Advanced Hepatobiliary Intervention Symposium

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

Hill Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4EW, United Kingdom


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Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

About the Event


Venue: The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Holiday Inn Birmingham City, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5  4EW


Date: 23rd January 2020


Course organisers: Dr Simon Travis, Dr Neil Prasad and Dr Greg Ramjas (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust)


There will be 5 CPD credits available for attending this symposium.


This event is for doctors with an interest in hepatobiliary intervention.


It is FREE to attend this symposium, but we do request a deposit of £30 to secure a place for this event that will be refunded upon attendance.  If you decide not to attend after registration, the deposit will be donated to the British Liver Trust.


Due to technical difficulties, payments are currently not accepted.  You can however still register to attend.






Coffee and Registration 9:00am – 9:45am


Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm


-        Percutaneous Lithotripsy and 3 case discussion - Dr Simon Travis & Mr Alabraba

        -        Risk stratification in biliary drainage and stenting – Dr Raman Uberoi

 -        Biliary drainage using ERCP and EUS: what does the future look like? – Dr Martin James



 Lunch 1:00pm – 1:45pm


Afternoon Sessions 2:00pm – 4:00pm


-        Complex biliary obstruction – challenges, solutions and failures- Dr Naomi Hersey

-        Percutaneous RFA of biliary system - Dr Clare Bent

       -        Discussion – Hot topics/Challenges within IR (Delegates to bring a couple of interesting cases ready for an open forum discussion).


Complimentary drinks reception 4:00pm – 6:00pm


Event Location

About the Organizer

Established in 2003, Healthcare 21/Aquilant is one of Northern Europe’s largest privately owned healthcare companies with operations across the UK, Germany, Austria and Ireland. We are a leading provider of sales, marketing, customer service, engineering service and logistics for a variety of market leading global medtech manufacturers. As a specialist supplier of leading edge healthcare solutions, premium consumables, medical devices, equipment and services to all categories of healthcare providers, we strive to assist clinicians, nursing and professional practitioners, patients and clients in achieving optimal clinical results and enhancing the quality of patient care and outcomes. With segmented, dedicated and highly motivated sales and marketing teams across each of our markets we are able to offer our partners and customers unrivalled levels of expertise and commitment to our entire product portfolio. Additionally, our healthcare focused logistics and distribution service offers an innovative and efficient solution across all our European markets for both our partners and customers providing next day service with options for same day emergency deliveries in key regions.


Event Speakers

Dr Simon Travis
Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Simon Travis is a vascular interventional radiologist who trained in Hull and Nottingham. He has been a consultant for 20 years and has a special interest in liver and biliary work. He has previously worked in Cornwall and Canada at the university of Toronto.

Dr Neil Prasad
Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Neil Prasad has been a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals since June 2018. Prior to that he trained as a radiology trainee/IR fellow in Sheffield. He is interested in the full remit of vascular and hepato-biliary intervention including interventional oncology."

Dr Greg Ramjas
Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Mr Edward Alabraba
Consultant Surgeon

Dr Clare Bent
Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Dr Clare Bent has worked as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Interventional Endoscopist in Bournemouth since 2009. Prior to this, she completed 2 years of fellowship training in Vascular and Non vascular IR split between Toronto, Canada and the Royal London Hospital, UK. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for renal denervation therapy, and has an active interest in research being PI for 4 international trials. Recently, Clare and her team won the Wessex clinical research prize for 'Best delivery of commercial research 2018'. Her clinical interests focus on interventional oncology, prostate artery embolisation, pelvic congestion syndrome, fEVAR/EVAR and renal denervation. She has two young children and is a keen swimmer and cyclist.

Dr Naomi Hersey
Consultant Radiologist

Naomi is a Consultant Radiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, subspecialising in non-vascular intervention. She was part of the first cohort to complete an interventional fellowship on the subspecialty IR curriculum, following which she completed a second IR fellowship in Vancouver, Canada. Naomi is one of two radiologists in Sheffield running a busy biliary practice with a caseload of around 150 PTCs per annum.

Dr Martin James
Consultant Hepatologist

Martin James has been a Consultant Hepatologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. After postgraduate training in South Africa, he completed an MRC Clinical Research Fellowship PhD and undertook sub-specialty training in transplant hepatology & ERCP at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He helped develop the Nottingham liver disease risk stratification pathway, the joint Nottingham-Cambridge Transplant Hepatology service and interventional EUS/ERCP biliary endoscopy fellowships in Nottingham. He is co-director of the Nottingham Endoscopy Masterclass and delivers regional & national HPB endosocpy training programmes. After 4 years as clinical lead for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, he is now HPB endoscopy lead in Nottingham and is one of the principal investigators in the National Institute of Health Biomedical Research Centre (NUHR BRC) at Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre.

Dr Raman Uberoi
Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Graduated Cambridge university 1995 Consultant interventional radiologist for over 21 years. Clinical director Radiology John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford 2010-2012. I have published over 128 articles in variety of journals. 2 Books and 7 Book chapters. I have been fortunate to serve on the following national and international committees BSIR rules committee 2002-2004. BSIR Audit and registries committee 2006-2008. Chair BSIR Audit and registries Committee 2009 Secretary BSIR 2011-2013 Vice President BSIR 2013-2015 President BSIR 2015-2017 Treasurer RSM radiology section 2006-2015 President RSM Radiology section 2016 Scientific programme committee 2009-2012. Chairman of the Scientific programme committee 2011. Treasurer royal society of medicine radiology 2006-20015 Royal college or Radiologists E standards committee 2008-2011 Royal college of Radiologist faculty board 2007-2010. Royal college or Radiologists Chairman of the regional leads 2005-2011. Chair of IR section IREFER RCR 2015/2016. Chair of RCR ISAS review group. Member of the RCR IR committee ECR interventional scientific programme subcommittee . CIRSE standards of practice committee 2005-2007 and currently chair 2017-current during which time produced standards on Aortic and Iliac stenting, SVC stenting , internal iliac artery embolizations, Aortic endoleaks and Gastrostomy. CIRSE rules committee 2009-2011. Current EBIR Deputy chairman. CIRSE European IR radiation standards taskforce group. NICE clinical guidance group on PAD. NICE group for IR procedures.