Bauerfeind Phlebology Award

For an innovative study investigating compression therapy in the field of phlebology

In association with the International Union of Phlebology (IUP), Bauerfeind AG, as a leading company in the field of compression treatment, has since 2001 been conferring the Bauerfeind Phlebology Award, which is endowed with prize money of € 20,000.

The presentation takes place as part of the World Congress or the Chapter Meetings of the UIP. The aim of the prize is to acknowledge an exceptionally interesting and innovative study design in the field of phlebology that has a connection to compression treatment. The prize money is there to finance such projects and will be distributed in tranches according to progress.

Applications for the Phlebology Award can be submitted to Bauerfeind AG. The assessment and selection of the submitted proposals is performed by an international jury made up of seven high-ranking participants, chaired by Prof. Kurosh Parsi, President of the IUP.

Application for the 11th Bauerfeind Phlebology Award

To participate you must have an idea for an excellent phlebological study design in the field of compression treatment.

Application papers:

  • Study protocol in accordance with the guidelines – Download guidelines
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (at least 3 relevant publications within the last 5 years)

The closing date for applications is March 30th 2022. The conferment of the 11th Bauerfeind Phlebology Award will take place during the World Congress der UIP, September 12th to 16th, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.

If you have further questions about the Bauerfeind Phlebology Award and how to apply please contact:

Dr. rer. nat. Peggy Schneider

Bauerfeind AG
Triebeser Straße 16
07937 Zeulenroda-Triebes

Winner of the 2019 award – Prof. Mark S. Whiteley & PhD Emma Budd

The Whiteley Clinic, Surrey, UK

Titel of the study: „Effect of compression treatment in patients with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)”

Together with Emma Budd, PhD, professor Mark Whiteley received the award, which also comes with EUR 20,000 in prize money, for his research project on the influence of compression therapy on patients with pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) – a condition that is still largely unexplored. Pelvic congestion syndrome is a pathological dilation of the ovarian veins, which can lead to considerable varicose veins in the pelvis.

Patients with symptoms of PCS are divided into two groups and receive either Ccl 2 compression shorts or the current standard therapy, comprising surgical coil embolization. The symptom scores, collected using a newly developed PCS-specific questionnaire, are compared, and changes in the veins are recorded in ultrasound examinations during the monitoring period of 3 months.

The British vascular surgeon has spent many years researching and teaching about venous disorders. In addition to the Whiteley Clinics in Guildford, London and Bristol, he also set up a foundation for treating leg wounds. Professor Whiteley previously taught at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London’s best-known teaching hospital, and lectured in surgery at Oxford University.

Award Ceremony

Occasion of award ceremony: UIP Chapter Meeting, Krakau, August 2019

Jury President: Dr. Nick Morrison – USA

Jury members:

  • Dr. Giovanni Mosti – Italien
  • Dr. Tim Wentel – Niederlande
  • Dr. Malay Patel – Indien
  • Prof. Attilio Cavezzi- Italien
  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Thomä – Deutschland

Curriculum vitae

Visiting Professor to University of Surrey, Appointed 1st April 2013

Executive Chairman, The Whiteley Clinic Ltd (incorporating Absolute Aesthetics)

  • 1986 – MB.BS. (University of London)
  • 1988 – Primary FRCS (Glasgow)
  • 1988 – Primary FRCS (London)
  • 1991 – FRCSEd (Edinburgh)
  • 1991 – FRCS (London)
  • 1996 – Intercollegiate Specialty Examination/General Surgery
  • 1997 – Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
  • 1998 – Master of Surgery – University of Bath

More Information

Selected Publications since 2017

High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers – a new non-invasive procedure and a potentially disruptive technology.
Whiteley MS.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 Dec 6:1-4. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2019.1699518. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Diagnosis and treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome: UIP consensus document.
Antignani PL, Lazarashvili Z, Monedero JL, Ezpeleta SZ, Whiteley MS, Khilnani NM, Meissner MH, Wittens CH, Kurstjens RL, Belova L, Bokuchava M, Elkashishi WT, Jeanneret-Gris C, Geroulakos G, Gianesini S, de Graaf R, Krzanowski M, Al Tarazi L, Tessari L, Wikkeling M.
Int Angiol. 2019 Aug;38(4):265-283. doi: 10.23736/S0392-9590.19.04237-8. Epub 2019 Jul 24. No abstract available.

If it Looks Like a Duck, Swims Like a Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck, Then it Probably is a Duck. What „The Duck Test“ Tells us About Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of LEED and Other EVLA Parameters.
Whiteley MS.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Aug;58(2):243. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2019.04.023. No abstract available.

Histopathologic differences in the endovenous laser ablation between jacketed and radial fibers, in an ex vivo dominant extrafascial tributary of the great saphenous vein in an in vitro model, using histology and immunohistochemistry.
Ashpitel HF, Dabbs EB, Salguero FJ, Nemchand JL, La Ragione RM, Whiteley MS.J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2019 Mar;7(2):234-245. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.09.017.

Varicose vein appearance caused by perforating vein incompetence detected after intense cycling.
Davies CE, White AM, Whiteley MS.
SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2017 Dec 11;5:2050313X17747490. doi: 10.1177/2050313X17747490. eCollection 2017.

Diagnosis of stenosis within the popliteal-femoral venous segment upon clinical presentation with a venous ulcer and subsequent successful treatment with venoplasty.
Dabbs E, Sheikh A, Beckett D, Whiteley MS.
SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2017 Nov 3;5:2050313X17740512. doi: 10.1177/2050313X17740512. eCollection 2017.

Anatomical abnormalities of the pelvic venous system and their implications for endovascular management of pelvic venous reflux.
Beckett D, Dos Santos SJ, Dabbs EB, Shiangoli I, Price BA, Whiteley MS.
Phlebology. 2018 Sep;33(8):567-574. doi: 10.1177/0268355517735727. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Pelvic vein embolisation of gonadal and internal iliac veins can be performed safely and with good technical results in an ambulatory vein clinic, under local anaesthetic alone – Results from two years‘ experience.
Whiteley MS, Lewis-Shiell C, Bishop SI, Davis EL, Fernandez-Hart TJ, Diwakar P, Beckett D.
Phlebology. 2018 Sep;33(8):575-579. doi: 10.1177/0268355517734952. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

Pelvic venous reflux in males with varicose veins and recurrent varicose veins.
Dabbs EB, Dos Santos SJ, Shiangoli I, Holdstock JM, Beckett D, Whiteley MS.
Phlebology. 2018 Jul;33(6):382-387. doi: 10.1177/0268355517728667. Epub 2017 Aug 31.

Suprapubic varicose vein formation during pregnancy following pre-pregnancy pelvic vein embolisation with coils, without any residual pelvic venous reflux or obstruction.
Dabbs E, Nemchand JL, Whiteley MS.
SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2017 Aug 8;5:2050313X17724712. doi: 10.1177/2050313X17724712. eCollection 2017.

Objective measurements of pelvic venous reflux and stratification of severity of venous reflux in pelvic congestion syndrome due to pelvic venous reflux.
Whiteley MS.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2017 Nov;33(11):2089-2091. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2017.1332987. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

Previous winners of the Bauerfeind Phlebology Award

Prof. Alberto Caggiati – 2018
Skin sonography in swollen legs. Basic findings and effects of medical elastic compression stockings (MECS)

Dr. Gyözö Szolnoky – 2015
Elastic compression elicited beneficial cardiovascular effects: a complex clinical study in healthy, lymphedematous and lipedematous individuals

Dr. Christopher Richard Lattimer – 2013
Stocking Outflow Performance in Venous and Lymphatic Disease

M.D., PhD Dragan J. Milic – 2011
The influence of compression stockings in the prevention of venous disorders in pregnancy

Prof. Kornelia Böhler – 2009
Kompressionstherapie bei oberflächlicher Phlebitis (SVTP)

Dr. Roeland Ceulen – 2007
How to utilize compression therapy after ultrasound guided sclerotherapy with foam for the treatment of varicose veins. 

PD Dr. Christina Jeanneret – 2005
Gastrocnemius veins: Follow up under compression therapy and correlation to clinical symptoms

Dr. Susanna Heising – 2003
Apoptose und Mikroangiopathie der Haut: Bedeutung für die chronische venöse Insuffizienz 

Prof. Dr. Yared Herouy – 2001
Wirkung der Kompressionstherapie bei chronisch venöser Insuffizienz auf molekularbiologischer Ebene