President's Message – June 2016

President's Message – June 2016
International Union of Angiology: “The World Vascular Forum”
Newsletter – June 2016
Dear colleagues,
The XXVII World Congress of the IUA ( is fast approaching and is the key event of 2016 for all vascular specialists involved in the investigation and management of vascular diseases.  Lyon in France from October 5th to 8th will be an ideal meeting place for angiologists, vascular physicians, vascular surgeons, phlebologists, interventionalists, imaging specialists, scientists, vascular nurses and wound care specialists from all over the world. For those who have not already submitted an abstract, the deadline has been extended to June 10th, whilst the deadline for reduced registration fee is July 15th.
The IUA Executive Board met on May 8th during the European Society of Vascular Medicine (ESVM) congress in Rome. This second annual congress of ESVM was highly successful and congratulations are extended to Adriana Visonà and her organising committee for convening such an excellent meeting. It has been resolved to have IUA EuroChap 2017 in conjunction with the third annual congress of ESVM. This will be held in Vienna, May 7-9, 2017, with Marianne Brodmann as convenor. Marianne is currently Austrian delegate to the IUA Administrative Board and will become IUA European Chapter Vice-President at the Lyon World Congress.
Best wishes to all.  We look forward to seeing you in October in Lyon.

John Fletcher
President, International Union of Angiology