GOVERNANCE

The ESVS gathers more than 2,700 members including 70% surgeons and 27% trainees. 81% of the membership comes from Europe. Members are medical specialists involved in the care and treatment of patients suffering from vascular disease. They meet in an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members receive benefits against an annual membership fee.

The Society’s governing body is the Council. Councillors are elected representatives from each European country that has more than 10 members. Council meets twice a year: at the ESVS Annual Meeting (usually just before the scientific meeting starts) and in connection with the Charing Cross meeting in London, in April.

The ESVS Executive Committee is elected by the Council in order to manage day-to-day operations of the Society. The Executive Committee is composed of 9 members: the President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, the President Elect, the Deputy President Elect, the EJVES Editor in Chief, the EJVES Vascular Forum Editor in Chief, the Academy Committee Chair and the EVST Secretary. The ExCo meets three to four times a year to discuss all issues related to the running of the Society including strategic priorities, activities, finances, communications, marketing, administration, etc.

Executive Committee

The ESVS Executive Committee meets three to four times a year to discuss all issues related to the running of the Society including strategic priorities, activities, finances, communications, marketing, administration, etc.

PresidentProf. Hence Verhagen
Secretary GeneralProf. Maarit Venermo
TreasurerDr. Pirkka Vikatmaa
President-electProf. Mauro Gargiulo
Deputy President-electProf. Philippe Kolh
EJVES Editor in ChiefProf. Florian Dick
EJVES Vascular Forum Editor in ChiefDr. Melina Vega de Ceniga
Academy ChairDr. Ramon Vila Coll
EVST RepresentativeDr. Stefano Ancetti

Council

The Society’s governing body is the Council. Councillors are elected representatives from each European country that has more than 10 members. Non-European countries with more than 20 representatives can elect a Councillor in a observer capacity.  Council meets twice a year: at the ESVS annual meeting and in connection with the Charing Cross meeting in London.

The role and responsibilities of ESVS Councillors include:

  • Being an ambassador and source of information about vascular surgery in their country, maintaining the link between their National Society and the ESVS.
  • Active promotion of the society and working towards increasing ESVS membership in their country.
  • Active participation in meetings and ESVS exercises through reporting.
  • Organisation and chairing of ESVS joint sessions at their National Society meetings.

Here is the list of current ESVS Councillors:

AustriaDr. Jürgen FalkensammerNetherlandsDr. Barend Mees
BelgiumProf. Frank VermassenNorwayProf. Beate Rikken Lindberg
BulgariaDr. Nikolay MihaylovPolandDr. Stanislaw Przywara
CroatiaProf. Predrag PavicPortugalDr. José Daniel Brandão Fernandes
CyprusProf. Neophytos ZambasRomaniaDr. Adrian Muresan
DenmarkDr. Nikolaj EldrupRussiaDr. Alexei Svetlikov
FinlandDr. Karoliina HalmesmäkiSerbiaProf. Aleksandar Tomić
FranceProf. Jean-Baptiste ElixèneSlovakiaDr. Julius Janek
GermanyProf. Dr. Hubert SchelzigSouth AfricaDr. Dirk Le Roux
GreeceProf. Miltiadas MatsagkasSpainDr. Jose Antonio del Castro Madrazo
HungaryProf. Peter SotonyiSwedenDr. Joakim Nordanstig
IndiaDr. Robbie GeorgeSwitzerlandDr. Sebastien Déglise
IrelandMr. Adrian O’CallaghanTurkeyAssoc. Prof. Suat Doganci
ItalyDr. Raffaele PulliUkraineProf. Andrii Nykonenko
LebanonDr. Fady HaddadUnited KingdomDr. Michael Wyatt
LuxembourgDr. Dirk Grotemeyer

Members of the Council, ExCo and the ESVS office, London, April 2019