13th Annual Introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery (IAVS)

Call for Abstracts

We would like to invite students, general surgery residents, vascular residents, and fellows to submit abstracts for the 13th Annual Introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery (IAVS) meeting in Tampa, FL at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), which will be held on April 18-20, 2019.

The 2 ½ day course will consist of nationally recognized faculty members presenting information regarding vascular surgery and the role of academia and research, in addition to providing instruction for endovascular procedures in the Hybrid OR Surgical Simulation Suite at CAMLS. Also the program will feature a competitive paper presentation by students and residents with peer and expert feedback following. The talks will be ranked according to content and communication style, and prizes will be awarded that evening at the course dinner.

The benefit to attendees is four fold:

  1. This is one of the few opportunities to think about and learn how the process of academic research really works;
  2. The meeting gives future colleagues the chance to meet leaders in the field and get to know each other, and to help identify whether vascular surgery is the right field for them;
  3. Exposure to the CAMLS facility also allows attendees to gain experience with the technical aspects of the field;
  4. The chance to present their work in public, which exposes attendees to a combination of the real-life experiences and pressures in a simulated environment.

Thanks to our corporate partners, we have funding for up to 10 students, 10 categorical surgical residents, and 10 vascular trainees (0+5 and fellows).  Invitation is based on a competitive abstract submission.  If there is availability at the end of the competitive process, requests to attend will be considered.

General Information

The 13th annual Introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery  (IAVS) conference will take place April 18-20, 2019 at the premier, world class education facility Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) located in Tampa, FL.

This is a continuation of a meeting first established at the University of Rochester (formerly known as the Rochester Vascular Meeting), and hosted there from 2006-2010.  The meeting has been directed at medical (or other) students and general surgical residents not yet committed to vascular surgery, the content has been a mix of education and recruiting.  The purpose of the meeting is to teach the process of clinical research and communication (written and oral) of scientific findings in general, and to provide a forum for attendees to present their work in a competitive format with peer and expert feedback – as such, current vascular residents and fellows will also benefit from this format.  No similar meeting exists, and feedback from attendees, faculty, program directors, and representatives of national societies feel that this is a very valuable part of the overall educational curriculum.

Purpose of the Meeting

The introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery Conference is designed for students and residents who are interested in the field of vascular surgery.  Students are invited to attend through a competitive abstract process.  Nationally recognized faculty members will present information regarding vascular surgery and the role of academia and research, in addition to providing instruction for endovascular procedures in the Surgical Simulation Suite at CAMLS.

Faculty

Course Directors

Murray L. Shames, MD, FACS
Division of Vascular Surgery
USF Health
Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Target Audience

The target audience is comprised of students, general surgery residents, vascular residents, and fellows.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare similarities and differences between basic, clinical, and traditional research careers
  2. Determine how to create an ideal research environment that meets their goals
  3. Distinguish what resources are needed (i.e. mentorship, time, and funding) and how to seek these resources out
  4. Gather and analyze data effectively and accurately
  5. Communicate data results effectively and efficiently in poster, written, and oral formats
  6. Examine various ways faculty member’s careers have developed and apply these experiences to their career planning.

Program Agenda

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome & Introductions
 Getting Started
8:10 AM – 8:20 AM The Ideal Research Environment
8:20 AM – 8:30 AM Mentoring: How, Why, Who?
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Finding an Idea
8:40 AM – 8:50 AM “Funding” Your Research-Time and Dollars
8:50 AM – 9:00 AM Research During Residency – What Worked For Me
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Break/Panel Discussion
Getting Results
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM IRB and Human Subjects
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Clinical Research: Data Collection
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Building A Research Team
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Industry Trials
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM The NIH and How to Get Their Money
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Skills Lab & Simulators
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner

Friday, April 19, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Skills Lab & Simulators
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Lunch
Communication
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM So You Want To Publish a Paper
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM Writing an Abstract
12:20 PM – 12:30 PM Creating a Poster
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM The 10 Minute Talk
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Effective Use of PowerPoint
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM Writing a Manuscript
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM Break/Panel Discussion
An Academic Career
2:00 PM – 2:10 PM What Does an “Academic Career” Mean?
2:10 PM – 2:20 PM Academics and the VA
2:20 PM – 2:35 PM Constructing and Maintaining a Proper CV
2:35 PM – 2:45 PM Multicenter Clinical Trials
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Break/Panel Discussion
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM “My Journey”
Attendees: Dinner on your own
Faculty: Dinner. Location TBD

Saturday April 20, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Introduction
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM Medical Student Paper Presentation
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Resident Paper Presentation
10:30 AM – 11:00 PM Break
11:00 PM – 12:00 PM Vascular Resident Paper Presentation
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Award Presentation
Click here for PDF of Schedule.

Call for Abstracts

Participants are invited to attend the conference through a competitive abstract process.

Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to February 22, 2019

Click Here for abstract guidelines and submission information.

Location

Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
124 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Camls-us.org

Sponsors/Exhibitors

Click here to download this exhibitor prospectus.

 For more information regarding the IAVS conference, call 813-224-7882 or email Anthony Noriega anthonyn@health.usf.edu.