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Introduction to Vascular Surgical Training

An induction to vascular surgical training, comprising of a two day residential course.

This course provides a full introduction and overview of vascular surgical training with an introduction to venous and endovascular techniques.


ST3 Vascular Speciality Trainees 2023

(c) Anthony Anthony


The faculty comprise of members of the Vascular Society and Training Programme Directors (TPDs)


  • Open surgery simulation - patch arterial repair
  • Endovascular – introduction to sheaths, wires and catheters
  • Endovascular – peripheral simulation
  • Case based discussions – Diabetic foot, ruptured AAA and Acute limb ischaemia
  • Introduction to ultrasound


  • Open surgery jig and sutures
  • Loupes
  • Endovascular simulators
  • Ultrasound machines

Next Course

Location: Leeds

Organiser: Mr Patrick Coughlin

Date: September 26th / 27th September 2024.

Past Courses

2020-2023 - Bristol (Mr Timothy Beckitt)

ASPIRE 3 2023 was held during September 2023 in Bristol.  Organiser Mr T Beckitt.

ASPIRE 3 2022 was held during September 2022 in Bristol.  Organiser Mr T Beckitt.

ASPIRE 3 2021 was held during September 2021, Virual meeting.  Organiser Mr T Beckitt.

Programme 2023 Feedback 2023

2017-2019 - Wolverhampton (Mr Andrew Garnham)

ASPIRE 3 2019 was held 27th-29th September 2019 in Wolverhampton. Organiser Mr Andrew Garnham.

ASPIRE 3 2018 (Induction to Vascular Surgical Training) was held on the 28th-30th September 2018. 

ASPIRE 3 2017 was held in Wolverhampton 29th September - 1st October 2017.  Organiser Mr Andrew Garnham.

Programme for 2017Feedback for 2017

ASPIRE 3 2016 was held in ? 23rd September - 25th September 2016.  Organiser ?.

Programme for 2016, Feedback for 2016