Recognition Awards

Each year the Heart Rhythm Society recognizes outstanding contributions to the field and to the Society through the Society’s Recognition Awards.

Please help the Awards Subcommittee identify the most qualified candidates by participating in nominations for the following awards, by Friday, November 3, 2017.

Distinguished Allied Professional Award

Purpose: Recognition for an Allied who has demonstrated strategic leadership in the HRS allied community throughout his/her career, and in doing so has furthered the field of electrophysiology and patient care
Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the Heart Rhythm Society
Frequency: One award; given annually
   

Distinguished Scientist Award

Purpose: Recognition for an individual who has made major contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of cardiac pacing and/or cardiac electrophysiology
Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the Heart Rhythm Society
Frequency: One award (either clinical or basic); given annually
   

Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: Recognition for an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Heart Rhythm Society
Eligibility: Nominees need not be members of the Heart Rhythm Society
Frequency: One award; as appropriate
   

Distinguished Teacher Award

Purpose: Recognition for an individual who has demonstrated outstanding skills as a teacher in the field of cardiac pacing and/or electrophysiology
Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the Heart Rhythm Society
Frequency: One award; given annually
   

Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Award

Purpose: Recognition for an individual who has been active in cardiac pacing and/or cardiac electrophysiology for many years, and has made significant contributions to the field
Eligibility: Nominees need not be members of the Heart Rhythm Society
Frequency: One award; given annually 
   
 
 

Considerations

The Awards Subcommittee will consider candidates and recommend recipients to the Board of Trustees for approval. Award recipients will be recognized in May at Heart Rhythm 2018 in Boston, MA.

In making your nominations, please consider:

  • Any Heart Rhythm Society member in good standing may submit a nomination.
  • Only Heart Rhythm Society members are eligible to be nominated for the Distinguished Allied, Distinguished Scientist, and the Distinguished Teacher Awards.
  • Both Heart Rhythm Society members and non-members are eligible to be nominated for the Distinguished Service Award and the Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Award.
  • The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding service to the Society exclusively.
  • Members of the Governance Committee and the Awards Subcommittee are ineligible to be nominated.
  • Award nominations are active for three years; if you have submitted a nomination since 2015, your nomination is on file and there is no need to resubmit.

The deadline for award nominations is Friday, November 3, 2017. Questions should be directed to awards@hrsonline.org.

 

How to Submit Nominations for Heart Rhythm Society Recognition Awards

To nominate a candidate for a recognition award, you will need to submit the following two items to the Awards Subcommittee via email to awards@HRSonline.org or by fax to: 202-464-3401.

  1. A brief letter (2 pages maximum) indicating the name of the award for which you are nominating the individual and outlining the candidate's qualifications, to include the following for the specific awards below:
    • Distinguished Allied Award:
      • Unique contributions to the field
      • Demonstrated leadership in HRS Allied program development
      • Demonstrated contributions to HRS programs , task forces and/or committees.
    • Distinguished Scientist Award:
      • Unique contributions to science (clinical or basic)
      • Impact on patients
      • Impact on peers
      • Research accomplishments
      • Patents or innovations
    • Distinguished Service Award:
      • Unique contributions to HRS (outside of Board and committee service)
      • What exists at HRS because of their efforts
    • Distinguished Teacher Award:
      • Unique teaching skills
      • Those affected by their teaching (e.g., fellows, peers, the public)
    • Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Award:
      • Unique contributions to the field Innovation used
      • Impact on patients
      • Impact on peers
      • Patents or innovations
  2. A copy of the candidate’s abbreviated Awards CV. An abbreviated Awards CV should be limited to 2 pages. Please limit the list of publications to the top 10 most important.
 

Award Winners Receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions
  • Coach airfare for one to Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions
  • Hotel accommodations for the duration of Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions
  • Recognition on the HRS website
  • Presentation of award by colleague of recipient's choice
  • Commemorative plaque

Questions? Please contact awards@HRSonline.org.