ESVS moves to Prague for 2006


Following on from the success for the XIX Annual Meeting of the ESVS, in Helsinki, Finland, Dr Jan Marus?iak, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, has spoken to Vascular News regarding his hopes for the XX Annual Meeting of the ESVS, in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2006.

“We are delighted to welcome the XX Annual Meeting of the European Society for Vascular Surgery to Prague in September 2006. The venue will be Hilton Prague – conveniently located on the bank of the Vltava River within walking distance of historical sights, local attractions and a lively night scene of Old Town.”

“The ESVS and its Annual Meeting have been expanding year after year with increasing number of participants from countries all over the world. High scientific quality of the papers, which are peer reviewed anonymously by a large expert panel, remains the core of the congress. As every year, 36 scientific papers will be presented during scientific sessions, selected from more than 300 abstracts applied for. Furthermore, Society decided to include two ESVS symposia with keynote lectures – both aimed on practical problems and four half-day workshops. Together with scientific sponsored symposia we will offer you high standard programme full of scientific highlights and up to date news on the field of vascular and endovascular medicine.”

“We hope, while visiting Prague and the Czech Republic, you will experience some of the unique inimitable charm of a historic town, which Prague is as rich in due to culture, music and historical places as well as mixture of architectural styles – that have continued living here cheek by jowl. The capital of the Czech Republic is a magic city of cathedrals, bridges, gold-plated towers and church spires, as well as a modern European metropolis, mirrored in the surfaces of the Vltava River for more than ten centuries. With a unique combination of building styles, it is full of romantic isles and architectural treasures. As far back as the ninth century two castles stood on the cliffs over the river – the more recent Vys?ehrad and the older Prague castle, the symbol of Czech statehood. Every ruler who lived there extended the areas for ceremonial occasions, accommodation and recreation, so that today it is the largest inhabited castle in the world.”

“On behalf of the Local Organising Committee I look forward to welcoming you to ESVS 2006 – Anniversary XX Annual Congress in Prague.”