​​​​​​​2023 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)

Location: Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA



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2023 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC)


The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) emphasizes the exchange of basic and translational vascular science that stimulates thoughtful discussion and motivates participants to discover solutions to important problems affecting vascular patients. The VRIC brings together vascular surgeons, vascular biologists, physicians with an interest in vascular problems, vascular surgery trainees and research trainees in vascular surgery and vascular biology.

The VRIC will be held in conjunction with the American Heart Association's Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions in Boston, Massachusetts. This year's theme is "Structural and Immune Cells in Vascular Disease."

New and evolving topics may be discussed, debated, and explored during the VRIC. Planners and faculty must facilitate engagement with these topics without advocating for or promoting practices that are not or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning.

As a condition of its ACCME Accreditation, SVS’s CE activities will not advocate for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or promote recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.


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Category Early-Bird Rate
(Through Mar. 16)
Post Early-Bird Rate 
(After Mar. 16)
SVS Member Surgeon/Physician/PhD $275 $325
Non-Member Surgeon/Physician/PhD $325 $375

SVS Member - Early Active/Resident/Fellow/Student 

Non-Member Postdoctoral Researches, Students, Residents 

$150 $200

Registration questions or need to cancel? Email meetings@vascularsociety.org. Registration refund requests must be received by email by April 21. All cancellations will be processed after VRIC.

VRIC 2023 Premier Speakers

Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture

The lecture is named for the late SVS member Alec Clowes, a renowned mentor and surgeon-scientist who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to research in vascular disease and played a critical role in VRIC.

Esther Lutgens, MD, PhD
Translational Panel Chiara Giannarelli, MD, PhD
Translational Panel

Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD

CME Claiming & Disclosures

Date: May 10, 2023
Last Day to Claim CME: June 9, 2023

By participating in this CME activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Enhance research techniques and clinical trials.
  2. Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to patient management based on clinical studies & guidelines.
  3. Apply current standards of care in the management of vascular patients.

Recognition of Educational Grants

This CE Activity is supported through an educational grant provided by: Boston Scientific Gore Medtronic

Accreditation Statement

The Society for Vascular Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live course for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important Information About Your CME Credit:

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) recently made changes to its CME processes, which impact the way that Diplomates interact with the Board, upload CME credits, and meet Certification requirements. SVS is committed to complying with the new rules and making your ability to claim credit as seamless as possible; however, we are still in the process of aligning our systems to meet these new requirements.  

To ensure all your CME credits earned with SVS are transferred to the ABS, please visit this website to review the process.

Disclosure Statement

The ACCME requires that the SVS, as an accredited provider of CME, disclose the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and any other individuals in a position to control content of this activity. If there is a relevant financial relationship that has been disclosed, please find it here. All other individuals in control of content have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to be disclosed. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Attendee Housing

Attendees can now make online reservations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place through the AHA’s Vascular Discovery Conference housing portal. If booking by phone, you must mention you are booking as part of the AHA’s Vascular Discovery room block to get the discounted rate. The $319 + taxes/fees discounted rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

After April 16 reservations will be accepted at the group rate if rooms are still available. The group rate will be honored 3 days before and after the Vascular Discover meeting (May 10-13).

Health and Safety

The health and safety of VRIC meeting attendees is SVS’s top priority. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment in which attendees can connect with their peers and discuss the latest innovation, research, and educational content. Masks are not required at VRIC and will be optional. Please respect those that choose to wear a mask. If necessary, attendees will be notified about any new safety protocols being implemented prior to the event. All health and safety protocols are subject to change.


Any questions not pertaining to registration/cancellation should be directed to the SVS Education Department.

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