SVS Announces 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting

Premier meeting will be in National Harbor, Md.

ROSEMONT, Illinois, April 10, 2019 – The Society for Vascular Surgery will host the pre-eminent international vascular conference, the Vascular Annual Meeting, June 12 to 15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.

The annual event continues to expand its invitation list and activities. This year’s highlights will include special programming for vascular residents and fellows and for physician assistants, aligned scheduling with the Society for Vascular Nursing and the Vascular Quality Initiative, and an SVS Foundation gala, the first in recent memory. (The gala is officially sold out, but a waiting list is available.) The highly popular Ask the Experts, with advice from “giants” in the field, will be offered in more sessions to accommodate high interest.

The meeting agenda, offered in a handy, customizable format, is now available. As agenda details are finalized, the information will update in real time.

In the Exhibit Hall, a new Outpatient and Office-based Care Pavilion will feature exhibits by several industry specialists, and additional programming on the outpatient and office-based procedures is being scheduled. The popular scavenger hunt returns to the Exhibit Hall where lunch is also served and opening and closing receptions will keep the festivities going.

Regular programming Thursday through Saturday includes nine scientific sessions featuring the latest vascular research abstracts, postgraduate courses and special topic sessions, including sessions on leadership, risk factor modification and tips for young surgeons. Three special workshops provide hands-on offerings, and breakfast sessions address hot topics such as physician wellness and burnout.

Starting on Wednesday, the international program includes a designated forum, Fast Talk session, chapter forum, an international young surgeon competition and an international poster competition.

“Attendees have told us they want practical information they can use back in the clinic and the OR, advice on work/life issues and plenty of chances to meet and greet,” said SVS President Dr. Michel S. Makaroun. “We think they will find that this year’s VAM will meet and exceed their expectations.”

Registration is open; visit vascular.org/vam/registration for details.

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