Spring meeting 2017
Basic and Translation Research in Vascular Surgery    
Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands    
19 - 20 May 2017    
The european Society for Vascular Surgery    

Welcome to the 5th ESVS Spring Meeting in Leiden in 2017!

We would like to invite you to Leiden for the 5th ESVS Spring meeting on 19th and 20th May 2017.

Last Spring, we came together in London for 2 days of lively discussions on leading research in vascular biology, novel materials and innovative devices covering all aspects of vascular disease.
Previous participants updated us on the latest findings from their research programmes and new contributors introduced fresh topics and ideas, at high quality scientific and poster sessions.

This year, we will continue to focus on basic and translational vascular research and would particularly encourage researchers to come with their teams and collaborators to present their cross-disciplinary work. The meeting will take a similar structure to previous years, starting on Friday through to Saturday afternoon, with key note lectures from international experts, oral and poster presentations. The Friday evening networking dinners have been great fun over the past 4 years and will clearly remain a vital aspect of the meeting.

The best abstracts will be published in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. The four best paper presenters get an invitation to present their work at the prize session of the annual meeting of the ESVS.

We sincerely hope you will submit your work for presentation at the meeting and join us in Leiden in May 2017.

Janice Tsui, George Hamilton, Thomas Schmitz-Rixen
Ya"l Nossent, Jaap Hamming, Paul Quax

General Information


Leiden University Medical Center

Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, the Netherlands

Scientific Comittee

Janice Tsui & George Hamilton

Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

Yaël Nossent, Jaap Hamming & Paul Quax

Leiden University, Leiden, NL

Thomas Schmitz-Rixen

Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, DE

European Society for Vascular Surgery

Administration Office
Martinistraße 52
Building O70, 4th Floor, Room 336
20246 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49-40-7410-53877
Fax: +49-40-7410-53272



The exact program will be published here once Abstract review closes.

See Topics & Features for an outline on what to expect.

Topics & Features


  • Molecular & cellular biology of vascular disease
  • Vascular Malformations
  • AAA & congenital aortic disease
  • Inflammation in vascular remodeling
  • Tissue engineering & regeneration
  • Anticoagulation in vascular surgery
  • Big data and computational modeling
  • Imaging of vascular remodeling
  • Non-coding RNAs in vascular remodeling
  • Vein graft disease
  • Vascular Access and shunt failure
  • Therapeutic Angiogenesis

Special Features in the Program

Friday Morning Workshop

Prior the meeting this year we will organize a Friday Morning workshop where we will address the latest development in:
  • Non-coding RNAs in vascular biology and surgery
  • Mouse models for vascular interventions: vein grafting, arterio-venous fistulas, hind limb ischemia, intimal hyperplasia

The number of participants for this workshop is limited.

Unmet clinical needs to be addressed in translational research projects

We will introduce a series of unmet clinical needs that will be discussed in a forum discussion regarding potential translational research options and joint project opportunities.

Abstracts & Registration


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  • Registration starts January 10th 2017 (earlybird until April 9th 2017)
    • Senior Researchers / MDs: €175 *
    • Junior Researchers / PhD Students: €125 *
    • Msc./Bsc. Students : €75 *
    • Friday morning workshop : €25
    * Including conference dinner, separate tickets € 50

Leiden & Accomodation

Leiden: Holland on a Perfect Scale


The following establishments come highly recommended: