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In an effort to improve its profile and to enable its aims to be better understood by the general public, the British Vascular Foundation (BVF) will be re-launched as the Circulation Foundation at its annual meeting and dinner on 12th May 2006. The British Vascular Foundation was first registered as a charity in 1992 and has so far provided thousands of pounds for vascular research; created a successful patient information service and become involved in various campaigns to raise awareness of vascular disease.

The meeting and dinner will be held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London, UK, and the theme for this year’s meeting will be The Difficult Leg Ulcer. Leg ulceration forms a substantial part of the vascular surgeon’s workload and involves all those who care for patients with vascular disease. Eminent speakers from both the UK and abroad have been invited and the meeting will be chaired by Professor Kevin Burnand of St Thomas’ Hospital and Mr Richard Corbett, President of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine. It will conclude with a debate on whether the care of these patients should be mainly in the community or hospital based.

The meeting will commence at 2.00pm and all those with an interest in this subject are welcome to attend. There will also be a trade exhibition. The meeting will be followed by a champagne reception in The Courtyard, kindly sponsored by Medi UK. Guests will then be wined, dined and entertained in the Great Hall of this ancient City Livery Company.

For further details of this event and how to book, please contact Karen Lody on 01483 726511 or email bvf@care4free.net. Group bookings can be made for tables of 10 at the dinner and a list of corporate sponsorship opportunities for both the meeting and dinner is available.

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