2016 Annual Winter Meeting

February 4-7, 2016
The Canyons
Park City, UT

Dates & Location

The 26th Winter Annual Meeting of the VESS will take place February 4-7, 2016 at The Canyons in Park City, Utah.

The Canyons is one of three alpine ski resorts located in Park City, Utah. With 19 chairlifts, 4,000 acres of skiable terrain and an average of 355" of snow each winter, The Canyons is the largest ski and snowboard resort in Utah. The base area is located 32 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, accessed via Interstate 80, and is four miles from Main Street in Park City.

Call for Abstracts

The VESS is now accepting abstracts for the 26th Annual Meeting. All abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. 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 2016 VESS Annual Meeting program is not yet available.

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 The Canyons directly at 888-226-9667. Please be sure to indicate that you are with the VESS 26th Winter 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 30, 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

Information 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 12/7/15
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.