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Vascular Societies Annual Scientific Meeting 2018


Vascular Societies Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

When Nov 28, 2018 09:35 AM to Nov 30, 2018 04:35 PM
Where Glasgow
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Following the success of last year's meeting, we are pleased to announce yet again that The Vascular Society, Society of Vascular Nurses and the Society for Vascular Technology are working together to bring you one single integrated event – The Vascular Societies’ Annual Scientific Meeting.

This year's meeting is taking place from the 28th – 30th November 2018, at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, and features expert speakers who will deliver engaging sessions on the latest in vascular education and research.

The Programme

With an exciting and comprehensive programme on offer, this year's conference features specialist sessions for Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Nurses and Vascular Scientists, and also includes oral and poster abstract presentations, workshops, company symposia, access to a large industry exhibition and of course, social events.

In order to meet their individual educational requirements delegates can choose to attend any of the sessions in the programme.

  • Vascular Surgeon session highlights include: The 2018 Glasgow ASM will be based around "Evidence for Excellence". Innovations, Controversies and Challenges in Vascular Surgery. What is the evidence? The President’s session will be covering vascular infection, venous disease and mesenteric ischaemia. The Kinmonth lecture will be on connective tissue disease associated with vascular surgery, given by James Black from Baltimore, USA. Wednesday will also see the presentation of the Goeffery Slaney medal to the highest scoring candidate in the inaugural FRCS Vasc examination.


Thursday sees the Vice-Presidents session concentrating on vascular infection and failing engdorafts. There will also be the Sol-Cohen and BJS prize sessions as well as sessions on Vascular Malformations and the infamous Dragon’s Den. Friday starts with carotid, upper limb and a PVD session followed by discussions on GIRFT and NICE aneurysm guidelines. The Friday session concludes with Rob Hinchliffe giving the Vascular Society Lecture on Diabetic foot disease.

  • Vascular Nurse session highlights include: Join our 25th anniversary year conference, with a packed programme. This year kicks off as always with presentations from successful entries to the James Purdie abstract prize, what’s new in peripheral arterial disease with an update on the GIRFT report, the latest in vascular research including the results from the EVRA trial, a symposium about substance misuse which reflects the increasing demands as a result of this problem, and a symposium on abdominal aortic aneurysm disease which will include a review of the NICE guidelines. To end we celebrate our 25 years of the SVN, with the attendance and presentations from some of our past, present and future presidents to look at where we started, the progress we have made and focus on where we are going.
  • Vascular Scientist session highlights include: The vascular scientist programme is a 2-day event this year. Wednesday 28th November includes a morning Fistula workshop, which will comprise expert lectures and live scanning demonstrations; the afternoon has a workshop for Practical Examination Assessors followed by combined sessions with the VS and SVN. In the evening there will be an SVT reception at Waxy O’Connors, with drinks and canapes.


Thursday 29th November is a full day with around 10 scientific presentations, 4 trainee research proposals to consider, 6 presentations of newly completed research (new category) and a presentation from last year’s winner of the Research Proposal. There will also be the SVT business meeting and concurrent trainee breakout session, and talks from expert invited speakers. The day ends with prizes for the most promising trainee research proposal and the best scientific presentation.

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