About this event

  • Date and time Thu 8 Jun 2023 from 8:00am to 9 Jun 2023 at 7:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Venous Forum

The RSM Venous Forum meeting is the primary UK meeting focusing on the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with venous disease, across different healthcare settings. The management of patients with venous disease continues to be seen as a low priority in an enormously stretched NHS. However, chronic venous disease is increasing in prevalence and is a major cause of patient distress and quality of life impairment. Modern venous treatments are minimally invasive and cost-effective (or even cost-saving) and fully supported by NICE.  

The meeting will include hands-on practical training in a range of venous procedures and skills. There will be a focus on supporting the entire multidisciplinary team and offer guidance on optimizing clinical pathways to offer patient-centred, evidence-based care. 

Benefits of attending

  • Learn about effective service models for delivering venous care, which can be adapted for local implementation 
  • Understand the potential roles for vascular nurses, vascular scientists and other non-medical team members in delivering care to patients with venous disease  
  • Participate in ‘hands-on’ practical workshops for procedural skills in venous management  
  • Hear an update on latest guidelines and perspectives in deep and superficial venous care  

The aim of this meeting is to provide attendees with an update of current, relevant topics in venous disease. Empowering teams to develop venous services, promote practical training and offer guidance on optimizing models of care. 

The Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize will also be presented and awarded at the meeting. See below for further details and to make a submission. 


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Standard pricing available until 07 June 2023.

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RSM Fellow
Day 1
£95.00 Day 1
£95.00 Day 2
RSM Associate
Day 1
£60.00 Day 1
£60.00 Day 2
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1
£60.00 Day 1
£60.00 Day 2
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£60.00 Day 1
£60.00 Day 2
RSM Student
Day 1
£30.00 Day 1
£30.00 Day 2

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
Day 1
£175.00 Day 1
£175.00 Day 2
Day 1
£105.00 Day 1
£105.00 Day 2
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£60.00 Day 1
£60.00 Day 2
Day 1
£55.00 Day 1
£55.00 Day 2


View the programme 08 June 2023

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Workshops and multidisciplinary training

Tea and coffee break

The basics of venous disease

Including interactive questions and answers with an expert panel of venous specialists

Definitions, clinical presentations and epidemiology
Pathophysiology of venous disease for dummies
Management strategy and non-operative options
Principles of treatment of superficial and deep venous disease
Venous quiz

Challenges in venous leg ulcer care

What is new in venous leg ulcer assessment and treatment?
Primary care perspective: What can hospital teams do to support community colleagues?
Primary care perspective: what can hospital teams do to support community colleagues?
Tea and coffee break

Venous Forum Annual Meeting Prize abstract session


Interactive multidisciplinary case discussion

Panel including vascular nurses, vascular scientists and vascular surgeons

Venous debates

Close of day
Venous Forum annual meeting dinner

For those who have pre-registered

View the programme 09 June 2023

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Aesthetic phlebology and private practice


Joint session with British Association of Sclerotherapy

Tea and coffee break

National initiatives promoting care of venous disease

Working with the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland to promote the care of venous disease
Driving positive change through the Vascular and Venous All-Party Parliamentary Groups
Role of the Venous Forum in promoting optimal venous care in the UK
Delivering education and training to produce the venous specialists of the future
Effectiveness of Commissioning for Quality and Innovation in promoting appropriate referral of patients with venous ulceration

Current venous controversies

Are there enough specialists to deal with the UK burden of venous disease?
Is NHS treatment for C2s to C6 disease realistic? Is there a need for pragmatism?

Bite-size evidence updates

Short presentations highlighting latest important papers in venous disease

Joint session with Society of Vascular Nurses: The venous multidisciplinary team

Current initiatives to expand the skilled workforce delivering venous interventions
Governance and accreditation for expanding roles

Deep venous intervention in NHS settings

Is thrombectomy the current ‘gold-standard’ for early thrombus removal for iliofemoral DVT?
Picking winners when stenting chronic disease for post-thrombotic syndrome
Centralisation of venous services and optimal pathways of care
Complications from deep venous interventions and rescue strategies

RSM Venous Forum closing lecture

Prizes and closing remarks


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

Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am Wednesday 7 June 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

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