The 2017 Hans G Borst Award was awarded to:

T. Krüger, Dept of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, University Medical Center Tübingen, Tübingen
Aortic elongation in aneurysmatic and dissected aortic ascending aortas


T. Plonek, Cardiac surgery, Wroclaw Medical University / Cardiac Surgery Department, Wroclaw
The complexity of aortic root dimensions


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This Award was instituted in honour of Professor H G Borst, leading European surgeon of thoracic aortic surgery and one of the founders of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. The purpose of the award is to stimulate advanced clinical or experimental research in this field by young investigators as documented by an outstanding presentation during the Annual Meetings of the EACTS.

The Award is €5,000.

Closing date: 30th April 2018

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 2018 Annual Meeting;
  • Be the first author of the paper;
  • Be under 40 years of age (in 2018).
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or international) scientific meeting
  • Select the ‘Hans G Borst Annual Award for Thoracic Aortic Surgery’ option in the abstract application process.