London cardiovascular symposium 2014


Thursday 9 October 2014
to Friday 10 October 2014

2 day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Vascular Medicine Section



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about this event

Topics this year will include the management of aortic pathologies, perioperative care, diabetic foot disease, challenges and controversies in post thrombotic syndrome and innovations in the management of iliac vein occlusions.

A very special feature of this year’s programme will be a session on challenges in the management of vascular malformations organised with the collaboration of Wayne F Yakes, Past President, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA).

Following the success of last year, a prize session will be organised in association with the European Vascular Surgeons in Training.

The Symposium will conclude with keynote talks by national and international experts.

To critically examine current vascular practice and to assess the value of new and evolving therapeutic options in a way that will inform and educate established practitioners, trainees and others involved in the care of patients with vascular diseases.

Who should attend? 
This is a multidisciplinary symposium with relevance to everyone who is engaged in, or is keen to acquire knowledge of vascular diseases and their management including:

  • Consultants in; Vascular Surgery, Interventional Vascular Radiology and Vascular Anaesthesia
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Diabetes
  • Trainees in all of these specialties
  • Specialist vascular nurses
  • Radiographers
  • Other professionals allied to medicine
  • Interventional Radiology 
  • Vascular Anaesthesia

We are most grateful to Covidien, Gore, medi UK, Lombard Medical, Urgo and Bayer, Vascutek for supporting this conference


Workshop schedule

10.00 am - 12.00 am

Group 1 

Type B dissections, who, when and how should we treat
Mr Rick Gibbs

Results of stenting of patients with type B dissections, common pitfalls and results 
Mr Mo Hamady

Group 2
Practical planning using TeraRecon to select devices for Type b followed by simulated deployment



8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Treatment of acute and chronic thoracic dissections

Workshop sponsored by Gore. To register your attendance, please email

Session 1 - Aortic root arch and thoracic aorta

Ali Azizzadeh, Houston,Texas and Richard Gibbs, London, UK

1.25 pm

TAVI – are there any durability concerns and have the indications expanded?

David Hildick-Smith, Brighton, UK

1.40 pm

Will total endovascular solution replace hybrid approach to arch aneurysms in high risk patients?

Krassi Ivancev, London, UK

1.50 pm

Open surgery remains the preferred option for arch aneurysms in low risk patients

Mohamed Amrani, London, UK

2.00 pm

The place of open surgery of thoracoabdominal aneurysms in the era of in the era of endovascular repair The place of open surgery of thoracoabdominal aneurysms in the era of in the era of endovascular repair The place of open surgery of thoracoabdominal aneurysms in the era of in the era of endovascular repair

Ali Azizzadeh, Houston, Texas

2.10 pm

Debate: Chronic type B dissection with false lumen aneurysm:

Open repair still stands the test of time

Hasim Safi, Houston, USA

Endovascular repair is the way forward

Stephan Haulon, Lille, France

2.26 pm

Inflammatory response and altered haemodynamics following TEVAR

Christos Liapis, President, International Society for Vascular Surgery, Athens, Greece

1.00 pm

Registration tea and coffee

1.20 pm

Welcome and introduction

George Geroulakos, London, UK

Session 2 - Diabetic foot

Toby Richards, London, UK and Hisham Rashid, London, UK

2.45 pm

Contemporary antibiotic treatment of diabetic foot infections

Sanjeev Mehta, London, UK

2.55 pm

Is the angiosome important in selecting bypass target artery in critical ischaemia?

Bauer Sumpio, New Haven, USA

3.05 pm

The management of Charcot mid-foot deformities in diabetic patients

Fred Robinson, Cambridge, UK

3.15 pm

The concept of foot attack centre. Does it work?

Stella Vig, London, UK

3. 25 pm

Drug-eluting balloon below the knee angioplasty for diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia

Dr Vivek Goel, Newport, South Wales

3.35 pm

Panel and audience discussion

3.45 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session 3 - Abdominal aorta

Bauer Sumpio, New Haven, USA and Syed Waquar Yusuef, Brighton, UK

4.15 pm

Endovascular aneurysm sealing – Is the concept ready for widespread use?

Paul Hayes, Cambridge, UK


Device specific outcome for fenestrated EVAR:

Anaconda device

Rob Williams, Newcastle, UK

Zenith device

Rao Vallabhaneni, Liverpool UK

4.41 pm

Pythagoras trial - treatment of challenging anatomy with Aorfix

Richard O’Neill, Nottingham, UK


What is the most effective strategy for post EVAR surveillance?

Rao Vallabhaneni, Liverpool, UK

5.01 pm

Intestinal ischaemia post-aortic surgery. Has the risk been underestimated?

Rachel Bell, London, UK

5.11 pm

EVAR should be the preferred option for ruptured aneurysms in the light of IMPROVE trial

For the motion:

Martin Malina, Malmö, Sweden

Against the motion:

Bauer Sumpio, New Haven, USA

Audience discussion

Session 4 - Perioperative cares

5.40 pm

Are all b blockers harmful for patients undergoing major vascular surgery

Jamil Mayet, London, UK

5.48 pm

Peri-operative cardiac events following endovascular aortic procedures

Mike Wyatt, Newcastle, UK

5.55 pm

Should the pre-operative cardiac risk assessment be same for open and endovascular aortic interventions?

Simon Howell, Leeds, UK

6.05 pm

Pre-operative cardiac intervention prior to aortic surgery

Dr Amarjit Sethi, London,UK

6.15 pm


6.30 pm

Close of meeting followed by wine reception

7.30 pm

Faculty dinner

For invited guests only

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.55 am

Welcome and introduction

Syed Waquar Yusuef, Brighton, UK

Session 5 - Challenges and controversies in post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) – Organised with the European Venous Forum

Andrew Nicolaides, Chairman European Venous Form and Evgeny Shaidakov, President, St Petersburg Society of Phlebology, Russia

9.05 am

Can the risk of PTS be predicted?

Evgeny Shaidakov, St Petersburg, Russia

9.15 am

How should the PTS be scored and validated?

Chris Lattimer, London, UK

9.25 am

A new look at venous haemodynamics in chronic venous disease

Andrew Nicolaides, Nicosia, Cyprus

9.35 am

Venous  artificial neovalve. Is it now a reality?

Hayley Moore, London, UK

9.45 am

Is there any additional benefit with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis versus catheter directed thrombolysis in iliofemoral DVT? How many patients are suitable for venous thrombolysis and what is the optimum technique?

Anthony Comerota, Toledo, USA

9.55 am

Risk of post thrombotic syndrome after wafarin anticoagulation for the first unprovoked DVT. Implications in the new anticoagulant era

Ander Cohen, London, UK

10.05 am

Open femoral vein endovenectomy and iliac stenting for the management of chronic post thrombotic syndrome

Anthony Comerota, Toledo, USA

10.15 am

Was the May Husni procedure on this patient with severe post thrombotic syndrome justified?

Olga Porembskaya, St Petersburg, Russia

10.29 am

Debate: The management of symptomatic varicose veins in most PTS patients is safe and justified

For the motion:

Marzia Lugli, Modena, Italy

Against the motion:

Speaker to be confirmed

Audience discussion and final vote

Tea and coffee break

Combined deep venous reflux and primary May-Thurner syndrome in a patient with venous leg ulcers

Evi Kalodiki, London, UK

10.21 am

Combined deep venous reflux and primary May-Thurner syndrome in a patient with venous leg ulcers

Evi Kalodiki, London, UK

Session 6 - Challenges in the management of vascular malformations

Krassi Ivancev, London, UK and Wayne F Yakes, Denver, USA

11.20 am

Operative management of AVM’s: Pitfalls and triumphs

Christopher Morin, Denver, USA

11.30 am

Diagnosis and treatment of low-flow venous and lymphatic vascular malformations: An endovascular perspective

Wayne F Yakes, Denver, USA

11.40 am

The retrograde venous approach: Curative treatment of challenging high-flow AVMs

Krassi Ivancev, London, USA

11.50 am

Diagnosis and treatment of complex high-flow AVMs: Multi-modal curative endovascular management strategies

Wayne F Yakes, Denver, USA

12.00 pm

Endovascular salvage procedures for difficult and problematic high-flow vascular malformations with prior interventions

Krassi Ivancev, London, USA

12.10 pm

Diagnosis and treatment of complex and multiple intraosseous AVMs: endovascular curative management strategies

Wayne F Yakes, Denver, USA

12.20 pm


Mini symposium on innovations in the management of iliac vein occlusions

12.35 pm

Single session pharmacomechanical venous thrombolysis

Peter Neglan, Limassol, Cyprus

12.45 pm

Does intravascular ultrasound provide added value in the investigation of iliac vein occlusions?

Marzia Lugli, Modena, Italy

12.55 pm

Are all venous stents the same?

Peter Neglen, Limassol, Cyprus

1.05 pm


1.15 pm

Lunch break

Session 7 - Case presentation competition organised by the European Vascular Surgeons in training

Saroj Das, London, UK

2.15 pm

Case presentations

3.15 pm

Optimised Clinical Workflow in the Hybrid OR

Frank Vermassen, Belgium

4.25 pm

Hybrid OR and the new age of vascular surgery

Tara Mastracci, London, UK

4.35 pm

Fusion imaging in the Hybrid OR – has it found its place?

Klaus Overbeck, Sunderland, UK

Hybrid mini-symposium

Session 8 - Key note presentations

4.45 pm

Risk stratification in the critical asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. Are we getting closer?

Andrew Nicolaides, Chairman European Venous Form

4.55 pm

Completion of evaluation form

5.00 pm

Close of meeting

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