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2018 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)

2018 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference
San Francisco, California
May 9, 2018
Hilton San Francisco 

 VRIC 2018 Schedule

VRIC SYLLABUS (PDF)

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Online registration is now closed, but you can still attend. Register on-site May 9.

About 

The one-day meeting encourages interactive participation of all attendees and emphasizes emerging vascular science. A detailed syllabus will be distributed closer to the meeting date. 
Scheduled the day before the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Scientific Sessions, and at the Hilton San Francisco. VRIC is considered a key event for meeting and reconnecting with vascular research collaborators.

Click here for more information about the ATVB Scientific Sessions.

Accreditation

The Society for Vascular Surgery® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation of Credit

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 7.0 self-assessment Maintenance of Certification credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the following sessions, participants should be able to:

Session I: Stem Cells and Regeneration

  • Discuss the current use of animal, cellular, and mathematical models elucidating the pathophysiology of stem cells and regeneration.
  • Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in stem cells and tissue engineering.
  • Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in stem cells and regeneration.

Session II: Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in peripheral arterial disease.
  • Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in peripheral arterial disease

Session II: Vascular Endothelium and Thrombosis

  • Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.
  • Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.
  • Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.

Session IV: Vascular Inflammation and Injury

  • Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of vascular inflammation and injury.
  • Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in vascular inflammation and injury.
  • Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in vascular inflammation and injury.

Abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts has closed. Please check back in 2019 for more information about our 2019 VRIC.

Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture

The Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture at VRIC was established in memory of Dr. Alec Clowes, professor of surgery at the University of Washington and an internationally recognized vascular surgeon-scientist whose ground-breaking work spanned more than three decades and who had a profound impact on the specialty, the SVS and its Foundation.  

2018 Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture
Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, FAHA
University of Kentucky
"Angiotensin II and cellular complexity of the aorta: A recipe for aneurysmal location"

Registration

Online registration is now closed, but you can still attend. Register on-site May 9.

Registration Fees:

  • Member: $275
  • Nonmember: $300
  • Resident/Student/Candidate: $150
  • *Nonmember Resident/Student: $150
*Nonmember residents/students please submit a letter from your program director to the svs education department as verification of your student status.

 

Hotel Information

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is the hotel for the 2018 VRIC. The timeframe to buy a room under the special room rate has passed. 

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Questions

Please call 800-258-7188 or email the SVS education department.