The Exhibit Hall is an integral part of the Vascular Annual Meeting. All members of the vascular team, as well as other attendees, will be able to see a wide-ranging array of products of interest to vascular surgeons and their teams from dozens of vendors.
The VAM website (vsweb.org/VAM19) and mobile app offer a listing of exhibitors. A real-time floor plan (vsweb.org/FloorMap) helps attendees navigate the Exhibit Hall to find the products they most want to see.
Input a keyword – such as “stents,” for example – and the website provides a listing of exhibitors who manufacture stents. Input “endovascular” and not only are companies listed but so are the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society and Vascular News/Charing Cross Symposium. Searches are possible for a specific vendor, as well, and can be refined.
This year’s Exhibit Hall also will include the Office Vascular Care Pavilion, of interest particularly for those clinicians who perform procedures in outpatient and office-based settings. Five vendors currently plan to exhibit at the pavilion, and four presentations for office-based providers are scheduled.
The Exhibit Hall on the lower level also hosts fun and games – literally. It’s the site for the Opening and Closing receptions, on Thursday and Friday evenings, respectively and the Scavenger Hunt. And attendees can also take advantage of non-CME learning opportunities, giveaways, training opportunities and networking potential.
The Opening Reception takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., coinciding with the Interactive Poster Session. The Closing Reception is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. It’s a great time to browse the exhibits, talk with vendors, meet up with friends and colleagues, sip on a beverage, and enjoy the food.
Participate in Scavenger Hunt
Games? That would be the Vascular Annual Meeting Scavenger Hunt, sure to be a hit with those with even a bit of a competitive streak. It’s simple and it’s fun. Just download the Mobile App to scan the QR codes found in sponsors’ booths throughout the Exhibit Hall. When a multiple-choice question appears on the display, answer it. Correct answers earn 10 points.
Vascular Live hosts innovative sessions about the latest products and development related to vascular surgery, in a theater-in-the-round setting during Thursday and Friday’s coffee breaks and lunch hours. These frequently are standing-room only, so be sure to arrive early for a good seat. (See the VAM Planner and the mobile app.)
The Exhibit Hall also is the place to be for coffee breaks, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday as well as lunch, at 12 p.m. Thursday and 12:15 p.m. Friday. Food stations offer box lunches – free to attendees, though tickets are required. And there are plenty of tables to permit sitting down and chatting with colleagues for a bit.
Industry participation in the VAM exhibits underwrites a significant portion of VAM, thereby allowing us to keep registration fees at a much lower rate than other industry meetings. Please support our industry partners. A complete list of exhibitors and their booth locations are found in the Connections on-site publication and in the Mobile App, VAM Planner and VAM website (vsweb.org/VAM19).