ISC Awards and Lectures

Updated:Jul 14,2014

International Stroke Conference 2015 - Sessions February 11-13
 

ISC Awards and Lectures

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

Nominations for ISC 2015 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 Friday, August 1, 2014. Please note that you must be a FAHA to be eligible for these awards.

Abstract-based Awards at ISC 2015

Applications for the abstract-based ISC awards will occur during the abstract submission process, May 21 – August 12, 2014. 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 by 5:00 pm Central Time on December 1 for the spring review cycle and by 5:00 pm Central Time on June 1 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 Junior Investigator Travel Grants
ISC Abstract-Based Awards
Thomas Willis Lecture   
William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke   
David G. Sherman Lecture   


Thomas Willis Lecture
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Thomas Willis Lecture. 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 Friday, August 1, 2014. 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:
Tracie Mathis
Tracie.mathis@heart.org
214.706.1536


William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the 2015 William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke. 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 Friday, August 1, 2014. 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:
Tracie Mathis
Tracie.mathis@heart.org
214.706.1536


David G Sherman Lecture
ISC staff are now accepting nominations for the 2015 David G. Sherman Award. This award was established in February 2010 in honor of Dr. David G. Sherman, MD, 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 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 Friday, August 1, 2014. 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:
Tracie Mathis
Tracie.mathis@heart.org
214.706.1536

Past Feinberg, Willis and Sherman Award recipients


Abstract-Based Awards at ISC 2015 - Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, August 12, 11:59 pm CDT
Note: There will be no extension to the abstract submission deadline.

ISC Junior Investigator Travel Grants!
The International Stroke Conference 2015 Travel Awards for Junior Investigators 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 2015, present research in oral or poster format, and engage in discussion with senior 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 2015.
  • 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 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 2015 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 2015.
  • 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
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 2015 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 2015.
  • 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
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 2015 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 2015.
  • 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 2015! Stroke Rehabilitation Award
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. This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research and/or clinical work in the field of stroke rehabilitation and 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 2015 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 2015.
  • 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.