Vascular Access for Hemodialysis XVII Symposium, June 9 - 11, 2022, Charleston, SC

Best Poster - 1st Place: Ifeanyi Okereke, MD - "Managing AV Access Related Cutaneous Malignancies"

Best Poster - Honorable Mention: Michael Tal, MD - "'March N’ Bend' Technique for Ultrasound Guided Access to the Distal Radial Artery"

Resident Presentation Competition - 1st Place: Muhammad Hafeez, MD - "Comparing Post-Maturation Outcomes of Arteriovenous Grafts and Fistulas"
Resident Presentation Competition - 2nd Place: Patrick Heindel, MD - "Bovine Carotid Artery Xenografts in Hemodialysis Access Revision"

Open Presentation Competition - 1st Place: Monnie Wasse, MD - "First in Human Evaluation of a Novel Biologic Regenerative Vascular Conduit for Hemodialysis Access"
Open Presentation Competition - 2nd Place: Linda Liu, BA - "Development of an Ex Vivo Bioreactor System to Model Arteriovenous Fistula Hemodynamics"
Open Presentation Competition - 3rd Place (TIE): Karl Illig, MD - "Initial Experience with the Surfacer Device for Intrathoracic Outflow Occlusion: Mid-term Results" and Adina Voiculescu, MD - "Real Life Outcomes of Endo-AVFs in a Tertiary Care Clinical Center with High Autogenous Access Creation"


Vascular Access for Hemodialysis XV Symposium, May 10-12, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Best Resident Abstract: Alonso Diaz, MD
"Significance of a Protocol Based Arteriovenous Dialysis AccessSite Maintenance Program"

Best Poster - 1st Place: Cesar D. Cuen-Ojeda, MD
"Hemodialysis Access Creation in Systemic Lupus Erythematous Patients. What is the Optimal Alternative?"

Best Poster - 2nd Place: George A.Blessios, MD, PhD, FACS
"Effects of Preoperative Inflow Artery Volume Flow Measurements to the Outcome of Arteriovenous Fistula Creation"

Best Poster - 3rd Place: Ulf Krueger, PhD
"Boone and Bane of the Thrill"


Vascular Access for Hemodialysis XIV Symposium, May 12-14, 2016, Chicago, IL

Best Abstract Presentation Awards

1st Place: Will Chapman, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
"Cephalic Vein Fistulae in the Arm: Does Site Determine Long Term Outcome?"

2nd Place:Emma Aitken, MD, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow United Kingdom
"Does Regional Compared to Local Anaesthesia Influence Outcome After Arteriovenous Fistula Creation? A Multi Centre Randomised Controlled Trial"

3rd Place: Patrick McGlynn, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
"Vein Mapping-Related Contrast Dye Exposure, Contrast Induced Nephropathy, and time to Dialysis in CKD Patients"


Vascular Access for Hemodialysis XIV Symposium, May 2 - 3, 2014, Dallas, TX

Best Abstract Presentation Awards

1st Place: Angela L. Gucwa, MD, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC
"Description and Outcomes of a Simple Surgical Technique for Treating Arteriovenous Fistula Pseudoaneurysms"

2nd Place:John Yerxa, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
"The Role of Exogenous Nitrates in Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation "

3rd Place: Emma L. Aitken, MD, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom
"A Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Continuous to Interrupted Sutures for Radiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistulae "


Access for Hemodialysis XIII Symposium, May 10 – 11, 2012, Orlando, FL
Best Abstract Presentation Awards

1st Place: Sean Hislop, MD, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester N.Y.
"Transaxillary First Rib Resection for Fistula Salvage: Does It Work?"

2nd Place: Roberto Iglesias, MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC
"The Management of Dysfunctional Prosthetic Arteriovenous Accesses by Interventional Nephrologists and Surgeons. A Comparison of Outcomes"

Award for Best New VASA Slogan: “Access Excellence”
Angela Barnett


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