Conference Preview: 2023 Global Venous Forum (GVF) in China

Decoding Hemodynamics: A New Perspective on Venous Treatment

Event Date: November 11, 2023
Location: Shanghai, China

The 2023 Global Venous Forum (GVF), a prestigious academic conference co-hosted by the Chinese Association of Geriatric Care’s Venous Disease Professional Committee and the Dr. Smile Medical Group, is set to convene on November 11, 2023, in Shanghai. This in-person event promises to be a hub of knowledge exchange, fostering collaboration and sharing of invaluable experiences to further the advancements in the field of venous diseases.

Gathering experts from around the world, the forum will delve into a wide range of topics related to venous diseases. Attendees can look forward to keynote speeches, academic presentations, case studies, guideline interpretations, updates on technological advancements, and roundtable discussions, all tailored to reflect the cutting-edge developments in international venous surgery.

General Co-Chair (A-Z):

Claude Franceschi, M.D. (France)

  • Angiologist

  • Expert of Haemodynamics

  • Pioneer of Doppler Ultrasound Vascular Investigation

  • Founder of CHIVA

Erika Mendoza, M.D. (Germany)

  • Founder of Phlebological Office in Wunstorf

  • General Secretary of the German Society of Phlebology since 2015

  • President of the Meeting of the European Venous Forum 2023

Qiang Zhang, M.D. (China)

  • Founder and Chief Surgeon of Dr. Smile Medical Group

  • Permanent Honorary Chair of Chinese Medical Group Alliance

  • Chairman of Phlebology Specialty Committee, China Aging Well Association

Roberto Delfrate, M.D. (Italy)

  • Head of the General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Casa di Cura Figlie di San Camillo

  • Expert of Venous Haemodynamic


  • Director, Center for Vein Disease Englewood Health Network

  • Medical Editor, VEIN Magazine

  • Editor, Vein Specialist American Venous Forum

Registration for the event is now open. Interested participants can register by scanning the QR code provided or by clicking here.

Detailed Agenda: