The Faculty of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School will be among the leading experts at the frontiers of the fields of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery featuring at the upcoming 34rd Annual Meeting of the Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, to be held November 2-3, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Houston, TX.

Formerly known as the San Antonio Vascular Surgical Society, the foundations of the Texas Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (TSVES) were laid in the early 1980s when its first meeting was held in 1984 and was incorporated as a non-profit society “organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes” in 1985. Since its inception, the aims of the society were clear in enhancement of the skills and knowledge of the surgeons and medical personnel through exchange of information and ideas essential to maintaining the highest standards of patient care in the vascular surgery. To that end, for years now TSVES has conducted numerous academic programs and invited lectures presenting original research to their colleagues as well as learning opportunities for the residents and fellows. TSVES stands to represent the large number of vascular specialists practicing in the state of Texas and encourages active participation of all those within the state in the societal affairs. The national Society of Vascular Surgery recognized TSVES as the official regional vascular society and is formally represented at the SVS’s annual council meeting.

Given that history, it was an absolute honor when the McGovern Medical School’s department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery faculty, Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, was appointed as the Secretary of the Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in fall 2017. Furthermore, Dr. Charlton-Ouw was elected for leading the hosting committee for 2018 Annual Meeting of TSEVS. So, on behalf of Dr. Charlton-Ouw and the host committee we invite you all to come and be a part of this year’s Annual Meeting of the Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery that promises to be an exciting and engaging educational symposium composed of Texas vascular surgeons, residents/fellows, cardiovascular nurses, and allied health professionals. To be held at the new Marriott Marquis Houston on Nov. 2-3, 2018, there will be special programs for medical students, residents/fellows, and nursing & allied health. The invited members and experts for the meeting are composed of peripheral vascular and cardiovascular surgeons across Texas including San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Galveston, and Austin.

Every year, three academic programs are highlighted. This year’s programs are Houston Methodist, UTMB – Galveston, and Texas Tech – Lubbock. Our Rutherford Lecturer will be Chip Sternberg from Ochsner Health in New Orleans. John Eidt (Baylor Heart and Vascular) is leading the medical student program. Dennis Gable (The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano) and Matt Sideman (UT-San Antonio) are leading the resident mock oral exam. The program committee, composed of Pedro Teixeira (Seton Medical), Greg Modrall 2 (UT Southwestern), and Charlie Chang (UTMB), will be selecting research and quality improvement abstracts from across Texas.

Check out the program and come learn the latest advances and information from the experts in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery, network, and many more learning opportunities.

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Harleen Sandhu, MD, MPH