Nicos Angelides MD, PhD, FRCS, MLAVS President

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the XXIV Mediterranean Congress of Angiology and Vascular Surgery which will be held finally in Palermo Sicily next October under the Presidency of Prof Salvatore Novo. I am sure this Congress will be a successful one and will give the opportunity for scientific dialogue and communication at its highest level.
As you know, the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery have a multidisciplinary character, and provide a unique forum for discussing critical issues concerning the management and care of all vascular patients. Furthermore, MLAVS has the mission to foster progress and mutual understanding between all professional groups dealing with vascular diseases in the Mediterranean region, and to promote research.
Although the persisting economic crisis has affected the organisation of Medical Congresses, I am sure that the efforts of the Organising Committee as well as the beautiful environment of Palermo will ensure an active participation.
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery I wish you a very productive and pleasant Meeting.
Let’s meet in Palermo in 2014!

N. Angelides MD, PhD, FRCS
President of the Mediterranean League of Angiology
and Vascular Surgery