GVS 7th Annual Scientific Sessions

Scientific Session Highlights

Highlights for this year's meeting include presentations from our three guest speakers Dr. R. Clement Darling, III, Dr. Jason T. Lee, and Dr. Cynthia K. Shortell; the Resident/Fellow competition for the Robert B. Smith, III, MD Award; and the Presidential Address.

Spouse's Hospitality Breakfast

The Spouse's Hospitality Breakfast is open to the Physician’s guests/spouses that register in advance. Breakfast will be served on Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. in the Tupelo Room. Kids are welcome too! Be sure to register in order to receive your tickets.

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held on Friday evening, September 6 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion. This is a time to reunite with friends, colleagues and industry in a casual, social atmosphere. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and an open beer & wine bar before dinner on your own.


In an effort to create the most cost-effective golf outing that is enjoyable for everyone, we have reserved tee times on Saturday, September 7, beginning at 2:00 pm. We will coordinate foursomes at either of the following courses:
The Oconee Course: $235+/player (on property; price includes a mandatory forecaddie) NOTE: The cost for forecaddies is included in the greens fee but individual golfers are responsible for tipping forecaddies. $25 per golfer is recommended but the amount should be based on the level of service.
The National Course: $190+/player (5-minute drive from hotel; hotel offers free shuttle)
Reserve your spot at the GVS Registration Desk onsite at the meeting.

Sporting Clays Tournament

GVS will hold the 3rd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, September 7 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds. The fee includes lunch, 20 stations/100 targets, safety equipment, Beretta shotguns, ammo, and a certified instructor per group of 5 and one all - terrain vehicle per group of 5. Please feel free to bring your own gun and eye & ear protection if you wish. Closed toe shoes are a must. The first-place team will receive prizes and the high overall winner gets their name placed on the perpetual trophy! Please register in advance; the fee is $195 per person.

Spa Appointments

Visit the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Spa to enjoy one of their signature Spa treatments or their complimentary amenities such as Steam, Sauna, Whirlpool, Indoor pool and Fitness Center. The Ritz-Carlton Spa is offering a 10% discount to GVS attendees off the full priced spa menu (not available with any other discounts or spa packages). We recommend booking Spa treatments in advance as the spa typically sells out. To view the spa menu, pricing and appointment info, please click below:

President’s Tailgate Party

The President’s Tailgate Party starts at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. The Tailgate Party is a family-friendly event with plenty of football on the large screens, yard games and food & drinks for people of all ages! Attire is casual–wear your favorite team shirt! Please register in advance; the fee is $75 for adults, $50 ages 13-20, and $25 for children 12 and under.

Restaurant Reservations

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee has three restaurants on property.

  • Linger Longer Steakhouse: fine dining steakhouse
  • Georgia’s Bistro: farm to table restaurant
  • Gaby’s by the Lake: casual lake side restaurant. (Reservations for parties of 8 or more only)

It is highly recommended that you make restaurant reservations in advance. Reservations can be made by calling Michelle Gusman-Dutoit at 706-467-7059 or email michelle.gusman@ritzcarlton.com.


Overnight valet parking for GVS hotel guests has been discounted to $20/night. If you choose to pay the resort fee, valet parking is complementary (see optional resort fee details below). Daytime parking for drive-ins is $10/day.

Hotel Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton is offering the following special concessions for all GVS attendees:

  • Complimentary high-speed internet access in guest rooms
  • Reduced valet parking fee of $20 per night
  • Ten percent (10%) discount on Spa Services

A RESORT FEE of $49/day is OPTIONAL for GVS attendees. You will be asked upon check-in if you would like to participate in the resort fee amenities which include:

  • Complementary overnight valet parking for one vehicle per room, per night;
  • Guest room internet access for multiple devices;
  • 24-hour use of Business Center;
  • One hour of tennis court usage at the nearby Reynolds Lake Oconee Tennis Center including shuttle transportation, use of racquets and practice balls;
  • Scheduled daily morning fitness class (e.g., yoga/Pilates);
  • Use of Specialized brand bicycles 9 a.m.–5 p.m.;
  • Non-motorized lake activities (kayaks, canoes, Yolo boards, etc.);
  • Scheduled shuttle service to any Reynolds Lake Oconee golf course from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.;
  • Access to Reynolds Lake Oconee driving range and putting greens, includes range balls;
  • Use of Schiller Water Bikes on Lake Oconee;

Weekend Attire

Meeting: Business Casual
Welcome Reception: Business Casual
President's Tailgate: Resort Casual –or wear your favorite team shirt!
Sporting Events: GOLF: attire for men includes mandatory collared shirt, long pants or Bermuda length shorts; women may wear sleeveless shirts, shorts or skirts with 4” max above the knee or slacks. Unacceptable attire: t-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, short shorts, cut-offs or denim. Metal spikes are not allowed.
Sporting Clays: No open-toe footwear allowed. The sporting grounds will provide safety equipment: hearing & eye protection and shooting vests.


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