European Society for Vascular Surgery

Abstract Topics

Abstracts should address aspects of vascular surgery. Each abstract submission will be associated with a corresponding category found in the predefined list of categories (a total of 18 categories). 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 18 categories below:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Disease

Case Reports


Education & Training

Vascular Access

Medical Therapies (antithrombotic, anti-hypertensive, diabetes mellitus etc.)

Vascular Biology

New Vascular Techniques and Devices

Vascular Imaging


Vascular Infection

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms

Vascular Trauma

Peripheral Occlusive Arterial Disease

Venous Diseases (including Malformations)

Supra-aortic Arterial Disease

Wound Healing


Submit your abstract by 1st April 2022

Abstracts must be submitted online via the submission platform, no e-mailed abstracts will be accepted.

Key Dates: 

  • Abstract Submission closes: 1st April, 2022 (23:59 CET)

  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 20th May, 2022

  • Deadline to confirm presentation: 15th June, 2022

  • Deadline for presenting authors to register: 31st August, 2022


Submission Guidelines

All abstract submitters should be prepared to present their abstract as an oral communication or poster presentation.

Abstract presenters that would like to be excluded from presenting an oral communication can indicate their preference in the appropriate box on the online abstract submission form.


1. Abstract Format




– The person submitting the abstract should be the presenting author of the work.

– The ESVS respects the Vancouver agreement on authorship, and in light of that, only accepts a maximum of 8 authors from single-centre reports. In case of a multicentre study, and in particular multi-national collaborations, more than 8 authors are accepted.

Abstract Title

– The title should provide a reasonable completed description of the study that was conducted, and sometimes even foreshadow the findings. The title should be informative, concise and intelligible.

Abstract Body

The following format must be followed:

Introduction  The introduction should be a brief section designed to inform of the relevance of the research and include a short history of relevant background that leads to a statement of the problem that is being addressed.

Methods       The methods section should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.

Results          The results section describes but does not interpret. The presentation data may be either chronological to correspond with the methods or in the order of most to least important.

Conclusion   The conclusions section should provide only conclusion of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation.

Abstract Layout

– Abstracts must be submitted in English.

– The total length of the abstract should be max. 700 words.

Graphics, Tables & Images

·       You can add a max of 2 tables and 2 images to your abstract.

·       A table/image file should be saved as an .jpeg or .png prior to upload.

·       The figure/table will be placed at the bottom of the abstract and may be resized.

·       Min./max. size of the image/table (pixels): 90/750, min./max. file size of the image/table (kB): 30/750.


References are allowed and are not included in the overall count of words of the abstract. Please add your references in a dedicated section of abstract submission system.

2. Submission Policy

  • Submitted abstracts must describe unpublished work (as full papers) at the moment of the submission. Unpublished abstracts presented at other scientific meetings (different specialties) will be accepted.

  • Abstracts will be published exactly as submitted. We kindly ask you to proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before they are submitted. No changes will be accepted after submission. Any abstract considered unsuitable for reproduction will not be published.

  • The abstract submission deadline is April 1st, 2022. ESVS does not take responsibility for abstracts that are not fully completed and submitted by this deadline date. Please ensure that your submission has been completed and you have received the confirmation e-mail.

  • Incomplete abstracts having “draft” status will not be processed or submitted for review.

  • An author may not revise or resubmit an abstract in order to make changes or corrections after the deadline; adding or removing authors after the submission deadline is not permitted. The abstract may be withdrawn or, if accepted, the error may be indicated during the presentation.

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: The authors should avoid revealing the name of the city, institution (hospitals, medical centers, clinics) submitting the abstract, since the abstracts are evaluated in a blinded fashion. The reviewing committee understands the difficulty this may present in the case of multinational studies, nevertheless, authors are strongly encouraged to not reveal the origin of the work.

    3. Review and Acceptance

    All submitted abstracts will go through a blinded review process by 5-7 members of the scientific review committee of the 36th Annual Meeting. The abstracts will be reviewed according to the relevance to ESVS, objectivity of statements, suitability of methods, conclusions confirmed by objective results, scientific value, originality of work and overall impression.

    Following the review process the final selection will be made by the Programme Committee of the meeting to define the format and schedule of each selected abstract.

    The notification of acceptance or rejection of your abstract will be sent out on 20 May 2022.

    The authors of accepted abstracts will need to fill in a dedicated form to confirm their presentations and presenting authors by 15 June, 2022. Failure to do so, will lead to the withdrawal of your abstract.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Should the presenting author be unable to present the abstract, one of the co-authors can present in his/her place. An email from the presenting author indicating the change is requested and must be received by the ESVS no later than 15 June 2022. No changes will be accepted after this date.  

    4. Presentation types


    A Fast-Track Presentation is a short oral communication of 4 minutes, presented in front of a Jury, on Tuesday, 20th September 2022. Each presentation is followed by 2 minutes for questions from the Jury or audience. The authors of the top-scored presentations from Fast – Track sessions will have the opportunity to present an extended version of their abstract in one of the Plenary Scientific Sessions on Wednesday or Thursday. Therefore, we encourage all presenters of selected abstracts to prepare a short version (4 minutes) and extended version (7 minutes) of their presentation, in case they are selected. All Fast-Track Presenters should therefore be available all days of the congress.


    40 highest-scoring abstracts following the review process will be asked to present their research in front of the jury at one of the Prize Fast-Track sessions on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022. The Jury will score presentations according to the following criteria: (1) Methodology;  (2) Originality;  (3) Importance to Vascular Surgery; (4) Quality of presentation incl. handling of questions.

    Following the Prize Fast-Track sessions, the authors of 10 highest scoring presentations will have an opportunity to present an extended version of their presentation  in front of a jury at the Prize session happening on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022.  Therefore, we encourage all Prize abstract presenters to prepare a short version (4 minutes) and an extended version (7 minutes) of their presentation, in case they are selected. The announcement of 10 highest scoring abstract presentations will be made on Tuesday evening.


    The 10 highest-rated abstracts from Prize Fast-Track sessions will have an opportunity to present an extended version of their presentation during the Prize Scientific Session.

    The Jury of the Prize session will score presentations according to the following criteria: (1) Methodology;  (2) Originality;  (3) Importance to Vascular Surgery; (4) Quality of presentation incl. handling of questions. The presenting authors of the three top-scored Prize abstracts will be announced during the closing ceremony on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, and offered a Prize. 


    The e-poster presentation sessions will be organised on Wednesday 21st September and Thursday 22nd September. Each presenter will be allocated 4 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes to answer questions from a designated Jury member. All Poster presenters are required to be present next to their poster 5 minutes before the start of the session.

    The Jury will score posters according to the following criteria: (1) Originality;  (2) Scientific Level & Amount of Work;  (3) Clinical Relevance;  (4) Overall Poster Presentation. The presenting authors of the three top-scored posters will be announced during the closing ceremony on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, and offered a Prize. 

    5. Registration and expenses

    All presenting authors of selected abstracts must register for the ESVS 35th Annual Meeting before 31st August, 2022.

    The ESVS will not cover costs incurred in submitting an abstract or poster, or for travel and accommodation costs for presenting authors.

    Failure to register for the ESVS Annual Meeting by the set deadline will lead to the withdrawal of your abstract(s).

    6. Publication of abstracts

    Authors of the abstracts presented as e-posters will be offered an open publication of their abstract at the supplement of EJVES Vascular Forum at €25 to cover the production costs.

    Authors of the abstracts presented during the Fast Track sessions which did not make it to the main scientific programme will be offered an open publication of their abstract at the supplement of EJVES Vascular Forum at €25 to cover the production costs.

    Authors of Prize abstracts and the abstracts accepted to the main scientific programme of the ESVS 36th Annual Meeting will be offered a publication of their abstract at EJVES free of charge.

Submitting an abstract to the ESVS was a great opportunity to present our research to a broader audience. I would consider submitting an abstract in the future, as the ESVS vascular meeting provides a rich scientific program on vascular surgery. I was very honoured to present our research during the Prize Session, and I further developed my presentation skills while preparing the presentation. Due to the excellent feedback and questions of both the panel and the audience, we were able to improve our manuscript and research. After winning the best abstract prize, I realised that enjoying to address the key findings of my research may be the most important part of a successful presentation! I will definitely remember this lesson in my future medical career.

Anna Alberga

Prize Winner - Best oral presentation 2021

I submitted my abstract to this meeting for mainly two reasons: one, the opportunity to share my pre-clinical research results and two, to be informed and updated on the current knowledge in the area of vascular surgery.

Participating in this meeting was a fantastic experience, both personally and professionally. It was great to see how people received my research, even if it was not as surgically oriented as the rest of the meeting.  I think it’s important to keep a link between pre-clinical research, which is what I do, and clinical/surgical research and procedures.

It is an honour to be selected to present at the Prize Session. Wining is just the cherry on top! For me, it feels like a recognition for my research. And a sign that it is important and interesting to other people.

Amanda Balboa Ramilo

Prize Winner - Best oral presentation 2021

Approaching the end of my PhD, I was keen to share my findings with the European Society for Vascular Surgery.  Presenting to the vascular surgery community and receiving insightful feedback and questions from leaders in the field was a great opportunity for which I am grateful.  I was delighted to be awarded a prize in recognition of this research to which I have dedicated the last three years.  I look forward to continued engagement with the Society in future as a great platform for learning and professional development, as well as sharing the findings of the next phase of research.

Mohamed Abdelhalim

Prize Winner - Best oral presentation 2021

Being involved in research, discovering novel facts, and getting instant feedback from your colleagues around the world are important determinants of development for any academically oriented vascular surgeon. Therefore, sharing the results of our study was important and beneficial for us. I’m pleased that I had an opportunity to present new information in front of a large audience on the topic, which lacked sufficient coverage in the literature.

Annual meetings of the ESVS are among the largest scientific events in vascular surgery worldwide. It is a wonderful platform to share information and exchange opinions. I’d be honored to submit my works to the meetings and report again in the future.  For me, winning the prize is a sign of recognition. It’s a mark of quality and acknowledgment that the chosen direction is right. Winning the prize gives me the confidence to overcome difficulties and make progress.

Every time I attend the ESVS meetings I find something new that I can learn and benefit from in my everyday work. I meet my old friends and get acquainted with new people. We exchange opinions on challenges we face, share ideas, and sometimes find simple solutions to complex problems. There is no doubt that participation in such events positively influences my career.

Damir Vakhitov

Prize Winner - Best e-poster presentation 2021

ESVS is the largest meeting of vascular surgeons and healthcare professionals in Europe and has over 800 abstracts submitted each year. This provides trainees and researchers like myself and my supervisors with the best possible platform for presenting our work and findings.

It was a great honour to win such a prestigious award and especially when so many abstracts are submitted from so many countries. We look forward to the paper being published and the body of work being distributed further.

Undoubtedly participating at such meetings are very important for trainees and consultants alike to keep up to date with the ever changing face of vascular surgery. Meetings such as ESVS are the best platform for this and for networking with colleagues and trainees all over Europe and even further afield. I look forward to attending again in the future.

James Kelly

Prize Winner - Best oral presentation 2019

Attending and presenting our work at the European Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting in Hamburg was a wonderful professional opportunity to network and interact with our European vascular surgery colleagues.  Professor Debus had recently visited Dartmouth following the Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting in Boston and had indicated that the meeting in Hamburg might be a good venut to submit our work.  Our VQI analysis surrounding Protamine use during carotid endarterectomy was a larger U.S. followup study to our 2010 regional analysis which had been presented at that time at the U.S. meeting.  The opportunity to present our work at the European meeting provided the opportunity to share our work in a new venue and receive valuable feedback and questions from colleagues where nuanced practice variation may differ from our own. Overall it was a terrific experience and great opportunity to interact and meet many of my European colleagues.

David H. Stone

Prize Winner - Best oral presentation 2019

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