SAVS, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Fall 2015

Executive Council

Scott L. Stevens, MD

Samuel R. Money, MD

Eric D. Endean, MD

Matthew S. Edwards, MD

Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., MD

Marc A. Passman, MD

Representative to SVS
John W. Hallett, Jr., MD

Past President
Spence M. Taylor, MD

Past President
Thomas S. Huber, MD

Past President
Ali F. AbuRahma, MD

Letter from the President
Scott L. Stevens, M.D., President
Scott L. Stevens, M.D.

As I zip up my winter jacket and brace for a cold winter, it’s heartwarming to anticipate the balmy ocean breeze and Caribbean sunshine awaiting us and our families in Cancun, Mexico. Our annual meeting will be held January 20–23 at the Cancun Ritz-Carlton. Laurie and I recently visited this luxury hotel, and it is dazzling. This elegant resort is the only hotel in North America that has received three AAA five-diamond awards: one for the property and two for its restaurants.
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From the Secretary/Treasurer
Eric D. Endean, M.D.
Eric D. Endean, M.D.

The 40th Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery will be held January 20-23, 2016 at The Ritz Carlton, Cancun, Mexico. 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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2016 Program and Abstracts Now Online
2016 SAVS Annual Meeting
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Postgraduate Course Program Now Online
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2016 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events
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Mock Oral Information
Wednesday, January 20
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 9 (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.

2016 Annual Meeting Social Events
2016 Annual Meeting Social Events
  • Welcome Reception
  • 5k Run
  • Men's and Women's Tennis Open Play
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Golf Tournament
  • President's Reception, Dinner & After Party