Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


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Your credit card information is accepted online using a secure document, and then transferred to our bank for payment using a secure server. We encourage all our members and prospective members to utilize our online features because it allows us to give you faster service .

What if I lose my SVU Member's Only password?
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How do I join?
Click here for the apply for membership. Unfortunately, due to high volume, membership applications cannot be accepted over the phone. Please use our online application or print it out and fax to SVU Headquarters at 301-459-5651. SVU has a calendar year membership — membership expires at the end of December each year.

Has SVU received my payment?
It is our goal to process payments received from the mail within one week of receipt those received online within two business days; during busy seasons (December - February), it may take longer. Please remember it may take us two weeks to receive your mail, including processing at the bank. Please contact the SVU national office at 1-800-788-8346 to be sure your payment has been received.


When is the Journal mailed out?
SVU's quarterly journal, the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound, comes out the middle of March, June, September, and December. It can take up to two weeks in the US or up to six weeks for international members. If you have not received a Journal, contact Missi McLean at 1-800-788-8346 or svuinfo@svunet.org.

How do I submit articles to the Journal?
To submit an article to the Journal first read the Information for Authors. This information is also available in the back of each Journal. There you will find contact information for JVU's Co-Editor, Steven R. Talbot.


When does the Preliminary Program come out?
SVU's Annual Conference is held in June each year. The preliminary program is available in January or February.




How can I become a vascular technologist?
First, visit our section Considering a Career in Vascular Technology? We recommend a well rounded, accredited sonography program that meets both didactic and clinical instruction and is recognized by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Vascular technology is taught through two allied health care disciplines; Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Cardiovascular Technology. Such programs can be found by visiting the websites of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

How can I earn CME's?
SVU's Annual Conference typically awards 20+ hours of credit to attendees. Our other conferences — Vascular Interpretation and Current Issues — also award CMEs. Our website also provides an opportunity to earn credits online via the Online JVU tests

How can I post a job opening?
All employers may post opening at SVU's Online Job Center. Employers may also want to solicit resumes from SVU student members listed on the Student Directory.