Experimental and Applied Vascular Biology
April 30, 2014 I Sheraton Centre Toronto I Toronto, Canada
The 28th annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), presented by Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), is a one-day session preceding the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions (ATVB 2014), uniquely designed to foster interaction among top scientists of diverse disciplines who are investigating peripheral vascular disease and its treatments. VRIC is also dedicated to stimulating and encouraging interest in research among trainees who are aspiring academic vascular surgeons. The meeting's exclusive and intimate atmosphere allows for the free exchange of ideas and development of collaborative projects equally among senior and junior investigators.
Call for Abstracts
All abstracts must be submitted online to the ATVB 2014 by January 17. On the tab for VRIC, indicate that the abstract should be considered for presentation at VRIC. The abstract submission fee must be paid, but there is no additional fee for submission to the VRIC. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and considered for presentation at ATVB 2014 Scientific Sessions. Poster or oral presentation at the VRIC 2014 does not preclude poster presentation at the ATVB 2014. VRIC 2014 presenters are encouraged to also present their data at the ATVB 2014 poster session.
The presenting author of an accepted abstract must pay the VRIC registration fee. VRIC registrants receive a $100 discount on ATVB 2014 registration. All other expenses, (airfare, lodging, etc.) associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
VRIC Trainee (Student, Resident, Fellow) Travel Awards
Top abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for travel support. Please note whether the presenting author is a medical student, resident or fellow to be eligible for this award.
Society of Vascular Surgery Membership
Abstract submissions and attendance by all members of the vascular research community are encouraged. Because this activity is sponsored by the Society of Vascular Surgery, please designate whether any member of the authorship are current, active members of the SVS.
At the end of the following sessions, participants should be able to:
Discuss issues affecting quality of life in patients with an aortic aneurysm.
Session I: Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of peripheral arterial disease.
- Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in peripheral arterial disease.
- Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in peripheral arterial disease.
Session II: Aneurysms
- Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of aneurysmal disease.
- Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in aneurysmal disease.
- Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in aneurysmal disease.
Session III: Vascular Endothelium and Thrombosis
- Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.
- Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.
- Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.
Session IV: Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
- Discuss the current use of animal, cellular, and mathematical models elucidating the pathophysiology of stem cells and tissue engineering.
- Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in stem cells and tissue engineering.
- Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in stem cells and tissue engineering.
Who Should Attend
The VRIC brings together vascular surgeons, vascular biologists, physicians with an interest in vascular problems, vascular surgery trainees, research trainees in vascular surgery and vascular biology, and industry personnel with an interest in vascular disease.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
The Society for Vascular Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
John A. Curci, MD, FACS
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Hotel contact information will be posted soon.
Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
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Video and Audio Recording Policy
Video or audio recording of any session is not permitted.
Note: Please dress accordingly as the internal temperature in hotel venues tend to fluctuate throughout the day and from room to room.
Updated December 2013