Servier Traveling Fellowship

The American Venous Forum Foundation is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Servier Traveling Fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Disease. The Servier Traveling Fellowship will provide two fellow/resident awardees an opportunity to travel first to the AVF 29th Annual Meeting (February 2017), then to the European Venous Forum (June 2017) to present their scientific research. The research of the fellow/resident recipients is  selected through a competitive peer review process as follows:

  1. Submit an abstract for consideration to the American Venous Forum. The abstract submission deadline is September 21, 2016, 11:59 PM EST. When completing the abstract submission process, indicate that you wish to be considered for this exciting Servier Traveling Fellowship. Simply follow the directions on the abstract submission tool (Awards). You must provide the name and phone number of your Program Director.
  2. The AVF Program Committee, comprised of distinguished vascular physicians/surgeons appointed by the American Venous Forum Foundation, will review the submitted abstracts and select up to four finalists, who will then be invited to attend the AVF 29th Annual Meeting, February 14-17, 2017 to present their science. The AVF will provide reimbursement for travel and accommodations to the 29th Annual Meeting for the four finalists.
  3. The presenting finalists will be judged by a panel selected by the American Venous Forum Foundation. Two winners will be chosen and announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Meeting.
  4. Following the Annual Meeting, the two winners will travel to the European Venous Forum and visit with the Servier-appointed Training Master. Travel overseas will be approximately seven days. Presentation of the work will take place during the European Venous Forum Meeting in June (2017).
  5. The two winners of the American Venous Forum Foundation Servier Traveling Fellowship will attend the European Venous Forum conference to present their scientific research. Travel, registration, and accommodations at the European Venous Forum will be supported by Servier.
  6. The following year (February 2018), the two winners are expected to attend the AVF’s 30th Annual Meeting to present highlights of their fellowship experience. Compensation is not provided for this award requirement.

The competition is open to Residents and Fellows in a training program in the continental United States. Abstracts submitted must represent original, basic or clinical research in venous or lymphatic disease. The outcome of the research must be documented in manuscript form intended for peer review by the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders.

Submission Deadline: September 21, 2016, 11:59 PM EST

Servier Traveling Fellowship Recipients:

2015 Nathan L. Liang, MD University of Pittsburgh
Georgios Spentzouris, MD Stony Brook University Hospital
2014 Rafael Malgor, MD The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Adam Ring, MD Penn State Hershey Medical Center
2013 Andrea Obi, MD University of Michigan
Carson Oostra, MD University of Toledo College of Medicine
2012 Frank Vandy, MD University of Michigan
Emily Wood, MD Stony Brook University
2011 Faisal Aziz, MD Jobst Vascular Center
Robert Meisner, MD Stony Brook University Hospital
2010 K. Barry Deatrick, MD University of Michigan
Christopher Pannucci, MD University of Michigan
2009 Atul Rao, MD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Axel Thors, MD Good Samaritan Hospital
2008 David Paolini, MD Toledo Hospital
Jorge Martinez, MD Toledo Hospital
2007 Brian Knipp, MD University of Michigan
Reagan Quan, MD Walter Reed Army Medical Center
2006 Charles Stonerock, MD Indiana University School of Medicine
Gustavo Oderich, MD Mayo Clinic
1996 Jae-Sung Cho, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
1995 Peter J. Pappas, MD UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School