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EDUCATION: Submit Research to VRIC and VAM

VRIC Submission Site Opens Oct. 29: Abstracts for the 2020 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference may be submitted beginning Oct. 29.

VRIC is held the day before and in the same location as the American Heart Association’s “Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine” Scientific Sessions. VRIC takes place May 4, and Vascular Discovery May 5 to 7, 2020, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago.

Abstracts will be accepted through Jan. 7, 2020.

VRIC focuses on emerging vascular science and is considered SVS’ annual meeting for basic and translational research. The conference includes four abstract sessions, a translational panel, poster reviews and the Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture.

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VAM Submission Site Opens Nov. 11: Research to shed new light on diabetes, how Medicare payments have fluctuated over the years, ultrasound surveillance after carotid endarterectomy – even vascular surgeon burnout – was presented at the 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting. Each session, despite differences in topics, offered data and insights that vascular surgeons find valuable.

“This is the chance for SVS members to present their research, whether it’s on different treatment techniques for a particular condition, predictors to be aware of in particular situations, complication rates — virtually anything and everything involved with vascular diseases and patient care,” said Dr. Matthew Eagleton, chair of the SVS Program Committee. It oversees scientific programming at the meeting.

“We know our members are looking into factors involved with disease progression, and how ‘A’ impacts ‘B.’ We’re asking them to share their outcomes with everyone else, with the ultimate goal to improve the care of our patients.”

Abstract guidelines will be posted online in late October. Submissions will close in mid-January 2020.

The meeting will be held June 17 to 20, 2020, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Scientific sessions will be held June 18 to 20 and exhibits will be open June 19 and 20. Housing and registration are expected to open in early March.

IMPORTANT PASSPORT INFORMATION: U.S. residents will need valid passports to enter Canada and the passport expiration date may not be within six months of travel dates. Visit the visit the Canada Border Services Agency’s website at for more information. U.S. members, start your passport process at See the guidelines at Learn more about VAM at