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VAS Milestones

  • The creation of the embryo of European collaboration in Milan in ‘91 as the European Working Group on Medical Angiology which in ’98 became VAS-Vascular-Independent Research and Education-European Organisation. (See: VAS Brief History)

  • Activation of the European Fellowship in Medical Angiology  (1996)  (See: Education)

  • Modified definition “ Medical Angiology” to “Angiology/Vascular Medicine” (meeting of VAS-Cooperative Societies - 2001) (See: VAS Brief History)

  • Publication of the “Critical Leg Ischemia Prevention Study (CLIPS)” J Intern Med 2007 (See: Research)

  • Obtained approval from the UEMS Council to activate the UEMS Division of Angiology/Vascular Medicine (2008). (See: UEMS)

  • Obtained and promoted the CESMA-UEMS European Diploma in Angiology/Vascular Medicine (through the European Exam in Angiology/Vascular Medicine organized by EBEAVM) (2012) (See: European Diploma EBEAVM)

  • Organisation of European Educational Programmes with formal agreements with several European Universities/Organisations (European Master in Angiology/Vascular Medicine, Postgraduate Courses) (starting from 2005). (See: Education)

  • Creation of a well qualified European Teaching Panel with various multidisciplinary collaborations. (See: Organization)

  • Promoted and being responsible for the Certification of the European Training Centres (necessary for UEMS Accreditation). (See: Education)

  • Creation of the European Biobank of Vascular Diseases, active on the PAD project (EBPp in BBMRI) (See: European Biobank)

  • Creation of the Italian Association AmaVas as prototype for collaboration between researchers, clinicians,  patients and population . (See: Awareness)

  • Giving life to the “PAD & Vascular European Days” (19-20 March 2014) (See: PAD & Vascular European Days)

  • Creation of the VAS-International Consortium (VAS-IC) with signed agreements with National Scientific Societies, Universities and Organizations, including agreement with European Society of Lymphology

  • Signed Agreement for Privileged Partnership with SVM-USA

  • VAS- Vascular-Independent Research and Education-European Organization-becomes a scientific Foundation: VAS-European Independent Foundation in Angiology/Vascular Medicine July 2018

  • VAS European Book on Angiology/Vascular Medicine, July 2018

  • European Training Fellowship -Clinical and/or Research- (ETF-VAS)

  • Launch of the International Strategic Network on PAD

  • New Modular organization of the European Master in Angiology/Vascular Medicine (Academic Certification for Postgraduate Course 1 year and (optional to obtain the Master Diploma) 1 more year Training Tutorial course in selected Centres with EACCME credits.

  • Event and ongoing process with EU Commissions and European Parliament 2019



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