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President's Message

Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, FACS
Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, FACS
Dear EVS Members and Colleagues:

I look forward to seeing all of you at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Vascular Society that will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, September 24-26, 2015. This meeting promises to be a rewarding and stimulating educational and social experience.

The Program Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Kathleen J. Ozsvath, 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. The annual meeting has been structured to allow for accrual of self assessment CME credits again this year.

The Young Surgeon’s Committee, co-chaired by Drs. Cassius Iyad N. Ocho Chaar and Amy B. Reed, will conduct Mock Oral Examinations for senior vascular residents, vascular fellows and new members who await the certifying examination. Drs. Chaar and Reed will also moderate the Young Surgeons Program. There will be a session on Current Topics in Vascular Surgery Practice that will update attendees on important health policy issues including the Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and Alternative Payment Models. The session will also cover Medicolegal Issues, the Sunshine Act and a review of Accountable Care Organizations and the Impact on Specialty Practices. The Issues Panel will be moderated by Dr. Keith Calligaro of the University of Pennsylvania. Presentations will given by Dr. Robert Zwolak of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Repeal of SGR: Implications for Vascular Surgeons; Don Goffena of WL Gore on Ins and Outs of EVAR: Reimbursement and Quality Measures in the Outpatient Setting; Dr. Enrico Ascher of NYU-Lutheran Medical Center on Outpatient Endovascular Center: Safety, Efficacy and Results; and Paul Toomey of Fresenius Vascular Care on Developing Joint Medical Ventures with Industry.

The Diversity and Women in Vascular Surgery Committee, chaired by Dr. Kwame S. Amankwah, is hosting a Diversity Panel which will include a presentation by Dr. Rhonda Acholonu of the NYU School of Medicine. There will be a complex case session hosted by the Ad Hoc Committee for Community Physicians, chaired by Dr. Alan M. Dietzek. Breakfast and several lunch symposia will also be presented during the annual meeting.

I am pleased to announce that the Honorary Lecture will be given by Dr. Alan B. Lumsden of the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center who will discuss Advanced Imaging and Navigation in Complex Pathologies.

Our Social Programs include a Welcome Reception at the National Aquarium on Thursday evening and the Poster Session and Cocktail Reception on Friday evening.

I appreciate our industry partners for their continued support of our meeting. Please visit their exhibits during the Annual Meeting and thank them for their generosity.

I look forward to welcoming you all to the Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor Baltimore in September.

Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, FACS

Active Members Candidate Members
Paul J. Foley, III, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Scott M. Damrauer, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Fernando L. Joglar, MD
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tony Lu, MD
Houston, MD
Christopher J. Kwolek, MD
Boston, MA
Ratna Medicherla, MD
Bronx, NY
Melissa Obmann, MD
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Jeffrey M. Ranaudo, MD
Newark, NJ
Paul L. O’Donnell, MD
Cape May Courthouse, NJ
Ajit Rao, MD
New York, NY
Carlos A. Rosales, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Adam Sagarwala, MD
Newark, NJ
Michael Wilderman, MD
Hackensack, NJ
Areck A. Ucuzian, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Timothy Wu, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Linda J. Wang, MD
Boston, MA
- What's New -

30th Annual Meeting September 15-17, 2016
The Westin Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

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