Salvatore Novo, Chairmen of the Congress

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to welcome You in Palermo, to participate in the XXIV Congress of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (MLAVS) in conjunction with the 1st Meeting of the Multinational Chapter of the International Union of Angiology “A multidisciplinary approach to cardiovascular diseases”, that will be held in the Didactic Centre of the University of Palermo, from October 2nd to 5th, 2014.
The beautiful town of Palermo has been selected several times as a meeting’s venue for cardiovascular specialists coming from different European countries: March 2000 – XII Meeting of the Working Group on Peripheral Circulation of the European Society of Cardiology; September 2005 – 15th Congress of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery; October 2009 – 18th Congress of the European Chapter of the International Union of Angiology, jointly organized with the 19th Congress of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (MLAVS).
Now is the first time that scientists coming from all over the world meet in Palermo for a Meeting really different from the previous ones, having the peculiarity to see the field of cardiovascular disease form an interdisciplinary point of view.
On this aspect the first announcement contains a very large list of topics useful for the preparation of scientific contribution from people wishing to participate and actively contributing to the scientific programme of the Congress with oral communications or posters as well as for the special sessions devoted to the competition for IUA prizes.
We hope to receive also your suggestions for Symposia, Debates, Workshops, How to Sessions, Pro and Con Sessions, Lecture by the members of the Boards of the International Union of Angiology and by world-wide scientists actively involved both in cardiovascular disease as well as in clinical and experimental research.
The Congress is aiming to present and debate the most recent experiences and researches in the field of cardiovascular diseases between angiologist, cardiologist, diabetologist, specialists in internal medicine and geriatrics, haematologist, radiologist, vascular surgeon, biologist and genetist, as well as young post-graduating doctors in these disciplines and nurses, so to have a multiform and attractive scientific programme.
Moreover, we hope that people coming from other countries as well as from different regions of Italy can find attractive and interesting also the history and the monuments of Palermo, with its mosaic of art and culture.
With the auspices to have soon the opportunity to meet You in Palermo,

Sincerely Yours.

Salvatore Novo
Chairman of the Congress