2019 VECCS Spring Symposium

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Important Reminders for the 2019 VECCS Spring Symposium
We can’t wait to see you at the at the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort in Costa Rica! Below are a few last-minute reminders along with some important dates and times.
  • The deadline to book your transfer from the San Jose (SJO) airport to the Los Suenos Marriott is March 22nd. Click here to book it now.
  • Don’t forget your passport
  • Pack sun screen & insect repellent
  • Check with your cellphone carrier regarding international use
The VECCS registration desk will be in the lobby outside the Herradura Ballroom and will be open on Wednesday, April 3 from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Thursday, April 4 from 6:30 am – 4:00 pm. We still have a few open seats for the Lunch & Learn sessions. Tickets available for $60 per session –  please contact info@veccs.org for more information and to purchase tickets. If you are bringing a guest and have not purchased a badge for them yet, they can be purchased on-site for $75. Please plan to join us at the Welcome Reception on Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Marina Garden. Lastly, if you are staying at the Los Suenos Marriott, in our block, complimentary full American Buffet breakfast for up to two people per room is available at the Hacienda Kitchen.
The Los Suenos Marriott is located 800 meters west of Herradura entrance, Provincia de Puntarenas, Herradura, 60101, Costa Rica. The weather forecast is showing high temperatures in the mid 90’s and lows at night in the upper 70’s.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

VECCS is committed to offering members the highest quality CE at both IVECCS in September and our Spring Recreational CE event which will again be conducted in a spectacular local on outside the continental United States. The Executive Board has negotiated these terrific arrangements for our members to enjoy the 2019 VECCS Spring Symposium at one of the most popular and highly acclaimed resorts in this hemisphere!

This year’s symposia will be held at the Marriott Los Suenos Ocean and Golf Resort, a breathtaking and luxurious destination resort property. The resort is located on the Western side of Costa Rica, nestled between tropical rain forest and warm waters of Pacific Ocean. It is the ultimate venue for eco-tourism, with unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities. If you have never joined us at a Spring CE meeting, you don’t know what you are missing! There will be plenty of time between lecture sessions to enjoy local attractions, network with colleagues or just “hang out.”

You’ll fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica. A shuttle from the airport to the resort should be scheduled in advance as it is an hour and a half from the Marriott.

Two highly acclaimed speakers will be presenting a variety of topics of high interest to our EM/CC clinicians. The lecture theme will be Emergency and Critical Care Neurology. You will find the open discussions and attendee interactions are invaluable as well.


  • Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Adesola Odunayo, DVM, DACVECC