VASGBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 - Leeds


VASGBI 2024 ASM - MONDAY 9TH & TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2024
THE QUEENS HOTEL, LEEDS

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Anaesthesia Society will take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September 2024 at The Queens Hotel.

We are offering an exciting programme developed by the VASGBI Committee in conjunction with the organisers from Leeds.

What to expect from the 2024 ASM:

  • Quality education and CPD in vascular anaesthesia with high profile speakers
  • Workshops
  • Poster presentations
  • Free paper sessions
  • Trainee prizes for best free papers and posters
  • Interaction and networking with colleagues
  • Meet with trade and key suppliers from industry

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN AWARDED 10 CPD CREDITS

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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VASGBI Registration Fees 2024 (1)

 

Book early to receive the discounted rate.  The early bird discount will end on Friday 28th June 2024 so register today to avoid disappointment. Please see below for delegate fees. 

Members
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Non-members
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Cancellations
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to Jane at jane.heppenstall@vasgbi.com and will be subject to a PayPal administration charge which will be approximately 3.5% of the total amount paid.  Full terms and conditions can be found when registering. 

If you are a medical student and interested in attending the VASGBI 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting then please email Jane at jane.heppenstall@vasgbi.com

The Vascular Anaesthesia Society is pleased to announce the opening of abstract submission for their 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting which will take place at the Queens Hotel in Leeds on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September 2024. 

Have you performed any research or audit, or do you have an interesting case report that you would be interested in presenting?  This would be an ideal opportunity for your trainees to get involved. 

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three reviewers. Those awarded high scores will be chosen for presentation (oral or poster). The highest scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation with prizes for the best presentation and the runner up. Shortlisted abstracts will be published in JVSGBI under the condition that if the work leads to a full article, that should also be submitted to JVSGBI.

There will also be a prize of £200 for the best verbal presentation and £100 for the best poster presentation.

For further information please contact: Dr Vanessa Fludder

Please remember to login to the members areas if you want to save your abstracts in draft form, but please note that your abstract will not be accepted for review until you click on "Finalise". It is not possible to make any amendments to the abstract once it has been marked as finalised.

Please ensure you finalise your abstract by the closing date.

Any queries, please contact us.

Closing Date:  Friday 19th July 2024

 

Dr Rebecca Anthony, Leeds

Talk: Vascular POPS Clinic in Leeds
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 11:00 to 11:20

TBC

 

 


Dr John Carlisle, Torbay

Talk: Pre-op Assessment Clinic, CPX and risk scoring for vascular patients
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 11:40 to 12:00

I work at Torbay hospital, which is in Devon. I am 57 years old (survived, hurray!) My median life expectancy is about another 37 years.

I have sessions as an intensivist, anaesthetist and perioperative physician. My clinical work has led to my academic interests: long-term survival, including my own; perioperative probabilities of harm and benefit; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; evidence-based medicine including systematic reviews; and the detection of data fabrication and fraudulent research. I have published on these subjects in journal papers and book chapters. I have talked about these topics at meetings. I am an editor for the journal Anaesthesia, in which I wrote about fraud by Fujii and his co-author Saitoh. I have detected false data in many other papers, often after an Editor-in-Chief asked me to look at a submission or publication. Hedge fund managers and other investors have asked me to look at data published by companies they are interested in, whether to go long or short.

A Nature profile summarises some of this, www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02241-z, and a more light-hearted BMJ profile www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.k5318.full. The Economist also recently published an article www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2023/02/22/there-is-a-worrying-amount-of-fraud-in-medical-research accompanied by a podcast podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/babbage-the-scandal-of-scientific-fraud/id508376907?i=1000602363899.

I am very happy to try to answer any questions you may have, via john.carlisle@nhs.net.

 

Dr Trevor Cleveland, Doncaster

Talk: Carotid stenting; indication and pitfalls
Monday 9th September 2024 - 13:30 to 13:50

Trevor qualified from Nottingham University, and after House Jobs was Demonstrator in Anatomy at Nottingham University Medical School. Following basic surgical training and having obtained FRCS (Eng) he trained in radiology and subsequently Interventional Radiology in Sheffield. Following 5 years as Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals he transferred into full-time NHS practice. He left STH in 2022, and after a year at Doncaster Teaching Hospitals commenced as Interventional Radiology and Transformational Lead at University Hospitals Plymouth in January 2024. He was one of the early investigators in the CAVATAS Trial, and subsequently a trainer for the ICSS Trial. He has extensive experience of carotid artery intervention dating back to angioplasty in 1995.

 


Mrs Rosie Darwood, Leeds

Talk: Development of human factors in surgical training
Monday 9th September 2024 - 14:30 to 14:50

Rosie Darwood qualified from the University of Bristol in 1997. After Basic Surgical Training in Yorkshire she undertook an MD in Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose Veins. She completed her Higher Surgical Training in the Severn Deanery, followed by an overseas fellowship in Australia. She was appointed as a Vascular Consultant in Leeds in 2015 and has been Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery since 2021.

Rosie has always been interested in teaching and training. She has served on the STC and FRCS exam writing committee as well as teaching on numerous courses.

As a consultant she has developed her interest in human factors and has been running RCS Edinburgh “Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons” courses in Leeds since 2017 and sits on the RCS Edinburgh NOTSS committee.

Her clinical interests include diabetes limb salvage and aortic disease. In collaboration with Care of the Elderly colleagues she has set up a “Proactive Care of the Older Surgical Patient” (POPS) service in Vascular Surgery in Leeds and is Surgical Lead for the Vascular Hybrid Theatre.

Outside of work she is a paraglider pilot and enjoys outdoor sports in general.




Mr Rhys Davey, Leeds

Talk: How to train and why it works; elite performance training at Leeds Triathlon Centre
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 09:00 to 09:20

TBC





Dr Andrew Garnham, London

Talk: Development of patient decision aid
Monday 9th September 2024 - 16:30 to 16:50

Andrew Garnham has served on the council of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland since 2012 as a council member, the Treasurer and was the President 2023-24. He has served as the chair of the RCS Ed vascular board over a 5 year period and is the current JSF exam lead for vascular surgery. He has a long standing interest in medical education and as TPD has developed the vascular training programme within the West Midlands and is currently the Head of School of surgery. He has been intimately involved with the development of the national ASPIRE programme for Vascular Trainees. As a member of the vascular SAC he led the development of a separate vascular national selection process for 2021-23. He is a member of the court of examiners for the intercollegiate FRCS. He practices across the breadth of vascular surgery with a particular interest in thoracic outlet surgery.

 

 

Dr Simon Howell, Leeds

Talk: Post-op cardiac complications, the role of troponins and other biomarkers
Monday 9th September 2024 - 11:50 to 12:10

Simon Howell is a clinical academic in the University of Leeds and is Lead of the Division of Gastroenterology and Surgical Sciences. He is Chairman of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He is a past Chairman of the Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is an investigator on active research grants totalling over £3 million. His research interests include perioperative myocardial injury, implementation science, the perioperative management of frailty, and perioperative glycaemic lability. Dr Howell led the ESAIC OBTAIN study of perioperative anti-platelet agent management and is a collaborator on the ESAIC MET-REPAIR, MOPED and EuPreCHO studies.

 

 

Dr Alwyn Kotze, Leeds

Talk: Effects of alcohol excess on the peri-operative period
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 14:10 to 14:30

Alwyn is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. His clinical commitments include anaesthesia for liver transplantation as well as preoperative assessment & perioperative medicine. He co-supervised PhD students in health psychology, whose work included systematic reviews of interventions to support smoking, alcohol and illicit drug cessation during the perioperative period. He has an ongoing interest in the use of big data & linked health records to support perioperative care.

 


Dr Andrew Lewington, Leeds

Talk: Post-op renal dysfunction and how to manage it
Monday 9th September 2024 - 11:30 to 11:50

Dr Andrew Lewington is a Consultant Renal Physician and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT). He is the Clinical Director of the Renal Department and Head of Renal Research, acting as PI for several national NIHR portfolio studies. He has a specialist interest in acute kidney injury (AKI) and kidney transplant medicine. He is currently supporting the American Society of Nephrology AKI Now! education initiative and working with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) on an AKI advocacy project with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Lewington is a member of the Expert Advisers Panel for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Centre for Guidelines. He was Vice-Chair for the recent Chronic kidney Disease: Assessment and management guideline, August 2021 (NG203) and is a current NICE AKI Quality Standard committee member. Dr Lewington is Chair of Kidney Research UK (KRUK) Grants Committee and a member of the KRUK Research Strategy Committee.

Dr Lewington is the NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Lead for kidney disease and infection. He is the LTHT clinical lead for AKI and Sepsis and the NHS England Renal Strategy Transformation Project AKI lead for Yorkshire and Humber. He has authored more than 110 publications and over the last 4 years has been a co-applicant on grants funded for £2.48M.




Dr Andy Lumb, Leeds

Talk: Post-op pulmonary complications and how to avoid them
Monday 9th September 2024 - 11:10 to 11:30

Dr Andrew B Lumb, MB BS, FRCA
Consultant Anaesthetist, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Andy is consultant anaesthetist in Leeds. Research interests are applied respiratory physiology and intraoperative lung function. Andy teaches at all levels from 1st year students to senior trainees, including on national and international courses. As a former FRCA examiner Andy came out of exam retirement for the online FRCA during covid. Andy is Associate Professor in Leeds and was the 2019 Jobson Professor, University of Sydney, Australia. He has written many book chapters and reviews, including five editions of Nunn & Lumb’s Applied Respiratory Physiology and is an Associate Editor for the BJA.




Ms Janet Moss, Leeds

Talk: Advocating for patients at the RCoA
Monday 9th September 2024 - 15:50 to 16:10

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Mathematics, Janet joined the Government Statistical Service where she worked on RPI development. She left the Civil Service to train as an Actuary, qualifying as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2003. She was elected to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Council in 2023.


With an interest in education and maintaining standards she served as an examiner for the Actuarial profession exams and a member of the profession’s adjudication and disciplinary panels.

She is a volunteer PatientVoice @RCoA

 


Dr Ruth Newton, Sheffield

Talk: Pulmonary hypertension
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 14:50 to 15:10

I am a consultant anaesthetist in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals with a specialist interest in perioperative care of patients with pulmonary hypertension. I developed this interest and expertise initially working as an obstetric anaesthetist. Over the last 10 years we have had an increasing cohort of patients with pulmonary hypertension presenting for surgery. I work very closely with the pulmonary vascular disease unit in Sheffield planning perioperative care for our patients and advising colleagues anaesthetising patients with pulmonary hypertension locally, nationally and internationally.

 



Mr Sean Pymer, Hull

Talk: Exercise therapy for peripheral arterial disease
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 09:40 to 10:00

Sean Pymer is an academic clinical exercise physiologist at the Hull York Medical School. His background is in clinical exercise physiology having undertaken a PhD at Hull York Medical School and an MSc at the University of Hull. His research interests are based around the non-invasive treatment of peripheral arterial disease, with a specific focus on exercise interventions.

Sean’s PhD project considered the role of alternative exercise programmes for the treatment of intermittent claudication - ranging from home-based exercise to high-intensity exercise. The first study considered the evidence for home-based exercise programmes via a systematic review and meta-analysis. However, the main focus of his thesis was to consider the role of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in patients with intermittent claudication. His systematic review, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, demonstrated that the evidence for HIIT in this patient group was limited. However, it did suggest that low-volume, short-duration HIIT could be beneficial. This led to an observational cohort study, published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, considering HIIT for patients with IC. The findings allowed for refinement of the HIIT intervention, considered in an NIHR funded multi-centre, mixed methods proof-of-concept study. Sean led this study and the results have been published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Sean’s current research focus is the delivery of MAXIMISE, a component network meta-analysis, designed to identify the most clinically effective exercise prescription for patients with intermittent claudication which also includes a concurrent cost effectiveness analysis. This study is funded by the NIHR HTA programme, with Sean as chief investigator.

From an NHS perspective, Sean oversees a nurse-led claudication clinic, a supervised exercise programme for patients with intermittent claudication and leads pre-operative cardiopulmonary exercise testing for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms being considered for repair.




Mr Les Ruffell, Leeds

Talk: My AAA journey - A patient view
Monday 9th September 2024 - 16:10 to 16:30

I am, a 75 year old, divorced retired ex teacher and Building Society manager, living in Leeds. MY AAA experience started by being screened in October 2014 which resulted in Open Surgery in January 2015. This was completely successful with me living a completely normal life since discharge in March 2015.

Following my operation I was invited to join the nearly formed Vascular Patients Interest Group at Leeds General Infirmary. This led me to become a Lay Member on the NICE Guideline Committee and Patient Representative on the Leeds AAA Screening MDT. I also sit on the NHS AAA Research, Innovation and Development Advisory Committee. I sit as a Patient Representative on the Community of Practice for Patients with AAA (health-shared.com) led by Usman Jaffer, ICL.

I was recently a Patient Representative on the NICE AAA Decision Aid programme and a Leeds University project entitled Understanding Variations in AAA repair practice. I am currently Patient Representative on the Rival RCT (awaiting NIHR funding) led by Alun Davies ICL and a programme led by Matt Bown (University of Leicester) looking at Improving AAA Screening Efficiency.



Dr Rob Sapsford, Leeds

Talk: Utility of pre-op cardiac investigations
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 14:30 to 14:50

Dr RJ Sapsford, Consultant Cardiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Qualified (MB BS BSc) from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (London 1990). MD thesis, University of Leeds (2001) on the mortality effects of secondary prevention treatments in ACS population. Appointed consultant cardiologist Leeds teaching Hospitals NHS trust - St James’s University Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary (2001). FRCP London (2004). Cardiology Training Programme Director for the Yorkshire Deanery (2028-2024).

Continued clinical focus on primary and secondary risk stratification. Current areas of practice include heart failure, devices and pre-operative cardiac risk assessment. Research interests include risk stratification in heart failure and cardiovascular risk assessment and peri-operative risk assessment.

 

Mr Max Troxler, Leeds

Talk: Modern vascular access
Monday 9th September 2024 - 13:50 to 14:10

I have been a consultant Vascular and Resuscitative Surgeon working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2009.
I have a particular interest in providing good vascular access for our haemodialysis patients.

I'm also an enthusiastic trainer and have organised regional and national access training meetings and have taught regularly on access courses for the Royal College of Surgeons, the Vascular Access Society of Britain & Ireland and the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland.

 


Mr Tom Wallace, Leeds

Talk: Non-operative AAA management - an ADAPTive approach
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 11:20 to 11:40

TBC

 

 



Ms Jenny Westaway, Leeds

Talk: What are the risks Doc? Communicating risk with patients
Monday 9th September 2024 - 15:30 to 15:50

Chair of PatientsVoices@RCoA

Jenny started her career in communications, working in local newspapers; charity policy and campaigns on issues such as gender equality and homelessness; in public involvement engagement to enable people to influence decision makers. Jenny moved into the health and care sector through working on media and public understanding of how data can be used to improve health, care and services in ways that are safe, in line with public expectation and demonstrably trustworthy.

This led her to work for the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, where she headed up the office supporting this statutory post until 2021. Jenny has also worked for the Department of Health and Social Care leading on strategy and ethics for its information risk management directorate.



Dr David Yates, York

Talk: How to prehabilitate patients - What works and why?
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 09:20 to 09:40

Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist in York and Scarborough Hospitals. Long-term interest, both clinically and academically, in improving perioperative outcomes. This work has involved the introduction of protocolised perioperative pathways, enhanced preassessment, post-op critical care and Level-1 care and prehabilitation. I will give an overview of the state of the literature surrounding prehabilitation in vascular surgery.



Mr Hany Zayed, London

Talk: Percutaneous deep venous arterialisation: A new hope for no-option patients with critical limb ischaemia
Monday 9th September 2024 - 14:10 to 14:30

Mr Hany Zayed qualified from medical school in 1994 and completed a master degree (MSc) in 1999 before going on to complete his MD in 2004. Mr Zayed was appointed as a vascular and endo-vascular consultant surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2008. He went on to lead the vascular service in the trust between 2016 - 2018. Mr Zayed has a wide range of peer-reviewed publications in his specialised areas of interest and has been invited regularly to speak nationally and internationally at vascular conferences.

 

 

 

 


Dr Manik Chandra, Leeds

Chairing: Session 3: Patient perspective
Monday 9th September 2024 - 15:30 to 17:10 

After my undergraduate training at Leeds I completed my anaesthetic training in and around West Yorkshire. My vascular anaesthesia journey began in 2014 when I started my substantive Consultant Anaesthetist post at Leeds. I am also the local RCOA Perioperative Lead and am enthusiastic about promoting collaborative working across specialties through The Leeds Perioperative Collaborative (LPOC). I am clinically active in all stages of perioperative care including pre-assessment, CPEX testing and MDT meetings whilst delivering front line vascular anaesthesia. My other anaesthetic interests include regional anaesthesia and vascular access.

As an active VASGBI member I have presented abstracts at VASBGI and I delivered the VASGBI vascular access workshop in 2018. Whilst on the committee I have helped to set up the VASGBI linkperson scheme.



Dr Caroline Curry, Belfast

Chairing: Session 4: Exercise training
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 09:00 to 10:10

Dr Caroline Curry has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast since 2017. Her interests include preop assessment for aortic surgery and improving outcomes following major lower limb amputations.

She is an Educational Supervisor for novice trainees and an RCoA College Tutor.





Dr Vanessa Fludder, Brighton

Chairing: Session 6: Research and audit
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 12:10 to 13:10

Dr Vanessa Fludder is a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Sussex (Brighton) whose clinical work is mainly in vascular anaesthesia and pre-operative assessment/optimisation. She is an Honorary Clinical Senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical Schools where she is course lead for the Masters programme in Perioperative Medicine. She has an interest in medical education and leads an accredited educational supervisors’ course jointly hosted by BSMS and UHS. She has developed expertise in point of care peri-operative echo and co-leads the Brighton Echo Anaesthesia Training (BEAT course). She is chair of the VASGBI education and training sub-committee. Her research interests lie in point-of-care coagulation testing.

 



Dr Paramesh Kumara, Leeds

Chairing: Session 2: Surgical perspective
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 13:30 to 15:00

Vascular Anaesthetist, Leeds General Infirmary.







Dr Hefin Llewellyn, Liverpool

Chairing: Session 6: Research and audit
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 12:10 to 13:10

Hefin is currently a trainee at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Hefin graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine in 2014 and has since completed training posts within North Wales, Manchester and now Mersey.  He is currently enjoying life post exam as an ST6 trainee.  His interests include vascular and obstetric anaesthesia. 





Dr Rajiv Malhotra, Liverpool

Chairing: Session 5: A view from the clinic
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 11:00 to 12:10

Dr Rajiv Malhotra is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His anaesthetic practice focuses on vascular anaesthesia, with an interest in regional anaesthesia for peripheral vascular surgery. His pain medicine practice focuses on interventional spinal procedures and the management of patients on significant opioids.

 



Dr Nikki Mather, Leeds

Chairing: Session 1: Post operative complications
Monday 9th September 2024 - 11:10 to 12:20

TBC

 

 



Professor Ronelle Mouton, Bristol

Chairing: Session 7: Peri-op consideration
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 14:10 to 15:20

Professor Ronelle Mouton is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, where she is the academic lead for Anaesthesia. She was previously Chair of VASGBI (2019 – 2022). She was awarded the RCoA & VASGBI Macintosh Professorship in 2024 and is an honorary Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Bristol.

Her research interests include collaborative clinical trials and peri-operative interventions to improve patient outcomes, especially in high-risk patients such as the elderly and in emergency and vascular surgery. She currently leads the PROTECTOR project on peri-operative smoking cessation, a NIAA-funded project that created Frameworks for reporting anaesthesia interventions in clinical trials and is co-chief investigator for an NIHR-HTA multicentre clinical trial, CAMELOT.





Dr Beth Perritt, Chester

Chairing: Session 4: Exercise training
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 09:00 to 10:10

I have been a Consultant Vascular Anaesthetist at the Countess of Chester Hospital since 2019 having completed my advanced training in Liverpool. I've been working with the VASGBI committee for three years and really enjoyed being involved in the delivery of the 2021 virtual ASM.






Dr Maria Safar, Liverpool

Chairing: Session 2: Surgical perspective
Monday 9th September 2024 - 13:30 to 15:00

I graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in 1999 and completed my anaesthetic training in the Mersey region in 2010, which included a year as a fellow in cardiac anaesthesia. Subsequently I spent a few years practising cardiac and picked up some transoesphageal echocardiography skills. In 2012, I returned to Liverpool, my home town and joined the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, subsequently becoming anaesthetic lead for vascular and for a short, though suitably scary, time, ACHD leadI have a particular interest in trying to introduce and promote the merits of transoesphageal and transthoracic echocardiography into vascular and general anaesthesia.





Dr Dan Taylor, London

Chairing: Pro-con debate
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 15:20 to 16:10

I work at Guys and St Thomas' & Evelina Children's Hospital.

I've been a Consultant at Guys and St Thomas' for 10 years. My major work involves congenital heart surgery in children but I accidentally developed a side line in complex open aneurysm repairs. I led our Vascular Anaesthetic Department for a time and fostered links and collaborative research with our then new Peri-op physicians. 

As Chair of the Research and Audit Committee I hope to continue to support the excellent work done by VASGBI in providing grants to support our colleagues around the UK and to foster opportunities for us to collaborate across trusts via the new Linkperson network.





Dr Carolynn Wai, Manchester

Chairing: Session 7: Peri-op consideration
Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 14:10 to 15:20

I graduated from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2006 and underwent anaesthetic training within the North-West Deanery. I took up my substantive Consultant post with Lancashire Teaching Hospital in 2016 where I have regular commitments in Vascular, ENT, Paediatrics and Preop including CPEX. I am the Governance lead within the department and have additional responsibilities in undergraduate education within the University of Manchester Medical School. I also oversee the SAS group within the department.

I joined the VASGBI committee in 2023 and am a member of the Education and Training sub-committee.
Out of work and when the mum taxi service isn’t running, I enjoy playing the piano, solving sudokus and walking my dog. As with most Malaysians, I am a foodie and love trying out different cuisines in my spare time.

 

 

Dr Paul Warman, Leeds

Chairing: Session 1: Post operative complications
Monday 9th September 2024 - 11:10 to 12:20

I graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1999. I completed my anaesthetic training in the South West Peninsula Deanery before be appointed as a substantive Consultant Anaesthetist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2011, working principally at the Leeds General Infirmary. I work mainly in Vascular AnaesthesiaOrthopaedics and Trauma, Hand Surgery and in pre-operative assessment. I also have particular interests in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Risk Assessment for AAA repair and Regional Anaesthesia. I am the clinical lead for Vascular Anaesthesia at Leeds and was elected to the VASGBI committee in 2018 and subsequently took on the role of Chair of the Education and training sub committee. In 2020 I succeeded to the role of Honorary Secretary of the Society. 



 



Dr Vanessa Fludder, Brighton

Workshop: Peri-operative cardiac ultrasound
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

Dr Vanessa Fludder is a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Sussex (Brighton) whose clinical work is mainly in vascular anaesthesia and pre-operative assessment/optimisation. She is an Honorary Clinical Senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical Schools where she is course lead for the Masters programme in Perioperative Medicine. She has an interest in medical education and leads an accredited educational supervisors’ course jointly hosted by BSMS and UHS. She has developed expertise in point of care peri-operative echo and co-leads the Brighton Echo Anaesthesia Training (BEAT course). She is chair of the VASGBI education and training sub-committee. Her research interests lie in point-of-care coagulation testing.


Dr Pawan Gupta, Leeds

Workshop: Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for vascular surgery
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

TBC






Ms Helen Horton, Leeds

Workshop: Trainee and consultant workshop - Dealing with challenges as a new consultant
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session only 08:45 - 09:45

Principal Clinical Psychologist working in staff psychological support at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust







Dr Paramesh Kumara, Leeds

Workshop: Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for vascular surgery
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

Vascular Anaesthetist, Leeds General Infirmary.






Dr Tom Lawrence, Leeds

Workshop: Interpreting EEG
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

TBC







Dr Hefin Llewellyn, Liverpool

Workshop: Trainee and consultant workshop - Dealing with challenges as a new consultant
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session only 08:45 - 09:45

Hefin is currently a trainee at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Hefin graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine in 2014 and has since completed training posts within North Wales, Manchester and now Mersey.  He is currently enjoying life post exam as an ST6 trainee.  His interests include vascular and obstetric anaesthesia. 






Dr Rajiv Malhotra, Liverpool

Workshop: Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for vascular surgery
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

Dr Rajiv Malhotra is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His anaesthetic practice focuses on vascular anaesthesia, with an interest in regional anaesthesia for peripheral vascular surgery. His pain medicine practice focuses on interventional spinal procedures and the management of patients on significant opioids.





Dr Max Ridley, Leeds

Workshop: Peri-operative cardiac ultrasound
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

Dr Rajiv Malhotra is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His anaesthetic practice focuses on vascular anaesthesia, with an interest in regional anaesthesia for peripheral vascular surgery. His pain medicine practice focuses on interventional spinal procedures and the management of patients on significant opioids.






Dr Maria Safar, Liverpool

Workshop: Trainee and consultant workshop - Dealing with challenges as a new consultant

Monday 9th September 2024 - First session only 08:45 - 09:45

I graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in 1999 and completed my anaesthetic training in the Mersey region in 2010, which included a year as a fellow in cardiac anaesthesia. Subsequently I spent a few years practising cardiac and picked up some transoesphageal echocardiography skills. In 2012, I returned to Liverpool, my home town and joined the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, subsequently becoming anaesthetic lead for vascular and for a short, though suitably scary, time, ACHD leadI have a particular interest in trying to introduce and promote the merits of transoesphageal and transthoracic echocardiography into vascular and general anaesthesia.




Dr Richard Stoddart, Brighton

Workshop: Peri-operative cardiac ultrasound

Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

Dr Stoddart is a Vascular Anaesthetist in Brighton where he is the regional anaesthesia educational lead and has been an advocate of Point of Care Ultrasound since his appointment in 2016. His interest in PoCUS flourished during his Peri-Op & Cardiothoracics Fellowship in Western Australia. He holds an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer position at Brighton University and jointly introduced the third year medical school module in Clinical Ultrasound and is a director on the Brighton 'BEAT' course, teaching local anaesthetists in Focused Peri-Op Echo.




Dr Paul Warman, Leeds

Workshop: Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for vascular surgery
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

I graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1999. I completed my anaesthetic training in the South West Peninsula Deanery before be appointed as a substantive Consultant Anaesthetist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2011, working principally at the Leeds General Infirmary. I work mainly in Vascular Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Hand Surgery and in pre-operative assessment. I also have particular interests in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Risk Assessment for AAA repair and Regional Anaesthesia. I am the clinical lead for Vascular Anaesthesia at Leeds and was elected to the VASGBI committee in 2018 and subsequently took on the role of Chair of the Education and training sub committee. In 2020 I succeeded to the role of Honorary Secretary of the Society. 





Dr Manoj Wickramasinghe, Leeds

Workshop: Peri-operative cardiac ultrasound
Monday 9th September 2024 - First session 08:45 - 09:45 / second session 09:45 - 10:45

Manoj is an Anaesthetic trainee in West Yorkshire. His interests include point of care ultrasound, critical care echocardiography and all things physiology. He set up and is the course director of the Leeds FUSIC course. He is passionate about medical education, is an editor for criticalcarenorthampton.co.uk, and has set up Online Radiology for Critical and Acute care (ORCA) which is an international interactive online resource for acute care radiology education.







The VASGBI welcome sponsors and exhibitors at their annual meetings.

This year's event is at the Queens Hotel, Leeds on the 9th and 10th September 2024.  

If you are interested in sponsoring a workshop or simply exhibiting at the event then please contact Jane for further information.

A copy of the trade brochure is available here.

Thank you to our current sponsors for supporting the VASGBI ASM. 

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There are a number of rooms available at The Queens Hotel (conference venue) or other local hotels just click the link below for further information.

We would recommend booking early to ensure you secure your preferred hotel. 

VASGBI Travel Information 2024

 

Update for those Travelling by Car
Please note that the main entrance of the hotel is no longer accessible by car and local road diversions are in place. We recommend you plan ahead and allow extra time for travelling.

VASGBI Things To Do In Leeds

 

Leeds is a city at the heart of the action, bursting with life and cultural energy. A vibrant creative community, with award-winning national theatre and dance companies, a world-class arena, and a thriving independent food scene you won’t find anywhere else. A renowned retail destination, where big brands meet Victorian arcades. And a welcoming host for international sporting events, colourful carnivals, and a packed calendar of festivals and events. A skyline filled with breathtaking architecture, and a destination easily reached by road, rail and air.

Please click here for just some of the things you will find to do in Leeds. You can also find more information on the visit Leeds website.

Source: visitleeds.co.uk