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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-13

VSI secretary's report 2017

Additional Professor-Vascular Surgery, Sree Chitra Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India

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Office bearers

Dr T Vidyasagaran - President

Dr V S Bedi – Immediate Past President

Dr S R Subramanian –President Elect

Dr R C Sreekumar – Secretary

Dr Sunil Rajendran – Treasurer

Dr K R Suresh – Editor

Executive committee members

– Dr Deepak Selvaraj, Dr Adarsh Kabra, Dr Chandrasekhar, Dr Sumit Kapadia, Dr Nagabhushan, Dr Paresh Pai (past secretary).

During the current year we had annual conference at Kochi and midterm meeting at Hyderabad.

  Membership Top

We have 26 new members this year and all the residents of the specialty are members of the society.

  Research Activities Top

Dr Chitra from railway hospital has availled research fellowship from VSI and had finished her project. Initial results presented in the midterm meeting.

  Members International Achievements Top

Dr Kumud Rai is selected as the councillor of ESVS.

Dr T Vidyasagaran is selected as the Secretary general of WFVS.

  National Board Top

We submitted our proposal to rename the DNB course as DNB vascular and endovascular surgery under the leadership of Dr V S Bedi. A revised curriculum is prepared and submitted by Dr K R Suresh.

  Ijvs Top

The Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (IJVES) was founded in 2014 as the official publication of the Vascular Society of India. The editor-in chief was Dr. Ramesh Tripathi who was proposed to be changed by the GBM in the annual conference of VSI in 2016. So, it was proposed that under the able guidance of Dr. K. R. Suresh, a new editorial board would take over from April 2017 issue. Since then, the new board with 4 new associate editors and assistant editors under the enthusiasm and able guidance of editor-in-chief Dr. Suresh, has published two issues. The reformed board is now working towards improving the numbers and quality of the submissions, has made the publication cost of the journal self sustainable by advertisements and further plans to make the journal bi-monthly instead of four issues per year.

The board has met twice till now in the meetings of the editorial board (EB) in which the functioning of the board has been reformulated and it is constantly discussed as to how to take the journal to new heights. The EB has also taken forward the efforts to make IJVES an indexed journal to add more value to the efforts made by the authors in submitting their research to this peer reviewed publication. It is noteworthy to state that not only our national trainees and authors are more motivated to submitting their work to IJVES, but the submissions from overseas has also substantially increased.

It were the efforts of the previous EB under the flagship of Dr. Tripathi that the IJVES was made from a dream into a tangible reality, and now it is the onus of the new EB under the guidance of Dr. Suresh to take this very journal to unimaginable heights. It is made sure by the board that for the future members of the EB, apart from being a matter of pride by being a part of this legacy, they are trolled, grilled and motivated for discipline, hard work and academic excellence to benefit the journal which is transforming from its infancy to childhood. The board at present comprises of the president, secretary and treasurer of the VSI by default, editor-in-chief Dr. K. R. Suresh, associate editors- Dr. Kumud Rai, Dr. Edwin Stephen, Dr. Robbie George and Dr. V. S. Bedi. The assistant editors- Dr. Tapish Sahu, Dr. Ajay Savlania, Dr. Sairam Subramanian and Dr. Ambarish Satwik are the real workhorses and this EB will continue for 4 years with staggered exits and new recruitments as per the laid guidelines of the board.

It is a constant appeal to all the VSI members to increase their submissions to IJVES to have more and more of Indian published data, so that we can showcase to the world our works and methods to the International Vascular Community. The flag of IJVES should be held high so that every VSI member feels proud of their collective, official publication and every member should feel the responsibility to make IJVES grow by leaps and bounds and reach new heights in the times to come.

Any suggestions or remarks are most welcome. Please email at or

  Academic Body Top

An academic body is constituted under the chairmanship of Dr Pinjala Ramakrishna and first meeting of the same held on 16.9.2017. This body will actively involve in research activities, curriculum rebuilding and all academic activities of the society.

  Annual Conference Top

Our annual conference was held at Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi and was very well attended. Dr Sunil Rajendran was the organizing secretary. Annual GBM was also held along with.

  Midterm Meeting Top

Our midterm meeting was held on june 30th and july 1st at Hyderabad with Dr Chandrasekhar as organizing secetary. 73 trainees attended the programme.

  Ec Meetings Top

We had 2 EC meetings after the last GBM. One at Hyderabad and the other at Kochi.

  Overseas Fellowships Top

At present we have

  1. 3 austria fellowships of 3 months each
  2. Irish fellowship – 2 seats
  3. Singapore fellowship – 2 seats of one year each
  4. Kings college fellowship - 2 seats of one year each
  5. Birmingam Hull fellowship – 2 seats of one year each.

  International Conferences Attended Top

Many of our members attended various international conferences and presented papers on different topics. We had our representation in almost all international reputed meetings.

  Regional Activities Top

The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi has conducted the EVOLVE workshop (Endovascular Hands on Live Education Programme) from 27-29th August 2017.

Endovascular Live 2017 (EVL) was conceived and conducted in Delhi from 9-11th Feb 2017 where in approximately 200 delegates from all over the country participated.

  Chennai Vascular Society Top

Conducted one basic endovascular workshop with simulator for postgraduates, one symposium on “prevention and treatment of post thrombotic syndrome” and a joint meeting with MIRACLE which is a chennai intervention radiology club.


CME and Hands on workshop on venous diseases was held at Hotel Copperfolia, Calicut on 19th March 2017.

On the 18th March we had a round table meeting and live demonstration on ultrasound techniques for the Vascular Surgeons. The meeting was attended by 150 delegates.

  West Zone Top

Hands on workshop on vascular malformations organised in Aug 2016.

Medanta Comprehensive Vascular Intervention Course (MCVIC):-

This course is hosted each year in the first weekend of August, the next one being on August 3rd and 4th of 2018.

The Controversies in Dialysis Access Asia pacific (CiDAAP):-

The meeting is held each year during the winter quarter, the next one being in the February 2018.

Dialysis Access Revascularisation Training (DART):-

The course is a biannual event, first one held in the month of April-May and the second one held in the month of Oct-Nov.


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