Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS)


William A. Marston, MD

William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D.

Adam W. Beck, M.D.

Margaret Tracci, MD

Past President
Matthew S. Edwards, MD

Past President
W. Charles Sternbergh, III M.D.

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

Melissa Kirkwood, MD
Ellen D. Dillavou, MD
Ravi Veeraswamy, MD

Representative to the SVS
Michael B. Freeman, MD

William A. Marston, MD
William A. Marston, MD

Fellow members, colleagues and friends,

It is a distinct honor and pleasure to speak to you as the 45th President of our Society. As would be expected given the unprecedented conditions associated with the global pandemic, the last year has been extremely challenging for the SAVS as it has for all medical societies. A few months before our Annual Meeting, the options available to the society all appeared poor, with no certain path to hold a meeting at all, virtual, hybrid or other. At that point, our obligation to the hotel and other financial commitments related to an in-person meeting would have resulted in a severe financial loss that might have been crippling for the association. However, due to tireless work and negotiation, our partners at PRRI along with Secretary/Treasurer Jordan and Past-President Upchurch were able to develop a plan for a hybrid meeting at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ that provided a workable solution.

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2021 Business Meeting Minutes

View the minutes of the 2021 Business Meeting.

Future Meetings

2023 Annual Meeting
Dates & Location TBD
Offshore Meeting

2024 Annual Meeting
January 24-27, 2024
The Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona


View the list of members elected in 2021.
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View all of the Sponsors & Exhibitors from this year's meeting.
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Adam W. Beck MD
Adam W. Beck MD

The 46th Annual Meeting of The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery will be held January 19-22, 2022 at Eau Palm Beach in Manalapan, Florida. Details regarding the meeting and hotel registration information will be mailed in the Fall. Make your plans now and block your schedule to attend this meeting. In addition to the usual robust scientific program, Eau Palm is a beautiful resort located directly on the beach. There is plenty of shopping, golf and limitless activities for your family close by, so please bring them along! You should register early for the Annual Meeting and secure a room within the SAVS block as well as make your airline reservations early to obtain the best possible fares and itinerary. Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is the closest commercial airport to Manalapan (about a 20 minute drive), and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is a one hour drive.

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2021 Founders Award

Machine Learning Analysis of Multispectral Imaging and Clinical Risk Factors to Predict Amputation Wound Healing
John J. Squiers1, David Bastawros1, Andrew J. Applewhite2, Ronald D. Baxter1, Faliu Yi3, Peiran Quan3, Shuai Yu3, Jeffrey E. Thatcher3, J. Michael DiMaio1, Dennis R. Gable1
1Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX, 2Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 3Spectral MD, Dallas, TX

S. Timothy String Presidents Award

Clopidogrel Resistance is Common in Patients Undergoing Vascular and Coronary Interventions
Thomas N. Hawken
Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, LA


Abstract Submission
The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery is now accepting abstracts for their 2022 Annual Meeting.
Please submit your abstracts today for consideration in the 2022 Annual Scientific Program.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT

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