About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Jun 2020 from 8:00am to 12 Jun 2020 at 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Venous Forum

*Please note this event has been cancelled.*

This series of symposia will provide insightful updates and discussions on important aspects of venous diseases.

Topics and sessions include:

  • Truncal vein ablation methods
  • Tributary treatments
  • Anatomy and treatment of perforator veins
  • Dermatology for vascular and venous specialists
  • Practical tips for improving duplex assessment of pelvic and abdominal veins
  • Aesthetic phlebology including facial veins
  • Leg ulceration treatments including service provision
  • Society of vascular nursing session
  • British association of sclerotherapy session
  • Society Francaise de Phlebologie session
  • Thrombotic issues including DVT prevention and treatment
  • Anticoagulation and menorrhagia
  • Late breaking trials and guidelines
  • Deep vein stenting
  • Training in phlebology
  • Professional standards in venous practice


Venous Forum: Trainee Masterclass - Wednesday 10 June 2020
Trainees and students, book your place for the trainee masterclass. Please note, there is no CPD available for this day and only trainees and students are encouraged to attend.

The trainee masterclass is FREE to students and trainees who have booked both days of the RSM Venous Forum annual meeting 2020. Please email venous@rsm.ac.uk to claim your free place.


The Venous Forum Annual Dinner - Thursday 11 June 2020
You are invited to the Venous Forum annual dinner. Enjoy a social drinks reception followed by a sophisticated dinner. Only £69pp, pre-book your place when you purchase your tickets for the conference. 


Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize
First prize: £250
Second prize: £200
Third prize: £150
Poster prize: £200

Submission deadline: Monday 1 March 2021
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Application guidelines: Submit a 250-word abstract on a topic relating to the Venous Forum annual meeting. The abstract should be structured to include aims, methods, results and conclusions.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present an oral presentation at a Venous Forum meeting. A selection of submissions that not shortlisted for oral presentation will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Phlebology. Apply here.


Draft programme

Truncal veins

Long term data of cyanaoacrylate treatment of truncal veins: VeCLose 5 year data
Truncal ablation techniques in 2020: Which one for which vein?
Divergence of practice from trial evidence
Proximal catheter tip positioning for radiofrequency thermal ablation: Is the recommended 2cm clearance rational?


Results of Dutch trial of phlebectomy vs phlebectomy and truncal ablation
The danger of bleeding varicose veins: the clear message from CG168 has not been heard!
Tricks and pitfalls in treating varicose veins

Perforator veins

The anatomy of perforator veins
Endovenous laser ablation for perforator veins
Foam sclerotherapy for perforator veins
Surgical ligation of perforator veins


Trans-abdominal duplex assessment of abdominal and pelvic veins
Trans-vaginal duplex assessment of pelvic veins
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy of perineal veins
Update on USA pelvic venous disorders workgroup
Indications and evidence for pelvic vein embolization in 2020


Effective use of social media to promote private practice
Experience of CLaCS in European practice
The importance of treating incompetent perforator veins underlying telangiectasis


Laser treatment options for facial and nose veins
Sclerotherapy for facial veins: Dos and don’ts


Long term EVRA results
Sub ulcer plexus sclerotherapy
Why is leg ulcer provision still poor in the UK in 2020?

SVN meeting

Discussion and promotion of the VENUS 6 Trial
Updates on leg ulceration national strategy
Symptomatic varicose, perineal and vulvar veins in pregnancy: practical symptomatic options


Lymphatic and venous function and disorders: they are inseparable
Venous and lymphatic function should be considered as separate entities


GAPS trial
Why the SOX trial needs repeating- CHAPS may be the answer

Deep venous

Optimal management of upper limb DVT.
The evidence base for deep vein stenting
What future evidence is required to justify venous stenting


Lipodermatosclerosis: what to do when symptoms persist after the venous reflux is corrected?
Dermatological conditions that may resemble C4 venous disease
Skin cancer on legs

SFP session

Training in phlebology in France
Doppler-ultrasound: Tips and tricks to facilitate sclerotherapy
Foamsclerotherapy to treat perforator veins
How best to investigate unexplained recurrent superficial vein thrombosis
Liquid and foam sclerotherapy, which is best for which situation, and how to do it
Acrylocyanate glue to treat perforator veins and tributaries
Update on compression techniques for venous ulceration
Anatomy of perforator veins


John Hobbs memorial
The fibrovein PASS (post-marketing authority safety study)
Anatomy of the veins of the lower extremity
Sclerotherapy in the past, the present and the future
Liquid or foam sclerotherapy
CLaCS, an alternative to conventional sclerotherapy
The advantages of using hypertonic dextrose for sclerotherapy
Detergent sclerosants are best for sclerotherapy
Duplex ultrasound: Tips and tricks to facilitate sclerotherapy
Post-sclerotherapy management to avoid complications and achieve the best outcome
How to minimise post-sclerotherapy pigmentation
Foam sclerotherapy in patients susceptible to migraine


The silent crisis of venous leg ulcers


Training in venous disease and treatments
Why do UK vascular trainees not engage with Phlebology training?
Phlebology training in Canada
Phlebology training in France

Trials, reviews and guidelines

Late breaking venous trials
Cochrane updates
The relevance of Cochrane reviews to everyday venous practice

Professional standards

Outliers in venous practice
Audit and outcomes in venous practice: The role of registries


AVLS speaker
Presentation patterns in women with pelvic venous insufficiency differ based on age of presentation
AVF speaker

Abstract session: Presentation of original research


Case presentations of difficult or intriguing cases


In the light of RCT data, what is the role of intervention for acute DVT?
Single dose low molecular weight heparin has NO place in anti DVT strategy
Towards more effective anti-DVT prophylaxis
Can/should DOACs replace low molecular weight heparins for DVT thromboprophylaxis in endovenous therapies?
The new draft VTE guideline
The role of compression stockings to reduce risk of DVT after varicose vein treatment
The importance of optimal management of SVT
How best to investigate unexplained recurrent SVT
Anticoagulation and menstruation: strategies to avoid menorrhagia
Management of DVT in children


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

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