SVS Women’s Section with Dr. Duncan and Dr. Shaw

Soni and Wen discuss the new SVS Women's Section with the steering committee co-chairs, Drs. Audra Duncan and Palma Shaw.


In 2021, the society of vascular surgery approved a new membership section for women in vascular surgery. The SVS Women’s Section serves as a centralized home for women in vascular surgery to discuss gender-based issues, support each other in practice, academic research, and leadership roles, and engage the participation of women in the SVS. The section had its inaugural events at VAM 2022 in Boston with fantastic feedback.


Dr. Audra Duncan and Dr. Palma Shaw are co-chairs of the SVS Women’s Section steering committee. Dr. Duncan is a professor of surgery and chair of the division of vascular surgery at Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. Shaw is a professor of surgery and program director of the vascular fellowship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. 


You will get an insider’s look at how the Women’s section was created, what inspired its creation, what kind of activities and support it provides, and lastly, how you can be involved.  For more information, please visit the SVS Women’s Section website below:




Authors: Wen Kawaji and Soni Nag.

Editors: Yasong Yu and Amanda Fobare

Reviewer: Matt Chia and Adam Johnson


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