The 2015 EACTS/STS Award was awarded to:

B. Rylski, Heart Centre Freiburg University, Germany
Should right subclavian artery cannulation in type A aortic dissection with dissected innominate artery be prohibited?


EACTS is proud to announce a second prize in thoracic aortic medicine, the “EACTS/STS award”. The aim of the prize is to reward the best abstract presented during the combined EACTS/STS aortic session.

This theme for 2017 will be Acute type A and type B dissection and abstracts being considered for this award should address this topic.

The Award is €2,000.

Applications for the 2017 awards is OPEN
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Eligibility criteria

Candidates may be members or non-members of The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit an abstract for the 2017 Annual Meeting under a Vascular topic;
  • Be the first author of the paper and submit abstract  to address the subject
    Acute type A and type B dissection;
  • 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;
  • Select option ‘EACTS/STS Aortic Award’ in the abstract application process;
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at any national or international scientific meeting.