June 8-11, 2016
Plenary Sessions/Exhibits June 9-11, 2016
Gaylord National Resort (near Washington, D.C.)
Dates and Location
The 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting will be held June 8-11, 2016 with Plenary Sessions and Exhibits held on June 9-11. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center will be hosting the 2016 VAM and is located just outside Washington, D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. The resort is located 15 minutes from Reagan National Airport and 45 minutes from Dulles and Baltimore Washington Airports.
About Gaylord National
Gaylord National offers sweeping views of the Potomac River, Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria. As the cornerstone of the new National Harbor project in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Gaylord National offers an exciting and unique venue for the Vascular Annual Meeting.
The resort offers a first-class meeting destination. Highlights of the property include an 18-story glass atrium overlooking the Potomac, three restaurants including fine dining and casual, rooftop lounge, express coffee outlet, unique shops, an indoor pool and a 20,000 square-foot spa and fitness center.
National Harbor is a 300-acre development that includes residential units, tree-lined promenades with scores of shops and restaurants, two marinas, a Ferris wheel and much more. For a complete directory as well as an interactive map, please visit the National Harbor website.
Abstract Submission Information
See the link at left or click here for both general and specific information on submitting abstracts to the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting. Abstracts may be submitted from Dec. 1, 2015, through Feb. 1, 2016.
Registration and Housing Opens March 3, 2016
To receive an email notification when the registration site is open, please click here and complete the form.
Vascular Annual Meeting registration services will be provided by CompuSystems (CSI) and Wyndham Jade will be providing housing services.
Accept no substitutes! Please be aware that there are companies out there that claim to provide housing and registration services for the Vascular Annual Meeting that are not affiliated with SVS in any way. These companies will send fax notices, e-mail transmissions or phone calls that offer cut-rate housing for the Vascular Annual Meeting. The author's apparent intent is to convince unsuspecting attendees that the offer is made on behalf of SVS. It is not. Everyone loves a bargain.
Poaching housing blocks, however, is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service. When SVS secures sleeping rooms at hotels for the Vascular Annual Meeting, it does so in order to assure that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. SVS also needs the hotels for meeting space for the numerous committee and industry meetings.
This involves contracting the rooms and space with many hotels, but doing so exposes us to cancellation and attrition policies. Please support SVS' efforts to thwart the efforts of room block poachers by making housing arrangements through Wyndham Jade.
The average temperature in Washington, D.C. in June is an 83-degree high and a 65-degree low. Please dress appropriately as the meeting rooms have a tendency to be a bit chilly.
The attire for the conference is business casual during the day and resort casual for hospitality events.
Americans With Disabilities Act Accommodations
Registrants who need specialized accommodations to participate in the Vascular Annual Meeting (i.e., large print or Braille materials; assistance obtaining motorized scooter rentals) should check the “Yes” box under Disability Accommodations on the Attendee Meeting Registration Form. Someone from the SVS office will call to discuss how we may assist you.
SuperShuttle provides express shuttle transportation from the following area airports: Ronald Reagan National (DCA), Washington Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI). Advance reservations are required. For current schedules, pricing and reservations, please call SuperShuttle at 800-258-3826 or visit the following websites:
Tickets also will be available from the SuperShuttle desk, located on the lower level of the airport, near baggage claim.
Airport Taxi Service
From Reagan National to Gaylord National: US$25*
From Dulles to Gaylord National: US$44*
From Baltimore/Washington BWI: US$70*
*all pricing as of July, 2015 and based on one-way trip excluding tax, tolls and tip
Gaylord National Daily Parking Rates
• US$8.00 hourly*
• US$26.00 per day self parking/overnight*
• US$39.00 per day valet parking/overnight*
*All pricing as of July, 2015 and subject to change without notice.
Alumni and Committee Receptions
Thursday, June 9, 2016 is reserved for alumni, committee, and group receptions. The receptions will occur at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
The reception arrangements enable attendees who may be members of more than one alumni association or group to frequent multiple receptions. SVS requests that receptions begin after 6:30 pm so as not to conflict with the SVS Opening Reception.
There is no rental charge to secure a meeting room. However, all additional costs associated with alumni reception events are the responsibility of the host organization.