I would like to personally welcome everyone to San Diego and invite all 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting attendees to visit the Spring Meeting of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS).
This year’s program will be held on Wednesday, May 31, and comprises two informative paper sessions from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.in the San Diego Convention Center Room 6F (upper level).
Dr. Bernadette Aulivola and the VESS Program Committee, in collaboration with the SVS Program Committee, have selected 30 timely research papers for presentation. The format of the meeting allows for open discussion between the presenters, discussants (all of whom will be VESS Candidate Members), and attendees. I am sure you will enjoy the experience and we welcome your participation.
Founded in 1976 by 19 forward-thinking young vascular surgeons, VESS has grown to become a prominent national and international organization boasting over 1,000 members.
Focused on young vascular surgeons in both academic and community practice, VESS offers excellent educational opportunities, competitive research grant programs, and networking opportunities for career growth. A few examples include the resident/fellow research award, the junior faculty research award, the VESS travel grant, the Women and Diversity Meet the Leaders Mentor Program, and the resident/fellows career development symposium and emerging technology forum.
In line with these priorities, VESS is co-sponsoring along with SVS Young Surgeons’ Committee the VAM General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Program Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in Marina Ballroom D at the Marriott Marquis. Please come by and interact with future vascular surgeons from across the country.
The VESS Annual Meeting is held in the winter each year and is a highlight of the academic year for all members, families, and sponsors alike. The annual meeting is a special time to share research, contribute ideas, learn new technologies, and make lifelong friends. The next annual meeting will take place January 31 – February 4, 2018 (just prior to the next New England Patriots SuperBowl victory), and will be convened at the newly renovated Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail, Colo.
The weekend will feature high-caliber research presentations, open interactive discussion, and hands-on simulation programs, blended with exciting social events all set in 5,200 acres of pristine ski and snowboard terrain with activities for the entire family. I encourage you to take advantage of everything the unique setting of the Annual Meeting has to offer.
Visit our new website www.vesurgery.org for more details or email me personally at . I look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS