As VIVA has grown, so has the scope of its work in the burgeoning field of vascular education and research. In the past several years, VIVA has expanded its reach outside of the annual conference by providing charitable contributions to a variety of non-profit organizations including the Red Cross, Partners in Health and the Fibromuscular Dysplasia Foundation, to name a few. We also offer a unique perspective in clinical trial design and our collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies have been successful in our ongoing desire to increase the quality of patient care.
Live Case Ethics Study – live cases are a hugely popular learning tool for physicians, but the true value and risks of such demonstrations are not yet fully understood. VIVA has taken the lead in discussing the ethics of live cases by collaborating on one of the first published studies exploring physicians’ attitudes and the ethical implications for practice.