After the four years of validity of the Board of Directors that I had the honor of presiding and the many other years forming part of the previous boards, today I have enough perspective to see the trajectory of the CCEV from its beginnings looking at the past, at its present and to the future and I am inclined to think that the CCEV is essential then and now………. and always will be.
It is the objective of our Chapter to respond to the current and future problems that vascular surgeons have to perform endovascular procedures and these problems continue to exist in many parts of our geography; perhaps because we have not been able to make much progress in solving them or perhaps because the continuous progress of endovascular surgery makes us continue in this permanent fight to integrate them into our specialty.
New Boards of Directors will arrive with new hopes and projects, but also with new challenges to face, because endovascular surgery is constantly innovating and therefore continually updating, and the CCEV must keep alive its founding objectives of consolidating endovascular techniques, such as inherent part of the specialty itself, by disseminating endovascular procedures in the medical press and before health institutions, providing knowledge in national and international congresses, promoting training in endovascular surgery and training networks between national and international specialty colleagues .
This Chapter has made me live our specialty intensely and feel the strength of deep ethical principles in defending the leadership of endovascular surgery within our specialty, Angiology and Vascular Surgery. I have always acted out of a deep belief that this leadership is in the best interest of our patients.
Although some say that “the war has already been won and those times are over”, the reality shows that this was not the case and the Chapter of Endovascular Surgery is the champion in this permanent search for excellence in endovascular techniques to offer the best quality. to our patients.
Mercedes Guerra Requena
Former president of the CCEV 2017-2021