A Welcome Address from the MLAVS president and the president of congress Professor Angelides

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the annual 26th Congress of the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery to be held in Larnaca, Cyprus. I am sure this Congress will be a successful one, and will give the opportunity for scientific dialogue and communication at its highest level. The Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery have a multidisciplinary character, providing a unique forum for discussion of all critical issues concerning the management and care of vascular patients. Furthermore, MLAVS has a mission to foster progress and mutual understanding between all professional groups, dealing with vascular diseases in the Mediterranean region, and to promote research for a better understanding of vascular diseases. It is true that the severe economic crisis of the latest years has affected the organization of MLAVS Congresses, in the sense that the participation decreases from year to year. However, I am sure that due to the major efforts of the Organizing Committee, as well as the beautiful environment of the City of Larnaca, this Congress will attract a vast audience and will ensure an active participation. On behalf of the Executive Board of the Mediterranean League of Angiology, Vascular Surgery and the Organizing committee I would like to invite you to Cyprus October 2016 for a successful and productive meeting within the friendly MLAVS atmosphere Scientific Meeting.