About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Jun 2024 from 8:00am to 14 Jun 2024 at 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Venous Forum

Join us for our annual RSM Venous Forum meeting, the primary UK conference focusing on the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with venous disease, across different healthcare settings. In a stretched and under-resourced NHS the management of patients with venous disease continues to be seen as a low priority, with long waits for assessment and treatment. 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 provide interactive case discussions, include hands-on practical training and focus on supporting the entire multidisciplinary team to provide optimal clinical pathways and patient-centred, evidence-based care in venous disease.

The Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize will also be presented and awarded at the meeting. Click here to apply and make your submission. For further details on the prize, please see below. 

By attending the meeting, you will

  • Participate in a ‘hands-on’ practical workshops for procedural skills in superficial and deep venous management. 
  • Find out more about multidisciplinary clinical decision making through case discussions and interactive clinical sessions. 
  • Learn about the latest national initiatives relevant to the care of patients with venous disease. 
  • Learn about effective service models for delivering venous care, and to encourage local implementation of effective care systems. 
  • Understand the potential roles for vascular nurses, vascular scientists and other non-medical team members in delivering care to patients with venous disease. 
  • Gain an update on latest perspectives in deep and superficial venous care. 

The primary aim of the meeting is to provide participants with practical training in multiple venous interventions, an update on the current, relevant topics in venous disease. Empower teams to develop venous services, promote practical training and offer guidance on optimising models of care. 


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Early Bird pricing available until 30 April 2024.

This event is FREE for Trainees. Please email the Section inbox with your professional ID for a voucher.


RSM Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£77.00 Day 1
£77.00 Day 2
RSM Associate
Day 1 Day 2
£46.00 Day 1
£46.00 Day 2
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£46.00 Day 1
£46.00 Day 2
RSM Trainee
Day 1 Day 2
£46.00 Day 1
£46.00 Day 2
RSM Student
Day 1 Day 2
£24.00 Day 1
£24.00 Day 2

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
Day 1 Day 2
£141.00 Day 1
£141.00 Day 2
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1 Day 2
£84.00 Day 1
£84.00 Day 2
Day 1 Day 2
£84.00 Day 1
£84.00 Day 2
Day 1 Day 2
£44.00 Day 1
£44.00 Day 2


View the programme 13 June 2024

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Workshops and multidisciplinary training

Building on the success of the hands-on workshop in 2023, the workshop will include a range of practical stations, with expert faculty and simulators to allow delegates to learn about a wide range of venous topics. Specific areas covered in the workshops will include:

  • Ultrasound assessment of venous disease and ultrasound guided cannulation
  • Endovenous thermal and non-thermal procedures for superficial reflux
  • Treatment of acute DVT and chronic venous outflow obstruction
  • Case discussions
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Workshop 3
Workshop 4

Training and competence in venous practice

Why is UK venous training consistently reported as poor
Summary of local, national and international training opportunities in venous disease
A trainee perspective on how venous training can be improved

Delivering venous services in a broken NHS

Can superficial venous treatments in the NHS be justified, in the absence of significant complications?
‘Outsourcing’ of venous NHS services: a justifiable option?
Choice of procedures in the NHS: outcomes versus cost minimization
Tea and coffee break

Venous Forum Annual Meeting Prize abstract session

Interactive multidisciplinary case discussion

Interactive case-based discussions covering challenging and controversial topics in venous disease. A multidisciplinary panel of experts will contribute to the discussion

Venous debates
Close of Day 1 meeting
View the programme 14 June 2024

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Joint session with British Association of Sclerotherapy
Tea and coffee break

National initiatives to promote venous disease

Working with the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland to promote the care of venous disease
National Consultant Information Programme (NCIP) update and national benchmarking for venous procedures
Can the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) process highlight deficiencies in venous provision and promote positive change?
National Wound Care Strategy Programme update

Deep venous interventions in acute and chronic disease

Acute Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – patient selection and how to optimise technical outcomes
“Real-world” incorporation of deep venous interventions in the NHS setting
Centralisation of deep venous procedures – Is there appetite or capacity?

Bite-size updates - Evidence and research
Tea and coffee break

Miscellaneous venous updates

Non-venous skin changes and lesions that can mimic venous disease
Latest perspectives on the management of calf-vein thrombosis

Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum closing lecture

The past, present and future of lymphoedema management in the NHS
Prizes and closing remarks
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Wednesday 12 June 2024. 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.

Domus - reception

While you’re attending this event

Why not stay in the comfort of our hotel, Domus Medica, book dinner in the restaurant, or even hire one of our private dining rooms to socialise with your peers?

RSM members enjoy access to our enviable club facilities. For more information, please contact our team at domus@rsm.ac.uk or restaurant@rsm.ac.uk.

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