FVS 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions

The Florida Vascular Society is pleased to be back at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island where southern charm, magnificent scenery and casually elegant surroundings exemplify the gentle ambience of this barrier island’s luxury beachfront resort.  We hope you will join us for a Spring Break on April 23-26, 2020!

Scientific Sessions

The Florida Vascular Society’s Annual Meeting will provide attendees with four days of the most current practice, knowledge, and experience to improve outcomes and management across the spectrum of vascular diseases (see full program).  The Scientific Program has been approved for 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ !

President’s Luncheon

We will continue the tradition of honoring the FVS President, Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS, and the outstanding award recipients at the FVS President’s Luncheon on Friday, April 24 at 12:00 pm. All attendees are welcome to join this special event.

AWARDS:

Annual Business Meeting

All members, please plan to attend the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday at 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm.  Your presence is needed to obtain a quorum!

What’s New This Year!

The Business of Medicine Series

We will have two sessions in this new series. Spouses are invited to attend.
1:00 pm, Friday, April 24, 2020

Understanding Risks Affecting Today’s Vascular Surgeon’s Ability to Maintain a Successful Practice

Treavor Williams & Jordan Loebel
BKS-Partners
Tampa, FL
2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2020

Basic Accounting and Taxation Law Every Vascular Surgeon Should Know

William (Bill) D. King, CPA
Accountants and Business Advisors for Physicians, Inc.
Gainesville, FL

Meet the Professors

Join us Friday evening for a unique opportunity to chat with our guest speakers – ask questions in an informal setting, get acquainted and share points of interest. Drs. Matthew J. Eagleton and Sunita D. Srivastava will be available for Q&A from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Dr. Melina R. Kibbe will be available for Q&A from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us for drinks & hors d’oeuvres. Bring your spouse or guest.

Exhibit Hall — The Game of Chance

Our sponsors and exhibitors will host “The Game of Chance” with all proceeds going to support the Florida Vascular Foundation.  

Family Breakfast

On Friday & Saturday, spouses and children are welcome to attend breakfast (7:00 am – 9:00 am) in the Exhibit Hall. Visit the exhibit booths and play The Game of Chance.

FVS Golf Tournament

Our golf event will take place on Friday, April 24 at The Golf Club of Amelia Island, just steps away from the hotel front entrance. The tournament begins at 2:00 pm with a shotgun start and a scramble format. Please check your clubs at the hotel bell stand when you check-in so they can be transported for you. Prizes will be given for the 1st place foursome, longest drive (both male and female), longest putt and closest to the pin.

Splash Bash

Saturday afternoon, set work aside and join us on the Atlantic Terrace for refreshing drinks, snacks and good company! 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, this is a family-friendly event.

The Atlantic Terrace, a section of the South Beach and 3 pool cabanas will be reserved exclusively for FVS.  Seating and shade will be provided. Wear beach attire and join in the fun! (Saturday evening is dinner on your own.)

Know Before You Go

Hotel Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island assesses a resort fee, reduced to $17.00 per room, per night for our group. Amenities and services provided in the resort fee include:

Additional hotel amenities exclusively for FVS attendees include:

Valet Parking

Valet parking only, reduced to $18.00 per vehicle per day; complimentary day parking for drive-ins.

Attire

Meeting: Business Casual
Receptions: Business Casual
The Splash Bash: Swimsuits/beachwear
Golf: Attire for men includes mandatory collared shirt, long pants or Bermuda length shorts; women may wear sleeveless shirts, shorts or skirts with 4" max above the knee or slacks. Unacceptable attire: t-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, short shorts, cut-offs or denim. Metal spikes are not allowed.