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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.

Nominations for the 2022 award are no longer being accepted.

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: At least one award (one clinical and/or one 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

How to Submit Nominations

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 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

Considerations

The Awards Subcommittee will consider candidates and recommend recipients to the Board of Trustees for approval. Award recipients will be recognized at Heart Rhythm 2022

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 2018, your nomination is on file and there is no need to resubmit.

Award Winners Receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Heart Rhythm 2022
  • Coach airfare for one to Heart Rhythm 2022
  • Hotel accommodations for the duration of Heart Rhythm 2022
  • Recognition on the HRS website
  • Presentation of award by colleague of recipient's choice
  • Commemorative plaque

Nominations for the 2022 award are no longer being accepted.

Questions?

Please contact awards@hrsonline.org