3rd Annual Congress 2017

7-9 May

Dear Colleagues,

in May 2017 the Third Annual Congress of the European Society for Vascular Medicine will take place in Graz, Austria. In addition, the congress will be staged in cooperation with the International Union of Angiology (IUA), making it the fi rst event to illuminate the fi eld of vascular medicine in all its many facets on a European level.

The latest developments in the fi eld of vascular medicine will be the highlights of this event.

Vascular medicine is the fastest growing fi eld of internal medicine. Patients with peripheral artery disease currently account for the third largest disease category worldwide, associated with an exceptionally high cardiovascular risk and resulting in an exceedingly high mortality rate. Access to treatment for these vascular patients is still appalling on a global scale.

Therefore, it is important to establish a network to help these patients with the highest level of knowledge. The ESVM Congress in May 2017 is to contribute to this. Graz is a very beautiful city. It was a European Capital of Culture, and we are very happy to invite and welcome you to this hub in the heart of Europe.

We wish you a wonderful stay at the congress in the city of Graz and a memorable conference experience from which you will take home reinvigorated expertise for the treatment of your patients.

Yours sincerely,
Marianne Brodmann