BSET Annual Meeting 2019

BSET 2019: Thursday 27th - Friday 28th 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:

  • Use of advanced endovascular techniques for salvage of failing aortic stent grafts: Mark Farber
  • Strategies for achieving a uniluminal aorta after type B aortic dissection:  Germano Melissano
  • Access considerations for endovascular aortic intervention: Barend Mees
  • Contemporary techniques for distal lower limb endovascular revascularisation: David Shaw
  • Cost effectiveness of acute DVT treatment: Steve Black

Quick Fire Debates:

  • The evidence for raised mortality related to drug eluting technologies suggests we should stop using until further evaluation: Chris Twine vs Sanjay Patel
  • Radically new endovascular technologies should not be used outside of clinical trials that require ethical approval: Germano Melissano vs Mark Farber

Trauma session:

  • How to train for trauma surgery in 2019: Ross Davenport
  • Aortic interventions for trauma: Mark Edwards
  • Endovascular strategies for treatment of solid organs after trauma: Martin Griffiths

 The Presidents' Debate:

  • The evidence for endovascular aortic repair is weak, open is best:  Rachel Bell vs Ian Loftus

- Case Discussions

- Chee Soong Lecture by Mr Jonathan Boyle, Vascular Society Audit Committee Chair

- BSET Fellowship Report

- BSET update session

 - Vascular Society session

- Rouleaux Club Symposium, to include Guest Lecture by Barend Mees on Vascular Training in the Netherlands and Training for the Future.

- Abstract presentations, including Aortic and Peripheral prize sessions.  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 27th June and finishing on Friday 28th June at 2pm.

The fee for all two-day delegates includes:

27th June: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee; lunch; evening dinner and overnight accommodation

28th 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 26th 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




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.










 Download the final programme here


10.5 hours of CPD has been awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - RCSEd02271


The meeting has been approved COMPLIANT by MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


The Rouleaux Club is holding its popular National Vascular Training Day on Wednesday 26th June at Tortworth Court Hotel. The day comprises guest lectures and hands-on, interactive workstation experience on aortic and peripheral simulators.

Download the final programme here

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.

The registration fee of £300 includes entry to the Training Day and the two-day BSET meeting; two nights accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday night) and dinner on both nights.





Speaker information for BSET Annual Meeting: 27th-28th 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 16:9 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 would like included in your presentation should be brought with you on a memory stick or sd card.

The use of your own laptop is not permitted.


On arrival at the venue, please come direct to the registration desk in the atrium of 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.


The speaker preview room will be open from 7.30am on Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th 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.


Poster Instructions

Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and are required to be set up on the posterboard by 10.30am on Thursday 27th 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 No: 1

The use of mobile technology to augment exercise therapy for intermittent claudication

Mahim Qureshi1, Samantha Greenfield2, Kaji Sritharan3

1Royal Free Hospital, London 2London Northwest Hospitals NHS Trust, London 3Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool


Poster No: 2

Atherectomy for peripheral arterial disease

Bethany Wardle1, Graeme Ambler1,2, Robert Hinchliffe1,2, Christopher Twine1,2

1North Bristol Trust, Bristol 2University of Bristol, Bristol

Poster No: 3

Preoperative cardiac stress testing in patients undergoing vascular surgery: preliminary results of a systematic review

Sarah Nduwayo1, John Houghton1, Andrew Nickinson1, Coral Pepper2, Tanya Payne1, Greg McMahon1,3, Matt Bown1,3, Gerry McCann1, Rob Sayers1,3

1Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester 2Library Service, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester 3Leicester Vascular Institute, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester


Poster No: 4

Screening for popliteal artery aneurysms in patients undergoing non-elective abdominal aortic aneurysms interventions: is it worthwhile?

Andrew Khallaf, Shady Zaki, Monica Boughdady, Hussien Rabee, Ragai Makar

Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, Chester


Poster No: 5

An audit of hybrid reconstruction of the iliofemoral segment

Caitlin MacLeod, Morven Allan, Stuart Suttie, Murray Flett, Graeme Guthrie

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee


Poster No: 6

Outcomes for patients turned down for treatment following detection of aneurysms by the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

Katherine Stenson, Peter Holt, Ian Loftus

St George's Vascular Institute, London


Poster No: 7

Prognostic review and time-to-event data meta-analysis of endovascular aneurysm repair outside versus within instructions for use of aortic endograft devices

Assad Khan1, George Antoniou1,2, Maciej Juszczak3, Ranjeet Narlawar4, Stavros Antoniou5, Miltos Matsagkas6, Konstantinos Donas7, Jean-Paul de Vries8

1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham 2Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester 3Birmingham Complex Aortic Team, University Hospitals of Birmingham, Birmingham. 4Department of Radiology, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham 5Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus 6Department of Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece 7Department of Vascular Surgery, St Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany 8Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands


Poster No: 8

Effect of low skeletal muscle mass on post-operative survival of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm: A prognostic factor review and meta-analysis of time-to-event data

Assad Khan1, George Antoniou1,2, Djamila Rojoa1, Stavros Antoniou3, Aws Al-Fahad4, Francesco Torella5, Maciej Juszczak6

1Department of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Manchester 2Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, 3Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. 4Department of Radiology, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, 5Liverpool Vascular and Endovascular Service, Liverpool 6Birmingham Complex Aortic Team, University Hospitals of Birmingham, Birmingham


Poster No: 9

Large diameter aortic neck in endovascular aneurysm repair: A prognostic factor review and meta-analysis of time-to-event data

Kerry Burke1, George Antoniou1,2

1Department of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Manchester 2Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester


Poster No: 10

Persistent Type II Endoleaks – Does thrombus burden matter?

J Nicholls, EN Kirkham, P Ireland, L Haslam, S Paravastu, SR Kulkarni

Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham


Download the 2018 programme here

Download the 2017 programme here

Download the 2016 programme here

Download the 2015 programme here








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


 Society Sponsors



Gold Sponsors:






Silver sponsors:



Bronze sponsors:




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 early bird deadline is Friday 31st May.


BSET 2019 Registration Fees:

National Vascular Training Day - Wednesday 26th June and BSET Annual M... £300.00
Consultants: Thursday/Friday £400.00
Trainees: Thursday/Friday £195.00
Nurses, Medical Students, Radiographers: Thursday/Friday £145.00
Consultants: Day Delegate - Thursday only £250.00
Trainees: Day Delegate - Thursday only £155.00
Nurses, Medical Students, Radiographers - Thursday only £125.00
Consultants: Day Delegate - Friday only £250.00
Trainees: Day Delegate - Friday only £155.00
Nurses, Medical Students, Radiographers - Friday only £125.00
Industry Representatives £550.00
Consultant: Thursday & Friday (no accommodation) £300.00
Trainee: Thursday & Friday (no accommodation) £150.00
Industry day delegate £350.00
National Vascular Training Day - Wednesday 26th June £150.00







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