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Otto Hess Trainee Award 2022 of the Swiss Society of Cardiology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4414/cvm.2022.w10130
Publication Date: 23.03.2022
Cardiovasc Med. 2022;25:w10130

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The Swiss Society of Cardiology (SSC) has created the Otto Hess Trainee Award to recognise and support trainees in cardiology who have made a significant contribution to research in the field of cardiology at an early stage of their career. The award is named in memory of the late Otto Martin Hess (1946–2011), a cardiologist, teacher and scientist with a particular commitment to promotion of young researchers [1].

Trainees in cardiology who have accomplished at least two years of specialty training in cardiology or subspecialty training in paediatric cardiology, and who have been actively involved in cardiology research are invited to apply. The age limit is 32 years. Research activity must have resulted in either a doctoral thesis, a full-length publication as first author or a presentation at a major international cardiology congress (annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, World Congress of Cardiology). The work has to be accepted, published, or presented in the year before the deadline for submission. Up to three awards of CHF 5000 each will be attributed each year.

Applications should be submitted by 30 March 2022 by e-mail (1 PDF file) with:

– application letter;

– curriculum vitae (1 page);

– list of publications and abstracts (number of publications is not a major selection criterion);

– letter of support from the director of the institution (where the research has been conducted);

– thesis, publication, or abstract to be considered.

The rules of the Otto Hess Research Award providing more details on eligibility, the application procedure, and the award committee, can be downloaded from the website of the Swiss Society of Cardiology:


Hans Rickli,

President of the Otto Hess Trainee

Award Committee

Felix C. Tanner,

President of the Swiss Society of Cardiology


Address for submission:

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kardiologie

Dufourstrasse 30

CH-3005 Bern

E-mail: info@swisscardio.ch


1. Zum Abschied von Prof. Dr. med. Otto Martin Hess. Cardiovasc Med. 2011;14(5):139–40. http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/cvm.2011.01591 1664-2031

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