Phlebolymphology N°87 – Foreword
The 2015 Union Internationale de Phlébologie chapter meeting, which was held in Seoul, Korea, hosted 800 participants from 56 countries. The 16th annual European Venous Forum, which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, welcomed 770 attendees who were mostly European phlebologists, angiologists, dermatologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional radiologists.
International meetings, such as the Union Internationale de Phlébologie chapter meeting and the European Venous Forum, represent one of the most important ways to transmit information and knowledge. These meetings brought together renowned venous experts and young professionals from around the world, providing a great opportunity to exchange ideas, explore strategies for vein care, and discuss the latest trends in the field.
The goals of these meetings are to keep all venous specialists fully informed, facilitate communication between all societies and specialties, and offer training and continuing medical education. These goals met the main concern of the Medical Reporters’ Academy, a group of young reporters from different countries, who are invited by Servier to report on important congresses in the field. Together with the Chairman, they perused the congress program and made an initial selection of the events and presentations likely to represent breakthroughs or new findings, and then wrote short reports on the selected presentations.
The writing of this report would not have been possible without their deep commitment.
We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to Andrew Nicolaides, Evgeny Shaydakov, and the Medical Reporters’ Academy for their work in updating venous disease specialists. .
Wishing you a good reading,
The Daflon International Team