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VAM 2018: Home of the Vascular Team - Partners in Patient Care
When: June 20-23
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Scientific Sessions: June 21-23
Exhibit Hall: June 21-22
With the opening of registration and housing, the 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting officially takes a big step forward.
All scientific meetings and exhibits will be at the Hynes Convention Center. Committee meetings, the SVS Board of Directors meeting, and alumni and committee receptions will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the VAM headquarters hotel.
Attendees have several hotel options to meet a variety of needs. (See vsweb.org/VAM18 for the complete list of VAM hotels and pricing.) To receive the special VAM rates, attendees must reserve their rooms through MCI (formerly Wyndham Jade) by May 22. After that, attendees must make their own housing arrangements.
Of course, the real excitement lies in the meeting itself. "This year, it’s all about the vascular team," said SVS President R. Clement Darling III, M.D. "There are reasons for everyone to attend – surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, technologists, PAs. We have special programming for PAs and the Society for Vascular Nursing has aligned its schedule with VAM."
In addition, Dr. Darling cited:
- Topics and practical sessions for community practitioners and young surgeons, including on clinical practice guidelines, practice management, even physician burnout. More opportunities to interact with presenters.
- Ideas and translational research participants can take home to their practices.
- VAM on Demand. "If you miss a session, you can catch up at home," said Dr. Darling. VAM on Demand is available at a big discount before the meeting closes. The VAM Planner and a new, mobile app will help each attendee design his or her own meeting (see story below).
- Familiar favorites will be back, Dr. Darling added, including workshops, postgraduate courses, a full day of events for international members, collaborative sessions with other societies, plenty of opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues, and educational credits, not to mention the chance to explore a fascinating city.
"We have a great mix of old activities and some new initiatives," said Dr. Darling. "And we’re excited for you to experience it all at VAM 2018."
Find scheduling information here.