A joint meeting was held between the BAS and the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine on 25th Apirl 2013 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
The programme for this meeting follows:
THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2013 – DAY 2
8.30 am Registration, tea and coffee
SYMPOSIUM 4: British Association of Sclerotherapists
9.00 am Welcome and Introduction – Philip Coleridge Smith BAS
09.00 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
Foam sclerotherapy: how to treat recurrent and complex varicose veins.(including leg ulcers)
Philip Coleridge Smith, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, British Vein Institute, London
09.15 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
Why do some thread veins fail to respond to standard treatment?
Bruce Braithwaite, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Nottingham
09.30 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
How to prescribe and use medical compression stockings.
Denise Elson, Clinical Product Specialist, Medi UK Ltd, Hereford
09.45 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
How to avoid or manage common problems of sclerotherapy (Injection ulcers, PFO, CVA, scotoma,
Haroun Gajraj, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, The VeinCare Centre, Dorset
10.00 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
Medico-legal problems following minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins.
John Scurr, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, The Lister Hospital, London
10.15 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
NICE and the MHRA: how does this change things for us?.
Mike Watkins, STD Pharmaceutical Products Ltd, Hereford
10.30 – 10 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion
Venous skin changes – should the NHS treat?
Steve Tristram, Consultant Vascular Physician, The Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke
10.45 am Tea and coffee break (visit trade exhibition and poster presentations)
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY GUEST LECTURE Check with Gerry that this is still viable.
11.10 am Introduction: Mr David Berridge , President of the Venous Forum,
Royal Society of Medicine
11.25 am Questions
FREE PAPER SESSION 2
Chairs: Richard Bulbia / Sophie Renton
12.30-13.30h Lunch (visit trade exhibition and poster presentations)
Society for Vascular Technology and British Association of Sclerotherapists
Chairs: Michelle Bonfield, Philip Coleridge Smith
13.30 – 6 mins presentation + 4 mins discussion
The role of vascular scientists in diagnosing and treating venous disease
Nicola Sedgwick, Clinical Vascular Scientist, Independent Vascular Services Ltd.
13.40– 6 mins presentation + 4 mins discussion
The impact of the new NICE DVT Guidelines on venous imaging in the future
Ved Ramnani, Clinical Vascular Scientist, Royal Free Hospital.
13.50– 6 mins presentation + 4 mins discussion
The diagnosis and treatment of pelvic and ovarian varices using ultrasound.
Katja Norse, Clinical Vascular Scientist, Independent Vascular Services Ltd.
14.00– 6 mins presentation + 4 mins discussion
The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of unusual venous pathologies .
Matthew Bartlett, Clinical Vascular Scientist, Royal Free Hospital.
Session close: 14.15
SYMPOSIUM 6 NICE and Trial Updates Chair Andrew Bradbury
2.15 pm CLASS Preliminary Findings Prof Julie Brittenden
2.30 pm Varicose Vein GDP Prof Alun Davies
2.55-3.20 HUNTERIAN LECTURE
Lower limb venous insufficiency ‑ assessing associated quality of life impairment and the effectiveness of intervention.
Chairs Tim Lees Andrew Bradbury
DEBATE Multi-disciplinary Venous Training is the Future
3.20 pm Pre-debate vote (interactive voting system)
For the motion: Alun Davies
Against the motion: Ian Chetter
3.40 pm Post-debate vote (interactive voting system)
3.45 pm Awarding of prizes (oral and poster presentations)
3.55 pm Completion of evaluation forms
4.00 pm Close of meeting