Call for Nominations for the 2021 CIHR-ICRH/CCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) have established an annual Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences both in Canada and internationally. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2021 Virtual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), where the recipient will be invited to participate in a session as a part of the CCC. The CCC is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of his/her research in Canada and who has contributed to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences. The individual may have conducted work in any one of a number of cardiovascular disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems and Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. The nominated candidate’s research should also be in a field of interest to the CCS and attendees of the CCC.

The award includes a $5,000 honorarium and coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the CCC and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to congress attendees.

Please complete the nomination form and submit it to Dr. Helen Coe by e-mail at by 4:00 pm MST on May 7, 2021.

Please note that you are entitled to submit only one nomination form per Distinguished Lecturer Award competition. Scientists who have received an ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.

Nominations for highly competitive candidates not selected will be carried forward for consideration up to three (3) consecutive years from the original nomination year.

Note: Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee’s research on and advancement of cardiovascular sciences both in Canada and internationally (e.g. tool or a guideline) over the last ten years;
  2. Relevance/application/impact of the nominee’s research to a clinical setting (i.e. “research to practice to policy”);
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the nominee in the field of cardiovascular sciences in Canada and internationally; and
  4. Impact of the nominee’s mentorship and training environment on the development of young scientists and other highly qualified personnel in Canada and internationally.
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