Leading Innovative Vascular Education (LIVE) 2018

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Photography and Filming

Photography and filming is taking place

during LIVE 2018 in the hall.


Material will be used for on demand viewing
on the official congress website: www.live2018.gr 
(via the Livemedia.gr channel)
Photos may also be used on social media to relation to this events. 


If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of the CONFERRE team
at the secretariat desk or send your e-mail at info@conferre.gr


Welcome Messages

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are delighted to invite you this year in Patras, Greece for Leading Innovative Vascular Education Symposium - LIVE 2018, the annual international meeting of the Institute of Vascular Diseases held every year in Greece. LIVE 2018 is organized in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (HSVS) and the Stony Brook University, Medical Center, New York, USA.

The experience of 9 International Symposia led to the great success of last years’ organization of LIVE 2017 in conjunction with the 66th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery (ESCVS). This annual event brought together a multidisciplinary group of 770 participants from different countries with the active participation of established and distinguished international scientists and experts on May 11-14 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Committed to its main aim, this year LIVE Symposium is formed to be attractive and towards the needs of young researchers trainees, appropriate to share knowledge and experience on current evidence. It will give participants the opportunity to learn and keep updated from world renowned experts, to contribute to an open dialogue about all up to date technology advances regarding diagnosis and management of vascular pathologies. The successful format for communication and discussion included in all sessions will help to disseminate knowledge from experienced faculty members and introduce the newcomers.

The program in the framework of exploiting the synergy between education and research incorporates oral & e-poster presentations sessions, multiple scientific sessions, lectures by experts and debates with voting by the audience. In this year’s symposium we continue our collaboration with the IMAC, SITE, Orient Vascular Society and Vascular Surgical Society of Cyprus as well.

In addition, after the last year’s successful collaboration of LIVE and ESCVS, this year LIVE 2018 aims to organize ESCVS Summer school 2018, a high quality course that will bring together new researchers.

We invite you all to join us in Patras and discover what makes the LIVE Symposium such a special and progressive scientific event.

We look forward to welcoming you at our 9th Leading Innovative Vascular Education!

LIVE 2018 Directors,
A. Giannoukas, N. Labropoulos, M. Lazarides, 
M. Matsagkas, D. Tsetis, I. Tsolakis


Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras
University of Patras, 
GR-265 04, Patras, Greece 
fax:+30 2610 994999, tel.:+30 2610 993999, e-mail: confer@upatras.gr

The University of Patras has built within the University Campus the Conference and Cultural Centre (C.C.C.) aiming at contributing towards a better and more effective organisation and management of scientific and other conferences.

The Conference Center of Patras University is one of the largest Conference Centers in the country since it can accommodate up to 2,000 delegates at the same time. It is designed with international standards, equipped with state-of-the-art technological equipment, and offers the possibility of organizing conference and cultural events, as well as exhibitions of high demands.

It hosts hundreds of events throughout the year: scientific conferences, conferences, lectures, symposia, exhibitions, events and performances.

For more information you are welcome to visit its official website.


ESCVS Summer School

The European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery is dedicated in providing educational opportunities to residents and young cardiac and vascular surgeons.

This year’s ESCVS SUMMER School entitled SIZING AND PLANNING IN CARDIOVASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR PROCEDURES will be held in Patras, Greece, from 24th to 25th May 2018.

The aim of the summer school is for participants to get acquainted with all aspects of surgical sizing and planning before and during the procedures in cardiovascular and endovascular surgery.

10 young surgeons (5 cardiac and 5 vascular) will be granted free accommodation and course fee. Travel expenses will not be covered by the organizers. Other interested participants will be able to apply until the maximum number of applicants is reached.

Interested participants, younger than 35 years of age, are invited to apply on info@conferre.gr with their CV and ID copy (age proof). 

Granted candidates will be selected by members of EC of the ESCVS and informed via e-mail.

Course Directors:

M. Matsagkas, A. Giannoukas
Secretary: G. Kouvelos


LIVE 2018 Symposium  ESCVS Summer School

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Friday, May 25th 2018 Friday, May 25th 2018

Saturday, May 26th 2018

Sunday, May 27th 2018



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