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Recognition Awards

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 Monday, November 14, 2022.

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 individuals who have 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:      At least one award (one clinical and/or one basic), given annually

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 for These Awards

The Awards Subcommittee will consider candidates and recommend recipients to the Board of Trustees for approval. Award recipients will be recognized at Heart Rhythm 2023.

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 2020, your nomination is on file and there is no need to resubmit.

Award Winners Receive

  • Complimentary registration to Heart Rhythm 2023
  • Coach airfare for one to Heart Rhythm 2023
  • Hotel accommodations for the duration of Heart Rhythm 2023
  • Recognition on the HRS website
  • Presentation of award by colleague of recipient's choice
  • Commemorative plaque

How to Submit Nominations

To nominate a candidate for a recognition award, you will need to submit the following two items:

  1. A copy of the candidate’s CV
  2. 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 Professional 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

The deadline for awards nominations is Monday, November 14, 2022. Nominators will be notified of the status of their awards in December.

Questions should be directed to awards@hrsonline.org.

Heart Rhythm Society Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRS stakeholders share a common passion for accomplishing our mission to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.

We believe our diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests are assets in reaching that goal, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in all our activities, where everyone feels valued, respected, and welcome.

We strive to have organizational leaders who represent all aspects of our diversity and who promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion that are essential to our success.