Early Career and Trainees Clinical Case Dilemmas Best Presentation Award

About the Award:

This award recognizes excellence by early career and trainees from top abstracts submitted in the Early Career Clinical Case Reports category.

ISHLT offers a session each year at the Annual Meeting entitled, Early Career and Trainees Clinical Case Dilemmas: The Best of the Best. Cases are submitted during abstract submission by early career and trainees, and the top abstracts from this category are selected for oral presentation in the session. Expert senior clinicians are invited to discuss the intricacies of these cases and share clinical pearls. At the conclusion of the session, the best case presentation is selected by a panel of judges. The award recipient will receive complimentary registration to the next year's ISHLT Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidate must be in the early stage of their career (formal professional training completed six or fewer years ago) or in training.
  • Candidate must be a current ISHLT member or working under a current ISHLT member.
  • Candidate must be first author and presenter.
  • Candidate must not have previously won the award.
First authors who meet all eligibility criteria during abstract submission are automatically considered for the award.

Current Recipient:

Hyeon-Ju Ali Rossa Brugha, BMBCh, PhD
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, UK
Presentation: Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Therapy for Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease in an Adolescent Following Lung Transplantation

Past Recipients:

2022  Hyeon-Ju Ali, MD
Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Valvular Heart Disease with Angiotensin-Receptor Neprilysin Inhibitor

2021  Daniel Beauchamp, MD
"Metastatic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Masquerading as Acute on Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Requiring ECMO"

2019  Hari P. Tunuguntla, MD, MPH
"Stop the Leak! Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Pediatric VAD Patient"

2018  Tiffany K. Roberts, PhD
"Third Party HLA Antibody as a Surrogate Marker for Treatment of Non-HLA AMR"

2017  Robert Gottlieb, MD, PhD
"Donor-derived transmission of hepatitis C in a hepatitis C-naïve heart transplant recipient treated with a pan-genotypic agent with 12-week sustained virologic response: viral kinetics and implications for expanded donor availability"

2016  Yasufumi Goda, MD
"Bilateral Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation Using Right to Left Inverted Lobar Transplantation and Sparing Native Right Upper Lobe in a Patient with Undersized Donor Lungs"

2015  Ankit Bharat, MD
"Autoantibodies Against Lung Tissue Can Cause Hyper Acute as Well as Acute Antibody Mediated Rejection Following Lung Transplantation"

2014  Lauren Sacha
"Carfilzomib for Refractory Antibody Mediated Rejection and Allosensitization in Heart Transplantation"

2013  Mustafa Ahmed, MD
"Rapid Respiratory Failure after Heart Transplant"

2012  Erin Albers, MD
"Ventricular Dysfunction after Pediatric Heart Transplant: It’s Not Always Rejection!"

2011  Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
"Managing the Threat of Donor-Transmitted Amoebic Encephalitis in a Heart Transplant Recipient"