Abstract Competition

  • 2014 Raymond Limet Prize awardees:
- the best two presentations on natural history and/or pathophysiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms:
•  750 € : Audrey Courtois: Uptake of FDG detected by positron emission tomography in the abdominal aortic aneurysm is correlated with endoleaks and predicts the adverse outcome of AAA after endovascular aortic repair
•  500 € : Marc Bailey: Modulation of abdominal aortic aneurysm vascular smooth muscle cell function by pharmacological inhibition of the native Orai1 Ca2+ channel

  • 2014 Camillo Di Croce awardees
- the best two presentations on familial and/or genetic aspects of aneurysms:
•  750 € : Arne IJpma: Genes, molecular mechanisms and risk prediction for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
•  500 € : Ewa Strauss: Genetic variants in SEPP1, SELS, TXNRD2, GPX4 and SOD2 are associated with peripheral atherosclerosis and poor left-ventricular function in a comprehensive analysis of polymorphisms in selenoprotein genes in AAA and AIOD

Call for abstract:

Win the chance to have your paper edited in Aorta journal, the Official Journal of the Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Competition is closed


Abstract and poster preparation:

  • APF will award the four best posters and/or short communications as such:

    -      Raymond Limet Prizes (750€ and 500€) will be attributed to the two best posters/short communications on natural history and/or physiopathology of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    -      Camillo Di Croce Prizes (750€ and 500€) will be attributed to the two best posters/short communications on familial and/or genetic aspects of aneurysms.

  • Abstract should be written in English, and not exceed 2500 signs / characters, spaces included (or 300 words). Figures or tables (max two) should be submitted as separate files. Figures must be of a 300 DPI resolution and registered in a EPS or TIFF format.
  • The content of each poster should be clearly divided into sections including introduction, experimental aim (or problem definition), work summary, results and conclusions. Diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and a small text.
  • Suggested sizes are a minimum graph size of 10" (25 cm), section heading letters of 3/4" (2 cm) and text and figure lettering not less than 3/8" (1 cm).
  • A heading label including the title, the author name and the address of the primary author should be included.
  • All figures and tables should be titled.
  • The entire size of the poster material(s) is limited to 48" X 48"


Aneurysmal Pathology Foundation (APF):

APF is a charitative Foundation who aims to promote, help, support, encourage in a selfless way all national and international initiatives related to the medical research and the prevention of aneurysms.

For that purpose, the foundation may exercise the following activities (as examples) :

  • To participate in and/or organize – be it for valuable consideration or for free – lectures, medical traineeships, seminars, workshops, publications, national and international research programmes;
  • To inform the general public about aneurysms in general (cause, consequences, early warning signs, treatments, …)
  • To donate in favor of organizations or natural persons defending and promoting this research and information to the general public;
  • To make some premises available for the organization of events;
  • To provide students and researchers with scholarship;
  • To create a chair, a prize or a charitable association.

The foundation achieves its disinterested goal in absolute discretion.