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2016 Young Investigator Award Winners

Acquired Cardiac Not awarded
Thoracic J. De Wolf,  CHRU de Lille Exhaustive preoperative staging increase survival in resected ardenal oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer : multicentric study
Vascular Not awarded
Congenital M. Maagaard, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Does exercise capacity depend on the size of the shunt? A study of adults with small, unrepaired Ventricular Septum Defects


Applications for the 2017 awards will open on 1 February 2017
*You will need to create a new account on your first visit to the submission site – queries about our new submission site should be directed to [email protected]

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 2017

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 2017 Annual Meeting;
  • Be the first author of the paper;
  • Be under 35 years of age (in 2017);
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or International) scientific meeting;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 for review by the Award Panel before 15 August 2017 (in addition to the manuscripts required by EJCTS).

Presentation Format

In 2017 we will be introducing a new format for the Young Investigator Award in Acquired Cardiac Surgery.

After review, the Programme Committee will select the best abstracts submitted for the Young Investigator Award.  These abstracts will be presented in one or more Rapid Response sessions with the Award Panel present.  The best six abstracts from these sessions (decided by the Panel) will then move forward to the ‘Final’.  The ‘Final’ will consist of a session where the abstracts will be presented ‘without slides’!  This will be a 5 minute oral presentation with 5 minutes discussion.  The Award Winner will be announced at the end of the session.