European Vascular Nurses and Sonographers

About the EVNS

The European Vascular Nurses and Sonographers (EVNS) represent the interests of nurses and sonographers in vascular surgery within the European Society for Vascular Surgery  (ESVS).

EVNS aims and objectives

The EVNS aims to:

  • provide a forum for networking of nurses and sonographers across Europe
  • build uniformity in provision of services across Europe
  • build uniformity in competence of practice across Europe
  • assist the ESVS in providing a society that is all inclusive of healthcare professionals working with patients with vascular disease i.e. a society that is inclusive of the multi-disciplinary team
  • create a EVNS sub-committee as part of the ESVS
  • increase the scientific opportunities to its members
  • broadens the general view to manage the vascular patient

History of EVNS

Since 2009 there have been nurses’ sessions at the ESVS Annual Meeting almost every year, arranged by local committees. Following round-table discussions that took place during the Nurses’ Session at the ESVS Annual Meeting in Copenhagen in 2016, a decision was made to approach the ESVS Committee with a formal proposal to develop a european network for vascular nurses and sonographers.  In November 2016, a formal proposal letter was sent to the ESVS Committee who fully supported this venture.  A steering committee for the EVNS was formed.

Steering Committee of EVNS

Christine Kumlien, Professor of Vascular Nursing, Sweden

Margit Roed, Head Nurse of Vascular Surgery, Denmark

Filipe Fernandes, Vascular Sonographer and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, UK

Rachael Lear, Senior Lecturer with a background in vascular nursing, UK

Carlos Pinho, Vascular Sonographer, UK

Louise Allen, Vascular Nurse Specialist, UK

Becoming a member

To become a member, click here

Further information

  • To join our mailing list, click here
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter for timely updates and announcements
  • Click here for information about the EVNS meeting at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Valencia, Spain

Information about the EVNS meeting for the conference website

EVNS 2nd Annual Meeting

The Steering Committee of the EVNS would like to welcome you to join us for the EVNS sessions at this year’s ESVS annual meeting in the beautiful Palau de Congresos in Valencia.  The EVNS session are being held on 26th and 27th September 2018.


EVNS Programme

This year’s programme includes a variety of interesting and inspiring topics.  On Wednesday 26th September, EVNS will hold an ultrasound workshop on venous insufficiency that will include the relevant case studies and hands-on demonstrations.  There will also be a joint session with the ESVS on wound management – to include a thought-provoking debate on “Who is responsible for the management of wounds – the nurse or the doctor?”.   The programme on Thursday 27th September includes a novel symposium on eHealth and as well as a session in which various professionals consider the needs of the complex vascular patient.

The draft programme for the EVNS meeting can be viewed here


Further information and registration

For further information about the ESVS Annual Meeting, registration and accommodation, please click here