Welcome to the Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery!
Message from the current President:
Marvin D. Atkins, MD
Dear Members and friends,
The practice of vascular surgery has changed dramatically since the San Antonio Vascular Surgical Society first started in the late 1970’s. What began as a local chapter of academic, military and private practice surgeons that were dedicated to the advancement of vascular surgery has now expanded to a state wide network of vascular surgeons practicing the most cutting edge of today’s complex therapies. Although our scope of practice and our geography have greatly expanded over the last 40 years, our society has been able to maintain its high standards and small town feel. Our once yearly academic program includes case reviews, clinical updates and a tradition of outstanding resident and fellow research presentations and awards.
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.
There will be a reception friday night, October 24th at 7pm for our members, guests and industry sponsors. Without industry support this meeting would not be possible and this year we have included a separate reception to increase physician industry contact. Our meeting will be on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa just outside of Austin in Bastrop, Texas. On Sunday morning, October 26th 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.
We look forward to your attendance and hopefully participation with case presentations or scientific research. We are accepting abstracts starting May 1st, 2014 and have extended the abstract deadline until August 1st. Many of our sponsors are requiring a tentative schedule to participate so please get your abstracts in early!
Thanks again for your participation in your regional vascular society and I look forward to seeing you in Bastrop in October!
Marvin Atkins, MD