About

2022 Vascular Annual Meeting

General Information

As we march toward VAM22, we continue to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of SVS which will culminate in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts.

VAM22 Meeting Dates

June 15-18, 2022
Scientific Sessions:  Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18 
Exhibit Dates:  June 16-17

Location

The site of VAM22 is the Hynes Convention Center located in Boston’s renowned Back Bay area. All SVS official hotels are conveniently located within walking distance to the Hynes.  

Eligibility

The Vascular Annual Meeting is open to all vascular health professionals. All guests are invited to attend the exhibit hall activities in addition to the social events. All guests must purchase a badge through on-site registration. Children under 21 are not permitted in the exhibit hall.  

Registration and Housing Opens Early March

Vascular Annual Meeting registration services will be provided by CompuSystems (CSI) and MCI USA will again provide housing services.
 

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Accept no substitutes! There are companies out there claiming to provide housing and registration services for the VAM that are not affiliated with SVS in any way. These companies solicit your attention via email or phone calls, offering cut-rate housing for the VAM. Their intent is to convince unsuspecting attendees that the offer is made on behalf of SVS. It is not. Everyone loves a bargain but be aware that poaching sleeping rooms is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service.  

When SVS secures hotel sleeping rooms for the VAM, it does so in order to assure our attendees and exhibitors adequate accommodations. SVS also needs the hotel meeting space for the numerous committee and industry events. This involves contracting rooms and space with many hotels, along with typical cancellation and attrition policies. Please support SVS to thwart the efforts of room block poachers by making housing arrangements through MCI USA only.
 

Weather

The average temperature for Boston in June is a beautiful 77-degree high and a 59-degree low.  

Attire

The attire for the conference is business casual during the day and resort casual for hospitality events.  

Americans With Disabilities Act Accommodations

Registrants who need specialized accommodations to participate in the Vascular Annual Meeting (i.e., large print or Braille materials; assistance obtaining motorized scooter rentals) should check the “Yes” box under Disability Accommodations on the Attendee Meeting Registration Form. Someone from the SVS office will call to discuss how we may assist you.

Ground Transportation

Attendees are encouraged to use taxi or other transportation services such as Uber or Lyft from Boston Logan. Travel time is about 15 minutes (5.5 miles) to downtown. The approximate fare is $35.

Parking

Parking in the Hynes Auditorium Garage is available at 50 Dalton Street; hourly rates apply beginning at $16 for 1 hour, up to $39 for 24 hours. Or download the SpotHero app to locate, reserve and pay for your spot in advance.

About Boston

Explore the city where the new and the old are in constant conversation, where cobbled-stone streets meet glass-enclosed shopping galleries, where The Freedom Trail landmarks stand beside cutting-edge restaurants and renowned performance theatres brush shoulders with trendy nightclubs.  

Uncover Boston's past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge, enjoy the old masters and the brew masters, pedal-powered swan boat rides or high-speed catamaran whale watches. Shop artisanal markets or chic boutiques. While the afternoon away at a sidewalk café or dine from the popular food trucks found throughout the city. Enjoy star-studded concerts and concerts under the stars. Take a walking tour or blaze a trail of your own. Stroll the lively waterfront or cruise the historic harbor.  

Over 18 million people visit the city annually, making it a leading tourist destination. Come find out for yourself why Boston Massachusetts is one of the world's favorite cities. Boston's calendar is brimming with things to do, places to go, people to see.
 

Dining Shopping and Nightlife

Boston dining is increasingly a destination all its own. The restaurant scene is delicious and dynamic. Select from Boston's four-star restaurants to neighborhood bistros and from contemporary cuisine to traditional New England fare with a few surprises to an eclectic mix of ethnic dishes, making for a gastronomical United Nations.

Even the shopping in Boston is of historical proportions for Massachusetts. Our designer boutiques, eclectic galleries, prestigious department stores and name-brand outlets are bound to please everyone from the whimsical window-shoppers to serious fashionistas. You can choose from indoor and outdoor shopping centers or specialty stores throughout Boston's neighborhoods. 

Nightlife in Boston thrives with its many theatres, bars, pubs and clubs. If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar - whatever your pleasure, this section will shed some light on Boston at night.

Championship Sports 

You can root for the hometown or the opponent - just don't miss the opportunity to catch a sporting event in Boston. Whether it's a hat trick on the Garden ice or a walk-off home run at beloved Fenway Park - the thrill of simply being there-win or lose is a must on a visit to Boston. Boasting 9 professional championships in the 21st Century, Boston IS Titletown. Each of our storied franchises has won a championship in the past decade. Try to find another city that’s even close. Good luck! 

Neighborhoods

Each of the city's neighborhoods has a remarkably different style and tone. From the Back Bay's cosmopolitan streets and ornate Victorian townhouses to the aromas spilling into the narrow and jumbled 17-century streets of Boston's North End to the spirited and funky neighborhood squares of Cambridge - all within easy distance from one another.

Attractions and Recreation

Discover Boston's renowned museums and dynamic attractions. View great works of art, toss tea into Boston Harbor, see the city from 50 floors up, tour a local brewery, and glide through historic streets in amphibious vehicles.

Fun if by land, fun if by sea. Visitors will enjoy both with Boston’s many diverse and historic tours and trails! Trolley Tours, Duck Tours, Foodie Tours, Beer Tours, Bike Tours, Harbor Cruises, and of course the Freedom Trail. Boston’s rich history of immigration and multiculturalism is celebrated along the Black Heritage Trail, Irish Heritage Trail, Native American Trail Project, and Boston Equality Trail.  

Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities for everyone including golfing, canoeing, sailing, swimming, biking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, bowling and skating.

For additional city information, please visit the Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website.

Alumni and Committee Receptions

SVS is pleased to reserve the evening hours of Thursday, June 16, 2022 for alumni, committee and group receptions. All receptions will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. 

The reception arrangements enable attendees who may be members of more than one alumni association or group to frequent multiple receptions. SVS requests that receptions begin after 7:00 p.m. so as not to conflict with the SVS Opening Reception, also scheduled on Thursday evening. As an alternative, alumni organizations have the option to host a table during Friday evening’s Gala to support the Foundation. Information regarding table purchases will be posted at a later date.

Please complete the alumni meeting space request form and email it to SVS. Upon receipt of the request, a space release confirmation letter will be generated to the hotel with a copy to the reception organizer.  From that point forward, the organizer will work directly with the hotel contact on the balance of the arrangements.

There is no rental charge to secure a meeting room. However, all additional costs associated with alumni reception events are the responsibility of the host organization.

*All pricing is based on USD and are current at the time of writing (11/2021).