2017 Annual Winter Meeting

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

Call for Abstracts

The VESS is now accepting abstracts for the 27th Annual Meeting. All abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Abstracts must be authored, co-authored or sponsored by a member of the VESS. The VESS will not accept abstracts that have been previously presented or published.

Submit Your Abstract Today

Scientific Program

Download the program for the 26th Annual Meeting

Fellows Course

Vascular surgery fellows are invited to attend the 2016 Fellow Luminaries to be held Thursday, February 4 from 9:00 am - 12:30 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 2016 Application

Hotel Information

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


Room Type Rate
Grand Summit Hotel - Standard Guestroom $309/night
Sundial Lodge - Standard Guestroom $279/night
Silverado Lodge - Standard Guestroom $259/night


View detailed list of all room descriptions

One and two bedroom suites are available at a discounted group rate. Contact the VESS National Office for more information. Discounted room rates will be offered three days before and after the meeting dates based on availability.

Rates listed above are subject to 17.85% tax (6.35% Utah State Tax; 3% Summit County Tax; 6% Resort Fee & 2.5% Resort Village Management Association).

To make your reservations contact Park City Mountain Resort (formerly Canyons Resort) directly at 888-226-9667. Please be sure to indicate that you are with the VESS 26th Annual Meeting to secure the group rate. You can also make reservations online.

Reservations must be made before the cut-off date of Sunday, December 20, 2015. 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 two (2) nights' stay is required to hold each individual's reservation, with final payment due thirty (30) days prior to arrival. Reservations made within thirty (30) days of arrival will be required to be paid in full at time of booking.

CANCELLATION: The deposit is refundable if notice of cancellation is received at least thirty (30) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained. All deposits shall be charged at the time the reservation is made. No refunds for late arrivals, early departures or down grades.

Shuttle Information

The VESS has contracted with All Resort Express (Airport Shuttle Service) to obtain a discounted rate 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 1-800-457-9457. Be sure to mention the VESS meeting to obtain the group discount.
  2. Make reservations online.

For more detailed information, view or print the shuttle form.

Meeting Registration Information

The online registration site is now closed. You will be able to register onsite starting on Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00am. The registration desk will be located in the Kokopelli Ballroom Foyer of the Grand Summit Hotel. We look forward to seeing you in Park City soon. Safe Travels.

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 12/7/15
Regular Reg
After 12/7/15
VESS Member $300.00 $350.00
Non-Member $350.00$400.00
SVMS Member (Military)$100.00$150.00
VESS Candidate Member
Medical Student*$0.00$0.00
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
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.

Ages 13 - 64
1 Day Lift Ticket Adult $97
2 Day Lift Ticket Adult (2 out of 3) $186 $93/day
3 Day Lift Ticket Adult (3 out of 5) $267 $89/day
4 Day Lift Ticket Adult (4 out of 6) $344 $86/day
5 Day Lift Ticket Adult (5 out of 8) $410 $82/day
6 Day Lift Ticket Adult (6 out of 9) $462 $77/day
7 Day Lift Ticket Adult (7 out of 10) $497 $71/day

Ages 65 and older
1 Day Lift Ticket Senior $62
2 Day Lift Ticket Senior (2 out of 3) $120 $60/day
3 Day Lift Ticket Senior (3 out of 5) $171 $57/day
4 Day Lift Ticket Senior (4 out of 6) $220 $55/day
5 Day Lift Ticket Senior (5 out of 8) $260 $52/day
6 Day Lift Ticket Senior (6 out of 9) $294 $49/day
7 Day Lift Ticket Senior (7 out of 10) $315 $45/day

Ages 5 - 12
1 Day Lift Ticket Child $62
2 Day Lift Ticket Child (2 out of 3) $120 $60/day
3 Day Lift Ticket Child (3 out of 5) $171 $57/day
4 Day Lift Ticket Child (4 out of 6) $220 $55/day
5 Day Lift Ticket Child (5 out of 8) $260 $52/day
6 Day Lift Ticket Child (6 out of 9) $294 $49/day
7 Day Lift Ticket Child (7 out of 10) $315 $45/day

Kids 4 and Under Ski Free