European Vascular Course


Special Event : 3D Surgical Movies

Using 3D cameras we will record open complex aortic and deep venous reconstructions and demonstrate these high definition edited movies in the main auditorium.

EVC 2017 Ipad winner

The difficult EVC quiz was correctly completed by 258 delegates and the winner is Maday Cabrero from Spain and she wins the Ipad.


EVC 2017


EVC 2018 preliminary program EVC 2018 preliminary program (2 Mb) EVC Statistics 2017 EVC Statistics 2017 (190 kb)

Dearest colleague,

The 21st European Vascular Course was a great success! We welcomed 2300 participants from 60 different countries on March 5-7 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

One day earlier, the UEMS Section and Board of Vascular Surgery organized the European examinations for vascular and endovascular surgery and hosted a record number of candidates.

In the EVC 2017 statistics you can read the outcome of the questionnaire, expressing high rates for the content and organization of EVC (click here). All delegates enjoyed the scientific lectures, master classes and workshops as well as the individual training sessions. In the next couple of weeks, all presentations and lectures will be online in our EVC Community. If you registered for EVC 2017 you have free access for one year. You can find the photo gallery here.

If we analyze the age distribution of our participants it becomes very clear that EVC is typically attractive for trainees and younger vascular and endovascular surgeons. The difficult quiz was completed by 258 delegates and only 7 reached a 100% score. A ballot decided that Maday Cabrero wins the Ipad.

We already started with the preparations of the 22nd EVC (March 4-6, 2018), including even more training and education activities for our participants.

EVC 2018 will offer:

Arterial Course

  • 40 invited lectures on arterial subjects
  • Edited videos on surgical and endovascular techniques
  • Case discussions on carotid, peripheral and aortic subjects
  • Program integration with medical industry
  • Vascular master classes on carotid aortic and peripheral endovascular and surgical procedures
  • Master class on scientific writing
  • Anastomotic master class

Vascular Access Course

  • 40 invited lectures on access subjects
  • Edited videos on vascular access procedures
  • Case based discussions
  • Vascular access surgical model (Vascular International)
  • Workshops on Duplex and catheters

Venous Course / ECoP

  • Collaboration with ECoP
  • 30 lectures on venous subjects
  • Free paper sessions
  • Twelve video edited live-case discussions
  • Guideline-sessions represented by 24 European Venous Societies
  • International Compression Club meeting (ICC)
  • Program integration with medical industry


  • Membership of EVC community and E-learning curriculum
  • More than 2300 participants (in 2017)

Our goal is to educate and inspire

The main goal of EVC is to provide theoretical and practical education offering participants the most recent knowledge on arterial, venous and vascular access subjects.

All participants can join invited lectures, instructive edited videos, master classes and workshops. Furthermore, we offer and promote challenging case discussions in small groups where you can share your views and experience together with the experts in the field.

Finally, our industry partners will inform you on their latest innovations and developments during their workshops.

We look forward to welcome you at our 22nd European Vascular Course!

On behalf of all EVC directors,

Michael Jacobs