This year’s Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) will be held during two sessions at the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in August.
VAM is scheduled for Aug. 18 to 21 in San Diego, California; the VRIC sessions will each be held from 1 to 3 p.m. (PDT) on Aug. 19 and 20. Abstracts will be accepted from March 10 through April 7.
VRIC emphasizes emerging biology, and basic and translational vascular research. It had been planned for two virtual sessions in June. But with just one live meeting likely this year, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) leaders wanted to bring as many members as possible together in person, particularly as VAM 2021 will feature the kick-off to the 75th anniversary of the SVS, which will culminate at VAM 2022 in Boston.
VAM itself was moved from early June to the new dates in August, with four full days of programming. Registration will open in early May.