Special lectures

Vascular surgery in the wake of financial crisis

Christos Liapis, Athens, Greece

Thursday, December 07, 2017 | 12.45-13.00 | LECTURE HALL B

Prof. (Em) Christos D. Liapis graduated from the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he also completed his General Surgery residency. He then moved to the States for a three-year clinical fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Ohio State University followed by a year of cardiovascular research at Harvard and the MGH. He returned to Greece and to NKUA where he was elected as Professor of Vascular Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery that he founded. In 1999, he was elected as Secretary of the UEMS, Division and in 2004 Section of Vascular Surgery and in 2005 President of the ESVS. From 2012-2014 he served as President of the ISVS. He is Honorary Member of many Scientific Societies including the SVS. He is currently the Director of Vascular & Endovascular Clinic at Athens Medical Center and Researcher at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. He is Co-Editor of two textbooks, author of more than 37 book chapters and over 320 scientific publications with more than 14,000 citations. His particular areas of research are carotid vulnerability, aortic pathophysiology and experimental atherosclerosis.


The “vasculo-plastic” approach to reduce the number of lower limb amputations due to chronic tissue loss

Mihai Ionac, Timisoara, Romania

Friday, December 08, 2017 | 12.15-12.30 | LECTURE HALL B

Mihai Ionac is professor of surgery at the Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Timisoara and Head of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is board certified in vascular and plastic surgery and he formed a multidisciplinary team integrating vascular (both open and endovascular) and plastic surgery techniques for the salvaging of lower limbs with ischemic tissue loss and for the management of the DFU. Dr. Ionac founded 1994 the Pius Branzeu Center, an experimental facility for training in microsurgery, flap surgery and vascular surgery (www.pius-branzeu-center). Following a training period in Germany he started 1998 an international training program in microsurgery and flap surgery on living tissue, that has been visited by more than 1,000 surgeons from all over the world and is integrated in the European School of Reconstructive Microsurgery (www.rmes.es). Dr. Ionac was President of the Romanian Society for Vascular Surgery (currently serves as secretary general) and is Chairman of the Committee of Registry of UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery.