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Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)

VRIC Chicago 2020: From Discovery to Translation

May 4, 2020

Hilton Chicago Hotel | Chicago

 

Abstracts

Abstract submission opens November 5, 2019. 
Abstract submission closes January 7, 2020.   
SUBMIT ABSTRACT


About 

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 2020 program "VRIC Chicago 2020: From Discovery to Translation."  

Click here to view photos from the MAY 13, 2019
Vascular Research Initiatives Conference in Boston

Agenda

A link to the 2020 agenda will appear here soon.

Program Book

A link to the 2020 program book will appear here after the abstracts are selected.

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 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2020 Learning Objectives
 

ABSTRACT SESSION I: VASCULAR REMODELING, THROMBOSIS, AND DISCOVERY SCIENCE FOR VENOUS DISEASE

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

ABSTRACT SESSION II: VASCULAR REGENERATION, STEM CELLS AND WOUND HEALING

     1. Discuss the current use of animal, cellular, and mathematical models elucidating the pathophysiology of stem cells, wound healing and vascular healing and regeneration.
     2. Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in stem cells, wound healing and vascular healing and regeneration.
     3. Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in stem cells, wound healing and vascular regeneration.

ABSTRACT SESSION III: AORTOPATHIES AND NOVEL VASCULAR DEVICES

     1. Discuss the current use of animal models in understanding aortic disease.
     2. Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in pathologic arterial remodeling and molecular targets of next stage vascular therapeutics.
     3. Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in the development of vascular devices to meet the varied needs of vascular patients.

ABSTRACT SESSION IV: ATHEROSCLEROSIS, ARTERIAL INJURY AND DIABETES 

     1. Discuss the novel dietary components of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), novel perfusion imaging of PAD, and the role of the microvasculature on skeletal muscle function in PAD patients.
     2. Identify new mechanisms of basic and translational in PAD.
     3. Describe mechanisms of arterial fibrosis and calcification in PAD.

Translational Session
 

 Translational session objectives TBA.

Abstracts

Abstract submission opens November 5, 2019. 
Abstract submission closes January 7, 2020.   
SUBMIT ABSTRACT

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 2020 Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecturer will be: 

Philip S. Tsao, PhD
Associate Chief of Staff for Precision Medicine
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Director, VA Palo Alto Epidemiology Research and Information Center (ERIC) for Genomics
Professor, Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford University School of Medicine
Presentation title: Molecular Mechanisms of AAA Disease

Registration

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.

Hotel Information

A link to a downloadable document of hotel information will appear here.

HILTON CHICAGO HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
The Hilton Chicago Hotel is pleased to host the 2020 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference on May 4, in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions (formerly ATVB).  Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Hilton Chicago Hotel is a great starting point for fun, learning and adventure.

LOCATION/ GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, Hilton Chicago Hotel is within walking distance to so much downtown Chicago has to offer. The Hilton Chicago Hotel is located approximately nineteen miles from O’Hare International Airport.  Estimated taxi fare is $50 (one-way).  Off-site, as well as valet parking is available for a fee.

ACCOMMODATIONS
A block of guest rooms at the Hilton Chicago Hotel has been reserved for attendees of the SVS Vascular Research Initiatives Conference.  The special group rate, beginning at $249/night (plus applicable taxes), is available on a first-come, first-served basis until (Cutoff Date to be Announced) or until rooms sell out, whichever comes first.  Reservations may be made online here: (Reservation Link to be Announced), or by calling one of the numbers below.  Be sure to identify yourself as part of the AHA/ Vascular Discovery 2020 meeting to obtain the discounted group rate.

HILTON CHICAGO HOTEL
720 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60605
Main Hotel Phone: 312-922-4400                 Toll-Free Reservations: 888-446-6677

Questions

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