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2018 Vascular Annual Meeting

VAM18 Meeting Dates

June 20-23, 2018
Plenary Sessions:  June 21-23, 2018
Exhibit Dates:  June 21-22, 2018

Location and Lodging

The site of the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting is the Hynes Convention Center located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay area. 

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 theaters 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, Mass., 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. Designer boutiques, eclectic galleries, prestigious department stores and name-brand outlets offer shopping for everyone from window-shoppers to serious fashionistas. Choose from indoor and outdoor shopping centers or specialty stores throughout Boston's neighborhoods. 

Nightlife in Boston thrives with its many theaters, bars, pubs and clubs and offers opportunites for a a lively night-on-the-town or a simple chance to relax at a piano bar.  

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 town houses 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.

Plan to experience more of this great city and be part of the premier educational event in vascular surgery by attending the Vascular Annual Meeting, June 20 - 23, 2018, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Weather

The average temperature in Boston in June is a beautiful 76-degree high and a 60-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

Taxi/Uber service is available 24/7 from Boston’s Logan International Airport.  Travel time is approximately 12 minutes (5.5 miles) from the airport to the official hotels.  The approximate fares range approximately $35 to most hotels in the Back Bay.

Logan Express Bus runs from the Boston Logan Airport directly to the Hynes Convention Center, for just $7.50, one-way!  Click HERE for more information.

Parking

Within a three-block walk of the Hynes Convention Center are numerous parking garages totaling over 4,400 spaces. There is limited meter parking available around the Hynes and adjacent streets. Download the SpotHero app to locate, reserve, and pay for your spot in advance.

Valet parking is also available at the Sheraton Boston Hotel located in the Prudential Center complex where Sheraton cars are parked. 

Alumni and Committee Receptions

SVS is pleased to reserve the evening hours of Thursday, June 21 for alumni, committee, and group receptions.

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 pm so as not to conflict with the SVS Opening Reception.

Please complete the alumni meeting space request form and email to SVS. Forms are due Friday, May 4th, 2018. Upon receipt of the request, a space release letter will be generated to the hotel with a copy to the host organization.

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 at time of writing and are subject to change without notice.