Smriti has been a member of Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS) for the last 5 years. She received the exciting opportunity to be part of the organising committee member for the 2017 conference and co-chaired the Early Career Researchers session. Smriti also presented her abstract on the development of a new animal model of peripheral arterial disease and her work was well received. She will be working to publish a paper relating to her work in the coming months. Smriti was also given an appreciation award and both AVBS and ANZMS societies acknowledged her contributions to make the 2017 combined conference a huge success.