Young Investigators Awards


If you are a young researcher under clinical or scientific training and your abstract comply with the abstract guidelines, you are eligible for one of the three competitions below:

  • Oral presentation – 1st prize
  • Poster presentation – 1st prize
  • Gudbjartsson Award session – 1st prize



For the coming annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS) on February 9th-11th, 2017 the award-session has been modified. Along with the award for the best oral presentation and the best poster presentation, a new special award session has been set up:

The Gudbjartsson Award Session

For this session the six best abstracts of young researchers under clinical or scientific training will be selected on a number of criteria. Only completed studies, not yet published, will be considered. Only those complying with abstract guidelines will be taken into account. For each of the six abstracts the committee will appoint a discussant among the attending PhD-students and post docs prior to the conference. After each talk the appointed discussant will open the debate.

The Gudbjartsson Award Session:

The award committee will base their assessment on:

  • The originality of the study and the applicability of findings
  • The quality of the study design
  • The presenter’s ability to comply with time
  • The slideshow should be easy to read and comprehend. All slides must support the presentation.
  • The purpose of the presentation (hypothesis) is clear.
  • The content is presented in a logical progression.
  • The conclusion is unambiguous.
  • The ability to communicate complicated material through a motivating presentation, made comprehensible for people not familiar with the specific research area.
  • The following discussion should reflect the presenter’s in-depth knowledge of literature in the field and ability to put the research into perspective.


Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be judged on the following:

  • The presenter’s ability to communicate the area of research
  • The ability to comply with time
  • The slideshow is comprehensible without busy slides and is easy to read for people outside the research area.
  • The relationship between presentation and illustrations is clear and obvious.
  • The presenter clearly states the purpose of the study
  • The slideshow is presented in a coherent order.
  • The take-home message should be clear although it may be tentative (chairmen will take the stage of the project into account).
  • In the following discussion the presenter should be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the field of research.


Poster Presentation

Poster presentations will be judged on the following:

  • The ability to comply with time
  • The ability to use the poster in the presentation
  • The ability to convey clear and concise information within the time limit
  • Intelligibility to someone outside your field.
  • Poster-design
    • Layout (relation between text and illustrations).
    • Logical presentation.
    • Well-defined purpose/hypothesis
    • Short and sweet
  • The stage of the project will be taken into account.