Fellows & Residents Program

2017 Program open to Qualifying Residents and Fellows

VIVA offers a unique opportunity for U.S. physicians-in-training (in the vascular field) to engage in The VEINS & VIVA beyond the many other educational opportunities offered!  There is an exclusive Reception planned for you with our VIVA Board members and supporters of our Physicians-in-Training program. For those who enter the Face-Off Competition, you will have the opportunity to present a case to faculty judges that could potentially earn you a spot in the Thursday VIVA Face-Off Winner's Circle! To enter the Face-Off Competition, you may present original research or an interesting case, with a focus on complex procedures, complication management, advanced and novel techniques, or new technology. Presenters will face-off with VIVA faculty for seven minutes followed by three minutes of Q&A. VIVA faculty will judge each presentation on clarity, interest, value, originality, and depth/scope. The top three winners will enter the "VIVA Face-Off Winner's Circle" and present on Thursday in the VIVA Global Theater.  Participants will not be given advance notice, so you must be present in the Global Theater on Thursday, September 14, 4:00 – 4:30 PM. Please plan to depart Las Vegas after 7:00 PM or on Friday, September 15, before Noon (hotel check-out time). This competition is open to U.S. fellows and qualifying residents currently enrolled in an accredited vascular program.

U.S. Physicians Eligible to Apply: 

  • All current 1st or 2nd year Fellows in:  Neurology, Endovascular Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, or Vascular Surgery
  • All Residents in:  PG 1-5 Vascular Surgery or PG 1-5 Interventional Radiology

The deadline to register has been extended to Monday, July 24, 2017 at Noon, PDT.

Prior to registering, complete this verification letter which will need to be uploaded during the registration process. Please be sure to select "U.S. Physicians-in-Training" when registering.


There are a limited number of travel and housing scholarships available for participating U.S. fellows and residents.  Upon registration you will have access to the scholarship application; the deadline to register as a Face-Off participant has been extended to Monday, July 24, 2017 at Noon, PDT; the application is due no later than Wednesday, July 26, 2017. FULL participation is MANDATORY for recipients of the Fellows/Resident Scholarship. This includes attending the Reception, participating in the Face-Off at your assigned date and time, and attendance at the Face-Off Winner’s Circle in the VIVA Global Theater on Thursday.

Fellows And Physicians-in-Training Reception

Attend a special reception in the Exhibit Pavilion, Monday, September 11, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. This “passport adventure” guided is a unique opportunity to meet with supporters of the VIVA Physicians-in-Training Initiative.  This exclusive event includes a prize drawing at the end of the evening.


Once registered, information on accessing a website with the required Face-Off template, scholarship application, and information on how to submit your Face-Off presentation will be provided in your registration confirmation letter. Your Face-Off presentation and the Scholarship application and presentation must be received by the deadline of Wednesday, July 26, 2017 on the required template.  If we do not receive your presentation by this deadline or it is not accepted into the Competition, you may still attend VIVA by paying the current physician registration fee, however your registration in The Face-Off will be cancelled. All participants will be notified of approval/denial status no later than Thursday, August 3, 2017.