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
Convenor of Endovascular WorkshopsProf. Zoran Rancic, Switzerland
Convenor of Endovascular Workshops
Dr. Flavia Gentile, Luxembourg
Convenor of Open WorkshopsProf. Igor Koncar, Serbia
Convenor of Venous WorkshopsDr. Adam Zielinski, Poland
Convenor of Vascular Medicine WorkshopsDr. Vincent Jongkind, Netherlands
Convenor of Academic workshopsMr. David Lewis, United Kingdom
Convenor of HR WorkshopsDr. 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

Dr. Frederico Bastos Goncalves, Portugal
Dr. Jes Lindholt, Denmark
Dr. Igor Koncar, Serbia
Dr. Riikka Tulamo, Finland
Prof. Nuno Dias Sweden
Prof. Nabil Chakfé, France

Prof. Anders Wanhainen, Sweden
Prof. Raphael Coscas France

Prof. Rob Hinchliffe, 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), GermanyCarlo Setacci, Italy
Jacob Budtz-Lilly (Secretary VASCUNET), Denmark

Dirk Grotemeyer, Luxembourg
Kevin Mani (Co-Chair ICVR), Sweden

Kevin Cassar, Malta
Barry Beiles, AustraliaMatthew Grima, Malta
Tina Cohnert, AustriaGert Jan de Borst, Netherlands
Michaela Kluckner, Austria

Manar Khashram New Zealand
Paulo E. Ocke Reis, Brazil
Jo Krysa, New Zealand
Ivan Cvjetko, Croatia
Martin Altreuther, Norway
Milijenko Kovačević, CroatiaArkadiusz Kazimierczak, Poland
Nikolaj Eldrup, DenmarkFrederico Bastos Goncalves, Portugal
Riikka Tulamo, Finland
Mihai Ionac, Romania
Maarit Venermo, FinlandAna Maria Vrancianu, Romania
Fabien Lareyre, France
Alexei Svetlikov, Russia
Nicla Settembre, France
Igor Koncar, Serbia

Ulrich Rother, GermanyAndrew MTL Choong , Singapore
Andreas Lazaris, Greece
Cristina Lopez Espada, Spain
Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, Greece
Birgitta Sigvant, Sweden
Gabor Menyhei, HungaryThomas Lattman, Switzerland
Zoltan Szeberin, HungaryJonathan Boyle, United Kingdom
Elin Laxdal, IcelandArun Pherwani, United Kingdom
Stefano Ancetti, Italy