Progress Report YIAC

Call for Abstracts

44th Progress Report Meeting

Young Investigators Award Competition (YIAC)
April 11, 2018, Helsinki

Organized at the Spring Meeting of the Finnish Cardiac Society on April 11-13, 2018, Hilton Hotel Kalastajatorppa, Helsinki

Read the Abstract submission instructions before submitting (https://www.fincardio.fi/tutkimus/progress-report-yiac/abstract-submission-instructions/)

On-line services https://ilmo.contio.fi/sksabstract/abstract.aspx are open from December 7h to February 18th.

Dead-line for abstract submission: February 18, 2018

The Progress Report Meeting - Young Investigators Award Competition (YIAC) is one of the major activities of the Finnish Cardiac Society (FCS). The annual competition is open for those Finnish investigators and foreign investigators working in Finland, who have not had their dissertation/doctoral thesis at the time of the competition and/or have not won the competition earlier on. The investigators can submit multiple abstracts, but only one abstract per presenter can be chosen to compete at the YIAC. Acceptance/rejection information will be sent at least 4 weeks before the meeting. All abstracts accepted to the competition will be published in Sydänääni (the membership journal of the FCS).

The abstracts submitted to the Progress Report Meeting must be original scientific research. The competition is open for all unpublished studies and for those research reports which have been published in a peer-reviewed journal after the previous Progress Report Meeting. If the paper has been published in electrical or printed form the presenter must provide written documentation that the publisher has given permission to publish the abstract in Sydänääni. In addition, the presenter of the abstract must have had a major contribution to the study, i.e., he/she have to be either the first or second author of the paper and fulfill also the above criteria.

There are two categories in the competition: clinical and basic science. The category must be identified during abstract submission. The abstracts must be submitted using the on-line service by the deadline. The abstracts are blind-reviewed and graded based on their scientific merit and originality. Ten best graded abstracts will be presented orally in English (10+5 minutes) at the YIAC. The winner of each YIAC category will be rewarded with a travel grant of 2300 €. However, depending on the number and quality of the abstracts, the organizers reserve the right to combine the categories. If the categories are (to be) combined, either two firsts or a first and a second prize will be awarded upon the decision of the jury. Winners will be announced at the FCS Annual Meeting Dinner on April 12, 2018.

The presenters of the YIAC have a free admission to the Spring meeting on April 11-13, and their travel and accommodation costs are covered by the organizers.

Abstracts can only be submitted by on-line services.

Please note that submission of an abstract to a national/regional meeting like the Progress Report Meeting, does not prohibit submission of the same abstract to the major international cardiology congress and vice versa.

Contact information

Finnish Cardiac Society, e-mail: fcs(at)fincardio.fi or phone +358 (0)10 548 1001.


Progress Report YIAC kilpailua tukee sopimuspohjaisella koulutusapurahalla Boehringer Ingelheim Finland Ky.

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Missä kilpailun aiemmat voittajat ovat nyt? Katso historiikki.

History of the Progress Report Meetings

Progress Report Meeting is organized by Finnish Cardiac Society to present opportunity for young investigators to report results of their studies. An important point is also training in presenting scientific papers to criticism of senior colleagues.

Boehringer Ingelheim has supported organizing the meeting from the beginning, 1975 by helping in practical matters and presenting grants to the best of speakers.

Winners of the Boehringer Ingelheim grants

From year 2007 onwards the competition has had two categories instead of 1st and 2nd prize.

Year

1st Prize

2nd Prize

1975

Erkki Pesonen

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1976

Heikki Karppanen

Markku S. Nieminen

1977

Matti Halinen

Ulla Korhonen

1978

Ilkka Torstila

Markku S. Nieminen

1979

Olli Meretoja

Aila Rissanen

1980

Jorma Viikari

Jouko Jalonen

1981

Markku Kupari

Irma Koivula

1982

Heikki Huikuri

Markku Kupari

1983

Seppo Hietakorpi

Kari Niemelä

1984

Markku Laakso

Heikki Huikuri

1985

Jukka Räisänen

Kari Niemelä

1986

Pekka Koskinen

Juha Mustonen

1987

Kimmo Mattila

Silja Majahalme

1988

Heikki Tikkanen

Paula Rämö

1989

Hannu Näveri

Keijo Peuhkurinen

1990

Markku Mäkijärvi

Juhani Valkama

1991

Eero Mervaala

Paavo Uusimaa

1992

Eero Mervaala

Anne Remes

1993

Juha Hartikainen

Helena Kovanen

1994

Kai Kiilavuori

Juha Perkiömäki

1995

Sirkku Pikkujämsä

Pasi Tavi

1996

Jorma Kokkonen

Timo Mäkikallio

1997

Pekka Raatikainen

Marja Laitinen

1998

Marja Laitinen

Antti Ylitalo, 3rd Prize Timo Mäkikallio

1999

Mika Laine

Timo Mäkikallio

2000

Saila Vikman

Antti Kivelä

2001

Jari Tapanainen

Pertti Jääskeläinen

2002

Tuomas Rissanen

Markku Pentikäinen

2003

Juhani Junttila

Markus Leskinen

2004

Jere Paavola

Tuomas Rissanen

2005

Mikko Mäyränpää

Satu Helske

2006

Olli Tenhunen

Johan Lassus

Year

Basic Science category

Clinical Research category

2007

Satu Helske

Ville Kytö

2008

Mirella Hietaniemi

Minna Kylmälä

2009

Johanna Lähteenvuo o.s. Markkanen

Annukka Marjamaa

2010

1st Prize Jani Tikkanen
2nd Prize Riina Kandolin

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2011

Markku Lähteenvuo

Aapo Aro

2012

 

1st Prize Kirsi Kujala
2nd Prize Maija Bry

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2013

Suvi Syväranta

Toni Grönberg

2014

1st Prize Leena Kaikkonen
2nd Prize Heli Tolppanen

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2015

1st Prize Aissa Bah
1st Prize Markus Räsänen

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2016

1st Prize Heli Tolppanen
1st Prize Kaj Ekström

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2017

Tarja Alakoski

Samuli Jaakkola