Dear AIVS Membership,
As COVID 19 has waned, we continue to focus on a resurgence of our Vascular Association back to the times of prior years. We had a phenomenal meeting in Whistler, Canada in 2020, no meeting in 2021, and smaller yet lively meetings in Austria in March of 2022 and 2023 (with growth in participation between years).
In 2024, Peter Mondek will serve as our President, and Hans Coveliers will be at the helm as local organizer. Hans has already done a laborious and outstanding job preparing for this meeting.
We have two main goals for AIVS now and in the future —accessibility and affordability. We must continue to encourage younger delegates, trainees, and their families to attend! The Finlandia prize will be awarded (€ 500) to the best paper given by a trainee that has not won in the past. While considering these features, finding suitable venues for ’24 has been somewhat challenging, but as you will see below, we are quite happy with the chalet Hans has selected for us. Remember, prices include accommodations plus our meeting room, audio-video services, daily tea, enhanced wine quality with dinners, and an AIVS garment (as usual). We are planning for some open bar cocktail hours, and an up- mountain social event (funds permitting).
AIVS 2024, 09 March – 16 March, will be at Chalet Du Lys in Gressoney-La-Trinite in the northern region of Italy (across the mountains from Zermatt). The Chalet is situated at 1635 m for a high likelihood of being snow-safe especially in the early part of March.
BOOK SOON! We are somewhat limited with the number of rooms at the main hotel and need to consider overflow accommodations. Available to us at the Chalet Du Lys are:
18 Classic doubles (36 people)
8 Premium doubles (16 people)
2 Junior suites for 3 guests (6 people)
1 Suite (2 people)
5 lodge doubles for 4 guests (20 people)
If we have overflow, we are considering rooms at a nearby hotel with breakfast only, and Chalet Du Lys will be able to sell us dinner for those outside at a reasonable rate
Cancellation is permitted until 8 weeks prior to congress (see below).
PROPOSED PRICING (based on 80 attendees—National Reps, delegates, trainees, and accompanying guests):
COSTS OF REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION AT Chalet Du Lys – – paid by attendees
|Registration Fee Member||€550|
|Registration Fee Accompanying Member||€150|
|Registration fee for Children 12-18||€100|
|Registration fee for Children 1-11||Free|
|Classic double room for single or double use for 7 nights||€2400|
|Premium room for double use for 7 nights for 2 adults||€2700|
|(Junior) Suite as a double /triple||€2950/€ 3650|
|Lodge /Family Room (sleeps max 4)||For 7 nights for 2 adults € 2400 Child 13 -18 € 1020 per child for 7 nights Child 7 – 12 € 840 per child for 7 nights Child 3- 7 € 600 per child for 7 nights Children under 3 €20 for the COT.|
|Bank Details for transfer||Please ensure that the payment made has your name on it and AIVS 2024 as details|
|ING Bank N.V. Foreign Operations PO Box 1800 1000 BV Amsterdam|
|IBAN: NL08 INGB 0666 0287 45|
Cancellation will be permitted until 8 weeks (13-JAN) prior to congress with full refund.
After registration and bank transfer, please send email to notify us to expect registration and transfer. Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note – Ski Passes have to be bought separately and can also be bought at the ski rental shop
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM SALZBURG
Highway A5 and exit in Pont Saint Martin, follow indications to the valley of Gressoney. Once in Gressoney go always straight up untill you reach the village of Staffal / Tschval where MonterosaSki main lifts are. There on the same river side of the lifts you’ll find Chalet Du Lys.
Pont Saint Martin – Railway Station bus to Staffal www.vitagroup.it.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Italy in March 2024!
Mark A Adelman
On behalf of:
President, AIVS 2024
Local Organizer, AIVS 2024