ASPIRE Venous Training Day at the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Meeting

The Conference Centre, Dublin, 21st November 2023

In recognition of his expertise in the assessment and treatment of varicose veins, Mr Lewis was honoured to be invited to join the faculty at the training day at the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He joined a faculty of colleagues from across the UK and Ireland all of whom are recognised as experts in the management of all aspects of venous disease.

Demand for places was high amongst senior surgical trainees and a total of 36 were able to attend the day.

Mr Lewis led the session on the use of Ultrasound scans to assess varicose veins. Other speakers discussed how to plan a procedure to ensure a successful outcome, how best to manage varicose veins and pitfalls that may arise in practice.

A number of practical stations proved very successful and included how to do ultrasound scans and ultrasound guided procedures and how to do foam sclerotherapy and thermal ablation for varicose veins.

The feedback from the faculty, attendees and supporting organisations was excellent and plans are in place to host a similar training days through out 2024.