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Vascular SIG Day - Adelaide

  05 Feb 2022  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM        6.00 CPD Points.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Days have been re-introduced into the events calendar by the ASA in 2022, focusing on one stream over the course of a day with a networking function at the conclusion.

We will showcase four expert speakers rotating in a lecture and live scanning format throughout the day, tailored to advanced sonographers in the vascular field.

The VAS SIG Day in Adelaide is brought to you by the ASA, in partnership with Philips Healthcare.

Presentations by (see speaker tab for bios):

  • Daniel Rae – Advanced CVI and Varicose Vein Mapping: What the surgeon wants to know!
  • Donna Oomens – Beyond the Aorta: Mesenteric & Renal Scanning
  • Jacqui Robinson – Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Matthew Adams – Not Another Carotid Ultrasound Talk....

Each speaker will present on their topic and include live scanning. Please note: delegate interaction will be at the discretion of presenter/patient & dependant on COVID restrictions. Synopses of presentations to come soon.

At the conclusion of the event, please stay and enjoy the networking session, including drinks and canapes.

NOTE: Event numbers are strictly limited, so register early to avoid missing out.


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This event is proudly sponsored by Philips.







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Networking Drinks





Daniel Rae
Head Sonographer - Sunshine Coast Vascular

Presentation Title: Advanced CVI and Varicose Vein Mapping:  What the surgeon wants to know!

Bio: Daniel is Head Sonographer with Sunshine Coast Vascular. He completed his ultrasound training through the University of South Australia and has spent most of his sonography career working in Queensland and Western Australia. Daniel has a passion for vascular education with a particular interest in venous haemodynamics. He presents regularly at a local, national and international level, with regular work contributing to Rad-Aid's lecture series in Ethiopia. He is also a member of the ASA Vascular Special Interest group (SIG).

Donna Oomens
Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator - Western Sydney University

Presentation Title: Beyond the Aorta: Mesenteric & Renal Scanning

Bio: Donna Oomens has been working as a vascular sonographer for 30years and during this time has been involved at many levels with training and teaching. Currently Donna  is both an academic at Western Sydney University and Chief Sonographer for Western Sydney Vascular Services. Concurrently Donna is studying as an HDR student at USYD.  Donna has remained passionate about quality performance in ultrasound and the role mentors have to play in this regard. Donna has presented at many ASA meetings nationally, as well as been a previous co-convenor of the ASA Annual Meeting.  Donna has spent time overseas holding vascular workshops in Singapore and working in Pakistan to improve vascular ultrasound. Donna was delighted last year to have been awarded the ASA NSW Sonographer of the Year award.  Looking forward, Donna hopes to remain closely involved in training the talented sonographers of the future. 

Jacqui Robinson
Chief Vascular Sonographer - Liverpool Hospital

Presentation Title: Arteriovenous Fistulas

Bio: Jacqui is the Chief Vascular Sonographer at Liverpool Hospital and Research Fellow at the South Western Sydney Limb Preservation & Wound Research Academic Unit.  Her clinical role in a teaching hospital which is also a Level 1 Trauma Centre sustains Jacqui’s love of high acuity, complex patient care and multidisciplinary teaching.  Her role as Research Fellow sees her working alongside clinician researchers from the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and the research team at the Biomedical Engineering and Neurosciences Research Program at the MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University.  Jacqui is passionate about vascular sonography education and presents both nationally and internationally.