About this section

The Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section deals with diseases of arteries, veins, lymphatic and micro-circulation, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. The Section aims to improve the care of patients with vascular disorders and promoting research and education in the field.

The vascular medicine & surgery for undergraduate medical students series

This 9-part webinar series has the primary outcome of improving vascular surgery education within the undergraduate medical curriculum. The topics addressed in the series directly correlate with the GMC outcomes for graduates.


This series will run from April 2021 until January 2022 and will be broadcast monthly on a Monday from 6:00pm. 


All webinars in this series are available on-demand to registered delegates for up to 1 year after the live broadcast date.


The objectives of this series include:

  • The student should be able to recognise these diseases in their practice and formulate a plan of management. They should be able to judge if a referral to specialist attention is necessary and is able to reassure the patient.
  • Students will learn about the current prevalence of vascular diseases, the risk factors, and their manipulation and improving the outcome of treatment.
  • Students will be able to recognise the tale-tell signs of vascular diseases and will be able to perform a bedside test using hand-held Doppler.
  • Students will learn about the indication for various surgical intervention, reducing the risks associated with vascular diseases and rehabilitation of these patients with amputation and stroke.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Professor Andrew Krentz
President Elect
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Dr Uazman Alam
Honorary Secretary
Professor Faisel Khan
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming vascular, lipid and metabolic medicine events

View all events and webinars being run by the Vascular, Lipid & Metabolic Medicine Section.

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Prizes & awards

Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine: The Harvey Prize


  • First prize: £150 plus a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £100

Submission deadline

Sunday 19 July 2020

Meeting date 

Tuesday 15 to Wednesday 16 September 2020

Open to

Trainees (only)

Application guidelines 

Abstracts of clinical cases pertaining to vascular medicine, vascular and endovascular surgery of no more than 250 words. Only one paper per person can be submitted. 

*Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give an oral presentation at the Harvey symposium on Tuesday 15 to Wednesday 16 September 2020.

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