Lakewood, CO, March 24, 2010 – The Venous Disease Coalition’s Venous Disease Research Awards recognize important research relevant to the understanding and/or treatment of venous disease. The Coalition seeks to identify exceptional contributions to venous disease research. These annual awards assist healthcare practitioners, medical journals, the media, and the public by featuring important new knowledge in the field of venous disease.
Nominations will be accepted in three award categories, 1) basic science, 2) clinical outcomes and 3) implementation of quality improvement activities. Nominated research papers should provide important or novel insights into the basic science of thrombogenesis and thrombus resolution; clinical outcomes; or the implementation of quality improvement activities related to venous disease. These categories are not intended to be all inclusive and additional relevant areas of research may be equally worthy of recognition.
Submission requirements include:
· A short description (150-300 words) of the features that makes this research meritorious and deserving of the 2010 Venous Disease Research Award.
· A copy of the article (articles must have been published between January 2009 and June 2010)
· Up-to-date contact information for the lead author of the article
· Submissions due June 25, 2010 to:
Venous Disease Coalition
fax: 303.989.0200; telephone: 303.989.0500
The awards will be presented at the Vascular Disease Foundation’s dinner in Washington DC on September 20, 2010. A monetary award and travel and hotel expenses for the recipient of the awards is provided. Winners will be notified mid-July 2010.
About the Venous Disease Coalition
The Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) (www.venousdiseasecoalition.org) promotes the urgent need to make venous thromboembolism or “VTE” a major U.S. public health priority. The VDC is an alliance of leading health professional societies and patient advocacy groups that have united around a common goal: to improve the survival rates and quality of life for individuals with, or at risk for, venous disease. It is a division of the Vascular Disease Foundation
About the Vascular Disease Foundation
The Vascular Disease Foundation is a national, nonprofit, public education organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and management of vascular disease. Its outstanding board of directors includes physicians, nurses, vascular technologists, rehabilitation professionals, and clinical researchers who have been on the forefront of fighting vascular diseases for many years. For more information, visit www.vdf.org or call 888.VDF.4INFO (888.833.4463).