The 2016 EACTS/LivaNova Cardiac Surgery Innovation Award was awarded to:

Henning Lausberg, Tuebingen
An innovative concept for treatment of tricuspid regurgitation

AWARD

Applications for the 2017 award will open on 1 February 2017
*You will need to create a new account on your first visit to the submission site – queries about our new submission site should be directed to eacts@cyim.com

LivaNova provides innovative perfusion and cannulae solutions for open-heart and minimally invasive surgery, as well as heart valve replacement or repair solutions to treat structural and congenital heart defects.

We are honored to collaborate with EACTS in sponsoring an award: EACTS/LIVA NOVA CARDIAC SURGERY INNOVATION AWARD.

The field will be “Cardiac Surgery & Perfusion practices” .
This will be an annual competition honoring outstanding researches on clinical practices or innovative solutions for surgeons, anesthetists and perfusionists in the cardiac surgery field.

Cardiac surgeons, anesthetists and perfusionists are be invited to work together as a team and present their innovative approach to treatment of aortic or mitral valve diseases and perfusion practices, as per the following specific criteria:

  1. Research focused on both surgical & perfusion practices in cardiac surgery
  2. Focus on short and long term outcome and patient management in cardiac surgery
  3. Enhancement of clinical efficacy and resource utilization in cardiac surgery
  4. Focus on Team work, collaboration and communication in the OR to improve practice and outcomes.

The committee nominated by the EACTS board will select and award the most innovative research, according to one or more of the above specific criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit an abstract for the 2017 Annual Meeting;
  • Be the first author of the paper;
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or International) scientific meeting;
  • Select the ‘EACTS/LivaNova Cardiac Surgery Innovation Award’ option in the abstract application process;
  • Submit a covering letter from the Director of Service or Laboratory in the Institution at which the research programme has been undertaken, indicating the originality of the investigation and the proportion of the work performed by the candidate.
  • Submit the manuscript for review by the Award Panel before 30 August 2017 (in addition to the manuscripts required by EJCTS).

The award will be 5000€.