Innovation & Research Summits

Catalyzing game-changing healthcare collaborations require secure forums for stakeholders to discuss and brainstorm; an environment where fragmentation, silos and inter-organizational competition can be put aside. As a nonprofit without proprietary interests, Vascular Cures is able to be a catalyst for these multi-specialty, multi-stakeholder discussions and the development of collaborative solutions without a stake in the outcome – other than the benefit of patients.


Vascular Innovation Summits bring together stakeholders across vascular health for shared brainstorming about better ways to collaboratively solve unmet patient needs.

  • In Spring 2020, Vascular Cures will bring together key thought leaders from prominent organizations across North America to address a timely and critical challenge facing vascular care and research.
  • In 2014, the Vascular Innovation Summit brought together leaders from 17 organizations representing healthcare providers, researchers, industry, investors, and regulators. They identified the need for patient-reported outcomes data as a powerful way to improve both vascular research and healthcare decision-making. The outcome of these discussions was Project Voice, an innovative program focused on improving vascular outcomes through patient engagement.


Vascular Research Summits provide a forum for leading vascular surgeon-scientists in North America to confidentially share ideas, resources, and data.

  • In 2018, the 2nd Annual Vascular Research Summit brought leading vascular surgeon-scientists in North America together to share ideas, resources, and data in a confidential forum. There were 97 leaders from 56 institutions who convened to identify unmet scientific needs and brainstorm collaborative projects that will create and leverage research resources from institutions across the US. Learn more about the 2018 Research Summit here.
  • In 2016, Vascular Research Summit was launched. 56 surgeon-scientists from 31 leading academic medical centers convened to identify unmet scientific needs and launch the Collaborative Patient-Centered Research (CPCR) Grants Program. This program was designed to stimulate high impact projects which are multi-institutional, create research assets that can be shared, and generate milestones within 1-2 years. Learn more about the 2016 Research Summit here.