Otto Hess Trainee Award 2018 of the Swiss Society of Cardiology

Publication Date: 14.03.2018
Cardiovascular Medicine. 2018;21(03):82

Otto Hess Trainee Award 2018 of the Swiss Society of Cardiology

The Swiss Society of Cardiology (SSC)has created the Otto Hess Trainee Awardto recognise and support trainees in cardiology who have made a significant contribution to research in the field 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 support of young researchers [1].

Trainees in cardiology who have completed 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. The 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 Sciety of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology or World Congress of Cardiology). The work must have been accepted, published or presented in the year before teh submission deadline. Up to three awards of 5000 CHF each will be allocated each year (initially granted for a 4-year period).

Applications should be submitted by 30 March 2018 by e-mail (one PDF file) with:

– application letter;

– curriculum vitae (one page);

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

– letter of support from the director of the institution where the research was conducted;

– thesis, publication or abstract to be considered.

The signed application letter should also be sent by post. The rules of the Otto Hess ­Research Award,with 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 Michael Zellweger, President of the Swiss Society of Cardiology


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Address for submission:
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kardiologie
Karin Guldenfels
Dufourstrasse 30
3005 Bern
E-mail: info[at]


1 Meier B. Zum Abschied von Prof. Dr. med. Otto Martin Hess. Cardiovasc Med. 2011;14(5):139–140.

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