BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY CHAPTER OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF ANGIOLOGY AND VASCULAR SURGERY.
The Chapter of Endovascular Surgery of the Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (hereinafter CCEV), was founded in Madrid on July 16, 2004. It was registered in the National Registry of Associations in Group 1, Section 1, with the number 585291, since May 26, 2005, with CIF (1-4-05): G 63805675.
It was created as a non-profit scientific association, linked and endorsed by the Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery (SEACV). The territorial scope foreseen from the beginning for the development of the CCEV’s activities included all of Spain, although without prejudice to acting or being part of other international organizations. In addition, the CCEV has been, since its inception, an independent entity in terms of economics and assets and responsible for its obligations to third parties.
From left to right, Dr. Carlos Vaquero Puerta, Dr. Eduardo Ros Die, Dr. Francisco Gómez Palonés, Dr. Javier Serrano Hernando and Dr. Manel Matas Docampo, main promoters of the creation of the CCEV. July 16, 2004.
Two other Chapters already existed in the Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, since that is how these scientific associations were called within the parent company itself. Many national scientific societies have different sections or subdivisions, such as Cardiology, which currently has more than 10 divisions. We at SEACV had the Spanish Chapter of Phlebology and Lymphology (CEFYL) since 1992; dedicated especially to this part of the specialty. Years later, in 1997, a second Chapter was created with the idea of further strengthening the vascular diagnosis part. Initially it was called the Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnosis Chapter, later becoming more widely known as the Vascular Diagnosis Chapter (CDV).
That interesting and complex project of the new CCEV was led by Dr. Manel Matas Docampo (Head of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service at Hospital Val d’Hebrón, Barcelona) and had the support of Dr. Eduardo Ros Die (Head of the Service of Angiology and Vascular Surgery of the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital of Granada), Dr. Carlos Vaquero Puerta (Head of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Clinical Hospital of Valladolid), Dr. Javier Serrano Hernando (Head of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital of Madrid) and Dr. Francisco Gómez Palonés of the Dr. Peset Hospital of Valencia (who is currently the Head of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Dr. Peset Hospital, Valencia).
Historical photo of the CCEV, taken in an endovascular event at the Val d’Hebrón Hospital, Barcelona, 2005.
It must be said that, within the field of Angiology and Vascular Surgery professionals, by some, the proposal had not been considered adequate, which caused a debate and sometimes opposition, for the development of the Chapter. However, the firm conviction and solidity of the promoters of the project had already achieved majority support from other colleagues in the specialty, and said project was approved in the General Assembly at the SEACV National Congress, held in Sitges, in June 2004. The first Board of Directors was formed, chaired by Dr. Manel Matas Docampo, accompanied by professors Eduardo Ros Die and Carlos Vaquero Puerta as Vice Presidents, Secretary Dr. Francisco Gómez and Treasurer Dr. Javier Serrano Hernando.
The four former presidents of the CCEV from 2004 to 2021.
The cardinal objectives of the CCEV were reflected in its first statutes (June 5, 2004) and remain unchanged over time, as reflected in the statutes update (November 14, 2019) and are:
- Establish and maintain an information base as a reference and assistance in all matters that concern the field of Endovascular Surgery, understanding as such the invasive procedures of remote therapy through guides and catheters with percutaneous or surgical access to treat vascular pathology .
- Consolidation of endovascular procedures within the field of the specialty of Angiology and Vascular Surgery.
- Promote and provide continuing education for specialists in Angiology and Vascular Surgery who practice endovascular surgery.
- Promote research in the field of endovascular surgery.
- Respond to current and future institutional and legal problems that arise with the development of these techniques
Members of the CCEV board of directors from 2004 to 2021.
The current situation of endovascular therapy has changed in a very significant way from those years to the present day and in something of course the CCEV has played an important role. Endovascular Surgery is currently an essential part of our Specialty and, in fact, the name of the specialty will probably soon be officially called: Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
The boards of directors of the CCEV take care to cover everything related to endovascular therapy in the field of our Specialty, thus, all endovascular pathology is represented in the structure of the CCEV.
And this is to the credit of both the previous boards of directors and all the colleagues who have participated in each of the Congresses, training activities, publications, etc. The effort of the entire scientific community of Spanish angiologists and vascular surgeons has consolidated a strong specialty in our country that we will maintain with all our energy from the CCEV, as a fundamental part of the SEACV.
Members of the current CCEV board of directors (period started in 2021). Above, from left to right: Dr. Mª Lourdes del Río Solá, Dr. Manuel Alonso Pérez, Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez Morata, Dr. Ignacio Agúndez Gómez and Dr. Manel Arrebola López. Below, from left to right: Dr. Diego Caicedo Valdés, Dr. José Miguel Zaragozá García, Dr. Ángel Martínez Monsalve, Dr. Miguel Muela Méndez, Dr. Jordi Cordobés Gual, Dr. Lucas Menjíbar Fuentes and Dr. Fernando Gallardo Pedrajas.
The current board of directors of the CCEV is made up of the Permanent Board, which consists of a President, Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez Morata (Head of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga); 1st Vice President: Dr. Manuel Alonso Pérez (Head of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias. Oviedo); 2nd Vice President: Dr. Ignacio Agúndez Gómez (Head of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Hospital Universitario de Burgos); Secretary: Dr. Mª Lourdes del Río Solá (Head of Unit, Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Service, University Hospital of Valladolid); Treasurer: Dr. Manel Arrebola López. (Head of the Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Hospital La Fe, Valencia).
In addition to the Permanent Board, we have the following Members of the Board of Directors: Information and Radioprotection Committee: Dr. Lucas Mengíbar Fuentes (Head of the Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Service, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Seville); Committee for Continuing Education and Research: Dr. Diego Caicedo Valdés (F.E.A. of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela); Spokesperson for Arterial Endovascular Therapeutics in Aneurysms and Dissections: Dr. José Miguel Zaragozá García. (F.E.A. of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset, Valencia); Chair of Ischemic Arterial Endovascular Therapeutics: Dr. Jordi Cordobés Gual (F.E.A. of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, Lleida); Spokesperson for Endovascular Therapeutics in Malformations, Tumors and Vascular Access: Dr. Miguel Muela Méndez (F.E.A. Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Guadalajara); Committee for Venous Endovascular Therapeutics: Dr. Ángel Martínez Monsalve (F.E.A. of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Badajoz); Dr. Fernando Gallardo Pedrajas (Delegate Member of the SEACV).
Currently, the Scientific Committee of the CCEV is made up of, in addition to the Secretariat of the CCEV, Dr. Lourdes del Río Solá, Dr. Caridad Morata Barrado (FEA of the Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Service of the University Hospital of Guadalajara), Dr. Amer Zanabili (FEA of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Central University Hospital of Asturias), Dr. José Miguel Martín Pedrosa (FEA of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Valladolid University Hospital), Dr. Sara González Sánchez (FEA of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery of the Torrejón Hospital, Madrid).
In Malaga, January 7, 2022
Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez Morata
President of CCEV