Improving clinical care for people with wounds

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

Written by Michael Clark February 21st 2017

The Leg Ulcer Charity is delighted to announce that it will be hosting 3 days of live demonstrations, workshops and educational sessions at The College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Meeting.

Event to be held at

30 Euston Square
London NW1 2FB
United Kingdom

During this conference there will be lectures, live operations and workshops all relating to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of leg ulcers. The course will be run by experts in leg ulcers, and scientists involved in understanding the best ways to assess and treat different leg ulcers.

Discussions and workshops will include:

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 will help anyone who treats patients with leg ulcers to understand this horrible condition in more depth.

Delegates will learn more about the assessments and treatments that they currently perform, and will learn new ways to assess and treat patients – including those whom they should refer for possible cure.

The meeting will appeal to Vascular Surgeons, Radiologists, Vascular technologists, Nurses, GP’s, Medical and Nursing students alike.

The Leg Ulcer Charity hopes to welcome everyone interested in treating patients with leg ulcers to this event in London.

What to expect:
Day 1

Leg ulcers and perforating veins
Assessment of wounds & leg ulcers including Doppler ultrasound
Wound care – techniques and devices
Day 2

Leg ulcers, how to discern curable from non-curable
Compression therapy
Wound care devices
Day 3

Duplex ultrasound for superficial perforators
Facias Cutaneous damage and leg ulceration