International Prizes for Research

Joint meeting of the Section of Surgery, Royal Society of Medicine and Rotterdam Surgeons, Rotterdam – April 1996:
2nd Place: Iso-osmotic bowel preparation improves the accuracy of iliac artery colour flow Duplex examination                       
MS Whiteley,
AD Fox, R Harris, M Horrocks

European Venous Forum – 2nd Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy – September 2001:
3rd Prize: The saphenofemoral valve – gatekeeper turned into rearguard.
Fassiadis N, Holdstock JM, Whiteley MS.

11th International Vascular & Endovascular Course (IVEC) and 4th European Congress of the International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS) – Milan– October 2010
3rd Place: An in Vitro Study to Optimise the Treatment of Varicose Veins with RFiTT
GE Badham, SM Strong, MS Whiteley

Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology, Phoenix, Arizona – November 2014
Bronze Abstract Award (3rd Place): Mechanochemical Ablation (MOCA®) Increases Endothelial Damage and Penetration of Damage into the Media Layer of the Vein Wall Compared to Sclerotherapy Alone – A Study Using Histology and Immunohistochemistry MS Whiteley, CTD Lee, JM Li

Charing Cross International Symposium – London, April 2015
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: The Role of Intra-Operative Transvaginal Duplex Ultrasound during Pelvic Vein Embolisation.
P Diwakar, D Beckett, JM Holdstock, CS Harrison, MS Whiteley

30th Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology, Anaheim, California – November 2016
Bronze Medal (3rd Prize) for oral presentation: Potential differences in the ablation of the GSV by 810nm and 1470nm Endovenous Lasers, as shown by histology and immunohistochemistry using a novel method of in-vitro treatment.
HF Ashpitel, FJ Salguero, W García-Jiménez, RM La Ragione, MS Whiteley

Society for Vascular Surgery 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, San Diego, California – June 2017
Journal of Vascular Surgery – Venous and Lympahatic Disorders 2016 Most             Highly Cited Article Award: The European multicenter cohort study on cyanoacrylate embolization of refluxing great saphenous veins.
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2015 Jan;3(1):2-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.09.001. Epub 2014 Oct 18.
Proebstle TM, Alm J, Dimitri S, Rasmussen L, Whiteley M, Lawson J, Cher D, Davies A.

31st Annual Conference of the American College of Phlebology – Austin, Texas – Nov 2017
First Prize – Best Research Paper of Conference: Nutcracker Phenomena can be over-diagnosed by duplex ultrasound – left ovarian vein reflux can be the cause of renal vein narrowing rather than an effect of obstructive flow.
JM Holdstock, AM White, D Beckett, TJ Fernandez-Hart, H Ashpitel, JL Nemchand, MS Whiteley

31st Annual Conference of the American College of Phlebology – Austin, Texas – Nov 2017
Third Prize – Third Best Research Paper of Conference: Vulval Varicose Veins – Associations with Parity.
CE Davies, MS Whiteley, BA Price

International Session combined vWin Foundation and American College of Phlebology – Austin, Texas – Nov 2017
2nd Prize – Runner up in Poster Presentation Competition: Understanding the interaction of endovenous ablation techniques and the vein wall – immunohistochemistry reveals short term changes that simple histology cannot.
MS Whiteley, H Aspitel, FJ Salguero Bodes, RM La Ragione, J Nemchand

Controversies & Updates in Vascular Surgery (CACVS) – Paris, January 2018
e-poster and presentation: Third Prize
Left Ovarian Vein Reflux – An Ascending Disease Progression Pattern?
EB Dabbs, D Beckett, AM White, JM Holdstock, JL Nemchand, MS Whiteley.

American Venous Forum Annual Meeting – Palm Springs, February 2019
1st Prize for Best Poster: Laser power output from the fibre tip during EVLA is not always what the machine displays.
CE Davies, EB Dabbs, H Ashpitel, J L Nemchand, MS Whiteley

Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society Conference – Dubai, March 2019
2nd Prize for Best Presentation: Does left ovarian vein reflux cause a pseudo-and Nutcracker effect creating meso-aortic narrowing of the left renal vein?
D Beckett, JM Holdstock, AM White, TJ Fernandez-Hart, MS Whiteley

American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) – Phoenix, Arizona – November 2019
2nd Prize for Best International Presentation: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in the Treatment of Incompetent Superficial Veins and Perforating Veins – a Report of our Early Experience.
Mark Whiteley, Tim J Fernandez-Hart, Angie White, Emma Budd, Omar Abu-Bakr