Elevate Your Skills in Aortic Surgery with the Aortic Fellowship

by | May 15, 2024 | Aorta and major branches, Homepage, News | 0 comments

The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) is proud to announce the launch of the ESVS Aortic Fellowship Programme, a comprehensive educational opportunity designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of vascular surgeons in the field of aortic surgery.

This fellowship programme is ideal for both vascular trainees and experienced vascular surgeons seeking to refine their expertise in treating complex aortic diseases.

What is the Aortic Fellowship?

What Does the Fellowship Offer?

The ESVS Aortic Fellowship Programme provides a unique learning experience through a combination of:

  • Face-to-Face Workshops: Participate in seven workshops covering a wide range of aortic surgery topics, from basic techniques to complex endovascular procedures. These workshops will be held across various European cities.
  • Online Workshops: Gain additional insights through six to eight convenient online workshops, featuring lectures by leading experts and interactive sessions.
  • Clinical Placement: Apply what you learned in a real-world setting with a two-week placement in a high-volume aortic centre. The ESVS will provide a pre-approved list of centers to choose from.
  • ESVS Certificate: Upon successful completion, receive a prestigious ESVS certificate acknowledging your participation in this rigorous aortic surgery educational programme.
  • Mentorship and Networking: Benefit from regular informal chats with aortic KOLs and other fellows, fostering valuable mentorship and networking opportunities.

Investing in Your Future

The ESVS Aortic Fellowship Programme has a programme fee of €10,500. Fellows can choose to self-fund their participation or apply for a competitive ESVS Fellowship Grant. Grant recipients may also receive up to €3,500 to assist with travel and accommodation for face-to-face workshops. Each workshop will seek CME accreditation.

How to Apply

There are two application options:

  1. Grant Application: ESVS Members can submit their application for the ESVS Fellowship Grant by the 1st of July, 2024. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of July.
  2. Self-funded Application: All vascular specialists can apply for the Aortic Fellowship via self-funded applications, where the applicant funds their fellowships, or sources funds via a third-party. Applications will also close on the 1st of July.


Application Requirements

Both application options require the following documents:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Agreement from your Head of Department outlining:
    • A short description of the aortic surgery in the Department, number of surgeons performing aortic surgery, annual number of aortic procedures (aneurysm, dissection, trauma) and open:endo ratio (grant applications);
    • A list of operations you have performed in the past 5 years (both application options);
    • Your level of involvement (both application options);
    • Approval for your participation in the two-year programme, including the workshops, online sessions, and two-week clinical placement (both application options).

Take the Next Step in Your Aortic Surgery Career

The ESVS Aortic Fellowship Programme is an opportunity to elevate your skills and advance your knowledge in aortic surgery. Together, let’s shape the future of aortic surgery and improve vascular healthcare for the public benefit.

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