourage all SOVONET members participating
in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) to attend. Anyone else
interested in participating in
the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) and
SOVONET is also welcome to attend and learn more about this
national quality improvement initiative.
Marvin D. Atkins, Jr., MD
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Scott & White Hospital Clinic