BAS 2020 Conference Programme


The management board of the BAS has taken the decision not to proceed with the BAS 2020 conference on the scheduled date of 19th May 2020, and we apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience. We will keep the evolving situation under review, and if it is deemed safe to do so we would hope to reschedule the meeting to a date later in the year.



Please note that this is a provisional programme and is subject to change.

Numbers for the optional Basic Life Support Refresher are limited, so please book early to secure a place.

Venue: Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake Conference Center,  off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP

Tuesday 19th May 2020

09.00h Registration, tea and coffee
09:30h Welcome         Dr Stephen Tristram, Chairman of the BAS
09:30 – 09.45h Mind the Gap: Identifying Patients Whose Expectations Can Never Be Met
Dr Haroun Gajraj, Clinical Director, The VeinCare Centre, Dorset & Hampshire
09.45 – 10.05h Managing expectations
Emma Davies, Cosmetic Nurse Specialist, Dorset  
10.05 – 10.20h Post-treatment management following microsclerotherapy
Claire Judge, Clinical Nurse Specialist, London
10.20 – 10.50h Strategies for improving the outcome of sclerotherapy for telangiectases and reticular veins
Invited speaker: Dr Torsten Willenberg, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
10.50 – 11.20h Coffee (visit trade exhibition and poster presentations)
11.20 – 11.40h Medico-legal problems and how to avoid the lawyers – Panel discussion
Prof Bruce Campbell, Mr Philip Coleridge Smith, Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance
11.40 – 12.00h Lessons learned in a lifetime of treating veins
Prof Bruce Campbell, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Exeter
12.00 – 12.20h Debate: “This House Believes That Compression Is Important After Microsclerotherapy”
For:     Mr Alastair Lewis, Consultant Vascular Surgeon (TBC)

Against: Miss Catharine McGuinness, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

12.20 – 12.40h Think like a photographer: how to take good before and after photographs
Kevin Jacob, Illingworth Research
12.40 – 14.00h Lunch (visit trade exhibition and poster presentations)
13.00 – 14.00h Basic Life Support training
Restricted numbers session – separate registration required
Live demonstrations   Plenary session with video coverage in main auditorium


14.00 – 14.30h Foam sclerotherapy: Mr Philip Coleridge Smith
14.30 – 15.30h Microsclerotherapy:
Claire Judge, Clinical Nurse Specialist

 Kate England, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

15.30 – 16.30h Afternoon session
15.30 – 15.45h Good light and magnification vs gadgets and physics
Mr Zola Mzimba, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, County Londonderry
15.45 – 16.05h Pelvic varicose veins and pelvic congestion syndrome
Mr Manj Gohel, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cambridge
16.05 – 16.20h Venous diameter, clinical severity and quality of life – does the size of the incompetent vein matter?
Mr Manj Gohel, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cambridge
16.20 – 16.30h Tips, tricks and unusual cases from member of the BAS
Chaired by Dr Steve Tristram, Basingstoke
16.30h Close
17.00h Annual General Meeting (BAS members only)


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