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Forging ahead with a new identity and planning for VRIC 2021

By Beth Bales

The Basic and Translational Research Committee (BTRC) is the new name of the former Research and Education Committee. The name change reflects the charge to help encourage surgeon applicants dedicated to basic and translational discovery in vascular science. “We are a diverse group of young and established vascular surgeon-investigators with broad expertise in vascular science,” says committee chair Luke P. Brewster, MD.

“For 2021, we are very excited to bring our Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) to our SVS constituents and the vascular science community broadly in a virtual platform.”

This will occur in two, two-hour sessions, and all accepted abstracts have the opportunity to be published in JVS-Vascular Science.

The committee has been preparing for this pivot to a virtual platform, setting the dates for Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, May 6. Both sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Central Time.

“In addition to highlighting important advances in vascular science, we will be emphasizing trainee presentations. Please consider submitting your science and attending our Virtual VRIC 2021,” adds Brewster.