Vascular Surgery Poster Competition at the 40th Annual VEITHsymposium in New York Attracts a Large Turnout of Fellows: Poster Competition Scheduled for November 21, 2013

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The International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS) (http://www.isvs.com) is pleased to announce that it will be holding their 7th Annual poster competition at the 40th Annual VEITHsymposium, (http://www.veithsymposium.org), Thursday, November 21, at the New York Hilton-Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

The poster competition allows for future thought leaders to gain podium experience. Fellows can present their research or collected patient data as is relates to treating patients with vascular disease to a panel of key opinion leaders.

The International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS) (http://www.isvs.com) is pleased to announce that it will be holding their 7th Annual poster competition at the 40th Annual VEITHsymposium, (http://www.veithsymposium.org), Thursday, November 21, at the New York Hilton-Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, 2nd floor promenade. The poster competition is a collaboration between the International Society for Vascular Surgery and VEITHsymposium. Since 2007, The ISVS/VEITHsymposium Poster Competition has been attracting a large attendance of young vascular surgery fellows from the international community. The competition is sponsored by Medtronic.

Abstracts were reviewed and selected by a world-renowned group of vascular surgeons who will serve as judges. Posters will be on display throughout the VEITHsymposium.

Dr. Christos Liapis, President of the ISVS, and Professor of Vascular Surgery, Athens University Medical School (Athens, Greece) notes, "Abstracts on venous, aortic disease, EVAR, endovascular surgery, open surgery and basic research will be judged during the VEITHsymposium commencing at 2 p.m. Three winners will be selected and honored at a special awards ceremony." The ceremony will take place during the VEITHsymposium on Friday, November 22 at 2:25 p.m., in the grand ballroom of the hotel.

VEITHsymposium Chairman Dr. Frank J. Veith, Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic and New York University The William J. von Liebig Chair in Vascular Surgery, New York University Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio and New York) said, "The poster competition allows for future thought leaders to gain podium experience. Young fellows can present their research or collected patient data as is relates to treating patients with vascular disease to a panel of key vascular surgery opinion leaders."

Media may attend the poster competition and will have an opportunity to interview presenters upon the conclusion of the competition.

About the International Society for Vascular Surgery: The International Society for Vascular Surgery is a non profit, 501(c) international medical society formed in 2003 under the initiative and guidance of Sir Peter RF Bell, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Leicester, (Leicester, United Kingdom) and Frank J. Veith MD, United States. The ISVS promotes Vascular Surgery as a distinct medical specialty worldwide. This is accomplished through the dissemination of administrative, scientific, and clinical knowledge and through the creation of strategic alliances. ISVS provides scholarships, travel, poster and abstract awards to fellows in training. To learn more about the ISVS, contact Pauline T. Mayer, ISVS Executive Director at http://www.isvs.com.

About VEITHsymposium: Now in its fourth decade, VEITHsymposium provides vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and other vascular specialists with a unique and exciting format to learn the most current information about what is new and important in the treatment of vascular disease. The 5-day event features over 750 rapid-fire presentations from world-renowned vascular specialists with emphasis on the latest advances, changing concepts in diagnosis and management, pressing controversies and new techniques. Media may register to attend VEITHsymposium. Details can be found at http://www.veithpress.org.

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