Fellows and Residents Sessions

VIVA’s physicians-in-training program will offer several sessions designed with the personal and professional needs of the early career interventionist in mind. From maintaining work-life balance to selecting the "right" first job to contributing to the advancement of PVD treatment, this program will help guide fellows and residents as they launch their careers.

Eligibility criteria for U.S. physicians:

  • All current 1st- or 2nd-year fellows in neurology, interventional radiology, cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, or vascular surgery
  • All residents in PG 1-5 vascular surgery or PG 1-5 interventional radiology
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Face-Off Competition Eligibility

The VIVA Face-Off Competition is an exciting opportunity for U.S. physicians in training (fellows and qualifying residents) and international physicians (not employed by a medical device company) to present a talk and then “face off” with a panel of faculty judges during a 3-minute Q&A session.

The 7-minute presentations should be in PowerPoint format and can focus on:

  • original research or an interesting case that spotlights complex procedures, 
  • complication management, 
  • advanced and novel techniques,
  • or a new PVD treatment technology.

VIVA faculty will judge each presentation on clarity, interest, value, originality, depth, and scope.

The top 3 finalists will present their talks to the VIVA audience in the Global Theater during the VIVA Face-Off Winner’s Circle on Thursday, November 8. No advance notice of the winners will be announced, so participants must be present on the final day of the program.

Specifications about the format of your presentation will be available after you register for the program.

Registration and Scholarships

Complete this verification letter and upload it when registering for VIVA or The VEINS. Be sure to select U.S. Physicians in Training when registering.

Verification Letter


To register, you can download and complete the Verification Letter; then you'll register as a Face-Off Physician in Training and upload the Verification Letter. Within 2 weeks of registration, you will receive a confirmation with information about how to access the scholarship application and logistical information.

To receive a scholarship, you must complete the application and disclosure form, and submit them along with a photo, brief bio, and your PowerPoint Face-Off presentation. Scholarship application materials and your presentation are due by Friday, September 7. Physicians in training can apply for VIVA conference scholarships or for a combined VEINS/VIVA scholarship, both of which require attendance until the evening of Thursday, November 8.

All participants will be notified of scholarship approval or denial status no later than Friday, September 14. Your confirmation materials will include information about a limited number of travel and housing scholarships available for U.S. physicians in training.

Note that full program participation is required for recipients of the Physician-in-Training Scholarships. This includes attendance at the Physicians-in-Training Reception on Monday, November 5, as well as participation in the Face-Off Competition at your assigned date/time and the Face-Off Winner’s Circle in the VIVA Global Theater on Thursday, November 8.

Physicians-in-Training Reception

Attend a special reception in the Exhibit Pavilion, Monday, November 5. This reception is a unique opportunity to meet with the commercial supporters of the VIVA Physicians-in-Training Program, and includes a prize drawing at the end of the evening.