2019 International Vasculitis Symposium
July 19-21, 2019
3200 E. 81st Street, Bloomington, Minneapolis 55425
Join us for the 2019 International Vasculitis Symposium. This 3-day conference, held every other year, brings together people living with vasculitis, their families, vasculitis medical experts, and other healthcare professionals. There will be general sessions for all attendees, special Q&A breakout sessions for smaller groups, and panel discussions.
All ages are welcome to attend the symposium. This year we are organizing some special groups by age and interest.
Pediatric Patients (17 and under) and Their Parents/Guardians
College and Early Career (ages 18-24)
Careers and Families (ages 25-35)
Caregivers and Managing Families
Regular Registration Fee: $240/person April 1 – July 13, 2019
Pre-registration is required! Click here to register online.
Scholarships: A limited # of scholarships for registration and travel expenses are available. Please email the VF office for an application. The deadline for submitting an application is June 7, 2019.
Hyatt-Regency (next to the Mall of America)
3200 E. 81st Street, Bloomington, Minnesota
Room rate: Single/Double: $125 +taxes; Triple: $145 +taxes; Quad: $155 +taxes
Room block closes June 25, 2019 or as soon as block is filled
Reserve: Call 800.233.1234 or Click here to reserve online: Group code: G-VASC
Preliminary Schedule – sessions may move around depending on speakers’ travel schedules
|Friday, July 19, 2019|
|11 am – 9 pm||Information and Registration Desk Open ( please note, pre-registration is required; deadline July 13, 2019|
|1 pm – 1:45 pm||Welcome and Let’s Symposium! General Session for all Attendees
Special Presentation: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There!
|2 pm – 2:45 pm||Breakout Session #1 (choose one session to attend)
|3 pm – 3:45 pm||Breakout Session #2 (choose one session to attend)
|4 pm – 4:45 pm||Breakout Session #3 (choose one session to attend)
|4:45 pm – 6:45 pm||Free Time! Dinner on your own or with your individual disease group
The Mall of America has many different restaurants to choose from.
|7:00 pm||Dessert Welcome Reception
|Saturday, July 20, 2019|
|7 am – 8 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8 am – 10:45 am||General Session for all Attendees
Welcome and Introductions
|11:15 am – Noon||Breakout Session #1 (choose one session to attend)
|12 noon – 1 pm||Lunch|
|1 pm – 1:45 pm||Breakout Session #2 (choose one session to attend)
|2 pm – 2:45 pm||Breakout Session #3 (choose one session to attend)
|3 pm – 3:45 pm||Breakout Session #4 (choose one session to attend)
|4 pm – 4:45 pm||Breakout Session #5 (choose one session to attend)
|6 pm||Banquet and Entertainment Program|
|Sunday, July 21, 2019|
|7:15 – 8 am||Yoga in the Park (weather-permitting) or indoors|
|7:30 am – 8:30 am
8 am – 8:30 am
VF 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Directors
|8:30 am – 11:45 am||General Session for all the Attendees
|11:45 am – 12 noon||Wrap-Up and Goodbye|
The Hyatt-Regency is near many family-friendly activities! Plan to attend the symposium and enjoy a family vacation!
Mall of America
1.1 mile away: It’s a quintessential mall experience you will not find anywhere else. Discover one of the theme parks and various attractions, like Nickelodeon Universe, LEGO, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Enjoy Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, “Minnesota’s home for laughs.”
Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium
1.5 mile away: Home to thousands of aquatic creatures, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is located inside the Mall of America and is a must-see. The largest underground aquarium in the world invites you to get up close with a vast array of underwater creatures.
Science Museum of Minnesota
12.5 miles away: The Science Museum of Minnesota offers a hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. It features the Experiment Gallery, an Egyptian mummy, an authentic Mississippi River towboat, a convertible-dome Omnitheater and interactive exhibits for all ages!