Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship

Application deadline: January 10, 2018

SVS Foundation supports travel scholarships for trainees to attend the annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC). Top-scoring abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for the award. The travel scholarship consists of complimentary registration to the VRIC and the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) meeting and a $1,000 award for conference travel.

The VRIC, presented by Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), is a one-day session preceding the ATVB meeting, uniquely designed to foster interaction among top scientists of diverse disciplines who are investigating peripheral vascular disease and its treatments. VRIC is also dedicated to stimulating and encouraging interest in research among trainees who are aspiring academic vascular surgeons. The meeting's exclusive and intimate atmosphere allows for the free exchange of ideas and development of collaborative projects equally among senior and junior investigators. 

Eligibility

Currently enrolled as:

  • Medical Student; or
  • General Surgery Resident; or
  • Vascular Resident or Vascular Fellow

Application Process and Deadline

Applicants must submit an abstract for the VRIC through the ATVB abstract submision site on or before January 10, 2018 (abstract site will open November 2017). The top-scoring abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for the award.  

Award Process

Abstracts submitted to the VRIC are scored by the SVS Research and Education Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision by March. The scholarship consists of complimentary registration to both VRIC and ATVB and a $1,000 award for conference travel. The $1,000 award will be paid to your institution within two weeks following the VRIC/ATVB. Your institution will be responsible for reimbursing you for your travel expenses from the $1000 scholarship funds. 

2017 Recipients

Spencer Barnhill, BS
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Abstract title: Interleukin 2 Promotes Proliferation and Migration in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Jonathan S. Cudnik, MD
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Abstract title: Sub-Endothelial Matrix Targeted Liposomal Nanoparticles for Vascular Therapeutics

Benjamin N. Jacobs, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract title: IL-17 Amplifies Thrombosis in a Mouse Model of DVT

Noel M. Phan, BS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract title: Receptor Interacting Kinase 1 Contributes To Pathogenesis Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm By Causing Smooth Muscle Cell Necroptosis As Well As Inflammation

Contact

For questions, email SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org or telephone 800-258-7188.