At the May 31, 2006, SVU Board of Directors Meeting in Philadelphia, the Board voted unanimously to implement a new membership category for Retired Members and Permanently Disabled Members, effective immediately.

A $55 annual dues rate will apply to retired/disabled SVU members and will include access only to the JVU online version. If interested, retired/disabled members can subscribe separately to the printed quarterly Journal for Vascular Ultrasound. Retired/disabled members are still eligible to vote in the annual election and qualify for other benefits of SVU membership.

To qualify for the $55 annual retired/disabled member rate, an SVU member must complete and submit a signed SVU Retired/Disabled Member Affidavit, stating the SVU member is retired or permanently disabled and no longer employed either as an employee, consultant, or independent contractor.

For details on the retired/disabled member category, please contact the SVU national office at