Vascular Interventions Online 2021: On-demand

Published: 13 July 2021

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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

Frank Arko

Frank Arko

Endovascular Surgeon

Dr Frank Arko is Director of Endovascular Surgery and Co-director of the Aortic Institute at Carolinas Medical Center of the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, among the busiest aortic repair centres in the US.
A global expert on aortic repair techniques and peripheral arterial disease, Dr Arko completed medical school and residency at Texas A&M University, and a Fellowship at Stanford University, US.

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery – Vascular Surgery, Dr Arko’s specialist interests include minimally invasive surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, and vascular surgery.

He is a member of a number of professional societies and bodies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society of Vascular Surgery, and the…

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Koen Deloose

Koen Deloose

Director of Vascular Surgery

Director of vascular surgery at AZ Sint-Blasius Hospital, Dendermonde, BE. 

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Athanasios Diamantopoulos

Athanasios Diamantopoulos

Consultant interventional radiologist

Dr Athanasios Diamantopoulos is a consultant interventional radiologist at Guy's and St Thomas'. He qualified in 2004 from the medical school of University of Patras. In 2013, Athanasios was awarded a PhD from the University of Patras in experimental prevention of contrast induced nephropathy, an active research interest. 

Athanasios has been trained in all aspects of general and interventional radiology at Patra's University Hospital. In 2012, he completed an interventional radiology fellowship at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Following completion of his training he was appointed consultant interventional radiologist at Guy's and St Thomas'. His clinical experience includes all aspects of basic and advanced interventional radiology procedures with a special focus in peripheral endovascular procedures, arteriovenous access procedures, venous and peadiatric interventions.

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Narayanan Thulasidasan

Narayanan Thulasidasan

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Dr Narayanan Thulasidasan is a consultant interventional radiologist at at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Narayanan has authored or co-authored several articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals, has lectured widely, and has served as a speaker at several leading international vascular events.

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Ashish Patel

Ashish Patel

Clinical Senior Lecturer specialising in vascular surgery

Dr Ashish Patel is a Clinical Senior Lecturer specialising in vascular surgery at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. 

Dr Patel was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical PhD Studentship and graduated with a PhD in in 2013, specialising in  monocyte/macrophage biology in neovascularisation. He completed his Higher Surgical Training in General & Vascular Surgery as a Clinical Academic Lecturer at King’s College London & Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, during which time he received an Academy of Medical Sciences Grant and the Circulation Foundation’s George Davies Visionary Award. 

Dr Patel's research interests involves the development of novel advanced therapies for treatment of the ischemic limb, including cell and gene…

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Halim  Yammine

Halim Yammine

Vascular Surgeon

Dr Halim Yammine, specializes in vascular surgery in Charlotte, NC, at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Vascular Kenilworth.  Their current project is 'Retrograde Type A Dissection After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Type B Aortic Dissection.

He is also is affiliated with Carolinas Healthcare System University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years.



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Becky Sandford

Becky Sandford

Consultant vascular surgeon

Dr Becky Sandford has worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital as a consultant since 2016, with practice incorporating all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery. Her particular interests are emergency and ambulatory non-elective care, having established the Emergency Vascular Clinic for urgent triage and treatment of vascular patients without the need for unnecessary hospital stays. She continues to enjoy research links with the team in Malawi in addition to projects based closer to home.

Becky undertook specialist vascular fellowships during her senior registrar training; the first at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham focussing on lower limb bypass, and focussing on all aspects of vascular and endovascular work

She graduated with honours from the University of Leicester Medical School in 2000. She went on to complete basic surgical training in Leicester before undertaking a period of research into the genetic basis of abdominal…

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