Awards & Scholarships

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) seeks to recognize and promote excellence in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. HRS offers a variety of awards and scholarships for heart rhythm professionals at every stage of their careers, from fellow-in-training to seasoned professional. 

Heart Rhythm Society Award Recipients

Each year the Heart Rhythm Society identifies and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field and to the Society. Congratulations to the following distinguished individuals.

Douglas P. Zipes Lectureship Award

The Douglas P. Zipes Lecture is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology as a basic scientist.

The Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award

This award promotes excellence in clinical research by recognizing an early career researcher with the highest scoring abstract from select sub-categories in the Clinical Electrophysiology & Catheter Ablation abstract category. 

The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Research Award

To promote excellence in clinical research by recognizing the fellow with the highest scoring abstract in the Clinical Electrophysiology & Catheter Ablation abstract category.

The Eric N. Prystowsky Lectureship Award

The Eric N. Prystowsky Lectureship Award is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of clinical electrophysiology as a clinical scientist.

Fellow with the Highest Scoring Abstract

This award recognizes the fellow-in-training with the highest scoring abstract in all sub-categories, excluding the Allied Professional subcategory.

Founders Lectureship Award

The lectureship will be awarded to a prominent member of the heart rhythm community, either nationally or internationally.

Heart Rhythm Journal Outstanding Publication Awards

The awards are presented to investigators within three years of completion of training judged to have published the best clinical and basic research articles in the Heart Rhythm Journal.

Heart Rhythm Travel Scholarships

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) encourages and supports the efforts of early career electrophysiologists and other heart rhythm professionals to participate in the Society’s activities. To that end, the Heart Rhythm Travel Scholarships support participation in the Annual Scientific Sessions with a complimentary registration and up to $1,500 in reimbursement of travel costs paid after the event.

Highest Scoring Abstract in the Allied Professional Category

This award recognizes the highest scoring abstract within the Allied Professional abstract category.

Highest Scoring Abstract in Quality Improvement

This award recognizes the highest scoring abstract in quality improvement.

Highest Scoring Abstract for Women in EP

This awards recognizes the Highest Scoring abstract presented to women in EP

HRS Global Humanitarian Award in Memory of Dr. Ramasubba Lakkireddy

The HRS Global Humanitarian Award recognizes a healthcare professional who has demonstrated commitment to humanitarian work to improve heart rhythm care and increase accessibility to care in underserved patient populations.

James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award

The James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a member of the Heart Rhythm Society who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through leading an initiative that has had community-wide impact. This award will aim to identify future leaders of the organization.

Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the Year Award

The Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the Year Award has been established to honor the seminal article published in the Heart Rhythm Journal each year that most contributed to major advances in understanding and/or treating cardiac arrhythmias.

Most Innovative Abstract Award

This award is given for the highest scoring abstract submitted to the Proof of Concept abstract category.

The Nancy L. Stephenson Award for Exemplary Industry/HRS Community Partnership

The Nancy L. Stephenson Award for Exemplary Industry/HRS Community Partnership celebrates an Industry professional who has modeled an exemplary Industry/Heart Rhythm Society Community relationship and has promoted the advancement of the field.

Ralph Lazzara Lectureship Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution in clinical electrophysiology by clarification of the mechanism, localization, or elimination of arrhythmia generators.

Recognition Awards

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

Research Fellowship Awards

The Heart Rhythm Society has established post-doctoral fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology encouraging and supporting research training of individuals in either basic or clinical electrophysiology. These fellowships assist awardees in initiating careers in electrophysiology research while obtaining significant research results.

Wilton Wells Webster Lectureship Award

The Wilton Wells Webster Lectureship Award honors an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution in clinical electrophysiology through innovation in the advancement of patient care.

Young Investigator Award Competition

The Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award (YIA) Subcommittee, which is part of the Scientific Sessions Program Committee and is comprised of senior researchers, clinicians, and scientists, reviews all submissions for the competition. The Subcommittee then selects six finalists to present their work during the Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions.