3rd ESVS Translational Spring Meeting 2024 Hosted by Vascular Surgery Group

On June 3rd and 4th, international vascular surgeons, scientists and trainees gathered in the Sune Bergström Auditorium to present and discuss translational vascular research. This was the third time the Vascular Surgery group at the Department of Molecular and Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, hosted the meeting, in 2020 in a virtual format, in 2022 and this year in the welcoming venue of Bioclinicum.

The initiative by the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) to start up this bi-annual event in 2020 was inspired by a series of similar meetings, 'Bringing Basic Science into Clinical Practice', arranged by the Vascular Surgery group 20 years ago, in an attempt to strengthen basic and translational science within the society, and bridge the gap between basic and clinical researchers.

This years' program was dedicated to 'Frontiers in Precision Medicine for Peripheral Vascular Disease'. The meeting started with two interactive workshops, highlighting the concept of translational research with an image processing workshop and a biobanking workshop in collaboration with the KI Biobank Core Facility. The meeting then continued with five separate scientific sessions focusing on the essential components of the concept of personalized medicine, including pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and aneurysm disease, genetics in disease prediction, plasma and imaging biomarkers, computational medicine, and clinical implementation. Each one included lectures by keynote speakers, followed by oral presentations of selected abstracts to complement the theme of the session.

Melody Chemaly Best Poster Awardee and Professor Ulf Hedin Photo: n/a

Additionally, three separate poster sessions were arranged, which incited numerous scientific discussions on novel translational research projects that carried over into coffee and lunch breaks. At the end of the meeting, awards were presented to the best abstract Julie Csoré, USA, best poster Melody Chemaly, Sweden and best oral presentation Ravindhran Bharadhway, UK.

The meeting attracted approximately 100 scientists from around the world, including delegates and presenters from South America and South Korea. The participants got to enjoy a lively atmosphere of discussions and scientific networking, accompanied by sunny Stockholm weather.

Poster session at ESVS Translational Spring Meeting 2024
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