About this event

  • Date and time Mon 26 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Venous Forum

This Venous Forum 2020 webinar series will provide insightful updates and discussions on important aspects of venous diseases.

This fifth webinar will give delegates the opportunity to learn little known tricks to improve performance of vein treatments. Speakers will discuss some of the techniques used to treat a range of venous conditions including UGFS, endovenous lasers, foam sclerotherapy and endothermal treatments.

During this webinar you will:

  • Learn about some of the techniques used to improve the outcome from treatments to veins   
  • Understand the role of UGFS; endovenous lasers; foam sclerotherapy and endothermal treatments ​

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We would like to thank our sponsors Ferndale Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Frontiere Medicale EUROPE Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

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Key speakers

Dr Nick Morrison

Center for Vein Restoration

Speaker's biography

Dr. Nick Morrison received a Jesuit education, including the Creighton University College of Medicine, from which he graduated in 1972. He completed a General Surgery Residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  He maintained a private general surgical practice for 23 years, and in 1996, Dr. Morrison and his wife, Terri, established the Morrison Vein Institute. That practice was sold and dissolved in 2017, following which Dr. Morrison and Terri joined Center for Vein Restoration. He is involved in a broad spectrum of vein and lymphedema care, including duplex scanning, visual sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous thermal and chemical ablation (radiofrequency, lasers of various wavelengths, and foamed sclerosants), newer non-tumescence non-thermal ablation methods such as adhesive and mechanochemical ablation, as well as the diagnosis and directed care of patients with lymphedema, lipedema, chronic deep venous obstruction and pelvic venous insufficiency.  He has been heavily involved in various venous and lymphatic-related organizations and is Immediate Past President of the International Union of Phlebology, Past President of the American College of Phlebology, and a member of the Foundation for Venous and Lymphatic Disorders Board of Directors. He also sits on several advisory and editorial boards. He has authored many book chapters and scientific articles on varying aspects of venous disease, and continues a keen interest in clinical research.  Beginning in 1989, and annually since, Dr. Morrison and Terri have directed a medical volunteer organization, Amigos de Salud, and led the group each year to Central or South America delivering medical and surgical treatment to the indigent populations.  Dr. Morrison enjoys travel, development of international relationships, backpacking, exercising, and (good) films.

Mr Ken Woodburn

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cornwall Vein Clinic

Speaker's biography

He is currently the chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Ramsay Duchy Hospital, and has held a variety of NHS managerial roles in clinical governance and serious untoward incident investigation, as well as being lead clinician for Vascular Surgery, and the trusts Clinical Director for Surgery. He was a contributor to the NCEPOD report on lower limb amputation and was co-director of the Southwest Peninsula AAA screening programme until 2018. Ken has been injecting varicose veins for more than 30 years but his venous practice since 2006 has predominately been
based around endothermal ablation with radio-frequency and EVLA, although he believes that familiarity and competence with all endovenous techniques is required in order to provide a truly patient-focused endovenous service.

Dr Jean-Luc GERARD

Vascular Medicine

Mr Barrie Price

Consultant Phlebologist and Consultant Venous Surgeon, The Whiteley Clinic

Speaker's biography

Mr Barrie Price was educated at Central Grammar School Birmingham and attended Guys Hospital Medical School qualifying in Medicine in 1977. After spending his formative surgical training in London, Canterbury, Margate, Newcastle and Mansfield, he spent a year doing research at Downstate Medical Center in New York under the auspices of Professor Bernie Jaffe which culminated in a MS Thesis. Mr Price joined HM Armed Forces in 1985 serving a total of 16 years during which time he received his higher surgical training which included another opportunity to do further research at St Bartholomew’s; work which led to a MD before finally being appointed Consultant Surgeon in 1990. Mr Price completed several operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Kuwait, Macedonia, Croatia and Bosnia. He also served in Cyprus, Berlin and the UK. Mr Price was Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey 1996-2001 before leaving the Army when he became a founder member of the Whiteley Clinic, an institution which has produced pioneering, cutting-edge research in the field of phlebology earning an international reputation in the process. Mr Price has played an instrumental part in the development of thermoablative and sclerotherapy techniques in the management of the treatment of superficial venous disease. He has also been involved in the evolution of the treatment of pelvic vein reflux and its role in pelvic congestion. Mr Price and his wife of 32 years, Jane have two sons. He also has two daughters by a previous marriage. Mr Price is a keen gardener, enjoys watching sport, especially football being an avid Birmingham City fan! He has also been known to pursue a golf ball and his other pursuits include reading, drawing and watercolour painting.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Professor Alun Davies

UGFS for perineal veins

Dr Nick Morrison, Center for Vein Restoration

Endovenous laser for perforator veins

Mr Ken Woodburn, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cornwall Vein Clinic

Foam sclerotherapy for perforator veins

Dr Jean-Luc GERARD

Effective treatment of complex neovascular vein patterns using the hedgehog technique

Mr Barrie Price, Consultant Phlebologist and Consultant Venous Surgeon, The Whiteley Clinic

Panel discussion
Close of meeting




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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

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This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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