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2019 Vascular Annual Meeting
June 12-15, 2019
Exhibit Hall June 13, 14

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
(near Washington, DC)


The Society for Vascular Surgery's 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting will be June 12-15, 2019, at the popular Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., just minutes from Washington, DC.

Arrive early, stay later

Every year the annual meeting grows in content, size and length. The event now fills four, information- and event-packed days and evenings, Wednesday through Saturday.

International programming and special sessions will start on Wednesday, June 12. Scientific sessions will be June 13-15, the exhibit hall will be open Thursday and Friday, a new, eagerly anticipated gala will be Friday evening and a full day of programming, meetings and award announcements are scheduled for Saturday.

The VAM program committee conducted extensive surveys and interviews with 2018 attendees to learn what they liked best and wanted to see improved. The result is that each year the annual meeting improves as we target the needs of vascular surgeons and their allied colleagues, vascular nurses and physician assistants.

Attendees will learn more about cutting-edge vascular research, attend innovative educational sessions, find a wide range of how-to sessions, have the opportunity to network and share, relax and get inspired to bring new ideas back to the office and operating room.

**NEW** Vascular Spectacular Gala

In the past, Thursday evening was reserved for individual alumni receptions. At this year’s VAM, we will be hosting the “Vascular Spectacular Gala” to benefit the SVS Foundation. The Gala will be Friday evening, June 14.  Due to the overwhelming response, the Gala is sold out! A waitlist has been established in the event that tickets are returned to SVS. To add your name to the waitlist (for single ticket purchases only), please click here.  Tickets are $250 each; the price includes a $150 tax-deductible contribution to the SVS Foundation. 

The evening will include an hour-long reception, sit-down dinner, a silent and live auction, followed by music and dancing.  There will also be a surprise or two, promising an evening to remember! 

Tables will have identification signage indicating the group name as long as the name is identified during the sales process.  Individual guest names can be added after the table has been purchased and are not a requirement at the time the sale is made. 

Online raffle tickets are available here for $20. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $500, $250 or $100 cash prize. All proceeds directly benefit the SVS Foundation's Greatest Need Fund (tickets are not tax deductible). You do not need to attend the Gala to participate in the raffle. Tickets may be purchased through the evening of the event. Good luck!

Exhibit Hall

Thursday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The VAM Exhibit Hall continues to be the place to be. This year’s exhibit hours have been shortened to two days but the hours each day have been expanded.

Industry exhibits underwrite a significant portion of VAM, allowing us to keep registration fees lower than other industry meetings. Please support our industry partners!

Vascular Live. Be sure to catch the innovative Vascular Live sessions scheduled during the coffee breaks and lunch hours in the Exhibit Hall. Learn first-hand from our industry partners about the latest vascular devices, products and services. These sessions are popular – come early for a good seat. For a complete schedule of the Vascular Live presentations, please click here.

**NEW** Office Vascular Care Pavilion

Equipment for Outpatient Facilities to be on Display*

Presentation Schedule:
Thursday:
12:30 pm -1:00 pm: OBL 101, Krishna M. Jain, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: OBL Chatter (Industry Panel Presentation by Boston Scientific, Cordis®, A Cardinal Health company, GE Healthcare and Philips)
Friday:
12:30 pm -1:00 pm: OBL Tips and Tools, R. Clement Darling III, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: OBL Quality and Safety, Robert G. Molnar, MD

*The Pavilion is made possible by generous support from GE, Boston Scientific, Philips and Cordis, A Cardinal Health company and Vein Care iGuide.

Box lunches are served Thursday and Friday in the Exhibit Hall.

Receptions

Opening Reception: 5 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13; Exhibit Hall
Closing Reception:  4:30 - 5:30  p.m., Friday, June 14; Exhibit Hall
Alumni Receptions: Alumni groups are encouraged to attend the Gala on Friday evening. Those who would like to schedule an alumni reception on Thursday evening may complete the alumni request form and email to Debbie Wallentin.