Fellow of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (FSVIN)

The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) offers an elevated member status of Fellow of Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (FSVIN). Fellow status recognizes exceptional service and contribution to the Society, academic excellence, and leadership in the field of Vascular and Interventional Neurology. Individuals who meet the requirements of this elevated membership status may add the letters "FSVIN" to their respective titles.

You may become a Fellow of Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (FSVIN) via either applying or being nominated by a current FSVIN:

1)    Active SVIN members may apply for the FSVIN membership if they meet the following minimum requirements:  

  1. Applicant/Nominee must have been a Member of SVIN in good standing for at least 7 consecutive years, at least 5 of which are as an Active (full) member
  2. Applicant/Nominee must have attended at least 5 SVIN annual meetings
  3. Applicant/nominee must have demonstrated special achievement in the neurosciences or the clinical practice of vascular and/or interventional neurology, with significant and continuing service as an educator, significant scientific or clinical research, or significant contribution to the medical literature pertaining to these fields including (but not limited to) manuscripts published in peer-reviewed specialty journals (first and last authorship are strongly favored), established leadership track in the vascular/interventional neurology community, and strong letters of support from the community leaders.
  4. Applicant/Nominee must be actively involved in the Society’s business and contribute to its well-being and development (e.g. through service on SVIN Committees and Taskforces; active reviewer for the SVIN journal, etc.). A minimum of 50% attendance on Committees or Taskforces is required. If necessary, an inquiry for confirmation of such participation level could be sought from the committee/task force chair.
  5. Applicant/Nominee must have an overall professional reputation and standing, as determined by the SVIN Board of Directors or SVIN Executive Committee, which qualifies the candidate for this premier designation.
  6. Applicants/Nominees will be subject to a review of their FSVIN status every ten years. This review may include criteria such as retention of active SVIN membership status and a brief questionnaire that quantifies continued participation and commitment to the Fellowship and the Society
  7. If selected, the candidate must maintain parameters 1-5 to retain their FSVIN status. This includes continuing to be an active SVIN member in good standing.

In order to apply, applicants must submit the following materials by September 16, 2024

  • Application: Click HERE to fill it out
  • CV: (should be attached directly to your application)
  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s contributions to the Society and/ the field of vascular and interventional neurology. The letter should contain details regarding how the applicant meets the requirements mentioned above.
  • One recommendation letter from a current FSVIN member.

2)    Current FSVIN members may nominate Active members of SVIN HERE who meet the criteria above.  In this case, the applicant doesn’t need to submit application materials, however, the Board of Directors may request additional information from the nominee upon review. 

International candidates are encouraged to apply and must show their chief interest is directed toward practice, teaching, and research in vascular and/or interventional neurology service to their respective interventional/vascular neurology organizations/community. These activities must be well documented and perceived, at the discretion of the SVIN Board of Directors, as equivalent to those in the United States.

SVIN Board of Directors members are granted FSVIN membership due to their contributions of time, effort, and thoughtful leadership to the Society during their term(s) of service. 

Applications are reviewed on a yearly basis by the FSVIN Subcommittee and the Board during the months of September through October, with applicants being notified of the decision within 30 days of determination, and those approved being officially recognized at the SVIN Annual Meeting in November.

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Should you have additional questions about the FSVIN application process, please email info@svin.org and we'll be happy to assist you.

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