What is the NVvV in short and what does your organisation stand for?
The Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery (NVvV) seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. The NVvV is a sub-organization within the Dutch Society for Surgery (NVvH) and currently has a membership of more than 300 vascular surgeons and Vascular Surgeons in training.
Why is it good to be part of the DCVA?
We have several aspects of our mission in common with the ambitions of the DCVA, such as to promote, encourage and improve the dissemination of knowledge of vascular disease and health, to promote clinical and basic research in vascular disease and to promote the development and implementation of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. We believe that the cardiovascular patient has multiple disease locations and pathologies and should therefore be approached in a multidisciplinary fashion. We are very eager to work within the DCVA towards the goal to lower the burden of cardiovascular disease by 25% in 2030.
What does NVvV add to the DCVA, and what do you hope to get out of the partnership?
We hope to increase research collaborations within the cardiovascular field by founding new consortia on joint research interests. We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to combine our DSAA (Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit) Registry with the Cardiothoracic Registry of Aortic interventions. This would result in a unique detailed national overview on aortic surgery, and should lead to the highest quality of aortic surgery in the world. Finally, we hope to encourage several of our members to actively join the enlargement of the 5 pillars of the DCVA.