ESICM’S 2019 Research Awards
The ESICM Research and Industry Awards offer “something for everyone”, from junior to more experienced researchers, and from basic to clinical research.
Jan De Waele, Chair of the ESICM Research Committee, outlines the new process and different categories of awards.
The ESICM Research Awards Jury meeting took place in the ESICM Brussels office on Friday June 28th, 2019. The winners are announced below.
320,000 euro is available for eligible research projects in 2019!
A range of research awards funded by ESICM is on offer to enable qualified investigators to carry out specific basic and clinical research projects – from young specialists to more established investigators. As well as the ESICM Awards Programme Overview, industry-supported research awards will be offered by Baxter, GE Healthcare and Epimed Solutions.
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.
The selection process is organised in three stages:
- Pre-selection: the Jury (comprising members of the ESICM Research Committee and potentially external experts) selects projects based on feasibility (budget, timeline), methodology, research design and statistical plans presented in a short outline proposal (template) . The deadline to submit the short online application is: March, 25th 2019 at midnight
- Pre-selected candidates are invited to complete the full application from mid-April. Candidates have 3 weeks to complete (online) the application form (template)
- Review: pre-selected projects are reviewed by external experts, each proposal is reviewed by 2-4 reviewers
- Jury selection: the Jury selects awardees according to the reviewers’ marking, comments and discussion between jury members
- Results are announced during the Summer.
Applications can come from anyone who is a member of the Society.
The 2019 ESICM & Industry-supported Awards process is completed and all the winners have been informed.
The 2019 Award ceremony will take place during LIVES 2019 in Berlin on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 and is open to all.
Watch the 2018 Award Ceremony here.
See 2018 Award Winners here
Find LIVES 2018 Abstracts Awards Winners here
See 2017 Award Winners here
Available Research Awards
NEW!!! Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award
Those pre-selected for Basic Research Award will have the opportunity to compete independently for Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award for Experimental Research. The Jury will be considering those projects that are competing for the 2019 Basic Research Awards.
The Professor Burkhard Lachmann Award allocates a grant amounting to 5,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM.
2019 Awardee: Mellado Artigas Ricard “Ventilation with high or low FiO2 in ARDS: an experimental study”
ESICM Family Partnership Award
The project should cover families’ needs and expectations, care providers & patient interactions, long-term outcomes in ICU survivors. The plan should be conducted within a 12-month work period in a European country. We encourage N&AHP members to apply.
The Family Partnership Award allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM.
2019 Awardee: Rowan Kathryn “Development of an ICU family satisfaction audit”
ESICM Global ICU Award
The Global ICU Award aims at projects conducted in a Low & Middle Income Country. The projects should have an educational element focusing on improving patient care. Eligible Low & Middle Income Countries are based on the 2017 low and middle income countries list compiled by the World Bank and approved by the WHO.
The Global ICU Award allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€, which is fully funded by ESICM.
2019 Awardee: Cotrau Petru “Strategies to maximize patient families’ satisfaction by improving communication skills of critical care nurses.”
ESICM Established Investigator Award
The Established Investigator Award supports the research activities of a senior physician/scientist active in clinical or basic research. It supports a research project conducted in Europe. 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.
2019 Awardee: Oldner Anders “Opioid use after Intensive Care treatment – OPIC”
ESICM Young Investigator Award
The ESICM Young Investigator Award supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of the applicant. It supports a research project conducted in Europe by an investigator under the age of 40 at the time of the application. 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.
2019 Awardee: Schaller Stefan “Metabolomics Pilot study on postoperative Intensive Care Acquired Muscle Weakness (MIRACLE-I Study)”
NEXT Start-Up Grant
The NEXT Start-Up Grant supports the professional development of talented newly board-certified intensivists who already have 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 are also required at time of application. A progress report should be submitted by the researcher to the Society after one year. Dissemination of results through ESICM events and journals, within three years following grant allocation, is 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 two years. This grant is fully funded by ESICM.
2019 Awardee: Pillay Janesh “Towards mitochondrial pO2 measurement to guide resuscitation in septic shock”
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.
*Annoni Filippo “Effect of hypertonic sodium lactate on brain and cardiac damage-related biomarkers after cardiac arrest.”
*Hall Anna “Active Vitamin D supplementation in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (Active VitDAKI)”
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.
*Fanelli Vito “New corrective molecules for the treatment of cardiac alterations in septic shock: towards an innovative inotropic drug.”
*Behem Christoph “Contrast-enhanced-ultra-sound-(CEUS)-based early-microcirculation-targeted-therapy in experimental sepsis – a non-invasive translational approach to improve outcome (CEUS-EMTTS)”
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 to 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.
2019 Awardee: Lakbar Inès Ader “Antibiotic de-escalation effect on bacterial resistance”
Industry Research Awards
GE-ESICM Point Of Care (POC) Challenge Awards
- Up to 4 projects will be awarded 15,000 Euros per project
- Support loan of 4 devices (equipment) corresponding to a value of 50,000 Euros for the research awardees
- The 2019 GE-ESICM POC Challenge Awards will focus on projects related to the improved diagnosis and treatment of patients with Sepsis
- Proposals can come from all over the world and need to apply the following: innovative applications of ultrasound imaging in the care of patients identified with Sepsis
*Ferro Baldassare “Left atrial speckle strain analysis in septic patients “L.A.S.S.” “
*Valenzuela Espinoza Emilio Daniel “Global assessment of cardiac function in septic shock patients: effect of Norepinephrine on cardiac performance.”
*Hutchings Sam “Effect of macro and microcirculatory changes in the renal and systemic circulations on the development of septic acute kidney injury – The MICROSHOCK RENAL study.”
*Blandino Ortiz Aaron “Prognostic role of right ventricular dysfunction assessed by speckle tracking and strain rate echocardiography.”
Epimed Solutions ESICM Award
Proposals for the Epimed Solutions ESICM Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Award 2019 must focus on at least one of the 4 topics listed below:
1) Quality improvement projects,
2) Use of quality indicators,
3) Predictive models for outcomes assessment or
4) Use of big data in patient safety for ICU patients.
Submitted studies can be prospective or retrospective, but not part of an ongoing or already complete yet unpublished study.
The Epimed Solutions ESICM Award on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety allocates a grant amounting to 15,000€.
Awardee: Cremer Olaf “Development of a dynamic prediction algorithm for early detection of ICU-Acquired Infections”
Baxter ESICM Research Award
To qualify for the Baxter ESICM Research 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 Research Award allocates a grant amounting to 20,000€.
Awardee: Dépret François “Albumin and prognosis in severely burn patients a prospective observational study: AlbuBurn1”
LIVES 2019 Abstract Awards
FIVE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2020 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 1,000
ONE ISF WINNER WILL BE AWARDED FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2020 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 500
Awardees shall be honoured during the Award Winners Session held prior to the Hot Topics Session at LIVES 2019 in Berlin
N&AHP Best Abstracts
TWO ESICM N&AHP AWARDS FREE REGISTRATIONS TO ESICM LIVES 2020
ONE ESICM N&AHP AWARD FREE REGISTRATION TO ESICM LIVES 2020 & REIMBURSEMENT OF UP TO EUR 1,000
N&AHP abstract award winners will be honoured at the N&AHP Abstract Awards & Networking session at LIVES 2019.