To stimulate research, the EACTS Young Investigator Award recognises excellence in topics of clinical or experimental research across the fields of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Disease presented by young investigators at its Annual Meeting.

The Award is €4,000 per domain.

Closing date: 30 April 2024

Final selection will based on the following criteria:

  • abstract review
  • manuscript review
  • on-site presentation

Abstracts initially shortlisted after abstract review who have not submitted a manuscript to the EJCTS by the deadline of 1 September will not be considered for the Award and ALL authors will be ineligible from future EACTS abstract submissions for 2 years.

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 38th EACTS Annual Meeting;
  • Be the first author of the paper;
  • Be under 35 years of age (in 2024);
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or International) scientific meeting;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 1 September 2024.  If the manuscript is not submitted by this date you will forfeit your entry to the award.
  • Attend the award ceremony at the 38th EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon.

Presentation Format

Your presentation should be prepared as a regular Presentation  and will be viewed by the Young Investigator Award panel and the winner announced during the Award Ceremony on Saturday 12 October 2024.