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The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies 20th International Workshop  Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 April, 2014

The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies held in Melbourne, Australia has just concluded.


This biannual meeting was attended by a wide array of specialists including interventional radiologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, oncologists and pathologists, and presented the latest developments in this fast moving area.  We were pleased to have Professor S Paul Oh,  Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, USA as our keynote speaker.

Certificates of Attendance will be sent to meeting attendees in the near future.  The meeting does not offer CME Credit.

Award Winners

20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies - Melbourne

John Mulliken Award for Best Scientific Paper:
Venous Malformation: from causative TIE2 mutations to murine model and targeted therapy

Elisa Boscolo, Kyu-Tae Kang, Nisha Limaye, Julie Soblet, Melanie Uebelhoer, Mariut Natynki, Carlo Brugnara, Emmanuel Seront, Lauri Eklund, Miikka Vikkula, Laurence Boon


Robert Schobinger Award for Best Clinical Paper:
Updating and expanding the ISSVA classification of vascular anomalies: A proposal

Michel Wassef, Denise Adams, Ahmad Alomari, Eulalia Baselga, Alejandro Berenstein, Francine Blei, Patricia Burrows, Ilona Frieden, Maria Garzon, Juan-Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez, David Lord, Julie Prendiville and Miikka Vikkula


Stephan Belov Award for the best poster:
Randomized, triple blind, intra-individually placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of topical rapamycin associated with PDL in SWS´s patients

Pedro Redondo, Leyre Aguado, Maider Pretel, Laura Marques, Alejandro Sierra, Pablo Boixeda and Eulalia Baselga

Odile Enjolras, MD

Travel Award for Promising Investigators in the Field of Vascular Anomalies

Odile Enjolras, MD

This year we were pleased to offer the Odile Enjolras, MD, Travel Award in honor and memory of our colleague and long-time member.  This award has been established to assist promising investigators and clinicians with costs of attending the international workshop.  In recognition of the 20th Annual Workshop we offered two awards in 2014.  In the future one award winner will be chosen for each Annual Workshop

2014 Travel Award Winners:
Rasul Sadykov, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tashkent Medical Academy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Maria Gnarra, MD
PhD Student, Program of Skin Oncology, Catholic University of Scared Heart, Rome
Trainee Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston