Boston calling: Registration for VAM 2022 is open

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Registration and housing for the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) are now open. This year’s premiere educational event for all vascular professionals is set for June 15–18 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Boston Hotel, which is directly accessible to the Hynes Convention Center. 

For 2021, VAM organizers noted that “Wednesday is the new Thursday,” as a number of events that formerly took place on Thursday moved to Wednesday. Wednesday is still the new Thursday, because those events—the Opening Ceremony, the William J. von Liebig Forum, the E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum and the first plenaries—remain firmly in place on the Wednesday schedule. 

“This was very well-received last year and continues to allow us to reduce scheduling conflicts,” said SVS Program Committee Chair Andres Schanzer, MD. The committee determines much of the scheduling and programming for the meeting, along with the SVS Postgraduate Education Committee, which handles sessions such as concurrent, breakfast, “Ask the Expert” and special sessions, and postgraduate education courses. 

Also returning is the livestreaming registration option, with even more content going out via the virtual medium. This will allow those who cannot attend in person to view nearly 20 sessions as they unfold. For 2022, most international livestreamed sessions have been moved to early morning, to permit those overseas to watch at a more reasonable time of day. In addition, an entire afternoon of livestreamed content will now accompany the morning content, allowing viewers to login all day long. 

VAM 2022 encompasses four full days of education, networking and learning, and two days of exhibits from industry throughout the vascular world. Topics range from hard science to discussion of diversity issues, the vascular surgery workforce, quality care and improvement, an update on the SVS Foundation VISTA (Vascular Volunteers in Service to All) program and much more. Reviews of recently published SVS guidelines will close each plenary session.

“We aim to cover a broad variety of topics that will be of interest to our diverse members, from emerging trends to highlighting particular vascular conditions and treatments, to situations our members face frequently, such as dialysis access, thoracic outlet syndrome and chronic limb-threatening ischemia,” said Schanzer. “This meeting will have important content for all SVS members.” 

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