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Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Dear Members of the Eastern Vascular Society,
I look forward to seeing all of you at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Vascular Society which will be held at The Capitol Hilton in Washington D.C., September 6-8, 2018. This meeting promises an exciting educational program and a wonderful unique social experience in our nationís capital.
The Program Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Dan Clair, has assembled an excellent program covering a wide range of topics for vascular and endovascular surgery that will be presented by a diverse panel of distinguished speakers. This will include multiple original presentations, several video presentations, and rapid fire presentations, in addition to the e-poster competition. Self-assessment CME credits will again be available, in addition to standard CME. The program will feature the Postgraduate Course on Thursday afternoon, the Diversity Panel, organized by the diversity committee under the leadership of Dr. Ageliki Vouyouka, and the Issues Panel Panel being chaired by Dr. Brajesh K. Lal. The details of each program will be forthcoming.
New to the program this year is an Allied Health session which will include a didactic session as well as hands on simulation opportunities. We encourage all the members to invite their teams to attend the meeting and take advantage of this exciting new section of the program.
The Young Surgeon's Program, moderated by Dr. Saum Rahimi and Dr. Chris Abularrage, will follow the mock orals in the afternoon. The program for young surgeons promises to be very exciting this year, with an expanded simulation session featuring multiple endovascular and ultrasound stations, the Job Fair, and the mock orals, followed by talks tailored to young surgeons.
The simulation session will be expanded under the leadership of Dr. Chris Smolock, and the newly appointed Simulation Committee, to include stations of interest to young surgeons, surgeons at different stages of their career, and Allied Health personnel.
The Job Fair will provide an opportunity for fellows and residents to meet with potential employers, and for faculty looking for a new partner to meet multiple prospects as well as their mentors. Simultaneously, programs will also have the opportunity for general surgical residents and medical students to meet program directors of vascular training programs. Strong mentorship is critical for the next generation of trainees.
The EVS would like to continue to lead the way with a strong mentorship program. I invite you to 'Become a Mentor' to our Society's Future Vascular Leaders and develop meaningful relationships with students, residents, fellows, and young vascular surgeons.
In keeping with the academic mission of the EVS, a new Research Committee has been established under the leadership of Dr. Mahmoud Malas, and will be accepting and reviewing proposals for a new career development award offered by the EVS.
One of the highlights of the EVS annual meeting is the Honorary Guest Lecture. I am delighted to announce that the EVS 2018 Honorary Lecture will be given by Dr. K. Craig Kent, past president of the SVS, and current Dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Deanís Chair in Medicine.
Our Social Programs include a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening and the Presidential Reception on Friday evening that will provide a mentoring opportunity with the EVS Executive Council, Surgeons in Training, and New Members.
I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with the Executive Council and the Committees over the coming several months. We much appreciate our industry partners for their continued support of our Annual Meeting. I look forward to welcoming you all to Washington, DC, next September.
Rabih Chaer, MD