2005 VCFSEF Conference in Syracuse!

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2005 Annual Conference Info

The Eleventh Annual Meeting of The Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome
Educational Foundation, Inc.

July 29-31, 2005
Syracuse Sheraton University Hotel
Syracuse, New York

Conference Documents below:

Call for Abstracts

Other Information (pending)


The 11th Annual Meeting of the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation, Inc. will be held from July 29-31, 2005 at the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center in Syracuse, NY.

The Sheraton University Hotel and Conference center is a beautiful and recently remodeled hotel on the Syracuse University Campus and we have negotiated a special rate of $100 per night for a single or double; $110 per night for a triple, and $120 per night for four people per room.

There is an indoor swimming pool, health club, on-site restaurant, and many shops and restaurants within steps that offer inexpensive cuisine from all over the world. The meeting facilities will include child-sitting services and registration will, as usual, include morning continental breakfast and coffee breaks. The annual dinner will be held Friday night at the hotel. We will also be planning some exciting activities for kids and families.

Syracuse is located in Central New York State and is served by a modern and easily accessible airport, rail service, and bus service. Most major airlines (American, United, Delta, USAirways, Northwest, Continental) serve the market, including discount carriers JetBlue, Transmeridian, and Independence Air. Easy connections can be made to Syracuse through JFK in New York (JetBlue), Newark (Continental), Cleveland (Continental), Atlanta (Delta), Dulles in Washington (Independence Air), Detroit (Northwest), Chicago (American and United), Pittsburgh and Philadelphia (USAirways) and Cincinatti (Delta).

Syracuse is a one hour drive from the Canadian border at the beautiful Thousand Islands, two hours from Niagara Falls, and 90 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. The majestic Adirondack Mountains, and its many campgrounds are an hour away by car.

There are many attractions in the Syracuse including a superb zoo, a museum of science and technology with a planetarium and Imax theatre, the Erie Canal Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, the Carrier Dome (the domed football stadium for Syracuse University) and much more. The city is filled with excellent restaurants and many outdoor activities every weekend.

A complete schedule of events will be available in the spring. The program is in the planning stage, and abstracts for submissions are available above.  The program will be consistent with the relaxed pace of past meetings with lots of time for questions, informal sessions with the experts, longer tutorial sessions, and clinics for common problems facing children and adults with VCFS.

You may contact the hotel directly for reservations by calling 1-800-395-2105. Mention that you are attending the VCFSEF meeting for the special discount rate.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at