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!
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™ !
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.
- Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., MD Award
- Dr. “JJ” Karmacharya Award
- Mark L. Friedell, MD Award
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Poolside Cabanas
- Beach Games
- Luxury beach lounge chairs & umbrellas
- Cocktails & mocktails and snacks on the Terrace
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
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:
- High-speed wireless in-room internet access for up to five devices
- One fitness class daily, per room
- Two bicycles for two hours per day
- Use of practice facilities and one bag of range balls at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Proper golf attire is required.
- Tennis court privileges including racquets and balls for one hour per day
- The Ritz-Carlton Spa Facility access, including sauna and steam rooms, private Spa Pool and Women's, Men's and co-ed lounge access.
Additional hotel amenities exclusively for FVS attendees include:
- Complimentary access to resort fitness center
- 10% discount on Spa Services
Valet parking only, reduced to $18.00 per vehicle per day; complimentary day parking for drive-ins.
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.