Residents & Fellows

Florida Vascular Foundation Scholarship

The Florida Vascular Foundation will provide travel scholarships to successful candidates from a Florida accredited general/vascular surgical training program who demonstrate a commitment to the study, research and promotion of public awareness of vascular diseases. Applications for 2021 will be accepted in the fall of 2020.


Call for Abstracts

The Florida Vascular Society’s Annual Scientific Sessions will be held April 22-25, 2021 at the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World®.  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. Your submission carries with it the eligibility to receive the Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., MD Resident Award and/or the Dr. JJ Karmacharya Award.*

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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 received $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 $500.00 Award

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


2021 Abstract Submission Timeline

Abstract Site Opens for Submission
Monday, September 14, 2020

Deadline for Abstract Submission
Monday, November 23, 2020

Notice of Acceptance/Rejection
Friday, January 22, 2021

Deadline for Author Withdrawal
Monday, March 15, 2020


Submission Rules and Guidelines

The Florida Vascular Society (FVS) is now accepting abstracts for the FVS 34th Annual Scientific Sessions to be held April 22-25, 2021 at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World®, Orlando, FL. The objective of the Florida Vascular Society is to offer a high-quality forum to those physicians interested in research, education, and patient care in the field of vascular disease. We encourage all our colleagues, especially general and vascular surgery residents and fellows, to participate in the educational program by submission of an abstract for oral presentation.

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, 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

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 23, 2020