This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting will have a new and elegant air about it, with the introduction of a Gala to benefit the SVS Foundation. It is replacing the traditional President’s Reception, at the request of SVS President Michel S. Makaroun. Tickets are $250 each, of which $150 is a tax-deductible contribution to the SVS Foundation’s general fund, the Greatest Need Fund. The Gala will be held Friday, June 14, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the site for VAM. The event will include a silent auction, cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Many details are still in the planning stages and a link to purchase tickets will be available in January.