Thank you for your participation!
The VAS Congress welcomed participants from over 56 countries all around the world.
- 510 present delegates from 56 countries
- 186 posters
- 110 lectures in 2 parallel sessions
The congress was granted 15 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
Reference Number: 15136
Number of credits: 15
AWARDS VAS 2017
VAS Honorary Awards
Best abstract written by a young investigator (free VAS membership + open access bonus for JVA)
Saum KL, Campos-Nsciff B, Celdran-Bonafonte D, Owens AP, Roy-Chaudhury P. Uremic regulation of endothelial krüppellike factor 2 in arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation failure.
Best abstract in Clinical Sciences (free VAS membership)
Laranjinha I, Matias P, Bento MT, Carvalho AP, Oliveira R, Casqueiro A, Adragão T, Jorge C, Bruges M, Birne R, Machado D, Weigert A. The impact of functioning hemodialysis arteriovenous accesses on renal graft perfusion: results of a pilot study.
Best abstract in Basic Sciences (free VAS membership)
Lee T, Somarathna M, Isayeva T, Guo L. Increased endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression improves arteriovenous fistula remodeling and reduces neointimal hyperplasia.
Best Poster awards
Cardiovascular and hemodynamics
Bozzetto M, Brambilla P, Sironi S, Remuzzi G, Remuzzi A. Novel strategy for contrast-free magnetic resonance angiography of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis.
Khawaja AZ, Al Shakarchi J, McGrogan DG, Field M, Jones RG, Inston NG. Pharmacological interventions for central venous catheter related complications in haemodialysis patients– overview of systematic reviews.
Hand ischemia / infection
Franchin M, Elagri M, Angrisano A, Nahal E, Piffaretti G, Tozzi M. Modified arterial anastomosis to reduce the steal in prosthetic vascular access: computational models and results.
MacDonald C, Ross R, Houston G. The current state of MRI in vascular access imaging.
Pajek J, Premru V, Ponikvar R, Gubenšek J, Likar C, Tordoir J, Malovrh M. Vascular access creation by nephrologists: a case study of individual learning curve and early results.
Turek J, Zapotoczny N, Dys K, Los A, Witkiewicz W. Ultrasounds beat fluoroscopy in balloon angioplasty of arteriovenous fistula stenosis.
Shintaku S, Kawanishi H, Moriishi M, Shiraki N, Banshodani M, Yamashita M, Hashimoto S, Tsuchiya S. Distal ulnar-basilic arteriovenous fistula: second choice for primary arteriovenous fistula.
Vascular Access Patency / Needling
Pushevski V, Gerasimovska V, Dejanov P, Shpishikj-Pushevska AM. Predictive factors for early arterio-venous failure.