Online Annual Study Meeting June 2024

Date: 25 - 27 June 2024 
Time: 6pm - 8.15pm (3 Days x 2hours 15 minutes)

Free to join: To register your interest please email

Event information: 
This study meeting is hosted by Leeds Teaching Hospital Vascular Anomalies Team. 

VASIG is a growing network of specialists working in the field of Vascular Anomalies (a.k.a. malformations). The annual meeting is a chance to share the latest research, teach the basics, meet new clinical friends, and promote the advancement of the treatment of this rare and devastating group of conditions.  It is held online over 3 days to allow the maximum ease of attendance for people not only in the UK but all over the world.

 Attendance on the session equal 6 CPD points

Scientific PROGRAMME

DAY ONE Tuesday 25 June 2024

6 pm Welcome: Professor Joycelyn Brookes

Systemic treatments, molecular and genetics

Session 1:  Moderator: Professor Jocelyn Brookes
6:05- 6:20 Phenotype of common conditions Dr Gabriela Jones
6:20 – 6:35 Genetic testing and counselling for patients with vascular anomalies Dr Rosalyn Jewell
6:35 – 6:50 Targeting the microenvironment in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations Dr Caroline Seebauer
6:50 – 7.05 Genetic results – case presentations demonstrating the knowns and unknown Dr Emily Cottrell & Dr Abigail Green Registrars Clinical Genetics LTH

BREAK (10 minutes)

Session 2: Moderator: TBC
7:15– 7:30 Medical therapies for vascular anomalies and RASopathies. Prof Sahar Mansour
7:30 - 7:45 Sirolimus data review Rebecca Nisbet and Mr Lim Chung
7:45 – 8:00 The management of intraoral vascular anomalies. Mr Lachlan Carter  
8:00 - 8:15 Ablation of Venous Malformations by Photothermal Therapy with Intravenous Gold Nanoshells Dr Kathleen Cullion,


DAY TWO – Wednesday 26 June 2024

Interventional Treatment and Management of Vascular Anomalies

Session 1:  Moderator: Dr Costa Tingerides, LTH

6:05- 6:20 IR approach to the treatment of AVM Dr Jai Patel

6:20 – 6:35 Surgical intervention in peripheral AVMs Mr David Leonard

6:35 – 6:50 Electrosclerotherapy of Vascular Malformations Prof Natascha Platz 

6:50 – 7:05 Contemporary Management of Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck Mr Amit Prasai


BREAK (10 minutes)


Session 2:  Moderator: Dr Simon McPherson, LTH

7:15– 7:30 Haematological management of patients with venous malformation syndromes during pregnancy Dr Etienne Ciantar  

7:30 - 7:45 Genetic mutations: targets for treatment of vascular anomalies Prof Miikka Vikkula

7:45 – 8:00: The challenges faced by orthopaedic surgeons with regards to overgrowth syndromes Mr Patrick Foster

8:00 – 8:15 Changing Faces: Chris’s story Dr Chris Heppell Ambassador for Changing Faces


DAY THREE – Thursday 27 June 2024

Paediatrics and vascular anomalies

Session 1: Moderator: Mr Jonathan Pearce LTH

6:05 - 6:20 Haemangiomas when to treat and when to refer Dr Gerry O’Hare

6:20 – 6:35 'Refining our approach for teenage patients' Dr Alex Barnacle

6:35 – 6:50 Joint IR and surgical clinics for vascular malformations Dr Nasim Tahir

6:50 – 7.05 Surgical input for complex vascular malformation, a paediatric perspective

Miss Bhanu Lakshminarayanan 


BREAK (10 minutes)


Session 2:  Interesting cases / MDT (For attendees to bring cases for discussion)

Moderator: MDT panel

7:15– 7:25 Interesting case 1 

7:25 - 7:35 Interesting case 2

7:35 – 7:43 Interesting case 3

7:43 – 7.53 Interesting case 4

7.53 – 8.05. Interesting case 5



Concluding remarks