Welcome to the Florida Vascular Society

The Florida Vascular Society was established in 1988 to promote the science and art of the diagnosis and management of Vascular Disease and encourage research and education in the field. The FVS Annual Scientific Sessions are designed to provide of comprehensive education to update participants on current research, techniques, and therapies pertaining to vascular disorders.

Call for Abstracts

Submit your science today for the 35th annual Florida Vascular Society Scientific Sessions scheduled for April 28-May 1, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. The window is open now through October 24, 2021. For details on the abstracts program, visit the Annual Meeting page or click the button below.

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The FVS is excited to announce its new newsletter. Be sure to read the latest edition.

Read 2021 Spring/Summer Newsletter

Read 2020 Summer Newsletter

Elected Officers for 2021–2022

President: Thomas S. Huber, MD, PhD, FACS
President Elect: Santiago H. Chahwan, MD, FACS
Treasurer: Murray L. Shames, MD, FACS
Secretary: Libby S. Watch, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President: Charles S. Thompson, MD, FACS
Councilor (North): Shonak B. Patel, MD, FACS
Councilor (South): Juan Carlos Pereda, MD, FACS
Councilor (Southwest): Inky Parrack, MD, FACS
Councilor (Central): Jon Wesley, MD, FACS

2021 Scientific Session Award Winners

The 2021 2021 Florida Vascular Society Scientific Sessions featured 25 outstanding original contributions. Congratulations to the award winners:

Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., MD Resident Award: Awarded for the best overall abstract and oral presentation for clinical or experimental work performed by residents of fellows in training:

  • Pro-Angiogenic Cascade Signaling as the Mechanism for Vascular Regenerative Medicine by Hallie Quiroz, MD, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Dr. JJ Karmacharya Award: Awarded for the best abstract and oral presentation in aortic aneurysmal disease reconstruction and treatments:

  • Femoral Flow Redirection (FRED) Technique to Limit Visceral Artery Ischemia During Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR) by Ahmed Ghamraoui, DO, Florida Atlantic University Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine

Mark L. Friedell, MD Award: Awarded for the Best Medical Student Abstract and Oral Presentation:

  • Proximal Fixation of Endovascular Aortic Device Does Not Play A Role In Renal Function Decline After Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Camila Franco Mesa, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville