Vascular Limb Salvage Academy (VaLSA), is a lower limb revascularisation programme (VaLSA) for senior vascular surgical trainees and will go live for the first time starting this autumn.
It will involve competitive entry onto a 12 month training initiative consisting of three modules and the option of a 1-2-week fellowship in one of the participating centres. The modules are designed to complement and enhance the knowledge and operative skills of senior trainees vascular surgery for the treatment of lower limb peripheral arterial disease.
The training on each of the course modules will be undertaken by UK Vascular Surgeons and Radiologists with a proven track record in both lower limb treatment and clinical educational. The programme is run as a not for profit educational initiative with the cost for attending the full programme kept to the bare minimum through industry support;
The cost is currently £250 and is good value for a 2-day fresh frozen cadaveric workshop, a 2-day endovascular workshop and STARS. The academy is formally endorsed by BSET.
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