Career Development Lecture

One of the highlights of the yearly meeting is the Career Development Lecture. The Artery Executive Committee gives the floor to up to three junior post-doctoral researchers to give a 15 minute presentation based on an abstract submitted to the annual conference. Candidates will have completed their PhD within the past seven years, have a substantial publication track record and pursue to continue their (academic) career in the field. Young Investigators may be from outside the EU, provided that they have conducted a significant part of their research in an EU country.

In addition to submitting an abstract for the conference, selected candidates will later be required to produce an extended paper/review of their presentation for publication in Artery Research, the society’s Journal. Papers should be between 2,000 – 3,000 words, with a maximum of three figures or tables and no more than 40 references.

The winner of the Artery Career Development Lecture is awarded €500 and the winner’s name is engraved in a perpetual silver platter.

The selection of the Career Development Lecturer by the Artery Executive Committee is final.

Candidates are typically nominated by their current and/or past research supervisors, but self-nominations are welcome.  Required documents for application are: the abstract of the work to be presented, a letter of motivation and a CV; a support letter from a senior researcher in the field is recommended.

Researchers not selected in previous editions may apply as long as they still comply to the aforementioned criteria.

Deadline to apply: 24 July 2018

Click here to apply


Previous winners include:

ARTERY17 – Pisa, 2017 Dr Bart Spronck (USA)
“Stiff vessels approached in a flexible way: Advancing quantification and interpretation of arterial stiffness”


ARTERY16 – Copenhagen, 2016 Dr Thomas van Sloten (Maastricht)
“Vascular dysfunction: at the heart of cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms”


ARTERY15 – Krakow, 2015 Dr Rosa Maria Bruno (Pisa)
“Vascular adaptation to extreme conditions”


ARTERY14 – Maastricht, 2014 Abigail Swillens
“A multiphysics computer modelling framework in support of the quest for reliable and robust local arterial stiffness assessment”


ARTERY13 – London, 2013 Dr Alban Redheuil (Paris)
“Cardiovascular aging: insights from MR Imaging”


ARTERY12 – Vienna, 2012 Dr Ernst Rietszchel (Ghent)
“Getting a grip on arterial stiffness: the Asklepios Study”


ARTERY11 – Paris, 2011 Dr Kaisa Maki-Petaja (Cambridge)
“Inflammation and large arteries”


ARTERY10 – Verona, 2010 Dr Francis Verbeke (Ghent)
“Arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in dialysis patients”


ARTERY9 – Cambridge, 2009 Miss Nathalie Mercier (Nancy)
“Role of semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase in the arterial wall”


ARTERY8 – Ghent, 2008 Dr James Sharman (Queensland)
“New insights into cardiovascular risk from the exercise central waveform”


ARTERY7 – Prague, 2007 Dr Justin Davies (London)
“Importance of the aortic reservoir in determining the shape of the arterial pressure waveform – the forgotten lessons of Frank”


ARTERY6 – Athens, 2006 Dr Azra Mahmud (Dublin)
“Reducing arterial stiffness and wave reflection – quest for the holy grail?”