Annual Meeting

We are delighted to announce that the GVS 9th Annual Scientific Sessions will take place as scheduled on September 10th-12th, 2021. Our number one priority is a safe and family-friendly weekend.

GVS and the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee are taking the steps laid out by the CDC regarding large gatherings. Many outdoor activities are planned and the sprawling property lends itself well to the guidelines for social distancing.

Resort Outdoors

Learn and Relax

Come and enjoy a weekend full of learning, reconnecting with old friends, and socializing amidst some great families. World-class accommodations with a personal touch make it easy for everyone to create great memories.

Whether you are drawn to play on the Rees Jones designed golf course, take in the stunning views of Lake Oconee, dine in fabulous restaurants with locally sourced ingredients, or relax in our luxury spa you won’t be disappointed.

Accommodations

Special group rates for GVS members include resort or lake views at $339 per night or scale up to the executive suite for $449 per night. Reservations must be received by August 12, 2021 to receive the group rate.

Call 844-205-7371 and mention the Georgia Vascular Society or book online. Residents, Fellows and Medical Students, please contact Liz Burkhardt at 607-754-2765 for a special rate.

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds

Attend the Scientific Sessions

Learn and collaborate with other industry thought leaders.

2021 Guest Speakers

Matthew A. Corriere, MD, MS

Matthew A. Corriere, MD, MS

Frankel Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Associate Professor - Section of Vascular Surgery

Dr. Corriere is the Frankel Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Associate Professor in the Section of Vascular Surgery, and Vice Chair of Inpatient Care Alignment within the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan. His affiliations at the University of Michigan include the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy, the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, and the Biosocial Methods Collaborative.

Dr. Corriere is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Mercer University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery plus two years of dedicated research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by an M.S. in Health Sciences Research at the Wake Forest University Graduate School and a clinical fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Wake Forest University. Before coming to the University of Michigan in 2016, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Wake Forest, where he also served as the Vascular Surgery Fellowship program director, director of clinical research, and director of the Clinical Vascular Laboratory.

Samuel R. Money, MD, FACS, MBA

Samuel R. Money, MD, FACS, MBA

Chairman, Department of Surgery Ochsner Medical Institutions

Dr. Money is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Medicine and has had a long and distinguished career, serving as the Division Head of Vascular Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic, professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery for the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Ochsner Medical Institutions.

Russell H. Samson MD, FACS, DFSVS

Russell H. Samson MD, FACS, DFSVS

Clinical Professor of Surgery Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr. Samson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School. He is a distinguished surgeon and professor, having written over 90 scientific papers and 26 textbook chapters related to vascular surgery. He is a clinical professor of surgery at Florida State University College of Medicine, President of the Mote Vascular Foundation, a distinguished fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery and Senior Surgeon at Sarasota Vascular Specialists in Sarasota, Florida.

Scott L. Stevens, MD

Scott L. Stevens, MD

Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Dr. Stevens graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a professor of surgery and the Director of Endovascular Surgery at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the University of Tennessee Aortic Center.

Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD, FACS

Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery and Program Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Virginia

Margaret C. Tracci, M.D., J.D., is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. Her clinical and academic interests include the open surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular disease, the management of vascular disorders in athletes, and health policy. After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Tracci attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a dual MD/JD degree with a focus on health policy and patient safety. She completed a surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at University of Virginia, Charlottesville. During this time, she spent two years as a Health Policy Fellow and Health Counsel in the United States Senate.

Dr. Tracci joined the UVA faculty in 2010 and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery, where she serves as Program Director for the Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and elected Vice President of the Clinical Staff. Dr. Tracci is also a past president of the Virginia Vascular Society and an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, and the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. She is active in service to these organizations, with a focus on health policy and advocacy, currently serving on the Health Policy and Advocacy Group (HPAG) of the American College of Surgeons, as Vice President of the Policy and Advocacy Council of the SVS, and as Chair of the SVS Government Relations Committee. Dr. Tracci’s awards include being named to the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Academy of Distinguished Educators.