Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program


Kim J. Hodgson, MD
John F. Eidt, MD

Section Editors

Ronald M. Fairman, MD
Thomas S. Riles, MD
Peter A. Schneider, MD
Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH
Mark F. Fillinger, MD
J. Gregory Modrall, MD
Anthony J. Comerota, MD
Benjamin W. Starnes, MD.

Kim J. Hodgson, MD
Southern Illinois University
John F. Eidt, MD
University of Arkansas

About VESAP®2

  • 450 all new questions, with detailed discussions and references for each question — a significant increase in the number of questions.
  • VESAP®2 is an online self-assessment program designed to meet the Maintenance of Certification requirements of the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.
  • CME Release Date: September 1, 2011
  • CME Termination Date: September 1, 2014

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the current treatment of aortoiliac aneurysmal and occlusive disease.
  • Discuss the possible etiologies of extremity arterial disease and appropriate interventions.
  • Identify the evaluation and management of brachiocephalic and cerebrovascular disease.
  • Explain the medical management of vascular disease and critical features of dialysis access.
  • Describe the non-invasive vascular laboratory tests, CT and MR angiography used in the evaluation of vascular disease, including the benefits and limitations of each.
  • Review the assessment and treatment of renovascular hypertension and mesenteric ischemia.
  • Discuss the etiology and treatment of acute and chronic venous disease and lymphatic disease.
  • Review vascular trauma management and the surgical nutrition and critical care essentials of the vascular patient.

Target Audience

  • It is an invaluable aid for vascular surgeons in preparing for the qualifying, certification, and recertification examinations in vascular surgery and to remain current in the specialty of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.
  • Vascular residents and fellows will find it a useful study aid for their ABSITE or VSITE examinations.
  • Interventional radiologists, cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, and allied health care professionals focusing on vascular diseases may use VESAP®2 self-assessment to keep abreast of the current practice of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.


  • The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

  • SVS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pricing Information

  • SVS Member: $400.00
  • SVS Candidate Member: $300.00
  • SVS General Surgery Resident / Student Member: $250.00
  • Non-Member: $500.00