In this episode, Imani and Reginald discuss with Dr. Backhus and Dr. Goodney the historical implications of the longstanding poor relationship between the Black community and the medical community, and its effect on current practices and patient care in vascular surgery. They also explore the role of research in creating demonstrable changes in practice to aid in ameliorating this relationship.
We are excited to share our discussion with Dr. Carmen Johnson and Dr. Ronald Fairman from the Food and Drug Administration on the approval processes and the post-market surveillance of medical devices.
We host a panel of vascular surgeons representing the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Policy and Advocacy Council, Government Relations Committee (GRC), and the Political Action Committee. (PAC). They discuss how they became involved and specifically their work regarding the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Payment Reforms that will go into effect in January 2021.
Dr. Brigitte Smith, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah, joins us to discuss how we can innovate in the areas of quality and safety education for our vascular surgery trainees.
In this second episode from our series on race and representation in medicine, we focus on the challenges of recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic minority groups that are underrepresented in medicine (URM) to vascular surgery. We are very pleased to have with us a number of guests at different levels of training to discuss their experiences and insights.
Dr. Frank Veith is widely recognized as a thought leader in vascular surgery with too numerous to count awards, publications and leadership positions, including the past chairman of the American Board of Vascular Surgery and was the 50th president of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He discusses the upcoming Veith Symposium and discusses the controversy surrounding a separate, independent board of vascular surgery.
Dr. Frank Veith, a pioneer in vascular surgery, takes a few minutes out of his busy schedule preparing for the Veith Symposium to talk about limb salvage, his philosophy of vascular surgery and climbing mountains--both figuratively and literally!