2017 EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY (ESVS) CONGRESS
Centre de Congres Henri Oreiller *VAL DʼISÈRE , FRANCE Visit the Venue to read more
The ESVS has the pleasure and honour to welcome you to the 31st ESVS Annual meeting in Lyon from 19 till 22 September 2017. The choice for Lyon was made on the assets of the city but also for the quality of the services of the Congress Centre, which is now one of the most important congress centres in Europe.
Allying history and modernity, Lyon is also the capital of the gastronomy. Historic crossroads at the heart of Europe, near the Alps, between the vineyards of Beaujolais and Burgundy in the North and Côtes du Rhône in the South, the town is easily accessible by air and by train. The hotel offer is the second greatest in France, after Paris. The main big international chains are represented, all close to the Congress Centre and easily accessible by foot, bicycle or tramway.
The Congress Centre, on the border of the Park de la Tête d’Or and the Rhône, is at the heart of the city only 10 minutes from the historic centre. The Renzo Piano’s modern architecture of the Congress Centre offers big possibilities in the layout of the exhibition and the organisation of satellite meetings, workshops or product demonstrations. The logistics and the very high-technology equipment will allow answering to all your demands.
The scientific programme will provide Vascular Surgeons and other Vascular Specialists with a four-day meeting on the most up to date information about new developments in clinical practice and relevant research. In Copenhagen (2016) 623 abstracts were submitted and we could only accept less than 10%, which was a pity since the scientific quality and innovative interest has increased considerably since we waived the compulsory publication in our journal (EJVES).
In Lyon, we will have a more “inclusive” approach accepting 13 abstracts directly and another 160 abstracts for short oral presentation in four parallel sessions on day one, selecting the best 48 of those for the coming plenary sessions, thus combining an inclusive approach to maintaining the highest quality in the plenary sessions. We will also accept 100 poster presentations. We are confident that this more inclusive approach will increase the number of participants compared to previous meetings.
Another feature for Lyon is the fact that three new Guidelines to be published in 2017, and they will be discussed in detail. Keynote lectures will be integrated into the program. Furthermore, the World Federation of Vascular Surgery will have its meeting in Lyon and a very interesting session called “Vascular Surgery in the Era of Terror” will compile the global experience on the challenges that these terrible events create for our speciality, and how we can contribute to taking care of the victims.
Thus, important updates and re-evaluations of the latest technologies and techniques, pharmaceutical agents, radiation protection, diagnostic modalities, and data from clinical trials will be presented and discussed. A variety of ESVS workshops will be available.
The target audience will be mostly consultants and trainees in vascular surgery, including the most important decision makers of Europe, but also interventional radiologists, vascular medicine specialists, vascular nurses and technologists, and all others interested in the management of vascular disease.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lyon and are certain that you will enjoy the scientific programme and the networking possibilities with the present and future leaders of vascular health care in Europe.
Chairman Local Organising Committee
Prof. Stefan Acosta
Lund University / Skåne University Hospital
Professor of Vascular Surgery / Senior Consultant
Prof. Anders Albäck
Helsinki University Hospital
Chief Vascular Surgeon / Department of Vascular Surgery
Prof. Martin Björck
Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
Professor of Vascular Surgery / Institution of Surgical Sciences | Department of Vascular Surgery
Dr. Anthony J. Comerota
University of Michigan, USA
Adjunct Professor of Surgery
Dr. Jack Cronenwett
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice / Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Professor of Surgery / Past President of the Society for Vascular Surgery
Dr. Marco De Carlo
Vice-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory /
Professor at the School of Specialization in Cardiology of Pisa University, Italy
Dr. Marianne de Maeseneer
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Vascular Surgeon / Specialized in Phlebology
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Henning Eckstein
Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany
Professor for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The registration fees indicated above are only applicable if both the registration form and payment are received on or before the deadline date; otherwise, the next higher registration fee will be applied.
* Accompanying persons give access to the exhibition and Get Together on Thursday 21 September at 17h30 and the closing ceremony on Friday 22 September at 14h & public transportation tickets.
** The member registration fee is only applicable if your contribution for membership has been paid by 1 August 2017. Please note that if you have not paid or you are not listed on the ESVS membership list, the organisers reserve the right to register you as a non-member and charge the corresponding fee. Are you not a member yet? Apply here
All registration categories includes the following:
Access to the full meeting: Entrance to all symposia, scientific sessions, poster presentations
Access to the exhibition
Access to the Networking drink on Thursday in the exhibition hall
Access to the online resources including Final Programme and Book of Abstracts
Access to all video of the congress after the congress
Coffee breaks during the 4 days
Lunch from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 September
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Why submit an abstract for the ESVS 31st Annual Meeting?
Gain visibility by presenting your research to an audience of 1,200+ attendees
Benefit from the direct feedback of an international panel of vascular experts
Feature in the ESVS 2017 Annual Meeting Programme & Book of Abstracts
Be in with a chance of receiving a Prize for best paper/presentation
New this year
This year’s Annual Meeting will consist of not three, but four days of knowledge sharing! Furthermore, a total of 160 abstracts will be selected for short oral presentation to be presented to the audience on day one. The top-scored 48 presentations will be invited to deliver an extended presentation of their research in the coming plenary sessions. In addition, 100+ abstracts will be selected as poster presentations.
Abstracts should address all aspects of vascular surgery. The submitter is required to select the most appropriate category for the abstract in the online submission form. All entries should fall under one of the below categories:
Supra-aortic Arterial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Disease
Abdominal Aortic Diseases
Venous Diseases (including Malformations)
Chronic Wound Management
Case Reports (only for the EVST session)
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Authors are required to submit abstracts in accordance with the instructions listed in the ESVS Abstract Submission Guidelines. Please click the button below to download the Guidelines.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-07-01
During the congress, ESVS offers a number of awards related to submission of an abstract for the congress.
ESVS Oral Prize Session
Seven revised abstracts will be selected to be presented orally during the Prize Session. Authors of abstracts selected for the Prize Session will be communicated their date and time of presentation on May 15. These will not present a short version of their abstract during the Fast-Paced Abstract Sessions.
Prizes will be awarded to the 3 Best Oral Presentation
Awards consist of a grant of EUR 600 for the 1st prize, EUR 400 for the 2nd prize and EUR 200 for the 3rd prize and a commemorative certificate*.
Abstracts are judged by a Scientific Review Committee.
The Prize Winners will be notified during the Annual Meeting.
* The award prize will be paid after the congress. Award winners will be contacted immediately after the congress with further instructions on how to receive their prize.
ESVS Poster Prize session
Authors of abstracts selected for poster presentation will be required to set up their poster in a dedicated area in accordance with any communicated deadline. The scoring of the Posters will take place on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 (exact timing will be announced in due time).
All Poster presenters are required to prepare a 3-slide PowerPoint presentation, in case they are selected for the Prize Poster Session (exact timing will be announced in due time). Scorers will select 10 posters for the Prize Session and notify the authors per email and per phone on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 during the evening.
During the Poster Prize Session, each presenter will be allocated 3 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes to answer questions.
Prizes will be awarded to the three top-scoring posters presented at the Prize Poster Session
The Presenting authors will be granted EUR 300 for the 1st prize, EUR 200 for the 2nd prize or EUR 100 for the 3rd prize and a commemorative certificate*.
Winning posters are selected during the congress by a scientific jury. Choices are made based on scientific excellence of the abstract, the presentation of the scientific information on the poster and the final oral presentation.
The 31st ESVS Annual Meeting in Lyon is an excellent opportunity for companies active in our field to liaise with top scientists, keep abreast with the latest trends and showcase their products and services to a relevant audience.
We have modified our programme structure to provide even more educational opportunities for our sponsors.
As we want to give you the power to design your own bespoke and ideal package, we have created a dedicated sponsor microsite. Here you will find a full overview of our demographics, engagement and educational opportunities, information on the venue and logistics etc.
The ESVS thanks and acknowledges the following sponsors who will contribute to the success of the 31st ESVS Annual Meeting in Lyon.
Cook Medical is the world’s largest privately held developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive medical device technology. A leader in the advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic products for vascular disease, Cook continues a tradition of innovation with comprehensive device offerings in EVAR, leg therapies, PE prevention and embolization.
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At Gore Medical, we have provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 40 years. During that time, 40 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. Our extensive family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia and soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement materials, and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac, and general surgery. We are one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For several years now, we have also been voted one of the best workplaces in Europe and have been ranked on top workplace lists in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Sweden.
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Bentley’s passion is the development, manufacturing and distribution of innovative implants for minimal-invasive treatments of vascular diseases. Since market launch in 2012, we rapidly expanded worldwide. Thanks to our international network of exclusive distribution partners we are represented in more than 65 countries – in some we are already market leader.
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Medistim is the market leader in intraoperative ultrasonic guidance and quality assessment focused on improving surgical outcomes. With the MiraQ™ platform, Medistim offers the unique combination of transit-time flow measurement (TTFM) and high-frequency ultrasound imaging.
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Scanlan International, Inc.
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PERIMED is a global provider of diagnostic solutions for patients with peripheral vascular diseases and complex diabetic foot ulcers. Our new PeriFlux 6000 offers a unique combination of tests: ABI, toe pressure and transcutaneous oximetry (tcpO2).
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LSO MEDICAL is a French company based in Loos, who designs, develops, manufactures and sells lasers and disposables for medical applications: ENDOTHERME 1470 Laser and Ringlight radial fibers (Standard/ Slim) for incompetent saphenous veins, as well as EXOTHERME Laser, for the treatment of superficial vascular lesions from face and legs.
For more information, visit: www.lsomedical.com
Veryan has developed BioMimics 3D, a self-expanding, nitinol SFA/prox popliteal stent which imparts a natural, 3D curvature to the artery, to generate swirling flow, increase wall shear and reduce intimal hyperplasia. In the Mimics randomised study BioMimics 3D, the swirling flow stent, achieved significantly better performance than straight control stents.
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The Swiss company SIGVARIS, 100% family-owned since it was founded, is the global market leader in the manufacture of medical compression garments. SIGVARIS has its headquarters in Switzerland. It employs over 1,550 people and has its own production plants in Switzerland, France, Poland, the US and Brazil.
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JOTEC develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for vascular disease from the aortic arch down to the peripheral vessels: Discover our extensive range of endovascular standard products as well as our tailor-made solutions. We can meet all your needs always aiming to offer best possible solutions for patient’s treatment.
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