2014 Meeting


Meeting Dates: April 6 - 8, 2014

Omni Hotel New Have at Yale
155 Temple St.
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Tel: (203) 772-6664
Fax: (203) 974-6777
 
Website: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/NewHavenYale.aspx

 

Omni Hotel

Room Reservation


Room Rates

  • Single - $169.00
  • Double - $169.00

Please call Omni Reservations at 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and mention you are with the Association of VA Surgeons.

Reservation deadline: March 14, 2014 (HOTEL IS ALMOST SOLD OUT)


Overflow Hotel


New Haven Hotel

229 George Street
New Haven Connecticut, 06510
Phone: 203-498-3100
Fax: 203-498-0911
Reservations or call 800-644-6835

Room Rates: $144.00 per night

Please call before March 21st to get the group rate.


Shuttle Bus Information


Thank you for indicating your interest in shuttle bus transportation for the AVAS meeting.

If you are traveling via Hartford airport (BDL):

Based on the information provided in the registration forms, we plan to have the following shuttle buses available from Hartford airport (BDL) to bring you to the Omni hotel:

                Friday April 4, 5:00 pm

                Saturday April 5, 1:00 pm

                Saturday April 5, 3:00 pm

                Saturday April 5, 5:00 pm

                Saturday April 5, 7:00 pm

Please sign up for a shuttle bus using the link on Doodle:  https://doodle.com/dkak8hntdbthq9bq

Please note that only the Friday shuttle or the Saturday 1:00 pm shuttle will bring you to the Omni in time for the Saturday 3:00 pm tour of Yale.

 We will have the following shuttle buses available from the Omni, to bring you back to the airport:

                Tuesday April 8, 7:00 am

                Tuesday April 8, 10:00 am

               Tuesday April 8, 1:00 pm

Please sign up for the return shuttle bus using a second, separate link on doodle https://doodle.com/w7u8iiuxypan8iy8

Both of these Doodle polls will close on Friday, March 21, at noon (Eastern time).  Please fill out your preference as soon as possible!  Shuttle bus signup will not be available after this time!  Naturally, please just sign up once for each shuttle bus, but please remember to fill out both polls if you want shuttle transportation in both directions.

Alternatively, if you wish to have private car service, please check out options at this page http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transport/limo.aspx

If you want a shuttle service at another time, please check out the following option: http://www.goctlimo.com/Reservations/Index (Please get off at the Yale – Phelps Gate stop, 1.5 blocks from the Omni)

If you are traveling via New York LaGuardia airport (LGA):

Based on the information provided in the registration forms, we have almost no travelers via this airport.

As such, shuttle buses cannot be provided.

However, we have identified an easy and cost-effective solution with group shuttle buses available for reservation via the following link:

38 ANNUAL ASSOCIATION OF VA SURGEONS CONFERENCE

Please sign up for this service if you plan to travel via LaGuardia airport.  We expect to have a customized link for this available soon, and will place the link on the AVAS meeting website when it is available.

If you want a shuttle service at another time, please check out the following option:  http://www.goctlimo.com/Reservations/Index (Please get off at the Yale – Phelps Gate stop, 1.5 blocks from the Omni)

Thank you in advance for your attendance at the 2014 AVAS meeting in New Haven.

See you there!

Alan Dardik, MD, PhD

Chair, Local Arrangements Committee

Association of VA Surgeons

Fitness and Leisure


  • Complimentary full-service health club
  • Get Fit Kit available at front desk
  • Nearby championship golf courses
  • Scenic walking and jogging paths nearby
  • Public beaches are a short drive from the hotel

Guest Services


Transportation and Parking


  • On-site valet ($25 per night) and covered self-parking ($20 fee includes in/out privileges)
  • Van, truck and bus parking available off-site
  • Nearby car rental agency

CRITICAL CARE ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP

Workshop Leader: Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz, MD., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery.
Chief, Surgical ICU, VA Medical Center, Attending Physician, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami,Florida.

This is a 4 ½ hour critical care ultrasound workshop utilizing focused lectures, hands-on training with live models, simulators, and state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment. This course is designed to teach the participant the fundamentals of bedside critical care ultrasonography including: basic surface ultrasound views of the heart, lungs, and pleural space using views outlined in the Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echo (FATE) exam. The immediate goal of workshop is for the participants to be able to utilize bedside surface ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool for the evaluation of patients with hemodynamic instability and/or respiratory failure in the perioperative setting.

Learner Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to: 1) Describe and demonstrate basic surface ultrasound views of the heart, lungs, and pleural space; (2) Discuss and demonstrate the use of transthoracic ultrasound in pleural and lung assessment, including pleural effusions and pneumothorax; (3) Discuss and demonstrate a basic ultrasound assessment of ventricular volume, the pericardial space, and intravascular volume; (4) Describe and demonstrate the use of ultrasonography for the evaluation of a patient hemodynamic instability.

Click on the links below to access the program schedule:

Program Schedule

Course Flyer

 

Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible. There is no cost if you are registered to attend the AVAS meeting. Registration is included in the main registration page.