PVD Council Committee Involvement

Updated:Aug 20,2012

Let us know how you want to get involved with the PVD Council. Becoming more involved is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Review the committee options listed below.
  2. Complete the Council Committee Involvement Form.
  3. Send us your form.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease is to provide input into the AHA’s science positions as they relate to peripheral vascular disease.

Steering Committee

  • Provide input into the AHA’s science positions as they relate to peripheral vascular disease.
  • Promote and participate in the development of sessions, symposia, plenary lectures, and other presentations for the AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions.
  • Propose freestanding scientific conferences.
  • Propose and develop scientific statements.
  • Recommend policy issues relating to the group’s given field of interest.
  • Recommend nominees for AHA board and committee positions and AHA awards.

Communications Committee

  • Promote communications and unity of purpose among the varied members of the council.
  • Inform council members about relevant legislative issues, important meetings, and other significant developments.
  • Promote the useof the newsletter and Web page as aids to two-way communication between the council’s leadership and members.
  • Gather and compile summaries, reports, articles and other information of interest to the council’s membership from the council chair, committee chairs and other sources.
  • Disseminate information regarding funding of research and educational activities in cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Promote initiatives for improved funding of research, education and patient care.
  • Ensure content on the Web page is up-to-date and relevant to the council members.

Program Committee

  • Solicit and develop plans for Plenaries, How-To sessions and CV Seminars for AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions.
  • Assign and monitor grading of abstracts submitted to Scientific Sessions within the categories related to the council’s fields of expertise.

Nominating Committee

  • Prepare and present to the Steering Committee nominations for officers of the
    Steering Committee.
  • Prepare and submit to the AHA Nominating/Awards Committee nominations for the following: AHA officers, board members, committees and awards.

Statements and Guidelines

Statements and Guidelines

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association issues scientific statements and clinical guidelines on various cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. 

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