Virchow Prize Dr Arina ten Cate-Hoek
On Thursday 13 October, in honour of World Thrombosis Day, Dr Arina ten Cate-Hoek (Dept. of Internal Medicine) received the Virchow Prize 2022. The prize was awarded by the DGA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für angiologie , Gesellschaft für Gefäßmedizin), the joint professional association for angiologists, phlebologists and vascular surgeons of the 3 German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). She receives the prize for her scientific work in the field of Post Thrombotic Syndrome and in particular for research into the effectiveness of compression therapy and the direct impact of her work on various guidelines.
Since 2015, the Virchow Prize has been awarded annually to a scientist with special merit. The aim of the prize is to raise awareness of thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, their complications and consequences, and the possibilities of early diagnosis. Both the population and the medical world must be made more aware of this problem. The prize is awarded for special publications, health care studies, applications and measures to support the implementation of guidelines. The prize is not open to the public. The award is presented once a year on World Thrombosis Day - always on 13 October.