Leg Ulcer Charity at The College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Meeting

15th – 17th March 2017

30 Euston Square, London, N1 2FB

The College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Meeting was a great success.

The meeting was held on 15th, 16th and 17 March 2017, in an iconic London venue, close to Euston station.

The Leg Ulcer Charity hosted 3 days of live demonstrations, workshops and educational sessions.

30-euston-square330-euston-square2During the conference there were lectures, live operations and workshops all relating to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of leg ulcers. It was run by experts in leg ulcers and scientists involved in understanding the best ways to assess and treat different leg ulcers.

Discussions and workshops included:

  • Assessing the vascular status – both arteries and veins
  • Compression bandaging – different ways to apply compression and when not to compress
  • Ulcer dressings – new and old
  • Exercise and mobility
  • Devices to help venous pumping in the immobile patient
  • Nutrition in the leg ulcer patient
  • New devices to help ulcer healing
  • Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy for stasis veins under leg ulcers
  • Choosing the right patient where local anaesthetic endovenous surgery might cure a leg ulcer
  • Post thrombotic syndrome as a cause of leg ulcers and the role of stents

This course helped anyone who treats patients with leg ulcers to understand this horrible condition in more depth.