BSET Endovascular Training Course 2019

This innovative two-day course will provide extensive hands-on practical training in the principles and practicalities of endovascular management of vascular diseases, aimed at senior vascular trainees and new consultants.  Attendees will be mentored in small groups by senior members of BSET and key industry personnel.


Download the provisional programme here


11 hours CPD has been awarded by the RCS(Ed)


The course has been approved as Compliant by Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


The registration fee for the two day course is £425.  

This includes the cost of overnight accommodation and dinner on Thursday 28th March, and lunch on both days.

Places are limited to 20 and are available on a first-come first-served basis.


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


Tel:01454 263000

The local railway station is Yate station, located about 20 minutes from 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 training course will comprise four sessions through which each group will rotate.   

Session 5 will incorporate all the issues discussed in the previous sessions and will be in the form of a MDT situation.

11 hours CPD has been awarded by the RCS(Ed)

Session 1:

Principles and practicalities of endovascular management of vascular diseases (including lower limb simulator)

Faculty: Chris Twine, Rob Williams, Paddy Coughlin

Sponsor: Cook

Wire and catheters – what is needed to stock the endovascular suite

Paddy Coughlin

Planning your endovascular case: preprocedure / periprocedure / postprocedure factors  (things to touch upon  include imaging requirements / patient factors / when to perform retrograde and antegrade approach) – case based discussion approach.

Chris Twine

Management of complications / bail outs following the endovascular management of lower limb PAD (what types of complications, what do you need available to treat the complications and how do you perform them).

Rob Williams


Session 2:  Complexities and controversies in the management of lower limb PAD – how to treat

Faculty: James McCaslin, Patrick Chong, Rao Vallabhaneni, Murray Flett

Sponsor: Gore

For each of the following, the aim will be to deliver a case based / interactive discussion incorporating the contemporary evidence on how to treat each of these difficult clinical situations (specific with regard to open vs endovascular).

Each session approximately 30 minutes.

TASC D+ - aortoiliac occlusion:  Rao Vallabhaneni

The management of EIA occlusion:  Patrick Chong

The management of TASC D SFA lesions:  James McCaslin

The management of occlusion of the infrapopliteal trifurcation:  Murray Flett


Session 3: The management of ruptured AAA

Faculty: Rachel Bell, Ian Nordon, Paul Bevis, Paul Hayes

Sponsor: Endologix / Gettinge

In this session the attendees will be split into two groups – one half doing the simulator and pathways of care / the other half concentrating on the endovascular management for rAAA.

EVAR for rAAA:  Paul Hayes

Complex juxtarenal – role of chimneys / custom made FEVAR – does it have a role in the management of rAAA: Paul Bevis

Pathways of care for managing patients with a ruptured AAA: Ian Nordon

Open surgery for a rAAA  - small talk and use of simulators: Rachel Bell


Session 4: Thoracic aortic dissections: the whole condition – what to treat, when to treat, how to treat

Faculty: Bijan Modarai, Seamus Harrison, Simon Neequaye, Rick Gibbs

Sponsor: Medtronic

What is the current evidence base? What is missing?:  Seamus Harrison

How to treat an acute type B aortic dissection:  Simon Neequaye

How to treat a chronic type B aortic dissection:  Bijan Modarai

Simulator – deployment of a thoracic endovascular stent:  Rick Gibbs