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The College of Phlebology President to attend The 1st Kazakhstan Venous Forum!

Professor Mark Whiteley President of The College of Phlebology, has gladly accepted an invitation to speak at, the Kazakhstan Venous Forum (KVF) later this month.  He will be supported by members of The Whiteley Clinic team, Dr David Beckett and Judy Holdstock.

The KVF takes place on May 18th to the 19th in Almaty and is being held by the Kazakh Society of Phlebology. The purpose of the KVF is to improve the scientific, educational and practical level of doctors in the field of phlebology and to conduct training around new methods for diagnosing, surgical and endovascular treatment, pharmacotherapy, compression therapy of vein diseases, and exchange scientific and practical experience with phlebology specialists. A medical exhibition of new medical technologies will also be held to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases.

The Whiteley Clinic faculty are honoured to be attending the KVF, find out a little bit more about them here:

Professor Mark Whiteley

Mark is an internationally renowned Consultant Venous Surgeon specialising in the treatment of varicose veins and other venous conditions.
He trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and was a surgical lecturer at Oxford University from 1995 to 1998. Mark was appointed Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 1998 and performed the UK’s first endovenous ‘keyhole’ surgery for varicose veins in March 1999.

Dr David Beckett  

David Beckett is an interventional radiologist with a special interest in minimally invasive vascular procedures. Having trained at St Georges Medical School and qualifying in 2000, David went on to gain his radiology experience in hospitals in Birmingham and Sheffield. He spent 2 years as an Endovascular Fellow at the Sheffield Vascular Institute before being appointed Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2008.
David joined The Whiteley Clinic in early 2010, adopting the Whiteley Protocol® to treat his varicose vein patients. He conducts regular local anaesthetic operating lists at the clinic, whilst also continuing his work within the NHS.

Judy Holdstock

Judy is from the North East of England where she trained in radiography in the early 1980’s and gained a post-graduate qualification in Diagnostic Ultrasound in 1989. In 1990 she became Chief Sonographer at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle before moving to Tasmania, Australia as Chief Sonographer at the Royal Hobart Hospital. On return to the UK in 1998, Judy became Ultrasound Superintendent at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where she met Prof. Mark Whiteley and set up a vascular ultrasound service.
Judy, alongside Mark Whiteley, performed the UK’s first minimally invasive varicose vein procedure in March 1999. Their mutual interest in diagnosis and treatment of complex varicose veins led to the inception of The Whiteley Clinic in 2003. Judy is now Chief Sonographer at the Whiteley Clinic and has a specialist interest in the diagnosis of pelvic and ovarian varicose veins in addition to ultrasound guidance of minimally invasive varicose vein treatment.

The Faculty have exciting and interesting presentations to share with attendees and will be moderating during the second day from 11am.

The Whiteley Clinic Faculty programme includes:

  • Superficial Veins: Function and Pathophysiology
  • Thermal and Non-Thermal Ablation techniques
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Duplex Ultrasound for Pelvic Venous disorders
  • Duplex Ultrasound Diagnosis and patterns of reflux in primary and recurrent leg varicose viens
  • Ultrasound guidance for minimally invasive treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Pelvic Venous anatomy
  • Pelvic Vein Embolisation: techniques, tips and tricks

For more information on KVF please visit their website here –