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Nursing and allied professional investigator award

Cardiovascular Nursing


The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) is committed to professional growth of new investigators in cardiovascular nursing and allied professions. The number of PhD prepared cardiovascular nurses and allied professionals is growing in Europe, and the Nursing / Allied Professional Investigator Award aims to recognize the outstanding contribution of these investigators in understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases. This was the first award to be established in cardiovascular nursing and allied professions at a European level. It is in honour of one of the founders and first chair of the former ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing, Atie Immink.

To apply, submit your abstract for the ESC Congress 2015 before 14 February 2015 with the option "Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award".

More about this prize

The Nursing / Allied Professional Investigator Award is an ESC award of 2000 Euros for the winner. The monetary prize is meant to provide some assistance towards attending the ESC Congress and to stimulate further research/post doctoral work. The prize is awarded at the ESC Awards Ceremony during the ESC Congress.

The two other finalists receive 1000 Euros each.

Each finalist is designated in the Scientific Sessions Programme of the ESC Congress as a Nursing / Allied Professional Investigator Award finalist and the abstract is published in a supplement to the European Heart Journal. The winner is expected to submit the full manuscript to the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Finalists of the 3 Nurse/Allied Professional Investigator Award at ESC Congress 2014

Jeroen Hendrik, Todd Ruppar, Liv Wensaas

In 2014 Todd Ruppar won the Nurse/Allied Professional Investigator Award with his abstract about "heart failure medication adherence interventions: meta-analysis of adherence outcomes."