Greeting from chairman

 

 

Dear colleagues, dear friends of the MUNICH VASCULAR CONFERENCE (MAC),



We are delighted to cordially invite you to the 11th MUNICH VASCULAR CONFERENCE (MAC) on November 30th – December 2nd, 2022. The 11th MAC will be held as a live / in person meeting again, which will provide all of us with open and insightful discussions between the audience and opinion leaders in the field. We are very optimistic that no major travel restrictions will occur and that we can meet face to face later this year. In addition, online streaming of all main sessions will provide worldwide access to the 11th MAC sessions. We truly believe that this format will combine the best of both worlds of live meetings and online symposia.

The 11th MAC will continue to be a platform of mutual exchange between vascular clinicians from all vascular medical specialties and colleagues from translational and basic research. Both sides will benefit from each other. Clinicians have the opportunity to learn more about translational research and the evolution of cutting-edge techno¬logies and translational researchers may get a better understanding for the needs of clinicians and their patients..

The 11th MAC will again look at very recent clinical, technological and educational developments in the main fields of vascular surgery and vascular medicine, e. g. aortic, carotid peripheral arterial and venous diseases respectively. Furthermore, we will discuss the impact and potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine/deep learning on our vascular disease management. Other important topics will address advances in medical management, new insights from vascular genetics and - for the second time – a symposium on vascular access. We will of course look again at Covid-19 related vascular issues and will have a special session on “Vascular Surgery under war conditions in Ukraine”.

Our world-wide renown faculty will once again guarantee lively discussions between the faculty and the audience. Faculty members with longer travel distances will be remotely connected to present their online-lectures.

We assure you, that all necessary requirements will be satisfied to render the 11th MAC as safe as possible, by following all pandemic-related rules which might be in place at the end of the year 2022. We do also hope, that vaccination will proceed further and if needed, further testing will guarantee a safe and joyful 11th MAC.

At our last face-to-face meeting 2019 we experienced a record participation of more than 600 attendees. Furthermore, in 2021 we welcomed 1.083 online participants from 71 countries from all over the world. The feedback of last years MAC was overwhelming in regards to topics, speakers and discussions.

The 11th MAC will again arrange for workshops and “meet the expert” sessions, which are designated to personally meet opinion leaders and to be trained in open and endovascular techniques by very experienced colleagues.

The 11th MAC will be organized in close cooperation with KelCon GmbH, Berlin/Seligenstadt.

More information will be available shortly at www.mac-conference.com

Prof. Hans-Henning Eckstein,
on behalf of the organizing committee of the MUNICH VASCULAR CONFERENCE (MAC).

Chairman

Hans-Henning Eckstein

Head of the Department for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Universitätsklinikum rechts der Isar,
Technical University of Munich, Germany