Young investigators

Representing the future of Paediatric research

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) would like to congratulate this year's winners of the Young Investigator Awards, the Cure & Care Awards and the Bengt Robertson Award at the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2018) Congress in Paris:

  • ESPR Young Investigator Awards 2018

    1st place: Dr. Anne Smits, Belgium

    Disease condition affects affects amikacin pharmacokinetics and dosing in children.

    Price: EUR 1000, complimentary participation in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting 2019 or 2020 (including accomodation and travel expenses), sponsored by the ESPR.

    2nd place: Neidin Bussmann, Ireland

    Right ventricular and pulmonary vascular coupling is influenced by left ventricular diastolic function in premature infants.

    Price: EUR 1000, complimentary participation in the joint European Neonatal Societies Congress (jENS 2019) in Maastrich, the Netherlands, or the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2020) Congress in Barcelona, Spain (including accomodation and travel expenses), sponsored by the ESPR.

  • Cure & Care Award 2018 sponsored by Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies

    Mikael Finder, Sweden

    Outcome at two years in children following mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

    Price: EUR 1000

    Edward Andrews, UK

    3D scanning as minimally invasive measuring technique for neonatal anthropometry.

    Price: EUR 1000

    Christoph Schwarz, Germany

    Effects of closed-loop automatic oxygen control on stability of regional cerebral oxygentation in preterm infants: secondary outcomes of a randomised controlled trial.

    Price: EUR 1000

    The Cure & Care Award is sponsored by Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies.

  • Bengt Robertson Award 2018 sponsored by Chiesi

    Dr. Chiara Autilio, Spain

    Pulmonary surfactant function and surfactant protein SP-A content in neonates with severe meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS).

    The Bengt Robertson Award is sponsored by Chiesi.

The ESPR is proud of the achievements of these bright, young minds and we are certain they will provide further, significant contributions in the field of Paediatric reserach to improve the lives of infants, children and adolescends.

Young investigators represent the future of Paediatric research and the ESPR offers many benefits to its junior members. These include dedicated grants, special membership rates, a mentoring programme and the possibility to come up with own initiatives.

Contact the ESPR secretariat at office@espr.eu if you would like to find out more about opportunities for young investigators within the ESPR.

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