Educational travel grants

The aim of the grant is to allow the applicant, over a short period of time, to look at a particular technique or research project in a European institution. A special committee within the Society will assess each application in a rapid and simple manner and the member of Council for the country of the applicant will be asked to confirm the applicant’s standing. 10 grants of 3,000€ each will be awarded in 2019 , spread over two rounds of applications (February and August).

To be eligible, the applicants must be:

  • European
  • A trainee member or a full member aged no more than 40 years at the 31st December of the preceding year

The application should cover the applicant only. The Society does not support the additional travel cost of family.

The February call for applications is now open. Applications close on 31st March 2019. Please apply through the member’s area. 

Annual Meeting Travel Grants for non-European Members

ESVS offers Annual Meeting Travel Grants to support transport and accommodation expenses of ESVS members from outside Europe to attend the ESVS Annual Meeting. Grants are limited to €1,000 per applicant.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an ESVS member
  • Have an abstract submitted for presentation at the ESVS Annual Meeting. Applicants whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the ESVS Annual Meeting will be considered first.
  • Not have any other financial support for travel and accommodation
  • Be the first author and the presenter of the abstract

The application should cover the applicant only. The Society does not support the additional travel cost of family.

Application for 2019 Annual Meeting Travel Grant is not yet open. 

Industry Sponsored Annual Meeting Travel Grants

The new MedTech Europe Ethical charter came into force from January 1, 2018 and in effect, direct sponsorship of Health Care Professionals (HCPs) by MedTech member companies are prohibited. As a result, these companies will now channel their support through trusted partners such as Health Care Organisations (HCOs: i.e. hospitals, clinics, medical institutions), the ESVS Society or the PCO (Professional Congress Organiser). Moreover, Congrex Switzerland, the PCO of the ESVS Annual Meeting in Hamburg, is a MedTech Europe Trusted Partner and is committed to comply with MedTech Europe’s ethical standards.

ESVS will offer several Industry Sponsored Annual Meeting Grants to support registration, travel and accommodation expenses of Health Care Professionals in the Vascular Surgery field to attend the 33rd ESVS Annual Meeting in Hamburg . Number of grants and eligibility criteria are yet to be defined with the the partner Industries.

Application for 2019 Industry Sponsored Annual Meeting Travel Grant is not yet open. 

EVST Congress grants

The aim of the grant is to allow EVST members to attend conferences is the vascular surgery field free of charge or at a reduced rate (CACVS, EVC, SITE, LIVE, PVC, ESVCS, i-MEET).

Grant Reports



Prajna Kota, Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills, India

Mohamed Elahwal, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Kirill Fomin, Saint -Petersburg I.I. Dzhanelideze Reserach Institute of Emergency Medicine, Russia

Leonid Magnitskiy, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Moscow, Russia

Vinojan Satchithanantham, Faculty of Medicine Jaffna,  Sri  Lanka

Sandeep Raj Pandey, Annapurna hospital, Nepal

Alexey Ryazanov, St. Petersburg I. I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, Russia

Yulia Andozhskaya, Fist STPertesburg I/P/ Pavlov Medical University, Russia

Niki Tadayon, SBMU, Teheran, Iran


Akiko Tanaka, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth: ESVS report_Tanaka Akiko

Charith Galappaththy, National hospital of Sri Lanka: ESVS report_Charith Galappaththy

CPS Sravan, Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences: ESVS report_CPS Sravan

Gautamn Sarwal, University of British Columbia: ESVS report_Gautamn Sarwal

Jin Hyun Joh, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong: ESVS report_ Jin Hyun Joh

Lenny Suryani Safri, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia: ESVS report_Lenny Suryani Safri

Maysam Shehab, Carmel medical center: ESVS report_Maysam Shehab

Sandeep Raj Pandey, Annapurna Hospital: ESVS report_Sandeep RAJ Pandey

Windsor Ting, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: ESVS report_Ting Windsor



Albert Busch: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Vascular Surgery Department at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden

Oleksiy Gudz: Educational Travel Grant to visit United Kingdom:ESVS report_Oleksiy Gudz

Marina Hebberecht López: Educational Travel Grant to visit the department of Vascular Surgery from the Univseristy Hospital of Bern, Switzerland

Gergana Todorova Taneva Zaryanova: Educational Travel Grant to visit the St. Franziskus Hospital in Munster, Germany: ESVS report_Gergana T. Taneva

Stefano Ancetti: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Hamburg Vascular Surgery Department, Germany

Pablo Marqués de Marino: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Department of Vascular Surgery of Klinikum Süd Nürnberg, Germany


Goncalo Sousa: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany

Hector de Beaufort: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Italy. ESVS report_Hector de Beaufort

Eeva-Liisa Rätsep: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Skane University Hospital, Sweden

Ana-Maria Vrancianu: Educational Travel Grant to visit the Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany. ESVS report_Ana-Maria Vrancianu


Arnoud Kamman: Educational Travel Grant to visit University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. ESVS report AV Kamman

Foeke Nauta: Educational Travel Grant


Dr Egan Kalmykov: Educational Travel Grant to visit University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Dr Patrick Björkman: Educational Travel Grant to visit The Vascular Clinic in Malmö, Sweden


Dr Tiia Kukkonen: Educational Travel Grant to visit University Hospital of Strasburg, France. ESVS Travel Grant report T. Kukkonen

Dr Triantafillos Giannakopoulos: Educational Travel Grant to visit Klinikum Nurnberg, Germany

Dr Cagdas Ünlü: Educational Travel Grant to visit St. Georges Hospital, London

Dr Said Abisi: Educational Travel Grant to visit Malmö, Sweden. ESVS Report_Said Abisi



Roman Kalinin, Russia
Impact of intrinsic coagulation pathway factors activity and hemostatic markers of endothelial dysfunction on thrombotic complications in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease


Jaak Kals, Estonia
Functional and metaboliomic phenotyping of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with peripheralarterial disease.

Rebekah Yu
Characterisation of skeletal muscle stem cells in patients with critical limb ischaema.


Regula von Allmen Odstrcilik, Switzerland
Salvage of ischaemic peripheral muscle from reperfusion injury by fibre-targeted overexpression of focal adhesion kinase: Validating an emerging concept of post ischaemia conditioning.


Debra Chong
Nanofabrication to produce an ‘intelligent’ nanocomposite synthetic vascular graft