LIVE 2018 - Leading Innovative Vascular Education

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During the LIVE 2018 do not miss the ESCVS Summer School
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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


Application & e-Program
Download the free app of the Symposium entitled "LIVE 2018" to:

• browse the e-program by day, session or speaker
• evaluate all sessions and leave your comments
• discover the highlights of the Symposium
• watch the videos of the recorded lectures on demand
• download the presentations of the lectures and the e-abstract book
Note: A code to have access to the application will be provided to all registered participants onsite.

Webcasting & Photo Gallery
Watch the recorded sessions of the Symposium on demand and take a glance of the Photo Gallery HERE.
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Shuttle Bus Services
For the needs of the Symposium shuttle bus services will be provided from and to the Conference Venue. For more details please see HERE

Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance
onsite by the end of the Symposium or
electronically with the use of the registration barcode HERE (available from 29/05/2018)
Participation of at least 60% of the total duration of the scientific programme is required.

Electronic Material of the Symposium
• Download the e-Abstract Book of the Symposium HERE
• View the Final Scientific Program of LIVE 2018 HERE
• View the Final Scientific Program of the ESCVS Summer School HERE

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:
(via the channel)
Photos may also be used on social media to relation to this events.
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