Vascular Access for Dialysis

Royal College of Surgeon England


  • Arteriovenous ultrasound assessment
  • Anastomosis techniques
  • Snuff box fistula
  • Radiocephalic fistula (PBAs)
  • Basilic vein transposition
  • Brachiocephalic fistula (PBAs)
  • Upper limb graft

Learning outcomes

At the completion of the course participants will:

  • know current guidelines for vascular access provision;
  • be proficient in theoretical and practical decision making regarding vascular access;
  • be competent at basic upper limb arteriovenous ultrasound assessment prior to access formation;
  • be proficient in the surgical techniques of vascular access creation;
  • know options in postoperative surveillance options for vascular access;
  • be competent in the management of access complications (eg failure to mature, thrombosis, venous hypertension, steal).


Target Audience / Suitability

ST3-8, consultants and SAS Grades.


  • Practical workshops using unembalmed cadavers, ultrasound and jigs
  • Didactic lectures
  • Case based discussions

Additional Information

If you are attending this course as a participant in a non-training grade, this course has been allocated 12 CPD points counting towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Why take this course?

Interactive discussions with renal access experts will strengthen your knowledge of planning, decision making and management of renal access surgery and potential complications.

Delegate Feedback

‘I would recommend this course for every vascular surgeon in training.’

‘I think it was an extremely well run, coordinated and thought out course. I personally gained more than I thought I would from it.’


Thu, Dec. 15 - Fri, Dec. 16, 2016


Royal College of Surgeon England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
United Kingdom