Young Investigator Award Competition | Heart Rhythm Society

Young Investigator Award Competition

The Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award (YIA) Subcommittee, which is part of the Heart Rhythm 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 annual Heart Rhythm meeting.

Purpose

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition recognizes and encourages the work of young investigators and their parent institutions.

The Heart Rhythm Society YIA Subcommittee, which is part of the Heart Rhythm 2022 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 2022.

The YIA Competition is open to any physician or scientist who is presently in a residency, fellowship, or doctoral training program, or who has been in such a program within the past three years (at the time of submission). The competition is also open to students in graduate or medical schools who are working on a problem concerned with cardiac pacing and/or electrophysiology (EP) in the areas of clinical and basic research. The applicant must be the first author of the manuscript submitted for consideration. Multiple submissions from the same author and/or co-authors are discouraged and will result in automatic rejection.

Requirements

To be considered for the YIA Competition, you must submit an abstract during the Heart Rhythm 2022 Abstract Submission period (October 29 - December 10, 2021) in any subcategory excluding Allied Professionals. Also indicate that you are interested in applying for the YIA Competition. In February, all investigators who indicated their interest will be sent a link to the YIA Competition application site. All additional required materials, including completed manuscript, should be submitted to this site by Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.

Frequency

Two awards, four honorees; given annually

Award

All six YIA finalists will receive complimentary registration to that year's Scientific Sessions, a plaque, and reimbursement up to $1,000 per finalist for travel expenses. There will be two first prize awards: $1,000 for basic research and $1,000 for clinical research. The four honorable mentions will each receive $500.