ACP 2015


15 - 19 FEBRUARY 2015





Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organising Committee it is my great privilege and pleasure to invite you to Noosa on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland for the 17th 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. We will also be conducting a one day Ultrasound Workshop (pre ASM) covering all aspects of diagnostic imaging.

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 Noosa, Queensland.

Kurosh Parsi
Australasian College of Phlebology


Prof. Alun Davies
Phlebologist and Vascular Surgeon

Professor Alun H Davies MA,DM,DSc,FRCS, FHEA,FEBVS, FACPh. He is Professor of Vascular Surgery at Imperial College London and a Consultant Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospital, London. Professor Davies trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Plymouth, Boston (USA) and Bristol, prior to taking up a Consultant appointment in Charing Cross in 1994. Professor Davies is regarded as a world expert in the management of venous disorder. He is the Editor in Chief of Phlebology ( the only worldwide English language journal dealing with venous disease), past President of the European Venous Forum & The Venous Forum at The Royal Society of Medicine . He is a Member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, European Society of Vascular Surgery. He has been a Hunterian Professor at the RCS, England and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology. He was the Chairman of the Varicose Vein Guideline Group for the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and a member of the Quality Standards Group. He is a director of the European College of Phlebology and has co-chaired the ESVS guidelines group on the management of varicose veins. He has also written extensively on many aspects of venous disease, writing over 330 peer reviewed manuscripts and runs a large research group. He has recently been award a DSc by the University of Oxford.


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Vascular Surgeon Medical Physicist (UK)

David qualified in Medical Physics before medicine and then surgery and started research into venous disease in 1985, initially at Charing Cross Hospital, publishing papers on venous disease epidemiology, measurement of venous function and the management of legs ulcers using the 4 layer compression bandage. He established a clinic dedicated to treating varicose veins where between 1992 and 2000 more than 5000 patients underwent surgical treatment. In 2000 he joined BTG (Provensis) to develop Dr Juan Cabrera’s patented microfoam sclerosant concept. During the last 10 years he has lead the research both clinical and non-clinical into Varisolve™ polidocanol endovenous microfoam (PEM). In recent years he has published and presented on the presence of polidocanol on the surface of bubbles, the impact of bubbles in the cerebral circulation and the prevalence of right to left shunt in varicose vein patients. Over the last 2 years he has lead the medical aspects of an integrated program of Phase 3 clinical trials towards FDA approval. FDA approved Varithena® on 25 November 2014. David continues to research the use of foams in additional indications and seek approvals in territories other than the US.

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Dr Steven Zimmet
Phlebologist and Dermatologist

Dr Steven Zimmet has been practicing dermatology in Austin, Texas for over thirty years. In 2007 he became the Founding President of the American Board of Phlebology and, in 2011, he was elected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® Database for 2011-2012 for dermatology/phlebology.

He has given over 70 presentations at national and international medical conferences and authored numerous articles for internationally-recognized medical journals. Since 2007, he has served as editor for Phlebology: The Journal of Venous Disease.



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