Award Competitions Announcement

Announcement for Award Competitions at the Joint Meeting of IACS-North American and European Sections in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (20-23 September 2021)

Students and Young Investigator Awards

Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows (Ph.D. or MD) and Young Investigators (Within 10 years of post-graduate degree) are encouraged to submit Abstracts for Poster (deadline 31 August 2021) or Oral Presentation (deadline 15 August 2021) to individuals indicated on https://iacs2021.com.

Abstracts must be accompanied by a Registration Fee (as indicated on https://iacs2021.com). Registration Fee includes a reception, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, coffee breaks and local transport. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the Supplement of the scientific journal Scripta Medica and the authors will be notified for poster or oral presentations.

Poster Award Competitions

The deadline for the poster presentation is 31 August 2021. All posters will be evaluated by 4 different committees (3 judges in each committee) for the following 12 Poster Awards:

  • Morris Karmazyn Poster Awards – 4
  • Karl Werdan Poster Awards – 2
  • Margaret Moffat Poster Awards – 4
  • Attila Ziegelhoffer Poster Awards – 2

(Each Awardee will receive a certificate and 350 Euros at the Awards Ceremony)

Gary Lopaschuk Student Award Competition

Nominations or Applications from Graduate Students are invited for the Gary Lopaschuk Awards Competition. Each Student should submit one-page CV along with a copy of the Abstract for the meeting to Dr Gary Lopaschuk in Edmonton, Canada (gary.lopaschuk@ualberta.ca) by August 15, 2021. Four students will be selected for competition and notified for oral presentations instead of poster presentations. Each selected student will be given 550 Euros to reimburse the cost of their registration, accommodation and other expenses. Each presentation (15 min talk & 5 min discussion) will be evaluated by a panel of 3 judges and a chairman; the winner will be given 500 Euros Award and a certificate at the Awards ceremony.

Roberto Bolli Young Investigator Award Competition

Nominations or applications from Postdoctoral Fellows (Ph.D. or MD) and Young Investigators are invited for the Roberto Bolli Awards Competition. Each individual should submit a brief CV along with a copy of the Abstract for the meeting to Dr. Sukhi Bhullar, IACS Administrative Officer in Winnipeg, Canada (SBhullar@sbrc.ca) by 15 August 2021. Four candidates will be selected for the competition and notified for oral presentations instead of poster presentations. Each selected individual for the competition will be given 550 Euros to reimburse the cost of their registration, accommodation and other expenses. Each presentation (15 min talk & 5 min discussion) will be evaluated by a panel of 3 judges and a chairman; the winner will be given a 600 Euros Award and a certificate at the Awards Ceremony.

Appointment of Judges

Four panels of judges (3 in each panel) for Poster Award competitions will be appointed by Prof. Ranko Škrbić in consultation with Prof. István Baczkó and two panels of judges (3 in each panel) will be appointed by Prof. Miloš P Stojiljković in consultation with Prof. Michael Czubryt, for evaluating the oral presentations. One person in each panel will serve as a chair and will be responsible for notifying the names of poster Awards winners to Prof. Ranko Škrbić and the names of the Oral Competition Award Winners to Prof. Miloš P Stojiljković soon after completion of their assessments. These names will be kept confidential and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

Honours and Awards for Established Investigators

While the IACS-European Section will reorganize one high profile investigator with Naranjan Dhalla Honorary Lecture Award at the Opening Ceremony of the conference, the Academy will bestow eleven honours and awards upon senior scientists at the Awards Ceremony. These recognitions include Bohuslav Oštadal Award, Jan Slezak Award, Andras Varro Award, Howard Morgan Award, Norman Alpert Award, James Willerson Award, Jawahar Mehta Award, Grant Pierce Award, Dennis McNamara Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Leadership Award and Distinguished Service Award. The individuals receiving these Academy recognitions will be selected from the invited speakers at this conference by the Members of the Executive Council of the Academy.

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