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President's Message

CSVS President Message 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year to all of you!  I know that your inboxes are bursting with emails from organizations highlighting the challenges that you have faced during 2020 as professionals and individuals, and it is not my intention to add to that burden.  I would like to express my admiration and appreciation for your hard work and professionalism during this unprecedented time, and wish you and your families all the best in 2021. I hope that the New Year brings peace, joy and health to you and your loved ones.

Your Executive continues to work on your behalf to promote the interests of Vascular Surgery in Canada. The CSVS committees continue to be engaged in various projects, and planning is underway for what I hope will be our first hybrid meeting in Hamilton with Dr. Fadi Elias as the 2021 Program Chair. This year’s invited speaker Dr. Tara Mastracci, is excited to return to her vascular training ground and local arrangements are proceeding well under the guidance of Ms. Alexi Campbell, and Local Arrangements Chair, Dr. Vikram Iyer.

The New Year is a good time to renew your CSVS membership (electronic invoices have been distributed) and I encourage you to renew your membership promptly. The activities of your Society are dependent upon your valuable support.

Thank you again for your continued support of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery and once again I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2021.  Please take time to rest and rejuvenate if you can, and to appreciate and be grateful for all the good things in your lives. Take care, stay safe, and thank you for the incredible work you do every day.

Karim Alibhai MD, FRCSC, RPVI
President CSVS

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