About this event

  • Date and time Tue 15 Sep 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section

This year the Cardiovascular Symposium has been designed surrounding the theme of imaging. This webinar will provide an opportunity to broaden your understanding of imaging and in dealing with these diseases. There will be a comprehensive review of the role of imaging in 3 specific areas: Aortic Aneurysms, Peripheral Vascular Diseases and Venous Diseases.

The development in imaging techniques and modalities has enabled us dealing with complex medical problems that was not possible until a decade ago. Imaging today remains the cornerstone in the diagnosis, management, planning and in predicting success following intervention. Furthermore, imaging also guides us in dealing with the complications following the procedures. The digital revolution has made it possible today sharing the knowledge and information across whole range of clinical specialities. Management of cardiovascular diseases has been greatly influenced by the progress in imaging. 

Aortic Aneurysms

Despite continuing controversies regarding the management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA), EVAR (Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) continues to dominate the scene and remains a major source of activities for the vascular and endovascular surgeons. New information available through imaging, such as Cone Beam CT, has made it possible to treat wide range of aneurysms with variable geometry protecting visceral vessels. New ways of acquisition of imaging has enabled reduction of exposure to radiation and protect kidney function. Our understanding of the natural history of endo leak through imaging has allowed us to be selective in intervention and has improved the prognosis. The webinar will discuss these issues to give a clearer and better understanding for the trainees and consultants.

Peripheral Vascular Diseases

Although the morbidity and mortality following intervention in diabetics remain high, there are significant development in endovascular intervention for ischaemic vascular disease involving lower limb arteries. The role of surgery continues to challenge endovascular intervention in some cases. Sky is the limit for endovascular intervention today made possible due to advances in imaging techniques and catheters. This has been possible largely due to availability of better-quality imaging.

Venous Diseases

The key-note lecture on DVT and Cancer by Professor, the Lord Kakkar will be one of the main attractions of this webinar. During the last two decades, the management of venous problems has seen seismic changes with better outcome. Thrombolysis and Stenting are the new kids on the block for the management of Iliac Vein Thrombosis with or without May Thurner Syndrome. Better quality imaging has made it possible to obtain satisfactory outcome following intervention, this will be discussed at length by the experts.

Webinar topics include: 

  • Current best practice 
  • The role of imagining in the management of aneurysmal diseases, peripheral vascular diseases including diabetes and venous diseases
  • How imaging can help overcome difficult vascular access, enable better planning and achieve optimum outcome

This webinar content has been designed for trainees, clinicians and healthcare professionals from different specialties involved in the management of cardiovascular diseases. 

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Key speakers

George Hamilton

Professor George Hamilton

Professor of Vascular Surgery Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust University College London Medical School, UK

Stephen Black

Mr Stephen Black

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Mr Stephen Black qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in 1998 and moved to the UK in 2001.

 

He obtained an MD in simulation based training from Imperial College London and completed his higher surgical training with placements at St Thomas', St George's and St Mary’s Hospitals, London.

 

In 2010 he was appointed as a consultant vascular surgeon and honorary senior lecturer at St George's Hospital and Medical School. At St George's Mr Black led the establishment of a programme for deep venous intervention which grew to be one of the largest in Europe.

 

In 2012 he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery and in 2014 he moved to Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Mr Black is a programme director for the Charing Cross Venous Meeting and is on the organising committee of the European Venous Forum Hand on Workshops. He is also on the organising committee and is an examiner for the Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery.

Stephan Haulon

Professor Stéphan Haulon

Professor of Vascular Surgery and Head of Aortic Center, Hôpital Marie Lannelongue, Paris, France

Speaker's biography

Professor Stephan Haulon is chairman of the Aortic Centre at Hôpital Marie Lannelongue, Université Paris Sud and president elect of the European Society for Vascular Surgery for 2019-2020.

 

Professor Haulon obtained his PhD-thesis in Biomaterial research in 2002 and  research endovascular fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Vascular Surgery and chair of the vascular surgical department in Lille, and in 2017 was appointed chairman of the Aortic Centre at Hôpital Marie Lannelongue, Université Paris Sud.

 

Professor Haulon was elected councilor at the board of the European Society for Vascular Surgery and at the board of the French Society for Vascular Surgery, and a SVS member. He is on the editorial board of the EJVES, the JEVT, and the Annals of Vascular Surgery.

George Geroulakos

Professor George Geroulakos

Chariman, Department of Vascular Surgery, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece and Visiting Professor, Imperial College London, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Geroulakos is the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Attikon University Hospital in Athens. His unit with a capacity of 34 beds, is the largest vascular unit in Greece and provides the full spectrum of vascular and endovascular services.

 

He moved to Greece in 2015 following a career in the UK for almost 30 years and has been the president of the Vascular Medicine Section of the RSM between 2007-2014. In collaboration with the University of Bicocca in Milano he is conducting an MSc course in endovascular techniques. He has over 10.000 citations listed in google scholar and and h factor 59. he is currently a visiting Professor at the Imperial College in London.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Professor Saroj Das, President, Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: Aortic

Chaired by Professor George Hamilton, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust University College London Medical School, Professor Saroj Das and Mr Richard Gibbs, Clinical Director of General and Vascular Surgery and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Anatomy

Mr Colin Bicknell, Reader and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Imperial College London

Imaging

Dr Narayan Karunanithy, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The benefits of contrast-enhanced tomographic 3-D ultrasound for EVAR surveillance and completion imaging

Dr Steven Rogers, Director of Research and Senior Clinical Vascular Scientist, Independent Vascular Services Ltd, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Planning and deployment

Miss Nung Rudarakanchan, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, West London Vascular and Interventional Centre London North West University Hospitals NHS Trust

Benefit of 3D imaging during EVAR

Professor Stéphan Haulon, Professor of Vascular Surgery and Head of Aortic Center, Hôpital Marie Lannelongue,
Université Paris Saclay and President of the European Society for Vascular Surgery

Graft infection

Professor George Geroulakos, Chariman, Department of Vascular Surgery, Attikon University Hospital, Athens and Visiting Professor, Imperial College London

Panel discussion

Session two: Peripheral vascular disease

Chaired by Professor George Gerolakos, Dr Narayan Karunanithy and Professor Gerard Stansby, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals

Imaging

Dr Lorenzo Patrone, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Consultant

The role of imaging in the optimization of vascular reconstruction

Miss Sophie Renton, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Northwick Park Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College

A-K and B-K endovascular intervention

Dr Lorenzo Patrone, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Consultant

Panel discussion

Session three: Venous

Chaired by Professor Saroj Das, Professor Gerard Stansby and Professor Jill Belch

Keynote speech: DVT and cancer

Right Honourable Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar PC, Professor of Surgery, University College Lonon

Imaging and geometry of IVC, iliac and femorals and stenting

Mr Stephen Black, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

CDT/Mechanochemical/EKOS

Dr Rakesh Patel, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Northwick Park and Hillingdon Hospital

Treatment of SVC/IVC thrombosis

Dr Narayan Karunanithy, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
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