2015 Annual Winter Meeting

January 28-February 1, 2015
Vail Cascade
Vail, CO

Dates & Location

January 28 - February 2, 2015
Vail Cascade
1300 Westhaven Dr.
Vail, CO 81657

Call for Abstracts

The VESS is now accepting abstracts for the 25th Annual Meeting. All abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Thursday, September 18, 2014. 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.

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Scientific Program

The 2015 VESS Annual Meeting program is not yet available.

Fellow Luminaries Program

Information coming soon.

Technology Forum

Information coming soon.

Hotel Information

The 25th Winter Annual Meeting is taking place at the Vail Cascade in Vail, CO. On behalf of VESS meeting attendees, special room rates have been secured over the dates of the Annual Meeting:

Room Type Rate
Lodge $299/night
Preferred $339/night
Summit  $359/night
Cascade Courtyard Suite $419/night
Cascade Mountain View Suite $439/night

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.

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Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm (Eastern) Friday, December 29, 2014, to guarantee the group rate and can be made by contacting the Vail Cascade directly at 800-282-4183. 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.


Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out is 12:00 pm. Guests arriving before 4:00 pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.

Travel Information

Vail Cascade Resort and Spa is a convenient 35 minute drive from Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) or less than 2 hours from Denver International Airport (DEN).


  • 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 'Cascade Village.' 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 'Cascade Village.' The resort is located one mile on the right.

Shuttle Information

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.

Reservations must be made in advance and can be made in one of two ways:

  1. Call toll free 24/7 at 1-800-525-6363. Be sure to mention the VESS meeting to obtain the group discount.
  2. Make reservations Online. Fill out your trip information and enter VESS in the Group

For more information go to: www.coloradomountainexpress.com.

Meeting Registration Information

Information coming soon.

Ski Lift Ticket Information

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