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Photo credit: Cankarjev dom - CD Cultural and Congress Centre

For three days, Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana (CD) is hosting the regular annual meeting of three most important international organizations in the field of vascular diseases. They are ESVM – European Society for Vascular Medicine, IUA – International Union for Angiology and CEVF – Central European Vascular Forum. “The Slovenian Society for Vascular Diseases was honored in 2019 to organize this joint meeting,” notes prof. Matija Kozjak from University Medical Centre Ljubljana and the Congress President. “The congress with expected 300 – 400 participants will be joined also by the regular annual meeting of the Slovenian Society for Vascular Diseases.”

From today and until the 13th of October, vascular diseases will be illuminated both from the diagnostic point of view and their treatment, which includes medicines, various instrumental interventions, and also classical surgical procedures. An additional important part will present the preventive measures and rehabilitation. The programme, which will take place in several of the CD’s halls, will include state-of-the-art and plenary lectures, satellite symposia, oral presentations, and poster sessions.

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“Special attention will be given to recent findings relevant to everyday clinical practice such as: new anticoagulant drugs, novelties in the treatment of dyslipidaemia, novelties in thrombolytic treatment of stroke, new devices for the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease, venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, chronic superficial venous insufficiency, diseases of the aorta,” notes prof Kozjak.

As this meeting is considered to be the most important European vascular meeting this year, the meeting will include pharmaceutical as well as medical technology companies “Our meeting will be interesting both for professionals focused on vascular problems as well as for those who do not encounter this on a daily basis,” emphasizes Prof. Kozjak and concludes that Cankarjev dom in the center of Ljubljana is “close to the hotels suitable for participants and close to the old city centre where all congress attendees can find something interesting.”