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Each panel of international experts will select a winner on the following criteria: originality, scientific content, presentation, answers to questions.
The ESC will grant the winner with a prize of €2 000. The other finalists will each receive a prize of €1 000. Awards and diplomas will be given during the Awards Ceremony.
During ESC Congress 2015 the following sessions have been held:
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“It is very satisfying to discover that our work is acknowledged and appreciated on an international level!...I think this award is a benchmark in my career...I received congratulations from numerous colleagues at the congress and back at my institution...I will try to use the award as a basement for further steps into the field.” Andreas Mangold (Vienna, AT) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation - ESC Congress 2014
“This award is a major step in my career. It really underlines the importance of my project." Read more - Anne-Marie Schjerning Olsen (Hellerup , DK) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Thrombosis - ESC Congress 2014
“I do believe that the recognition of my scientific work by the ESC is an important achievement and certainly represents a good starting point for the career of a young investigator. I was very pleased and honoured to receive my second international award at the 2014 ESC congress." Read more - Francesco Paneni (Stockholm, SE) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Basic Science - ESC Congress 2014
"Winning this award was not only about receiving a prestigious gratification but, mostly, having the opportunity to give great visibility to my research topic. It is also an outstanding academic achievement that looks very bright in the CV and is well recognized among peers and seniors. I also strongly believe that having won this award would multiply and lead to bigger career opportunities.” - Pierluigi Costanzo (York, GB)- Winner Young Investigators Award on Population Sciences - ESC Congress 2014
"Winning the YIA was a unique opportunity for me to further develop my network and to promote my research at the highest scientific level possible. This experience enabled me to establish a close collaboration within an international framework that may result in the development of a new medical device based on my research findings." Erik Walter Holy (Baden, CH) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Thrombosis - ESC Congress 2012"It is simply a great way to test yourself and the quality of your work at a high international level... " Read more - Emil Fosbol (Hellerup, DK) – Winner Young Investigators Award in Population Sciences at ESC Congress 2008"The ESC YIA was my first international research award and it is of course a major step in your career. It opens new professional opportunities and promote further expertise, interest and understanding. This was the most fantastic experience in my life until now !" Tamer Mohamed (Manchester, GB) - Finalist of the Young Investigators Award in Basic Science at ESC Congress 2010"This award was a major step in my career. It really underlines the importance of my project which has been also confirmed now... ' Read more- Samuel Sossalla (Goettingen, DE) - Winner of the Young Investigators Award in Basic Science at ESC Congress 2009"The experience of the YIA was excellent and I would throughly recommend it. This was my first major international research award and I do consider it a significant step in my career. My colleagues view this as a major achievement and I have had excellent feedback from this. I hope that it will open further opportunties in the future. I was honoured to be shortlisted but to win was fantastic." Andrew Ludman (London, GB) - Winner of the Young investigators Award in Clinical Science at ESC Congress 2010 "Winning this award has contributed significantly to my career so far... " Read more - Delvac Oceandy (Manchester, GB) - Winner Young Investigators Award in Basic Science - ESC Congress 2006 "The Award is my first international prize for research and it proves that young clinicians interested in population genetics can and should successfully compete for ESC Awards" Read more - Radoslaw Debiec (Leicester, GB) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Population Sciences - ESC Congress 2010
Anne-Marie Schjerning Olsen (Hellerup , DK) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Thrombosis at ESC Congress 2014:
“It was an acknowledgement from the expert peers that my work was of high standard and was very important in the field of thrombosis. It was also a great moment when the award was announced in front of highly respected audience during the award ceremony. My colleagues and supervisors at the Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen Gentofte Hospital are very proud of this achievement and think that this is a great start to a career in cardiology. I should stress that this achievement would not be possible without the excellent supervision of my seniors and support from the Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen Gentofte and Department of Cardiology, the Heart Center, Rigshospitalet. I plan to take my research to the next level by joining an international research group in January 2015. I am positive that the YIA will help me stand out from the crowd and hopefully help me in my future career... The award also helped promote the message of my research and this was displayed in several Danish newsletters. I have experienced that my research has great interest in part because of the ESC YIA... I am deeply honoured and proud to have received this award.”
Francesco Paneni (Stockholm, SE) - Winner Young Investigators Award on Basic Science at ESC Congress 2014"As of today, the ESC Congress is the largest cardiovascular forum with one third of attendees coming from non European countries. The scientific relevance of this meeting has grown rapidly during the last years. I think that major features for the achievement of scientific success include three main aspects: 1) how scientists and other people judge your scientific activity; 2) your personal ability and curiosity to inquire and investigate crucial questions related to the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease burden; 3) the enthusiasm in exchange knowledge and willingness to collaborate with other scientists in your and other research fields. I think the achievement of an ESC award represents a good opportunity to start and pursue scientific networking, eventually leading to new job opportunities worldwide. Of course, this is only one aspect and greater efforts have to be made to achieve a “scientific identity” among basic and translational researchers both at national and international level. My personal understanding as well as the knowledge of the topic I am working on so far have surely been improved and strengthened by the achievement of the ESC Young Investigator Award. Indeed, such a scientific environment led myself to further gain expertise and motivation in my research field. In particular, meeting experts in your field of interest is an important chance and source of inspiration which may drive you toward future advances, achievements and struggles. Another important aspect is how your scientific mentor is able to bring out the most of your qualities. In this regard, I feel particularly privileged and I owe him most of my scientific achievements. Sincerely, I was not expecting to receive such recognition. I felt that my session was scientifically outstanding and chances to win were only based on how I was able to make the audience understanding my study and share my enthusiasm. After my talk, I did realize that the chairmen and attendees were fascinated by the data as well as by the active discussion. I felt extremely proud to be nominated winner of a basic science ESC award. Indeed, I engaged in basic research with the background of a clinical cardiologist. However, with time I realized that only motivation, efforts and sacrifices may help you to achieve your goals in life, whatever they are."
Emil Fosbol (Hellerup, Denmark) – Winner Young Investigators Award in Population Sciences at ESC Congress 2008:"I was fortunate enough to be selected for the YIA competition in 2008 in the population science category and again in 2009. I have benefitted substantially from the contest in terms of personal development but also mainly on my carrier possibilities.In Munich I won the first prize for my abstract concerning cardiovascular risk associated with NSAID treatment among healthy individuals. This award was my first international research award but afterwards I have also been widely credited in my own country as well as in neighboring countries for my work. I definitely consider the first prize at the YIA competition at ESC in 2008 to be a major step in my carrier. Afterwards I was also interviewed for a spotlight interview in Circulation as part of the journal’s European Perspectives section. I believe that the quality of my work and the recognition I have received after ESC 2008 also have played an important role in me later winning several other awards and personal “talent-of-the-year” prizes in my own country, Denmark.The award also helped promote the message of my research and this was displayed in several international newspapers and was cited on the front-page of one of the biggest newspapers in Denmark called Politiken. I have experienced that my research has great interest in the general population and in the media but I have also realized that my person also attracts attention in part because of the ESC YIA.I plan to take my research to the next level by joining an international research group in the near future and hope that these plans will be settled before the summer 2010. I am positive that the YIA and the following interview in Circulation will help me stand out from the crowd and hopefully help me earn a fellowship at a high-quality research center.Thank you for letting me compete in the YIA competition. It is simply a great way to test yourself and the quality of your work at a high international level."
Delvac Oceandy (Manchester, GB) – Winner Young Investigators Award in Basic Science at ESC Congress 2006 "I won the ESC Young Investigator Award Basic Science in 2006. It was my second major scientific award after I won the AMP Queensland Biomedical Research Award in 2001 for my PhD works. Winning this competition has given me a real great feeling. It was an acknowledgement from the expert peers that my works was of high standard and was very important in the field of basic cardiovascular science. It was also a great moment when the award was announced in front of highly respected audience during the award ceremony.
Winning this award has contributed significantly to my career so far. The Dean and the Head of Department in the university has acknowledged my achievement and I also received recognition from a number of senior colleagues. This made me easier to build my reputation in the field and to develop collaboration. It also gave me some extra motivation to do my best in my research career.
I have been promoted as a Lecturer in the University of Manchester and recently I have been awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Basic Science Intermediate Fellowship Grant. I certainly believe that the ESC YIA Award has been an important factor for my recent success as a young academic, working in basic cardiovascular science."Samuel Sossalla (Goettingen, Germany) - Winner of the Young Investigators Award in Basic Science at ESC Congress 2009"This award was a major step in my career. It really underlines the importance of my project which has been also confirmed now since it is accepted in JACC.There were also reports about this award in several german news letters.I was absolutely glad because so many frustrating periods were compensated with this award. I was really encouraged to perform further exhausting research.This was very important for my standing."Radoslaw Debiec (Leicester, GB) - Winner Young Investigators Award winners on Population Sciences - ESC Congress 2010I am deeply honoured to have received the Young Investigator Awards in Population Sciences session at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2010. The Award is my first international prize for research and it proves that young clinicians interested in population genetics can and should successfully compete for ESC Awards. The award strengthens my commitment to research and makes me believe that young investigators like myself may contribute to translation of findings from cardiovascular genetics into a clinical setting where it will be most beneficial. My colleagues and supervisors ate the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester are very proud of this achievement and think that this is a great start to a career in cardiovascular genetics and clinical translational research. I should stress that this achievement would not be possible without the excellent supervision of my seniors and support from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, College and the University of Leicester.
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