The 2018 EACTS/AATS Excellence Award was awarded to:

Translational research: The use of our current knowledge in understanding postoperative atrial fibrillation 
M. Gilbers, Maastricht, The Netherlands 

Award

The AATS Foundation Academic Excellence Award will be distributed on a yearly basis at annual meetings of affiliate organizations around the world. The goal of this award is to provide a formal award of academic/scientific excellence for either an abstract or poster presentation. An award of up to $2,500 USD will be provided to a single recipient as determined by the Review Committee. The AATS Foundation is proud to offer the 5th EACTS-AATS Foundation Academic Excellence Award at the upcoming 33rd EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Award is upto $2,500.

Applications for the 2019 awards is open until 31 July 2019

Eligibility criteria

The first author should be a Trainee Member of – or applied for – The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

Applicants must submit an abstract (coming soon) for the 2019 Annual Meeting under the Work in Progress topic

PLEASE SEE WORK IN PROGRESS FOR MORE INFORMATION

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 Award Panel and the winner announced before the Presidential Address on Friday 4 October 2019.