After a successful debut in 2021, live-streaming of a variety of sessions will return to the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) this year.
VAM 2022 will be June 15–18 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston and will be the Society’s 75th meeting. The meeting will feature educational content—and live-streams—across all four days; exhibits will be open June 16–17.
“We will follow many of the guidelines we established in 2021: stream all scientific plenary sessions, special lectures and forums, with the Presidential Address also among them,” said SVS Program Committee Chair Andres Schanzer, MD. “We want to offer exciting, interesting sessions that will give the at-home viewers needed cutting-edge research, educational content, diverse food for thought, and useful tips for their practices.”
Organizers have already implemented one scheduling change from 2021: moving international sessions to early morning, because of time zone differences. This will enable international attendees to watch sessions particularly applicable to them during their daytimes, and not late at night, said Schanzer. Currently scheduled for live-streaming are:
- VQI@VAM, the Vascular Quality Initiative annual meeting, on Tuesday and Wednesday
- International Fast Talk, International Chapter Forum, the meeting of the World Federation of Vascular Surgery (WFVS), and the International Young Surgeons Competition
- All eight plenary sessions
- The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) session
- The E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum
- The Roy Greenberg and John Homans lectures
- The Awards Ceremony
- Two concurrent sessions each on Thursday and Friday
- The Presidential Address
- A postgraduate course on Saturday
The Opening Ceremony also may be live-streamed. Details, Schanzer cautioned, are subject to change. Learn more about VAM 2022 at vascular.org/VAM.