Registration opens for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, scheduled for 31 May–3 June in San Diego, USA. Plenaries and exhibits open on 1 June.

To see details and register, visit vsweb.org/VAM17. The event will be at the San Diego Convention Center and the adjoining Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel.

“Come join us in San Diego from 31 May to 3 June for the pre-eminent education and social networking event of the year in vascular surgery,” said Ronald Fairman, president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the event sponsor. “With all the changes coming in medicine and the health care system, this is the perfect chance to gather with all health care professionals who care for patients with vascular disease.”

A press release highlighted some of the new additions at this year’s meeting:

  • Expanded programming: Sessions have been added on both Wednesday and Saturday, so guests should plan travel accordingly. Member registrants enjoy free admission to the six postgraduate courses, a $300 value. In addition, VAM includes more concurrent sessions than ever before, twice as many joint society events, plus focused breakfast sessions and video presentations.
  • VQI@VAM: Joining forces with VAM, the Vascular Quality Initiative has planned its annual event around the San Diego conference. This year, VQI@VAM has expanded to 1.5 days, starting Tuesday afternoon (30 May) and continuing through Wednesday. A separate registration fee is required.
  • Community-practice programming: A majority of vascular care is delivered by vascular surgeons working in a community practice setting. To help meet the needs of our community practice members, several sessions this year carry a kind of “seal of approval” from the SVS Community Practice Committee.
  • Events for international attendees: A new event, “International Consortium of Vascular Registries: Quality Improvement in Vascular Surgery Goes Global,” kicks off a day of International programming Wednesday.
  • Fun: Social events, alumni receptions and other opportunities let attendees catch up with old friends and make new connections. Attendees are encouraged to bring the family and enjoy the many tourist opportunities in San Diego either before or after the meeting.

Breakfast sessions, plenaries and poster sessions for the latest abstracts, concurrent sessions with tips, tricks and advice, chances to meet up with mentors, former colleagues and fellow alumni, receptions, exhibitors from around the world, the Greenberg lecture and the president’s address, awards, fascinating concurrent sessions and satellite symposia, important events for medical students and trainees, and the von Liebig and Crawford critical issues forums.

Be sure to catch “My Worst Complication,” “The Aging Surgeon” and “Troubleshooting dialysis access,” as well as the Wednesday postgraduate sessions (a US$300 value), which are free for SVS member-registrants.