Alabama Vascular Society

Annual Meeting - August 3-5, 2023
The Lodge at Gulf State Park | Gulf Shores, AL

Welcome Letter from Benjamin J. Pearce

Benjamin J. Pearce, MD FACS

While the history of the Alabama Vascular Society is still in the making, the history of Vascular surgery in our beautiful home state is incredibly rich.   We are fortunate to practice in a community that is diverse in population, faiths, backgrounds and ideas.  But what ties all Alabamians together is a desire to be there for each other in good times and in bad.   Similarly, the academic and community vascular practices in Alabama rely upon each other to deliver quality care to our patients.

Annual Meeting News

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, August 3 - Saturday, August 5, 2023.

  • Aug 3 – 1pm Mock Orals & 6pm Welcome Reception

  • Aug 4 – All Day Sessions, 8am-5pm with Family Picnic starting at 5:15pm

  • Aug 5 – Half Day Sessions, 8am-1pm

Where? The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel
21196 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

*First 10 medical students to register for the Annual Meeting will be eligible for 2 nights free lodging at The Lodge at Gulf State Park!


-AVS Executive Council


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN TODAY! There are many benefits to joining the Membership of the Alabama Vascular Society (AVS)

  • Registration discount to the Annual Meeting
  • Notoriety in the fields of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (great for your CV!)
  • Mentorship match up (Trainees & Senior Surgeons)
  • Participation and access to Membership Contact List
  • Endovascular Career Center

Who Should Attend

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons from Alabama and the Florida panhandle region.
  • Vascular RNs, PAs, NPs, RVTs from Alabama and the Florida panhandle region.
  • Vascular Trainees from Alabama and the Florida panhandle region.

Annual Meeting Learning objectives

  • Critically assess performance of Vascular and Endovascular interventions and define the differences between the outcomes of these interventions compared with surgical procedures.
  • List methods for visceral revascularization and advantages and disadvantages of differing approaches.
  • Compare procedural and perioperative outcomes of aortic revascularization strategies.
  • Identify indications/contraindications and relative performance of interventions for cerebrovascular disease.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of endovascular revascularization of the lower extremity; Identify patient comorbidities that may affect outcomes in a negative manner.
  • List methods of improving education for vascular surgery trainees and identify areas for needed improvement.
  • List factors affecting outcomes of carotid revascularization.
  • Describe new methods of treating vascular disease including surgical, endovascular and medical therapies.
  • Recognize important areas of basic science research currently being performed by vascular surgeons.
Registration Type Price
Member Physician$150
Non-Member Physician$200
Member Allied Health$55
Non-Member Allied Health$75

Welcome Reception

August 3rd, 2023 | 6:00pm

Join us for a Welcome Reception on Thursday, August 3rd. Family and guests are welcome. Stay tuned, more info to come! Dinner on own.

Mock Orals - Registration Now Closed

August 3rd, 2023 | 1-4 pm

The 2023 Mock Oral program will consist of 3 hours of rotation for Vascular Trainees - designed to mirror the actual board experience.

These sessions will consist of small groups (1 student and 1-2 examiners) for 30 minutes.  Students will rotate every 30 minutes.  Please click the button above to signup and reserve your position in our Mock Orals. You must sign up by July 23th, 2023.  (25 maximum participants)

You will be contacted with meeting details and instructions a few days before your time commitment. Please plan to be on-site at the hotel on August 3rd, 2023 @12:30pm in to receive room assignments.

2023 Accreditation

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Well Assembled Meetings.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 10.5 ANCC contact hours.

Physician Assistants
PAs may claim a maximum of 10.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit. 10.5 hours.

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