London Aortic Symposium 2018

The London Vascular Units at St Thomas’, St Mary’s, St George’s and the Royal Free London will host the annual London Aortic Symposium on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October 2018 at RSA House.

This meeting will bring together leading experts in all areas of aortic intervention.

Organising Committee:

Tara Mastracci, Royal Free London

Nick Schofield, Royal Free London

Ian Loftus, St George's Vascular Institute

Mike Jenkins, Imperial College London

Rick Gibbs, Imperial College London

Rachel Bell, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital

Bijan Modarai, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital


11.5 hours CPD has been awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd02139)

Download the draft programme here


11.5 hours CPD has been awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd02139)


This year's programme includes talks on the following:

Guest Lectures

  • Building a career in vascular surgery: What advice I would give based on the future I see - Professor Ronald Dalman
  • Outcomes and national reporting - Dr Andrew Klein
  • Diabetes and aneurysm - Professor Ronald Dalman


  • Infrarenal open versus endovascular in the 60 year old man
  • Acute dissections are for stenting

Career guidance

  • Surviving training in the UK


  • What should the surveillance pathways be?
  • Radiation dose - our legs/ourselves
  • Is aneurysm screening still needed?

Perioperative medicine

  • Predicting risk in aneurysm repair
  • Prehab, exercise, sarcopenia and making our patients walk
  • Physiology and aneurysm surgery: Goal directed resuscitation


  • IFU is not a clinical guideline
  • The iliacs - when to treat and what are the options
  • How many weeks should your waiting list be?
  • Aneurysms in octogenarians - why bother?


  • Conical neck
  • Fenestrated, but what brand?

Thoracoabdominal and Complex

  • Spinal injury
  • Open TAAA

Sticky situations

  • Type II endoleak - what's my approach
  • Gutters and ruptures and endotension
  • Infection after EVAR
  • Rupture after EVAR - is it really a gentler rupture?
  • Everything I need to know about paediatric vascular surgery





RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ

Tel: +44(0)20 7930 5115




Registration Fee:

Consultants: £150 up to 29th September: £180 from 30th September

Trainees: £75 

Nurses: £50

Medical Students: £50

This fee allows entry on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October, and includes lunch, tea/coffee on both days, and drinks reception on Thursday 11th.

It does not include overnight accommodation or dinner

Download the 2017 programme here

Download the 2016 programme here

Download the 2015 programme here



 The London Aortic Organising Committee: Left to Right - Professor Ian Loftus; Mr Bijan Modarai; Miss Rachel Bell; Mr Mike Jenkins; Mr Rick Gibbs

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.


The following hotels are near to the venue:

Strand Palace Hotel

372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ
Reservations: +44 207 379 4737
Switchboard: +44 207 836 8080


Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7UT

T: +44 84 4415 6782






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