External Courses and Events


  1. STARS 2019: Friday 6th September
  2. 4th Barts Aortovascular Symposium 2019 - 14th & 15th September 2019
  3. London Aorta: 10th-11th October 2019
  4. The Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium: Friday 11th October, Birmingham
  5. VASIG (BSIR AVM interest group) Meeting December 5th 2019

STARS 2019: Friday 6th September

We are pleased to announce that the SThomas’ Advanced Revascularisation Symposium (STARS) will be held on Friday 6th September 2019  at  etc.venues County Hall, Westminster, London.

STARS will explore and discuss the new developments and advancements in the field of lower limb revascularisation and will be specifically designed for vascular and interventional radiology consultants and senior trainees who have an interest in extreme lower limb revascularisation and endovascular interventions.

We have recruited nationally and internationally recognised figures in the fields of lower limb revascularisation to be faculty. The symposium will take the form of lectures, case demonstrations, debates and open discussions.

The registration costs are £100 (Consultant rate) or £75 (trainee rate) and this includes access to the symposium, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, certificate upon completion and course materials.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer the members of the BSIR 5 free spaces to attend the STARS meeting on a first come, first served basis.  The names and contact details should be sent to the Symposium Manager, Jeanette Oliver, at  Delegates will be asked to pay the registration fee, which will be refunded upon their attendance.

If you would like any further information on the meeting please visit our website

Yours sincerely


Mr Hany Zayed MD, MSc, FRCS                                 Dr Tarun Sabharwal FRCSI, FRCR, FCIRSE, FSIR, EBIR

Consultant Vascular Surgeon                                     Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust         Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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4th Barts Aortovascular Symposium 2019 - 14th & 15th September 2019

MEETING:  4th  Barts Aortovascular Symposium 2019 - With a focus on Aortopathy in Asia

DATE:  Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2019

VENUE:  Haberdashers' Hall, 8 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HQ

CONTACT:  L.R. Associates – Ms. L. Richardson

ADDRESS:  58, Kiln Close, Calvert Green, Buckingham, MK18 2FD.

TELEPHONE:  01296 733 823

MOBILE:  077 111 32946


WEBSITE:  www.

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London Aorta: 10th-11th October 2019

The first London Aorta meeting, a collaborative association between the London Aorta Masterclass and the London Aortic Symposium, will be held on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October 2019.  

The meeting will cover all aspects of aortic disease and treatment for cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists and geneticists. 
Confirmed key-note speakers include 
  • Professor Thierry Carrel, Bern, Switzerland; 
  • Professor Cheng Shu, Fuwai Hospital, Beijing; 
  • Professor Bart Loeys, Antwerp, and 
  • Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, London.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Emergency aortic surgery
  • Preventing complications in surgery of the aortic arch
  • Aortic aneurysms involving the visceral segment
  • Where open surgery meets endovascular intervention
  • Challenging ideas around the aorta
  • Active treatment, watchful waiting or palliation?
  • New technologies: When to adopt?
  • Aortic emergencies – Unresolved issues
The meeting will be held at Rooms at Regents Park, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London.
For further information, email

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The Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium: Friday 11th October, Birmingham

The Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium: Friday 11th October, Birmingham

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium will be held on Friday 11th October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham

The aim of the meeting is to bring together experts and clinicians from a varied background with an interest in developing and enhancing their lower limb endovascular practice. The emphasis is on current evidence, common practical approaches, as well as bail out strategies. The meeting aims to stimulate debate and guide the future direction of lower limb endovascular therapies.

This year we are holding an abstract session and are keen to encourage trainees to submit an abstract for presentation at the meeting.  Abstract submission will open in April.

Registration fees to attend the Symposium are £100.00 for Consultants and £75.00 for Trainees and Allied Health Professionals.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer members of BSIR 5 bursary spaces to attend the symposium on a first come, first served basis.  The names and contact details should be sent to Those delegates receiving a bursary will be asked to pay a registration fee of £75, which will be refunded upon their attendance.

Further details are available at

Kind regards.

Miss Kaji Sritharan                                                  Professor Rob Hinchliffe

Consultant Vascular Surgeon                               Professor of Vascular Surgery

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge                  University of Bristol, Bath, Weston Vascular Network

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VASIG (BSIR AVM interest group) Meeting December 5th 2019

Announcement of forthcoming meeting of VASIG 2019

(Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group)

The UK Vascular Anomalies forum hosted by BSIR

Date:  December 5th 2019

Venue:  The Royal Free Hospital Medical School, Pond St, London NW3 2BQ

Organizer:  Dr Jocelyn Brookes


Contact:  Ms Rita Makali , Administrator AVM service


Following the success of last year’s meeting which was attended by over 60 delegates from around the UK and Eire, we are delighted to invite you to this study day for those interested in the modern management of Vascular Anomalies and their associated syndromes. Interventional Radiologists, Vascular surgeons, Plastic surgeons, Dermatologists, Nurses, Geneticists, Haematologists  amongst other professionals involved in VM care attended last year and are most welcome to bring other colleagues with whom they offer this service.

The registration is offered gratis and 5 CPD points with certificate will be provided to delegates.

Refreshments will be provided during the day.

Local accommodation is available at reasonable rates for those travelling long distances.

This is a very exciting time in VM management and we will try to address as much of these developments  as possible in the time available and also seek collaborative standardisation between us in the form of a UK registry which was proposed at VASIG 3 years ago to be run through the BSIR registries committee.

As previously we would be delighted to see difficult cases brought by delegates to be discussed in open forum.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Jocelyn AS Brookes MB BS FRCR FRCP

Consultant Endovascular Radiologist

Dept of Vasc Surgery

UCL Partners Hospitals

(University College and Royal Free Hospitals)


Themes and speakers: (provisional list)

Biomarkers in VM - Dr Calver Pang

Genetics - Prof Sahar Mansour

Starting the UK Registry - Mr Chung Lim / Dr Ian McCafferty

PROMs in VM - Dr Anthie Papodopoulou

Role of surgery in VM - Prof George Hamilton

Medical adjunctive therapies - Dr Jocelyn Brookes

Electroporation - Dr Tobian Miur

Anaesthetics in VM - Dr Jane Lowery

Complications in VM - Helena Smith

Imaging developments - Dr Brookes / Dr Parthipun

Favourites as usual:

Challenging cases chaired by - Dr Mo Khalifa

New session: Patient experience;

 “Grand Round with patients” - Nick Evans

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