Marianne De Maeseneer is a vascular surgeon, connected to the Department of Dermatology at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Involved in clinical research in phlebology over the last 30 years, she initially studied the problem of ‘recurrent varicose veins after surgical treatment’ (PhD thesis, 2005). She further has authored and co-authored over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters. She coordinated publication of the UIP consensus document on duplex ultrasound reporting after varicose vein treatment and was Reviewer Coordinator of the recently published guidelines of the European Society for Vascular Surgery on management of chronic venous disease. She acts as Associate Editor (venous) for the European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, as co-editor of the online journal Veins and Lymphatics, as member of the Editorial Board of Phlebology and of Phlebolymphology, and as reviewer for several journals. She is actually one of the Directors of the yearly organized European Venous Forum hands-on workshop (EVF HOW). She is also still active as a board member of the Benelux Society of Phlebology. At present she is one of the five vice-presidents of UIP, taking care of the Member Societies of the northern half of Europe.
Where do you see the industry in the next 10 years?
We’ll have to collaborate intensively with the industry, not only in view of further innovations to be validated, but also to look for more cost-effective methods/approach, as costs for health care will become a more and more important issue.
Why are you excited about participating in UIP2018?
I’m looking forward to good quality lectures, many opportunities for international exchange, meeting my phlebo-friends and of course travelling down under!