EU Chapter

It is with great pleasure that I announce an extension of the board of the European Chapter of the CLI Global Society with 3 members. It is a privilege for me, Thomas Zeller and Walter Dorigo to be working together with Marianne Brodmann from Graz (Austria), Mark Portou from London (UK) and Daniel van den Heuvel from Nieuwegein (The Netherlands) on achieving the goals of the CLI Global Society EU. With the 3 new members the diversity of the board has been guaranteed, and all 3 have earned their stripes in the field of peripheral arterial disease and CLI.

I am very much looking forward to the collaboration with the new board members.

Prof. Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD
Chairman, CLI Global Society Europe Office

Prof. Marianne Brodmann

Dr. Mark Portou

Dr. Daniel van den Heuvel

Europe Chapter Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Current EU Initiatives Include:

  • Completed reimbursement study focusing on the general overview and description of how healthcare systems are funded and how healthcare professionals and hospitals are financed and reimbursed.
    • Six European countries were selected, 3 with the highest amputation rates and 3 with the lowest amputation rates.
    • The objective was to determine if there is any correlation between amputation rates and healthcare funding mechanisms.
    • The publication of this study is currently being prepared.
    • A broader study will be launched which will provide an overview of the availability and accessibility of data on non-trauma related amputations for patients living with diabetes in the 27 EU member states, Norway and Great Britain.
  • CLI GS EU will have a 75-minute co-developed session at the upcoming CLI Kongress taking place on 12th May.
  • We will be collaborating with SIAPAV (Italian Society for Angiology and Vascular Medicine) on various initiatives, joining them at their annual meeting in November for a round table discussion focusing on the awareness of CLI.

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CLI Global Society Announces New Office in Europe

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Prof. Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD
Chairman, CLI Global Society Europe Office