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The Association is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and is run for the benefit of its members.

Foam sclerotherapy as an acceptable alternative to surgery for varicose veins is growing in popularity in the UK and it is likely that, as in the rest of the world individuals with a particular interest in venous disease will emerge as a distinct group. Phlebologists come from a diverse background including vascular, dermatology, general surgery, nursing etc and may be working closely with vascular technologists or may develop these skills themselves.

To date there are no set standards of training/professional development or practice. Although 50% of the population suffer from unsightly thread veins there is no treatment available on the NHS and GPs have little knowledge of this treatment and cannot refer patients with any confidence because of the lack of established standards.

Members abide by a code of conduct and have access to continuing professional development through annual meetings and regular e-newsletters, mentoring and networking.

The membership is represented and supported by a body of experts whose role is to establish consensus on best practice and inform and educate members, the public and allied health professionals to ensure high standards of treatment are available and accessible. The board meets regularly to address issues of relevance and or concern to members and represents members to all stakeholders.

Is 19th May on your calendar yet? Registration is open for BAS 2020 #Sclerotherapy Conference, book your place https://t.co/Ha1l63jgO5

Registration is open for BAS 2020 #Sclerotherapy conference on 19th May near Windsor see details and provisional programme https://t.co/Ha1l63jgO5 #veins #microclerotherapy

Call for posters at BAS 2020 on 19th May. Share your learning and experience, raise your profile, help others! You could win a free place at the conference https://t.co/EjnOSzBhaJ

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