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ASiT Basic Skills in Vascular Surgery - ASiT 2018 Pre-Conference Course


VENUE: Edinburgh International Conference Centre - Platform 5 area

Friday 6th April 2018

This one-day course is the first of its kind focused on junior doctors at all levels irrespective of their specialty of interest.  The course will teach a variety of skills and fundamental knowledge required by junior doctors using a mixture of interactive case based discussions, lectures and practical skills on animal tissue models using real PTFE grafts.  At the end of the course, you will be comfortable in the assessment of patients with vascular emergencies, the interpretation of vascular investigations and the application of basic vascular practical skills required at your level.

This course can be booked through the on-line conference registration system when registering for the conference

Course Conveners: Dev Mittapalli & Ayoola Awopetu

Target audience: FY1 and FY2 trainees, Core trainees (CST) and ST1-2 trainees

Please note this course is not a standalone course, and in order to be eligible to attend, you must register for the ASiT 2018 Conference.

Learning outcomes - what to expect:

  • To become confident in assessing and dealing with vascular emergencies
  • To learn interpretation of vascular investigations
  • To practice vascular anastamosis
  • To understand principles of Endovascular surgery
  • To get career advice from experts


0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0915 Course Overview
0915 - 0930 Principles of Vascular Surgery
0930 - 1000 Vascularemergencies - Case Based Discussions
1000 - 1020 Acute Limb threat
1020 - 1040 Management of Varicose veins - Case based discussion
1040 - 1100 Coffee
1100 - 1130 Vascular investigations (Angiograms)
1130 - 1150 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Practical
1150 - 1215 Amputations
1215 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 End-to-side Anastamoses - Practical
1400 - 1500 Parachute Technique AAA repair - Practical
1500 - 1530 Principles of Endovascular Surgery
1530 - 1545 Coffee
1545 - 1615 Careers and CV advice
1615 - 1645 Close and Feedback

The course will conclude with a free evening drinks reception and canapés from 1800.

For further information please contact

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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