2017 Annual Winter Meeting

February 2-5, 2017
Steamboat Grand
Steamboat Springs, CO

Dates & Location

The 27th Winter Annual Meeting of the VESS will take place February 2-5, 2017 at The Steamboat Grand Hotel located on Mt. Werner Road in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Nestled 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, the Steamboat Grand is one of North America's largest ski mountains. With 142 trails, 3600 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres, its six peaks are filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows and legendary tree skiing.

2017 Program

The Annual Meeting of the VESS brings together internationally recognized, fellowship-trained peripheral vascular surgeons. The objective of this comprehensive Annual Meeting is to provide those attending with the knowledge of current thinking in effective clinical management of vascular disorders and insight into the future directions from critical analysis of investigative findings. The program consists of standard papers, rapid fire papers and case reports.
Download the program for the 27th Annual Meeting

Fellows Course

Vascular surgery fellows are invited to attend the 2017 Fellow Course to be held Thursday, February 2 from 8:15 am - 12:10 pm. The program is limited to the first 40 fellows who submit an application. (Priority will be given to 2nd year of a 5+2 fellowship or 5th year in a 0-5 program. Additional spots will be given to those in earlier years of training if space is available.) Fellows will be given a $1,000.00 stipend to help with travel expenses.
Download 2017 Application

Technology Forum

Technology Forum – Aortic Pathology
Thursday, February 2, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The 2017 Tech Exchange will focus solely on aortic pathology and will showcase some of the best that industry has to offer. In addition, to focusing on the endografts themselves, we will also be highlighting some the latest capabilities in medical imaging.

The emphasis of this program is for industry to provide insight into current technology as well as what the treating physicians may see in the near future as it relates to developments in the pipeline. It will also to provide an intensive, “hands-on” experience in a small group format that provides a granular experience for the participating physicians. (This program is not eligible for CME credits)

Meeting Registration Information

Registration is now open. Early Bird Discounted Registration Deadline is Friday, December 9, 2016.

There are two ways to register:

- OR -

Download the Meeting Registration Form(Coming Soon)

Included in your registration fee are all scientific sessions, 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. (See below for details.)

Meeting Registration Early Reg
Until 12/9/16
Regular Reg
After 12/9/16
VESS Member $300.00 $350.00
Non-Member $400.00$450.00
SVMS Member (Military)$100.00$150.00
VESS Candidate Member
Medical Student*$25.00$25.00
Allied Health Professional $200.00$250.00

*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. 4)
Adults (13 & over) $75.00
Children (Ages 6-12) $35.00
Children under 6 are free but still require a ticket.

Ski Lift Ticket Information

On behalf of our meeting attendees, special discounted rates for ski tickets have been secured. Tickets may (and should) be reserved in advance. There is no guarantee that discounted tickets will be available onsite. A 15% discount on ski equipment rental is also available.

If you plan to begin skiing before Thursday, February 2nd, please be sure to indicate this in the registration questionnaire. We will make special arrangements for you to pick up your tickets. Otherwise, tickets will be available at the registration desk during regular meeting registration hours.

(Including Senior & Teen)
1 Day Lift Ticket Adult $85
2 Day Lift Ticket Adult $170
3 Day Lift Ticket Adult $240
4 Day Lift Ticket Adult $320
5 Day Lift Ticket Adult $375
6 Day Lift Ticket Adult $450

(Ages 6 - 12)*
1 Day Lift Ticket Child $75
2 Day Lift Ticket Child $150
3 Day Lift Ticket Child $210
4 Day Lift Ticket Child $280
5 Day Lift Ticket Child $350
6 Day Lift Ticket Child $390

*Children under 6 are free, but please still register them for a pass.


The Steamboat Grand has set up a rental discount for the VESS group. Group members can book at www.steamboat.com/groupstore and enter the Group Discount Code "VESS2017" at checkout to earn 35% off rentals if booked at least 7 days ahead of time. Group members can also book onsite for 30% off by mentioning they are with the VESS group.

View flyer with examples of pricing.

Hotel Information

On behalf of our meeting attendees, special rates have been secured over the dates of the meeting:


Room Type Rate
Parlor (Sofa Bed Only) $154
Studio $188
Double Queen Hotel Room $225
Deluxe King Hotel Room $225
1 Bedroom Condo $266
1 Bedroom w/Double Queen $321
1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo $321
2 Bedroom Condo $510
2 Bedroom / 2 Queen / 2 Bath Condo $532
2 Bedroom Deluxe Condo $565
3 Bedroom Condo $622


For more detailed information you can see the full room descriptions here.

Discounted room rates will be offered two days before and after the meeting dates based on availability.

Rates listed above are subject to 17.23% tax.

To make your reservations contact The Steamboat Grand directly at 877-269-2628. Please be sure to indicate that you are with the VESS 27th Winter Annual Meeting to secure the group rate.

Reservations must be made before the cut‐off date of Thursday, December 22, 2016. After this date (or once the VESS room block has been sold out) the discounted room rates cannot be guaranteed. We strongly suggest you book your room early as there are a limited number of rooms in each of the above locations.

DEPOSIT: A deposit equal to one (1) night’s lodging is required to hold each individual’s reservation, with final payment due twenty nine (29) days prior to arrival. Reservations made within twenty nine (29) days of arrival will be required to be paid in full at time of booking.

CANCELLATION: Reservations cancelled between receipt of one night’s lodging and 30 days prior to arrival forfeit the one night stay. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival forfeit the entire amount. No refund for late arrivals, early departures, no-shows or downgrade.

Travel Information


  • From Yampa Valley Airport: (Travel Time +/- 36 Minutes) Take I-40 East for approximately 25 miles / 35 minutes. Exit on Mt. Werner Road. Turn left onto Mt. Werner Circle.
  • From Denver International Airport: (Travel Time +/- 3 Hours, 15 Minutes) Take I-70 West for approximately 80 miles. Take the CO-9 North Exit (Exit 205) towards US-6 East Silverthorne/Dillon. Turn right onto Blue River Pkwy/CO-9 and continue for approximately 37 miles. Turn left onto Park Ave/US-40 West and continue for approximately 50 miles. Turn right onto J.D. Hays Way. Turn left onto Pine Grove Rd. Turn right onto Mount Werner Rd.

Shuttle Information

The VESS has contracted with Go Alpine Shuttle to obtain discounted rates for Airport Shuttle Service between either the Denver International Airport or the Hayden (Yampa Valley Regional Airport) for meeting attendees.

Reservations MUST be made IN ADVANCE and can be made in one of two ways:

  1. Call toll free 24/7 at 1-800-343-7433. Be sure to mention the VESS meeting to obtain the group discount.
  2. Make reservations online: Go to the GO Alpine website and click on Make a Reservation, enter VSS in the Group Code box at the bottom of the screen, and click on GO.

Does Not Include Driver Gratuity


From Denver International Airport From Hayden (Yampa Valley Regional Airport)
Adult One Way: $79.05
Round Trip: $158.10
One Way: $31.76
Round Trip: $49.00
Senior One Way: $59.29
Round Trip: $118.58
One Way: $23.82
Round Trip: $36.76
Child One Way: $39.53
Round Trip: $79.06
One Way: $15.88
Round Trip: $24.50