MAAUA, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Fall 2014

Executive Council

Ali F. AbuRahma, M.D.

Scott L. Stevens, M.D.

Eric D. Endean, M.D.

Matthew S. Edwards, M.D.

James H. Black, III, M.D.

Cynthia K. Shortell, M.D.

Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., M.D.

Representative to SVS
John W. Hallett, Jr., M.D.

Past President
Thomas S. Huber, M.D.

Past President
John F. Eidt, M.D.

Past President
Spence M. Taylor, M.D.

Letter from the President
Ali AbuRahma, M.D., FACS
Ali F. AbuRahma, M.D., FACS

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to formally extend an invitation to everyone to join us at the upcoming 39th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery.

As you know, this year's meeting will be held on January 14-17, 2015, at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, a magnificent resort with a scenic backdrop, provided by Arizona's McDowell Mountains, that pays tribute to Arizona's Spanish Colonial heritage. This resort has received AAA's five-diamond award and boasts 648 rooms, five pools, two TPC championship golf courses, five tennis courts, a world-renowned spa, and many other amenities you may want to take advantage of or you may decide to just relax and enjoy the view!
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From the Secretary/Treasurer
Eric D. Endean, M.D.
Eric D. Endean, M.D.

The 39th Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery will be held January 14-17, 2015 at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona. Details regarding the meeting and hotel registration information may be found online ( We encourage you to make your airline reservations early in order to secure the best possible fares and itinerary.
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2015 Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts Now Online
2015 Annual Meeting
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Postgraduate Course: Focus on Treatment of Aortic Dissection
Wednesday, January 14
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2015 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events
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Mock Oral Examination
Wednesday, January 14
The format will include three half hour sessions and is based upon that used for the actual Certifying Examination. Individuals should register early.

FIRM DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 10 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
To register for the Mock Oral Exams and to be eligible for the Gore sponsored scholarship,
you must complete the following by going to the SAVS website at

  1. Register for the Annual Meeting. Meeting registration is required unless excused by a letter from your Program Director.
  2. Complete the Mock Oral Examination Secondary Registration Form.

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2015 Annual Meeting Social Events

We have an engaging social program for the 2015 SAVS Annual Meeting that offers something special for everyone.

  • Welcome Reception
  • 5k Run
  • Men's and Women's Tennis Open Play
  • Camelback Mountain Hike
  • Sporting Clays
  • Golf Tournament
  • President's Reception & Banquet
  • President's After Party

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Low Frequency Disease Consortium
The Low Frequency Disease Consortium, a research program used to evaluate outcomes in patients with low-frequency vascular diseases is looking for co-investigators on a multi-institutional research project focusing on aortic endograft infections. If you are willing to participate....
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