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Awarding our Young Investigators

EuroPrevent Congress News - Lisbon

At EuroPrevent 2019, three oral sessions are dedicated to Young Investigator Awards (YIA). In each session, finalists present their research and a panel of experts judge the presentations and determine the winners. All YIA finalists benefit from free registration to help them attend the congress and winners from each section receive a €500 prize and complementary EAPC membership.

Risk Factors, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Sports Cardiology


witvrouwen-isabel-2019.jpgOne of last year’s winners was Doctor Isabel Witvrouwen (University of Antwerp and Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium) who presented her work on predictors of response to exercise training in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), in a subanalysis of SAINTEX-CAD (Study on Aerobic INTerval EXercise training in CAD patients).

Dr. Witvrouwen was delighted to win and said that taking part in the final was a very good experience. “The presentation I gave at the YIA session was my first at an international congress. I thought the standard of the other YIA presentations was high and I was quite surprised but very happy to win. I got a lot of feedback from the audience and relevant interesting questions were asked, which have been valuable for planning future research. Afterwards, I also talked to some of the panellists and other people approached me who are interested in potential collaborations. I have since written an article on the work and this was recently accepted for publication in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Winning the award has inspired me to continue with my research and was a confirmation that other people appreciate the topic. I would encourage others to apply for the YIA next year—it’s such a good opportunity to present and share your research orally on an international stage, to reach a large audience and to interact with other delegates.”

Don’t miss!

Young Investigator Award sessions at EuroPrevent 2019

Friday: 08:30 – 10:00; Coimbra

Friday: 16:30 – 18:00; Coimbra