Chaired by Prof. Martin Björck Professor of Vascular Surgery, Institution of Surgical Sciences, Department of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. (One of two full professors (chairs) in VS in the country.) Uppsala University, is the oldest University of Northern Europe, founded 1477. Publication of approximately 185 original articles as well as 90 review articles and book-chapters, 242 “hits”.in Pub Med. Hirsch index = 35, six were cited >100 times. Supervisor of thirteen PhD students who completed their thesis, another twelve are underway. Member of six Editorial Boards including the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (where he was an associate editor) and the British Journal of Surgery. Research funds from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Heart and Lung foundation, Uppsala University, and others. In all, approximately one million Euros/year. A member of the ethics committee of the Swedish research council, of the regional ethics committee, and has investigated suspected research misconduct. President of the ESVS 2016-2017.