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About the UIP

The International Union of Phlebology

About the UIP


The UIP is an international organisation representing phlebology societies aiming to improve the standards of education, research and healthcare in the management of venous and lymphatic disorders and to provide a platform for scientific exchange and dialogue amongst its members and the wider community.

The UIP aims to strengthen collaboration and foster harmony between its member societies to achieve a higher standard of healthcare, education, training and scientific research in phlebology.

The core values of the UIP include promotion of organisational transparency, encouraging member accountability and practising objectivity.


The aims of the UIP

The UIP aims to achieve its objectives by advancing:



 The History of the UIP


UIP Newsletter

The UIP regularly products a newsletter that is distributed worldwide to its members and to those with an those with an interest in Phlebology. Read the latest issue of the newsletter here

UIP members are encouraged to send content for the newsletter. The newsletter regularly features the following sections



Get engaged

The UIP Engagement Working Group (EWG) is a group of young health professionals interested in phlebology who provide educational support and advocacy for health professionals new to phlebology. If you have a project that you would like the UIP to consider, you can find more information here

Enjoy the website

The UIP Website is your place to learn all about the UIP and its activities. If there is something that you would like to see on the website, please feel free to let us know. 


The UIP website contains a vast gallery of photos and images from its previous World Congress, Chapter Meetings and events. Much of the gallery is made up of photos sent in by those who have attended those meetings. If you have any photos from previous meetings that you would like to share with us, you can send these to use using the email address