Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
it is a great pleasure for me to invite you to participate in the 5th International Vascular Meeting
to be held in Cologne in April 2006.
20 years of vascular surgery in our center is quite a long time, especially when we look back to all
the enormeous and exciting developments that changed our understanding and daily practice in
vascular medicine. Nowadays we face new endovascular methods expanding in revolutionary
dimensions in all fields of our speciality.
For this reason the reflection and development of our knowledge base in vascular surgery under
the horizon of new and minimal invasive treatment options is the main challenge in our efforts to
strive for excellence in patients care.
This is reflected by the guiding topic “Past, Present and Future Perspectives in Vascular Medicine”
for our 5th International Vascular Meeting.
I look forward to welcome you in Cologne in 2006.
Prof. Dr. med. Svante Horsch