FVS 31st Annual Scientific Sessions

Scientific Session Highlights

The Scientific Session opens on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. with guest speaker presentations that earn MOC credit. The post-test for MOC will be available at 10:35 a.m. at the end of this session. The remainder of Thursday is dedicated to the Medical Student competition and the Resident/Fellow competition. Other highlights include: guest speaker presentations on Saturday & Sunday; the James M. Seeger, MD Symposium on Friday, dedicated to "Lower Extremity Revascularization"; and the Saturday session presented by the members of the South Florida Society for Vascular Surgery. The Florida Vascular Society has partnered with the Annals of Vascular Surgery allowing our presenters the option to have their abstract printed in the journal and the option to submit a manuscript to be considered for publication.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The Florida Vascular Society gratefully acknowledges the many companies who support our annual meeting through Educational Grants, Marketing Support and Exhibits. Their generous contributions make the FVS Annual Scientific Sessions possible. Please visit the Exhibit Hall on Friday and Saturday to thank these company reps personally.

Southeastern Vascular Study Group at FVS

FVS welcomes The Southeastern Vascular Study Group (SEVSG) who is conducting their Spring Meeting at Four Seasons Resort Orlando on April 25, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SEVSG is a cooperative group of clinicians, administrators and researchers organized to improve the quality of care of patients with vascular disease in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Using the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) data, the group members discuss the effectiveness and cost of their vascular procedures. SEVSG has also helped members understand the implications of the new Quality Payment Program on their practices. FVS members who would like to know more about VQI and SEVSG are encouraged to attend. For questions and registration, please contact: Yazan Duwayri, MD (SEVSG Medical Director) at yazan.duwayri@emory.edu or Alexis Neill (SEVSG Regional Coordinator) at alexis.neill@emoryhealthcare.org.

President’s Luncheon

Join us for the first-ever ‘President’s Luncheon’ where Dr. Jeffrey A. Hertz will deliver his presidential address and awards will be presented to several worthy recipients. The luncheon will take place on Friday, April 27 at 11:45 a.m. Awards include:

This luncheon promises to be a special time of camaraderie and recognition among conference attendees. Please join us in honoring Dr. Jeffrey A. Hertz.

Lunch & Learn and Dinner Series

These sponsored lunches and dinners are open to all attendees at no charge. These sponsored events are a great opportunity to socialize and dine with your colleagues and industry reps while learning about new products and procedures. No CME credit is provided.

Lunch & Learn Series
Thursday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. – Sponsored by Bolton Medical
Saturday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. – Sponsored by Endologix
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Dinner Series
Thursday, April 26 at 7:45 p.m. – Sponsored by Medtronic
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Sponsored by Gore & Associates
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**Dinner Series seating is limited.**

Spouse's Hospitality Breakfast

The Spouse's Hospitality Breakfast is open to all registered guests/spouses. You can register online in advance or register onsite at the FVS Registration Desk located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. The spouse/guest registration fee is $100. Breakfast will be served each day from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday – Sunday in Capa’s Private Dining Room on the hotel’s 17th Floor. Kids are invited too!

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on the Grand Ballroom East Terrace. This is a time to reunite with friends, colleagues and industry in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and an open bar. Cheers!

President's Night Celebration

You won't want to miss the President's Night Celebration on Saturday, April 28. This family-friendly evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Palm Foyer. Our guests will enjoy hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails & mocktails and some surprise entertainment. At 7:15 the celebration moves into Palm II for a buffet dinner and the “Roasting of the President”. Dr. James Dennis will entertain us with the life journey of our president, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hertz.

The evening isn’t over yet! At 8:15 p.m. we move to Palm I for a Dessert Reception and Dueling Pianos. This will be an evening of laughter, entertainment, singing and sweet indulgence!

Please register in advance; the fee is $100 for adults and $25 for children 17 & under.

Sports Activities

Golf Tournament
The FVS Golf Tournament will be held at the Tranquilo Golf Course (the club house is a short walk behind the hotel) on Friday, April 27 beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a shot gun start. This tournament will have a scramble format. Please register in advance; the fee is $100 per person. If you would like to be paired with certain players, please let us know at the FVS Registration Desk located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Prizes will be given for the 1st place foursome, longest drive (male & female), longest putt and closest to the pin. Upon arrival at the Four Seasons Resort, please check your golf clubs at the bell stand so they can be transported for you on game day.

Tennis Round Robin
FVS will host a Round Robin “Mixer” on Friday, April 27 at the Four Seasons Tennis Center starting at 2:30 p.m. Please register in advance; the fee is $40 per person. The hotel will provide bottled water, racquets and tennis balls. Court shoes must be worn.

5K Run
The FVS 5K Run will be held on Saturday morning, April 28 beginning at 6:30 a.m. The run will take place along the golf course running trail. Meet at the Tranquilo Golf Clubhouse (Lawn) at 6:15 a.m. Please register in advance; the fee is $20 per person. You can pick up your 5K Run shirt at the FVS Registration Desk located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Prizes will be given for the 1st place male and female.

Hotel Amenities

The Four Seasons offers the following amenities for all FVS attendees:

• Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms
• Complimentary use of the Spa Lounge and Fitness Center
• Ten percent (10%) discount on Spa Services
• Complementary Kids’ Camp for children ages 4 to 12
• Use of Explorer Island including Lazy River, water slide, family pool, adult pool, sports courts, The Hideout and Dive-in Movies.


The Four Seasons has valet parking ONLY. Overnight parking for FVS hotel guests and valet parking for drive-ins is $20/day.


Meeting: Business Casual
Welcome Reception & Sponsored Dinners: Business Casual
President's Night: Smart Casual
5K Run: Appropriate running shorts and shoes. T-shirts will be provided – please pick-up at FVS registration desk.
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.
Tennis: Tennis shorts and skirts; court shoes must be worn.