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The morning of the College of Phlebology 1st International Veins Meeting

The morning sessions of the College of Phlebology 1st International Veins Meeting are complete.
Delegates have had the opportunity to listen to a packed schedule of presentations, including a live Steam Ablation of varicose veins surgical case that was performed at an operating theatre in central London and streamed live to the main auditorium. This live streaming was sponsored by Miravas
The steam ablation surgical case formed part of the ‘Focus on Thermal Ablation – Steam and Radiofrequency’ session that was chaired by Enric Roche, Chief of Vascular surgery service in Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor and Hospital General de Cataluna.
The Science, Practicals and Aesthetics Lecture Theatre was packed throughout the morning for the Vein Reflux, Obstruction and Statis session which was chaired by Professor Mark Whiteley, founder of the College of Phlebology. This popular session included presentations by Tim Fernandez-Hart and Johann Chris Ragg.
The Leg Ulcer Charity in Lecture Theatre 1 was chaired by Jacqui Fletch, an Independent Wound Care Consultant and Senior Nurse Advisor. Jacqui also presented during the session and discussed how leg ulcer and wounds are assessed in the community.
She was joined by Mr Barrie Price who discussed leg ulcers and perforating veins.
It was an interesting session which explored the subject of leg ulcers from both a nurse and surgical perspective.
All sessions throughout the morning ended with an interactive panel discussion and question and answer session.
Delegates broke for lunch and had plenty of time to interact with their peers before the busy afternoon sessions commenced.