BSET Annual Meeting 2017

The BSET meeting is the only dedicated UK meeting for the presentation of endovascular research

 Its unique format encourages high level discussion and participation and the meeting faculty attracts world leading endovascular specialists

This year's programme will include:

Guest lectures by:

  • Dr Firas Mussa, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York
  • Dr Peter Neglen, Consultant in Venous Disease, SP Vascular Centre, Cyprus
  • Dr Hence Verhagen, Chief of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam

Quick fire debates with invited speakers 

Chee Soong Lecture by Professor Mike Horrocks

Society sponsor presentations

BSET Fellowship updates

Abstract presentations. The prize abstracts will be published on-line in the EJVES.

The meeting is a two day residential meeting at Tortworth Court Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire, commencing at 9am on Thursday 29th June and finishing on Friday 30th June at 2pm.

The fee for all two-day delegates includes:

29th June: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee; lunch; evening dinner and overnight accommodation

30th June: Breakfast; morning tea/coffee and lunch

Day delegate rates include lunch and tea/coffee only


A National Vascular Training Day will be held on Wednesday 28th June providing hands-on, interactive endovascular training.  Numbers are limited to 30, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.   Delegates attending the National Vascular Training Day will receive a reduced registration fee to attend the two day BSET meeting, as well as dinner on Wednesday evening and rounder's match.


For details of industry registration and sponsorship packages, please email


 9 CPD points have been awarded by the RCSEd

Download the final programme here


Highlights of the meeting include:

- Rouleaux Club Symposium on Training in Endovascular Procedures

- Chee Soong Lecture by Professor Mike Horrocks on Getting it right first time

- Guest Lectures:

  • Deep venous stenting - Dr Peter Neglen
  • Acute aortic syndrome: Current concepts - Dr Firas Mussa
  • How can we rationalise aortic stent surveillance - Dr Hence Verhagen
  • Endovenous treatments for venous ulceration - current concepts and the EVRA trial - Mr Manj Gohel

- Presentations:

  • The Aortic Arch - Dr Ulrich Rosendahl and Dr Mo Hamady
  • Managing services in the NHS: GIRFT and Commissioning

- Quick Fire Debates

- The paper that changed my practice

- Vascular Society session on ASPIRE; Training and the Curriculum

- Abstract presentations


9 CPD points have been awarded by the RCSEd


The registration fee for Thursday/Friday includes one night's accommodation at Tortworth Court Hotel, and dinner.

Delegates attending the National Vascular Training Day will have two night's accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday) with dinner on both nights.

No accommodation will be reserved for day delegates





The meeting will be held at Tortworth Court Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH


Tel:01454 263000


The local railway station is Yate station, located about 20 minutes away. The closest main line station is Bristol Parkway station, and is roughly a 30 minute commute.

For travel by car, use the following navigation coordinates 51.6298464, -2.4408838, and postcode (GL12 8HH) to find the hotel. Free parking is available on site.

From the North:

Leave the M5 at Junction 14. Follow the B4509 towards Wotton. On the B4509, go up the hill and take the first right into Tortworth road. After half a mile, the hotel is on the right hand side up a long drive.

From the South:

Leave M5 at junction 14, signposted to Dursley. At the T junction turn right onto the B4509 and follow directions above.

Bristol Airport is a 40 minute drive from De Vere Tortworth Estate via the M5. A typical taxi fare is £30.










The Rouleaux Club is holding its popular National Vascular Training Day on Wednesday 28th June at Tortworth Court Hotel. The day comprises guest lectures and hands-on, interactive workstation experience in the following specialist areas:

  • Standard EVAR: Know your grafts
  • Complex EVAR
  • Thoracic, dissection and trauma
  • Chronic limb ischaemia
  • Extracranial and upper limb

 The day will be arranged as follows:

The morning session will involve update talks and case based discussion in your chosen area.

The afternoon will then comprise practical sessions on EVAR planning and simulators led by industry and faculty.

Registration is open to trainees, and is limited to 30 delegates on a first-come-first-served basis.

The registration fee of £250 includes entry to the Training Day and the two-day BSET meeting; two nights accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday night) and dinner on both nights.

Download the programme here





Poster Instructions

Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and are required to be set up on the posterboard by 10.30am on Thursday 29th June.

The posterboards are 1m x 1m in size and so your poster should be no bigger than A1 (594 x 841 mm).  It can be either portrait or landscape.



Poster 1: Early experience with the Altura stent-graft

C Lowe1 D Seriki1 D Murray2 S Richardson1 J Ghosh1  
1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital South Manchester 2Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary  

Poster 2: Lower Limb Diagnostic Angiography for peripheral vascular disease, are we exposing our patients to unnecessary risks?

A Elshiekh F Kahloon A Mahmood  
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Poster 3: One stop dual treatment for Varicose Veins, is it associated with higher success rates and lower re-treatment rates?

A Elshiekh N Matharu A Vepa
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Poster 4: Selective puncture of the superficial femoral artery for antegrade angioplasty is safe and effective

H Britton A Tiwari
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust   

Poster 5: Early Experience of Complex EVAR at a Major Trauma Centre in the UK

A Jones C Oliver J Harding A Vohrah K Ivancev C Imray D Higman S Sayed D Srinivasamurthy N Matharu A Mahmood O Agu
Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW)  

Poster 6: Bypass surgery for chronic lower limb ischaemia

I Asghar G S Georgiadis S A Antoniou R R Makar J D Smout F Torella G A Antoniou  
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester

Poster 7: Online distance learning supports academic development of Vascular Surgeons

U Tufail-Hanif1 PJ Burns2 OJ Garden1 AL Tambyraja2  
1University of Edinburgh 2Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh  

Poster 8: A Comparison of Manual and 3D Modalities for Predicting Nellix Polymer Volume

N A Mughal A Elbasty M Delbridge  
Department of Vascular Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital  

Poster 9: Non-device specific audit of endovascular interventions within the Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA). Is there a need for protocolised care?

MM Yan MM Chowdhury PA Coughlin
Department of Vascular Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Poster 10: Arterio-arterial prosthetic loop, a reliable alternative approach for hemodialysis
NMM Hamada M Zaki AM Salem 

Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt  

Poster 11: A systematic review of ruptured popliteal artery aneurysms

J Akman1 E Kastogridakis1, 2 G A Antoniou1  
1Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals, United Kingdom 2Academic Surgery Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester, United Kingdom  

Poster 12: Provision of simulation-based training (SBT) within UK vascular surgery training programmes

V Robertson R Davies
Department of Vascular Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary  

Poster 13: Single institution experience and midterm results with the Ovation stent graft system

NS Greaves J Ghosh D Seriki
University Hospital of South Manchester  

Poster 14: Investigating the role of education and socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes following lower-limb bypass surgery

A Tulloch1, 2  AH Morbi1, 2 C Pettengell1, 2 G Martin1,2 AE Sharrock1,2 CD Bicknell1,2  
1Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London  2Imperial Vascular Unit, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London  

Poster 15: Single centre experience of establishing a FEVAR service

A Duncan G Saggu S Whitaker R O'Neill G Ramjas A Oluwole SL Khan
Department of Vascular Surgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust  

Poster 16: Do EndoAnchors provide benefits in preventing and treating endoleaks and graft migration in patients with challenging proximal aortic neck anatomy?

Sadia Tasleem, Royal Oldham Hospital

Speaker information for BSET Annual Meeting: 29th-30th June


The main auditorium at the conference will have PowerPoint, lectern microphone and lapel mic (if required).

Questions will be managed by the chair of the sessions in the normal manner.

When preparing your presentation please follow the guidelines below:

  1. The default programme for presentations is MS PowerPoint.
  2. Presentations should be in 4:3 format

If you would like to use other systems, such as MAC, please contact us to ensure compatibility.

  1. Please bring your presentation on a USB memory stick or SD card
  2. Any video clips you plan to embed in your presentation should have the link to your clip included in the same file as your presentation.
  3. On arrival at the venue, please come direct to the registration desk at the hotel (not the main hotel reception). You will be able to collect your badge and will be directed to the speaker preview room where your presentation can be checked and uploaded.
  4. The use of your own laptop is not permitted.

The speaker preview room will be open from 7.30am on Thursday 29th June and Friday 30th June.

All speakers should attend the speaker preview room at least an hour ahead of their presentation to ensure it has been loaded correctly.   

If you have any questions or want to discuss anything in advance regarding your presentation, please contact Jeanette Oliver at or 07943 045356.

Hence JM Verhagen is a Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Erasmus Unviersity Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  He completed his medical degree in 1992 and defended his thesis entitled "Cell seeding on Vascular Grafts" in 1996, both at Utrecht University.  During his vascular fellowship at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, he developed a special interest in minimally invasive endovascular therapies and the endovascular treatment of aneurysms.  In 2002 Dr Verhagen accepted a position as Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery held at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht.  In 2007 he was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre in Rotterdam.  As an early adopted of advanced endovascular treatments, he has acquired an international reputation in this field.  He has organised a large number of basic and advanced courses organized for EVAR and Tevar and is the founder of the Dutch course on peripheral percutaneous vascular interventions for vascular surgeons.  Prof. Hence Verhagen has a specific interest in aortic intervention, including state-of-the-art endovascular techniques, in which he has extensive experience.  Furthermore, his specific expertise includes dynamic imaging of aortic pathology, carotid surgery, chronic intestinal ischemia and peripheral vascular interventions.


Firas F Mussa, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Centre. Having been an investigator in more than 20 clinical trials, Dr. Mussa is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader in the treatment of aortic dissection. Dr. Mussa was the first physician from New York to become a member of the prestigious International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD). He serves on the Editorial Board of Vascular, Vascular Endovascular Surgery, Endovascular Today and Reviewer for Lancet, Annals of Surgery, and Distinguished Reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Mussa’s ultimate passion is educating the next generation of leaders in vascular surgery. He has been actively involved teaching, mentoring and training medical students, residents and fellows


Dr Peter Neglen received his medical degree at University of Lund, Sweden in 1974. After completing his internship, he continued with Residency in General Surgery at the University of Lund. His subspecialty training focused on vascular surgery. It was at that time obligatory to perform in-depth research at the University simultaneously with clinical training. In 1980, Dr Neglen received a PhD in Surgery defending his thesis: “Aortic Clamping –Skeletal muscle metabolism and central circulation during abdominal reconstructive vascular surgery for arteriosclerotic disease.” In 1981 he was Board Certified in General Surgery in Sweden. This was followed by a clinical research fellowship at Duke University, North Carolina, for one year. In 1988, he was appointed Docent (Associated Professor) at the University of Lund. He was part of a team of surgeons developing the Dept of Surgery at Kuwait University from 1983. This endeavor was interrupted by the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, when Dr Neglen joined Professor Raju at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS, for one year as a visiting professor. After returning to the Middle East to become a Professor at the United Arab Emirates University in Abu Dhabi, he obtained a license to practice surgery in Mississippi, and joined Dr Raju in Jackson in private practice from 1997 to 2011.

Dr. Neglen has now retired from full clinical service and resides in Cyprus. He works as a consultant in venous disease at SP Vascular Center. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Veniti, Inc., Proctor and Speaker for Volcano Europe, Speaker for Cook Medical and Director of the European Venous Forum Hands-on Workshop on Venous Disease (EVF HOW) and Board Member of European Venous Forum.


BSET is grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the meeting:

 Society Sponsors





Gold Sponsors:



Bronze sponsors:





Download the 2016 programme here

Download the 2015 programme here


National Vascular Training Day         

National Vascular Training Day2015 Guest Speakers

2015 Guest Speakers

 The successful rounders team!

The successful rounders team!Wednesday night BBQ

                                                          Wednesday night BBQ