All current surgery residents or vascular fellows in the state of Florida are encouraged to submit an abstract for oral presentation. Authors for the scheduled presentations from the 2020 annual meeting that was cancelled are welcome to resubmit their work through the submission portal as outlined below. Abstract submission carries with it the eligibility to receive the Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., MD Resident Award, the Dr. JJ Karmacharya Award or the Mark L. Friedell, MD Award.

About the Awards

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. Awardee receives $1,000 and will be considered for publication in the Annals of Vascular Surgery. This award is sponsored by the Florida Vascular Foundation.

Dr. JJ Karmacharya Award: Awarded for the best abstract and oral presentation in aortic aneurysmal disease reconstruction and treatments. Awardee receives $1,000. This award is sponsored by the JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Surgery.

Mark L. Friedell, MD Award: Awarded for the Best Medical Student Abstract and Oral Presentation. Awardee receives $500.00.

*You may be eligible for both the Resident Award and the FVF Scholarship.

Annals of Vascular surgery:
The official journal of the Florida Vascular Society is the Annals of Vascular Surgery. Acceptance of an abstract for oral presentation at the FVS Annual Scientific Sessions carries with it the following options:

  1. To be printed in an edition of the Annals of Vascular Surgery featuring the Florida Vascular Society Annual Scientific Sessions; and
  2. The author may submit a Manuscript to the Annals of Vascular Surgery to be considered for

When submitting your abstract form online, please remember to email your current Curriculum Vitae to abstracts@fvs.org.

Abstract Submission Timeline

Abstract Site Opens for Submission
The 2021 Abstract Window is Closed

Deadline for Author Withdrawal
Monday, March 15, 2020

Submission Rules and Guidelines

Rules for Submission:
Abstracts submitted to the Florida Vascular Society for consideration for the Annual Meeting program must be original work and must not have been published or presented at a national or regional meeting. It is acceptable to submit work that has been presented at local meetings or as a poster, provided it has not been published.

No reference should be made on or in the abstract to the names or institutions of the authors, as the abstract review process is conducted “blindly”, in that the reviewers do not know the origin of the work. Non-member authors must list the name of a member sponsor.

Abstract Format:
Abstracts must be submitted as a structured format (Introduction/Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion) using the Abstracts Submission and Transmittal Forms. A current CV must be submitted with your submission.

Abstract Deadline:
The 2021 Abstract Window is Closed.

All vascular related topics submitted will be considered by the FVS program committee for acceptance throughout the program. Topics related to the following areas will be given the highest consideration for acceptance in the James E. Seeger, MD Symposium, Luncheon Session, and Topic Related Scientific Sessions:

  • Vascular Medicine
  • Lower Extremity Revascularization
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Carotid Dissection Aneurysms
  • Dialysis Access