Phlebolymphology N°99 – Foreword
The Medical Reporters’ Academy was co-founded in 1994 as a joint initiative by clinical and research venous disease specialists and Servier; with the main objective to develop an international group of young specialists with a core interest in venous disease drawn from various fields including dermatology, vascular surgery, angiology and/or phlebology. Each year the Medical Reporters’ Academy members are invited by Servier, to cover one of the most important international congresses for venous disease specialists.
This year, the UIP Chapter Meeting, which was held in Krakow, Poland on August 25th- 27th, 2019 and the Charing Cross International Symposium: Vascular & Endovascular Challenges Update which was held in London, United Kingdom on April 15th – 18th, 2019 were selected because these congresses involved renowned international and national venous experts and young health care professionals providing a great opportunity to exchange ideas, explore strategies for vein care and discuss the latest trends & innovations in the field. Together with Andrew Nicolaides, the chairman of the group, the academy members explored the program of the congress, selected the events and presentations likely to present breakthroughs or new findings to attend, and wrote short reports. These reports are provided in this issue of Phlebolymphology.
We hope that this issue will be beneficial for those who did not attend the congress.
This issue has been possible due to the commitment and hard work of the Medical Reporters’ Academy throughout the congress.
We would like to thank Andrew Nicolaides (Cyprus) and the members of the Medical Reporters’ Academy: Roman Bredikhin (Russia), Kirill Lobastov (Russia), Daniela Mastroiacovo (Italy), Mustafa Sirlak (Turkey), Stanislava Tzaneva (Austria) for their valuable work in updating venous specialists.