Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Management and Treatment

Summary of selected presentations from the Chronic Venous Disease and Haemorrhoidal Disease: Their Management and Treatment MASTERCLASS held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 23rd–24th September 2016.

Speakers: Kursat Bozkurt,1 Eberhard Rabe,2 Mohamed I. Sharkawy3

1. Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
2. Professor of Dermatology, Phlebological Department in the Department of Dermatology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
3. Professor of Vascular Surgery and Peripheral Endovascular Intervention,
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Disclosure: The authors received an honorarium from OM/Vifor Pharma (Meyrin, Switzerland) as international experts and presenters at the Chronic Venous Disease and Haemorrhoidal Disease: Their Management and Treatment MASTERCLASS held in Lisbon, Portugal. Prof Rabe is a consultant for Sigvaris and EUROCOM.
Acknowledgements: Writing assistance was provided by Dr Ewen Legg of Halcyon Medical Writing.
Support: The publication of this article was funded by OM/Vifor Pharma. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of OM/Vifor Pharma.
Citation: EMJ Dermatol. 2017;5[Suppl 2]:2-13.

Meeting Summary

This expert masterclass, supported by an independent grant from OM/Vifor Pharma, brought together physicians specialising in vascular surgery, gynaecology, and dermatology from Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, and Germany to discuss the current management of chronic venous disease (CVD) and haemorrhoidal disease. The meeting included plenary lectures and interactive case study discussions, allowing delegates and presenters to take part in high-level discussions of pressing issues in the field.

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