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The start of The International Veins Meeting 2017

It has been a busy start to day one of the College of Phlebology 1st International Veins Meeting.

By 09.00 the super efficient front of house team had welcomed and registered the majority of day one delegates so they were ready for the welcome speech from Professor Mark Whiteley which started promptly at 09.00 in the main auditorium.

The conference lanyard has a built in USB stick so each of the delegates has a copy of the complete program and presentations available at their fingertips. Delegates can also download a conference app that has all the important information to keep them up to date with everything related to the conference, including venue information, registration details, session descriptions and much more.

The conference has been 12 months in the making since Professor Mark Whiteley first had the idea. Having regularly attended national and international meetings for 20 years, he felt there was room for another veins meeting – but only if it offered something new.

The College of Phlebology conference will focus on one subject at a time and take it from basic understanding, through the latest advances, show how this works in practice and then allows delegates to ask questions.

Spread over 3 days, each day the main stream will concentrate on one subject at a time, including thermal ablation, non-thermal ablation, pelvic vein embolization, perforator vein disease and venous leg ulcers.

Each subject will be followed through in order, allowing all delegates to find their own level of understanding of the subject and then add it to their knowledge.

Each of the sessions will last for 3-4 hours, enabling 2 subjects each day to be explored in great depth and detail.

The mantra for the next three days?

  • Learn
  • Understand
  • Watch
  • Ask
It promises to be a busy and informative three days!