2017 Young Investigator Award Winners

Acquired Cardiac
Constanze Bening: Impact of diabetes mellitus on left and right atrial contractile properties

Thoracic
PAJ. Beckers: A multicenter phase II clinical trial of isolated lung perfusion with melphalan in 107 patients with resectable lung metastases

Congenital
N. Nichay: What is the best biomaterial for a pediatric conduit? Analysis of clinical data and experimental study

Applications for the 2018 awards – CLOSED

To stimulate research, the EACTS has instituted prizes for the best manuscripts on topics of clinical or experimental research in the fields of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Disease presented by young investigators at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

The Award is €3,000 for each prize.

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 35 years of age (in 2018);
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or International) scientific meeting;
  • Select the ‘Young Investigator’s 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 to EJCTS for review by the Award Panel before 15 August 2018.  If the manuscript is not submitted by this date you will forfeit your entry to the award.

Presentation Format

Your presentation should be prepared as a regular Presentation as per the session you are presenting in (Abstract /Rapid Response)  (see guidelines) and will be viewed by the Young Investigator Award panel and the winner announced before the Presidential Address on Saturday 20 October 2018.

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