Making its debut at this year’s Charing Cross is the CX Vascular Revision Course, sponsored by Vascutek. Building on the success of the CX Training Day, the Vascular Revision course is separated into two sessions. The first session, held in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, will be incorporated into the Global Endovascular Forum (see page 4). It will concentrate on training programmes for endovascular intervention and a look forward to the future role of the vascular specialist.
A highlight of the session will be Mr Geoffrey Gilling-Smith, Liverpool, UK, and his presentation entitled, “The hybrid vascular specialist”. The Forum will examine the skills such a specialist would require, how they would be trained and their how their competency could be assessed. In addition, the session will look at the role of simulators and how they can aid training.
The next session will take place after lunch in the Read Lecture Theatre and will discuss vascular anaesthesia, statistics and epidemiology, and medical treatment. Attendees will be separated into two groups to promote smaller, more focused analysis of the selected topics. The course will be broken into separate subject areas for analysis and debate including: renal/mesenteric; venous disease; lower limb; renal access; aorta; AV malformations /lyphoedema; and carotid/subclavian.Vascular News spoke to Alun Davies, London, UK, chairman of the Vascular Revision Course. “The course is not designed for just trainees, but for established vascular surgeons and consultants and will not only examine routine, but complex cases too.”
The session will be complemented by a world-class panel consisting of Mr Ross Naylor, Leicester, UK, Professor Matt Thompson, London, UK, Mr Chris Gibbons, Swansea, UK, and Mr Michael Horrocks, Bath, UK, among others. Davies commented, “In particular, I am looking forward to the discussion with the eminent panel, who I hope will inform the audience of ways of dealing with vascular patients.”