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.

Applications have now closed. Applicants will be contacted directly.


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?”