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Nominations are invited for awards to support basic, clinical and scientific research work into the causes, treatment and prevention of hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases. In the spirit of the senior awards, as recognition of outstanding merit by their peers, it should be understood that individuals should neither nominate themselves nor lobby to be nominated. Awards will additionally be offered at the meeting based on high quality abstract submissions.
This Committee is currently chaired by the Immediate-Past President of the Society, Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, and other members of whom one is the Secretary of the Society. The Awards Committee will assess applications equally on their merits and eligibility.
Franz Volhard Award and Lectureship for Outstanding Research
This award and lectureship was endowed by Farbwerke Hoechst in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Franz Volhard. The award is made biennially to a person or persons who, in the opinion of the ISH Awards Committee of the ISH, shall have initiated in the field of hypertension or in a related discipline, a concept which remains of current interest.
ISH Developing World Award
This award is for a researcher in the developing world* who has done outstanding work in the region.
(*based on the resource poor countries, zones and territories defined by HINARI)
ISH Robert Tigerstedt Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented biennially, on the recommendation of the ISH Awards Committee to a person, persons or institution responsible for distinguished work relating to the aetiology, epidemiology, pathology or treatment of high blood pressure. The achievements of the recipient should reflect distinguished contributions in research, teaching or clinical activities relating to the aetiology, epidemiology, pathology or treatment of high blood pressure and successful mentorship of younger colleagues.
Presented biennially on the recommendation of the Awards Committee of the ISH to a distinguished investigator responsible for outstanding work related to clinical pharmacology and therapy of arterial hypertension.
ISH Paul Korner Award (Supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Foundation)
This award was endowed by the High Blood Pressure Research Foundation in 2013 to honor the late Paul Korner. Paul Korner was an internationally renowned expert in the field of hypertension with a special interest in the neuroscience of blood pressure. He was a previous recipient of the highest ISH award, the Franz Volhard Award and Lectureship for Outstanding Research in 1982. He was awarded a Distinguished Membership of the ISH in 2012. Paul was also the Founding Secretary of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. Through his mentorship, supervision and research activities he fostered the careers of many great clinicians and scientists. The award shall be presented biennially on the recommendation of the ISH Awards Committee to a person who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to research on hypertension in the broad field of Neuroscience.
Austin Doyle Award (Supported by Servier Australia)
This award was established to mark the contribution of Austin Doyle, Past-President of the ISH and Founding Chairman of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. Awarded to a graduate who is within 5 years of postgraduate qualification. The recipient will be judged to have given the best original presentation relevant to clinical medicine at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meeting.
Distinguished Membership Award (s)
Awarded to members who have given outstanding service to the ISH and have made unusually distinguished contributions to experimental and clinical research in hypertension.
Honorary Membership Award (s)
Individuals who have not been Regular Members of the Society but have made extraordinary contributions to the Society, in providing long and continuous support of research or of the other activities of the Society, may be nominated to be Honorary Members.
ISH New Investigator Oral Presentation Awards
Established in 2012 to encourage New Investigators and recognize excellence in scientific contribution at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meetings. Awarded to New Investigators judged from a group of finalists to have given the best oral presentations.
ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Awards
Established in 2012 to encourage New Investigators and recognize excellence in scientific contribution at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meetings. Awarded to New Investigators judged from a group of finalists to have given the best poster presentations.
ISH awards will be offered at the meeting based on abstract submissions and nominations from members. Full details will be available shortly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions in this regard.