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Viviane Conraads Outstanding Achievement Award

for established researchers

With this award, the EAPC honours a researcher member of the Association with outstanding accomplishments in the early stage of their career.


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 an 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.

2020 Award: Congratulations to Dr. Maryam Kavousi

The EAPC Board and Research Committee is pleased to present the fifth Vivane Conraads Award to Dr. Maryam Kavousi for her achievements and significant contribution to primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and in particular on investigating sex and gender differences in the entire cardio-metabolic spectrum.

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Past Awardees


Professor Emanuele Di Angelantonio


Professor Di Angelantonio has contributed significantly to improvements in healthcare related to prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). His work has helped resolve important clinical and public health controversies through its combination of powerful, systematic, and detailed analysis of prospective epidemiological data on CVD risk factors. 

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Dr Trine Moholdt (Norway)

moholdt-trine-2018.JPGDr. Trine Moholdt is physiotherapist and PhD. She works as a research fellow at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Dr Moholdt has contributed to the field of exercise as medicine in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.


Professor Johan Sundström (Sweden)


Professor Sundström is Professor of Epidemiology at Uppsala University, Scientific Director of Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR), and works clinically at the Department of Cardiology of Uppsala University Hospital.



Professor Sanjay Sharma (United Kingdom)


Professor Sharma has been Professor of Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Research Center, St George’s University of London since 2010.
His academic interests include sports cardiology, cardiomyopathies, ion channel disease and exercise physiology.


For more information, contact the EAPC Team