SPEAKERS

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Mr Lukla Biasi

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's Health Partners and Tunbridge Wells Hospital

 

Mr Lukla Biasi is an experienced vascular and endovascular surgeon with a dedicated commitment to the sub-specialty of lower limb revascularisation.  He graduated with distinguished honours from the University of Bologna and completed the specialist training at the University Hospital of Parma- Italy, where he was appointed consultant vascular surgeon in 2009.  Mr Biasi took up his consultant vascular appointment at Guy's and St Thomas’-KHP in 2016. He is currently the lead for Lower Limb Revascularisation, fore-fronting cutting edge endovascular treatments. He has a specialist interest in complex wound management, digital health literacy and telemedicine.  Mr Biasi has published on international peer-reviewed journals and is, at present, editorial board member of the Vascular & Endovascular Review Journal (VER) and reviewer for the Ann Vasc Surg, EJVS, BJS, VES and others.  Lukla is supporting the charitable sector (Leg Club Foundation) and advocating for marginalised population.

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Mr Patrick Chong

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

Mr. Patrick Chong is the Vascular Lead for the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Services at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Tri-Counties Diabetic Foot Symposium. He serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET).

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Dr Gregory Makris M.D, Ph.D,DIC, FRCR

Consultant in Endovascular and Interventional Radiology, 
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

IDr Gregory Makris is an consultant in endovascular and interventional radiology (IR) at Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London and a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiology. He graduated from the medical school of Athens in 2007 with a distinction and then pursued a Ph.D in vascular surgery at Imperial College of London, UK. This was followed by an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in clinical imaging at Cambridge University and a fellowship in endovascular and interventional radiology at Oxford University Hospitals, UK.Dr Makris is passionate about research and he is the main author of many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, member of the CVIR endovascular journal editorial board as well as peer reviewer for a number of international journals. He is also the past-chairman of the European forum for interventional radiology trainees (ETF) under the auspices of CIRSE and past chair of the BSIR trainee committee (2018-2019) with significant work on understanding and improving IR training standards in Europe at an undergraduate and postgraduate level (https://www.cirse.org/trainees/etf-subcommittee-projects/).    His main interests include vascular and women’s health, IR education  and raising awareness around the role of IR in global health.

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Professor Raphael Coscas

Raphael COSCAS, MD, PhD, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Ambroise Paré Hospital and Paris-Saclay University, France

Raphael COSCAS is consultant vascular surgeon at the Ambroise Paré University Hospital, AP-HP, Boulogne-Billancourt and is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Versailles-Saint-Quentin and Paris-Saclay Universities. He has a clinical and research focus on complex endovascular techniques, especially at the level of the abdominal aorta and the lower limb arteries. Raphael COSCAS is an editorial board member of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES) and member of the guidelines committee of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS).

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Mr Robert Davies

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Leicester

Mr. Davies is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust and an honorary senior lecturer in medical education at the University of Leicester. His area of sub-specialist interest is critical limb threatening ischaemia & limb salvage and he specialises in both complex open and endovascular revascularisation procedures of the lower limb. Mr. Davies is the Clinical Director for the UHL Vascular Limb Salvage Service and has pioneered the Vascular Limb Salvage Academy for which he was awarded  ‘most inspiring role model’ by the University Hospitals of Leicester. He maintains an active research profile in both clinical and educational fields of practice and is widely published. He is a member of the UK Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) for Vascular Surgery, Board of Examiners for the FRCS Vascular Surgery.

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Rachael Forsythe

ST7 Vascular Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

 

Rachael is a vascular surgery registrar in Edinburgh, having also trained in Bristol, London and Dundee.  She is President Elect of the Rouleaux Club and an executive committee member of VERN. She was awarded a PhD in molecular imaging of abdominal aortic aneurysms, receiving a number of prizes for this work, and continues to pursue academic interests alongside full-time clinical training.  She is past secretary of the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot PAD Committee, having helped produce the 2020 guidelines on the management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers and PAD.  Outside work, she enjoys living in the country with her family and has recently taken up cycling.

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Mr Sanjay Patel

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Departmental Co-Lead for Education and Training, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Mr Athanasios Saratzis

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Honorary Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, University of Leicester, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

I am currently an Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery with a clinical interest relating to peripheral artery disease and complex endovascular revascularisation. I lead a broad research programme, with a focus on complex clinical interventions and clinical trials. This is supported by an NIHR Advanced Fellowship and several other research grants (public and commercial funders).

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Mr Chris Twine

Chris Twine Consultant Vascular Surgeon, North Bristol NHS trust

Chris Twine is a vascular surgeon in Bristol in the UK. He has a clinical and research focus on improving outcomes for patients with chronic limb threatening ischaemia and major lower limb amputation. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, is an associate editor of CVIR endovascular and is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular surgery. He is a member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) guidelines steering committee where he is chairing the upcoming ESVS antithrombotic guideline, is a member of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy council where he is chair of the research committee and is a member of the Vascular Society peripheral arterial disease special interest group where he is lead for the intervention strategies theme.