SVS Welcomes SVN With Affiliation Agreement
December 21, 2016—The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) announced that the societies have signed an affiliation agreement in which the nursing association will be managed from the Chicago-based SVS office.
Initially, joint efforts for the two societies will focus on the upcoming annual meetings of each organization. The SVS will assist the SVN with hosting its annual event in Nashville, Tennessee on April 4–7, 2017. The SVN will participate in its first joint session at the SVS 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on May 31 to June 3.
In the announcement, SVS President-Elect R. Clement Darling, III, commented, “This is a great leap forward for two professions that already work side by side. We want to support coordination of care with a team approach, so that all specialty-trained physicians and nurses are skilled in providing the best care for patients. Both organizations see the value in collaborating on our mutual goals.”
SVS President Ronald Fairman, MD, added, "The timing of this agreement was optimal for both groups. This alliance makes perfect sense and will get everybody excited. The SVN was looking for a new operational home and we are delighted they chose us.”