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 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

​Experimental and Applied Vascular Biology
April 30, 2014 I Sheraton Centre Toronto I Toronto, Canada

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Program Overview
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
The abstract submission site is now closed. Presenters will be notified as to the status of their abstract in mid-February. 

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.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the following sessions, participants should be able to:

Awardee Reports

  1. Discuss issues affecting quality of life in patients with an aortic aneurysm. 

Session I: Peripheral Arterial Disease 

  1. Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of peripheral arterial disease.
  2. Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in peripheral arterial disease. 
  3. Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in peripheral arterial disease.

Session II: Aneurysms

  1. Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of aneurysmal disease.
  2. Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in aneurysmal disease. 
  3. Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in aneurysmal disease.

Session III: Vascular Endothelium and Thrombosis

  1. Discuss the current use of animal models elucidating the pathophysiology of thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.
  2. Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease. 
  3. Describe new venues of current clinical and translational research in thrombosis in both arterial and venous disease.

Session IV: Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

  1. Discuss the current use of animal, cellular, and mathematical models elucidating the pathophysiology of stem cells and tissue engineering.
  2. Identify new areas of basic and methodological research in stem cells and tissue engineering. 
  3. 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.  

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

Designation of Credit
The Socie​ty for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Schedule​

Course Director
John A. Curci, MD, FACS
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel Information
Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
Please call 800-258-7188 or email education@vascularsociety.org for  questions.

Passport Requirements
All United States citizens traveling to Canada are required to carry a passport for re entry into the United States. For additional information, please visit the U.S. Department of State's website​.

Please call 800-258-7188 or email education@vascularsociety.org​ if you have questions.

Video and Audio Recording Policy
Video or audio recording of any session is not permitted.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Gore and ​Medtronic.

Note: Please dress accordingly as the internal temperature in hotel venues tend to fluctuate throughout the day and from room to room.

Updated March 2014
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 Resources

 
2014 
VRIC - April 30, 2014
ATVB - May 1-3, 2014
Sheraton Centre
Toronto, ON

2013
ATVB - May 1-3, 2013
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Orlando, FL​

2012 
VRIC - April 17, 2012
Chicago, IL

2011 
VRIC - April 27, 2011​
Chicago, IL

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Phone: 312-334-2300 | 800-258-7188
Fax: 312-334-2320
Email: vascular@vascularsociety.org

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