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2019 Vascular Annual Meeting

VAM19 Meeting Dates
June 12-15, 2019
Scientific Sessions:  June 13-15
Exhibit Dates:  June 13-14

Location and Lodging
The site of the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting is the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center located in National Harbor, MD, USA (outside Washington, DC).  The Gaylord National is a member of the Marriott Hotel chain.   

Housing and Registration sites will open early March, 2019
Vascular Annual Meeting registration services will be provided by CompuSystems (CSI) and housing services will be provided by MCI USA (formerly Wyndham Jade).


           
Accept no substitutes!  Please be aware that there are companies out there that claim to provide housing and registration services for the Vascular Annual Meeting that are not affiliated with SVS in any way. These companies will send fax notices, e-mail transmissions or phone calls that offer cut-rate housing for the Vascular Annual Meeting. The author's apparent intent is to convince unsuspecting attendees that the offer is made on behalf of SVS. It is not. Everyone loves a bargain. Poaching housing blocks, however, is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service. 

When SVS secures sleeping rooms at hotels for the Vascular Annual Meeting, it does so in order to assure that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. SVS also needs the hotels for meeting space for the numerous committee and industry meetings. This involves contracting the rooms and space with many hotels, but doing so exposes us to cancellation and attrition policies. Please support SVS' efforts to thwart the efforts of room block poachers by making housing arrangements through MCI USA (formerly Wyndham Jade).

VAM Exhibit Hall
Commercial and technical Exhibits play an integral part of VAM.  Support our industry partners by including the exhibits in your VAM experience.  Industry participation in the trade show offsets meeting expenses which in turn enables SVS to offer lower registration fees.  Exhibit hours are:

Thursday, June 13:  10:00 am - 6:30 pm (including the opening reception)
Friday, June 14:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm (including the closing reception and poster competition)

Don't miss the timely and innovative "Vascular Live" presentations scheduled day day.  These presentations will focus on the latest products and resarch within the vascular community.  Box lunches and refreshments will be served in designated stations both days.  For a current exhibitor list, please click here.

About the Gaylord National
Gaylord National offers sweeping views of the Potomac River, Washington, DC and Old Town Alexandria.  As the cornerstone of the new National Harbor project in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Gaylord National offers an exciting and unique venue for the Vascular Annual Meeting. 

The resort offers a first-class meeting destination.  Highlights of the property include an 18-story glass atrium overlooking the Potomac, three restaurants including fine dining and casual, rooftop lounge, Marketplace outlet with cold/hot food options, unique shops, an indoor pool and a 20,000 square-foot spa and fitness center.

National Harbor is a 300-acre development that includes residential units, tree-lined promenades with scores of shops and restaurants, two marinas, a Ferris wheel and much more.  For a complete directory as well as an interactive map, please visit the National Harbor website



Weather
The average temperature in Washington, DC in June is an 83-degree high and a 65-degree low.  Please dress appropriately as the meeting rooms can be a bit chilly.

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
SuperShuttle provides express shuttle transportation from the following area airports:  Ronald Reagan National (DCA), Washington Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI).  Reservations are required.  For current schedules, pricing and reservations, please call SuperShuttle at 800-258-3826 or visit the following websites:

Tickets also will be available from the SuperShuttle desk, located on the lower level of the airport, near baggage claim.

Airport Taxi Service

  • From Reagan National to Gaylord National:  US$25*
  • From Dulles to Gaylord National:  US$44*
  • From Baltimore/Washington BWI:  US$70*

*all pricing is estimated as of August, 2018 and based on one-way trip excluding tax, tolls and tip

Gaylord National Daily Parking Rates

  • US$12.00 hourly*
  • US$30.00 per day self-parking/overnight*
  • US$45.00 per day valet parking/overnight*




Alumni and Committee Receptions
SVS is pleased to reserve the evening hours of Thursday, June 13 for alumni, committee, and group receptions. As an alternative, alumni organizations are eligible to purchase tickets for the SVS Foundation’s Gala event scheduled for Friday, June 14.  More information will be available this fall.

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 6:30 pm so as not to conflict with the SVS Opening Reception.

When available, please complete the alumni meeting space request form and email to SVS. 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.