EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

EWMA 2020: New Concepts in Phlebology and Vascular Medicine


Venous leg ulcers are caused by chronic hypertension in the venous system, either due to a post thrombotic syndrome or superficial venous insufficiency. The mainstay of treatment is compression therapy, but a large number of patients are not prescribed this safe and effective treatment modality. Furthermore, patients’ adherence to this treatment is often suboptimal. New concepts to improve prescribing patterns as well as patient adherence are discussed. Newer data also demonstrate that ablation of superficial veins can improve wound healing for this patient population.



Phlebological compression bandagings - theoretical background and stumbling blocks for practice 

Kerstin Protz, Nrs., Project Manager in Wound Research, Germany

Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf


Improving adherence to compression therapy

Caroline Buset, MD, Switzerland

Zurich University Hospital, Dermatology Department


New Adjustable Velcro Devices

Giovanni Mosti, MD, Italy

Barbantini Hospital, Angiology

Improving ulcer healing by early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux

Manjit S Gohel, MD FRCS FEBVS, United Kingdom

Cambridge University Hospitals Cambridge