Congratulations go to Mr Christopher Lattimer who for the second time has won 2nd Prize at the 16th Annual Meeting of the European Venous Forum, which took place from the 2nd-4th July 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia, attracting over 800 delegates from all over the world.
The following presentation entitled: Increasing thigh compression pressure correlates with a reduction in the venous drainage index of air plethysmography. (CR Lattimer, S Doucet, E Kalodiki, M Azzam, V Ibegbuna, G Geroulakos) was from the Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Ealing Hospital & Imperial College and was given at the event.
The photo depicts Mr Christopher Lattimer (right) receiving the award on behalf of his team from the Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Imperial College (Stephen Doucet, Evi Kalodiki, Mustapha Azzam & George Geroulakos) who is shaking hands with the Chairman Professor Andrew Nicolaides (left) with the EVF President Professor Evgeny Shaydakov from St Petersburg in the centre.
This highly competitive award has provided a grant to the sum of £1,500 for Mr Lattimer to present his team’s work on venous drainage at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum held in Orlando, Florida, Feb 23-26. This is acknowledged to be the most prestigious venous meeting globally.
It is anticipated that the venous drainage index (VDI) of air-plethysmography will provide a reliable measurement of venous outflow obstruction in patients evaluated for venous stenting. This may lead on to a screening test which can be used in a clinical setting to monitor the success of venous stents and prevent invasive diagnostic investigations in patients with suspected venous obstruction.