2024 VASCULAR FORUM PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
Be on the lookout for upcoming submission guidelines and deadlines in 2023!
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 February 11-15, 2024, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The Vascular Forum is the Strandness Symposium program for trainees pursuing careers related to the care of patients with vascular disease. First introduced with 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 or general surgery, radiology, and cardiology.
Refundable 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).
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, February 11-15, 2024.
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 a morning session on RPVI Prep followed by an afternoon presentation session on the first day of the conference, Sunday, February 11, 2024. 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 12, 2024. 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.
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 a fun, interactive Jeopardy competition!
Meals provided by the conference include continental breakfasts on meeting days. 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 will 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; industry satellite sessions).
The Vascular Forum program is presented by Behind the Scenes, a Medical Education Company. The Strandness Symposium 2024 meeting is self-supporting, through registration fees, educational grant support from commercial and non-commercial sources, and exhibitor fees from Diamond Head tier supporters.