Twelve posters selected for presentation out of 68 posters displayed were carefully reviewed by the CX Abstract Board, who decided to award their prize of a free CX 2018 registration to Daniela Mazzaccaro (San Donato Milanese, Italy) for her poster, “Study and patient specific prediction of the fatigue behaviour of peripheral nitinol stent of the superficial femoral arteries through mathematical modelling”. One of four peripheral arterial posters, Mazzaccaro’s took an innovative approach to the subject at hand.

Congratulating all of the CX Selected Posters Session authors, chairperson Meryl Davis (London, UK) praised the quality of this years’ posters, as well as each speakers’ ability to present their research in a very short space of time.

Winning this year’s CX Selected Poster Session is “a great honour and pleasure for me,” Mazzaccaro told CX Daily News, following the announcement. “CX is such an important meeting—it feels great!”

The CX Vascular Access Course also awarded an abstract and poster presentation prize. The CX Vascular Access Abstract winner was Petrut Gogalniceanu (London, UK) for “Angioplasty in paediatric arteriovenous fistulae—clinical and radiological outcomes”. Goganiceanu won a prize of £500.

Both Pablo Justo Avila (Derby, UK) and Pamir Sawo (Maastricht, Germany) were invited to present their CX Vascular Access Selected Posters (“The utility of one-stop multidisciplinary clinics in the provision of optimum vascular access” and “The effect of anastomosis and graft geometry on arteriovenous graft patency in haemodialysis patients: a systematic review”, respectively. From 12 posters displayed Sawo was declared the winner, claiming another free CX 2018 registration, as well as a Certificate of Merit.