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Applications for the 2021 awards will open on 1 February 2021 until 30 April 2021

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: 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;
  • Be the first author of the paper;
  • Be under 35 years of age (in 2021);
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or International) scientific meeting;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 2021If the manuscript is not submitted by this date you will forfeit your entry to the award.
  • Attend the award ceremony at the 35th EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona

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 during the Award Ceremony on Friday 15 October 2021.

2020 Young Investigator Award Winners

Acquired Cardiac
Takashi Kakuta (Suita): Novel risk score for predicting recurrence of atrial fibrillation after cryomaze procedure

Sara Ricciardi (Bologna): Is a wide resection margin worthwhile in radical resection for single lung metastasis? Analysis of long-term outcomes of a single centre

Rodrigo Sandoval Boburg (Tübingen): Selective descending aortic perfusion-Improving safety for aortic arch surgery in neonates and infants