Each year, the ISHLT awards one Philip K. Caves Award, one Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health Excellence in Research Award, one Early Career Scientist Award in Transplantation, and one JFTC Clinical Case Dilemmas in Thoracic Transplantation Best Presentation Award from abstracts submitted for the ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. These awards are presented at the Awards Presentation during the Society's Annual Meeting Closing Plenary Session.
Please click on the title of each abstract award to view details as well as current and past recipients.
- This award is named after the clinician who developed and pioneered the technique of transvenous endomyocardial biopsy to assess for rejection after cardiac transplantation. Established in 1982 to encourage and reward original high quality research performed by trainees, residents, fellows, and graduate students, this $1,000 award is bestowed annually on the trainee/resident/fellow/student whose oral presentation is judged to be the best at the Caves Award Session at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Students/Residents/Fellows/Scientists in training who are first authors and presenters may elect to have their abstracts considered for shortlisting for the Caves Award at the time of abstract submission. Candidates for the award must be current members of the Society or be working under a current member of the Society. Anyone who has previously won the award is not eligible to apply. The online submission process includes an area to indicate that you wish to have your abstract considered for this award.
- This award was established in 2005 to recognize excellence in Nursing and Social Science research and to encourage original investigation and professional excellence in the preparation of scientific papers. This award honors an outstanding contribution by a nurse, pharmacist, social scientist, or other allied health professional whose work makes an important contribution to the field. This $1,000 award is bestowed annually on the nurse, pharmacist, social scientist, or other allied health professional whose oral presentation is judged to be the best at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Nurses, pharmacists, social scientists, or other allied health professionals who are first authors and presenters may elect to have their abstracts considered for this award. Candidates for the Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health Excellence in Research Award must be current members of the Society and of the Council on Nursing, Health Science, and Allied Health. Anyone who has previously won the award is not eligible to apply. The online submission process includes an area to indicate that you wish to have your abstract considered for this award.
- This Basic Science award aims to recognize an excellent abstract in the field of basic and translational science with the goal of encouraging scientists in the early stages of their careers to submit their work for presentation at the ISHLT Annual meeting. Trainee scientists/medical students who do not hold a medical degree, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to apply. Post-graduate clinicians/trainees and/or those who hold a faculty position are NOT eligible to apply. Applicant must be the first author and presenter of the abstract. The abstract must be in the field of organ transplantation, cell transplantation, or immunobiology / immunosuppression. ISHLT membership is not required for the applicant or chief. Five finalists will be selected to present their abstracts during a session at the meeting, and the Annual Meeting registration fee will be waived for these finalists. The winner will receive $1,000 and complimentary membership to ISHLT for the remainder of the year, and the winner will be announced at the Saturday Awards Plenary Session. The winner must attend this session in person to receive the award. The online abstract submission process includes an area to indicate that you wish to have your abstract considered for this award.
- To recognize the outstanding contributions by junior faculty and trainees, the ISHLT Junior Faculty and Trainees Council sponsors a session each year at the Annual Meeting entitled, "Junior Faculty Clinical Case Dilemmas in Thoracic Transplantation: The Best of the Best." Cases are submitted by junior faculty and trainees at the same time as the abstracts, and the top abstracts from the Case Reports category are selected for presentation in this session. Expert senior clinicians are invited to discuss the intricacies of these cases and share clinical pearls. At the conclusion of the session, the best case presentation is selected by a panel of judges and the presenter is awarded complimentary registration to the next ISHLT Annual Meeting.
- Established in 2009 and funded through a grant from Thoratec, this award is a $2500 travel award to the ISHLT Annual Meeting designed to encourage submission of high quality abstracts in the mechanical circulatory support category. The goal of the award is to encourage scholarly clinical work in MCS and to facilitate scientific exchange regarding MCS. Dr. Radovancevic, a long-time member of ISHLT, was devoted to the encouragement of scientific collaboration with Eastern European physicians and scientists. This award is designed to encourage others to continue his efforts to develop MCS and provide mentorship to others. Individuals who are first authors and presenters may elect to have their abstracts considered for this award. Candidates for this award must be current members of the Society. Anyone who has previously won the award is not eligible to apply.