Prof. Lourens Bester

Qualifications

M.B.,B.S.(Hons)

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1983-1987
  • Honours Graduate - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1998

Fellowships

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1999 - FRACGP
  • Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, 1996 - FACNEM.
  • Australasian College of Phlebology, 2005, FACP

Published Research

  • Venous Valves: Ultrasonic Imaging and Repair - Gracé JA, Lane RJ, Coroneous JC, Cuzzilla M. -  ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73: A123 (Suppl.)
  • Long Term Comparison of External Valvular Stenting and Stripping of Varicose Veins - Lane RJ, Gracé JA, Coroneous JC, Cuzzilla ML. - ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73: 605-609.
  • Ultrasonic Imaging of Incompetent Venous Valves and Exo-Stent Repair. Phlebologie-Annales vasculaires - Gracé JA, Lane RJ, Cuzzilla ML, Coroneous JC. 2004;57,n°3:237-52.
  • Dynamic Popliteal Entrapment - Lane RJ, Gracé JA, Cuzzilla ML, Coroneous JC. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003. Submission Accepted.
  • External Stenting of the Sapheno-Femoral Junction in the Treatment of Varicose Veins: A Physiological Solution - Lane RJ, Coroneos JC, Cuzzilla ML, Gracé JA, Platt JT, Phillips MN. British Journal of Surgery 2004. Submission Accepted.
  • Treatment of Recurrent Varicose Veins with Foam EchoSclerotherapy - Gracé JA, Lane RJ. Submission Pending, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Phlebology.
  • Aetiology and Management of Recurrent Varicose Veins Following External Valvular Stenting of the SaphenoFemoral Junction - Lane RJ, Coroneous JC, Gracé JA, Cuzzilla M. . ANZ Journal of Surgery. Submission Pending.
  • Evaluation of Unix based e-Health System - Grace J. . RACGP Journal

Clinical Trials

  • Investigation of venous ulcer healing rates and the use of (1-3)-ß-D-Glucan. and Investigation of improved dermal immune system response with (1-3)-ß-D-Glucan. - Study Type: Double Blind, Single Cohort, Prospective, Phase II, Total 60 patients.
  • Investigation into the Application of red, near infrared light as a basis for Light Guided Sclerotherapy (LGM). Study Type: Single Cohort, Descriptive Study, Total 110 patients

Ongoing Post Graduate Training

  • Sclerotherapy Certification - Australasian College of Phlebology Sydney, June 2002
  • Sclerotherapy Certification Examination (written/oral/clinical) Australasian College of Phlebology, Sydney, March 2002
  • Accredited Provider Workshop - Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development Programs (QA & CPD)
  • Australian College of General Practitioners, Sydney, March 2002
  • General Practice (5year) Accreditation, Regency Medical Group, Sydney, March 2001
  • Preceptorship in Ultrasound Guided Injection Sclerotherapy - Australasian College of Phlebology, Newcastle Australia, 2000
  • Cosmetic Medicine & Phlebology - Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia and Australasian College of Phlebology, Sydney, 2000
  • Laser Certification - Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia, Sydney, 2000
  • Authorised Medical Practitioner Workshop - Work Cover Authority NSW, Sydney, 2000
  • Preceptorship in the use of CO2 Laser and Photoderm - Nevada USA, 1999
  • 12th Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, San Francisco USA, 1999
  • Phlebology - Skin Cancer Foundation Australia, Sydney, 1999
  • Mediation and Negotiation Skills Training - Work Cover Authority, Sydney, 1999
  • Fellowship Examination - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sydney, 1999
  • Fellowship Examination - Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Melbourne, 1996
  • GP Supervisor - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sydney, 1994
  • Quality Assurance and Continuing Education Program
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1993-1995
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1996-1998
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1999-2001
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2002-2004
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2005-2007
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2008-2010
  • Health Surveillance of Workers Exposed to Hazardous Substances - Work Cover Authority, Sydney, 1993
  • Diving Medicine - Bond University, Queensland, 1993
  • Nutritional and Environmental Medicine - Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Victoria, 1991
  • Occupational Medicine - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sydney, 1990
  • Authorisation of Medical Officers in Occupational Medicine - Work Cover Authority, Sydney, 1990
  • Sports Medicine - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1989
  • Sports Injury Management - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1989