Abstracts and surgical videos can now be submitted
for the upcoming 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston, June 5-7. Submit an abstract before the January 2 deadline for the premier meeting for vascular health professionals.
Location and Lodging
The site of the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting is the Hynes Convention Center located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay area.
On Line Housing and registration sites will open early March, 2014. Please complete this form to be notified when registration opens.
What’s New in Boston
With history around every corner, Boston is a vibrant city that also offers so much more. The city’s rich art, music and dance institutions, theatre and cultural attractions, distinguished dining and nightlife venues, world-class shopping and championship sports teams make it a unique place to visit as part of the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting.
New green spaces and a revitalized waterfront have added to the city’s already dynamic downtown neighborhoods. Boston’s Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, which now includes the Boston Harbor Islands Visitor Center, includes three parks and 30 acres of beautiful, tree-lined corridors. Visitors will find more than 900 trees, public art, fountains and great places for exercise or contemplation. The Greenway also connects to the 44-mile Boston HarborWalk, which leads to a clean and restored Boston Harbor. Adjacent to the Greenway are The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston’s premier new art venue and the Boston Children’s Museum, which has undergone a $47 million renovation and expansion.
In 2011, the Museum of Fine Arts opened the 80,000 square-foot Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which includes seven new galleries and 250 works of contemporary art. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum reopened in June 2012 following a $28 million renovation.
Exciting developments in 2013 include the renovation and expansion project at the Harvard Art Museums as well as the opening of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor features a marina, visitor center, sandy beaches and five miles of walking trails that lead to the crest of a 157-foot hill offering panoramic views of the harbor and the city. The new Chinatown Park, at the south end of the Greenway, is populated by bamboo trees, azaleas, stones and a peaceful stream.
The African Meeting House, the oldest African church building standing in America and a location where many events leading up to the abolishment of slavery took place, recently completed an $8 million restoration as part of its bicentennial celebration.
Experience Much More
Boston is “America’s Walking City.” Even though it’s one of the largest cities in the country, its accessibility is unparalleled. And while it’s easy to see the sights on foot, Boston also has an excellent public transportation system. Boston is also the “Hub of New England.” Major highways link Boston to points throughout the Northeast, and recent upgrades to Logan International Airport make it easier than ever to get in and out of the city.
Cultural institutions also include the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Beyond the museum scene, there’s the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, local and pre-Broadway theater, distinctive dining, endless opportunities for shopping and sightseeing and a year-round calendar of special events and celebrations.
Boston is home to a grand tradition of sporting excellence with include the Red Sox (2004 and 2007 World Series Champions), the Celtics (2008 World Champions), the Bruins (2011 Stanley Cup Champions), and the New England Patriots (2001, 2003 and 2004 Super Bowl Champions) all play their games.
In addition to everything within the city limits, some of Massachusetts’ most scenic and historic towns are just a short distance from the city center. Cambridge, just a bridge away on the other side of the Charles River, is often referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank”. Cambridge is packed with youthful vitality and international flair, and is the East Coast’s leading hub for high tech and biotech. It is
also the birthplace of higher education in America. Harvard College was founded in 1636, and across town, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is known as the epicenter of cyberculture. Both universities house renowned museum collections and tours that are open to the public.
Plan to experience more of this great city and be part of the premier educational event in vascular surgery by attending the Vascular Annual Meeting, June 5-7, 2014, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
The average temperature in Boston in June is a beautiful 76-degree high and a 60-degree low.
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.
Ultimate Shuttle service offers ground transportation from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay area. Tickets are available for purchase for $17 USD per person for a one- way transfers. Reservations are required and may be made by calling direct at 888-437-4379 or online.
Taxi service is available 24/7 from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes (5.5 miles) from the airport to the official hotels. The approximate fares range approximately $30 including a $2.75 city surcharge.
There are approximately 4,400 parking spaces within a three-block walk of the Hynes Convention Center. Valet parking is also available at the Sheraton Boston Hotel located in the Prudential Center complex where Sheraton cars are parked.
Alumni and Committee Receptions
The evening hours on Thursday, June 5, 2014 are reserved for alumni, committee, and group receptions.
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 7:00 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.
*All pricing at time of writing and are subject to change without notice.