Workshop Edinburgh 27 September 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has now been cancelled.

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Mr Colin Weir (Consultant Vascular Surgeon) and Dr Steve Tristram (Consultant Vascular Physician and Chairman of BAS Board) will hold a one day workshop in Scotland covering both microsclerotherapy and foam.

This will be a small workshop with numbers strictly limited, to ensure that everyone can see the demonstrations clearly; please reply soonest if you are interested in attending.

Date: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Venue: Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
Fees:  BAS members £35
Non-members £150, which includes optional free BAS membership to 31.3.17 (membership criteria apply). Discounted rate for BACN members £120.

Provisional Timings: 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, to be confirmed

The comprehensive content will include presentations, demonstrations and ample opportunity for discussion and questions.

Download programme here, or scroll down to view. CPD accreditation has been applied for.

Please email to register your interest or for further information, or download a registration form here.


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                BAS Workshop 27th September 2016

                Spire Murrayfield Hospital,

                122 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6UD



Mr Colin Weir, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, The Vein Clinic, Belfast; BAS Board member

Dr Steve Tristram, Consultant Vascular Physician, The Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke; BAS Chairman


10.00h                         Registration, tea & coffee

10.30h – Session 1

Welcome and introductions

Overview of the history of sclerotherapy

Symptoms of venous disease

CEAP classification

Anatomy & Physiology of venous system

Sclerosants, concentrations & volumes

Fibrovein: Mechanism of action, DVT risk, elimination

Patient selection & contraindications

The consultation and examination


11.15h – 11.30h                TEA/COFFEE


11.30h – Session 2

Hand held Doppler assessment, duplex ultrasound and Veinlite

When to refer to a vascular surgeon

Obtaining informed consent

Consumables needed

Treatment & procedure; documentation

Outcomes, post-treatment and aftercare

Compression – introduction, options, how to apply and contra-indications


Surgical options

Foam sclerotherapy – indications, technique, evidence, success rates, aftercare

Professional associations


12.15h – 13.15h                LUNCH


13.15h   Demonstrations: 


Foam sclerotherapy

14.45h                                   Questions and discussion

15.15h                                   Summary & Close

Please indicate on the feedback sheet if you would like a certificate, and kindly hand it in before you leave.

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