Dear Phlebologists from all over the world, the last Congress of the European Venous Forum took place only in virtual form due to the pandemic. Despite the absence of personal contact, we were able to present and discuss practically everything new in phlebology. An excellent organization made it possible to carry out lively discussions, according to the mission of the European Venous Forum.
Currently, despite the attenuation of the epidemic spread in several countries, the problem is still not behind us. Unfortunately, in many countries, both European and non-European, the incidence of infection is still high and any forecast for the next year is quite impossible. That is why we have decided to organize the next Congress in a hybrid form. In this way everyone who may participate directly will be able to benefit from the advantages of the face-to-face meeting while all the others who cannot participate due to trip limitations, will nevertheless be able to participate in a virtual way. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
Regardless of live or virtual participation, we look forward to your precious contribution. The fact that the Congress also takes place in hybrid form represents an undoubted advantage as it will allow a greater number of delegates to look at your presentation. In addition to the classic Abstract Sessions and the large time dedicated to discussion which represents the soul of the Congress, interesting Didactic and Industry Sessions will be provided and a Keynote lecture not to be missed by Professor Ismail Elalami about “Virus and thrombosis”. Of particular interest as usual will be the joint session between EVF and AVF.
Let me now say a few words about the venue: Venice, one of the most beautiful cities all over the World and unique in its history. Venice represents an example of human struggle in creating and preserving an amazing city against great adversities. It seems rather curious in this pandemic period that the term “quarantine” was created in Venice almost seven centuries ago. Moreover, did you know that one of the most famous greetings in the world – Ciao – was born in Venice?
It is therefore to say – CIAO – to each of you that the European Venous Forum awaits you with your valuable contribution in Venice in June 2022.
Oscar Maleti Andrew Nicolaides
President-Elect Chairman of the Board