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There is no effective prevention and  treatment without a strong participation.

Through Awareness the population and patients will learn about vascular disease, becoming crucial actors in the prevention of the disease and its evolution.

Today there is no Equity for  vascular disease and patients and families who suffer from them, due to the unbalanced organization of the Health Services existing  in most countries.

Conscience of European citizens is crucial also to  obtain the due respect from  the Health  Institutions for the  patients who suffer from it depends on the.

Using this website’s material, you can  report local  needs,  the creation of Local Patients Groups, participate actively to the creation of the first "European Vascular & PAD Days " 19-20  March 2014 (to follow the third Wednesday and Thursday in March each year).

To artists and journalists who  have roles  in the diffusion of ideas, we ask for their precious collaboration.


  • To develop awareness among the population at large, the various different social players and the institutions with regard to vascular disease.

  • To develop a vast, deeply rooted and positive awareness concerning prevention.

  • To develop knowledge among patients and their families, leading to awareness and to support in managing the disease and preventing complications.

  • To obtain rational and adequate presence of Angiology/Vascular Medicine Centres/Units guaranteeing suitable assistance for vascular patients.


  • Proposing, organising or taking part in strategic projects for developing awareness and prevention.

  • Spreading and up-grading Angiology/Vascular Medicine Centres/Units and co-operation among them for the purpose of effective activities in respect of patients and the population.

  • Encouraging and coordinating the participation of artists, the press and sportspeople in activities for circulating information and creating positive awareness (European Artists/Journalists Panels ).

  • Encouraging and facilitating the creation of coordinated Vascular Patient Groups.

  • Raising funds in order to support scientific and training projects and awareness campaigns, and to facilitate participation in the projects by deserving young people and researchers and doctors from countries outside the European community.

To pursue these aims and strengthen the commitment, AmaVAS (Association against Vascular Disease: AmaVas, part of VAS) has been founded as a pilot project.

AmaVas (an association of voluntary workers active in Italy) includes patient groups, focuses on the national structure of the projects organised by VAS and is involved in the organisation of activities in Italy for the purpose of strengthening Angiology/Vascular Medicine Units/Centres.

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