ESVS Committees

ESVS Academy

The ESVS Academy Committee is in charge of developing and managing education and training activities of the ESVS.

ChairmanDr. Ramon Vila Coll, Spain
Convenor of Diagnostic WorkshopsProf. Kim Bredahl, Denmark
Aortic Pathway LeadProf. Zoran Rancic, Switzerland
Vascular Access Pathway LeadDr. Flavia Gentile, Luxembourg
PAD Pathway LeadProf. Igor Koncar, Serbia
Venous Pathway LeadDr. Adam Zielinski, Poland
Convenor of Vascular Medicine WorkshopsDr. Vincent Jongkind, Netherlands
Convenor of Academic workshopsMr. David Lewis, United Kingdom
Carotid Pathway Lead Dr. Claudia Schrimpf, Germany
Training Team CoordinatorDr. Ana Maria Vrancianu, Romania
EVST RepresentativeDr. Petar Zlatanovic, Serbia

ESVS e-committee

ESVS e-committee is responsible for the development and supervision of the ESVS e-library. The e-library platform will include various educational materials, such as videos from ESVS events (Webinars, Masterclasses, Annual Meetings and more), podcasts, abstract books and other documents.  In addition, the e-library will include the new ESVS electronic textbook– “Virtual Vascular” with chapters on pre-defined topics written by experts in different fields of vascular surgery and updated on a regular basis.

Prof. François Saucy, (Chair) SwitzerlandDr. Petar Zlatanovic, Serbia
Dr. Egle Kavaliunaite, DenmarkDr. Melina Vega de Ceniga, Spain
Dr. Pirkka Vikatmaa, FinlandDr. Sebastien Deglise, Switzerland
Dr. Willemien van de Water, The Netherlands

Guidelines Committee

The Guidelines Committee was set up in 2013 with the responsibility to identify topics and develop guidelines.

Prof. Philippe Kolh (Chair), Belgium

Prof. Santi Trimarchi, Italy
Prof. Frank Vermassen, Belgium

Assoc. Prof. Barend Mees, The Netherlands
Prof. Timothy Resch, Denmark
Dr. Frederico Bastos Goncalves, Portugal
Dr. Riikka Tulamo, Finland
Prof. Nuno Dias Sweden
Prof. Nabil Chakfé, France

Prof. Anders Wanhainen, Sweden
Prof. Raphael Coscas France

Mr. George Antoniou, UK
Prof. Stavros Kakkos, GreeceDr. Chris Twine, UK

IRBD Committee

The Industry Relationships and Business Development (IRBD) Committee  is in charge of developing partnerships with medical devices and pharmaceutical companies in the vascular healthcare field.

ChairDr. Pirkka Vikatmaa, Finland
PresidentProf. Hence Verhagen, The Netherlands
Secretary GeneralProf. Maarit Venermo, Finland
President ElectProf. Mauro Gargiulo, Italy
Academy chairDr. Ramon Vila Coll, Spain
Chief Executive OfficerMs. Anastasia Duval, France

Programme Committee

The ESVS Annual Meeting’s scientific programme is under the responsibility of the ESVS Programme Committee.

ChairmanProf. Sebastian Debus, Germany
ESVS Secretary General
Prof. Maarit Venermo, Finland
ESVS PresidentProf. Hence Verhagen, Netherlands
ESVS Academy RepresentativeDr. Ramon Vila Coll, Spain
EVNS RepresentativeProf. Christine Kumlien, Sweden
EJVES Representative Prof. Florian Dick, Switzerland
EVST RepresentativeDr. Bahaa Arefai, Spain
AdvisorProf. Igor Koncar, Serbia
AdvisorProf. Stavros Kakkos, Greece
AdvisorProf. Alison Halliday, United Kingdom


Vascunet is a committee of the European Society of Vascular Surgery which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of vascular disease, and to promote excellence in vascular surgery, by means of international vascular audit.

Christian-Alexander Behrendt (Chair VASCUNET), GermanyStefano Ancetti, Italy
Jacob Budtz-Lilly (Secretary VASCUNET), Denmark

Carlo Setacci, Italy
Kevin Mani (Co-Chair ICVR), Sweden

Dirk Grotemeyer, Luxembourg
Barry Beiles, AustraliaKevin Cassar, Malta
Tina Cohnert, AustriaMatthew Grima, Malta
Michaela Kluckner, Austria

Gert Jan de Borst, Netherlands
Paulo E. Ocke Reis, Brazil
Manar Khashram New Zealand
Ivan Cvjetko, Croatia
Jo Krysa, New Zealand
Milijenko Kovačević, CroatiaMartin Altreuther, Norway
Nikolaj Eldrup, DenmarkArkadiusz Kazimierczak, Poland
Riikka Tulamo, Finland
Frederico Bastos Goncalves, Portugal
Maarit Venermo, FinlandMihai Ionac, Romania
Fabien Lareyre, France
Ana Maria Vrancianu, Romania
Nicla Settembre, France
Alexei Svetlikov, Russia

Ulrich Rother, GermanyIgor Koncar, Serbia
Andreas Lazaris, Greece
Andrew MTL Choong , Singapore
Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, Greece
Cristina Lopez Espada, Spain
Gabor Menyhei, HungaryBirgitta Sigvant, Sweden
Zoltan Szeberin, HungaryThomas Lattman, Switzerland
Elin Laxdal, IcelandJonathan Boyle, United Kingdom
Brian Manning, IrelandArun Pherwani, United Kingdom