BAS – Venous Forum Symposium 29-30 April 2009

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

 

Organised by the Venous Forum

In association with the British Association of Sclerotherapists

& Society of Vascular Technology

 

Wednesday – Thursday 29 – 30 April 2009

 

 

Wednesday 29 April

 

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              The future of the management of Venous disease

Professor Andrew Bradbury, Professor of Vascular Surgery and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

 

10.30 am             Commencement of hands on workshop

                            (LOWER ATRIUM THEATRE)

Chair:                 Mr Ian Franklin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, Professor Alun Davies, President of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine; and the Charing Cross team

 

10.30 am             6 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

Chair:                 Mr Frank Smith, Bristol Royal Infirmary and Mr Andrew Parry

 

11.30 am              Tea and coffee break

 

12.00 pm             6 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

Chair:                 Mr Bruce Braithwaite, Nottingham University and Professor Saraj Das

 

1.00 pm               Lunch

 

2.00 pm               DVT Symposium

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

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

 

NICE guidelines for Prophylaxis

Professor Gerry Dolan, Nottingham University Hospital

 

ACCP guidelines/ Pneumatic compression

Mr Jo Caprini

 

Travel DVT

Mr John Scurr

 

New/Future anticoagulants

Professor A Kakkar

 

3.30 pm               Tea and coffee break

 

4.00 pm               Updates

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

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

 

4.00 pm               The CLASS trial

Ms Julie Brittenden, Senior Lecturer in Vascular Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

 

4.15 pm               The ESCHAR Study and its implications

Mr Keith Poskitt, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cheltenham General Hospital and Mr Manj Gohel

 

4.30 pm               The VEIN project

Mr JJ Earnshaw, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Gloustershire Royal Hospital

 

4.40 pm               The Phlebology RM Press lecture: Outcome and evidence in Venous disease

Dr Mark Meissener, Vascular Surgeon – Seattle, Washington, USA

 

 

5.10 pm               Business meeting

 

6.00 pm               Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

 

7.00 pm               Annual dinner

For those who have pre-booked only

 

 

Thursday 30 April 2009

 

8.00 am               Breakfast symposium VNUS

                            (WIMPOLE ROOM)

Chair:                 Mr Mike Branagan-Harris, Managing Director, VNUS Medical Technologies

 

Setting up an outpatient room based varicose vein unit

Mr Ian Franklin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital

 

The complete endovenous practice

Mr Ken Woodburn, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospital

 

Patients unsuitable for traditional vein stripping surgery

Mr Ian Franklin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital

 

 

 

Phlebectomy – at the same time or leave?

Mr Andrew McIrvine and Mr Ken Woodburn, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospital

 

Question and Answer session

Mr Ian Franklin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, Mr Ken Woodburn, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospital and Mr Andrew McIrvine

 

9.00 am               SVT SATELLITE MEETING – PARALLEL PROGRAMME

                            (MAX RAYNE LECTURE THEATRE)

                            Please see separate programme for details.

 

9.00 am               Commencement of hands on workshop

                            (LOWER ATRIUM THEATRE)

Chair:                 Mr Ian Franklin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, Professor Alun Davies, President of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine; and the Charing Cross team

 

9.00 am               Sclerotherapy in the 21st Century

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

Chair:                 Mr Philip Coleridge-Smith and Mr Tim Lees, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Freeman Hospital

 

Sclerotherapy: past, present and future

Professor Bruce Campbell, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

 

How to set up a sclerotherapy practice

Mr Simon Payne, Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth

 

Sclerosant drugs: what is available and regulatory aspect of use

Mr Mike Watkins, STD Pharmaceuticals, Hereford

 

Compression following sclerotherapy

Mr Paul Tisi, Bedford Hospital, Bedfordshire

 

Med-Legal aspects of sclerotherapy

Mr John Scurr, Consultant Surgeon, London Vein Institute

 

Management of Vascular Malformations

Professor George Hamilton, Professor of Vascular Surgery, the Royal Free Hospital

 

Customer care

Mr Haroun Gajraj, Consultant Surgeon

 

Navigating your way to a website that pays for itself

Mr Nick Pratt, Sitemakers, Somerset

 

Discussion

 

10.20 am              Tea and coffee break

 

 

 

 

10.50 am             Invited speakers session

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

Chair:                 Professor Stansby, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital and Mr Keith Poskitt, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cheltenham General Hospital

 

Thrombophilla for surgeons and sclerotherapists

Professor Samuel Machin, Professor of Haematology, University College London

 

Foam – the best recipes

Dr Attilio Cavezzi, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Clinica Stella Maris, S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

 

How safe is foam sclerotherapy?

Mr David Wright, BTG PLC, London

 

How foam has changed my life

Mr Mike Gough, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary

 

Discussion

 

12.10 pm             Lunch

 

1.10 pm               Practical Management of Vein Problems

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

Chair:                 Mr JJ Earnshaw, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Gloustershire Royal Hospital and Mr Mike Gough, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary

 

Clinical examination of the venous system

Dr Jean-Pierre Gobin, Président de la Société Française de Phlébologie, Lyon

 

Role of Duplex ultrasound examination for venous disease

Mr Sameh Dimitri, Consultant Surgeon, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester

 

What to look for on the Duplex scan: varicose veins and telangiectases

Mr Philip Coleridge Smith, Consultant Surgeon, Buckinghamshire

 

Successful treatment of telangiectases for surgeons

Mr Brandon Krijgsman, Consultant Surgeon, Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough

 

Discussion

 

2.10 pm               6 Abstracts 5/5 minutes

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

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

 

3.10 pm               Tea and coffee break

 

 

 

 

3.40 pm               Treating the untreatable – less common veins

                            (MAIN LECTURE THEATRE)

Chair:                 Dr Richard Bull, Consultant Dermatologist, Homerton University

 

 

 

 

Anatomy and how to avoid injecting the wrong thing

Mr Bruce Braithwaite, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Nottingham University, Nottinghamshire

 

Surgical treatment of varices of the foot

Mr Robert S Taylor, Consultant Surgeon, Ashtead Hospital, Surrey

 

Management of hand veins

Dr Steve Tristram, Vascular Specialist, Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust, Hampshire

 

If all else fails – camouflage

Ms Elizabeth Allen, Principal Tutor, British Association of Skin Camouflage, PO Box 202, Macclesesfield, SK11 6FP

 

 

Discussion

 

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 of the Royal Society of Medicine and Mr David Berridge, Honorary Secretary of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

 


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