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The course is open to both young consultant vascular and general surgeons and advanced-level trainees in vascular or general surgery.

Course Introduction

A two day practical & comprehensive hands on cadaveric course.

The course is directed towards vascular and transplant trainees who have special interest in access surgery and
are looking into improving their knowledge and technical abilities.

The course faculty is comprised of national experts in the field delivering one to one tuition and interactive
lectures covering planning, execution and management of complications in all aspects of
access surgery.

The course is under the auspice of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

A hands-on course that will be carried out on fresh self donated human cadavers.

The course will be hosted in the state of the art West Midlands Surgical Training Centre.

The official language is English.

Help and Guidance

This course is suitable for trainees at all stages and specialists who wish to reinforce their knowledge base. It builds from more common approaches suitable for early years trainees to more complex approaches ideal for more experienced trainees / consultants, but the tutoring is tailored to individual candidates.

Most courses are designed for surgeons, students or allied health professionals working in a particular specialty and/or at a particular stage in their careers. All course web pages include details of the appropriate specialties and training levels.

If you’re outside of these criteria or if in doubt, you should discuss the course with your assigned educational supervisor and if they think that it’s appropriate for you to attend please enquire via our contact us page.

What is my eligibility as an overseas candidate?

If you are not in a UK training post and are unsure of the level to which your knowledge and experience would correspond, please contact us.

What happens if book onto course and I am told that I am unsuitable?

It is your responsibility to ensure you fall within the relevant course. If your experience is below the required level we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course without compensation.

Certificates are issued approximately 2 weeks (often sooner) after your course via PDF.

This allows you time to complete the online evaluation; which closes after 1 week of your course.

Certificates of attendance will not be issued after this time.

Certificates are not provided to course observers or to delegates who have not completed the course.

Have you changed email? Has the centre got your correct contact details?

If you did not complete online feedback within 1 week of the course (and thus did not trigger the certificate process) you will not receive a certificate.

Unfortunately if more than 1 week has elapsed and you have not submitted feedback, duplicates will not be available.

If within this time frame please request a duplicate via our contact us page.

After any course you should complete feedback, your evaluation as a participant is an essential course requirement, enabling us to maintain the quality of courses we offer and help to improve future sessions

All feedback is conducted anonymously; names are only used to validate the responses
Completing online feedback links to our database and is a key trigger for the issue of certificates, if applicable for your course.

You should complete online feedback as soon as possible after your course and within 1 week of the end of the course when the online feedback will close.

Complete the online feedback even if you failed part of your course.

See upcoming events

18th-19th June 2018

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On behalf of the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre and our Faculty, we wish to extend our thanks for your commitment to making our educational event so successful.

Your generous contribution to our training events, be it financial or with equipment contribution has helped ensure our vision for world class training has become a reality.

As we continue to grow as a Centre, please know that partnerships with our sponsors is vital to our success.


Meet The Faculty

Our Faculty are drawn from across the UK, and are all experts in the field of vascular surgery, with many years of experience.



Please click on the link below to Download the Program


Course Details

Cost: Delegate Place £700
Duration: Two Day Course
West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

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Meet The Faculty

Course Faculty Day 1

Karim El Sakka          (consultant Vascular surgeon, Brighton)

Nicholas Inston        (consultant transplant surgeon, Birmingham)

Mark Edwards          (consultant Vascular surgeon, Brighton)

Christopher Imray   (Professor of Vascular and Transplant Surgery, Coventry)

Domenico Valenti   (Consultant Vascular surgeon, King’s College, London)

Andrew Garnham   (Consultant Vascular surgeon, Wolverhampton)

Koen Van der bogt (Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Leiden)


Course Faculty Day 2


Karim El Sakka           (consultant Vascular surgeon, Brighton)

Nicholas Inston        (consultant transplant surgeon, Birmingham)

Mark Edwards          (consultant Vascular surgeon, Brighton)

Shiva Dindyal             (consultant Vascular surgeon, Basildon)

Teun Wilmink      (Consultant vascular surgeon, Birmingham)

Max Troxler           (Consultant Vascular surgeon, Leeds)