Why Support

The commercial support from our industry colleagues, who are dedicated to educating health care professionals and enhancing patient outcomes, helps to make VIVA possible. If you are interested in supporting any of these endeavors, please contact Pam Bishop at support@vivaphysicians.org for further information.

VIVA Educational Grant

Your support allows VIVA to produce an unparalleled course in the field of vascular medicine and intervention. Reaching over 2,000 attendees, this cutting-edge Continuing Medical Education (CME) program will once again serve as the premier educational forum for physicians interested in the most current diagnostic techniques and leading edge treatment strategies for improving patient care. VIVA is committed to bringing together major thought leaders in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular medicine, and interventional radiology in a collaborative environment. Our goal to educate, coupled with improved and creative learning modalities as well as state-of-the-art technology, make VIVA 16 a year not-to-miss.


Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is a growing public health problem and an increasingly important part of vascular practices. This session provides a detailed and contemporary overview of all facets of CLI, including diagnostic testing, therapeutic alternatives, advanced endovascular techniques, emerging strategies, and new data. With a full audience every year, the CLI pre-course features international multispecialty experts providing scientific presentations, case reviews, and comprehensive panel discussions, with an opportunity for close interaction between attendees and the VIVA faculty experts. Your support as an educational grantor and/or participant as a VIVA Focus exhibitor* during this session on Sunday, September 18, will give VIVA the opportunity to offer this unique educational platform to specialists around the world.

Fellows Scholarship Program

VIVA is supporting up-and-coming U.S. physicians-in-training (fellows & residents) from all represented specialties to further their education at VIVA 16. Your educational grant support and/or exhibit* support will help us reach our goal of educating U.S. physicians-in-training at VIVA 16! Several events have been specifically designed for fellows throughout VIVA week including a Sunday evening reception in the exhibit pavilion.  This will be an excellent opportunity for them to mingle and get to know the VIVA Course Directors as well as gain hands-on experience with devices and products from industry supporting this initiative.


Returning for a second year! Special opportunities are available to support and/or exhibit at The VEINS at VIVA. To view opportunities visit http://vivaphysicians.org/why-support-veins/ *Exhibit opportunities are separate from educational grant support. If you are interested in supporting any of these endeavors, please contact Pam Bishop at support@vivaphysicians.org for further information.