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Viviane Conraads Outstanding Achievement Award

for established researchers

This award was established to recognise the contribution of Viviane Conraads, who was head of the Heart Failure Clinic of the University Hospital of Antwerp, and responsible for cardiac rehabilitation and the heart transplant program. She played a very important role in the EAPC as a nucleus member of the Exercise, Basic and Translational Research section and as the EAPC representative in the Congress Programme Committee.

With this award, the EAPC honours a researcher member of the Association with outstanding accomplishments in the early stage of the career. The award is given at the EuroPRevent Congress, where the award winner receives a certificate and presents a talk on his/her studies and researches

2016 Award winner: Prof. Johan Sundström

The EAPC Board and Science Committee are pleased to announce that the second Award will be presented to Professor Johan Sundström (Uppsala, Sweden) for his achievements and significant contributions in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention.

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Next step:

  • The Award will be handed-over at the occasion of the closing ceremony at EuroPRevent 2017 in Malaga, Spain (8 April).


  • Open to EAPC members, below 45 of age at the moment of the candidacy.
  • Eligible are investigators involved in all areas of interests of EAPC who have recently established themselves as independent investigators.
  • They have sustained outstanding productivity over several years, resulting in a significant contribution to their chosen field.
  • They are expected to continue a successful career.


  • The call for candidates is open to all EAPC members (EAPC members can either propose a candidate or apply themselves)
  • Current board members / senior officers are not eligible for the award
  • Applications should include:
    • A description of the applicants/nominees recent contributions and achievements (maximum 5 000 characters)
    • 5 most important publications