Gulf Coast Vascular Research Consortium 2016 Inaugural Meeting

We are pleased to announce the first Gulf Coast Vascular Research Consortium (GVRC) meeting to be held at the Shreveport Convention Center August 26- 27, 2016.  Consisting of faculty members from 11 different institutions across Texas and Louisiana, the GVRC was established to leverage the existing regional strength in cardiovascular research and the recent influx of several renowned leaders in the cardiovascular field to forge collaborations between the various GVRC institutions.  The official conference website can be found at:

 http://shvcardiovascularc.wix.com/gvrc-2016

 The meeting will consist of nine speakers from the various GVRC institutions in both an afternoon session on Friday, August 26, 2016, and a morning session on Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Registration for the meeting, to be collected on site, will cost $50 for faculty and $25 for trainee members.  This registration fee includes both breakfast and lunch on August 27thThe registration deadline for this conference will be July 15, 2016.

 To facilitate discussion and collaboration, we will hold a mixer and poster session on August 26th to highlight research from the various GVRC institutions.  Abstracts presented at the poster session will be compiled into a program available to all conference attendees.  All abstracts must be submitted by May 20, 2016 to ensure inclusion in the conference program

Accommodations for overnight stay can be made with the Hilton Shreveport, attached to the Shreveport Convention Center, at a reduced conference rate of $109 per night plus applicable taxes and fees.  Links for registration and housing are available on the conference website.

Thank you for your participation in the GVRC and we look forward to seeing everyone in August.