Gregory Piazza, MD, MS, FACCWelcome to the ACC Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Member Section!  The PVD Section is your home for the latest news and developments in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of vascular disease, including arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders. From clinical care of the vascular disease patient to basic, translational, or clinical research, the PVD Section provides you with access to the tools to advance your career. The PVD Section is the place where Fellows-in-Training, early career professionals, cardiovascular team members, Associates, and Fellows of the ACC from around the world gather to network, share clinical approaches to vascular disease, collaborate on research, find mentors, advocate for our vascular patients, and develop the skills necessary to advance your career.

Currently, the Section is involved in several initiatives, including supporting the efforts of the NCDR PVI Registry, develop content for the ACC.org Vascular Medicine Clinical Topic Collection, disseminating the 2016 ACCF/AHA Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease Guidelines, and developing programs to satisfy the advocacy, quality and educational needs of the PVD professional. Through collaboration with other relevant ACC Member Sections, other professional societies and other vascular stakeholders, the PVD Member Section serves as a coordinating center for the vascular disease community.

We welcome you to become an active member of the PVD Section. You can get involved by: proposing ideas for position statements and manuscripts, providing online, representing the Section on any number of committees, suggesting educational sessions and programs to address areas of need, and volunteering to mentor Fellows-in-Training and early career professionals.  If you are interested in becoming more involved in the PVD Section, please contact Abby Cestoni at acestoni@acc.org. The stronger our member participation, the greater our voice!

Please, also check out the CardioSmart Peripheral Vascular Disease Center at: https://www.cardiosmart.org/pvd. We are grateful to the many members who contributed their time and expertise in developing this content.

Most importantly, we want to thank you for becoming a part of our growing community. Together, we can advance the field and improve the lives of our patients suffering from vascular diseases.

Sincerely,

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS, FACC

Chair, PVD Section Leadership Council