we promote the knowledge of vascular surgery
Association of International Vascular Surgeons
Annual General Meeting
Hotel Schwarzer Adler, Kitzbühel
Friday 14th March 2014 at 6.15pm
Apologies were received from Juan Guĭlleuma, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Roberto Pachioni and Håkan Pärsson. Jesper Laustsen and Simon Fraser were also welcomed as the new National Delegates for Denmark and the UAE respectively.
No additional matters were raised
vi) Phillipe Gutwirth was elected President for 2016
vii) Andrew McIrvine reported that the new website is up and running and can be accessed for all future meetings at http://aivsconf.info
Phillipe Gutwirth reported that the 2013 Tignes meeting had been a tremendous success and that 96 delegates had attended with their accompanying persons. The meeting had made a €2319.69 profit.
Andrew McIrvine reported that there was no sponsorship for the Kitzbuhel meeting, but that with prudent cost management he was confident that he would keep to budget. He was delighted that the meeting had attracted 130 delegates with their accompanying persons and would present the finalised accounts at the 2015 meeting.
Maciej Dryski and his daughter Dominika presented plans for the 2015 meeting to be held at the Big Sky Resort, Montana on 14-21 March 2015. The nearest airport to resort is Bozeman and there are regular connections from all of the transatlantic hubs. Big Sky is 50 miles away and road transportation is easy to arrange. Members agreed to accept his proposal.
Marcin Geremek presented a proposal for the 2016 meeting to be held at the Kempinski Grand Hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland. Members agreed with the Executive that this would be an expensive meeting and may result in a reduction in the numbers of those who could attend. Marcin agreed that he would present a proposal for an alternative venue for discussion at the 2015 Executive/AGM.
The Chairman, Michael Wyatt, reported that the profit of €2319.69 from the Tignes had been paid into the Lichtenstein Bank Account and thanked Phillipe Gutwirth. There had been no expenditure and the balance stood at €6358.61 after deduction of bank charges.
No other business was raised and Mike Wyatt proposed a vote of thanks to Thomas Schmitz-Rixen for his excellent Presidency and to Andrew McIrvine for organisation an excellent meeting in Kitzbühel.
Tuesday 17 March 2015, Big Sky Resort, USA.