Awards and Lectures

International Stroke Conference 2018

Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Jan. 23, 2018
Sessions: Jan. 24–26, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles, Calif.


 
ISC 2017 Winners

This PDF document lists this year's award winners and their biographies.

Types of Awards

There are two types of awards and travel grants for ISC 2018:

Nomination Awards

Thomas Willis Award
This award recognizes contributions to the investigation and management of stroke – basic science.

Criteria: Thomas Willis Lecture (Printable PDF)

NOTE: Nominee cannot previously have been the recipient of any of the following awards: Feinberg Award, Willis Award or David Sherman Award.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one email to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847

William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke
The award recognizes ongoing contributions to the investigation and management of stroke – clinical science.

Criteria: William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke (Printable PDF)

NOTE: Nominee cannot previously have been the recipient of any of the following awards: Feinberg Award, Willis Award or David Sherman Award.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one email to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847

David G. Sherman Lecture
This award recognizes lifetime contributions to investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the stroke field.

David G. Sherman Lecture (Printable PDF)

NOTE: Previous recipients of the Feinberg or Willis Awards will be considered for the Sherman only in extreme circumstances when winning two awards in a career is clearly merited. Recipient cannot have won either the Feinberg Award or the Willis Award in the past seven years.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one email to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847

Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award
This award recognizes the outstanding achievements in the mentoring of future generations of researchers in the field of cerebrovascular disease. Although recipients are expected to be successful physician scientists, the award recognizes mentorship rather than scientific accomplishment, emphasizing the training experiences and successes of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements.

Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award (Printable PDF)

NOTE: Previous recipients of the Feinberg or Willis Awards will be considered for the Stroke Research Mentor Award only in extreme circumstances when winning two awards in a career is clearly merited. Recipient cannot have won either the Feinberg Award or the Willis Award in the past seven years.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one email to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847

Past Feinberg, Willis, Sherman, and Stroke Research Mentor Award Winners (PDF)

2017 Award Winners

Vascular Cognitive Impairment Award
Jennifer Dearborn-Tomazos, MD, MPH

William M Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke Award
Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA

Stroke Rehabilitation Award
Steven C. Cramer, MD

Mordecai Y.T. Globus New Investigator Award
Yejie Shi, MD, PhD

Stroke Basic Science Award
Yao Yao, PhD

 

David G Sherman Lecture Award
E. Clarke Haley, Jr., MD, FAHA

Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award
Kevin N. Sheth, MD, FAHA

Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke
Alessandro Biffi, MD

Thomas Willis Lecture Award
Jaroslaw Aronowski, PhD, FAHA

Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award
Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA

Abstract-based Awards

Junior Investigator Travel Grants for ISC
The International Stroke Conference 2018 Travel Awards for Junior Investigators encourage and support the efforts of early career investigators in cerebrovascular disease research and encourage participation in the International Stroke Conference by providing travel funds to attend the International Stroke Conference 2018, present research in oral or poster format, and engage in discussion with senior investigators.

Criteria: Junior Investigator Travel Grants for ISC (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT. Supporting documents must be submitted by August 4, 2017, 5:00 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org

Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke
In recognition of Dr. Robert G. Siekert, founding chairman of the American Heart Association’s International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, this award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue stroke-related research.

Criteria: Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT. Supporting documents must be submitted by August 4, 2017, 5:00 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org

Mordecai Y. T. Globus New Investigator Award in Stroke
This award recognizes Dr. Mordecai Y.T. Globus' major contributions to research in cerebrovascular disease and his outstanding contributions to the elucidation of the role of neurotransmitters in ischemia and trauma; the interactions among multiple neurotransmitters; mechanisms of hypothermic neuroprotection; and the role of oxygen radical mechanisms and nitric oxide in brain injury.

Criteria: Mordecai Y. T. Globus New Investigator Award in Stroke (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT. Supporting documents must be submitted by August 4, 2017, 5:00 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org

Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award
The acute treatment of stroke, beginning in the pre-hospital phase and the emergency department, is an essential part of stroke care and an integral link in the Chain of Recovery. This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research in the emergent phase of acute stroke treatment and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference.

Criteria: Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org

Stroke Rehabilitation Award
Rehabilitation after stroke is an essential part of stroke recovery and helps to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to stroke survivors.  This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research and/or clinical work in the field of stroke rehabilitation and to submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference.

Criteria: Stroke Rehabilitation Award (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org

Stroke Basic Science Award
Stroke basic science research is an essential element of improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue basic science research in the field of cerebrovascular disease and to submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference. The research must be considered basic or translational science, and it must be laboratory-based.

Criteria: Stroke Basic Science Award (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org

Vascular Cognitive Impairment Award
Understanding and preventing cognitive impairment due to cerebrovascular disease is one of the highest priorities for patients and a key step to improving brain health. This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research or clinical work in the field of vascular cognitive impairment and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference. The research must be submitted in the Vascular Cognitive Impairment category to be eligible for the award.

Criteria: Vascular Cognitive Impairment Award (Printable PDF)

Application Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CDT.

For questions, please contact:
Telephone: 214.706.1847
E-mail: stroke.participant@heart.org