45th Annual Meeting

Set on the edge of the Atlantic on the rocky coast of southern Maine with year round activities, the Cliff House offers panoramic ocean and coastal views from every guest room. We hope you will join us next year for the 45th Annual Meeting to be held October 12-14, 2018 at the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine.


Target Audience

The Annual Meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery is designed to provide 2 1/2 days of comprehensive educational experiences in the fields of vascular surgery and disease, related sciences and socioeconomic aspects of vascular surgical care.

It is the Society’s intent to bring together surgeons, physicians, researchers, fellows, residents, allied health professionals and students from around New England to discuss their latest clinical and research findings on various topics in vascular surgery and to collaborate to construct a robust program on current controversies or topics within the vascular community.

2018 Program

Download the 2018 NESVS Program

This activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. Amedco, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. There is also an additional 4.00 PRA Category 1 Credits available for participation in the 2018 Postgraduate Course.

2018 Postgraduate Course

This half-day course focusing on contemporary hemodialysis access practice for the vascular surgeon brings together experts from multiple disciplines (vascular surgery, transplant surgery, interventional nephrology) to update clinicians on creation and maintenance of dialysis access. Speakers will provide strategic and technical tips for dialysis access care issues ranging from open and endovascular procedures to reimbursement. Beyond the intensive, rapid paced lecture format, participant interaction will be facilitated by panel discussions.

The 2018 Postgraduate Course is by separate subscription and takes place on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Cliff House. Additional CME credits will be available for participation in this course.

Allied Health Professionals$75
Fellows / Residents / Students$50

Download Postgraduate Course Outline

2018 Linton Distinguished Address

This year's Linton Distinguished Address will be given by Michael Jaff, DO (Newton-Wellesley Hospital) entitled "The Changing Healthcare Environment: What this Means for the Vascular Specialist." Dr. Jaff has helped pave the road for vascular medicine. Since beginning his career in 1985, he has been involved in founding the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory in 1997 which has become the largest duplex ultrasound clinical trial core laboratory in the United States. He was also instrumental in creating the American Board of Vascular Medicine in 2005, an independent organization dedicated to the certification of qualified vascular medicine physicians.

A highly-respected speaker and thought leader with a direct and approachable style, Jaff speaks on numerous topics including the national upheaval in the health care industry, innovation in healthcare delivery and quality control, insurance markets and disruptive healthcare service models. 

The Linton Distinguished Address will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm.

2018 Distinguished Address

Dr. Bruce Perler (Johns Hopkins Medicine) will give this year's Distinguished Address on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:30 am - 9:00 am. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery, and a clinical and research fellowship in vascular surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Perler had edited several textbooks including Vascular Intervention: A Clinical Approach, Advances in Vascular Surgery, and Rutherfords Vascular Surgery. He is currently the co-editor of Rutherford's Textbook of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy (9th edition). He has authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and textbook chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of circulatory diseases. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several vascular surgical journals, and has most recently served as the Senior Editor of The Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, and the Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases.

Dr. Perler has delivered more than 200 lectures at national and international symposia and postgraduate courses. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and is past president of the Eastern Vascular Society the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and the Chesapeake Vascular Society. He also is the immediate past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the largest vascular surgical organization in the world with more than 5,400 members. 

Issues Panel Luncheon

The 2018 Issues Panel Luncheon - which is included with your meeting registration - will focus on physician burnout. This luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:15 am - 12:30 pm and will include an informative and interactive discussion from panelists Malachi Sheahan, MD, Jeb Hallett, MD and Helane Fronek, MD.


Pre-registration for the upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting is now closed. If you wish to attend the Annual Meeting, complete the onsite registration form and bring it with you to the NESVS Registration Desk at the Cliff House. Completing this form prior to the Annual Meeting will save you time onsite.

Download Onsite Registration Form

Onsite Registration Fee
NESVS Member$375
Medical Student$0
Allied Health Professional$275

Housing Information

The 45th Annual Meeting will take place at the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine. On behalf of meeting attendees, the NESVS has secured a group rate of $287/night over the dates of the meeting. The NESVS room rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes, as well as a resort fee. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to guarantee the group rate. After this deadline, or if the NESVS block of rooms sells out prior to the posted deadline, availability and rates cannot be guaranteed.

Reservations can be made by calling the Cliff House directly at 855-210-6901. You must identify yourself as part of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery.

UPDATE: The NESVS block of rooms at the Cliff House is currently sold out. If you are looking for accommodations nearby, we recommend the following hotels in Ogunquit (approximately a 10-minute drive):

Anchorage by the Sea
125 Shore Road 
Ogunquit, ME 03907
The Meadowmere Resort
74 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907

45th Annual Meeting (2018)

October 12-14, 2018

Cliff House

Cape Neddick, Maine

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September 13-15, 2019

Omni Providence Hotel

Providence, Rhode Island

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Boston, Massachusetts

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October 15-17, 2021

Cliff House

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The Deterling and Darling Awards are presented annually in recognition of an outstanding original paper presented by a fellow, resident or medical student at the Society’s Annual Meeting. To view the list of recipients over the years, click here.

The Deterling Award is named in honor of Ralph A. Deterling, Jr., MD (1917-1992), the second president of the NESVS.

The Darling Away is named in honor of R. Clement Darling, Jr., MD (1927-1999), a founding member and eighth president of the NESVS.

The New England Society for Vascular Surgery prides itself on inviting renowned and distinguished speakers from across the U.S. and abroad to share their knowledge and expertise with members and guests. These lectures are often the highlight of the Annual Meeting each fall.

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