The 2013 AVS annual meeting will be held on May 24th at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel. Dinner will be to follow at Flemings Steak House. Our honored quest speaker is Dr. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Huber has interests in all aspects of Vascular Surgery and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is best known for his work related to dialysis access and is funded by the NIH for his work with dialysis fistula creation and maturation. In addition to his presentation, there will be a variety of excellent presentations to be given by our members. There will be something on the agenda that will interest everyone.
As with last year, I wanted to encourage all members to invite physicians in their area that are caring for vascular patients to join the society. Many care givers in the state still do not know that the society exists, so please spread the word. In addition, I would encourage all to consider joining the Society for Vascular Surgery. The society is your voice to Congress and continues to work hard to protect our interests and profession.
I hope to see you all at the annual meeting.
M. Burress Welborn III, M.D.
President of The Alabama Vascular Society