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4. SVT ASM Glasgow - Conference Report 2018

by Grant Robinson, SVT Conference Secretary

This year's Annual Scientific Meeting was in Glasgow, at the Scottish Event Campus.

Our SVT ASM was spread over two days this year with excellent attendance on both days.

Wednesday started with an AV Fistula Study session in the morning, comprised of presentations by Mr David Kingsmore, a  Renal Access and Transplant surgeon from Glasgow; Matt Bartlett ((Haemodynamics) and Ved Ramani ( Scanning techniques); a live demonstration and hands-on session, with 3 local fistula patients who'd agreed to attend, with Matt, Ved and Bianca Bond, a local Clinical Vascular Scientist, demonstrating/ instructing.

A Practical Examiner's Study Session in the afternoon included talks by Susan Halson-Brown ( Failing to Fail), Naavalah Ngwa-Ndifor and Alison Charig.


There was then a combined VS/ SVT/ SVN session comprising the VS Kinmonth Lecture and an

" Ultimate MDT" with Dominic Foy presenting on behalf of the SVT.

 The day was completed with a Heads of Service Meeting.

Thursday's morning programme included 10 Scientific proffered papers, The Jackie Walton Lecture, delivered by Michele Bonfield,  two previous prize-winners' presentations,  the awarding of Honorary membership to Abigail Thrush, Teresa Fail and Tim Hartshorne and a tribute to Paul Brannigan, Past President and Honorary member,  who passed away just prior to the ASM.

The morning meeting then split with the AGM and the Trainee breakout sessions running concurrently.

Thursday afternoon saw presentations from 4 presenters in Student Research Proposals and Completed Research Categories, and a presentation on IQIPS by Dr Laura Booth from ACAS.

Congratulations to our prize-winners:  Steve Rogers- Best Scientific Presentation, Emma Blair- Best Student Research Proposal and the joint winners in the Newly Completed Research category- Ryan Ward and Lily Bishop.

Social events were not neglected, with the VS reception at the Exhibition Centre, our own Reception at an establishment in town called Waxy O'Connor's and the VS Dinner at the Glasgow Science Centre.

(It was noticed that SVT attendees were few in number for the Friday morning VS sessions, despite a civilised 9:00 am start.)

We look forward to the 2019 ASM in Manchester, November 27-29, so start planning now to attend and/ or present.