2019 Annual Winter Meeting of the VESS at Snowbird, Utah

Located just 6 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon, and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, Snowbird is the closest alpine resort to an international airport in North America. Snowbird’s claim to fame is its legendary “Steep and Deep” terrain, provided by annual average snowfall of more than 500 inches. Snowbird has the only year-round Aerial Tram in Utah, as well as the longest ski season of any resort in the Beehive State. Snowbird offers 2,500 acres of skiable terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. All lodging properties at Snowbird are neatly snuggled around the Snowbird Center providing easy foot access to dining and retail outlets. Experience unrivaled on-mountain dining at The Summit, located at 11,000 feet atop Hidden Peak. This gorgeous facility provides stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Daily private transportation is available from the Salt Lake International airport, once at Snowbird no car is needed to traverse the area bound by the resort. No ski vacation is easier than a winter visit to Snowbird!

CLICK HERE for more information on Snowbird and what it has to offer.

2019 Vascular Fellows Program

We invite you to consider sending a fellow or trainee to this outstanding program and to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting. This program is limited to 30 individuals and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications are closed.

More Information

Vascular Technology Forum

The 2019 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.

More Information

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.

Applications are closed.

More Information

2019 Program

Our preliminary program is now available.

Download Program



Registration is now open. The Deadline for Early Bird Registration is December 15, 2018. Registration will close on Friday, January 11, 2019. 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.

Register Online Now

Meeting Registration Early Reg Until 12/15/18 Regular Reg After 12/15/18
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* $100.00 $150.00

* 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. 2)
Adults $75.00
Children (Ages 12-18) $35.00
Children under 12 are free but still require a ticket.

Hotel Info

Snowbird Ski Resort Logo

Snowbird Resort – The Cliff Lodge
9320 S. Cliff Lodge Dr
Snowbird, UT  84092
(800) 453-3000 (for reservations)

Room Descriptions

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird is one of North America’s most iconic ski lodges. The majesty of Little Cottonwood Canyon can be explored from the views each room provides whether facing Snowbird’s ski slopes or peering down the glacially carved canyons spilling into the Salt Lake City valley below. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out convenience and excellent service with a luxurious resort experience.

Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm (Eastern) Wednesday, December 12, 2018, to guarantee the group rate and can be made by contacting the Cliff Lodge directly at 800-453-3000. 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 2019 Annual Meeting to ensure the discounted rate.  The group code is 2C58OV. We strongly recommend making your reservations as early as possible. We anticipate selling out of our discounted rooms early.

Room rates are subject to tax (currently at 11.6%).  In addition, a reduced daily resort fee of $25.00 per room per night has been negotiated for VESS attendees. This fee includes high speed wireless internet in lodging rooms and most public space, free self parking at all lodges plus valet at the Cliff, fitness center use, in-room coffee at the Cliff Lodge and hot beverages in business center.  It also includes access to private ski and snowboard storage lockers.  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.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  The individual reservation lodging deposit is fully refundable up to thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date.  Reservations cancelled 29-15 days prior to the arrival date will be charged two (2) nights’ lodging, tax and fees.  Reservations cancelled within fourteen (14) days prior to the arrival date are fully non-refundable.  No-shows, delayed arrivals and early departures are considered cancellations.

Room Type Rate Single/Double*
Standard Bedroom (The Cliff Bedroom) $294/night / $304.00/night
King Deluxe Room $324/night / $334.00/night

*The rate that appears on the hotel booking site will include the $25.00 resort fee so rates will be either $319 / $329 or $349 / $359.

The Cliff Lodge is close to selling out.  Some nights may not be available.  It would be best to call directly than to try and book online at this time.  Call Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) to discuss what options are available.

Make a Reservation

Ski Lift Tickets

The Cliff Lodge has ski-in / ski-out access, an onsite ski rental/repair shop and complimentary ski lockers to add to your convenience. On behalf of our meeting attendees, special discounted rates for ski tickets have been secured through Snowbird Resort.

Tickets may (and should) be reserved in advance. There is no guarantee that discounted tickets will be available after the January 14th deadline.

If you plan to begin skiing before Thursday, January 31st 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 6 and under are free.

VESS has negotiated a 20% discount on ski equipment rental through Cliff Sports located slope side of The Cliff Lodge.  You will be given a Voucher in your registration packet along with your lift tickets.  This can be turned in at Cliff Sports when picking up your equipment for the discount.

Ski Lift Ticket Group Discount Rates

1 Day Lift Ticket $100
2 out of 3 Day Lift Ticket $200 $100/day
3 out of 4 Day Lift Ticket $285 $95/day
4 out of 5 Day Lift Ticket $380 $95/day
5 out of 6 Day Lift Ticket $435 $87/day
6 out of 7 Day Lift Ticket $522 $87/day
7 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $609 $87/day


1 Day Lift Ticket $55
2 out of 3 Day Lift Ticket $110 $55/day
3 out of 4 Day Lift Ticket $150 $50/day
4 out of 5 Day Lift Ticket $200 $50/day
5 out of 6 Day Lift Ticket $225 $45/day
6 out of 7 Day Lift Ticket $270 $45/day
7 out of 8 Day Lift Ticket $315 $45/day

Travel Info

Snowbird Resort is a convenient 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)


To Snowbird from Salt Lake City International Airport
Take I-80 east to I-215 south. Take Exit 6 (6200 South) and go east on 6200 South, toward the mountains. This road will lead you straight to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird.

To Snowbird from Downtown Salt Lake City
Go west on 500 South to I-15 and head south. Exit at I-215 heading east. Get off at Exit 6 (6200 South) and go east on 6200 South, toward the mountains. This road will lead you straight to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird.

To Snowbird from Park City and Points East
Take UT-224 west and north to I-80. On I-80, head west toward the Salt Lake Valley. Take Exit 130 to I-215 south. Get off at Exit 6 (6200 South) and go east on 6200 South, toward the mountains. This road will lead you straight to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird.

To Snowbird from Points South
Take I-15 north to Exit 295 (9000 South). Turn right onto 9000 South. This street becomes 9400 South, which takes you to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Go right on UT-210. Six miles to Snowbird.

Shuttle Service

The VESS has contracted with Canyon Transportation (Airport Shuttle Service) to obtain a 10% discount off of the rates below for meeting attendees. Canyon Transportation services Salt Lake City International Airport.

Make Reservations

For more information go to www.canyontransport.com


Canyon Transport Help Desk Reservations Department

(801) 255-1841


Group Rates for Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2019

Group Code:  #54782

SLC to/from Snowbird Resort
  One Way Round Trip
Shared Ride
Children under 12)
1-4 Passenger Private SUV $180 $360
1-5 Passenger Private Van $225 $450
6 Passenger Private Van $230 $460
7-8 Passenger Private Van $255 $510
1-14 Passenger Private Mini Coach $320 $640
  • 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
  • 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 5, 2018
  • Full Payment Due: January 3, 2019
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: December 18, 2018


Exhibit Dates & Hours*

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:00pm – 4:00pm Set-up
Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:00pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Friday, February 1, 2019 6:00am – 9:30am Breakfast @ 6:00am – 7:00am
Friday, February 1, 2019 3:00pm – 6:30pm Break @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:00am – 9:30am Breakfast @ 6:00am – 7:00am
Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:00pm – 6:30pm Break @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 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 2019 Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus.

Download Prospectus


Exhibitor Logistical Information

2019 Exhibitors & Sponsors

VESS would like to thank the following companies for the generous support of the 2019 Annual Meeting:

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors