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SVS 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting to Host Vascular Teams


 

When: June 20-23
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Scientific Sessions: June 21-23
Exhibit Hall: June 21-22
Register: vsweb.org/VAM18
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What’s happening this year at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Annual Meeting?

  • Enhanced online program planner that syncs with meeting app and makes it simple to plan your schedule. Follow this link to start now
  • New opportunities for audience participation and discussion
  • Programming aimed at physicians and the vascular team in all practice settings
  • Cooperative scheduling with the Society for Vascular Nursing and physician assistants
  • Great minds, stimulating discussions and events that include the entire vascular team

The 2018 VAM, sponsored by the SVS, will be at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., June 20-23. The scientific sessions and exhibit hall open June 21. Registration numbers are already exceeding last year’s benchmarks, organizers said.

Abstracts for all the scientific sessions will be available in the June Journal of Vascular Surgery supplement.

Some of the highlights:

Inclusive. This year’s meeting has a theme: The Vascular Team: Partners in Patient Care. Every member of the vascular team – surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs – will find a reason to attend.

The meeting provides programming across all practice settings with an even stronger focus on practical, take-home information for all.

View Dr. Darling’s “wicked awesome” Welcome to VAM18 video

The Society for Vascular Nursing ’s annual meeting will be in the same location June 20-21. Registration for the SVN meeting includes access to VAM.

This year, the newly established membership section for vascular PAs will present PA-focused education. Within just the past few months, more than 130 PAs joined SVS and many are expected to be at VAM.

An Intuitive Planner - VAM18 meeting will see a new online program planner that allows attendees to filter by session type, areas of interest, faculty, and more. Attendees can favorite a session to build their own meeting schedule. The online planner will sync with the new meeting mobile app, so that attendees can carry their schedule with them. The mobile app will be available through the SVS store in June.

Interactive sessions - Meeting organizers have added more opportunities for small group and audience interaction during and after sessions.

Industry’s best – This year’s Exhibit Hall will run for two days with longer hours each day than in previous years. It will feature the crowd-pleasing Vascular Live sessions each day, as well as exhibits showing off innovative devices and offering a chance to chat one-on-one with company representatives. To add to the festivities, a scavenger hunt will foster interaction.

Familiar favorites will be back – workshops, postgraduate courses, international sessions, posters, collaborative events with other societies and many, many chances to network and catch up with old friends. The essential VAM on Demand post-meeting slides, audio and video will help members revisit VAM anytime.

Learn more about the 2018 VAM here: All about VAM18

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