BSET Annual Meeting 2018

BSET 2018: Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd June

The BSET meeting is the only dedicated UK meeting for endovascular research, training and education

 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:

  • Stroke in TEVAR: What are the mechanisms and how to prevent - Professor Tilo Koelbel
  • The future of distal endovascular revascularisation - Dr Andrej Schmidt
  • Endovascular treatment of the thoracoabdominal aorta: up to date techniques and evidence - Dr Anders Wanhainen
  • Paradigm shifts in venous ulcer treatment - Professor Alun Davies

- Chee Soong Lecture by Professor Ian Loftus on A safe and sustainable aortic service: Lessons from history

- Quick Fire Debates:

  • Endovascular treatment of crural lesions is not durable: Surgery is the answer
  • The dangers of oversizing in TEVAR for aortic dissection are over-rated: Undersizing is more dangerous
  • Angioplasty/stenting of the deep vein is the latest fad - it won't last

- The paper that changed my practice

- BSET Fellowship updates

 - Vascular Society session

- Rouleaux Club Symposium on Run through training in vascular surgery and the endovascular curriculum

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

- Poster presentations

The meeting is a two day residential meeting at Tortworth Court Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire, commencing at 9am on Thursday 21st June and finishing on Friday 22nd June at 2pm.

The fee for all two-day delegates includes:

21st June: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee; lunch; evening dinner and overnight accommodation

22nd 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 20th 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.


For details of industry registration and sponsorship packages, please email


We are pleased to announce that the BSET Annual Meeting has been approved as compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice



 Download the draft programme here


10.5 hours CPD has been awarded by the RCSEd - RCSEd02077

The Rouleaux Club is holding its popular National Vascular Training Day on Wednesday 20th June at Tortworth Court Hotel. The day comprises guest lectures and hands-on, interactive workstation experience on aortic and peripheral simulators.

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

  • Standard EVAR
  • Complex EVAR 
  • Thoracic/Dissection and Trauma
  • Extracranial/Upper Limb
  • Chronic Limb Ischaemia

The afternoon will then comprise practical sessions on aortic and peripheral lower limb simulators led by industry and faculty.

Professor Anders Wanhainen, Professor of Surgery and Clinical Chief, Uppsala University Sweden, will give the closing lecture on Disease specific endovascular treatment of aortic dissection.

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.





Poster Instructions

Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and are required to be set up on the posterboard by 10.30am on Thursday 20th 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.

Download the poster abstracts here


Poster number: 1

Utilising a 4f sheath first approachin the percutaneous management of lower limb peripheral vascular disease

Alok Tiwari, University Hospitals Birmingham

Poster number: 2

Local and National Experience of Spinal Drainage in Complex TEVAR: is it time for UK guidelines?

Huw Davies, UHCW

Poster number: 3

Systematic review and meta-analysis of very urgent carotid intervention for symptomatic carotid disease

David Milgrom, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Poster number: 4

An audit of totally percutaneous EVAR (pEVAR) for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Przemysław Orawiec, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Poster number: 5

Outcomes in type-B aortic dissection: A time for change in the management of Acute Aortic Syndrome (AAS) and the development of a trainee led UK-AAS registry

Matthew Popplewell, University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire

Poster number: 6

The use of 18-Fluorine Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (18F-FDG PET) scan for the detection of vascular prosthetic graft infections (VPGI): A diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis

Djamila Rojoa, Royal Oldham Hospital

Poster number: 7

Decision making for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in women

Andrew Duncan, University of Leicester

Poster number: 8

Single centre experience with the Aptus Heli-FX EndoAnchor System in the management of aortic aneurysms

Nicholas Greaves, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

Poster number: 9

Surgeon Modified Stent graft, Feasible endovascular bailout in emergency!

Alex Rodway, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Poster number: 10

Onyx Syndrome Post embolization for Type II endoleak!

Alex Rodway, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Poster number: 11

Meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of local versus general anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy

Djamila Rojoa, The Royal Oldham Hospital

Poster number: 12

The introduction and evolution of an innovative endovascular device for venous arterialisation: A systematic analysis of current practice

Rachael Morley, Bristol Centre for Surgical Research

Poster number: 13

Carotid –Subclavian Bypass (CSB) – Is Routine Trans-Cranial Doppler (TCD) Indicated to Reduce Neurological Adverse Events?

Huw Davies, UHCW

Poster number: 14

Emergency embolization of ruptured renal artery aneurysm

(Sharon) Yen Ming Chan, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Poster number: 15

Open versus endovascular intervention for chronic mesenteric ischaemia: A systematic review

Abhilash Sudarsanam, Basildon University Hospital

Poster number: 16

Endobag separation- An ominous sign after endovascular aneurysm sealing with the Nellix device

Sadia Tasleem, The Royal Oldham Hospital

Poster number: 17

Type A aortic dissection with visceral malperfusion; should malperfusion be treated prior to central aortic repair? A systematic review and summary of best evidence.

Joe Wiltshire, St George's Vascular Institute

Poster number: 18

Exploring Factors Influencing Outcome in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair [TEVAR]

Ian Nordon, University of Southampton

Poster number: 19

Evaluation of the Utility of Endovascular Sealing for Aortic Aneurysmal Disease

Maclyn Augustine, University of Southampton


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.










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