In 1999, the ESVB scientific committee organized the first Young Researcher Prize to recognize innovative and outstanding research network of young researchers early in their career. Our objective is to promote research amongst youngsters, allow young PhD and/or fellow to support and boost research in the field of vascular biomaterials. The abstract submission is open to vascular trainees (MSc, PhD, Students) and scientific researchers in the field of biomaterial and vascular surgery who should be less than 35 years old.

 → Why should you participate?

  • Present in front of prestigious researchers, industrials and surgeons
  • Exclusive opportunity to share with physicians and industry
  • A unique 3 days all-inclusive package (congress, satellite and social events)
  • Expose a poster of your project in the congress venue 

The three best projects will be awarded 1500€, 1000€ and 500€.
The best poster will be awarded 300€.

 → On what subject?

  • The arterial wall
  • Artificial intelligence in vascular surgery
  • Updates on aortic pathologies
  • Updates on SFA pathologies
  • Access to innovation 
  • Education 

 → How does it work?  

  • Register to the Young Researcher Prize by clicking here
  • Download the guidelines by clicking here
  • Submit an abstract by email to 
  • 35 will be selected for a 180s presentation during the Translational Research Symposium (on April 20th)
  • 50 will be selected to display a poster during the congress (on April 21st and 22nd
  • From the 35 presenting during the Translational Research Symposium, 3 will be selected for a 10 minutes oral presentation during the ESVB (April 21st)



We are happy to announce our 35 young researchers who have been selected to present their work during the Translational Research Meeting : 

  • Efstathios STRATAKOS, Milan, Italy
  • Arielle BELLISSARD, Strasbourg, France
  • Elisa CABRINI, Parma, Italy
  • Stefano CASARIN, Houston, USA
  • Valentina CESERANI, Pavia, Italy
  • Inês CRUZ, Porto, Portugal
  • Antoine KLEIN, Paris, France
  • Jean SENEMAUD, Paris, France
  • Katya D’COSTA, Toronto, Canada
  • Giuseppe DE NISCO, Turin, Italy
  • Raul DEVIA RODRIGUEZ, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Maleke ZIDI, Mulhouse, France
  • Anna FORNASARI, Parma, Italy
  • Zied GHARIANI, Thionville, France
  • Gisli JONSSON, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Klaudia JURCZAK, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Axelle KERN, Strasbourg, France
  • Antti SIIKA, Stockholm, Sweden
  • David LIEKSER, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Salma MANSI, Garching, Germany
  • Killian MUELLER, Garching, Germany
  • Alexandre POUHIN, Dijon, France
  • Juliette RAFFORT, Nice, France
  • Abdul Rahman ASSAD, Mulhouse, France
  • Anna RAMELLA, Milan, Italy
  • Daniëlle van VELDHUIZEN, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Cristina ROCCHI, Bologna, Italy
  • Valentina SCARPONI, Strasbourg, France
  • Franca SCOCOZZA, Pavia, Italy
  • Marcello LODATO, Bologna, Italy
  • Elisa SERAFINI, Houston, USA
  • Rania SHAHBAZ, Paris, France
  • Eleonora ACQUISTI, Bologna, Italy
  • Léna CHRIST, Strasbourg, France
  • Mario D’ORIA, Trieste, Italy 


Date Morning Afternoon

8:30 am
Welcome + Introduction
Frédéric HEIM, Mulhouse, France

8:40 am
Advances in the Use of Nitinol for Medical Devices
Alan PELTON, Los Angeles, USA


9:00 am
Investigating Coating Transfer in Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty through a Coupled in Vitro and in Silico Analysis
Efstathios STRATAKOS, Milan, Italy

9:05 am
18F-Fluorodeoxgylcuose Uptake in Uninfected Abdominal Aortic Endografts on Positron Emission Tomography: Pilot Study
Arielle BELLISSARD, Strasbourg, France

9:10 am
Radiological, angiographic and histopathological definition of “Medial Artery Calcification” as an etiopathogenetic factor of foot vessel occlusion in patients affected by critical limb ischemia
Elisa CABRINI, Parma, Italy

9:15 am
A Computational Model to Deepen the Knowledge of anti-Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Vein Graft Bypass Failure
Stefano CASARIN, Houston, USA

9:20 am
Patient-specific computational fluid dynamics simulation before & after surgery in stenotic carotid arteries
Valentina CESERANI, Pavia, Italy

9:25 am
Lumped-parameter hemodynamic model to assess coronary flow at different effort conditions in AAOCA
Valentina CESERANI, Pavia, Italy

9:30 am
Evaluation of the effect of Fosfomycin incorporated grafts to prevent vascular grafts infections
Inês CRUZ, Porto, Portugal

9:35 am
Artificial Intelligence for a better vascular surgery education
Antoine KLEIN, Paris, France

9:40 am
Carbon footprint of endovascular aortic repair
Jean SENEMAUD, Paris, France

9:45 am
Extracellular Matrix Production by a Co-culture of Primary Human Cells on Nanofibrous Polyurethane Scaffolds –Towards Engineering a Small-Diameter Arterial Graft
Katya D’COSTA, Toronto, Canada

9:50 am
Wall shear stress topological skeleton variability predicts plaque growth in human coronary arteries
Giuseppe DE NISCO, Turin, Italy

9:55 am
Validation of an ex vivo flow model including magnetic resonance imaging to study the effects of endovascular treatments on the arterial wall
Raul DEVIA RODRIGUEZ, Groningen, The Netherlands

10:00 am
Hybrid Fibrous Materials for Medical Applications: Towards Limited Foreign Body Reaction
Maleke ZIDI, Mulhouse, France

10:05 am
Mid-term results of open surgical conversion for infected aortic endografts in a multicenter experience
Anna FORNASARI, Parma, Italy

10:10 am
A novel device to assess the characteristics of a vessel wall for stent implantation purpose
Zied GHARIANI, Thionville, France

10:15 am

10:30 am

11:00 am
Latest strategies on scaffold manufacturing
Stefan JOCKENHOEVEL, Aachen, Germany


11:20 am
Spinal drain related complications after aortic stentgrafts using a prophylactic automated volume-directed drainage protocol
Gisli JONSSON, Uppsala, Sweden

11:25 am
Porous in vitro Model with a Wrinkle Topography to Mimic Tunica Media of a Blood Vessel
Klaudia JURCZAK, Groningen, The Netherlands

11:30 am
Glycoprotein VI: an interesting target to prevent early stent thrombosis
Axelle KERN, Strasbourg, France

11:35 am
Peak Wall Rupture Index is Associated with Time-to-Rupture in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Independently of Size and Sex
Antti SIIKA, Stockholm, Sweden

11:40 am
Use of Omniflow® II biosynthetic graft for the treatment of vascular graft and endograft infections
David LIEKSER, Groningen, The Netherlands

11:45 am
Endothelial-mimetic surface modification enhances the biocompatibility of stents used in endovascular arterial repair
Jean SENEMAUD,  Paris, France

11:50 am
Multifunctional Scaffolds by Melt Electrowriting Metal-Organic Framework / Polycaprolactone Composites for Tissue Engineering Applications
Salma MANSI, Garching, Germany

11:55 am
Microporous Scaffolds for in situ Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering via Melt Electrowriting
Killian MUELLER, Garching, Germany

12:00 pm
Comparative evaluation of two paclitaxel-coated stents in an experimental setting
Alexandre POUHIN, Dijon, France

12:05 pm
Automatic detection of visceral arterial aneurysms on Computed Tomography Angiography using artificial intelligence-based segmentation of the vascular system
Juliette RAFFORT, Nice, France

12:10 pm
Stent grafts from polymeric material: a novel design to improve the implant durability
Abdul Rahman ASSAD, Mulhouse, France

12:15 pm
How can the Finite Element Analysis help in patient-specific TEVAR procedural planning?
Anna RAMELLA, Milan, Italy

12:20 pm
Stratifying patients at risk for type Ia endoleak by means of conventional preoperative CT measurements and statistical shape modelling
Daniëlle van VELDHUIZEN, Groningen, The Netherlands

12:25 pm
The long-term outcomes of venous, bovine pericardial, and polyester patches for carotid endarterectomy are comparable
David LIEKSER, Groningen, The Netherlands

12:30 pm

12:50 pm
Technology meets nature: biohybrid cardiovascular grafts for in situ tissue engineering
Alicia FERNANDEZ COLINO, Aachen, Germany

1:10 pm

2:10 pm
3D Bioprinting of complex tissue models
Michael GELINSKY, Dresden, Germany


2:30 pm
Optimizing CO2 Injection Technique for Renal Artery Detection in Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Cristina ROCCHI, Bologna, Italy

2:35 pm
Autonomous endovascular guidewire navigation: a physics-based method to reduce patient’s radiation intake
Valentina SCARPONI, Strasbourg, France

2:40 pm
FRESH method to biofabricate blood-like vessel for vascular tissue regeneration
Franca SCOCOZZA, Pavia, Italy

2:45 pm
Combined carbon dioxide automated angiography and fusion imaging for zero iodinated contrast fenestrated endografting
Marcello LODATO, Bologna, Italy

2:50 pm
A Cost-Effective Integrated Computer Model to Effectively Study Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
Elisa SERAFINI, Houston, USA

2:55 pm
Perivascular fat attenuation of carotid arteries assessed with CTA in preoperative patients: comparison between symptomatic and symptomatic patients
Rania SHAHBAZ, Paris, France

3:00 pm
Transplant of autologous monocytes: a new step in treating ischemic lesions
Eleonora ACQUISTI, Bologna, Italy

3:05 pm
Mechanisms of Failure of the Nellix Device: Explant Analysis
Léna CHRIST, Strasbourg, France

3:10 pm
Remodeling of abdominal aortic aneurysm sac following endovascular aortic repair: association with clinical, surgical and genetic factors
Mario D’ORIA, Trieste, Italy (online)

3:15 pm

3:35 pm

4:05 pm
Precise determination of endograft apposition in the aortic neck can predict early and late failures
Jean-Paul DE VRIES, Groningen, The Netherlands

4:25 pm

5:25 pm
Conclusion and announcement of the 3 winners
Frédéric HEIM, Mulhouse, France