Alabama Vascular Society

Annual Meeting - August 5-7, 2021

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.    With the predicted boom in diabetes and peripheral vascular disease over the next decade, the cooperation amongst the care-givers in our state will be critical to helping our patients live longer, and better, lives.   There will be an dramatic increase in the demand for physician extenders, therapists, ultrasound and radiology technicians, and nurses dedicated to vascular disease.   It is in this spirit of cooperation and shared experience that I invite you all, on behalf of the Alabama Vascular Society membership,  to the Ross Bridge Resort this August to share in the caring of our wonderful community.

The theme of looking forward to the future of Vascular care in Alabama could not be better exemplified than in our planned Student Symposium and Simulation on Saturday.  The opportunity to interact with the best and the brightest doctors of the future is a singular privilege.   We are especially blessed to have as our Keynote speaker this year, Dawn Coleman, Program Director and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan.   Dr. Coleman is a national leader in surgical education and is the Society of Vascular Surgery champion of physician wellness.    In addition, Dr. Hazim Safi, perhaps the foremost complex aortic surgeon of the past 20 years, will be joining us in Hoover to give his insight into a career in Vascular surgery.

And while all of this sounds like more than one can hope for, I am, personally, most excited to welcome back home several of our residency and fellowship alumni who have agreed to come and participate in Mock Orals and the Student Symposium.    This opportunity to catch up with them and their wonderful families at the receptions, pool side, or during our golf tournament, will undoubtedly be the highlight of the meeting.

Thank you so much for your interest in this year’s Alabama Vascular Society meeting.

Sincerely
Benjamin J. Pearce, MD FACS
William D. Jordan, Jr, MD Endowed Professor of Vascular Surgery
Associate Professor and Program Director
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
University of Alabama-Birmingham
1808 7th Ave S, BDB 652
Birmingham, AL 35294

Annual Meeting News

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on August 5-7, 2021
@ the Ross Bridge Resort, Birmingham, AL.

Please be sure to mark your calendars now - and until we see each other again, be safe, and be well everyone!

-AVS Executive Council

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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)
  • Free Job Board Posting - coming soon!
  • Participation and access to Membership Contact List

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.
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Registration TypePrice
Member Physician$150
Non-Member Physician$200
Member Allied Health$55
Non-Member Allied Health$75
Fellow/Resident/StudentFree
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Mock Orals

August 5th | 1-4 pm

The 2021 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 June 15th, 2021.  (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 5th, 2021 @12:30pm in to receive room assignments.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

Thank you for participating in our events!  To safeguard the safety of our participants we ask for your commitment to our safety protocols:

  1. Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill, have a fever, cough, are experiencing common cold and/or flu symptoms, believe that you may have been exposed to a person diagnosed with Covid-19 or if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19
  2. Observe 6' of social distancing
  3. Wear a mask at all times
  4. Do not share event materials, food or drinks with other participants not in your household
  5. Not shake hands, hug or physically greet other event participants, speakers or vendors.
  6. Use hand sanitizer and wash hands as often as appropriate
  7. Use common sense and courtesy by covering when coughing or sneezing
  8. Comply with all directives, rules and regulations of the city, county and state in which the event is located
  9. By attending -- you assume all risks inherent to exposure to the Covid-19 virus and its variants relating to our event.

Welcome Reception

Join us for a welcome reception and dinner on August 5th. During Registration -- please let us know if you will be attending.  You can bring a guest for a small additional fee.

Golf Tournament

We are planning a golf outing on Saturday with tee times between 1pm - 2:30pm.  The cost is only $150 and participation in the tournament is optional.  Just sign up during registration.  If you would like to be paired with someone - please enter special requests during registration.  You can register until July 15th.  A small number of walk-in positions will be available.

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.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 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 10.00 ANCC contact hours.

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