• Raising the profile and impact of endovascular vascular research
• Developing the research leaders of the future
• Increasing investment in research activities and programmes of study through sustainable research funding streams.

Congratulations to the recipients of the new BSET Pump Priming Award - Mohamed Abdelhalim and James Budge


Mohamed’s research is on the effects of implanting aortic stent grafts on aortic stiffness and cardiac function at KCL.


James’ research will focus on developing and evaluating the face, content and construct validity of the St George’s Vascular Institute (SGVI) EndoSim V2.


The Pump Priming award is to support a research project within the field of endovascular therapy. The award can be used for a stand-alone project, or to compliment an existing body of research which is either planned, or already underway. The award will be for up to £5,000.

The grant funding be used to purchase/fund equipment, device(s), consumables, database design and hosting (e.g. REDCap), technical assistance, supporting patient and public involvement (PPI) work/input, or other similar items. Applicants can be any healthcare professional (doctors, nurses, allied healthcare professionals) within the UK working in the NHS, or UK students undertaking healthcare professional degrees.

The BSET-CLEVAR registry is a prospective, multi-centre, observational cohort study of patients treated with the GORE EXCLUDER Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis with ACTIVE CONTROL System (EXCC Device)

The primary objective of the registry is to collect real-world clinical data and device-specific outcomes of EXCC Device in routine clinical treatment of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

Further information

Individuals wishing to circulate questionnaires or surveys to the BSET membership are requested to send the following to the BSET office:

  • A one page summary of the research project and its use
  • The lead name of the institution and contributors to the research
  • Any conflicts of interest/external or industry funding

Those who request that their questionnaires/surveys be circulated to the membership are encouraged to submit the results for consideration as an abstract/poster at the BSET Annual Meeting.