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A/Prof. Kurosh Parsi MBBS, MSc(Med),
PhD, FACD, FACP

President, Union International de Phlebologie (UIP)

Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure as the President of the UIP to invite you to the 2021 UIP World Congress of Phlebology (28th September-2nd October).

With more than 70 member societies from across 5 continents, UIP is the peak body representing phlebology on a global level. The UIP World Congress will draw the world’s top key opinion leaders (KOLs) in venous and lymphatic disease, while providing a great opportunity for young vascular specialists to meet, greet, be inspired, encouraged and energised.

Turkey with its amazing ancient culture and beautiful natural scenery will be a fabulous and exotic destination. The splendid city of Istanbul, the old Capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, the city that bridges Europe to Asia, will be an incredible host city. I invite you to sponsor, exhibit and support this amazing event and partner with thousands of young phlebologists from Europe, Middle East, Asia and North Africa who will find Turkey an easy to reach destination and Istanbul a wonderful city to visit. Phlebology is a multi-disciplinary field drawing membership from vascular, general and plastic surgery, interventional radiology, vascular medicine and angiology, lymphology, haematology, dermatology, cosmetic medicine and surgery, sonography and nursing. The UIP World Congress will provide you a great opportunity to reach a wide range of professionals in all related fields, allowing you to expand into new markets.

I have no doubts that the 2021 UIP World Congress of Phlebology under the leaderships of Prof. A. Kursat Bozkurt and Dr. Serdar Bayrak and the Turkish Society of Phlebology will be a well-organised, well-attended, grand and glamorous event. The Congress venues are within the walking distance of the city centre. The Headquarter hotel, Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, will take you back to the golden age of Hollywood. Be prepared for glamour!

Turkey will welcome you with open arms.

See you all in Istanbul!

kursat bozkurt

Prof. A. Kursat Bozkurt, MD


Congress Chairman


Dear Colleagues,

It is with honor and the greatest of pleasure I invite you to the XIX World Congress of the International Union of Phlebology, in the wonderful city of Istanbul.

The congress will be held in the splendid “Congress Valley” of Istanbul between 28 September – 02 October 2021.

In this international congress, many international specialists will come together and have the opportunity to discuss and exchange opinions on every aspect of phlebology related matters. I believe that the topics to be addressed in this congress and the results will make great contributions to our profession, considering the scope of the congress and the level of participation.

Please make sure that you find the time to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the World: Istanbul. Congress Organization will offer you the best support and I believe you will enjoy a great congress and a great city.