29 January 2020 09:00 until 02 February 2020 13:00

14th Annual World Congress on PVD in Lima, Peru

Our 2020 Annual World Congress will be held in Lima, Peru

We're pleased to announce that the 14th PVRI Annual World Congress on Pulmonary Vascular Disease will be held in Lima, Peru, from 30 January until 2 February 2020. Pre-meetings will take place on 29 January 2020. 

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Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. It was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.

Scientific programme

Our Scientific Organising Committee has followed the successful programme format of our 2019 Congress, which offers even more possibility for discussion between speakers and the audience. We encourage networking between emerging and senior researchers, as well as stimulating interactions between basic and clinical research. 15 Travel Grants will be awarded for outstanding abstracts submitted.

The programme offers insights into cutting edge topics that cover local and global needs. We will round-up with pro and con debates. Importantly, our translational-oriented approach will reflect PVD research from bench to bedside and back. Keynote speakers will cover PVD-related fields, thereby opening new scientific horizons for all of us.

Scientific Committee

We are delighted to announce that this year's organising committee will comprise:

  • Max Gassmann (Chair), University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Harm-Jan Bogaard (Co-chair), VMUC, Netherlands
  • Paul Hassoun, Johns Hopkins, USA
  • Werner Seeger, University of Giessen, Germany
  • Paul Corris, Newcastle University, UK
  • Elena Goncharova, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • David Montani, Hôpital Bicêtre, France
  • Zhenguo Zhai, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, China
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The congress will be held at the Swissotel Lima. All delegates will receive a unique booking link upon registration, which will include preferential rates and additional gratuities as negotiated by the PVRI. 

Abstract submissions (now closed)

  • Abstract submissions should be emailed to admin@pvrinstitute.org as a Microsoft Word document (or pdf), Arial font 11, with no more than 300 words (abstract title, authors and institution details are not considered in calculating the word count).
  • All correspondence relating to abstracts will be undertaken by email with the first named author / registered presenter. It is their responsibility to communicate any relevant information regarding the submitted abstract and the Congress to the other authors.
  • The accuracy of the submitted abstract is the responsibility of the authors. Authors should prepare and proofread their abstracts carefully before submitting to ensure it is the final version.
  • There is no fee for abstract submission but you must have an active PVRI membership.

We will let you know if your abstract has been accepted by 6 December 2019. Further information will be provided to authors on or before this date.


  • 3 September 2019 // Abstract submissions open
  • 24 November 2019 // Abstract submissions close at 23:59
  • 6 December 2019 // Successful abstracts will be notified

Travel grants

The PVRI will award a total of 15 Travel Grants. The best abstracts will receive a Travel Grant of $500. By submitting your abstract, you will automatically be considered for a Travel Grant. Further information will be available on our website.

Tour options

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We are pleased to be working with preferred partners in order to offer selected tour options for each of our delegates. Due to the popularity of each tour, it is advised that you book as far in advance as possible, to avoid disappointment.

Please note, that all tours are offered independently of the PVRI and should be organised between yourselves and the individual tour operator.

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