From Sunday 10 - Thursday 14 August, Dr Kemp is off to Sydney for The Australasian College of Phlebology Annual Scientific Meeting for 2014, which is being held in conjunction with the XXVIth World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA). The event is also in association with the International Society for Vascular Surgery, the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology,  the Australian Wound Management Association, with participation of the Royal Society of Medicine Vascular Medicine Section, the Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group, the French Society of Vascular Medicine, the Italian Society for Angiology and Vascular Medicine, the International Surgical Thrombosis Forum and other vascular societies and institutions affiliated with the IUA.

The IUA is a Society for Vascular Biology, Medicine, Surgery and Phlebology, with the red, blue and yellow rings of the IUA logo signifying the full spectrum of arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders which will be presented at the meeting.

Vascular physicians, angiologists, cardiologists, haematologists, vascular surgeons, phlebologists, interventional radiologists, vascular sonographers, scientists, wound care specialists and vascular nurses from around the world are coming together for this unique and productive multidisciplinary scientific exchange.  Notably Dr Kurosh Parsi, the President of the Australian College of Phlebology, will be discussing topics such as haemodynamic approaches to  the management of AVMs, endovascular and interventional management of venous malformations,

The program will feature multidisciplinary symposia, key-note lectures, and workshops on a wide range of topics, including arterial and venous thrombosis, anti-thrombotic and anti-platelet drugs, aortic and arterial aneurysms, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, atherosclerotic risk factors and screening, prevention and management of acute stroke, hypertension, peripheral arterial disease, critical limb ischaemia, diabetes and related complications, endovascular treatment of arterial and venous disease, vascular malformations, lymphoedema, wound management, evidence based medicine, vascular imaging, prevention and management of venous thromboembolism and chronic venous disease.

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AuthorNicholas Kemp