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Education Committee


Chair: Oscar Bottini 
Deputy Chair: José Antonio Díaz

Education Committee

Prof. Oscar Bottini (Chair)
Prof. José Antonio Díaz (Deputy Chair, USA)
Dr Janna Bentley (Canada)
Prof. Willy Chi (USA)
Prof. Antonios Gasparis (USA)
Dr Ravul Jindal (India)
Dr Neil Khilnani (USA)
Dr Luis Leon (USA)
Dr Zaza Lazarashvili (Georgia) 
Prof. Armando Mansilha (Portugal)
Prof. Giovanni Mosti (Italy)
Prof. Johann Christoff Ragg (Germany)
Dr Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau (Canada)
Dr Luis Francisco Rodriguez Reyes (El Salvador)
Prof. Roberto Simkin (Argentina)
Dr Wassila Taha Elkashishi (Egypt)
Dr Jorge Hernando Ulloa (Colombia)
Prof. Tomasz Urbanek (Poland)
Prof. Shenming Wang (China)
Prof. Mark Whiteley (UK)
Dr Takashi Yamaki (Japan)


Education Advisory Committee

Argentina: Marcelo Dándolo, Daniel Onorati, Oscar Regalado
Australia: Simon Thibault
Belgium: Marc Vuylesteke
Brazil: Carlos Carvalho, Pedro Komlos, Angelo Scuderi
Bulgaria: Elena Goranova
Chile: Juan Bombin
Costa Rica: Javier Cabezas
Czech Republic: Kaspar Svatopluk
Denmark: Neil Baekgaard
Dominican Republic: Ramón Alberto Pérez Baquero
Ecuador: Ernesto Intriago
El Salvador: Arturo González
Egypt: Bushara Rashad
Germany: Erika Mendoza
Guatemala: Rodney Diaz
India: Shoaib Padaria
Italy: Pier Luigi Antignani, Domenico Corda, Angelo Crippa, Giuseppe Genovese, Gennaro Quarto
Korea: Ki-Pyo Hong
Mexico: Javier Serralde, Fernando Vega Rasgado
Panama: Giselle Ortiz, Julissa Rodriguez, Gerardo Victoria,Luis Villalaz
Paraguay: Roberto Corbeta
Peru: Juan Chunga Prieto
Russia: Evgeny Ivanov, Nina Mzhavanadze, Evgeny Shaydakov,  Igor Zolotukhin
Spain: Javier Leal Monedero


Committee Chair: Oscar Bottini

About the UIP Education Committee

1. Composition
2. General Guidelines
3. Requirements to Become a Member
4. Meetings

To apply to become a member of the UIP Education Committee, please contact Oscar Bottini at

1. Composition

The Education Committee should have experts involved in all areas of Phlebology: Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS); Endovenous Thermal Ablations; Superficial Veins Open Surgery; Deep Veins Open Surgery; Haemostasis and endovascular procedures for deep obstruction and reflux; Compression and wound healing; Basic science and Research methodology; Lymphology.

2. General Guidelines

The Education Committee will work on new educational profiles such as online courses designed by the previous Executive Committee in which members and delegates will have a teaching role (as coordinators or speakers).
Additionally, there are other aspects that the Committee should also consider for the near future:

Promotion of new consensus through the society members and regional delegates and update of previous ones.
Development of a certification of knowledge issued by UIP that could be a pre-requisite to access to UIP as individual member.
Promotion of the specialty accreditation through the Universities and government institutions of each country. We know that this is a long-term goal but perhaps the most important, let’s take a minute to think the potential impact that the UIP will promote in the field. We should be able to support institutions that are fighting for this goal.
Development of educational projects on medical research methodology to help – from UIP – to balance the differences between central countries with large institutions and universities with a wide support in resources against individual efforts of countries without great infrastructure.
Development of the LYMPHA Project to achieve a wider educational proposal which includes Lymphology topics in UIP events.

3. Requirements to Become a Committee Member

In order to apply for a position in the Education Committee, interested candidates should send:

A short CV (not more than 120 words)
Statement of interest. We remind that candidates should explain their intention of joining the working team and potential contributions to the Education Committee without specifying position they will have because this final decision is an Executive Committee attribution.

The Education Committee Chair will ask the member Societies’ Presidents and the regional Vice-presidents for support to the candidates previous to the presentation of the final list of candidates to the Executive Committee for its approval. When the Executive Committee approves the incorporation of members and delegates, a mail group will be set up to start the activity together.

Interested candidates should send the short CV and statement of interest to Oscar Bottini at

Structure of the Education Committee

Based on the representation of societies from different continents:

Chairman of the Committee: One (1)
Deputy Chair: One (1)

Responsibilities of the Chairman

Suggest names of potential members and of regional delegates
Elevate to the Executive Committee the suggested names to be voted by the Executive Committee
Lead Education Committee meetings (online or on site)
Propose in advance the agenda for each meeting
Ensure the greatest representation of the Education Committee members in the meetings of the mentioned Committee
Elevate the new proposals from the members of the Education Committee to the Executive Committee
Report decisions approved by the Executive Committee to the Education Committee members and delegates
Communicate the incorporation as well as the end of function of each member of the Education Committee and regional delegates

Members of the Committee

Number of Members: Up to twenty (20)
Europe/Africa: One (1) member
Asia/Oceania: One (1) member
North America: One (1) member
Central America/South America: One (1) member
Based on merit / academics: Up to sixteen (16)

Requirements to be a Committee Member

Can not be member of the UIP Executive Committee
Be a member of the UIP or a UIP society member
Be an expert in any of the above expertise areas mentioned
Accredited expertise in education having a central role in academic teaching
Be an active participant on educational activities. Participation in at least one educational activity (Conference, Symposiums, etc.) per year in their region
Participation in books, book chapters, leading courses, diplomas or masters

Responsibilities of Committee Members

Suggest regional delegates. This suggestion may also be made by UIP member Societies’ Presidents.
Participate in at least 80% of the Education Committee meetings (online or on-site meetings)
Point out regional subjects to discuss in each meeting with no less than 30 days previous to the meeting
Encourage the active participation of the regional advisors
Inform the Committee about own regional issues

Duration of Committee Members’ Positions

The position should last two years
In case of reelection, a second consecutive period will be considered

Education advisors

Requirements to be an Education Advisor

Do not be member of the EXECOM
Be member of the UIP or UIP society members
Be an expert in any of the above expertise areas mentioned
Accredited expertise in education
Be an active participant on educational activities
Participation in books, book chapters, leading courses, diplomas, or masters

Responsibilities of Education Advisors

Participate at least in one of the Education Advisory Committee meetings proposed by the Education Committee (on line or face to face meetings)
Gather information and communicate to the Education Committee the educational needs of physicians and community regarding venous and lymphatic diseases
Encourage the active participation of health professionals in the UIP educational events
Encourage venous and lymphatic diseases awareness in their regions
Participate in at least one educational activity (Conference, Symposiums, etc.) per year in their regions

Duration of Education Advisors’ Positions

The position should last one year
The reelection should be possible without restriction

4. Meetings

The first Education Committee meeting was 25-27 August 2019 in Krakow, Poland, during the UIP2019 Chapter Meeting.

The next Education Committee and Education Advisory Committee Meetings will be held during Buenos Aires 2021 event on 7-9 April 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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