SVS Connect@VAM

SVS Connect@VAM Building Community Sponsored by Philips

After a very successful inaugural event in 2023, SVS is thrilled to announce the expansion of SVS Connect@VAM: Building Community! Join us at the iconic Soldier Field to engage with your colleagues, fellow SVS members and our valued sections in a festive atmosphere while enjoying a taste of Chicago and participating in tailgate fun! This kick-off event celebrates the sections and groups that are an integral part of our vascular community, and each section/group will have a dedicated space marked by flags to easily connect with your peers!

Sections and special interest groups include:

  • International
  • Diversity
  • Community Practice
  • Physician Assistants
  • Young Surgeons
  • Women
  • Sub-Section on Outpatient and Office Vascular Care.

Shuttle service will depart the Marriott Marquis across from McCormick Place starting at 6:30 p.m. and will run continuously through the event’s conclusion at 8:30 p.m. Attendees can use this opportunity to kick off their participation in the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation’s Step Challenge through group walks that depart from the same location. Step Challenge participants can pick up their Passport to Prizes at the SVSF lounge at Soldier Field for a chance to win amazing prizes!

SVS would like to thank Philips, our valued sponsor, for their support of SVS Connect@VAM: Building Community!

Learn more in the Vascular Specialist article.

VAM24 Honors Contributions to Vascular Health


The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) will honor the contributions and achievements of this year’s award recipients at a special networking event on Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m. Central Time. These awards honor individuals who have significantly impacted vascular care within their communities.

VAM24 In the News

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM24) is featured in the news throughout the year. Visit this page to engage in the content geared for VAM24. 

Article Original publication date

SVS announces VAM keynote speaker series

April 1, 2024

VAM abstract submissions hit near-historic high

March 15, 2024

VAM 2024 pricing now available

Feb. 20, 2024

VAM travel scholarships open doors for underrepresented medical students

Dec. 31, 2023

VAM abstract submissions window opens

Nov. 20, 2023

Prepare to submit research for VAM 2024

Oct. 18, 2023

Submit ideas for VAM 2024 educational sessions

Aug. 31, 2023

‘Vascular surgery should be a key member of pulmonary embolism response teams’

Aug. 3, 2023

2024 Gala - A Night at the Museum

A Night at the Museum A Celebration of Science

Join the SVS Foundation for an evening honoring science at the “Night at the Museum—A Celebration of Science” Gala on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Chicago’s world-famous Museum of Science and Industry. 

Tickets on sale now

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Gala 2024 PlatinumTable Sponsors
Gold Table Sponsors Updated
Gala 2024 Silver Table Sponsors
Gala 2024 Bronze Table Sponsors

Table Packages and Tickets

All tickets to the 2024 Gala include:

  • Complimentary round-trip transportation from Marriott Marquis to Museum of Science and Industry (includes Champagne and non-alcoholic beverages on busses)
  • Admission to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Full open bar
  • Three-course dinner + late night bites
  • DJ & dancing 

& More!

Gold Table $12,000 ($8,500 of the total is tax-deductible)

  • One preferred table (10 seats)
  • Exclusive logo placement on Gala website & on event signage
  • Acknowledgement in VAM newsletter
  • Exclusive Social Media post on all SVS platforms
  • Full ad in the event slideshow
  • Verbal recognition during event by host

Silver Table $8,500 ($5,000 of the total is tax-deductible)

  • One preferred table (10 seats)
  • Exclusive logo placement on Gala website & on event signage
  • Acknowledgement in VAM newsletter
  • Half ad in the event slideshow

Bronze Table $6,500 ($3,000 of the total is tax-deductible)

  • One table (10 seats)
  • Name on Gala website and on event signage
  • Recognition in event slideshow

Individual Tickets $600 ($250 of the total is tax-deductible)

  • Limit 3 per purchase

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

The SVS Foundation is pleased to offer industry partners the opportunity to sponsor the 2024 Gala, A Night at the Museum: A Celebration of Science!

Industry partners will support the SVS Foundation's work to fund the future of vascular health and receive exclusive benefits and recognition that will leave a lasting impression on the VAM audience and our larger SVS membership!

The SVS Foundation Gala is truly the best opportunity to give back to the vascular community!

To learn more, view the 2024 prospectus here, or contact Ricci McDonald, Senior Manager of Sponsorship and Events for more information

Travel & Transportation

Registration Coming Soon!

VAM24 Location: 
McCormick Place West Building

2301 S. Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Beginning in March 2024, and through the fall of 2024, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be in Phase Two of a three-year project on the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94), from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Ohio Street. This project will impact traffic to/from O’Hare International Airport to/from downtown, especially during rush hour periods. More information on this construction project can be found here.  

It is recommended to fly into Midway Airport, when possible, given the proximity to McCormick Place and the increased traffic from O’Hare. However, if O’Hare is the preferred airport for your flight options, it is suggested to avoid rush hour periods, or utilize Public Transportation, specifically the CTA “Blue” line from O’Hare to downtown.  

Public Transportation: 

Public Transportation is the most affordable and convenient way to get to McCormick Place. For complete public transportation information, please click here.  

The CTA “L” trains provide service to Downtown Chicago and McCormick Place from both international airports. 

From O’Hare International Airport: The CTA “Blue” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the Blue Line from O’Hare and transfer to a southbound Green Line train at the Clark and Lake stop. Note, in the Loop the Blue Line is a Subway Train and the Green Line is an elevated train, a free transfer is available at the Clark and Lake stop. 

From Midway Airport: The CTA “Orange” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the train to the Roosevelt Street Station (Subway) and transfer to the elevated Green Line Station. Continue on the southbound Green Line train for 1-stop to the Cermak-McCormick Place station. 

The Cermak-McCormick Place Station is 2 block (0.15 miles) walk from the Northwest Corner of the McCormick Place West Building. 

Please click here for helpful information for using Metra to travel from McCormick Place to Midway or O’Hare airports. 

Parking Information: 

Events in the West Building designate Lot A as the primary parking location. 

McCormick Parking Lot A 

2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 

Parking Rates 

Lot A: The parking rate is $25 for up to 16 hours and $38 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges unless parking is purchased online in advance. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. 

Standard Parking Support 

For parking comments or questions please contact parking support via email at or via phone at 312-567-8360 

Driving Directions: 

If approaching from the north, northwest or O’Hare Airport, follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left. 

If approaching from the west, follow I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left. 

If approaching from the southwest or Midway Airport, take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left. 

If approaching from the south or Indiana via I-80/94, take I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left. 

If approaching from the Indiana Skyway, take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left. 

If approaching on Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive (US-41), exit at 31st Street and turn right (West). Turn right on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A. 

If approaching from Congress Parkway (the Loop), turn right onto Michigan Avenue Proceed south to Cermak Road. (E. 22nd Street). Turn left on Cermak Road, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Follow signs to Lot A. 

Construction routes in downtown chicago

Terms and Conditions

Society for Vascular Surgery
2024 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM24)
Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for the 2024 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM24), you (i) represent and warrant to SVS that you have read these Terms & Conditions; (ii) agree to abide by and be bound by these Terms & Conditions; and (iii) acknowledge and agree that your personally identifiable and other information will be used by SVS, its vendors and others as described below. If you do not agree or accept these Terms & Conditions, you may not register for VAM24. SVS reserves the right to changes these Terms & Conditions from time to time. The current version will be posted on the VAM24 website (“Site”). 

VAM24 Meeting Privacy Policy (privacy policy):

The Society for Vascular Surgery (“SVS,” “we,” or “us”) has created this privacy policy to allow us to hold registration for VAM24 while respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. Specifically, this privacy policy covers the following topics:

  • Information Collection
  • Children’s Information
  • Information Use
  • Information Sharing
  • Access to and Control of Information
  • Data Security
  • Data Retention
  • Data Transfer
  • External Links
  • Privacy Policy Updates
  • Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms
  • SVS Contact Information

Information Collection

This privacy policy applies to information that SVS collects in connection with the registration process for VAM24. When you register for VAM24 we collect (i) information provided voluntarily; and (ii) information collected automatically, as described in detail below.

Information Provided Voluntarily

  • Personal Contact Information: We will collect personal information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, date of birth, employer’s name, job title, mailing address(es), e-mail address(es), telephone number(s), fax number, and photograph. Such information is necessary to facilitate your registration and for us to provide or offer our other services and products to you. Please note that you may decline to share your personal information with us, in which case you will not be able to register or participate in VAM24.
  • Payment Information: If you choose to purchase a ticket to VAM24, we and/or our third-party payment processors will collect your payment information, including, but not limited to, your credit or debit card number, card verification value (CVV) number, and expiration date
  • Registration: To register for VAM24, you will be required to fill out a registration form and provide personal information, which we will use to give you access to and permit you to participate in VAM24. VAM24 registration and administration is handled by a third party. Such a party’s privacy policy also is applicable. Please note that SVS is not responsible for the privacy policies of such other organizations or their collection, use, sharing, or other processing of your personal or other information, and SVS hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection therewith.

Information Collected Automatically

  • Automated Information: Your web browser or mobile device automatically provides information when you visit the VAM24 website (“Site”), including, but not limited to, your Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique device identifier.
  • Cookies: Cookies are pieces of stored information on a user’s computer or device that are tied to information about the user and used to provide smoother navigation throughout the Site, such as to store a saved password; to identify user trends, such as page views; and for other internal purposes, such as to assess the effectiveness of the Site. If you don’t want cookies to be used, you have the option of setting your computer to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that portions of the Site may not function properly.
  • Log Files: Log files store information such as a user’s IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. Like most websites, the Site uses log files to analyze trends, administer the Site, and track users’ movement on the Site.

Children’s Information

The Site and VAM24 are not directed toward children under the age of 21, however individuals registering for VAM may register a child as a guest. We do not knowingly collect information from children and children may not participate in the Silent Auction, however should a child be registered as a guest, it should be done so with parental consent. If we become aware that a child has registered to participate in VAM24 and provided us with information without parental consent, that information will be deleted from our records and access to VAM24 will be revoked.

Information Use

SVS will use the information that we collect in connection with VAM24 to facilitate your purchase(s) and to offer our other services and products. We may use and store such information for legitimate and lawful business purposes, for example, to:

  • analyze and evaluate member and prospective member interest;
  • notify you of information relating to VAM24 and future VAM’s;
  • send occasional email communications on behalf of SVS and vendors;
  • prepare invoices and process payments;
  • respond to communications and inquiries that you send to us; and
  • for other legitimate and lawful business purposes.

For individuals located in the European Economic Area, we rely on multiple legal bases to collect, use, share, or otherwise process your personal data, including that:

  • you have given consent, which you may withdraw at any time;
  • it is necessary for us to perform a contract with you;
  • it is necessary for us to comply with legal obligations;
  • it is necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests;
  • it is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions; and/or
  • it is necessary to protect someone’s life.

To the extent we rely on our legitimate interests as a legal basis to collect, use, share, or otherwise process your personal data, those interests include: providing a product or service you requested or purchased in connection with VAM24; analyzing and evaluating member and prospective member needs and interests; notifying you of SVS official business, news, activities, programs, events, meetings, conferences, services, products, and benefits; sending occasional email communications on behalf of vendors; preparing invoices and processing payments; responding to communications and inquiries that you send to us; and promoting the function, safety, and security of our services.

Information Sharing

Personal information may be given to a third party in order to complete a specific business transaction on behalf of SVS or for such other purposes as SVS deems to be in the best interests of SVS or the specialty. Such transactions and purposes may include the following:

  • Your name and contact information, as provided to SVS, may be shared with SVS members to provide a service, satisfy a question, or develop a prospective business relationship. We are not responsible for members’ use or misuse of your personal information.
  • Your name and contact information, as provided to SVS, may appear on registration or attendee lists distributed at SVS programs, events, meetings, and conferences to other attendees, including members, and other third parties, including, but not limited to, exhibitors or sponsors.  We are not responsible for use or misuse of your personal information by exhibitors, sponsors, or the like.
  • Your name and contact information, as provided to SVS, may appear on SVS member lists, and may be shared with our affiliated organizations and other vascular or healthcare related organizations (including state, regional and international vascular societies). Such organizations may use your information for the purpose of sending you information and materials related to membership, educational opportunities and products, conferences, and other opportunities. We are not responsible for use or misuse of your personal information by such organizations.
  • We may share your personal information with third parties that provide services to SVS including, but not limited to, administration/operation support; marketing, promotions, and communications; program, event, meeting, or conference enrollment, registration, planning, hosting, or management; website hosting; database management; payment card processing; or other data processing.
  • We also may disclose personal information if we become subject to a subpoena, court order, or law enforcement or other government agency inquiry or investigation or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.
  • If all or part of SVS is merged into or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer the personal information you provided to us to such entity as part of that transaction.

Access to and Control of Information

SVS takes your privacy and the protection of your personal information seriously, and we will provide you with reasonable access to and control of the personal information that you have provided to us. You may request to update your personal information or to opt in to or opt out of any service offerings at any time.

For individuals located in the European Economic Area, you may have additional rights concerning your personal data, such as to access, obtain a copy of, correct, or delete that information or to withdraw your consent or object to the collection, use, sharing, or other processing of that information. To make any request with respect to your personal information, please contact SVS as set forth below in the “SVS Contact Information” section.

Data Security

We employ reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to safeguard your personal information and to help protect against unauthorized access and disclosure. Online registration information, such as payment card information, will be secured using a commercially accepted method of encryption. However, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible, and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety. We encourage you to use reasonable care in how you handle and disclose your personal information, username(s), and password(s). If you become aware of any breach of Site security, please contact us immediately.

Data Retention

SVS retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected as set forth in this privacy policy, after which we will securely destroy or delete such personal information from our records unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce agreements, and as otherwise set forth in this privacy policy.

Data Transfer

If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information, including personal data, to the United States where our servers are located. That information may then be transferred within the United States or to other countries outside the United States other than your country of residence. Countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, may have data privacy and protection laws that differ from, and potentially provide less protection than, the applicable laws in your country of residence.

To the extent that SVS may be deemed to have transferred personal data outside of the European Economic Area, we rely on multiple legal bases for doing so. For individuals located in the European Economic Area: (i) you consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with these Terms & Conditions and privacy policy, including the transfer of your information across international boundaries to jurisdictions anywhere in the world as permitted by applicable law, when you provide your personal information; (ii) we will use the standard contractual data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission, which provide safeguards for the transfer of such data, in connection with the provision of certain services that involve such transfers; and (iii) we may obtain separate consent in connection with the provision of certain services that involve the transfer of personal data.

Our collection, use, sharing, and other processing of your personal information will at all times be governed by this privacy policy.

External Links

If there are external links to other websites on the Site, please note that SVS is not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked websites.

Privacy Policy Updates

Should any changes be made to this privacy policy or the Terms & Conditions, we will post them on the Site with an appropriate explanation.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms

Using the Site and registering for VAM24 as well as the Silent Auction indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy and the Terms & Conditions. Your continued visit to the Site after changes are posted to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

SVS Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about the Terms & Conditions or privacy policy or how we process personal information, or if you would like to exercise any of the legal rights set forth in this policy, please contact us at:

Society for Vascular Surgery
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 315
Rosemont, IL  60018-4975
Telephone:(312) 334-2300
Fax: (312) 334-2320


Additional Terms & Conditions

Limitation of Liability. In no event shall SVS or its officers, directors, members, staff, or agents be liable for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of the Site or any content appearing on the Site.

Disclaimer. SVS makes no warranty, guaranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within the Site, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.

Choice of Law and Forum. These Terms & Conditions are entered into and performed in the State of Illinois, United States of America, and are governed by the laws of Illinois, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under these Terms & Conditions or related to VAM24 Registration site, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Cook County, Illinois, or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, whichever has jurisdiction, and each party waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.

Complete Agreement. If any provision or provisions of these Terms & Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction not to be enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms & Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. These Terms & Conditions supersede any other statements included elsewhere on the Site that are inconsistent or conflict with these Terms & Conditions.

Publicity Release.  This event will be photographed and videotaped. By entering any of the VAM event premises, I consent to photography and video recording (including but limited to images, photographs, voice, or likeness) and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotion or any other purposes by SVS, SVS Foundation and its affiliates and representatives without compensation. 

Errors/Omissions.  SVS is not responsible for errors or omissions. Schedules, speakers, and program content are subject to change.

Refunds.  Registration fees, social event tickets and course cancellation requests should be directed to SVS via email at and must be received by Monday, May 13, 2024. Cancellations received by May 13 will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after May 13, are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed after the meeting. In the event Show Management should find it necessary to cancel the 2024 Vascular Annual Meeting for any reason, its liability shall be limited to a full refund of the registration fee. 

Industry Nights


Join our industry Partners for an unforgettable evening on Thursday, June 20th

Vascular Insights and Practice (VIP) – Presented by Gore

  • Network with peers and mentors in a forum dedicated to connecting and conversing!
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Marriott Marquis Chicago – Level 33
  • No registration required

The Latest Chronic Venous Disease Innovations, VenaCore and RevCore – Presented by Inari

Join Inari Medical for an evening of dinner and networking with colleagues to discover the latest innovations in chronic venous disease with insights from Dr. Steven Abramowitz, Dr. Karem Harth, and Dr. Nicolas Mouawad, and learn about VTE Program Development from HCA Healthcare leaders Dr. Kent Williamson, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, and Ali Moran Baird.

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.: Cocktail reception - network with HCA Healthcare physicians and leadership! 7 p.m.: Dinner presentation starts.
  • Location: Chicago Firehouse | 1401 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
  • Registration Link:


Anterior Spinal Access Dinner – Presented by Globus Medical

Join us for dinner at Chicago's historic Railway Exchange Building and meet with experts to learn how anterior spinal exposure can benefit your vascular surgery practice with Venita Chandra, MD – Vascular Surgeon, Stanford Medicine and Brian Kuhn, MD – Vascular Surgeon, TriHealth

  • Location: The Exchange | 224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration Link: Registration HERE 

Seating is limited, registration is for interest only and subject to availability.