2021 FVS Annual Meeting Abstracts


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.

Abstract Submission Timeline

Abstract Site Opens for Submission
Monday, September 14, 2020

Deadline for Abstract Submission
Monday, November 23, 2020EXTENDED: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Notice of Acceptance/Rejection
Friday, January 22, 2021

Deadline for Author Withdrawal
Monday, March 15, 2020

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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:
All submissions must be completed by Monday, November 23, 2020EXTENDED: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020.

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

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:
Authors of abstracts accepted will be notified no later than January 22, 2021.

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.

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.

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2021 FVS Annual Meeting Exhibits & Support

Exhibits & Support

We invite you to be an integral supporter of the Florida Vascular Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions taking place on April 22-25, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. We are expecting over 130 vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, and medical students to join us this year. We have added some new, exciting sponsorship opportunities to increase supporter engagement and exposure during the meeting and are looking forward to welcoming our sponsors to the meeting!

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2021 FVS Annual Meeting Venue


Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World®
10100 Dream Tree Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32836

Join us for the Florida Vascular Society 2021 Annual Meeting where members will experience an educationally impactful and socially enriched weekend with friends and colleagues.

The FVS Annual Meeting will take place at the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World®. Nestled in a secluded, residential setting within WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort, the AAA Five Diamond Resort is a lakeside haven dotted with gardens, pools and towering pillars of palms and cypress. Complete with a five-acre water park this resort is a destination in its own right, with splash zones, interactive fountains, water slides and pools for kids and grown-ups alike. Tee off at the exclusive Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, splash around with the kids at Explorer Island, treat yourself to a soothing, post-park massage at The Spa, or toast the evening fireworks with dinner at our rooftop steakhouse Capa. FVS attendees will enjoy all the many amenities of the resort at a fraction of the regular price!

Book your Room Now!

FVS attendees receive a significantly reduced room rate of $399/night. To book your room please visit the online reservations link here or call the hotel directly at 407-313-7777 and mention the FVS room block. To read more about the enhanced global health and safety program that the Four Seasons has launched, please visit the resort’s website here.  Hotel rooms may be canceled five days prior to arrival to receive a full refund by the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a 26-acre recreational paradise. Here is a list of just a few of the many resort amenities that FVS conference attendees can enjoy.


The 13,000-sq.-ft. (1,208-m2) sanctuary is equipped with 18 treatment rooms, including four couples’ suites and two private bungalows. Two co-ed relaxation lounges, plus separate his-and-her locker rooms complete with steam room, experience shower, and outdoor whirlpool, are always complimentary to resort guests. Visit the spa website for more information.


Tranquilo Golf Course is exclusively played by members and resort guests, and is home to an LPGA Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Event. The Tom Fazio designed course is a certified Audubon Sanctuary offering a picturesque layout, protected wetlands, and abundant wildlife. With the addition of a newly enhanced $2.5 million, 16-acre practice facility featuring undulating target greens, an 18-hole putting course, and a 6-Hole Par 3 Short Course, Tranquilo provides an incomparable setting and golf experience.


The resort offers three Har-Tru tennis courts with a wide range of clinics, activities, and professional instruction in partnership with Peter Burwash International.


The spacious fitness center, open 24 hours, is a state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training facility. An array of dynamic fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, boot camp, and more, are offered daily at the fitness studio and on the resort’s open-air movement lawn.

Explorer Island

Explorer Island is packed with family-friendly features that all ages will love. Start with the Family Pool, Splash Zone, Lazy River and The Drop, then dry out over a game of beach volleyball, shoot hoops or get your gaming fix at The Hideout. The Hideout is a fun spot for kids to hang out with friends, play their favorite video games and more. With such activities as billiards, interactive touch-screen tables and the latest in gaming, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Transportation to Disney Parks

Four Seasons provides complimentary transportation via luxury motor coach to MAGIC KINGDOM® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s ANIMAL KINGDOM® Theme Park and Disney’s HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS®. Please note, for transportation to MAGIC KINGDOM® Park, guests arrive to the Ticket & Transportation Center and will then take a short monorail ride into the park. Guests can receive the daily shuttle schedule at the Disney Planning Center in the lobby.

Dive in Movies

Watch a movie on our Starstruck Dive-In screen every Saturday evening and select Thursdays. Complimentary popcorn is provided.

Character Breakfast

Experience a character breakfast with Goofy & His Pals, offered at Ravello onsite at the Four Seasons. As part of the new character dining experience, all guests will be able to see Goofy & His Pals as they parade through the restaurant in their stylish outfits, unique to Ravello. While autographs and character photos with each individual party will not be possible, all guests will have their photo taken upon arrival, which will have a little Disney magic. The breakfast features a prix-fixe menu with a choice of entrée.

Kids for All Seasons – Kids Camp

Drop the kids off at the Four Seasons complimentary camp, Kids for All Seasons, catered for children ages 4 to 12. Kids will discover plenty of fun exploring the interactive volcano, checking out the playground and participating in a variety of supervised activities. The kids camp is complimentary for guests staying at the resort and is open daily from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. An evening program is also available for kids for an additional fee and reservations are required. To learn more, visit the Four Seasons website here.

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2021 FVS Annual Meeting Special Events

Special Events

Golf Tournament

Friday, April 23 │2:00 pm

The FVS invites you to join us for a day on the links! The FVS Golf Tournament will take place at the Four Seasons Tranquilo Golf Course, a Tom Fazio designed course and certified Audubon Sanctuary offering a picturesque layout, protected wetlands, and abundant wildlife. With the addition of a newly enhanced $2.5 million, 16-acre practice facility featuring undulating target greens, an 18-hole putting course, and a 6-Hole Par 3 Short Course, Tranquilo provides an incomparable setting and golf experience. Your ticket price includes a spot in the golf tournament, green fees and lunch.

Price: $125/per person

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Splash Bash

Saturday, April 24 │3:00 pm
This family friendly event will be held at the Four Seasons pool in a private area just for FVS conference attendees. Join us for an afternoon of fun including swimming, food, pool games and activities for all ages. This event is complimentary however pre-registration is required.

Price: $0

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