ACP 2022

20 - 23 May 2022

INVITED SPEAKERS


Dr Fedor Lurie
Vascular Surgeon, USA


Dr Lurie started his career as an academic vascular surgeon in 1980. He served as the faculty at the Urals Medical Academy (Russia), University of California Davis, and the University of Hawaii. He is currently the Associate Director of the Jobst Vascular Institute and Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Dr Lurie’s main clinical and research interests are venous and lymphatic diseases, venous physiology, and clinical imaging. He serves as the Director of the ABVLM, Director of the IAC Vein Center Accreditation Board, and member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee.

Dr Lurie is the Past President of the American venous forum, and the American Venous Forum Foundation, member of several committees of the Society for Vascular Surgery, an Honorary Member of the European Venous Forum, and several vascular Surgery societies.

He served as the principle investigator on eighteen multi-center clinical trials, published more than 200 original papers, multiple invited commentaries and review articles, and 19 book chapters. He is also an accomplished speaker with more than 300 presentations nationally and internationally.

A/Prof. Laurencia Villalba
Vascular Surgeon, NSW

Associate Professor Villalba is Wollongong’s only female Vascular Surgeon. 
Laurencia is the Head of the Vascular department at Wollongong Hospital and founder of the Vascular Care Centre, located in Wollongong.

As of 2018 Laurencia was selected to become a member of the Court of Examiners, which is a board of high performing surgeons who assess the competencies of candidates, in order to ensure that they are safe and competent to practice as surgeons. Laurencia is the first ever female surgeon to be apart of this prestigious group.

Laurencia became an Associate Professor in 2017 and has been teaching at Wollongong University since 2008. She is a highly sought after national and international speaker, speaking at medical conferences around the globe on topics such as May Thurner Syndrome, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism treatment.

Prof. Vaughan Keeley
Consultant Physician, UK


Vaughan Keeley is a Consultant Physician who specialises in lymphoedema/lymphatic diseases.  He leads the lymphoedema service in Derby, Nottingham and Mansfield, in the East Midlands of the UK. The service treats all types of lymphoedema/chronic oedema in adults and children. It is one of the two centres in the UK specializing in paediatric and primary lymphoedema, which until the UK left the EU were part of the European Reference Network for Rare Diseases. It is a member of 2 recently established NHS England Rare Disease Collaborative Networks for paediatric and primary lymphoedema (PPL) and somatic overgrowth and vascular malformations (SOVM). In 2020, the service was designated as a Comprehensive Centre of Excellence for Lymphatic Diseases by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LERN).

His research interests include the early detection and possible prevention of lymphoedema in breast cancer and quality of life in lymphoedema.

He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham.

A/Prof. Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi
Vascular Surgeon, Thailand

Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi is an Associate Professor in Vascular Surgery with the Department of Surgery at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated medicine from Mahidol University in 1998 and completed a PhD in Vascular and Applied Surgery in Tokyo, Japan in 2010. He is the currently the Chair of the Thai Venous Forum/Thai Vascular Association and has a particular research interest in vascular surgery, venous disease and therapeutic angiogenesis.


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