Vascular Interventions Online 2021: On-demand

Published: 13 July 2021

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    Part 1 | Session 1 Welcome Stephen Black
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The inaugural Vascular Interventions Online 2021 (30 June - 2 July) brought together a world-class faculty to provide expert insight and educational learning on the latest developments in vascular management.


Combining expert opinion and discussion from a world-class faculty, insightful presentations, and live cases from centres on both sides of the Atlantic, VIO 2021 delivered best-in-class learning, supporting the latest in diagnosis, treatment strategies and patient management in vascular care.


Here, Radcliffe Vascular presents all sessions from the three day event on-demand. 


Note, the live version of this session was CME accredited; this on-demand version is not.

Vascular Interventions Online 2021 was supported by the following partners:

Learning Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of available treatment strategies for challenging and difficult access procedures
  • To update knowledge on the latest technological developments and options
  • To gain insight into tips and tricks employed at leading international centres

Target Audience

  • Vascular surgeon
  • Angiologist
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Cardiovascular specialist
  • Endovascular surgeon
  • Imaging diagnostician
  • Interventional cardiologist/ radiologist

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Faculty Biographies

Stephen Black

Stephen Black

University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa, Consultant Vascular Surgeon Professor of Venous Surgery

Prof Stephen Black is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and a Professor of Venous Surgery at Kings College, London. He is the Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and the Co-R&D Lead for the Cardiovascular Directorate (Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery).
Dr Black is the Co-founder & Medical Director at UK Vein Clinic. In Private Practice he undertakes medical consultations and minimally invasive procedures at 150 Harley Street. For complex work, Dr Black's private practice is at Harley Street HCA Clinic in London and Ramsey Ashtead Hospital in Surrey.

His principal clinical interest is the treatment of Venous Disease. Prof Black has established a large practice in the treatment of both Acute and Chronic Deep Venous Disease as well as superficial venous disorders and together with a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team of colleagues at Guy's and St Thomas…

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Kush R Desai

Kush R Desai

Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Medicine; Director, Deep Venous Interventions

Dr Kush R Desai, MD, FSIR is an Interventional Radiologist and Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine at Northwestern University. His primary research and clinical interests are in venous thromboembolic disease, deep venous thrombectomy/thrombolysis, reconstruction of chronic venous occlusions, IVC filter management/complex IVC filter retrieval, and interventional pulmonary embolism management. He serves as the chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s venous clinical specialty council, and is a fellow of the society.  He serves as the national and global principal investigator for numerous clinical trials that are developing strategies and devices to treat deep venous disease. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several journals, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, as a distinguished reviewer for Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders,…

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Rick de Graaf

Rick de Graaf

Director of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Dr Rick de Graaf studied medicine at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD at the Department of Surgery and Medical Microbiology of the Maastricht University Medical Centre. He received his radiology training at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and obtained his board licence in 2010.

In 2010, he started the endovascular treatment of deep venous obstructions at the interventional radiology department in Maastricht. This led to international collaboration with the University Hospital in Aachen and the Arnsberg Clinic, Germany. He is a well-respected physician, with more than 60 scientific publications and numerous presentations on venous interventions.

Dr de Graaf is currently Director of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Clinical Centre of Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Dr Rick de Graaf is Section Editor of Vascular and Endovascular Review Journal.

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Nicos Labropoulos

Nicos Labropoulos

Dr Nicos Labropoulos is a professor of surgery & Radiology and Director - Non Invasive vascular laboratory at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, US.

Dr Labropoulos obtained his degree in vascular medicine from University of London in 1994 and PhD in cardiovascular medicine in 1995. 

Dr Nicos Labropoulos is on the editorial board for Vascular and Endovascular Review Journal.

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Hayley Moore

Hayley Moore

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Dr Hayley Moore is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Frimley, UK. 

Dr Hayley Moore is on the editorial board for Vascular and Endovascular Review Journal.

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Prakash Saha

Prakash Saha

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Prakash Saha is a clinical senior lecturer at Kings College and honorary consultant endovascular surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK where he is the clinical lead for venous and lymphoedema surgery.

Following the completion of his Wellcome Trust-funded PhD in 2012, Dr Saha has remained active in research and been awarded research grants from the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal Society of Medicine, Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Heart Foundation. He has published in more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and received prizes from the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, an International Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis, and an Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.


  • endovascular aortic repair;
  • lower limb revascularisation;
  • venous thrombosis.
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Marie-Josee  Van Rijn

Marie-Josee Van Rijn

MD, PhD, Vascular Surgeon - Epidemiologist

Dr Van Rijn finished writing and defending her thesis Dissecting the genetics of stroke in 2007. After that she has done research in the field of both aortic and venous disease with publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written several book chapters on these subjects. Dr Van Rijn organizes the conference Intoveins, which is held every other year in Rotterdam. She is the leading researcher in multiple ongoing studies at her department. Dr Van Rijn is part of the editorial board of The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Review. Dr Van Rijn was a member of the writing committee of the updated ESVS guidelines on chronic venous disease which was published in January 2022 and is the co-author and co-editor of the Dutch textbook Phlebology.

Dr Marie-Josee Van Rijn is on the editorial board for Vascular and Endovascular Review…

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Adriaan Moelker

Adriaan Moelker

Interventional and Cardiovascular Radiologist

Since 2011,  Dr Adriaan Moelker has been head of the Section of Interventional Radiology, the largest interventional radiology practice in the Netherlands with six interventional radiologists, two neuro interventionalists, fellows and residents. Adriaan collaborates closely with the “Image Guidance in Interventions and Therapy” research theme of the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam.

This research focuses on improving image guidance by integrating pre-operative image information in the interventional situation for cardiovascular and soft tissue applications. A project with the Department of Radiotherapy concerns the comparison of stereotactic irradiation with minimally invasive chemo-embolization, and a joint research line with the Department of Gastroenterology focuses on mesenteric ischemia, particularly on the application of covered stents in atherosclerotic mesenteric arteries. A shamed controlled randomized clinical study on the endovascular treatment…

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