FVS 31st Annual Scientific Sessions
Know Before You Go…
Join us for this inaugural ‘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:
- • Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., MD Award
- • Dr. “JJ” Karmacharya Award
- • Mark L. Friedell, MD Award
- • Excellence in Teaching Award
This luncheon promises to be a special time of camaraderie and recognition among conference attendees. Please join us in honoring Dr. Jeffrey A. Hertz.
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 11:45 a.m. – Sponsored by Endologix
Thursday, April 26 at 7:45 p.m. – Sponsored by Medtronic
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Sponsored by Gore & Associates
**Dinner Series seating is limited.**
Please RVSP for the Lunch & Dinner series at the FVS Registration Desk onsite.
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!
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!
You won't want to miss the President's Night Celebration on Saturday, April 28. This family-friendly evening will have a “Coney Island” theme filled with laughter, entertainment, singing and Coney Island style cuisine! The attire is resort casual. Please register in advance; the fee is $100 for adults and $25 for children 17 & under.
- • 6:30 p.m. in the Palm Foyer – A Reception with roaming entertainment, hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails and mocktails.
- • 7:30 p.m. the celebration moves to the Palm II Ballroom 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.
- • 8:30 p.m. The evening isn’t over yet! We move to Palm I Ballroom for a Dessert Reception and Dueling Pianos – singing and sweet indulgences!
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.
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.
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: Resort 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.