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Nominees Announced for 2016-2017 Pioneers in Performance Awards for Latin America

Awards program sponsored by W.L. Gore & Associates honors physicians advancing therapy and improving patient and clinical performance

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. & SÃO PAULO - Wednesday, April 13th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the nominees and opening of voting for the 2016-2017 Pioneers in Performance Awards for Latin America at the Congreso Internacional Cirugia Endovascular 2016 (CICE) Symposium in São Paulo.

Each year, distinguished physicians are honored with the Pioneers in Performance Awards sponsored by Gore. These physicians are nominated by their peers for their unrelenting dedication to advancing vascular and endovascular therapy and minimally invasive treatment options for patients worldwide, including aortic and lower-limb bypass and dialysis access surgery. This year’s nominees can be viewed by visiting

The academy of past Pioneers in Performance recipients selected the nominees; the 2016-2017 honorees will be chosen by ballot. Voting is now open to the medical community and is available via the online site and at Gore pavilions at major clinical conferences throughout the year. Voting will close in February 2017 and ballots are kept confidential. Final winners will be honored during the 2017 CICE Symposium.

The academy of past recipients selects nominees across four major categories that reflect a strong and ongoing commitment to improving clinical and patient performance through collaboration. Nominees have demonstrated collaboration as it relates to improving patient and clinical performance: a commitment to ongoing learning, dedication to sharing knowledge with peers and patients, dedication to creating consensus within the medical community, and a dedication to analysis of outcomes.

“The 2017 Pioneers in Performance for Latin America nominees have shown dedication to their patients and their field by driving medical innovation and improving clinical outcomes. We consider it an honor to have the opportunity to thank them for their hard work and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition,” Ryan Takeuchi, Aortic Business Unit Leader, Gore.

Physicians can vote for their peers by visiting


At Gore Medical, we have provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 40 years. During that time, 40 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. Our extensive family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia and soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement materials, and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac, and general surgery. We are one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For more information, visit

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