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Prize Winning Varicose Vein Treatments


Prize Winning Varicose Vein Treatments

The Whiteley Clinic is a unique vein clinic as it funds a large research programme into treating varicose veins and other venous conditions. Since 2002, The Whiteley Clinic has regularly won prizes and awards for research into varicose veins and vein treatments.

It is through this research that The Whiteley Clinic is able to produce The Whiteley Protocol® and to keep it constantly updated bringing the very latest and best investigations and treatments to patients with varicose veins and other vein conditions such as venous leg ulcers.


International Awards

  • California November 2016 – 30th Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology
    3rd Prize
    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
30th Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology - 3rd Prize Rosette
  • London April 2015 – Charing Cross International Symposium
    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
Charing Cross International Symposium London 2015 - Certificate of Merit International Rosette
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA – 28th Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology
    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
American College of Phlebology Bronze Abstract Award 2014 - 3rd Place International Rosette
  • Milan 2010 – 11th International Vascular & Endovascular Course (IVEC) and 4th European Congress of the International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS)
    3rd Place
    An in Vitro Study to Optimise the Treatment of Varicose Veins with RFiTT
    GE Badham, SM Strong, MS Whiteley
Milan 2010 IVEC ISVS - 3rd Place International Rosette

National Awards

  • London, May 2015 – Venous Forum Annual Spring Meeting, Royal Society of Medicine
    FIRST PRIZE
    Analysis of the biological effect of the 1920nm laser on the great saphenous vein wall, using immunohistochemical analysis of the expression of VCAM-1 and p-P53, when treated with various LEEDs.
    H. Ashpitel, MS Whiteley
Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine London 2015 - First Prize National Rosette
  • London, 2014 – Venous Forum Annual Spring Meeting, Royal Society of Medicine
    FIRST PRIZE
    The Effects of Altitude, Temperature, Gas to Sclerosant Ratio, Air vs. 50:50 Mixture of CO2 and O2, Foam Volume, Presence of Silicone and Consecutive Uses of Syringes on the Longevity of Tessari-made Foam for Sclerotherapy
    SB Patel, AE Ostler, SJ Santos, TM Pirie, MS Whiteley
Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine London 2014 - First Prize National Rosette
  • London, 2013 – Annual Spring Meeting of the Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine
    PRIZE – Best poster
    Ten Year Results of Radiofrequency Ablation (VNUS Closure®) of the Great Saphenous and Anterior Accessory Saphenous Veins, in the Treatment of Varicose Veins
    DC Taylor, AM Whiteley, TJ Fernandez-Hart, MS Whiteley
Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine London 2013 - Best Poster National Rosette
  • Bristol, 2007 – Annual Spring Meeting of the Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine
    PRIZE – Second place for best paper
    Is it possible to damage a laser fibre during delivery of tumescent anaesthesia for endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)?
    JM Holdstock, CC Harrison, C Smith, P Marsh, CL McGuinness, MS Whiteley, BA Price
Venous Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine Bristol 2007 - Second place for best paper National Rosette
  • Edinburgh, 2006 – Society of Vascular Technologists, Annual General Meeting
    PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER:
    Prevalence of Pelvic Vein Reflux in Female Patients Presenting with Leg Varicose Veins
    JM Holdstock, C Harrison, C Smith, P Marsh, BA Price, CL McGuinness, AJ Lopez, MS Whiteley
Society of Vascular Technologists Edinburgh 2006 - Prize for Best Paper National Rosette
  • Harrogate, 2004 – Vascular Surgical Society of GB & I (VSSGBI) –
    VENOUS FORUM PRIZE
    Perforator Veins Do Not Remain Closed Following Long Saphenous Vein Stripping – Results Of A Randomised Trial With A One Year Follow Up.
    Kianifard B, Holdstock J, Allan C, Smith C, Price B, Whiteley MS.
Vascular Surgical Society of GB & I Harrogate 2004 - Venous Forum Prize National Rosette
  • Belfast, 2002 – Society of Vascular Technologists, Annual General Meeting
    PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER:
    Superficial Femoral Vein Velocities using currently available products aimed at reducing Venous Thrombo-Embolism (VTE) during air travel
    A.G. MacKinnon, A Clarke, C Smith, JM Holdstock, BA Price, MS Whiteley
Society of Vascular Technologists Belfast 2002 - Prize for best paper National Rosette

Regional Awards

  • Wimbledon, January 2005 – South West Thames Vascular Group –
    PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER
    Strip tract re-vascularisation after stripping of the long saphenous vein – Histological and duplex evidence
    A Munasinghe, P Wilkerson, MB Sikkel, B Kianifard, C Smith, BA Price, JM Holdstock, MS Whiteley
South West Thames Vascular Group Wimbledon 2005 - Best Paper Regional Rosette