The CX Programme Organising Board and CX Abstract Board congratulate the senior and trainee clinicians who presented their abstracts or posters at the Charing Cross Symposium 2016. In total, over 200 abstracts and posters from 31 countries were presented. Over four days, nine abstract sessions covered vascular and endovascular domains including: thoracic aortic, abdominal aortic, peripheral arterial, imaging, acute stroke, vascular access and venous.

The CX Board members are also delighted to announce the prize winners for the best senior clinician and the best trainee clinician presentation during this year’s CX Symposium, as well as the winners of Certificate of Merit.


The senior clinician and trainee clinician winners have been awarded £1,000 each and a diploma for best presentation on the basis of originality, potential clinical benefit, delivery of presentation and handling of a question and answer session. They will also been invited to submit a topic to be considered for the Charing Cross Symposium 2017 (London, UK, Tuesday 25 April – Friday 28 April). Certificate of Merit winners will also been invited to submit a topic for next year’s Symposium.

2016 winners

Winner of the CX 2016 Senior Clinician Abstract Prize

Katariina Noronen (Helsinki, Finland) won the CX 2016 Senior Clinician Abstract Prize for “Delay designates disaster in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers”.

Katariina Noronen - Senior clinician winner 2016

Katariina Noronen

Winner of the CX 2016 Senior Clinician Abstract Prize

Dominic Howard (Oxford, UK) won the CX 2016 Trainee Clinician Abstract Prize for “A population-based study of incidence, risk factors, outcome and prognosis of ischaemic peripheral arterial events: implications for prevention”.

Dominic Howard

Dominic Howard

Certificates of Merit – Senior Clinicians

Philipp Geisbuesch, Heidelberg, Germany
Title: “Accuracy of fusion imaging to guide endovascular aortic repair”

Thomas Zeller, Bad Krozingen, Germany
Title: “Early results for a novel drug-coated balloon catheter for the treatment of femoropopliteal lesions”

Yiu Che Chan, Hong Kong
Title: “Up to one-year results on the use of endovenous cyanoacrylate for great saphenous vein incompetence”

Johan Christof Ragg, Berlin, Germany
Title: “Percutaneous valvuloplasty – a new way to vein restoration”

Christopher Lattimer, Imperial College, London, UK
Title: “Haemodynamic impact of stenting on symptomatic iliac venous lesions”

Certificates of Merit – Trainee Clinicians

Hector de Beaufort, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Title: “Aortic stiffness increases after thoracic endovascular aortic repair in an ex-vivo porcine model”

Daniel Urriza Rodriguez, Southampton, UK
Title: “Impact of reconfiguration on emergency abdominal aortic aneurysms management and outcomes across a vascular network”

David Saunders, Leeds, UK
Title: “Assessment of the utility of a vascular early warning system in the assessment of peripheral arterial disease in patients with diabetes and incompressible vessels”

Pasha Normahani, Imperial College, London, UK
Title: “Wearable sensor technology efficacy in peripheral vascular disease (wSTEP): a randomised clinical trial”

Tesse Leunissen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Title: “Validation of transcranial Doppler-automated embolic detection software in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy”

Muholan Kanapathy, London, UK
Title: “Connexin expression in venous disease progression: a biomarker for venous ulceration”

2015 winners

Last year’s senior clinician abstract winner Murray Shames (Tampa, USA) and trainee clinician abstract winner Alan Karthikesalingam (London, UK) had the opportunity to present at CX 2016 in the Main Programme. Shames discussed how configuration affects parallel graft results during the Juxtarenal Challenges session. Karthikesalingam participated against the motion in the Abdominal Aortic Great Debate “The threshold for intervention for abdominal aortic aneursysm should be settled by randomised controlled trials”.  

Likewise, Certificate of Merit holders: Previn Diwakar (London, UK) and Ruth Benson (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) presented in the Main Programme. At the Venous Challenges session, Diwakar discussed male pattern pelvic reflux. At the Thoracic Aortic Challenges session, Benson revised the neurological consequences of endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery in EVAR and TEVAR.