UK Vascular and Endovascular Research Network
“The Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN) is a multidisciplinary collaborative for those involved or interested in the care of individuals with vascular conditions.
VERN welcomes vascular surgical trainees, interventional radiologists, vascular scientists, vascular nurses, students and researchers. VERN aims to help facilitate multi-centre cross-specialty research and audit. ”
I am an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Vascular Surgery in the East Midlands Deanery. I have recently completed an MD which involved research on the changing epidemiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms and the natural history of type II endoleak after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair. My research experience is mostly aortic and my current research interests are around AAA screening and the improvement of cardiovascular outcomes in patients with small aneurysms.
I am an ST5 in Vascular Surgery in the West Midlands and am also completing my higher degree looking at the mechanisms relating diabetes and abdominal aortic aneurysms. I have obtained funding from the Circulation foundation and was previously appointed to a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship. My research interests include diabetes as well as aortic and popliteal artery aneurysms.
I am an ST7 general surgical trainee in South Wales, having completed my MD in the basic sciences of Wound Healing in Cardiff. I am the Rouleaux Club ASiT representative and co-lead of the Welsh Barbers Research Group. My research interests include lower limb revascularisation, AV fistulae, amputations, wound healing and meta-analyses.
I am a Medical Student at the University of Leicester. I am currently doing an Intercalated BSc looking at prognostic biomarkers for malignant melanoma. I am also involved with the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN) in the optiFLAPP project.
Vascular Scientist Lead
I am a clinical vascular scientist and the current president of the Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland (SVT). I am based at University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM) and work for the NHS and the largest UK independent provider of diagnostic vascular ultrasound, IVS Ltd, as clinical training manager. Through my involvement with the SVT I also sit on a number of other committees including the advisory board to the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Program, British Medical Ultrasound Society and the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Vascular Nurse Lead
I work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in vascular surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, and I am a seconded committee member of the Society of Vascular Nurses. I have co-ordinated a large collaborative piece of work entitled the LEAP study – a multi-centre, multi-disciplinary study addressing surgical system failures during aortic surgery and their association with patient outcomes. I am currently undertaking a PhD in patient safety in vascular surgery funded by NIHR and the Circulation Foundation
I’m an ST6 trainee in Vascular surgery in the West Midlands, and the VERN-Rouleaux Club representative. This role allows me to contribute to and support surveys and reviews of training for UK vascular trainees. This includes support for trainees bringing ideas to VERN for wider participation. I’ve recently returned from research at St George’s investigating subclinical neurological injury during endovascular aneurysm repair. Ongoing research interests include developing models and markers of intraoperative neurological damage during aortic and carotid surgery.
I am a senior vascular trainee based in Scotland. I recently completed my PhD under the supervision of Professor Newby - I have expertise in imaging as well as clinical vascular research.
I am an ACF based in the Bristol Vascular Unit and I have been a member of the VERN executive committee since 2017.
I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Surgery with an interest in translational and clinical research. I have experience in designing and implementing randomised trials and leading national as well as international clinical studies. My current clinical and academic base is the Leicester Vascular Institute and NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, Sep 2016
How to Engage in Trainee-led Multicentre Collaborative Vascular Research: The Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN)
Bosanquet DC; Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN) Committee
- Int J Surg, Nov 2016
Academic requirements for Certificate of Completion of Training in surgical training: Consensus recommendations from the Association of Surgeons in Training/National Research Collaborative Consensus Group
Lee MJ, Bhangu A, Blencowe NS, Nepogodiev D, Gokani VJ, Harries RL; Association of Surgeons in Training/National Research Collaborative Consensus group, Akinfala M, Ali O, Allum W, Bosanquet DC, Boyce K, Bradburn M, Chapman SJ, Christopher E, Coulter I, Dean BJ, Dickfos M, El Boghdady M, Elmasry M, Fleming S, Glasbey J, Healy C, Kasivisvanathan V, Khan KS, Kolias AG, Lee SM, Morton D, O'Beirne J, Sinclair P, Sutton PA
- Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, Jul 2017
Multi-Centre Study on Cardiovascular Risk Management on Patients Undergoing AAA Surveillance
Saratzis A, Dattani N, Brown A, Shalhoub J, Bosanquet D, Sidloff D, Stather P; Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN)