Dr. Emerick Szilagyi, editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, reported that 68% of the manuscripts from the 1989 Annual Meeting had been accepted for publication in the Journal, the highest acceptance rate for a major regional vascular society.
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MVSS membership had grown to 285 members, 17 of whom lived outside the geographic area of the Society.
At the Annual Meeting, the MVSS members voted to publish discussion of papers, along with the paper itself, in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
The possibility of creating an “inactive membership” status for members living outside the geographic area of the Society was considered and rejected. Thus, to maintain active membership, members inside and outside the geographic area should attend at least one meeting every three years.
At the Eleventh Annual Meeting in Chicago, 17 new members were accepted. The Executive Council agreed to establish a distinguished Service Award to be given to members of MVSS who have made unusual contributions to the growth and development of the Society.
Sixteen new members were accepted at the Tenth Annual Meeting, which was held in Indianapolis, IN. We also mourned the passing of Geza DeTakats, one of the great pioneers of vascular surgery.
By the Ninth Annual Meeting, MVSS had outgrown the Drake Hotel and had moved to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. MVSS had 211 members, and of the 12 states within the Society’s geographic boundaries, South Dakota was the only state not represented.
MVSS began publication of selected papers from the annual meeting in the new Journal of Vascular Surgery.
As of the Seventh Annual Meeting, MVSS included 171 members, 19 of whom were accepted at the meeting.
At the Sixth Annual Meeting, held in Milwaukee, WI, there were 210 physicians, including 110 members in attendance.