THE XXIX CONGRESS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN LEAGUE OF THE ANGIOLOGY AND VASCULAR SURGERY (MLAVS)

November 7 – 9, 2019
Hotel International Zagreb, Croatia

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

MLAVS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the annual 29th Congress of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery to be held next November in Zagreb, Croatia. President of the Organizing Committee is Dr Ivan Cvjetko, National Representative of MLAVS in Croatia. I am sure that under his guidance this Congress will be a successful one, and will give the opportunity for scientific dialogue and communication at its highest level.

The Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery has a multidisciplinary character, providing a unique forum for discussion of all critical issues concerning the management and care of vascular patients. Furthermore, MLAVS has a mission to foster progress and mutual understanding between all professional groups dealing with vascular diseases in the Mediterranean region, and to promote research for a better understanding of genetic and environmental factors as well as molecular mechanisms of vascular diseases.

Despite the economic crisis of the latest years, I am sure that this Congress will attract an active participation as a result of the major efforts of the Organizing Committee and the beautiful environment of the City of Zagreb. On behalf of the Executive Board of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery I would like to invite you to Croatia next November for a successful and productive Meeting. Let’s meet in Zagreb!

Prof NIKOS S. ANGELIDES MD, PhD, FRCS
President of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery

LOCAL ORGANIZER WELCOME ADDRESS

Distinguished colleagues and dear friends,

It is a great honour and pleasure to extend my greetings to you on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and invite you to participate in The XXIX Congress of the Mediterranean League of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery (MLAVS) which will take place from the 7th to the 9th of November 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The organizers have invited numerous international speakers, with the intention to present the newest scientific knowledge in the field of vascular surgery and vascular medicine.

Lectures are designed for: vascular surgeons, endovascular surgeons and interventionalists, cardiac surgeons, cardiologist, neurologists, physicians in training, vascular scientists and nurses.

Along with the professional work, we will try to spend our time in socializing and getting to know each other, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia will certainly allow us to do so. With best regards and looking forward to seeing you in November 2019 in Zagreb!

Ivan Cvjetko, MD, PhD
Organizing Committee President
CSVS
MLAVS National Representative, Croatia
ESVS Council Member, Croatia

Professor Miljenko Kovačević, MD, PhD
President of CSVS

ABOUT ZAGREB

City of Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia and with its location and culture belongs to the Central Europe. Interesting history and continuous development brought to the town many landmarks, architectural monuments, and rich cultural offer that attracts many tourists. From the historic neighborhoods of the Upper Town and Lower Town, numerous religious buildings, cultural and secular institutions, parks and natural attractions, to the modern part of Zagreb, there are beautiful sights that leave you speachless.

Location:
• northern Croatia, on the Sava River
• 170 km from the Adriatic Sea
• 45° 10′ N, 15° 30′ E

Time:
• Central-european time (GMT+1)

Climate and Weather:
• continental climate
• average summer temperature: 22 °C
• average winter temperature: 2 °C

Population:
• 802.338 (2016)

CONGRESS VENUE

HOTEL INTERNATIONAL ZAGREB
www.hotel-international.hr

Location:
Hotel International Zagreb is situated in a prime location in the business center of Zagreb.
Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb – Hotel International, 10 km.

About Hotel:
Hotel International is 4 stars hotel, very well connected with the Zagreb airport, railway and bus station. In its near proximity are National and University library, Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall, City municipality, Zagreb fair and Importane shopping center. The hotel have 207 specious, refurbished rooms available, restaurant, garage, casino, 6 fully equipped conference rooms with free charge wireless Internet, large windows provide excellent natural light.

Accommodation:
The accommodation for the MLAVS pasticipants is organized at Hotel International Zagreb with special congressional prices.

For booking and payment please contact the Congress agency BTravel Ltd.

Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Founder and Honorary President: Balas P. (Greece)
President: Angelides N. (Cyprus)
Vice-Presidents: Novo S. (Italy)
Antignani L. (Italy)
Liapis Ch. (Greece)
Campisi C. (Italy)
Secretary General: Poredos P. (Slovenia)
Associate Secretary: Giannoukas Th. (Greece)
Treasurer: Hussein E. (Egypt)
Associate Treasurer: Altarazi L. (Syria)

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Abid A. (Tunisia)
Al-Kadoubi A. (Lebanon)
Andreozzi G. M. (Italy)
Szendro G. (Israel)
Giannoukas A. (Greece)
Mansillha A. (Portugal)
Dhobb M. (Morocco)
Elisseos C. (Cyprus)
Altarazi L. (Syria)
Henry M. (France)
Hussein E. (Egypt)
Kapedani E. (Albania)
Cvjetko I. (Croatia)
Blinc A. (Slovenia)
Miralles M. (Spain)
Aksoy M. (Turkey)
Zdravkovic M. (Serbia)
Bouayed M. (Algeria

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Allegra C. (Italy), Biasi G. (Italy), Boccalon H. (France), Bastounis E. (Greece), Castellani L. (France), Clement D. L. (Belgium), Castro Silva M. (Brazil), Deriu G. (Italy), Fernandes J. (Portugal), Gloviczki P. (USA), Greenhalgh R. (UK), Jacobson J. (USA), Lee B. B. (Korea), Nicolaides A. (Cyprus), Skalkeas Gr. (Greece), Schirger A. (USA), Saroglou T. (Greece), Yazaki Y. (Japan), Roztocil K. (Czech Republic)

LOCAL ORGANIZER

Croatian Medical Association
Croatian Society for Vascular Surgery (CSVS)

TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

Registration and accommodation of participants is organized through the Congress agency:

BTRAVEL Ltd.
Maksimirska 112A
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Contact person: Goran Grbić
T: +385 1 6661 151
M: +385 99 4926 679
F: +385 1 6666 851
@: goran.grbic@btravel.pro
www.btravel.pro

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