Bauerfeind Phlebology Award

Bauerfeind Phlebology Award

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 creative 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 Dr. Nick Morrison, President of the IUP.

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Application for the 10th 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 April 30th 2019.

The conferment of the 10th Bauerfeind Phlebology Award will take place during the Chapter Meeting of the IUP, August 25 to 27, 2019 in ICE Krakow Congress Centre. 


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

Dr. rer. nat. Nadine Rüdiger

Bauerfeind AG
Triebeser Straße 16
07937 Zeulenroda-Triebes

Telefon: +49 (0) 36628-66-1400

Winner of the 2018 award - Alberto Caggiati, MD, PhD
Award Winner 2018 – Alberto Caggiati, MD, PhD

Alberto Caggiati, MD, PhD

Award winner 2018

Clinic: Via Monte delle Gioie 5, 00199, Rome, Italy

Title of study: „Skin sonography in swollen legs. Basic findings and effects of medical elastic compression stockings (MECS)”

The clinical evaluation of edema in venous patients is currently based on tape measurements and palpation of the swollen leg. The ultrasound (US) examination is only used to determine the position and pattern of venous lesions, although modern duplex scanners allow excellent morphological assessment of the skin and subcutaneous layers (CL and SCL).

A primary objective of this study is to evaluate the US change in CL and SCL in swollen legs due to acute venous disease and chronic venous insufficiency as well as possible comorbidities. Based on this analysis, possible effects of medical elastic compression stockings (MECS) will be investigated to evaluate the US skin changes during MECS treatment. The MECS are prescribed according to the current guidelines. In these cases, the ultrasound examination of the skin is repeated during routine checks.

Award Ceremony

Occasion of award ceremony:

  • UIP World Congress of Phlebology, Melbourne, February 4th-8th 2018

Jury President:

  • Dr. Nick Morrison – USA

Jury members:

  • Dr. Giovanni Mosti - Italy
  • Dr. Tim Wentel - Netherlands
  • Dr. Malay Patel - India
  • Prof. Attilio Cavezzi- Italy
  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Thomä – Germany 

Curriculum vitae

Born in Florence, Italy, 18/09/1957

  • 1981 Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 1986 Degree in Vascular Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 1991 Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 2001 Professor of Anatomy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 2006 Member of the American Venous Forum

Publications from 2013 to 2017

Saphenous vein wall thickness in age and venous reflux-associated remodeling in adults. Caggiati A. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2017 Sep;5 (5):771-772.

Ultrasonography of Skin Changes in Legs with Chronic Venous Disease. Caggiati A.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2016 Oct;52(4):534-542.

Assessment of posterior accessory great saphenous vein of the leg using ultrasonography: a preliminary study. Yuce I, Oguzkurt L, Eren S, Levent A, Kantarci M, Yalcin A, Caggiati A. Surg Radiol Anat. 2016 Jan;38(1):123-6.

Confluence of the right internal iliac vein into a compressed left common iliac vein. Caggiati A, Amore M, Sedati P. Phlebology. 2016 Mar;31(2):145-6.

Society for Vascular Surgery and American Venous Forum Guidelines on the management of venous leg ulcers: the point of view of the International Union of Phlebology. Mosti G, De Maeseneer M, Cavezzi A, Parsi K, Morrison N, Nelzen O, Rabe E, Partsch H, Caggiati A, Simka M, Obermayer A, Malouf M, Flour M, Maleti O, Perrin M, Reina L, Kalodiki E, Mannello F, Rerkasem K, Cornu-Thenard A, Chi YW, Soloviy M, Bottini O, Mendyk N, Tessari L, Varghese R, Etcheverry R, Pannier F, Lugli M, Carvallo Lantz AJ, Zamboni P, Zuolo M, Godoy MF, Godoy JM, Link DP, Junger M, Scuderi A. Int Angiol. 2015 Jun;34(3):202-18. Epub 2015 Apr 21. No abstract available.

Primary varicose vein of the upper limb. Caggiati A. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Feb;41(2):298-9.

Frank Bernand Cockett 1916-2014. Caggiati A, Kalodiki E, Partsch H. Phlebology. 2015 Mar;30(2):150-2. doi: 10.1177/0268355514565195. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Progressive compression, plantar load and calf venous pump. Caggiati A, Mander A. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jul;48(1):106-7.

Cartilaginous metaplasia of varicose veins: a case report. Caggiati A, Franceschini M. Phlebology. 2013 Apr;28(3):165-7.

Winner of the 2015 award - Dr. Győző Szolnoky
Dr. Győző Szolnoky
Dr. Győző Szolnoky

2015 winner

Clinic: Phlebo-Lymphology and Wound Care Unit, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Univerity of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Title of the study: Elastic compression elicited beneficial cardiovascular effects: a complex clinical study in healthy, lymphedematous and lipedematous individuals

Purpose of the study: We aim to see whether measurable beneficial effects on aortic function could be attributed to knee-high leg sports or non-graduated stockings in healthy individuals and medical compression panty-hoses in lymph- and lipedema patients. Eligible probands are subjected to blood pressure, two-dimensional echocardiography and pulse wave velocity measurements to determine aortic elastic properties before and after using compression garments. All studies are conducted under static circumstances except sports and non-graduated stocking trials where dynamic measurements with treadmill exercises are as well accomplished.

Award ceremony

Presentation of the award:

  • IUP Asian Chapter Meeting, Seoul (Korea), August 2015

Jury chairman:

  • Dr. Angelo Scuderi - Brazil

Members of the jury:

  • Prof. Hugo Partsch - Austria (Study director)
  • Dr. Giovanni Mosti - Italy
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Uhl - France
  • Dr. Edith de Boer - Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Roberto Simkin - Argentina
  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Thomä - Germany


  • 1995 Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1995-96 and 1997- Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1996-97 Postdoc Fellowship at Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • 2000 dermatology board certification
  • 2002 PhD, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Publications 2013 to 2018

Szolnoky G, Gavallér H, Gönczy A, Bihari I, Kemény L, Forster T, Nemes A. The Effects of Below-Knee Medical Compression Stockings on Pulse Wave Velocity of Young Healthy Volunteers. J Strength Cond Res. 2018 Jun 20

Szolnoky G, Ifeoluwa A, Tuczai M, Varga E, Varga M, Dosa-Racz E, Kemeny L. Measurement of capillary fragility: a useful tool to differentiate lipedema from obesity? Lymphology. 2017;50(4):203-209

Szolnoky G, Currently the best treatment for lipoedema. Br J Dermatol. 2016 May;174(5):959-60

Szolnoky G, Filkor K, Németh T, Nagy I, Kondorosi É, Urbán E, Kemény LThe expression of inflammatory cytokines, TAM tyrosine kinase receptors and their ligands is upregulated in venous leg ulcer patients: a novel insight into chronic wound immunity. Int Wound J. 2015 Jul 20

Szolnoky G, Szél E, Kemény L, Groma G. Pathophysiological dilemmas of lipedema. Med Hypotheses. 2014;83:599-606

Szolnoky G, Szél E, Korom I, Bata-Csörgő Z, Adamkovich N, Annus JK, Kovács L, Krenács L, Meszes A, Modok S, Ondrik Z, Kemény L.What can vasculitic leg ulcers implicate? Int Wound J. 2014 Sep 3

Szolnoky G, Dobozy A, Kemény L.Towards an effective management of chronic lymphedema. Clin Dermatol. 2014;32:685-91

Szolnoky G, Lee BB, Antignani PL, Baroncelli TA, Boccardo FM, Ibrorson H, Campisi C, Damstra RJ, Flour M, Giannoukas A, Laredo J, Liu NF, Michelini S, Piller N, Rockson SG, Scuderi A, Yamamoto T. Iua-Isvi consensus for diagnosis guideline of chronic lymphedema of the limbs. Int Angiol. 2014 Mar 19

Szolnoky G, Lee BB, Andrade M, Antignani PL, Boccardo F, Bunke N, Campisi C, Damstra R, Flour M, Forner-Cordero I, Gloviczki P, Laredo J, Partsch H, Piller N, Michelini S, Mortimer P, Rabe E, Rockson S, Scuderi A, Villavicencio JL. Diagnosis and treatment of primary lymphedema. Consensus document of the International Union of Phlebology (IUP)-2013

;International Union of Phlebology. Int Angiol. 2013;32(6):541-74

Szolnoky G, Nees-Szabó D, Molnár G, Varga E, Varga M, Kemény L. Comparison of Mediven ulcer kit and Mediven Plus compression stockings: measurement of volume, interface pressure and static stiffness index changes. Veins and Lymphatics 2013;2:e13

Winner of the 2013 award - Dr. Christopher Richard Lattimer
Dr. Christopher Richard Lattimer
Dr. Christopher Richard Lattimer

2013 winner

Clinic: Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Ealing Hospital & Imperial College, London.

Title of the study: “Stocking Outflow Performance in Venous and Lymphatic Disease”

The purpose of the study is to examine the improvement in venous return through wearing Class 1 or Class 2 below-knee compression stockings, using air plethysmography and, based on a hemodynamic improvement, to draw conclusions about customizing compression stockings. Four subject groups are being examined for this: patients with chronic venous insufficiency, post-thrombotic syndrome or lymphedema and subjects with healthy veins.

Award ceremony

Presentation of the award:

  • IUP World Congress Boston (USA), September 2013

Jury chairman:

  • Dr. Angelo Scuderi - Brazil

Members of the jury:

  • Prof. Hugo Partsch - Austria (Study director)
  • Dr. Giovanni Mosti - Italy
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Uhl - France
  • Dr. Edith de Boer - Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Roberto Simkin - Argentina
  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Thomä - Germany


  • 1986 – MBBS University of London
  • 1998 – Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery
  • 1999 – Gerard Townsley Clinical Vascular Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Centre, New York, USA
  • 2000 – MS (Thesis) on Carotid Artery Restenosis, University of London
  • 2009 – FdIT, University London
  • 2014 – PhD, Imperial College, London, UK

Publications 2012 to 2018

Lattimer CR, Fareed J, Hoppensteadt D, Maia P, Ligi D, Mannello F, Kalodiki E. Validation of a Gravitational Model to Study Local Endogenous Biomarkers in Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Sep 1

Lattimer CR. The Compression Paradox of Deep Veins May Not be a Paradox. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Aug 31

Lattimer CR, Azzam M, Papaconstandinou JA, Villasin M, Ash S, Kalodiki E. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation reduces sludge in the popliteal vein. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2018 Mar;6(2):154-162

Lattimer CR, Kalodiki E, Mendoza E, Geroulakos G. Regarding "The value of hemodynamic measurements by air plethysmography in diagnosing venous obstruction  of the lower limb". J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2016 Oct;4(4):537

Lattimer CR, Kalodiki E, Azzam M, Geroulakos G. Haemodynamic Performance of Low Strength Below Knee Graduated Elastic Compression Stockings in Health, Venous Disease, and Lymphoedema. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;52(1):105-12

Lattimer CR, Azzam M, Kalodiki E, Shawish E, Trueman P, Geroulakos G. Cost and effectiveness of laser with phlebectomies compared with foam sclerotherapy in superficial venous insufficiency. Early results of a randomised controlled trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2012; 43(5):594-600

Lattimer CR, Azzam M, Kalodiki E, Geroulakos G. Hemodynamic changes at the saphenofemoral junction during the application of a below-knee graduated compression stocking. Dermatol Surg 2012; 38(12):1991-7

Lattimer CR, Azzam M, Kalodiki E, Makris GC, Geroulakos G. Saphenous pulsation on duplex may be a marker of severe chronic superficial venous insufficiency. J Vasc Surg 2012; 56(5):1338-43

Lattimer CR, Azzam M, Kalodiki E, Makris GC, Geroulakos G. Compression stockings significantly improve hemodynamic performance in post-thrombotic syndrome irrespective of class or length. J Vasc Surg 2013; 58(1): 158-65

Lattimer CR, Azzam M, Kalodiki E, Geroulakos G. Venous filling time using air-plethysmography correlates highly with great saphenous vein reflux time using duplex. Phlebology 2014: 29(2): 90-7

Previous winners of the Bauerfeind Phlebology Award

2011 winner

M.D. PhD Dragan J. Milic University of Niš, Clinic for Vascular Surgery Niš, Serbia

Title of the study: The influence of compression stockings in the prevention of venous disorders in pregnancy

2009 winner

Prof. Kornelia Böhler Department of Dermatology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Title of the study: Kompressionstherapie bei oberflächlicher Phlebitis (SVTP)

2007 winner

Dr. Roeland Ceulen Dermatology Clinic at the University Hospital in Maastricht, Netherlands

Title of the study: How to utilize compression therapy after ultrasound guided sclerotherapy with foam for the treatment of varicose veins.

2005 winner

PD Dr. Christina Jeanneret University Hospital in Bruderholz, Switzerland

Title of the study: Gastrocnemius veins: Follow up under compression therapy and correlation to clinical symptoms

2003 winner

Dr. Susanna Heising Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany - clinic and polyclinic for skin and venereal diseases

Title of the study: Apoptose und Mikroangiopathie der Haut: Bedeutung für die chronische venöse Insuffizienz

2001 winner

Prof. Dr. Yared Herouy Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany - dermatology clinic

Title of the study: Wirkung der Kompressionstherapie bei chronisch venöser Insuffizienz auf molekularbiologischer Ebene