Trainees in accredited programs related to the care of patients with vascular disease are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for the Vascular Forum session of the Strandness Symposium which will be held from January 31 to February 4, 2021, at the Grand Wailea on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
The Vascular Forum is a special program to promote education and career development for trainees pursuing careers related to the care of patients with vascular disease. First introduced at the Vascular Care program in 2012, the Vascular Forum program is open to medical students and physicians in training, including residents and fellows in vascular surgery, radiology and cardiology. Because the Strandness Symposium programs have traditionally supported inter-professional education and team-based care principles, trainees in nursing, allied health professions and other fields are invited to participate in the Vascular Forum.
Complimentary registration* for the Strandness Symposium program is offered to any student, resident, or fellow in an accredited training program. Written confirmation of trainees’ status is required (from dean, course director, program director, or equivalent school official). *The registration fee is to be paid at time of registration and will be reimbursed upon completion of attendance and required evaluation form post meeting.
Trainees are invited to submit abstracts for presentation in the Vascular Forum program. Support for travel and lodging for the meeting will be provided to the Vascular Forum participants who have abstracts selected for oral presentation.
To be eligible for lodging and travel support, trainees from states other than Hawaii must also provide confirmation that permission is granted for their participation and attendance through the dates of the program, January 31 through February 4, 2021.
Vascular Forum presentations are intended to be rapid paced, limited to five minutes each, with additional time allocated for discussion.
The Vascular Forum starts with an afternoon presentation session on the first day of the conference, Sunday, January 31, 2021. Selected presentations (case studies, clinical research, or abstracts on other topics related to the conference themes) will be presented. Presenters will compete for awards, which will be presented at the Monday evening program.
The purpose of the competition is to provide residents and fellows an opportunity to demonstrate their effectiveness as communicators.
Presenters will be judged on the following criteria:
The Vascular Forum dinner program and awards presentation will be on Monday, February 1, 2021. While the content of this session targets the learning and professional development needs of students, residents, and fellows, the session is open to all meeting attendees, by subscription. The session will include didactic content and discussion.
Simulation and Skills Competition
In addition to the CME program, additional educational content will be scheduled for students, residents and fellows. This will include hands-on and didactic sessions, as well as an interactive Jeopardy competition!
Meals provided by the conference include continental breakfasts and box lunches. In addition, food is provided at the Welcome Reception on Sunday, the Vascular Forum dinner on Monday, and non-CME breakfast and luncheon seminars presented by industry.
Travel and lodging support with be offered to vascular forum participants pending confirmation of grant support. More information related to financial support will follow. Eligibility for the travel stipend requires participation in the trainee educational activities outlined above (Evening vascular forum program, simulation and skills competition).
The Vascular Forum program is presented by CCM. The Strandness Symposium 2021 meeting is self-supporting, through registration fees, educational grant support from commercial and non-commercial sources, and exhibitor fees from Haleakala tier supporters.