STARS 2019

The St Thomas’ Advanced Revascularisation Symposium (STARS) will explore and discuss the new developments and advancements in the field of lower limb revascularisation.

The symposium will be targeting vascular and interventional radiology consultants and senior trainees who have an interest in the field of lower limb revascularisation and endovascular intervention.

We have recruited nationally and internationally recognised figures in the fields of lower limb revascularisation to be faculty for the course. The course will take the form of lectures, case demonstrations, debates and open discussions. 


The meeting has been approved as COMPLIANT by MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


6 hours CPD has been awarded by the RCSEd: Recognition number RCSEd02315


Course Directors:

Mr Hany Zayed, Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Dr Tarun Sabharwal, Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London


The current programme can be downloaded here


 6 hours CPD has been awarded by the RCSEd: Recognition number RCSEd02315


The programme will include presentations and discussions on the following:

- Debate: Aorto-bi-iliac occlusions (TASC II C & D)

- Debate: Common femoral artery is a "surgery-only" territory

- Debate: Paclitaxel-eluting devices are associated with medium and long-term mortality

- Debate: Distal and ultra-distal bypasses are still the gold standard for tibial occlusions in CLI vs Extreme endovascular tibial revascularisation is now the gold standard for tibial occlusions in CLI

- Sessions on Aorto-iliac; femoro-popliteal; infra-popliteal and venous disease

- Updates on BASIL-2 and BASIL-3

- How I do it (Recorded Cases)

- My most challenging case as a first year consultant




The meeting will be held at etc venues County Hall, Westminster Bridge, London SE1 7PB

The entrance to etc.venues County Hall is on Belvedere Road – please note this IS NOT on the river side of the building, Belvedere Road runs parallel to the river to the rear of the building. The door to the venue is situated in the middle of the building, half way down Belvedere Road opposite Forum Magnum Square. The nearest stations to the venue are Waterloo and Westminster – both a pleasant 5 minute walk away.














View details of the 2018 STARS meeting here:

STARS 2018 Final Programme


View details of the 2017 STARS meeting here:

STARS 2017 Final Programme


View details of the 2016 STARS meeting here:

STARS 2016 Final Programme


View details of the first STARS meeting held in 2015 here:

STARS 2015 Final Programme.pdf




International faculty:

  • Dr Theodosios Bisdas, St. Franziskus Hospital, Muenster, Germany
  • Dr Rick de Graaf, Chief of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Coordinating Director of Vascular Medicine at the Clinical Centre of Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Dr Lanfroi Graziani, Head of Interventional Cardiology, Istituto Clinico Citta Di Brescia Hospital, Brescia, Italy
  • Dr Peter Goverde, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Stuivenberg Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Kostas Katsanos, Greece

UK faculty:

  • Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid
  • Mr Said Abisi, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Stephen Black, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Dr Amman Bolia, Leicester
  • Professor Andrew Bradbury, Birmingham
  • Dr Karen Breen, London Bridge Hospital
  • Mr Patrick Chong, Frimley Park Hospital
  • Dr Trevor Cleveland, Sheffield
  • Mr Rob Davies, Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Dr Athanasios Diamantopoulos, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Tommaso Donati, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital 
  • Mr Rick Gibbs, Imperial College London
  • Dr Mo Hamady, Imperial College London
  • Mr Keith Jones, Frimley Park Hospital
  • Dr Narayan Karunanithy, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Paul Moxey, St George's Hospital
  • Mr Hosam Nasr, Birmingham
  • Mr Ashish Patel, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Sanjay Patel, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Muhammad Ramzan, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
  • Dr Tarun Sabharwal, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Prakash Saha, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Morad Sallam, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Athanasiios Saratzis, Leicester
  • Miss Kaji Sritharan, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • Mr Wael Tawfik, Dublin
  • Dr Narayan Thulasidasan, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Mr Chris Twine, Bristol
  • Mr Hany Zayed, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital

STARS are grateful for the following sponsors for their support of this meeting:


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 Gold Sponsor:




Silver Sponsors: 






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This privacy notice describes how STARS protects and makes use of the information given by its event delegates. This policy is updated from time to time. This privacy notice was updated on: 1st May 2018

For queries in relation to STARS’s privacy policy please e-mail


STARS gathers and uses certain data in order to provide relevant information and store key data with regards their event delegates. They also collect data to better understand how visitors use their website and to present timely, relevant information to them.


We collect the following information from our event delegates:

  • Name and Job Title
  • Contact information including postal, e-mail addresses and telephone number
  • Bank details
  • Event registration information
  • GMC Number

Please note that credit card information may be provided during online registration.  Stripe is used for the processing of these payments and no credit card information is held by STARS.   Manual credit card payments may be taken from time to time and any card details are destroyed immediately after the event.


Collecting this data helps us send information about any events an individual may be attending and future events, which may be of interest to them. Event delegates are asked to consent to receive information about future events. Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To send you updated information about an event you are registered to attend
  • To send you information about future STARS events, which may be of interest to you


As a delegate attending an event run by STARS, you will be asked, when appropriate, to:

  • Opt-in to have your name and hospital name printed on the delegate list
  • Opt-in to receive information about future events run by STARS

If you have agreed that we can use your information in this way, you can change your mind by contacting STARS at

STARS does not release your details to any organisation or external body unless we have your permission. Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.


You have the right to request a copy of the data we hold about you free of charge (excessive requests by an individual for this information may attract a small admin fee). You also have the right to be forgotten if you no longer wish us to hold information about you. Information about how to make a request is as follows:

Please contact the Data Manager by e-mail at

Requests should be titled, “Subject Access Request” and should be accompanied by proof of ID and an outline of the nature of your request i.e. are there specific documents you wish to access or are you requesting a general search of our records. Requests will be complied with within one month.


STARS will cease to communicate with any delegate unless they have expressed otherwise. For attendees at STARS events, electronic data is retained for the purpose of identifying proof of event attendance and, if consent has been obtained, for contacting individuals about future events.


We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.


STARS has put in place the appropriate procedures to ensure personal data breaches are detected, reported and investigated effectively. STARS has mechanisms in place to assess and then report relevant breaches to the ICO where the individual is likely to suffer some form of damage (e.g. through identity theft or confidentiality breach). There are also appropriate mechanisms in place to notify affected individuals where the breach is likely to result in a high risk to their rights and freedoms. Any wilful disregard or intentional breach of the Data Protection Policy by data processors (and identified data controllers in their own right) acting on STARS’s behalf under contract shall be regarded as a breach of contract and treated as such.