Conference Awards

Young Investigator Awards
The following Young Investigator Awards will be given based on the quality of the original manuscripts.
  • The John A. Waldhausen, MD Young Investigator Award
  • The William S. Pierce, MD Young Investigator Award
  • The Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Young Investigator Award
  • The Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù Young Investigator Award
In order to apply for a Young Investigator Award, the candidate must be less than 40 years of age, must have completed his/her training, and must be employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, or Instructor, or at a level no greater than Assistant Professor in an institution.

The following guidelines must be adhered to for consideration for a Young Investigator Award.

STEP 1: The candidate must submit an abstract for consideration (abstract deadline is June 1, 2017) and request that the committee consider the abstract for a Young Investigator Award.
STEP 2: Members of the Scientific Committee will decide if the quality of the abstract is adequate for consideration. On or before June 15, 2017, the candidate will receive official notification via e-mail regarding the abstract.
STEP 3: The candidate must submit the following by August 1, 2017 to be considered as an award finalist:
  • A full manuscript
  • CV
  • Letter from the Chair of the Department stating the candidate’s position
  • Copies of related articles the candidate published previously
All original manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in Artificial Organs. Please refer to the Artificial Organs author guidelines.
STEP 4: Members of the Scientific Committee will choose the awardees. Award winners will be announced during the conference.

Awardees will receive a plaque and $500 (USD).

Resident Awards In order to apply for a Resident Award, the candidate must be currently enrolled in a Residency Program in an institution.

The following guidelines must be adhered to for consideration for a Resident Award.

STEP 1: The candidate must submit an abstract for consideration (abstract deadline is June 1, 2017) and request that the committee consider the abstract for a Young Investigator Award.
STEP 2: Members of the Scientific Committee will decide if the quality of the abstract is adequate for consideration. On or before June 15, 2017, the candidate will receive official notification via e-mail regarding the abstract.
STEP 3: The candidate must submit the following by August 1, 2017 to be considered as an award finalist:
  • A full manuscript
  • CV
  • Letter from the Chair of the Department stating the candidate’s position
  • Copies of related articles the candidate published previously
All original manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in Artificial Organs.
Please refer to the Artificial Organs author guidelines.

STEP 4: Members of the Scientific Committee will choose the awardees. Award winners will be announced during the conference.

Awardees will receive a plaque and $500 (USD).

Biomedical Engineering Awards In order to apply for a Biomedical Engineering Award, the candidate must be currently enrolled in a Bioengineering Department as an undergraduate/graduate student or in an entry-level position within a company.

The following guidelines must be adhered to for consideration for a Biomedical Engineering Award.

STEP 1: The candidate must submit an abstract for consideration (abstract deadline is June 1, 2017) and request that the committee consider the abstract for a Young Investigator Award.
STEP 2: Members of the Scientific Committee will decide if the quality of the abstract is adequate for consideration. On or before June 15, 2017, the candidate will receive official notification via e-mail regarding the abstract.
STEP 3: The candidate must submit the following by August 1, 2017 to be considered as an award finalist:
  • A full manuscript
  • CV
  • Letter from the Chair of the Department stating the candidate’s position
  • Copies of related articles the candidate published previously
All original manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in Artificial Organs. Please refer to the Artificial Organs author guidelines.

STEP 4: Members of the Scientific Committee will choose the awardees. Award winners will be announced during the conference.
Awardees will receive a plaque and $500 (USD).