BAS – Venous Forum Symposium – 28-29 April 2010

A joint meeting was held between the BAS and the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine on 28th – 29th April 2010 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

The programme for this meeting follows:

 

Venous Forum Annual Spring Meeting 2010

 

organised by the Venous Forum in association with the British Association of Sclerotherapists & The Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain & Ireland

 

Wednesday – Thursday 28 – 29 April 2010

 

Wednesday 28 April 2010

 

9.30 am          Registration, tea and coffee

 

10.00 am        Welcome and Introduction

Professor Alun Davies, President of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

 

10.05 am        NICE recommendations, HTA trials and PCT rationing – What is the future for Venous Intervention?

Professor Gerry Stansby

 

10.30 am        6 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

 

Chair:           Mr Andrew Parry

 

  1. An assessment of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy using Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire

Sarah Liptrot

 

 

  1. Treatment of advanced superficial venous insufficiency using UGFS in a rolling treatment programme can achieve high occlusion rates

Nima Abassi-Ghadi

 

  1. Is Foam Sclerotherapy safe and effective: A Prospective Audit of Early Outcomes using NICE Criteria?

W Carr

 

  1. A comparison of patient satisfaction following Foam sclerotherapy, Endovenous laser ablation and Radiofrequency ablation for long saphenous truncal incompetence.

Andrew Torrance

 

  1. Is there local evidence to support international guidelines on maximum foam volume usage in Foam Sclerotherapy?

Andrew Torrance

 

  1. Deficiencies in venous experience in UK vascular trainees: a survey of Rouleaux Club members

Scurr JR

 

11.30 am        Tea and coffee break

 

12.00 pm       6 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

 

Chair:           Mr Bruce Braithwaite and Professor S Das

 

  1. Early outcomes after Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation, Endovenous Laser Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy

S Mittal

 

  1. Radiofrequency Ablation of the Great Saphenous Vein: Resistive versus Segmental Techniques

Thomas F E Clarke

 

  1. Radiofrequecy Thermal Ablation for Saphenous Trunk Incompetence- with and without phlebectomy of visible varicosities: Early results

P Calderbank

 

  1. Less than one third of VNUS Closure FAST® procedures require delayed sclerotherapy for residual varicosities; support for a selective approach

Rosanna Ching

 

  1. Randomised Clinical Trial Comparing VNUS® ClosureFASTTM Versus Laser for Varicose Veins (VALVV): Duplex and Quality of life outcomes as 6 months

Amanda Shepherd

 

1.00 pm         Lunch

 

2.00 pm         Symposium

Chair:           Mr David Berridge, Honorary secretary of the Venous Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

 

                       The Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

 

Diagnosis and incidence

Mr Richard Bulbulia

 

SVT Presentation – The post-thrombotic syndrome

                       Teresa Robinson, Bristol

 

Prevention

Mr Tim Lees

 

Medical management

Professor Andrew Bradbury

 

Intervention for Paget-Shroetter

Professor Gerry Stansby

 

 

Is there a role for deep vein reconstruction

Professor Alun Davies

 

3.30 pm         Tea and coffee break

 

Chair:           Professor Alun Davies

 

3.50 pm         National Venous Screening USA

Dr Robert McLafferty

 

4.20 pm         National Venous Screening UK

Mr Jonothan Earnshaw

 

4.40 pm         Discussion

 

4.50 pm         The Phlebology RM Press lecture

Dr Peter Gloviczki

 

5.20 pm         Business meeting

 

6.00 pm         Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

 

7.00 pm         Annual gala dinner

After dinner speaker, Mr John Scurr. Dinner for those who have pre-booked only

 

 

Thursday 29 April 2010

 

8.00 am          Registration, tea and coffee

 

9.00 am          BAS

Mr Philip Coleridge-Smith, London

 

Foam sclerotherapy: how it is practised around the world – video presentation from the experts

Mr Philip Coleridge-Smith, London

 

Sclerotherapy with steam

Rene Milleret, Montpellier

 

Surgery vs duplex guided foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins: a randomised clinical trial

Dr N Shadid, Maastricht

 

Radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy (RFITT) and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy – A comparison study for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers

                 Dr Lukas Hnatek, ( Presented by Mr Bruce Braithwaite, Nottingham)

 

10.20 am        Tea and coffee break

 

10.50 am        Use of foam sclerotherapy with other endovenous techniques: when and how to use combined treatments

BAS

Mr Philip Coleridge-Smith, London

 

Outcomes of foam sclerotherapy

Professor Andrew Bradbury, Birmingham

 

Foam and RF and laser

Mr Sudip A Ray, Kingston upon Thames

 

Foam and RF and Laser

Mr Isaac Nyamekye, Worcester


Foam and RF and Laser

Mr Tim Lees, Newcastle

 

Foam and RF and laser

 

Panel discussion

 

12.10 pm       Lunch

 

12.10 pm       Lunch time symposium by Covidien

The role of VNUS Closure Fast for the treatment of recurrent veins

Mr Sudip Ray, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Kingston Hospital

 

Randomised control trial comparing VNUS Closure fast vs. Endovenous Laser Ablation

Mr Ian Loftus, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, St George’s Hospital

 

The role of Trellis for the treatment of DVT

Dr Gerry O’Sullivan

 

Hints & tips for successful Microsclerotherapy

Dr Steve Tristram

 

1.10 pm         Updates

 

1.10 pm         CLASS update

Ms Julie Brittenden

 

 

1.25 pm         Endothermal update

Mr Bruce Braithwaite

 

1.40 pm         PROMS

Mr Manjit Gohel

 

1.55 pm         Discussion

 

2.10 pm 6 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

 

Chair:           Mr Isaac Nyamekeye, Consultant vascular surgeon, Worcester Royal Hospital and Mr T Magee, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital

 

  1. The cost effectiveness of the Trellis Peripheral Infusion System (“Trellis”) compared with Catheter Directed Thrombolysis or treatment with standard anticoagulation therapy for patients who are poor responders to ACT: an exploratory Markov analysis

Gerard J O’Sullivan

 

  1. The clinical and cost effectiveness of three day limb compression with Coban TM following surgery on varicose veins

Jonathan Evans

 

  1. Taking Leg Ulcer Care To The Community – Does It Work?

Meera Joshi

 

  1. Great Saphenous Vein Diameter Is An Indirect Measure Of Global Reflux (Ml/Sec) In Patients With Primary Saphenous Incompetence

Christopher Lattimer

 

  1. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the stubborn lower limb ulcer in vascular patients. A preliminary review

P Bachoo

 

  1. Lower Limb Venous Blood Flow By Magnetic Resonance Imaging During Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Of The Calf And Foot

Iain Pierce

 

3.10 pm         Tea and coffee break

 

3.40 pm         4 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

 

Chair:           Mr T Magee, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital

 

  1. The association between demographic factors, the location of superficial reflux and the clinical severity of venous disease

Daniel Carradice

 

  1. Investigation into the Nerve Profile of Venous Malformations Compared to other Types of Vascular Malformation: Implications for Clinical Management of Pain

                       Vimal J Gokani

 

  1. Disappointing results from an optional International Venous Registry

T Sarvananthan

 

  1. Varicose Vein Surgery: a Postcode Lottery?  

Siew-ling Harrison

 

  1. Online Avvq Is An Acceptable Tool For Rationing Vein Surgery

Carla Hope

 

4.20 pm         Update on Pump Priming Grant

Amanda Shepherd, 2009 Winner

 

4.30 pm         Update on Travelling Fellowship Grant

Chung Lim, 2009 Winner

 

4.40 pm         Completion of evaluation forms

 

 

4.45 pm         Awarding of prizes and close of meeting

Professor Alun Davies, President of the Venous forum, Royal Society of Medicine and Mr David Berridge, Honorary secretary of the Venous forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

 


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