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Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)

Hard Science: Calcification and Vascular Solutions

May 13, 2019

Marriott Copley Square Hotel | Boston

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The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference emphasizes emerging vascular science and encourages interactive participation of attendees. Scheduled the day before Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, VRIC is considered a key event for connecting with vascular researchers.  Join us for the 2019 program "Hard Science: Calcification and Vascular Solutions".  

View 2018 VRIC photos here


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.

2019 Learning Objectives

Check back soon for information regarding the 2019 VRIC program.


Submit your abstract through the Vascular Discovery submission siteDeadline extended to January 22, 2019.

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.  The 2019 Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecturer will be: 

Cecilia Giachelli, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington

"New Concepts in Regulation and Bioengineered Therapies for Vascular and Valvular Calcification”


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 resident or student status.


Please call 800-258-7188 or email the SVS Education Department.