November 29, 2012

Poster submissions accepted until Dec. 1 for Surgery and Engineering Symposium

The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Department of Surgery Research Collaborative will host the first Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium Dec. 12 from 3-5 p.m. in 202 Light Hall.

Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, will present, “Image-Guided Drug Delivery for Cancer.” A poster session will follow in the north atrium of Light Hall.

Poster abstracts will be accepted until Dec. 1. To attend the event, you must register.

To register and/or submit an abstract, go to

The December symposium concludes the ViSE Fall Seminar Series. The seminars will pick up again in January and are typically held twice a month. An announcement of the Spring Seminar Series schedule will be released before the symposium. Seminars are usually scheduled for a Tuesday or Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in 5326 Stevenson Center, with lunch  provided.

The Department of Surgery Research Collaborative was developed to provide synergy between the basic sciences and clinical research as a means of enhancing research opportunities within the Section of Surgical Sciences.

The collaborative typically hosts open meetings the second Tuesday of every month in the Hermitage Room at the University Club from 5-6:30 p.m., offering opportunities for informal discussion as well as presentations from both the basic sciences and translational research. Section faculty, residents, fellows and staff are invited to attend.