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ESICM organises a comprehensive annual awards programme to recognise researchers and promote cutting-edge research related to intensive care medicine.

More than 300,000 euro to be awarded in 2017!

A range of research awards are funded by ESICM to enable qualified investigators to carry out specific basic and clinical research projects. This year, industry supported research awards will be offered by Dräger, Baxter and Nestlé.

These awards provide an impetus to research activities undertaken by ESICM members and grant the distinguished applicants peer recognition and greater exposure. Please note that only ESICM members are invited to submit an application.

Once again this year there are numerous awards on offer for researchers – from young specialists to more established investigators: ESICM Awards Programme Overview

The submission platform for the 2017 awards has now closed. The 2018 awards platform will be open in Feb 2018.

ESICM Research Awards –  2017

ESICM Research & Industry Awards 2017 winners received their awards at LIVES in Vienna during the Hot Topics session on September 27th, 2017.

 

ESICM Established Investigator Award

The Established Investigator Award supports the research activities of a senior physician/scientist active in clinical or basic research. The specific intent is to provide support for investigators who have already established their independent research programme in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine, and who can demonstrate a commitment to facilitate research training of young colleagues. The research proposal may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.

The Established Investigator Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is also fully funded by ESICM.

LIVES 2017 Winner

SONNEVILLE Romain
EURopean study on Encephalitis in intensive CAre – the EURECA study

ESICM Trials Group Award 

The ESICM Trials Group Award was designed to support novel research originating from ESICM’s active scientific sections. Proposals for the Trials Group Award are nominated by each section – with a maximum of three projects per section. Members with high quality research proposals are encouraged to contact the chair and/or deputy chair of the relevant scientific section. Please note that large-scale interventional trials will be favoured.

Download the application form here and send it to your section chair or deputy chair. For section contact information visit our webpages.

The ESICM Trials Group Award allocates a grant amounting to 50 000€. This grant is fully funded by ESICM.

For any further questions regarding this award, please contact research@esicm.org

LIVES 2017 Winner

SIS Section –  PI: Massimo GIRARDIS (Italy)
ICU-Conservative O2: Conservative vs conventional oxygen administration in critically ill patients. (Randomised)

ESICM Young Investigator Award

The ESICM Young Investigator Award supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of the applicant. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented physicians/scientists that have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. Research proposals may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.

The Young Investigator Award allocates a grant amounting to 20 000€, which is fully funded by ESICM.

Only ESICM members aged 40 years or younger are invited to submit applications.

LIVES 2017 Winner

SCHELLONGOWSKI Peter
Characteristics and outcomes of cancer patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome potentially fulfilling inclusion criteria for veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a multicentre prospective descriptive analysis “The YELENNA Study”

NEXT Start-Up Grant

The NEXT Start-Up Grant supports the professional development of talented newly board-certified intensivists who have already a background in research and are willing to develop independent research programmes. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented researchers/scientists who have the potential to become established independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. Board-certified Intensive Care Physicians within 5-years from consultancy who can demonstrate a solid background in research (e.g. PhD, MD, publications list/reference) are invited to apply. Applicants must demonstrate institutional support to facilitate research activities and professional development.

Research programme proposals may rely on approaches ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science. Timetable and milestones definition are required. Research programme timetable specification including milestones and objectives at time of application. 1-year assessment through ESICM validated evaluation tools and approval of 2nd year grant allocation. Dissemination of results through ESICM events and journals up to 3-years after grant allocation required. There will also be long term follow-up of professional development as an established independent researcher.

The NEXT Start-Up Grant allocates a grant amounting to 25 000€ per year for up to 2 years. This grant is fully funded by ESICM.

LIVES 2017 Winner

PELLEGRINI Mariangela
Mechanisms of inflammation in spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation. A PET-CT experimental study in a mild ARDS model.

ESICM Clinical Research Award

The Clinical Research Award supports a research project to be performed by an investigator in a clinical environment. Some aspects of the proposal may involve collaboration with research laboratories. However, applications that lack a clinical component will not be considered. Proposals may be based on approaches ranging from physiology, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, to epidemiologic studies and evaluation of practices.

The Clinical Research Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€ which is fully funded by ESICM. The prize will be offered to two winners.

LIVES 2017 Winners

MISTRALETTI Giovanni
Early and late pulmonary elastance during ARDS

FLAATTEN Hans
Impact on care-givers of very old ICU-survivors, trajectories and 6 months’ outcome in the very old

ESICM Basic Science Award

The Basic Science Award supports a research project to be performed by an investigator in a research laboratory. Approaches may vary topically from basic cellular and molecular physiology, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics to animal physiology and translational science.

The Basic Science Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is also fully funded by ESICM. The prize will be offered to two winners.

LIVES 2017 Winners

PONS Stéphanie
Immunomodulatory effects of antibiotics during septic shock: the endothelial cell’s role

ALBY-LAURENT Fanny
Mapping of epigenetic changes associated with sepsis-induced immunosuppression

ESICM Levi-Montalcini Biomedical Sciences Award

In order to foster progression of women in academic careers, this prize supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of a female applicant. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented female physicians/scientists who have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. The research proposal may focus on approaches in topics ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.

The Levi-Montalcini Biomedical Sciences Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€, which is also fully funded by ESICM.

LIVES 2017 Winner

VAN DEN BROM Charissa
Translational studies to therapeutically target microvascular leakage to restore microcirculatory perfusion and prevent acute kidney injury following haemorrhagic shock

ESICM LIFE-PRIORITY Research Grant

ESICM’s Foundation LIFE-PRIORITY Fund focuses its commitment on the promotion of humanistic values and patient centered care. Two dedicated research grants further support these values and the development of research activities targeted on patients and families needs and expectations, caregivers & patient interaction, ICU survivors, and/or communication in the ICU.

The LIFE-PRIORITY Research Grant allocates a grant amounting to 15 000€ to two winners. These grants are fully funded by ESICM.

Applications for these grants closed on February 6th, 2017.


LIVES 2017 Winner

Dr Louise Rose (London)
«Patient and Family Centered Performance Measures Focused on Actionable Processes of Care for Persistent or Chronic critical Illness »

Dr Monika Kerckhoffs (Utrecht)
«Development of a Decision Aid to support the Decision-Making process for continuing, limiting or forgoing life-sustaining therapy in the Intensive Care Unit »

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Industry Research Awards

For Advanced Treatment of Acute Respiratory Failure

To qualify for the Bernhard Dräger Award your research must be focused on developing new knowledge related to advanced non-invasive respiratory monitoring and its application to the field of respiratory support. Proposals are to be centred on the evaluation, use or development of concepts, technologies or devices likely to improve the guidance of respiratory support for critically-ill patients in intensive care and emergency medicine.

The proposed research project has to have intrinsic importance, but could also contain a component for permitting the applicant to learn the methodology, theory, and conceptualisations necessary for developing into an outstanding independent researcher.

The Bernhard Dräger Award allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€.
Call for Proposals

LIVES 2017 Winner


GRIECO Domenico Luca

Prone positioning during high flow oxygen therapy in patients with de novo acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a pilot feasibility trial. The Optiprone study

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for Practice Improvement in ICU Nutrition

To qualify for the Nestlé Award your research must be focused on developing new knowledge related to nutrition in intensive care units and its applications. Proposals are to be centred on the evaluation, use or development of concepts, technologies or devices likely to improve the guidance of nutrition for critically ill patients in intensive care and emergency medicine.

The proposed research project has to have intrinsic importance, but could also contain a component for permitting the applicant to learn the methodology, theory, and conceptualisations necessary for developing into an outstanding independent researcher.

The Nestlé Award allocated a grant amounting to 20,000€.

LIVES 2017 Winner


LAMAS Tomas

Feasibility and safety of adult critical ill nutrition based on ventilator-derived VCO2 and new nutrition-EEVCO2 closed-loop system: Proof of concept

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ESICM Fluid Management Award

To qualify for the Baxter – ESICM Fluid Management Award, your research must focus on intravenous fluids (excluding nutrition), used in resuscitation, replacement of fluid losses or maintenance. Proposed research can be experimental, i.e. in vitro or in animals only if the hypothesis is pioneering, or clinical (i.e. in patients).

Proposals should be clearly defined in a protocol. Submitted studies can be prospective or retrospective but not part of an on going or already complete yet unpublished study.

The Baxter – ESICM Fluid Management Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€.
Call for Proposals

LIVES 2017 Winner


BENNETT Victoria

The impact of different rates of administration of a fluid challenge on the proportion of responders and non responders in the post-operative patient

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LIVES 2017 Abstract Award Winners

Best Abstracts

FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2018 & REIMBURSEMENT UP TO EUR 1,000

The Effects Of Normal Saline Versus Balanced Crystalloid Solution As A Resuscitation Fluid On Acute Kidney Injury In Shock Patients: A Randomised Opened Label Controlled Trial

RANISTHA RATANARAT, Thailand


A prospective international observational oneday prevalence study on prone positioning in ARDS. The APRONET study

CLAUDE GUÉRIN, France


ICU survivors have a substantial higher risk of developing chronic conditions compared to a population based control group.

ILSE VAN BEUSEKOM, Netherlands


Effect of protocol-based physiotherapy and muscle activating measures on muscle synthesis and degradation balance in Intensive Care Unit acquired Weakness.

JULIUS GRUNOW, Germany


Delirium prediction in the intensive care unit:
Head to head comparison of two delirium
prediction models.

ANNELIES WASSENAAR, Netherlands

 

Awardees will be honoured and 5,000 euro will be awarded to one of the five best abstracts during the Award Winners Session held on Wednesday 27 September 2017 between 14:10-14:40 prior to the Hot Topics Session.

N&AHP Best Abstracts

ESICM N&AHP AWARD FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2018

A sense of agency: an ethnographic exploration of being awake during mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit

EVA LAERKNER, Denmark


ESICM N&AHP AWARD FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2018 & REIMBURSEMENT UP TO EUR 1,000

Nursing evaluation of comfort in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure patients with high flow nasal cannula

ALESSANDRO GALAZZI, Italy


ESICM N&AHP AWARD FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2018

Evaluating Risk Factors that may predict pulmonary complications in patients with chest wall trauma

TAMMY LEA, United Kingdom

 

N&AHP abstract award winners will be honoured at the N&AHP Abstract Awards & Networking session on Tuesday September 26th, 2017 16:45 – 18:15 in room Paris.