ISC Awards and Lectures

Updated:Jun 25,2015

International Stroke Conference 2016, Feb. 16-19, 2016

ISC Awards and Lectures

The International Stroke Conference is pleased to offer awards for investigators in stroke-related research including Junior Investigator Travel Grants. Selected awardees will present and be acknowledged at the International Stroke Conference.

Nominations for ISC 2016 Awards
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the named ISC awards. The deadline to submit nominations for the Feinberg, Sherman and Willis Awards is Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Please note that you must be a FAHA to be eligible for these awards.

Abstract-based Awards at ISC 2016
Applications for the abstract-based ISC awards will occur during the abstract submission process, May 20 – August 11, 2015, 11:59 pm CDT. Please note that there will be no abstract submission deadline extension.

FAHA Application Submission and Deadlines
The Stroke Council considers applications for AHA Fellowship during the spring and fall of each year.Applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System (link opens in new window) by:

  • December 1, 5:00 p.m. CT for the spring review cycle and
  • June 1, 5:00 p.m. CT for the fall review cycle.

Applications cannot be successfully submitted after the deadline. Newly elected Fellows will be acknowledged at the Annual Business Meeting held during the International Stroke Conference. Please note: newly ;elected FAHAs will be required to subscribe to the print Stroke journal in order to activate their FAHA status.

ISC ABSTRACT-BASED AWARDS

NOMINATION AWARDS

COUNCIL AWARDS FOR ISC
Please note that in addition to submitting an abstract, you also must apply for the two Council awards below via the Council Awards Application System (link opens in new window). For questions about the two Council awards below, please contact council.awards@heart.org


ISC Abstract-Based Awards

ISC 2015 Award Recipients

Past Feinberg, Willis and Sherman Award recipients (PDF)

 

Thomas Willis Lecture
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Thomas Willis Lecture (PDF). This award was established in honor of Thomas Willis, a prominent physician credited with providing the first detailed description of the brain stem, the cerebellum and the ventricles, with extensive hypotheses about the functions of these brain parts. The Thomas Willis Lecture recipient presents a lecture on stroke each year at the International Stroke Conference (ISC). The award recognizes contributions to the investigation and management of stroke – basic science. Specific criteria and information to assist you is below.


Thomas Willis Lecture Award Information

The candidate must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Current Fellow of the Stroke Council at the time of nomination
  • Actively engaged in and has made significant contributions to basic science research (animal/cell models) in stroke
  • Active in Stroke Council programs
  • Nominated by a Member of the Stroke Council
  • Nominee cannot previously have been the recipient of any of the following awards: Feinberg Award, Willis Award or David Sherman Award
Past Feinberg, Willis and Sherman Awardees


Nominee cannot previously have been the recipient of any of the following awards: Feinberg Award, Willis Award or David Sherman Award.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one email to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847



William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the 2016 William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke (PDF). The Feinberg recipient presents a lecture on stroke each year at the International Stroke Conference (ISC). The award recognizes ongoing contributions to the investigation and management of stroke – clinical science. Specific criteria and information to assist you is below.

William E. Feinberg Award Information

The nominee must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Current Fellow of the Stroke Council at the time of nomination
  • Actively engaged in ongoing research in clinical stroke (patient-based)
  • Made significant contributions to clinical research in stroke (including epidemiology, prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment or other aspects of stroke)
  • Active in Stroke Council programs
  • Nominated by a Member of the Stroke Council
  • Nominee cannot previously have been the recipient of any of the following awards: Feinberg Award, Willis Award or David Sherman Award.
Past Feinberg, Willis and Sherman Awardees


Nominee cannot previously have been the recipient of any of the following awards: Feinberg Award, Willis Award or David Sherman Award.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one e-mail to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847


David G Sherman Lecture
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the 2016 David G. Sherman Award (PDF). This award was established in February 2010 in honor of Dr. David G. Sherman, MD, FAHA, a prominent stroke physician and an internationally recognized leader and researcher in stroke prevention and treatment. This award supports the history and continuity between the first generation of stroke neuroscientists who attended the early years of the International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation and the future of the ever-increasing new generation of stroke neurologists who attend the International Stroke Conference. The award recognizes lifetime contributions to investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the stroke field. Specific criteria and information to assist you is below.

David G. Sherman Lecture Award Information

The nominee must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Current Fellow of the Stroke Council at the time of nomination
  • Candidate must be a senior investigator who has made outstanding contributions in the stroke field in their lifetime (basic or clinical)
  • Mentorship of students, residents, fellows and junior faculty are important
  • Community service to promote stroke prevention and acute stroke treatment will also be considered
  • Active in Stroke Council programs
  • Nominated by a member of the Stroke Council
  • Previous recipients of the Feinberg or Willis Awards will be considered for the Sherman only in extreme circumstances when winning two awards in a career is clearly merited. Recipient cannot have won either the Feinberg Award or the Willis Award in the past seven years.
Past Feinberg, Willis and Sherman Awardees


Previous recipients of the Feinberg or Willis Awards will be considered for the Sherman Award only in extreme circumstances when winning two awards in a career is clearly merited. Recipient cannot have won either the Feinberg Award or the Willis Award in the past seven years.

Deadline: Nomination materials must be sent via e-mail no later than Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Nominations and/or support letters arriving after this date cannot be considered and hard copies of the materials will not be accepted.

Send all materials in one email to:
Mary Lu Spreier
mary.lu.spreier@heart.org
214.706.1847


Abstract-Based Awards at ISC 2016 - Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, August 11, 11:59 pm CDT
Note: There will be no extension to the abstract submission deadline.

ISC Junior Investigator Travel Grants
The International Stroke Conference 2016 Travel Awards for Junior Investigators (PDF) encourage and support the efforts of early career investigators in cerebrovascular disease research and encourage participation in the International Stroke Conference by providing travel funds to attend the International Stroke Conference 2016, present research in oral or poster format, and engage in discussion with senior investigators. We would like to thank the Stroke Council for their very generous support of the ISC Travel Awards for Junior Investigators.

ISC Junior Investigator Travel Grants

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Be a member of the American Heart Association (membership number required to complete award application).
  • Be working in any area of research concerned with cerebrovascular disease.
  • Be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student; OR a resident or fellow who is in training or who has completed training only within the last 3 years; OR a PhD/MD in the first 3 years after faculty appointment.
  • Be accepted for oral or poster presentation at ISC 2016.
  • Applicants may apply for a travel award multiple times with different abstracts provided that the applicant is the presenting author on each abstract. However, an applicant is eligible to receive only one travel award, even if multiple abstracts are accepted.
  • The applicant’s mentor must endorse the application in a supporting statement. The supporting statement from the mentor should describe:
         -   why this candidate should receive an ISC junior investigator award
        -    the applicant's role in designing, executing, and analyzing the research in the submitted abstract
  • Only one candidate per mentor will be given an award.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.


Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke
In recognition of Dr. Robert G. Siekert, founding chairman of the American Heart Association's International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, this award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue stroke-related research. To be eligible, you must be an AHA/ASA member and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference. Specific criteria and information to assist you is below.

Siekert Award Information

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • All applicants must be members of the AHA/ASA.
  • The candidate must have a doctoral degree.
  • The candidate must have completed postgraduate training and be within five years of first Assistant Professor appointment.
  • The candidate must submit an abstract for the International Stroke Conference 2016 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts.
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016.
  • Previous winners for this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first and presenting author.
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
  • Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Mordecai Y.T. Globus New Investigator Award (PDF)
This award recognizes Dr. Mordecai Y.T. Globus' major contributions to research in cerebrovascular disease and his outstanding contributions to the elucidation of the role of neurotransmitters in ischemia and trauma; the interactions among multiple neurotransmitters; mechanisms of hypothermic neuroprotection; and the role of oxygen radical mechanisms and nitric oxide in brain injury. To be eligible for this award, you must be an AHA/ASA member and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference. Specific criteria and information to assist you is below.

Mordecai Y.T. Globus Award Information

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • All applicants must be members of the AHA/ASA.
  • The candidate must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral trainee or fellow.
  • The candidate must submit an abstract for the International Stroke Conference 2016 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts.
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016.
  • Previous winners for this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first and presenting author.
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
  • Women and under-represented people are encouraged to apply.


Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award (PDF)
Introduced at the International Stroke Conference 2009, this award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research in the emergent phase of acute stroke treatment. This award is open to investigators at all levels provided they are an AHA/ASA member and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference in the Emergency Care/Systems category. Specific criteria and information to assist you is below.

Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award Information

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Researchers of any level are invited to apply; they must be an AHA/ASA member.
  • The research should be applicable to the emergency care of stroke including ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • The candidate must submit an abstract in the Emergency Care/Systems category for the International Stroke Conference 2016 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts.
  • Highest scoring abstract in the Emergency Medicine category who applies for the award wins.
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016.
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first/presenting author.
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
  • Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Stroke Rehabilitation Award (PDF) Rehabilitation after stroke is an essential part of stroke recovery and helps to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to stroke survivors. Introduced at the International Stroke Conference 2015, this award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research and/or clinical work in the field of stroke rehabilitation and to submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference.

Stroke Rehabilitation Award

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Researchers of any level are invited to apply; they must be an AHA/ASA member.
  • The research should be applicable to the rehabilitation of patients with stroke.
  • The candidate must submit an abstract in either the Basic and Preclinical Neuroscience of Stroke Recovery category or the Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery category for the International Stroke Conference 2016 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts.
  • The Stroke Rehabilitation Award will be given to the applicant with the highest scoring abstract in either the Basic and Preclinical Neuroscience of Stroke Recovery or Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery category.
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016.
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first/presenting author.
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
  • Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


NEW FOR ISC 2016! Stroke Basic Science Award
Stroke basic science research is an essential element of improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue basic science research in the field of cerebrovascular disease and to submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference. The research must be considered basic or translational science, and it must be laboratory-based.

Stroke Basic Science Award Information

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award: 

  • Researchers of any level are invited to apply; they must be an AHA/ASA member. 
  • The research must be considered basic or translational science and it must be laboratory-based. 
  • The candidate must submit an abstract for the International Stroke Conference 2016 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts. 
  • The Stroke Basic Science Award will be given to the applicant with the highest scoring abstract describing original basic science research. 
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016. 
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years. 
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first/presenting author. 
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award. 
  • Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


NEW FOR ISC 2016! Vascular Cognitive Impairment Award (PDF)
Understanding and preventing cognitive impairment due to cerebrovascular disease is one of the highest priorities for patients and a key step to improving brain health. This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research or clinical work in the field of vascular cognitive impairment and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference. The research must be submitted in the Vascular Cognitive Impairment category to be eligible for the award.

NOTE: For ISC 2016 only, all abstracts submitted in the Vascular Cognitive Impairment category will be automatically eligible for this award. You do not need to apply for the award on the abstract submission site.

Vascular Cognitive Impairment Award Information

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award:

  • Researchers and clinicians of any level are invited to apply; they must be AHA/ASA members.
  • The research should be applicable to vascular cognitive impairment.
  • The candidate must submit an abstract in the Vascular Cognitive Impairment category for the International Stroke Conference 2016 in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting AHA abstracts.
  • The award will be given to the applicant with the highest scoring abstract in the Vascular Cognitive Impairment category.
  • An individual may apply for only one award to be presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016.
  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Only one abstract per candidate will be considered. The applicant should be the first/presenting author.
  • There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
  • Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


ISC 2015 Award Recipients

Stroke Rehabilitation Award (PDF)
Wuwei Feng, MD, MS

 

Dose Response Relationship in Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Stroke Motor Recovery Studies
Presentation # 7, Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery Oral Abstracts I 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8:12 AM – 8:24 AM, Room 205

Thomas Willis Lecture Award (PDF)
Michael Chopp, PhD, FAHA

Enhancing Neuroplasticity As A Primary Treatment For Stroke 
Plenary Session I
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM, Hall B

Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award (PDF)
Kimon Bekelis, MD

Access To Primary Stroke Centers For Older Adults And Implications For Travel Times, and Mortality
Presentation # 51, Emergency Care/Systems Oral Abstracts I
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 1:42 PM – 1:54 PM, Room 207

William M Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke Award (PDF)
Lewis B. Morgenstern, MD, FAHA

Stroke Disparities: A Call to Action
Plenary Session II
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:33 AM - 10:55 AM, Hall B

Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke (PDF)
Seth A. Hays, PhD

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Enhances Neuroplasticity and Forelimb Recovery after Stroke in Aged Rats 
Presentation # 162, Basic and Preclinical Neuroscience of Stroke Recovery Oral Abstracts
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:30 PM – 1:42 PM, Room 205

Mordecai Y.T. Globus New Investigator Award (PDF)
Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD

Cerebral Microbleeds in 1278 Lacunar Stroke Patients: The Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) Trial
Presentation # 213, Preventive Strategies Oral Abstracts
Friday, February 13, 2015, 9:09 AM – 9:21 AM, Davidson Ballroom C

David G Sherman Lecture Award (PDF)
Graeme J. Hankey, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FRACP, FAHA

Toward Evidence-based Stroke Treatment and Prevention
Plenary Session III
Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:33 AM – 11:53 AM, Hall B