In this installment of the Race and Representation Series, we discuss how to implement effective change to combat systemic racism within healthcare at national, regional, and local levels. Our guests, Dr. Albert Sam and Dr. Bryan Fisher describe their practices and how they have been champions of healthcare equity within both the private and academic settings.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Society for Vascular Surgery. This year's Vascular Annual Meeting will also be a very welcome return to in-person meetings after the pandemic. Sharif and Fanny chat with the co-Chairs of the Program Committee for the VAM, Dr. Andy Schanzer and Dr. Matt Eagleton, to give us a preview.
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.
Dr. Jack Cronenwett was recently awarded the first Lifetime Achievement in Education Award from the Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS). We are very excited to have Dr. Cronenwett join us to give us his perspective on the history of the APDVS, the Vascular Integrated Residency, and the Vascular Quality Initiative.
Adam, Robin, and Dr. Forbes sit down with Drs Lawrence, Nelson, and Eldrup-Jorgensen to discuss the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation and introduce one of its newest initiatives, the VISTA program.
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. Amy Reed is a professor and chief of the division of vascular surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. She is an accomplished academic surgeon and clinically active across a broad scope of vascular surgery practice but is here today mostly in her role as the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) secretary to discuss SVS membership opportunities and recently available resources put out by the SVS to address the COVID-19 pandemic.