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Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)

Hard Science: Calcification and Vascular Solutions

May 13, 2019

Marriott Copley Square Hotel | Boston


SAVE THE DATE for VRIC 2020: MAY 4, 2020, in CHICAGO, IL


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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 2019 program "Hard Science: Calcification and Vascular Solutions."  

Agenda

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Program Book

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

2019 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
 

     1. Discuss the physiologic disruptions that underlie calcification of cardiovascular tissue

     2. Identify novel models and mechanisms in arterial calcification

     3. Describe cutting edge technology and therapeutics to treat arterial calcification

Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed. Please check back in the near future for detailed program information.

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

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

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BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
The Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel is pleased to host the 2019 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference on May 13, in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions (formerly ATVB). Located in the heart of downtown Boston’s Back Bay, the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel is a great starting point for fun, learning and adventure.

LOCATION/ GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel is conveniently located, approximately ten miles from Boston Logan International Airport. Estimated taxi fare is $40 (one-way). Off-site, as well as Valet parking is also available, for a fee.

ACCOMMODATIONS
A block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees of the SVS Vascular Research Initiatives Conference. The special group rate, beginning at $279/ night (plus applicable taxes), is available on a first-come, first-served basis until April 12 or until rooms sell out, whichever comes first. Reservations may be made online here: Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel VRIC Reservations, or by calling one of the numbers below. Be sure to identify yourself as part of the AHA/ Vascular Discovery 2019 meeting to obtain the discounted group rate.
 

BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE HOTEL
110 HUNTINGTON AVENUE, BOSTON, MA 02116
Main Hotel Phone: 617-236-5800                Toll-Free Reservations: 888-236-2427

Questions

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