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. Nuno Dias, Sweden
Convenor of Endovascular WorkshopsProf. Zoran Rancic, Switzerland
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. Flavia Gentile, United Kingdom
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. E. Sebastian Debus (Chair), GermanyDr. Petar Zlatanovic, Serbia
Dr. Egle Kavaliunaite, DenmarkDr. Melina Vega de Ceniga, Spain
Dr. Pirkka Vikatmaa, FinlandProf. François Saucy, Switzerland
Dr. Willemien van de Water, The Netherlands

EVST Executive Committee

The European Vascular Surgeons in Training (EVST) represents the interests of trainees in vascular surgery within the European Society for Vascular Surgery.

EVST SecretaryDr. Stefano Ancetti, Italy
Programme Committee RepresentativeDr. Bahaa Arefai, Spain
UEMS RepresentativeDr. Alexandra Gratl, Austria
Academy RepresentativeDr. Petar Zlatanovic, Serbia

The European Vascular Surgeons in Training also have a Council, details of which can be found here.

EVNS Steering Committee

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

Professor of Vascular NursingProf. Christine Kumlien, Sweden
Vascular Nurse SpecialistMs. Louise Allen, UK
Head Nurse of Vascular SurgeryMrs. Margit Roed, Denmark
Vascular Sonographer and Honorary Senior Clinical LecturerMr. Filipe Fernandes, UK
Senior Lecturer with a background in vascular nursingMs. Rachael Lear, UK
Vascular SonographerMs. Mari Murumets, UK
Vascular SonographerMr. Fabrizio D’Abate,UK

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 2019 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


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), GermanyKevin Cassar, Malta
Kevin Mani (Co-Chair ICVR), Sweden
Matthew Grima, Malta
Barry Beiles, Australia

Gert Jan de Borst, Netherlands

Paulo E. Ocke Reis, Brazil

Laurien Kuhrij, Netherlands

Ivan Cvjetko, Croatia
Jo Krysa, New Zealand
Milijenko Kovačević, Croatia
Ian Thomson, New Zealand

Elin Laxdal, Finland
Martin Altreuther, Norway
Riikka Tulamo, FinlandArkadiusz Kazimierczak, Poland
Maarit Venermo, FinlandFrederico Bastos Goncalves, Portugal
Fabien Lareyre, France
Mihai Ionac, Romania

Nicla Settembre, France
Ana Maria Vrancianu, Romania
Eike Sebastian Debus, Germany
Alexei Svetlikov, Russia
Andreas Lazaris, Greece
Igor Koncar, Serbia
Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, Greece
Cristina Lopez Espada, Spain
Gabor Menyhei, HungaryBirgitta Sigvant, Sweden
Zoltan Szeberin, HungaryThomas Lattman, Switzerland
Stefano Ancetti, ItalyJonathan Boyle, United Kingdom
Carlo Setacci, ItalyUlrich Rothe, Germany
Manar Khashram New ZealandTina Cohnert, Austria