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SVM 2020 Annual Scientific Sessions - Going Virtual!


We have been closely monitoring recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and US federal, state and local governmental authorities in Denver and their impact on the likelihood of holding our 2020 Annual Scientific Sessions, scheduled June 11-13 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Placing the health and safety of our attendees, the patients they treat, our exhibitors and staff as our highest priority, the SVM Board of Trustees has made the decision to not hold the in-person SVM 2020 Annual Scientific Sessions.
 
Instead, SVM will be Going Virtual in 2020! We're excited to start the next 30 years immersed in innovative solutions and are currently reviewing options to best bring you the high-quality education you've come to expect. Stay tuned for details!

Registration Refunds

Full refunds will be issued to everyone who had already registered for the Scientific Sessions and Dinner with Past Presidents. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the refund to process. If you paid by check, you will receive a refund by check. If you paid by credit card, the card used in the transaction will receive the credit.

Hotel Cancellation

  • If you reserved your rooms at the meeting headquarters hotel, the Grand Hyatt Denver, using the direct SVM link, the hotel will automatically cancel your reservation. You should not incur a cost to cancelling these rooms.
  • If you reserved your rooms at the meeting headquarters hotel, the Grand Hyatt Denver, using a third-party system such as Expedia, you must contact the Grand Hyatt Denver directly at +1-303-295-1234 to cancel your reservation.
  • If you booked accommodations outside of the Grand Hyatt Denver, you are responsible for cancelling all other forms of reservations. Please refer to the respective cancellation policies and phone numbers.

Flight Cancellation

You are responsible for canceling your flight to Denver; unfortunately, flight cancellation fees are out of our control, but check to see if your airline has a more lenient cancellation policy because of our shared public health crisis.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors will be contacted individually regarding refunds.

Scientific Session Faculty and Abstract Submitters

We will be reaching out to presenters and submitters individually once we have more information on the virtual options. Thank you for your patience.

Lastly, we want to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved: abstract submitters, faculty, and especially the Scientific Program Committee, Abstract Review Committee, Education Committee, Awards Subcommittee, Vascular Jeopardy Subcommittee and Cases Over Cocktails Subcommittee. We can't wait to see this transformation!
 
Please visit SVM’s web page for COVID-19 resources.
 
Stay well and stay safe,
 
Raghu Kolluri, MS, MD, FSVM
President
 
Herb Aronow, MD, MPH, FSVM
President-Elect & Program Committee Chair

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