VAM4 Frequently Asked Questions – (FAQ’s) 

Where is the VAM24 location?
McCormick Place West Building
2301 S Indiana Avenue, Chicago IL 60616 

How do I secure a hotel room for VAM24? 
The official headquarters hotel of VAM24 is the Marriott Marquis Chicago. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marquis and several other nearby hotels for VAM24 attendees and exhibitors. To secure a hotel room within the official VAM24 hotel block, you must first be registered for VAM24. Hotel reservation information will be made available after the completion of your registration. For information on rates and booking deadlines, please click here

How do I retrieve my login information while onsite at the VAM? 
If you do not remember your username and password, you can reset it. If you require further assistance, please contact membership@vascularsociety.org or visit the onsite Tech Help Desk located just outside the Plenary room (West Building, Level 3, Skyline Ballroom W375a).   

How do I log in to the mobile app? 
The Mobile App, sponsored by Gore & Associates, will launch two weeks prior to the meeting dates.  If you do not already have the mobile app, you can search “SVS Events” in the App Store or Google Play. Download the app to your device. Once it has downloaded, launch the app by clicking on it. The app will ask you for a username and password. This is the same username and password you use to sign on to your SVS account. 

What is the cost to attend VAM24? 
Please find a full breakdown of the VAM24 registration fees here

What other events are available for purchase outside of the VAM registration? 
The SVN Annual Conference and VQI Annual Meeting are available to purchase individually. Certain special events at VAM24 require a separate registration fee. Click here to register. 

What type of evening and social events are planned? 
For the second year SVS will host SVS Connect@VAM: Building Community, a casual networking event that will take place on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The opening Exhibit Hall reception takes place on Thursday, June 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. The SVS Foundation presents "A Night at the Museum—A Celebration of Science" on Friday, June 21 at the Museum of Science and Industry. For a full listing of events, please view the Schedule at a Glance

Will I need a ticket to attend certain functions? 
To streamline the registration process, SVS has eliminated printed tickets to many of the previously ticketed sessions and events that are included in the overall VAM registration fee, however we will track interest via the registration site. The only events that will have printed tickets are fee-based events/courses and the SVS Annual Business Meeting (open to SVS Members Only).  

What if I am attending the meeting for only one day? 
We do not offer single-day or partial registration for VAM. 

Will the Meeting be live-streamed? 
VAM24 and the SVN Annual Conference will NOT be live-streamed.  However, we will be recording all the presentations, and these videos will be available to all individuals registered for these meetings.  The VQI Annual Meeting will be live-streamed, and we will also be recording these sessions for all VQI registrants. 

Do I still have to pay for the event if I am just speaking at one session? 
Yes, all member faculty are required to pay the full VAM24 registration fee. 

I am a poster presentation presenter; do I have to pay the VAM registration fee? 
Yes, if you are an abstract-based presenter, you are required to pay the VAM24 registration fee. For additional questions, please contact our VAM Education Team at education@vascularsociety.org

 Can I put my poster up early? If so, where? 
Yes. The poster area is located within the exhibit hall in McCormick Place West Building, Level 3, Hall F1 and opens at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 20. All posters must be ready for display prior to the start of your assigned poster session. As a reminder, all posters must be removed at the close of the show at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21, or they will be discarded. 

Are breakfast and lunch included in the registration? How do I obtain a ticket? 
At VAM24 we have several Breakfast and Lunch opportunities throughout the week. Some are offered at individual sessions and others are offered on the exhibit floor. You can elect to participate in the various meal functions. For a full listing of meal functions, please view the Schedule at a Glance

Are guests allowed at VAM24?  
Yes, paid registrants may add guests to their registration records. Guests 17 and over will be assessed a $50 registration fee. Children 16 and under are free. A VAM24 badge will be required for admittance to official VAM24 functions. For guests that plan to only attend the SVS Connect@VAM event on Wednesday, June 19, guest tickets may be added via the primary registrant. You must be 21 and older to enter the exhibit hall.   

What does a Guest Pass allow access to?  
 guest pass allows access to any events in the Plenary Room and admission into the exhibit hall/poster area. Guest tickets to select events may be added to the primary registrant’s registration record, via the registration site. Tickets to the SVS Connect@VAM event on Wednesday, June 19, may be added via the primary registrant and a separate guest pass is not required for this event. However, to access any other official VAM functions, including the exhibit hall and the Women’s Leadership Dinner, guests will be required to be registered as an official guest and a separate event ticket may apply to specific events.   

I am registered for VAM24, how do I claim CE? 
You can claim CE two ways, via the online planner or through the mobile app. You will have to sign in using your SVS username and password. There will be a link on the online planner and in the Mobile app titled CME/CE and certificates. 


I am registered for VQI, can I receive CME credit? 
Yes, we will be offering CME credit for the VQI meeting. Please follow the directions on the online planner or mobile app to claim credit. 

 If I registered for SVN, do I have access to the VAM? 
You are required to register for the VAM if you wish to attend.  Additional fees may be required for select courses or events. 

 Can SVN registrants claim CE? 
Yes. Contact forms will be distributed at the SVN session or you may apply for a certificate of attendance through the CE application link found in the mobile app or on the SVS website (vascular.org). To claim CE for VAM, you must have registered for VAM24 in advance. 

 If I registered for VQI, do I have access to VAM24? 
No. A separate registration fee for VAM24 applies. Additional fees may be required for select courses or events. 

 Will I have access to the sessions after the meeting? 
Yes. Recorded sessions will be accessible via the online planner and mobile app. Recordings will be available to view within a week of the conclusion of VAM. All video recordings will be available to registrants for up to three years after the meetings. Presentations from VQI, VAM and SVN will all be recorded. 

 How do I sign up for the Mock Interview sessions? 
The Mock Interview session is an invitation-only event with limited seats. Please contact  education@vascularsociety.org if you are interested in participating. 

Where can I get a receipt? 
At VAM24, please visit the registration counter and request that one be emailed to you. You can also email vascular@vascularsociety.org to request a copy of your receipt.