ACP 2013


24 - 28 March 2013

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organising Committee it is my great privilege and pleasure to invite you to Hobart, Australia, for the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP). The four day ASM includes keynote lectures, original papers, panel discussions and the popular ‘Controversies in Phlebology’ key-pad interactive debates. The ASM also includes the Workshops (pre ASM) covering all aspects of phlebology.

As past delegates have come to expect the ASM will offer a great social program including the Welcome Reception and the Conferring Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

I look forward to your participation in the Annual Scientific Meeting and seeing you all in Hobart, Australia!

Kurosh Parsi
Australasian College of Phlebology


Honorary Guest


Dr. Angelo Scuderi (BR)

President, Union International de Phlebologie (UIP)
Phlebologist and Angiologist, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Born in Catania (Italy) emigrated with his parents at the age of five to Brazil, where they settled. He studied and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Sorocaba, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP). Trained in general surgery under the guidance of the teacher Professor Eugenio Luis Mauro to read more click here

Keynote Speakers



Prof. Marianne de Maeseneer (NL)

Dermatologist and Phlebologist
Department of Dermatology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands

Marianne De Maeseneer received her medical degree at the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1980. Subsequently she completed surgical training at the Antwerp University Hospital in 1987. After her training she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery to read more click here


Prof. Michael Gough (UK)

Vascular Surgeon
The General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom

Prof. Michael Gough graduated from Leeds University Medical School 1975. Initial training in Leeds (The General Infirmary at Leeds & St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. He was a Registrar at Royal Free Hospital London and Senior Registrar Leeds & Bradford. In 1986 he was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at Bradford Royal Infirmary. 1990: he was appointed Consultant Vascular to read more click here


Dr John Kingsley (USA)

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon
President and CEO, Alabama & Atlanta Vascular & Vein Centers
Alabama Phlebology Training Institute

Dr. John Kingsley is a vascular surgeon and now full time phlebologist from Birmingham, Alabama. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology, and for most of his career he maintained board certifications in both vascular surgery and general surgery. He completed the initial research in intra-operative autotransfusion as a surgical resident, research leading to the development to read more click here


Dr Fausto Passariello (IT)

Vascular Surgeon and Physicist
Centro Diagnostico Aquarius, Napoli

Dr Passariello is involved in the study of foam physics, laser and surgery practically for Office Based CHIVA (OB CHIVA). He has almost 25 years of clinical experience in haemodynamic surgery (CHIVA), and completed 3 international randomised studies and a Cochrane review. to read more click here


Prof. Ken Myers (AUS)

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon, Melbourne, Australia
Emeritus Chancellor, ACP

Prof. Ken Myers has had a major interest in venous disease for more than 25 years. Professor Myers is the Chancellor of the Australasian College of Phlebology and has participated in and organised many international Phlebology meetings. He has been at the forefront of developing new techniques such as to read more click here


Prof. Andre van Rij (NZ)

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon, New Zealand
Chancellor, ACP

André van Rij is Professor of Surgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago where he directs the Vascular Research Unit. His research has focused on venous disease and the biology of varicose vein recurrence and venous thrombosis. His translational research bridges new basic research to read more click here


Prof. Steve Watson (UK)

Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Watson completed his degree in Pharmacology at the University of Leeds, 1st Class in 1980. He completed his PhD in Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, University of Cambridge in 1983. He completed his Post–doctoral qualification in 1985 at Burroughs Wellcome, North Carolina, USA. His previous to read more click here

Local Faculty


Prof. Masud Behnia (NSW)

Professor of Thermofluids, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
University of Sydney


Prof. Lourens Bester (NSW)

Interventional Radiologist
St Vincent's Hospital


Dr Sanjeev Chunilal (VIC)

Monash Medical Centre


Prof. John Fletcher (NSW)

Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon


Mr. Gary Frydman (VIC)

Vascular Surgeon


Prof. David Ma (NSW)

Director of Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Depoartment,
St Vincent's Hospital


Dr Paul Thibault (NSW)



Dr Carolina Weller (VIC)

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Monash University