Posts tagged with "Policy and Advocacy"



Interviews · 25. September 2022
In this episode, Imani talks with Dr. Bryan T. Fisher about finding balance in your life, practicing in the private-academic sector, and caring for high-risk patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Special Topics · 20. March 2022
The Society for Vascular Surgery was founded on July 3rd, 1946 at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco, California by thirty-one vascular surgeons looking to improve the field. In August 2021, the SVS kicked off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary. As part of this celebration, the SVS Foundation will be hosting the "Cheers to 75 Years Gala" in Boston on June 17th. This fundraiser will allow the SVS Foundation to make even greater progress in accomplishing its mission of optimizing...
Special Topics · 11. July 2021
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.
Special Topics · 22. June 2021
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.
Special Topics · 12. December 2020
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.
Interviews · 27. September 2020
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.
Special Topics · 26. July 2020
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.
Interviews · 17. November 2019
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.
Interviews · 08. November 2018
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!