2024 Philips IVUS Case Competition
Application Deadline
July 31, 2024

Showcase your expertise and innovative techniques in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. Submit your best IVUS cases, demonstrating exceptional imaging skills and innovative approaches to diagnose and treat venous diseases. Our panel will select the best cases to present based on technical quality, diagnostic accuracy, and patient outcomes.

Topic: Think outside the box by viewing from within: using IVUS to see vein blockage or narrowing

Applications Open: April 30, 2024
Applications Close: July 31, 2024
Finalists Announced: August 10, 2024
Finalist Competition: October 10, 2024 at the AVLS 2024 Annual Congress


  • All medical residents, fellows and recently graduated physicians (within their first 5 years of practice) both in the US and internationally can apply.
  • Submissions must focus on this year's topic: "Think outside the box by viewing from within: using IVUS to see vein blockage or narrowing"
  • Cases must utilize the Philips IVUS Imaging system
  • Cases must be on-label usage of the IVUS Imaging system
  • Multiple submissions are allowed per person, however an individual may only present one case as a finalist
  • Case submissions must have all patient identifiers and Protected Health Information (PHI) under HIPPA removed.
  • Applicants must consent to compensation and reimbursement being subjected to federal and state law reporting, only if they win.



  • Present Case at the AVLS Philips IVUS Case Competition Breakfast on Thursday, October 10 in Chicago
  • 2 Night Hotel stay at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk for October 9-10
  • Flight Stipend to Chicago for AVLS Competition ($500)
  • One-Day AVLS Congress Registrations for Thursday and Friday

AVLS Case Winner:

  • AVLS IVUS Case Competition Winner Cash Prize ($500)
  • Present Case at the AVLS Annual Congress Opening Session on Thursday, October 10
  • Present at the Philips IVUS Global Case Competition Event (November 2024)
  • 1 Night Hotel Stay at the Philips IVUS Global Case Competition Event (November 2024)
  • Flight Stipend to Philips IVUS Global Case Competition Event ($800)


Submission Criteria

  • Case Presentation Title
  • Introduction/Purpose
  • Case Description
    • Study Design
    • Dates the study spans
    • Disease or condition studied
    • Subjects studied
    • Study setting
    • Interventions
    • Outcome measurements
    • Other important variables
    • Analyses (preliminary for ongoing studies)
  • Case Conclusion
  • One-minute video case presentation
  • Case Images (up to 6)
  • Case Table (limit of 1)

Judging Criteria





Image and data integrity


Structure and Organization

Presentation flow and review, co-registration, understandability, ease of review of the case


Clinical Relevance

How many people is this going to affect? Is it pertinent to current treatment standards?



Procedural success endpoints



What is the chance this will be published? Combination of originality and study design

Submission Instructions

  • Follow this link to the case submission portal (opens April 30, 2024)
  • Click the "Join Now" button on the right - if you have already submitted an abstract for the AVLS 2024 Annual Congress, you may use the same login
  • Complete the Account Profile information
  • Under "Abstracts" select "Click here to begin a new abstract" next to the green plus sign
  • In the dropdown "Presentation Preference," select "Philips - IVUS Case Competition"
  • Complete the Tasks for the Philips - IVUS Case Competition
  • After reviewing your submission, be sure to click the final "Submit" button

One-minute Video Case Presentation

To complete your one-minute case presentation, we suggest you follow the structure below.

Part 1: Answer the questions below

  1. Who are you?
  2. What problem are you trying to solve?
  3. Why does your listener care?
  4. What is the specific condition/approach?
  5. Why does anyone care? What impact do you hope to have? How is that your IVUS approach is important?

Part 2: Fill in the draft of your video with your answers from Part 1

I am/We are: Answer from #1
Addressing the issue of: Answer from #2
Which impacts: Answer from #3
I approached it this way because: Answer from #4
I believe this method: Answer from #5

"I am/we are ___[Answer from #1]___ addressing the issue of ___[Answer from #2]___, which impacts ___[Answer from #3]___. I approached it this way because ___[Answer from #4]___. I believe this method ___[Answer from #5]___.

Finalists Presentations

Thursday, October 10

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM | Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
Up to four finalists will be selected from the case submissions and invited to present their cases to our panel of judges at an in-person breakfast during the AVLS 2024 Annual Congress. Presentations will be scored and a winner will be selected, and the winner will present as a part of the Opening Session of the AVLS Annual Congress on Thursday, October 10. The winner of the AVLS IVUS Case Competition will go on to compete live in the Philips Global IVUS Competition. 

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