2018 Annual Winter Meeting of the VESS at Vail Colorado

Matching the incredible mountain experience, Vail is known for its rich culinary scene, exceptional family activities, a world-class events schedule and everything else you’d expect from North America’s premier resort community. Best of all, the discoveries are within easy reach from anywhere in town. Vail is linked by three lively base areas filled with endless shops, restaurants and apres hot spots. Connected by pedestrian friendly heated streets, Vail Village is a perfect place for a family stroll after skiing or a bar hopping night out on the town. The Country’s largest free transportation system runs frequently, making it easy to access almost anywhere in the Vail area without the hassle of operating your car. You could say the entire town is “ski in, ski out.”

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2018 Vascular Fellows Program

We invite you to consider sending a fellow or trainee to this outstanding program and to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting. This program is limited to 30 individuals and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Vascular Technology Forum

The 2018 Tech Exchange will focus on broad vascular pathology, emphasizing industry insight into current and up-and-coming technology, as well as what treating physicians may see in the near future.

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Next Generation Medical Student Symposium

This symposium seeks to empower the next generation of medical students to experience the clinical challenges, technological innovation, translational research, and fellowship that defines our important specialty.

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2018 Program

The Preliminary Program for the 2018 Winter Meeting is now available.

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Registration

Registration is now open.  The Deadline for Early Bird Registration is December 15, 2017.  Registration closes on Friday, January 15, 2018. Included in your registration fee are all scientific sessions (including the Technology Forum), entrance to the exhibit hall, continental breakfast, coffee breaks and the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening. The President’s Dinner is by separate subscription and tickets are required for all registrants and their guests.

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Meeting Registration Early Reg Until 12/15/17 Regular Reg After 12/15/17
VESS Member $300.00 $350.00
Non-Member $400.00 $450.00
Allied Health Professional $200.00 $250.00
SVMS Member Military $100.00 $150.00
Resident*/Fellow*/ VESS Candidate Member $100.00 $150.00
Medical Student* $25.00 $25.00

* A letter from your institution is required for verification which must either be faxed to the National Office at 978-927-7872 prior to the meeting or presented onsite at the Registration Desk.

President’s Dinner Tickets (Sat. Feb. 3)
Adults $75.00
Children (Ages 12-18) $35.00
Children under 12 are free but still require a ticket.

Hotel Info

Hotel Talisa
1300 Westhaven Dr.
Vail, CO  81657
800-420-2424

Discover Hotel Talisa, Vail’s newest Alpine-Inspired luxury hotel and meeting destination debuting after a multi-million dollar transformation. Formerly the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa (and home to the VESS 2015 Annual Meeting), attendees are in for a treat. The VESS group discounted room rates were locked in prior to the transfer of ownership and renovations, giving our group the amazing opportunity to stay at this beautiful new hotel.

Be sure to make your reservations early as rooms will sell out and the average room rate outside our meeting block will more than double. Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm (Eastern) Sunday, December 31, 2017, to guarantee the group rate and can be made by contacting the Hotel Talisa directly at 800-420-2424. After this deadline, or if the VESS block of rooms sells out prior to the above mentioned deadline, availability and rates cannot be guaranteed. Please mention the VESS Annual Meeting to ensure the discounted rate. We strongly recommend making your reservations as early as possible. We anticipate selling out of our discounted rooms early.

Rates are European plan (no meals included) and reflect single or double occupancy. Room rates are subject to tax (currently at 9.8%).  In addition, a reduced daily resort fee of $25.00 per room per night has been negotiated for VESS attendees. This fee includes access to Aria Spa & Club, sports, fitness & health facility, shuttle service to Lionshead and Vail Villages, in room coffee & tea service, in-room high speed internet access. Check-in time is 4:00pm. Check-out time is 12:00pm. Guests arriving before 4:00 pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.

11/29/17 UPDATE:  Hotel Talisa may be sold out of the group rate at this time.  We have secured rooms at the Evergreen Lodge which is located about a mile away and is accessible on the free in town shuttle bus route.  Call 800-284-8245 to make reservations.  Mention the VESS for the special group rates starting at $279.00 for a Valley Side Queen Room (2 beds); $289.00 for a Valley Side King Room (1 bed); $299.00 for a Mountain Side Queen Room (2 beds) or a Mountain Side King Room (1 bed for $309.00.  Rates are subject to a $15.00 + tax per night fee.  Group rates are guaranteed based on availability until December 22nd.  Two night stay is preferred.  Rates may not be available for a one night stay.

On behalf of VESS meeting attendees, special room rates have been secured over the dates of the Annual Meeting:

 

Room Type Rate
Superior Room $299/night
Deluxe Room $339/night
Grand Deluxe Room $359/night
Resort Suite $419/night
Mountain Suite $439/night

Room Descriptions

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Ski Lift Tickets

Hotel Talisa has a private ski lift located at the base of the mountain behind the resort! On behalf of our meeting attendees, special discounted rates for ski tickets have been secured through Vail Resorts.

Tickets may (and should) be reserved in advance. There is no guarantee that discounted tickets will be available after the January 3rd deadline.

If you plan to begin skiing before Thursday, February 1st please be sure to indicate this on the registration questionnaire. Arrangements will be made to have your lift tickets available in advance.  Otherwise, tickets will be available at the registration desk during regular meeting registration hours.

*Children 4 and under are free.

Ski Lift Ticket Rates

ADULT LIFT TICKETS (13-64)
1 Day Lift Ticket $147
2 out of 3 Day Lift Ticket $284 $142/day
3 out of 5 Day Lift Ticket $393 $131/day
4 out of 6 Day Lift Ticket $488 $122/day
5 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $565 $113/day
6 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $636 $106/day
7 out of 9 Day Lift Ticket $686 $98/day

 

CHILDREN (5-12)
1 Day Lift Ticket $102
2 out of 3 Day Lift Ticket $198 $98/day
3 out of 5 Day Lift Ticket $273 $91/day
4 out of 6 Day Lift Ticket $340 $85/day
5 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $395 $79/day
6 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $444 $74/day
7 out of 9 Day Lift Ticket $476 $68/day

 

SENIOR (65+)
1 Day Lift Ticket $137
2 out of 3 Day Lift Ticket $264 $132/day
3 out of 5 Day Lift Ticket $363 $121/day
4 out of 6 Day Lift Ticket $448 $112/day
5 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $515 $103/day
6 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $576 $96/day
7 out of 9 Day Lift Ticket $616 $88/day

Travel Info

Hotel Talisa is a convenient 35 minute drive from Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) or less than 2 hours from Denver International Airport (DEN).

Directions

  • From DIA – Take I-70 West. Exit 176 (main Vail). At end of ramp, enter roundabout and go to the left under the Interstate. Enter the 2nd roundabout and turn right onto South Frontage Road (toward Lionshead). Follow the frontage road signs that direct you to the Hotel Talisa. The resort is approximately 1.75 miles on the left.
  • From Eagle County Airport – Take I-70 East for approximately 30 minutes. Exit 173 (West Vail). Enter roundabout and follow signs to South Frontage Road/Vail Village/Lionshead. Follow the frontage road signs that direct you to the Hotel Talisa. The resort is located one mile on the right.

Shuttle Service

The VESS has contracted with Colorado Mountain Express (CME) (Airport Shuttle Service) to obtain a discounted rate for meeting attendees. CME services both the Denver International Airport and Eagle County Regional Airport.

Make Reservations

For more information go to www.coloradomountainexpress.com.

Contact

CME Help Desk Reservations Department (970) 754-7433 cmehelpdesk@ridecme.com

Group Rates for Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2018

Group ID: VESS18

Route DIA to/from Vail, Beaver Creek
Shared Ride Shuttle Van $79
5 Passenger Private Vehicle Full Size SUV $497
10 Passenger Private Vehicle Charter Van $492
9 Passenger Private Vehicle Sprinter Van $601
Route EGE to/from Vail, Beaver Creek
Shared Ride Shuttle Van $42
5 Passenger Private Vehicle Full Size SUV $184
10 Passenger Private Vehicle Charter Van $262
9 Passenger Private Vehicle Sprinter Van $312
Route EGE (Private Side/Tarmac) to/from Vail, Beaver Creek
Shared Ride Shuttle Van n/s
5 Passenger Private Vehicle Full Size SUV $192
10 Passenger Private Vehicle Charter Van $270
9 Passenger Private Vehicle Sprinter Van $312
Route Around Town/Hourly
Shared Ride Shuttle Van n/s
5 Passenger Private Vehicle Full Size SUV $80
10 Passenger Private Vehicle Charter Van $76
9 Passenger Private Vehicle Sprinter Van $86
  • Shared ride is per person, one way ~ Rate includes airport concession fee & any other applicable fees
  • Private Vehicle rate is per vehicle, one way ~ Rate includes airport concession fee, base gratuity, & all other applicable fees
  • Around Town/Hourly rate is per hour ~ Rate includes airport concession fee, base gratuity, & all other applicable fees
  • Around town/Hourly service requires a 2 hour minimum
  • Sprinter Vans are call & request only due to limited availability
  • All rates are subject to change until contracted
  • Meet & Greet and Onsite services are available – please contact for pricing

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Important Dates to Remember

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Full Payment Due: January 3, 2018
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: December 31, 2017

 

Exhibit Dates & Hours*

Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:00pm – 4:00pm Set-up
Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:00pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Friday, February 2, 2018 6:00am – 9:30am Breakfast @ 6:00am – 7:00am
Friday, February 2, 2018 3:00pm – 6:30pm Break @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 6:00am – 9:30am Breakfast @ 6:00am – 7:00am
Saturday, February 3, 2018 3:00pm – 6:30pm Break @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 6:30pm Tear Down

*Exhibit Hours Subject to Change based on Final Program

To view all the sponsorship opportunities as well as exhibit hall details, please download the 2018 Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus.

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Exhibitor Logistical Information


2017 Exhibitors & Sponsors

VESS would like to thank the following companies for the generous support of the 2017 Annual Meeting:

Platinum Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors



Bronze Level Sponsors

Exhibitors