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The ESVS 2019 - 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, Hamburg, Germany, 24 - 27 September 2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

For German Participants

The ESVS 2019 – 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Vascular Surgery has been accredited by the “Ärztekammer Hamburg” with 33 credits. German Participants are kindly asked to bring their barcode label in order to obtain the credits via EIV (Elektronischer Informationsverteiler).


Application for Mobile Devices

The ESVS Society App is a 365 days app which will provide valuable information about ESVS throughout the year. The yearly congress app is available within the society app and will allow participants to navigate through the entire scientific programme, access the abstracts being presented, locate exhibitors and to create a personalised itinerary.

The complete scientific and academy programme as well as further details are available in the free app, which can be downloaded by scanning one of these QR codes:



Access to the congress is only possible with your personal name badge. Please always wear your badge! If you forget your badge, we can reprint it for a deposit of € 30. The deposit will be returned once you show that you still have both badges, of which we will keep one. If you lost your badge or do not show both badges anymore, € 30 will be charged.



CME certificates will be delivered after the Congress via email only after completing the evaluation and credit claiming procedure. This process will take 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses will be collected anonymously. Participants will automatically receive a link to the online evaluation and credit claiming system after the Congress. Printed certificates of attendance will not be available onsite.



For any name change, a fee of € 50 is charged. Onsite changes of name badges or email addresses for the certificate mailing due to incorrect submission will be charged € 10.



A cloakroom is available to keep your coats and luggage. It is located in the entrance area and is free of charge for delegates and exhibitors.


Congress Venue

Hamburg Messe

Messeplatz 1


20357 Hamburg / Germany


Site map will soon be published.



All official prices are indicated in Euro (€). All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.


ePoster Presentations and ePosters Area

There are two ePoster presentations rounds during lunch time from 13.00 – 14.00 in Hall A4 on Wednesday, 25 September and Thursday, 26 September 2019.

The ePosters Area will remain open throughout the congress and all ePosters are accessible on all screens.


ESVS Academy Workshops

From Wednesday, 25 September to Thursday, 26 September, various workshops will be offered in Hall A3.

In case you have not registered yet, please register here.

For onsite registration or questions, we kindly ask you to visit the ESVS Academy Helpdesk located at the entrance of Hall A3.



After the congress, you will receive an email with a request to fill in an online survey. Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire. Your answers will be used to evaluate the scientific content of the programme in order to continuously improve it for future meetings.


Final Programme

The printed Final Programme gives you an overview of the scientific programme and all most important information at a glance. Further details are available in the app.

Industrial Exhibition

The industrial exhibition is located in immediate vicinity to congress activities such as lecture halls and catering areas. Companies from all over the world are given many opportunities to display their latest products, services and technical innovations.



The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to conference participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.



The official language of the Annual Meeting is English. No simultaneous translation will be

provided except the translation for the nurses sessions from 25-26 September from English into German.


Lunch & Coffee Breaks

Lunch & coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and will be served in the exhibition area.


Opening Hours

Registration Helpdesk

Tuesday, 24 September: 12.00 - 17.00

Wednesday, 25 September: 07.00 - 18.30

Thursday, 26 September: 07:15 - 18.30

Friday, 27 September: 07.30 - 13.00


Wednesday, 25 September: 08.00 - 17.00

Thursday, 26 September: 08.00 - 18.00


Tuesday, 24 September: 11.30 - 17.30

Wednesday, 25 September: 07.00 - 19.15

Thursday, 26 September: 07.00 - 19.30

Friday, 27 September: 07.30 - 13.00



Photography / Electronic Recordings

Taking photographs and electronic recordings of the slides or a presentation with a camera or mobile device is strictly prohibited in all lecture halls during all sessions.



The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the organisers should the holding of the congress be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economic events or generally by force majeure, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes. With his/her registration, the participant accepts this proviso.

By accepting the general terms and conditions, the participant declares that he/she agrees to its personal and company data being processed by Congrex Switzerland, may be forwarded to the sponsors and exhibitors of the congress and that this data may be used for information purposes on congresses and events in related fields organized by Congrex Switzerland. In the opposing case, the participant notifies Congrex Switzerland in written within 5 working days after the registration.


Scanning of your Badge

Participants are not obliged to allow exhibitors to scan their badge in the exhibition area or when entering an industry symposia. Participants must show their badge as proof of access rights, but do not need to allow a company to scan it. With allowing a company to scan, you acknowledge that your registration details will be forwarded to the exhibitor.


Side Meetings

Please download the ESVS2019 app to have an overview of all side meetings happening at ESVS 2019 in Hamburg.


Speaker Service Center (SSC)

The Speaker Service Center (SSC) is connected to the lecture rooms in halls A3 and A4. All speakers with presentations inside halls A3 and A4 are asked to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 1 hour before the start of their lecture. All speakers are encouraged to use the Official ESVS PowerPoint Template, which can be downloaded here.


Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Receive up to date information on what is being presented in lectures, discussed about posters and other MS related topics! Follow “ESVS2019” on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and join the conversation using #ESVS2019



All lectures taking place in Hall A4 / Room 1 are recorded and will be available as a webcast in the Online Library after the congress. The Online Library can be accessed here.



Wireless internet is available throughout the conference centre free of charge.

Network Name: ESVS2019

Password: ESVS2019

Social Events

Charity Run

Join us, running (or walking!) through the green spaces of Hamburg in the elegantly designed botanical gardens of the Planten and Blomen Park! Refreshments will be waiting for you at the finish line.

All the participants of the charity run are asked to buy an ESVS running t-shirt to take part in the run. The t-shirts can be bought at the ESVS Booth as of the first day of the congress as well as at the start area of the run. Funds raised will be donated to the following project from the German Vascular Society: POD Registry Support.

Date:                            Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Start Time:                   19:00

Start / Finish Line:       Icestadium / Planten un Blomen

Distance:                     2 x 2,5 K circuits


​In order to take part in the run, you need to register online before Wednesday,  25 September, 16:00. Please click here to register.

Get your start number including time tracker at our Registration Helpdesk on Wednesday 25 September between 10:00 – 16:00. If you won’t be able to pick-up your start number at the congress center, you will get your start number at the start area of the run. Please make sure to arrive there well in advance.

EVST (ESVS trainees) 25th anniversary drink

Take the opportunity to raise a glass with colleagues new and old, to celebrate 25 years of the European Vascular Surgeons in Training


Date :                           Wednesday 25 September

Time :                          All evening, no fixed timings

Location :                    Altes Madchen, Lagerstraße 28B


Networking Dinner

Join us for the Networking Dinner directly following the programme on day three. Expect a fantastic atmosphere, delicious food and great music.


Date:                            Thursday, 26 September 2019

Time:                            19:00

Meeting Point:             18:45 in front of the central entrance of Messe Halls Hamburg.


Bus shuttles will bring you to the Networking Dinner and back to the Hamburg Messe Halls at the end of the event.

Location:                      Au Quai, Große Elbstraße 145 B, 22767 Hamburg


Tickets can be purchased for €75 online on the congress website or at the Registration Helpdesk on-site.

ESVS 2019

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P.O. Box
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