Dear colleagues,

Given the epidemiological situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Croatia, as well as the current recommendation of the Ministry of Health on the organization of professional meetings, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone HEVI 2020 - Multidisciplinary meeting of endovascular medicine, which was scheduled to be held on October 15-17, 2020.

We will postpone until further notice, i.e. until the moment when the epidemiological situation and the recommendations of the competent authorities will enable the holding of HEVI 2020 live.

You will be informed about the new date on time.

We want everyone to stay committed to their work and in good health.

Dražen Perkov, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of the HEVI 2020 Organizing Committee

Invitation letter

Dear colleagues,

After the successful premiere of HEVI 2018 - Multidisciplinary meeting of the endovascular medicine, I am proud to announce the forthcoming International HEVI 2020 under the slogan “Let the knowledge flow”. In front of us is an exciting and highly responsible task of organizing the next event with the aim of improving the program quality and further enhancing it.

The event will be located in Zagreb, Croatia from Thursday October 15 till Saturday October 17, 2020 in the new and larger conference facilities of the Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb hotel.

The HEVI 2020 program will be partly changed in relation to the HEVI 2018 program, but the core of the program – our main topics on endovascular interventions (thoracic aorta, supraaortic arteries, abdominal aorta, iliac arteries, peripheral arteries and veins) will be kept, with a case-based approach.

The thematic unit Stroke is introduced as a novelty, which is a very important segment of the multidisciplinary approach to endovascular medicine in the world.

The meeting program will largely depend on you, our colleagues and lecturers. Therefore, we would like to use this opportunity to encourage you to collect typical, interesting, rare or important endovascular interventions that can be presented in sections based on patient presentations and interventions.

As our new slogan says "Let the knowledge flow," we will introduce and organize two new sections that will focus on the recent and the most important studies and materials in endovascular medicine. The two new sections are titled "Highlights in Endovascular Interventions" and "New Frontiers in EndoVascular Interventions”.

The very successful “Live in the Box” format will continue in HEVI 2020 with even larger number of interesting endovascular interventions recorded live.

The HEVI initiative encourages and supports cooperation with neighboring countries of Southeast and Central Europe. Therefore, part of the program will be dedicated to representing the work of our friends and neighbors from the region.

Our HEVI 2020 additionally represents an important opportunity for business meetings between industry and professionals in endovascular medicine. Presentation of materials and business contacts will be further facilitated and improved by organizing a showroom called the "Endovascular Industry Show".

Last but not least, HEVI 2020 is an excellent opportunity for informal socializing that will take place in the evenings after the official program.

I am looking forward to meeting you all in Zagreb and I hope you will have a memorable time!

Dražen Perkov, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of the HEVI 2020 Organizing Committee