Welcome to the Fourth International Spring School on VTE 2019


Dear Colleagues,


Welcome to the website of the Fourth International Spring School on the Science and Practice of Venous Thromboembolism. The biannual VTE School is organized by the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany, in collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), The Netherlands, and it is endorsed by international and European scientific societies.


The Fourth International VTE Spring School will take place in Crete, Greece, from 7 to 12 May 2019.

Prof. Stavros Konstatinides

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most frequent acute cardiovascular disease, but also a field in which translational and clinical research has recently revolutionized clinical practice and improved patient outcomes. Based on the support and the feedback that we received from you in our past Spring Schools, we are taking every care to ensure that the programme of the Fourth Spring School 2019 will include the most relevant and contemporary scientific topics related to thrombosis and VTE, while promoting active interactions and scientific networking. The programme will feature: 

  • State of the Art Clinical Seminars
  • Moderated Poster Presentations with Young Investigator Awards
  • Breakout Workshops (parallel interactive practical sessions, from which the participants will be able to choose among a total of 12 offered workshops) in the afternoon sessions
  • Keynote Lectures
  • Meet the Expert Lunch and numerous further networking opportunities.

The purpose of the International VTE Spring School is to provide interested early career scientists and physicians across a broad spectrum of medical disciplines with a comprehensive overview of what is, at present, the state of the art in the rapidly evolving science and practice of acute venous thromboembolism and its chronic sequelae. The participants will have the opportunity to benefit from the interactive seminars and workshops to be moderated by some of the world’s most renowned experts and leaders in the field. Last but not least, the Spring School will offer a unique opportunity for discussing future areas of research and collaboration projects.


We very much hope that you will join us for this exciting educational event in May 2019!

With very best regards

Stavros V. Konstantinides, MD                           Menno Huisman, MD


Flyer Spring School 2019 (Pdf , 470,8 KB)

Poster Spring School 2019  (Pdf , 1,2 MB)