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Welcome to MAC 2016



On behalf of all organizers it is my pleasure to invite you very cordially to the 6th MUNICH VASCULAR CONFERENCE (MAC) on December 1st - 3rd, 2016.

Vascular diseases are diagnosed and treated by different medical specialties ranging from vascular surgery to cardiovascular surgery, cardiology and angiology, interventional and diagnostic radiology, neurology, neuroradiology, dermatology, nuclear medicine and many others respectively. Since the number of patients suffering from any kind of arterial or venous vascular diseases is increasing, huge advances have been made in almost all vascular fields during the last years. This was only possible thanks to tremendous progress in medical technology, imaging modalities and pharmaceutical research.

The 6th MAC will continue to be a platform for mutual exchange between vascular clinicians from all medical specialties and colleagues from translational and basic research. Both sides will benefit from each other: clinicians have the chance to learn more about translational research and the evolution of cutting-edge technologies (including their pros and cons) and translational researchers may get a better understanding for the needs of clinicians and their patients.

Once again, the participants of the 2015 meeting appreciated the excellent choice of topics, the outstanding quality of the talks from the international faculty and the ideal opportunity for discussions.

Therefore, the 6th MAC will address aortic, carotid and peripheral arterial diseases again. We will present the latest advances in clinical and translational vascular research, including the newest open and endovascular technologies, biological mechanisms of atherosclerosis and the latest imaging modalities.

Due to the tremendous developments in the treatment of venous diseases, the 6th MAC will also include a Venous Symposium, addressing the diagnosis and patient selection for open and endovascular procedures on the deep and the superficial venous system.

For the third time, we encourage our colleagues to submit scientific abstracts. Last year, eleven abstracts out of 50 submissions were selected for oral presentation and included into the scientific program. Further 32 submitters were chosen to present their abstracts as posters. The best two oral and two poster presentations were awarded with EUR 300.00!

Do not miss the latest insights into the world of academic vascular research, represented by our world-class faculty. The 6th MAC will provide the latest news and cutting-edge approaches in the management of acute and chronic arterial and venous diseases.


We look forward to welcoming you in Munich.


Hans-Henning Eckstein

Michael Gee

Rüdiger Lange

Lars Maegdefessel

Holger Poppert

Markus Schwaiger

Wolfgang Wall

Claus Zimmer

Ingo Flessenkämper