A Message From the President

Jon Eliason, MD

As the fall season progresses, VESS members can anticipate our Annual Meeting right around the corner. This year we will have an historic 1st ever venue in Snowbird, Utah!

This should prove to be an outstanding location for our meeting. It is located at the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon and includes 2,500 skiiable acres, 2,900 vertical feet, and a peak elevation of 11,000 feet. The mountain meeting space looks beautiful and culminates with the Summit, Snowbird’s latest renovation and the site of the President’s dinner this year at the peak.

The 2019 Annual winter meeting dates are January 31st- February 3rd. The program committee, headed by Justin Hurie, has done an outstanding job culling through over 160 submitted abstracts to select the lineup. Many thanks Justin and team! Other highlights include the remarkably successful Fellows Program, the newer Next Generation Medical Student Symposium, and the Technology Forum, highlighting current and up-and-coming technologies in the aortic, peripheral, venous, and advanced imaging spaces. It has been my sincere pleasure to serve as your president this year. I hope to see you in Utah as we work together make the 2019 annual meeting a new high for our society!

Jon Eliason, MD
University of Michigan
VESS President