Prof. Dr. med. Eberhard Rabe is Professor of Dermatology responsible for the Phlebological Section at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is the current President of the European College of Phlebology, Emeritus President of the Union Internationale de Phlébologie (UIP) and former President of the German Society of Phlebology. Prof Rabe is also an active member in a number of other societies including the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, the European Venous Forum, the Czech Society of Phlebology, the Mexican Society of Phlebology and the International Forum for Minisurgery of Varicose Veins. His main interests in Phlebology include epidemiology, diagnostics, venous leg ulcers, compression and sclerotherapy.