About this event

  • Date and time Mon 17 Jun 2019 from 8:30am to 19 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Venous Forum

This series of symposia is sure to intrigue and provide insightful updates and discussions on important aspects of venous diseases including; wounds and healing, varicose vein treatment and a symposium on private practice.

Topics include:

  • The changing landscape of private practice
  • Management of pregnancy-related thrombotic problems, including superficial vein thrombosis, iliac view thrombosis and thrombolysis of massive PE in pregnancy
  • Provision of venous services
  • Improving the care of patients with leg ulceration
  • Improving outcomes from sclerotherapy
  • Angioscopy

Venous Forum: Trainee Masterclass

Wednesday 19 June 2019 

Day 3, the Trainee Masterclass, is for trainees and students only who have booked on for days 1 and 2. There is no CPD available for day 3 therefore only trainees and students are encouraged to book this session.

 

The Venous Forum Annual Dinner

Monday 17 June 2019 at 7.30pm

You are invited to the Venous Forum annual dinner at the beautiful Chandos House, a Grade I listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of Central London. Enjoy a social drinks reception followed by a sophisticated dinner. Only £69pp, pre-book on the event webpage.

 

We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

AsthetiCare, BIBA Medical, Boston Scientific, European Venous Forum, Frontiere Medical, Medical Billing Direct, Medtronic, Second Skin, Sigvaris, STD Pharmaceuticals and Sun Scientific.

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Professor Stephen Powis

National Medical Director of NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine at University College London.

Lord Michael Wills

Baron Wills PC, British Labour Party politician.

Associate Professor Kurosh Parsi

Head of the Department of Dermatology at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

Professor Tomasz Urbanek

Professor of medical sciences, Department and Clinic of General Surgery and Vessels of the Faculty of Medicine in Katowice SUM, Poland.

Professor Marianne de Maeseneer

Vascular Surgeon, and Associate Editor for the European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, handling venous manuscripts, and one of the UIP Vice Presidents, Belgium. 

Mr Chris Khoo

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, and Vice Chair of FIPO.

Mr Neil Sheldon

Barrister, In 2018 he was named ‘Public Law Barrister of the Year UK’ by The Lawyer Monthly. 

David Sellu

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Agenda

View the programme 17 June 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Ian Franklin, President, Venous Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Parallel Sessions: Symposium 1: Private practice OR Symposium 2: When healthcare becomes a crime

Chairs of 'Private Practice': Mr Ian Franklin and Mr Isaac Nyamekye

Auditorium: Naim Dangoor Auditorium 

Chairs of 'When healthcare becomes crime': Professor Roger Kirby and Mr Ken Woodburn

Auditorium: Guy Whittle Auditroium

8:30am: The changing landscape of independent practice

Mr Chris Khoo, Plastic Surgeon and Vice Chair, FIPO

8:30am: A Surgeon in prison

Mr David Sellu, Consultant Surgeon

8:45am: Medical indemnity costs

Dr Michael Devlin, Head of Professional Standards, MDU

8:50am: Lessons from the world of medical manslaughter

Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant Neurologist, Medicolegal Expert in Gross Negligence Manslaughter

9:00am: Consultants’ obligations under the CMA rulings and the opportunities presented by PHIN to promote private practice

Mr Matt James, CEO, PHIN

9:10am: How to react when faced by the courts or the GMC (panic or calmly)

Mr Neil Sheldon, Barrister

9:15am: Salaried private practice, the Schoen Clinic experience

Mr Colin Natali, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

9:30am: Panel discussion

All speakers

9:30am: Panel discussion

All speakers

Tea and coffee break

Symposium: VTE in pregnancy

Chairs: Miss Kaji Srithanan and Miss Sophie Renton

Challenges of VTE in pregnancy

Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Professor of Obstetric Medicine

The significance and interpretation of a raised D-dimer in pregnancy

Dr Francis Matthey, Consultant Haematologist

Management of superficial vein thrombosis in pregnancy

Professor Julie Brittenden, Professor of Vascular Surgery

Panel discussion
Thrombolysis for VTE/PE in pregnancy

Dr Narayanan Thulasidasan, Consultant Radiologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Deep Vein Stenting in the post-partum period

Dr Prakash Saha, King's College London

Panel discussion

Pelvic venous interventions

Chairs: Professor Julie Brittenden and Mr Ben Freedman

Effectiveness of venous interventions for chronic pelvic pain: the work of the pelvic venous disorders workgroup

Professor Jane Daniels, Professor of Clinical Trials

Choosing imaging modalities for pelvic venous disorders

Professor Bruce Campbell, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Panel discussion
Lunch

Symposium: varicose veins

Chairs: Mr Dan Carradice and Professor Bruce Campbell

What is the goal of vv treatment? Immediate results/QoL/cost

Dr Marianne de Maeseneer, Vascular Surgeon, and Associate Editor, The European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The Cochrane review of varicose vein interventions

Professor Gerry Stansby

The SFP 'choose wisely' initiative

Dr Claudine Hamel Desnos, Vascular Physician

Panel discussion
Practical tips for treating varicose veins in PTS patients

Dr Marianne de Maeseneer, Vascular Surgeon, and Associate Editor, The European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Evidence for concomitant treatment of GSV and AASV when only one is incompetent

Mr James Scurr, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Isolated phlebectomies: effect on reflux and symtoms

Dr Marianne de Maeseneer, Vascular Surgeon, and Associate Editor, The European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Panel discussion
Complications of non-thermal ablation

Professor Alun Davies

Complications and adverse reactions with non-thermal-non-tumescent techniques

Professor Tomasz Urbanek, Professor of Medical Sciences, Department and Clinic of General Surgery and Vessels of the Faculty of Medicine in Katowice SUM, Poland

Adverse reaction to endovenous cyanoacrylate adhesive

Mr Iraj Zeynali

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

More venous issues

Chairs: Mr James Scurr and Mr Keith Poskitt

Consenting for varicose vein procedures

Professor Ashok Handa

You must be conkers- does horse chestnut have a meaningful place in the clinical management of chronic venous disease?

Professor Ian Chetter, Professor of Surgery

Sulodexide: indications, outcomes and evidence for use

Professor Tomasz Urbanek, Professor of Medical Sciences

Angioscopic appearances of venous disorders

Professor Kurosh Parsi, Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Panel discussion

International section

Chair: Professor Gerry Stansby

Winner of best paper, American Venous Forum 2019

Dr Mikel Sadek

My vision for the UIP

Professor Kurosh Parsi, Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

 

Debates

Chair: Professor Gerry Stansby

Debate one: Since the CAVA and ATTRACT trials, intervention for acute DVT is dead

For: Professor Alun Davies

Against: Mr Chung Lim

Debate two: Modern venous ablation has no need for tumescent anaesthesia

For: Mr Tristan Lane

Against: Mr Dan Carradice

Close of day

Drinks reception and annual dinner

Chandos House 

View the programme 18 June 2019

Registration, tea and coffee

Prize Paper Session

Chairs: Mr Abdusalam Abu-Own and Mr Keith Poskitt

Symposium: Lymphoedema and lipoedema

Chairs: Professor Peter Mortimer and Mr Ian Franklin

How to recognise lipoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer

Surgery for severe lymphoedema

Dr Harry Voesten

Pharmacotherapy for lymphoedema: how far away?

Mr Oliver Lyons, Hon Clinical Lecturer Vascular Surgery

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Symposium: Leg ulceration

Chairs: Mr Jamie Barwell and Mrs Nikki Fenwick

Opening remarks

Lord Michael Wills

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Dr Una Adderley

Ulcers that masquerade as venous ulcers

Mrs Jane Todhunter, Vascular Nurse Specialist, North Cumbria Acute Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Managing leg ulceration in dementia patients

Dr Michael Fertleman, Consultant Physician and Barrister

Panel discussion
Nurse led endovenous intervention in the management of venous leg ulceration, the pros and cons

Ms Clare Thomson, Advanced Vascular Nurse Practitioner, Royal Bournemouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Negative wound pressure therapy: the future of venous leg ulcer dressings

Mr George Smith

Shock wave treatment, does it have a part to play in venous leg ulcer healing?

Professor Ian Chetter

Panel discussion
Patient applied compression in the management of the venous leg ulcer

Dr Joanne Dumville, Senior Lecturer, Applied Health Research, University of Manchester

Skin grafting for leg ulceration: tips and tricks

Mr Colin Davies, Specialist Nurse, Cheltenham General Hospital

How to identify which patients with leg ulceration require deep venous intervention

Ms Emma Wilton

Panel discussion

All speakers 

Closing remarks

Lord Michael Wills

Lunch

Symposium: Thrombotic issues

Chairs: Professor Gerry Stansby and Professor Julie Brittenden

DOACs in acute superficial vein thrombosis

Miss Kaji Sritharan

Antiphospholipid syndrome

Dr Karen Breen

What information is needed to make long term anticoagulation decisions after a VTE event?

Dr Will Lester, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Symposium: Provision of venous services

Chairs: Professor Alun Davies and Mr Isaac Nyamekye

Geographical variation in provision of venous treatments

Dr Dan Carradice, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

The impact of NICE clinical guidelines 168 on varicose vein treatments in the UK

Professor Gerry Stansby

Evidence Based Interventions

Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

International guest lecture

Introduced by Mr Ian Franklin

Vascular dermatology for non-dermatologists

Professor Kurosh Parsi, Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Sclerotherapy symposium in conjunction with BAS

Selecting the optimum sclerosant and liquid/air fraction to treat different types of vein

Professor Kurosh Parsi, Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Tips and tricks for treating subcuticular and thread veins

Mr Philip Coleridge Smith, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, British Vein Institute

Minimising the risks of sclerotherapy

Professor Kurosh Parsi, Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

 

Panel discussion
Awarding of prizes
Close of meeting
View the programme 19 June 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Essential venous papers

Professor Bruce Campbell, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

What Europe can learn from venous training in the US

Dr Mikel Sadek

UK venous training and passing the FRCS

Mr Tristan Lane, Clinical Lecturer and ST8 Vascular Surgery

Venous ultrasound essentials

Mr Matt Slater, Vascular Scientist

All a venous specialist needs to know about wound dressings and bandaging

Mr Colin Davies, Specialist Nurse, Cheltenham General Hospital

Medicolegal issues in venous practice
Tea and coffee break
Thermal endovenous ablation interventions

Professor Marianne de Maeseneer, Vascular Surgeon, and Associate Editor, The European Journal for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Non-thermal endovenous interventions

Mr Tristan Lane, Clinical Lecturer and ST8 Vascular Surgery

Truncal and tributary foam sclerotherapy – key technical tips for success

Professor Kurosh Parsi, Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

So many endovenous treatments, how do we choose?

Professor Ian Chetter, Professor of Surgery

Phlebectomies – when and how?

Dr Dan Carradice, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Tea and coffee break
Which patients should be considered for acute thrombus removal? How?

Mr Manjit Gohel, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals – also to cover starting a deep vein service

Investigating the deep system – when and how?

Mr Manjit Gohel, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals – also to cover starting a deep vein service

Deep vein stenting procedure – essential equipment and step by step procedure

Mr Chung Lim

Private practice in 2019 – pearls of wisdom

Miss Rebecca Winterborn, Consultant, Bristol Bath and Weston Vascular Network

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Sponsors

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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