Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is great honour indeed for me to welcome you on the occasion of the Ist Congress organized by the Multinational Chapter of the IUA which is to be held in Palermo, one of the world´s most attractive tourist destination. I am very pleased to have the possibility to express best thanks to Prof. Novo and his team for the outstanding activity in preparing this scientific gathering. It will represent without doubt an impulse for the Multinational Chapter of the IUA to start and develop its own life.
The subtitle of this meeting – a multidisciplinary approach to cardiovascular diseases – is in good agreement with the current mission of the IUA which is focused on two main issues: to bring together all types of vascular specialists and to support their interdisciplinary cooperation which is at present necessary for good clinical practice. The second aim of the IUA is to support young vascular specialists and to give them an educational opportunity and the possibility to be active scientifically. I am sure both these aspects will be fulfilled and appreciated during the next Multinational Chapter Congress.
Prof. Novo and his team have been working for many months to organize this congress and I am glad to have the opportunity to congratulate him for preparing us a unique opportunity to obtain a state-of the-art update on management of vascular disorders. Allow me to express my gratitude and conviction that we will spend together an unforgotable time in the city of Palermo.
Welcome again and may we have a nice meeting in Palermo!
Karel Roztocil, MD, PhD
President, International Union of Angiology