Call for Nominations for the 2023 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 Vascular 2023, where the recipient will be invited to participate in a session as a part of the Vascular 2023. Vascular 2023 is a world-class event that incorporates separate concurrent annual conferences (congresses/meetings) from the seven host organizations under one roof.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of their 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 CIHR-ICRH, CCS, and attendees of Vascular 2023.

The award includes a $5,000 honorarium and reimbursement of eligible expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend Vascular 2023 and participate in in a session as a part of Canadian Cardiovascular Congress at Vascular 2023.

Please complete the attached nomination form [ PDF (155 KB) ] and submit it by e-mail at by 4:00 pm MT on May 15, 2023.

CIHR and CSS recognize the diversity within health research. We encourage nominations for outstanding scientists who are women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), members of visible minority groups (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and others who contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please note that only one nomination for an individual is permitted and multiple nominations for an individual will not be accepted. Scientists who have received a CIHR-ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.

Nominations for candidates not selected may be carried forward for consideration for up to three (3) consecutive years from the original nomination year, and the nominator may be contacted to update the nomination package.

Please consider the CIHR-ICRH Strategic Priorities (Preparing Future Capacity, Accelerating Knowledge Through Collaboration, Catalyzing Impact Through Knowledge Mobilization) and Foundational Themes (Strengthening Indigenous Health Research, Enhancing Equity, Diversity and inclusion in Health Research) when reflecting the nominees impacts against the below evaluation criteria. For more information, please view the CIHR-ICRH Strategic Plan 2022–2025.

Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee's research in cardiovascular sciences both in Canada and internationally; extent to which the nominee has contributed significantly to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences both in Canada and internationally (e.g., important/key research results or findings) over the last ten years;
  2. Relevance/application/impact of nominee's research to clinical outcomes, new IP, or other important breakthroughs in the field of cardiovascular sciences;
  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 early career scientists and other highly qualified personnel in Canada and internationally.
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