Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) 2023

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



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."


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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 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

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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