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The 2020 EACTS/STS Award was awarded to:

Konstantin Von Aspern (Leipzig): Experimental near-infrared spectroscopy guided minimally invasive segmental artery occlusion


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.

The Award is €2,000.

Applications for the 2021 awards will open on 1 February 2021 until 31 April 2021

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 2021 Annual Meeting under a Vascular topic;
  • Be the first author of the paper and submit abstract  to address the subject; (to be announced)
  • 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  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at any national or international scientific meeting.
  • Submit the manuscript to EJCTS for review by the Award Panel before 1 September 2021.  If the manuscript is not submitted by this date you will forfeit your entry to the award.
  • Attend the award ceremony at the 35th Annual Meeting in Barcelona

2020 EACTS/STS Award Winner

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 at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 15 October 2021.