NWVT 2024

The Northwest's Premier Vascular Technologist Conference

Welcome to NWVT

Northwest Vascular Technologists (NWVT) is a 500+ member organization comprised of technologists and sonographers, surgeons, clinicians and managers who work in the vascular profession. Become a part of the region's most advanced vascular technology conference and improve your skills and knowledge with new technologies, techniques and research!

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A few of the 2023 Speakers

Learn from industry leaders and technology experts in the vascular imaging field.

Kathleen Gibson, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Christine Bergan, BS, RVT

Christine is currently a sonographer at Swedish Vascular Surgery in Seattle. She graduated from Seattle University in 2018 and has a passion for vascular ultrasound and teaching. Christine is originally from Hawaii but fell in love with the beauty of the PNW. When she is not kicking-butt doing ultrasounds, she enjoys cooking, painting, and annoying her cat Candy.

R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI

Dr. Zierler, is Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and
Medical Director of the D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory at the University of
Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Dylan Merker, BS, RVT

Dylan graduated from Oregon Tech in 2016 with a degree in vascular technology. He currently works fulltime at Oregon Vascular Specialists in Bend, Oregon. He did did externship in 2015 at UC Davis Medical Center. He first attended NWVT in 2017 and was amazed by the high level of topics and talent of the speakers. Dylan spoke at NWVT for the first time in 2020, and became the vice president for the organization in 2021 and president in 2022. He loves everything central Oregon has to offer; and in his free time you will likely find him outdoors.

Molly Baxter, BS, RVT

Molly Baxter has worked at UC Davis medical center for the last 15 years specializing in veins and arterial venous malformations. She lives in Sacramento California and enjoys camping and traveling with her family.

Steve Knight, BS, RVT, RDCS, RDMS, FSVU

His honorable reputation precedes him, because he is Steve Knight.

Bonnie Brown, BS, RVT, NVS

Graduated from Oregon Tech’s Vascular ultrasound program 25 years ago and has worked for Pacific Vascular ever since.  Serving as the Technical Director for the past decade and the President for the past 3.5 years.  Areas of interest include: neurovascular, temporal arteritis, hepatoportal and pelvic venous disorders. When not at work, chances are you will find her on the lake surfing or hiking.

Breanna Gandy, BS, RVT

Breanna graduated from Oregon Tech in 2017. After spending one year as a student and three years as a registered tech in Bellevue, Washington she made her way back to Central Oregon where she is originally from. She currently is a full-time tech with Oregon Vascular Specialists. Outside of work she enjoys fishing, snowboarding and spending quality time with friends and family.

Sara Skjonsberg BS, RVT, RPhS

Sara graduated from Seattle University's diagnostic Ultrasound Program in 2013 and received her RVT credential. She worked for the D.E. Strandness, Jr. Vascular Laboratory at University of Washington Medical Center. She is the current Chair of the ultrasound section for the AVLS, a board member for the IAC vein center division and a member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound planning committee.

Anne Marie Ernsberger Award

Nominations are now open for next years' AME Award recipient. Learn more about the history of the AME Award and selection process.