2018 Young Investigator Award Winners

Acquired Cardiac
Kalman Benke (Budapest): Phamacological stimulation of the NO/sGC/cGMP
Oliver Harrison (Southampton): Defective notch signalling drives smooth muscle cell death and differentiation in bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy

Max Buchko (Edmonton): Negative pressure ventilation allows for successful ex vivo lung perfusion up to 24 hours

Federica Caldaroni (San Donato Milanese): Surgical ablation of ventricular tachycardia in reaired tetralogy of fallot
Keti Vitanova (Munich): Do stage 2 palliation-related factors influence the outcomes after Fontan completion 

Applications for the 2019 awards is open until 30 April 2019

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 2019

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 2019 Annual Meeting;
  • Be the first author of the paper;
  • Be under 35 years of age (in 2019);
  • Present unpublished work not previously presented at a major (national or International) scientific meeting;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 15 August 2019If the manuscript is not submitted by this date you will forfeit your entry to the award.

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 before the Presidential Address on Friday 4 October 2019.